Soccer is alive and well in the United States

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It’s often said that Americans only care about soccer if the US national team is playing, but my visit to Indianapolis with my dad to see the Indy Eleven proved otherwise.

San Francisco Giants sign Braves castoff Dan Uggla

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Dan Uggla didn’t have to wait long to get a new job after the Atlanta Braves released him on Friday. The 34-year-old veteran signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants on Monday and the team assigned him to Triple-A Fresno.

The Greek Freak blows up? A hypothetical NBA midseason tournament

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This week NBA Commissioner Adam Silver floated the idea of a mid-season single-elimination NBA Tournament.

What is not to like about that idea?

2014 Milwaukee Brewers: Top 10 Wins of the First Half

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The first half of the 2014 season has been quite eventful for the Milwaukee Brewers, as they’ve done everything from scoring three runs on a wild pitch to literally hitting the cover off of a baseball. Through it all, they’ve been one of the biggest surprises in the MLB, boasting a 53-43 record and a one-game lead in the NL Central entering the All-Star break.

MLB Rumors: Seattle in talks to acquire David Price, Ben Zobrist

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The biggest name on this year’s baseball trade market is Tampa Bay Rays lefty David Price. No one knows where the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner will wind up but on Thursday we got a clue as to who was interested.

Brady Aiken advisor criticizes Houston Astros, MLB

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San Diego prep lefty Brady Aiken made history when the Houston Astros made him the first high school pitcher taken with the No. 1 pick in the MLB Draft since 1991. It was a huge day for the 17-year-old who had become the consensus top player in the 2014 MLB Draft class. But now with time running out for him to sign a contract with the Astros, issues are popping up in the negotiations.

“The Battered Bastards of Baseball” is a film every baseball fan should watch

When the Portland Mavericks would sweep a series, the team would often take a lap across the stadium with brooms in their hands.

Every summer a group of my high school friends and I get together on the days where most of us are free from work and play a game or two of baseball at a nearby public baseball park. Most of use have played baseball, organized or not, ever since we were five or six and were strong enough to swing a bat.

When and how should Brett Favre’s number be retired?

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Talking about Brett Favre in July is now a tradition, evolving from actually playing to whether his No. 4 should be retired by the Green Bay Packers.

Use Facts, not Emotion, on Yasiel Puig

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Question: Which NL All-Star starter is hitting .253 with just one home run and only 11 RBIs since June 1, seeing his average fall 40 points during that time? He’s also no longer in the MLB Top 10 in any offensive category.

Dominoes Falling After LeBron James Makes Decision

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In case you’ve been under a rock so far today, LeBron James announced he is heading back home to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers. As soon as that news broke, all the major free agency dominoes began to fall. What follows is a quick roundup of what we know so far.

Video: Highlights from Germany’s beat down of Brazil with no defense makes a lot more sense

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We have all been ranting about Germany’s epic 7-1 beat down of Brazil in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup. Personally I’ve been scrambling for an explanation for the past two days for why the host country fell apart in such epic fashion. But I may have figured out real reason.

NFL teams split more than $6 billion in revenue last season

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Anyone worried how all the bad press the NFL has gotten for its treatment of former players and worries about concussions would impact the league’s bottom line can stop worrying. It’s doing just fine.

‘Every Street United’ Features Sick Soccer Skill From Around the Globe

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Content Sponsored by AT&T Here are my two favorite elements of the World Cup: The entire globe comes together for one sporting event The incredible skill of the world’s best soccer players is on the display So how about if we combine the two into one fun feature? The XBOX show Every Street United does […]

Chicago White Sox, Carlos Rondon agree to huge deal

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The Chicago White Sox may have gotten a steal when they snagged N.C. State lefty Carlos Rondon with the third pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. Now, the Sox can officially see what the 21-year-old starting pitcher can do, as they have reportedly agreed to a $6.45 million deal.

Report: LeBron James is done meeting with teams

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As the speculation over LeBron James’ possible future home continues to swirl and different reporters handicap the race for his services, the most interesting report of all surfaced Wednesday night.