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Fisher: We'll take long-term view on Gurley
Todd Gurley | STL
(August 4, 2015 8:48 PM EDT)
Todd Gurley (ACL) has remained limited to individual-drill and walkthrough reps, and coach Jeff Fisher made it clear Tuesday that Rams are taking a "long-term" approach to Gurley's recovery.
"This is going to be a process," Fisher emphasized. "It’s not going to be a day to day thing. We are looking at this long term process right now. By that when I say long term, I’m talking about let’s just go week to week and go through the preseason and we’ll see where we are when the season starts." Fisher was noncommittal on whether Gurley will play in the preseason. Fisher described Gurley as "a ways away" in terms of full availability.
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Colts discuss using Vontae to shadow WR1s
Vontae Davis | IND
(August 4, 2015 8:24 PM EDT)
Colts coach Chuck Pagano hinted he is open to using Vontae Davis to shadow opposing No. 1 receivers this season.
Davis has strictly played RCB through two years in Pagano's defense, emerging as arguably a top-three NFL corner behind Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis. "We’ve got to be able to do whatever we want to do with him," Pagano said. "If that means putting him on somebody’s best wide receiver instead of just playing one side of the (field), then maybe that’s the next progression. We’ll see." This is something to keep in mind for DFS purposes.
Indy Sports Central


Carrasco throws 9 shutout innings on one hit
Carlos Carrasco | CLE
(August 5, 2015 1:43 AM EDT)
Carlos Carrasco was spectacular on Tuesday, tossing nine shutout innings and allowing only one hit, but was left with a no-decision as the Indians needed 12 innings to topple the Angels.
Carrasco has been hot-and-cold throughout the year, but he was very much on point on Tuesday. David Murphy got the only hit off the right-hander with a single to lead off the fifth. The right-hander walked one and struck out seven, lowering his ERA to 3.76 with a 1.09 WHIP and a 147/28 K/BB ratio over 136 1/3 innings. Carrasco will look for similar results his next time out, a home start against the Yankees.
Urshela's 12th-inning HR breaks scoreless tie
Giovanny Urshela | CLE
(August 5, 2015 1:40 AM EDT)
Giovanny Urshela smacked a two-run home run in the 12th inning to break a scoreless tie, allowing the Indians to beat the Angels on Tuesday.
Urshela finished 3-for-5 with a double on the night. The Indians were able to pound out 10 hits and draw three walks, but couldn't capitalize until the 12th. It was a welcome night for Urshela, as he had been held hitless since the fifth inning on July 30. He's batting .247/.283/.367 with four home runs and 12 RBI.


Report: Dante Exum diagnosed w/ torn ACL
Dante Exum | UTA
(August 4, 2015 10:20 PM EDT)
Utah-based sports broadcaster Tim Montemayor reports that Dante Exum was diagnosed with a torn ACL in Slovenia, and "the Jazz will confirm that diagnosis ASAP."
Initial reports suggested that the Jazz "feared" Exum had torn his ACL and we should stress that Exum's official diagnosis won't be known until further tests are performed on Wednesday. The 20-year-old suffered the non-contact injury while playing in an exhibition for Australia. He's almost certain to miss the FIBA Oceania championship in mid-August but his status for training camp and opening night won't be known until Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.
Tim Montemayor on Twitter
Jazz fear Dante Exum suffered a torn ACL
Dante Exum | UTA
(August 4, 2015 6:42 PM EDT)
The Jazz are concerned that Dante Exum may have suffered a torn ACL in his left knee while playing for Australia on Tuesday.
To be completely clear, there has been no diagnosis yet, but they do have a reason to be concerned due to the fact that it was a non-contact knee injury. There is no reason to speculate until we know more, and Exum is currently on his way back to Utah in order to be re-evaluated. If doctors determine that Exum has to miss time, Trey Burke will benefit the most.
Jody Genessy on Twitter


Brandon Sutter signs 5-year, $21.875M deal
Brandon Sutter | VAN
(August 4, 2015 6:52 PM EDT)
Brandon Sutter has inked a 5-year, $21.875 million deal with the Vancouver Canucks.
Sutter was acquired from Pittsburgh along with a 2016 third rounder in exchange for Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick last week. His $4.375 million cap hit in 2016-17 is certainly pricey for a player who has reached the 40-point mark once in his career. Sutter is projected to be the Canucks' second-line center this season.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
NHL agrees to partnership deal with MLBAM
Gary Bettman | CLG
(August 4, 2015 5:27 PM EDT)
The NHL has reached a six-year digital media rights partnership deal with Major League Baseball Advanced Media.
MLBAM will run GameCenter Live, Centre Ice, the NHL Network, and the individual team websites. "As the market leader, MLBAM is uniquely qualified to assist us in giving hockey fans a richer, more immersive experience with the game," said Commissioner Gary Bettman. "MLBAM is also the right partner because they have the expertise to help us deliver new and exciting products to our fans, who crave compelling digital content. We couldn't have North America better covered than with the power of NBC, Rogers, TVA and MLBAM – an incredible convergence of technical, creative and production talent that is great news for our fans."


Kirk circles The Barclays for hopeful return
Chris Kirk | PGA
(August 3, 2015 10:08 PM EDT)
Chris Kirk acknowledged on Twitter tonight that he's eyeing The Barclays on Aug. 27-30 to return to competition.
The 30-year-old hasn't competed since the U.S. Open due to a broken hand. He's currently 26th in the FedExCup standings, so he could probably sit out the first two events in the Playoffs and still advance if absolutely necessary. There is an off-week two weeks after The Barclays.
Chris Kirk on Twitter
Former PGA TOUR members among Barracuda OQs
Tom Johnson | PGA
(August 3, 2015 6:49 PM EDT)
With an 8-under-par 32-32=64 at Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno, Nevada, in today's open qualifier for the Barracuda Championship, Tom Johnson earned medalist honors and a berth into the tournament proper.
The former PGA TOUR member opened with an eagle-3 at the first hole and birdie-3 at the second. He'd add six birdies to hide a lone bogey. Since losing his card following his rookie season of 2007, Johnson's only other TOUR appearance occurred at this year's Sony Open where he also four-spotted. He then placed T51 at Waialae. Ben Geyer and Chris Gilman shared runner-up honors today. Geyer traded eight birdies with one bogey for a 7-under 32-33=65. Gilman converted seven birdies and signed for a bogey-free, 7-under 33-32=65. Both will be making their TOUR debuts this week. The final exemption went to former TOUR member Wil Collins, who carded a bogey-free, 6-under 32-34=66 with six birdies, and then survived a three-way playoff. The field at Montrêux Golf and Country Club is now complete at 132.
PGA -- Northern California Section


Enfinger retains ARCA top rank after Pocono
Grant Enfinger | A23
(August 4, 2015 8:56 PM EDT)
Grant Enfinger (No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet) finished second in Saturday's ARCA Racing Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.
He started second in the lineup for the ModSpace ARCA 125. He completed all laps of the 50-lap event. Enfinger continues as the points leader in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series Championship standings. He leads Tom Hessert, who finished 25th in the race, by 185 points.
Reddick takes points lead at Pocono Raceway
Tyler Reddick | 819
(August 4, 2015 7:43 PM EDT)
Tyler Reddick (No. 19 Draw Tite Ford F-150) finished second in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA..
He started sixth in the lineup for the Pocono Mountains 150. He led one lap of the 69-lap event. Reddick took over the lead in the 2015 NCWTS championship standings. He leads former leader Matt Crafton (who was credited with a 28th place DNF after falling out on lap 13 due to an accident) by 11 points.