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- DANILO Gallinari is in hot water after injuring his thumb during an exhibition game repping Italy. The thumb injury isn’t the issue it’s the fact that he injured his thumb by punching another player, however, Gallinari is expected to be healthy for training camp with his new team the L.A. Clippers.
- AFTER just one season on the Buffalo Bills roster former Buckeye Cardale Jones has been dealt to the now Los Angeles Chargers. It’s a great get for LA, who potentially have their QB of the future once Rivers calls time.
- SPEAKING of calling time we are getting into AFL retirement season as the heroes of yesteryear boy out. Sam Mitchell joined this growing list of retirees with Luke Hodge, Matthew Priddis, Scott Thompson and earlier this week Nick Riewoldt all bowing out.
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- THE sixth triple double in WNBA history was recorded last week at it came from perhaps the greatest female basketballer of all-time. Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks accomplished the feat by putting up 11 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists.
- ONE of the biggest cards in UFC history didn’t fail to deliver on Saturday night. Cris Cyborg and Tyron Woodley took home the women’s featherweight and men’s welterweight title belts, but easily the fight of the night was between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. Jones did his reputation the world of good by besting the former champ in the 3rd round reducing Cormier to tears.
- ROB Ninkovich (New England Patriots), Branden Albert (Miami Dolphins) and Ryan Clady (Denver Broncos) have announced that they are all going to retire from NFL football. The trio combines for 6x Pro Bowl appearances and three SuperBowl wins.
- EARLIER in the week footage was released of Neymar blowing up at his Barcelona teammates followed by LaLiga announcing they won’t accept the €220m payment from PSG to trigger Neymar’s release clause in his contract. Well, today reports surfaced that Neymar left training after half an hour of saying goodbye to his teammates with his departure seemingly imminent.
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- WITH the MLB trade deadline over now a few contenders went all in on their World Series chances and there were plenty of head scratching moves that raised eyebrows. For a full recap of the winners and losers check out the SBF feature here.
- ODELL Beckham has told reporters that not only does he want to become the highest paid receiver in the league, but he wants to be the highest paid player full stop. As he continues to seek an extension Xavier Rhodes (6yrs/$78mil) of the Vikings and Kam Chancellor (3yrs/$36mil) of the Seahawks are two of the lucky ones to extend their current contracts.
- AS the Kyrie Irving hysteria continues the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Derrick Rose to a vet minimum deal for one year. Personally, I don’t see the purpose in the move, but if Kyrie does leave it gives them an option at point guard.
- AN elbow injury will cut Novak Djokovic’s 2017 season short. The same injury forced the now world No. 5 to withdraw from Wimbledon earlier this year.
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- THE NBA and NBL have announced that they will play a handful of games against each other this preseason. The Sydney Kings, Melbourne United and Brisbane Bullets will make the journey to the US to take on the Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns respectively in early October.
- DENVER Broncos linebacker Shane Ray will be forced to miss a period of time after he suffered a wrist injury during day one of training camp. The torn ligament will sideline him for roughly 6-8 weeks and he will be sorely missed in the Broncos defensive unit.
- BROWNLOW betting was sent into flux when Patrick Dangerfield tackled Matthew Kreuzer in their win over Carlton on the weekend. The tackle concussed Kreuzer who was unable to take any further part in the match and concurrently the AFL handed Dangerfield a one-week suspension making him ineligible for the league’s fairest and best award.