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       === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Tuesday, July 22 ===
 
 
                  === Yankees pick up Headley from Padres ===
 
 Bronx,  NY (SportsNetwork.com)  - The  New  York Yankees  have acquired  third
 baseman  Chase  Headley from  the San  Diego Padres  in exchange for infielder
 Yangervis Solarte and pitcher Rafael De Paula.
 
 The Yankees also received cash considerations in the deal.
 
 Headley  is batting just  .229 with seven homers and 32 runs batted in over 77
 games  this season. He  was considered one of the Padres' top players just two
 years ago when he clubbed 31 homers, drove in 115 runs and batted .286.
 
 However,  the 30-year-old Colorado native saw his production drop dramatically
 last  year with only  13 homers and 50 RBI while batting .250 in 141 games. He
 has 87 homers and 401 RBI with a .266 average over eight big league seasons.
 
 Solarte  won a job with the Yankees during spring training and had a hot start
 to  the season that  made him the everyday third baseman for much of the first
 two months.
 
 However,  he  struggled for most of  June and was  sent to the minors in early
 July before a quick recall because of injuries. He was batting .299 on June 8,
 but  is currently hitting .254 with six homers and 31 RBI in 75 games. The 27-
 year-old native of Venezuela had 26 runs batted in through May.
 
 De  Paula,  a 23-year-old right-hander, is  6-5 with a 4.15 earned run average
 and 104 strikeouts in 89 innings over 20 games for Single-A Tampa.
 
 It's  the second big  trade for the Padres in a week. They dealt closer Huston
 Street to the Angels last Friday.
 
 The  Yankees  have also  now  made  a pair  of  moves  this month,  previously
 acquiring  pitcher Brandon  McCarthy from  Arizona to  help an  injury-plagued
 rotation.
 
 
                   === Rockies SS Tulowitzki heads to DL ===
 
 Denver,    CO   (SportsNetwork.com)    -   The    Colorado   Rockies    placed
 All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
 
 The move, which is retroactive to July 20, is due to a left hip flexor strain.
 
 Prior  to  this setback, the  29-year-old infielder was hitting a major-league
 best .340 while collecting 21 home runs, 18 doubles, 52 RBI and 71 runs scored
 in 91 games.
 
 To  fill the  roster  spot, the  Rockies recalled  pitcher  Yohan Flande  from
 Triple-A Colorado Springs to start Tuesday's contest against Washington.
 
 Flande went 0-2 with a 7.36 earned run average in three starts between June 25
 and July 6.
 
 
                    === Dodgers' Beckett returns to start ===
 
 Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers activated pitcher
 Josh  Beckett  from the 15-day  disabled list  to start against the Pittsburgh
 Pirates on Tuesday.
 
 Beckett, who last pitched on July 6 and landed on the DL because of a left hip
 impingement, will return to counter Pirates right-hander Vance Worley.
 
 The  34-year-old has compiled a 6-5 record with a 2.26 ERA over 17 starts this
 season, including a no-hitter against Philadelphia on May 25.
 
 The  Dodgers  optioned pitcher Paco  Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque to make
 room for Beckett.
 
 Rodriguez made 12 relief appearances for Los Angeles this season.
 
 
                      === Oakland's Reddick activated ===
 
 Oakland,  CA  (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics activated outfielder
 Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
 
 Reddick had been sidelined since June 29 with a right knee strain.
 
 He is batting .229 with four home runs and 24 RBI over 54 games this season.
 
 To make room on the roster, the A's optioned infielder Andy Parrino to Triple-
 A Sacramento.
 
 
                        === Cubs activate Bonifacio ===
 
 Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs activated utilityman Emilio
 Bonifacio from the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-handed pitcher Kyle
 Hendricks from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
 
 To  make  room on the roster,  the Cubs designated infielder Darwin Barney for
 assignment and optioned left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup to Triple-A.
 
 Hendricks will be the starting pitcher and Bonifacio will be available for the
 Cubs'  series  opener against  the San  Diego Padres  Tuesday night at Wrigley
 Field.
 
 Bonifacio  returns to  the Cubs after being  on the disabled list with a right
 oblique  strain  since June 13. He  is batting .261  with 16 RBI and 13 stolen
 bases in 61 games this season.
 
 Hendricks  joins the Cubs for the second time this season after making his big
 league  debut  July 10  at  Cincinnati,  when he  recorded  a  no decision  in
 Chicago's 6-4 win.
 
 The  right-hander allowed  four  runs on  five  hits and  three  walks in  six
 innings, striking out seven.
 
 Barney batted just .230 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 72 games for the Cubs
 this  season, while  Rosscup had  no record  and a  7.50 ERA  in seven  relief
 appearances.
 
 
                === Indians recall Salazar for Tuesday start ===
 
 Minneapolis,   MN  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Prior  to  Tuesday's  contest,  the
 Cleveland  Indians  recalled pitcher  Danny Salazar  from Triple-A Columbus to
 take the hill against the Minnesota Twins.
 
 Salazar  started  last October's  American League  Wild Card  Game as a rookie
 for  the Cleveland Indians, but was demoted in mid-May after struggling on the
 mound.
 
 Salazar  threw  98 pitches  in just  four innings  and allowed  a pair of solo
 homers  in  a May 15 loss at Toronto,  which dropped him  to 1-4. The talented
 right-hander  produced  a 5.53  earned run average  through eight starts, with
 opponents  hitting .301 against him. He failed to last beyond the fifth inning
 in five of those assignments.
 
 Regarded  as one  of the  Indians' top  pitching prospects  entering the  2013
 campaign,  Salazar  earned the starting  nod in last  year's Wild Card Game by
 striking  out 65 over 52 innings and posting a 3.12 ERA in 10 starts following
 a midseason promotion to the majors.
 
 To  make room on  the roster, the Tribe optioned pitcher C.C. Lee to Columbus.
 Lee has not registered a decision this season, allowing six earned runs and 15
 hits over 12 2/3 innings across 15 appearances for Cleveland.
 
 
                    === Rays shelve Peralta due to virus ===
 
 St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com) -  An illness  that Tampa Bay Rays pitcher
 Joel  Peralta sustained  during  the  All-Star break  has  landed the  veteran
 reliever on the 15-day disabled list.
 
 The  Rays believe  that Peralta,  who did  not pitch  in the  Rays' three-game
 series  against  Minnesota this past weekend  while battling a fever and joint
 pain,  acquired the Chikungunya virus from a mosquito bite when he returned to
 his native Dominican Republic for the All-Star break.
 
 Peralta  is expected  to be healthy once  eligible to return from the DL, with
 Tampa Bay backdating the stint to July 13.
 
 The  durable right-hander owns  a 2-3 record with a 4.15 earned run average in
 43  appearances this season.  Peralta has pitched in at least 71 games in each
 of the previous three campaigns.
 
 Pitcher  Jeff  Beliveau was recalled  from Triple-A  Durham to fill the roster
 spot. The left-hander had a pair of scoreless one-inning outings with the Rays
 back in April.
 
 
                       === Reds place Ondrusek on DL ===
 
 Milwaukee,  WI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Reds placed relief pitcher
 Logan  Ondrusek on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday due to a strained right
 shoulder.
 
 Ondrusek,  a right-hander, has appeared in 29 games this season, posting a 3-2
 mark  with a 4.31  ERA. He's struck out 29 in 31 1/3 innings, yielding 36 hits
 and walking 13.
 
 The  Reds recalled  pitcher Curtis Partch from Triple-A Louisville to fill the
 vacated roster spot.
 
 
                      === Blue Jays bring up P Sanchez ===
 
 Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) -  The Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract
 of pitcher Aaron Sanchez from Triple-A Buffalo amidst a flurry of roster moves
 on Tuesday.
 
 Sanchez, who is the 18th ranked top prospect by MLB.com, has gone 0-3 in eight
 games (six starts) with a 4.19 earned run average this season for the Bisons.
 
 The  22-year-old was selected in the first round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft
 by the Blue Jays.
 
 Toronto  also selected  the contract  of  pitcher Esmil  Rogers from  Buffalo,
 recalled  shortstop  Ryan Goins,  optioned  outfielder  Darin Mastroianni  and
 catcher Erik Kratz and designated pitcher Brad Mills for assignment.
 
 Rogers  has appeared  in 16 games for  the Blue Jays this season, his sixth in
 the majors, with a 6.97 ERA. Goins has hit for a .150 batting average with one
 RBI and a home run in 24 games this year.
 
 Mastroianni  has homered and  driven in two runs across 21 games for the Twins
 and  Blue Jays this season, while Kratz has three home runs, 10 RBI and a .198
 batting average in 34 games.
 
 Mills,  who was claimed off waivers from Oakland, played just one game for the
 Blue Jays, where he gave up eight runs in two innings of work on Monday
 
 
                     === Rangers' Soto heads back to DL ===
 
 Bronx,  NY  (SportsNetwork.com) - Texas  Rangers catcher Geovany Soto has once
 again landed on the disabled list.
 
 Soto,  who  missed the  first half  of this season  recovering from right knee
 surgery,  sustained  a right  groin  strain  while  running the  bases  during
 Monday's  4-2 win over the New York Yankees and was subsequently placed on the
 15-day DL.
 
 The  Rangers  needed to make a  roster move anyway with pitcher Nick Martinez,
 scheduled to start Tuesday's game with New York, set to come off the DL.
 
 Soto  returned to the  lineup on July 18 but played in just three games before
 getting  hurt. The  veteran  backstop went  2-for-3 with  an  RBI in  Monday's
 contest and was 4-for-11 in limited action.
 
 Martinez  was sent to the DL with discomfort in his left side following a July
 1  start at  Baltimore, in which the  rookie was shelled for eight runs -- six
 earned -- and gave up three homers in five innings.
 
 The   23-year-old  enters  Tuesday's  matchup  having  dropped  five  straight
 decisions  since earning his only major league win at Detroit on May 24. In 16
 overall  appearances (11  starts) for Texas, Martinez has gone 1-6 with a 5.10
 ERA.
 
 
                        === D-backs send Ross to DL ===
 
 Phoenix,  AZ  (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Diamondbacks placed outfielder
 Cody  Ross  on the  15-day disabled  list prior to  Tuesday's game against the
 Detroit Tigers.
 
 Ross  is  dealing with a strained  left calf, an injury he initially sustained
 Saturday  against the  Chicago Cubs.  He did  make an  appearance in  Monday's
 series  opener with  the Tigers,  producing a  pinch-hit single  in the  ninth
 inning before being removed for a runner.
 
 This  will be the second DL stint for Ross this season, as he missed Arizona's
 first 18 games while recovering from offseason hip surgery.
 
 In  66  overall games in  2014, the 33-year-old is  batting .238 with two home
 runs and 11 RBI.
 
 Outfielder  Alfredo  Marte was recalled  from Triple-A Reno in a corresponding
 move.  The  25-year-old saw action  in 11 games  with the Diamondbacks back in
 May, going 5-for-22 with three RBI and 10 strikeouts.
 
 
              === Phillies place Mayberry on DL, recall Ruf ===
 
 Philadelphia,  PA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  The Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday
 placed  outfielder  John Mayberry  Jr. on  the 15-day  disabled list with left
 wrist  inflammation and  recalled outfielder  Darin Ruf  from Triple-A  Lehigh
 Valley.
 
 The  30-year-old  Mayberry has  hit an  anemic .213 with  six home runs, seven
 doubles and 21 RBI in just 63 games for the Phils this season.
 
 Ruf  hasn't  made an appearance  in the majors  since May 31, having collected
 just  one  hit in  10 at-bats during  a seven-game call-up  late in the second
 month of the campaign.
 
 
             === A's, Oakland agree to 10-year lease extension ===
 
 Oakland,  CA (SportsNetwork.com)  - The Athletics and the Oakland City Council
 announced  a  10-year lease  extension  agreement  that  could have  the  team
 continue to play its games at O.co Coliseum.
 
 The  final  hurdle will come  from the Alameda  County Board of Supervisors on
 July 29, but the deal should receive swift approval.
 
 "We  are pleased  to hear today that  the A's owners are agreeing to the terms
 the  City  Council approved last week  for a 10-year lease extension," Oakland
 mayor  Jean Quan  and City  Council president  Pat Kernighan  said in  a joint
 statement.  "We want  to thank  the team's  ownership, our  colleagues at  the
 County of Alameda, our negotiators and everyone at the City of Oakland who has
 worked tirelessly on our shared priority of keeping the A's here at home.
 
 "Once  the A's  ownership  and the  County  have approved  the  deal, we  look
 forward  to  moving on to talking  about the bigger goal: building a beautiful
 new ballpark for the team right here in Oakland."
 
 A's co-owner Lew Wolff reportedly accepted many changes in the lease agreement
 from  Oakland city  officials. The  lease agreement  reportedly requires  that
 Wolff have "good faith" discussions about building a new stadium in Oakland.
 
 The  Coliseum was built  in 1966 and is the only multi-purpose stadium left to
 serve  as a full-time home to both a Major League Baseball team and a National
 Football League team in the United States. The aging facility has had multiple
 sewage problems and electricity issues in the past year.
 
 The  A's,  who have won  four World Series  Championships during their time in
 Oakland  and are  vying for their third consecutive American League West title
 this  season,  will celebrate their 50th  anniversary of playing in Oakland in
 2018.
 
 
                === Dungy clarifies comments on Michael Sam ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Former NFL  head coach  and current television analyst
 Tony  Dungy tried  to clarify comments he made concerning St. Louis Rams draft
 pick Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the league.
 
 Dungy,  in  an interview with  the Tampa  Tribune published earlier this week,
 said he would not have drafted Sam. Criticism poured in after Dungy was quoted
 as  saying  he "wouldn't want  to deal with all  of it," meaning the potential
 media frenzy surrounding Sam.
 
 On   Tuesday,  in   a  statement  released  to  media  outlets  that  included
 ProFootballTalk.com, Dungy attempted to clear up any misconceptions.
 
 "I  was asked  whether I would have  drafted Michael Sam and I answered that I
 would  not have  drafted him," Dungy said  in the statement. "I gave my honest
 answer,  which is that I felt drafting him would bring much distraction to the
 team.  At  the time of  my interview, the Oprah  Winfrey reality show that was
 going to chronicle Michael's first season had been announced.
 
 "I was not asked whether or not Michael Sam deserves an opportunity to play in
 the NFL. He absolutely does.
 
 "I  was  not asked  whether his sexual  orientation should play  a part in the
 evaluation process. It should not.
 
 "I was not asked whether I would have a problem having Michael Sam on my team.
 I would not.
 
 "I  have  been asked  all of those  questions several times  in the last three
 months and have always answered them the same way -- by saying that playing in
 the NFL is, and should be, about merit.
 
 "The  best  players make the team,  and everyone should get the opportunity to
 prove  whether they're good  enough to play. That's my opinion as a coach. But
 those were not the questions I was asked.
 
 "What  I was asked  about was my philosophy of drafting, a philosophy that was
 developed over the years, which was to minimize distractions for my teams.
 
 "I  do  not believe Michael's sexual  orientation will be a distraction to his
 teammates or his organization.
 
 "I  do, however, believe that the media attention that comes with it will be a
 distraction.  Unfortunately  we are all  seeing this play  out now, and I feel
 badly that my remarks played a role in the distraction.
 
 "I  wish Michael Sam nothing but the best in his quest to become a star in the
 NFL  and I am  confident he will get the opportunity to show what he can do on
 the field.
 
 "My  sincere hope is that  we will be able to focus on his play and not on his
 sexual orientation."
 
 Sam,  a defensive  end from Missouri, was  selected by the Rams in the seventh
 round of the 2014 draft.
 
 
                    === Tyree joins Giants' front office ===
 
 East  Rutherford, NJ  (SportsNetwork.com) -  The New  York Giants  named David
 Tyree director of player development on Tuesday.
 
 Tyree,  a  former wide receiver  for the Giants,  replaces Charles Way, also a
 former  Giant player  who left the position earlier this offseason to head the
 NFL's player engagement department.
 
 "We  are pleased  to have David back in  the building as the new leader of our
 Player  Development Department,"  Giants general manager Jerry Reese said. "We
 interviewed  four outstanding candidates to replace Charles, but at the end of
 the day David was a perfect and natural fit."
 
 Tyree  is best known for making one of the most historic catches in Super Bowl
 history,  pinning a pass from quarterback Eli Manning on his helmet as he fell
 to  the ground in  Super Bowl XLII. The fourth-quarter catch went for 32 yards
 on  a 3rd-and-5 and led to the Giants' eventual game-winning touchdown against
 the New England Patriots.
 
 The 34-year-old Tyree first joined the Giants as a sixth-round draft choice in
 2003.  He played in 73 regular-season games and caught 54 passes for 650 yards
 and  four  touchdowns, earning  a Pro Bowl  nod in 2005  for his special teams
 efforts.
 
 
               === Chargers' Woodhead gets two-year extension ===
 
 San  Diego,  CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The  San Diego Chargers were able to get
 some  business out of  the way prior to their upcoming training camp, with the
 team agreeing to terms with running back Danny Woodhead on a two-year contract
 extension through the 2016 season.
 
 Woodhead,  whose 76  receptions in 2013 were the second-most by a running back
 in  the NFL last season, had one year remaining on the original deal he signed
 with San Diego in March of 2013.
 
 The  versatile  five-year pro put  together a  strong debut with the Chargers,
 recording a career-high 605 receiving yards and adding 429 yards on the ground
 on  106  carries. Woodhead  also scored a  personal-best eight touchdowns (six
 receiving, two rushing) and added 262 yards on 12 kick returns.
 
 "Danny  is an integral part of our offense," said Chargers general manager Tom
 Telesco.  "His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year.
 We  look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the
 future."
 
 Woodhead  spent  three seasons with New  England prior to joining the Chargers
 and  was a member  of the Patriots' 2011 AFC Championship team. He entered the
 NFL as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets in 2009.
 
 For his career, Woodhead has compiled 1,692 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on
 371 attempts and caught 176 passes for 1,674 yards with 10 scores.
 
 
                 === Chargers cut first-round bust English ===
 
 San  Diego,  CA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Larry English's disappointing five-year
 tenure  with the  San  Diego Chargers  has  come  to a  close,  with the  team
 releasing  the  former first-round  pick just  prior to  the start of training
 camp.
 
 The  Chargers  chose English, an  outside linebacker out of Northern Illinois,
 with  the 16th overall selection of the 2009 NFL Draft. The 2008 MAC Player of
 the  Year  failed to make  a significant impact  with the team, however, never
 recording more than three sacks in a season and starting just nine games.
 
 English  played in just nine games with five starts last season before landing
 on  injured reserve  with a biceps tear.  The 28-year-old had 18 tackles and 2
 1/2 sacks prior to being sidelined.
 
 The  Chargers released English to clear a roster spot for rookie center Khalil
 Wilkes, signed to a three-year contract on Tuesday.
 
 
                   === Broncos part ways with TE Dreessen ===
 
 Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos released tight end Joel
 Dreessen on Tuesday after he failed his pre-training camp physical.
 
 Dreessen  underwent a  third  surgery on  his troublesome  left  knee back  in
 February.  The  Colorado native was entering  the final season of a three-year
 contract he signed with the Broncos in 2012.
 
 The  31-year-old caught  a career-high 41 passes totaling 356 yards and scored
 five  touchdowns in  his first season in Denver, but had just seven receptions
 in  13  games last year as  Julius Thomas took over  as the team's No. 1 tight
 end.
 
 Dreessen  spent five  seasons with  the Houston  Texans prior  to joining  the
 Broncos  and  has played  in 120  career NFL games,  recording 158 catches for
 1,767 yards and 19 touchdowns.
 
 
                   === Jags WR Sanders facing suspension ===
 
 Jacksonville,  FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Ace
 Sanders announced Tuesday he is facing a four-game suspension from the NFL and
 would likely miss most of training camp.
 
 Speaking  to reporters via conference call, Sanders didn't say why he would be
 suspended, except to say it was "really personal" and that he would rather not
 get into the reasons behind it.
 
 The Florida Times-Union reports Sanders is facing his suspension for violating
 the league's substance abuse program.
 
 Sanders  was second on the team in receptions with 51 to account for 484 yards
 and  one touchdown last season. He was a fourth-round draft pick last year out
 of South Carolina.
 
 The team placed Sanders on the active/non-football injury/illness list.
 
 
                         === Falcons ink LB Angerer ===
 
 Flowery Branch, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Falcons signed linebacker
 Pat Angerer and wide receiver Jeremy Ebert on Tuesday.
 
 Angerer  played in  11 games  (nine starts)  for the  Indianapolis Colts  last
 season, recording 63 tackles, 0.5 sacks and an interception.
 
 The  27-year-old Iowa native spent all four of his NFL seasons with the Colts,
 totaling 327 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks, two interceptions and eight passes defensed
 in 54 games (39 starts).
 
 Ebert played in five games last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, catching
 three passes for 18 yards.
 
 
                        === Redskins sign TE Caussin ===
 
 Ashburn,  VA  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Washington Redskins have signed tight
 end Mike Caussin.
 
 Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
 
 Caussin  appeared  in five games for  the Buffalo Bills during the 2011 season
 and  has  five receptions for  41 yards. He  joined the Bills' organization in
 December  2010 and remained with the club in various roster roles before being
 released last week.
 
 The Redskins also waived long snapper Kyle Nelson.
 
 
              === Bulls reach deal with Brooks; sign McDermott ===
 
 Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Chicago Bulls have brought in another
 veteran  to their  backcourt mix, signing guard Aaron Brooks to an undisclosed
 contract on Tuesday.
 
 The team also inked forward Doug McDermott, Chicago's first-round selection in
 this year's draft.
 
 The  move to  get Brooks came one  day after the team announced the re-signing
 of guard Kirk Hinrich to a reported two-year deal.
 
 Brooks has averaged 11.1 points and 3.4 assists over six NBA seasons and split
 the  2013-14  campaign between  Houston and  Denver. In  72 overall games last
 season,  the  29-year-old averaged  9.0 points and  3.2 assists while shooting
 38.7 percent from 3-point range.
 
 The  speedy 6-footer put  up 19.6 points per game during his first tenure with
 the Rockets in 2009-10, Brooks' third season in the league.
 
 Brooks  will provide insurance to a Chicago backcourt that has had 2010-11 NBA
 MVP  Derrick Rose limited to just 10 games by a pair of knee injuries over the
 past two seasons.
 
 The Bulls got McDermott, the 11th overall pick, in a draft-night deal with the
 Denver  Nuggets.  He had an outstanding  college career at Creighton, where he
 led  the nation in scoring at a clip of 26.7 points per game during his senior
 season.
 
 The  2014 National  Player of  the Year  also averaged  7.5 rebounds  and left
 school  as one of  only eight players in NCAA history to amass more than 3,000
 points  (3,150).  McDermott is  also only  one of three  players to compile at
 least 3,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in an NCAA career.
 
 "We're  very  excited about the  addition of  Doug," Bulls general manager Gar
 Forman  said. "We  love the versatility of  his game and his ability to shoot.
 He's a fit for our team and organization on many different levels."
 
 
                  === Blazers' Robinson has thumb surgery ===
 
 Portland,  OR  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Portland  Trail  Blazers forward  Thomas
 Robinson underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his
 right thumb.
 
 Robinson  sustained the  injury during a game against Atlanta in the Las Vegas
 Summer  League on  July 15.  The  third-year pro  is  expected to  be able  to
 participate in the Blazers' September training camp.
 
 The fifth overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, Robinson averaged 4.8 points and
 4.4  rebounds  in 70 games  with Portland last season.  He was acquired by the
 Trail Blazers in a trade with Houston last July.
 
 
                           === Warriors ink Rush ===
 
 Oakland,  CA (SportsNetwork.com)  - The Golden State Warriors have signed free
 agent guard/forward Brandon Rush, the team announced Tuesday.
 
 Terms of the deal were not disclosed per team policy, but the San Jose Mercury
 News  reports that the contract is for two years and $2.5 million and includes
 a player option for the second year.
 
 Rush,  29,  returns to the  Warriors after spending  last season with the Utah
 Jazz, where he averaged 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds off the bench.
 
 The veteran swingman was a part of last summer's three-team trade that brought
 Andre Iguodala to the Warriors.
 
 Rush  spent two  seasons with  Golden  State and  enjoyed his  best season  in
 2011-12,  when he finished  with averages of 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 65
 games.  He was limited to just two games during 2012-13 after suffering a torn
 ACL and MCL in his left knee.
 
 The  Kansas  product owns career averages  of 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1
 assists in 329 games over six seasons with Indiana, Golden State and Utah.
 
 
              === Cavs nab Lucas in four-player swap with Jazz ===
 
 Cleveland,  OH (SportsNetwork.com)  - The  Cleveland Cavaliers  acquired three
 players,  including guard  John  Lucas III,  from  the Utah  Jazz  in a  trade
 announced between the teams on Tuesday.
 
 In  addition to  Lucas, Cleveland  obtained forwards  Malcolm Thomas  and Erik
 Murphy  while  sending second-year guard Carrick  Felix to the Jazz. Utah also
 received  a  2015 second-round  pick as  well as $1  million, according to the
 Cleveland Plain Dealer.
 
 All three players shipped to the Cavaliers are on non-guaranteed contracts for
 the upcoming season.
 
 Lucas  is the most experienced of the group, having appeared in 216 games over
 six  seasons with  four different teams (Houston, Chicago, Toronto, Utah). The
 31-year-old averaged 3.8 points and 1.0 assists in 42 contests for the Jazz in
 2013-14.
 
 Thomas  has  been with four  clubs (San  Antonio, Golden State, Chicago, Utah)
 over  the last three seasons but has played in only 23 NBA games, accumulating
 31 points and 40 rebounds.
 
 Murphy,  a second-round pick of Chicago in last year's draft, saw action in 24
 games with the Bulls before being waived on April 3 and later claimed by Utah.
 
 Felix  was  taken by the Cavs  in the second  round (33rd overall) in the 2013
 draft,  but played in  just seven games as a rookie. The Arizona State product
 averaged 2.7 points and went 2-of-5 on 3-point attempts.
 
 
                   === Rangers reach deal with Zuccarello ===
 
 New  York,  NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The  New York Rangers and restricted free
 agent  forward Mats  Zuccarello  agreed  to terms  Tuesday  on an  undisclosed
 contract.
 
 The  26-year-old Norwegian  winger set new career highs in goals (19), assists
 (40)  and  points (59)  in 77  regular-season games for  New York last season.
 Those 59 points represent the most for a Norwegian-born player in NHL history.
 He  then added five goals and eight assists over 25 postseason contests as the
 Rangers came up short against Los Angeles in the Stanley Cup Finals.
 
 Zuccarello initially signed with New York in 2010 and registered six goals and
 17  assists  over 42  games as  a rookie in  2010-11. In  144 overall games at
 the  NHL level, the  left-handed shooter has posted 30 goals, 63 assists and a
 plus-24 rating.
 
 
               === Stars agree to four-year deal with Roussel ===
 
 Frisco,  TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Stars and forward Antoine Roussel
 have agreed to a four-year contract.
 
 Financial  terms were not disclosed, but the deal avoided a salary arbitration
 hearing.
 
 Roussel  set career highs  last season with 14 goals, 15 assists and 29 points
 in 81 games. He was third in the NHL with 209 penalty minutes and was the lone
 player in the league with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes.
 
 "Since  coming into the NHL, Antoine has been a very effective and hard player
 for opposing teams to compete against," said Stars general manager Jim Nill in
 a  statement Tuesday.  "His skill  combined with  his competitive  grit create
 energy for our club that impacts our whole lineup."
 
 The  24-year-old  Roussel appeared in  39 games  during the 2013-14 season for
 Dallas and has compiled 21 goals with 22 assists for 43 points in 120 games.
 
 
                         === Maple Leafs sign Booth ===
 
 Toronto,  ON (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The Toronto  Maple  Leafs signed  forward
 David  Booth to  a one-year contract, general manager David Nonis announced on
 Tuesday.
 
 Booth,  who had  the remaining  one  year and  $4.75 million  on his  six-year
 contract  bought out  by Vancouver  in June,  will receive  $1.1 million  next
 season, according to The Globe and Mail.
 
 The 29-year-old registered nine goals and 10 assists in 66 games for Vancouver
 last season.
 
 The  Detroit native, who was selected in the second round of 2004 NHL Draft by
 Florida,  has tallied  113 goals and 105  assists in 443 career games with the
 Canucks and Panthers over eight seasons.
 
 
                         === Ducks re-sign Vatanen ===
 
 Anaheim,  CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Anaheim Ducks re-signed defenseman Sami
 Vatanen to a two-year contract on Tuesday.
 
 Vatanen,  23,  scored six goals and  had 15 assists  in 48 games for the Ducks
 last  season. He was  tied for fifth in goals and sixth in plus/minus (plus-9)
 among rookie defensemen.
 
 The  native of Finland, who took home the bronze medal during the 2014 Olympic
 Winter Games in Sochi, has tallied eight goals and 15 assists in 56 career NHL
 games.
 
 
                       === Flames bring back Colborne ===
 
 Calgary,  AB  (SportsNetwork.com) -  The Calgary  Flames re-signed forward Joe
 Colborne to a two-year contract on Tuesday.
 
 Colborne,  24, set career highs in goals (10) and assists (18) in 80 games for
 the Flames last season.
 
 The  Calgary  native, who was  selected 16th overall in  the 2008 NHL Draft by
 Boston, was acquired in September by Calgary from the Leafs.
 
 Over 96 career games in parts of four seasons with the Flames and Maple Leafs,
 Colborne has registered 11 goals and 23 assists.
 
 
             === Rogers wins Stage 16, Nibali still leads Tour ===
 
 Bagneres-de-Luchon,  France  (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Rogers of Australia
 won  Stage 16 of  the Tour de France on Tuesday, while Italy's Vincenzo Nibali
 kept  his stranglehold on the yellow jersey as the overall leader of cycling's
 most prestigious event.
 
 Rogers  finished  the longest stage  of this year's  tour -- a 237.5 kilometer
 mountain  trek  from Carcassonne  -- in  a time of  6 hours,  7 minutes and 10
 seconds,  nine  seconds in front of  Frenchman Thomas Voeckler. It was Rogers'
 first stage win in his 10 years of riding in the Tour de France.
 
 "No  one  was going to beat  me today," said Rogers,  who won a pair of stages
 during this year's Giro d'Italia.
 
 The  group featuring  Nibali was well behind  the stage winner on the first of
 three days in the Pyrenees. However, the overall leaders were bunched together
 and finished more than 8 1/2 minutes behind Rogers.
 
 Nibali  placed 20th,  two  spots behind  his nearest  pursuer  in the  overall
 classification, Alejandro Valverde of Spain. Valverde remains 4 minutes and 37
 seconds  behind  Nibali with just  five stages  remaining in this year's Tour.
 Frenchman Thibaut Pinot moved up one spot into third place overall and is 5:06
 off the lead pace.
 
 "Once  we reached  the  ascent to  Port  de Bales,  I  paid attention  because
 Valverde  was  the most  dangerous  in  my  mind,"  said Nibali.  "When  Pinot
 attacked, I went to catch him straight away. I didn't let the gap grow."
 
 After the second and final rest day in this year's Tour, the riders faced five
 climbs  on Tuesday  and a group of  21 riders broke away early. That group was
 trimmed to three by the final ascent up the Port de Bales.
 
 It  was a  downhill finish  from the  top and  Rogers made  his move  on Cyril
 Gautier  and  Voeckler with about 4  1/2 kilometers remaining, cruising to the
 wire with neither of the Europcar teammates close. Gautier finished fifth with
 the same time as Voeckler, Vasili Kiryienka and Jose Serpa.
 
 "I knew Voeckler would be hard to beat," said Rogers.
 
 Meanwhile,  the overall  leaders remained  bunched, although  Frenchman Romain
 Bardet  and  American Tejay Van  Garderen could not  keep up. Bardet was third
 entering  the stage,  but finished nearly two minutes behind the yellow jersey
 on  Tuesday  and dropped to  fifth, while Van  Garderen lost an additional two
 minutes and fell from fifth to sixth overall -- 9:25 behind Nibali.
 
 "I  just  didn't have the  legs," said Van Garderen.  "I'm really hoping I can
 bounce  back and recover the legs I had in the Alps. It's not finished yet. We
 have three hard GC days to come, I'm hoping to bounce back."
 
 Stage  17 on Wednesday is the shortest of the Tour, aside from Saturday's time
 trial. It is only 124.5 kilometers from Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary Pla d'Adet
 and  features  a trio of  Category 1  climbs prior to  a finish of the highest
 category.
 
 
              === Istomin, Matosevic, Sock advance in Atlanta ===
 
 Johns   Creek,   Georgia  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Sixth  seed  Denis  Istomin,
 eighth  seed Marinko  Matosevic and  American Jack  Sock were  a trio  of easy
 first-round winners Tuesday at the Atlanta Open tennis event.
 
 Uzbekistan's  Istomin eliminated  American lucky  loser Rajeev  Ram 6-1,  6-4,
 while the Australian Matosevic blew past Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos 6-0,
 6-2 in a mere 43 minutes and Sock vanquished Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2,
 6-4  on the  hardcourts at Atlantic Station. Sock's second-round opponent will
 be qualifier Michael Venus of New Zealand.
 
 An  all-American  affair saw  Tim Smyczek  drill wild  card Ryan Harrison 6-0,
 6-2,  while  another American  landed in  the win column  when wild card Robby
 Ginepri outlasted Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-0.
 
 Additional   wins  came  for  Dutch  lucky  loser  Thiemo  de  Bakker,  German
 Benjamin   Becker,   Slovakian  Lukas  Lacko  and  Ukrainian  qualifier  Illya
 Marchenko.
 
 The  top  seed in  Atlanta is  6-foot-10 American,  reigning champion and two-
 time runner-up  John Isner,  who beat 6-foot-8 South African Kevin Anderson in
 last year's all-tall finale. Isner will open up against his compatriot Ginepri
 this week.
 
 The 2014 Atlanta champ will claim $103,000.
 
 
                 === Rosol, Seppi, Berlocq advance in Umag ===
 
 Umag,  Croatia (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Seeds Lukas  Rosol,  Andreas Seppi  and
 Carlos  Berlocq were a trio of first-round winners Tuesday at the Croatia Open
 tennis event.
 
 The  fifth-seeded Czech Rosol snuck past Argentine Diego Sebastian Schwartzman
 6-3,  3-6, 7-6  (7-2), while the sixth-seeded Italian Seppi held off qualifier
 compatriot  Marco  Cecchinato  6-2,  6-7  (2-7),  6-1  and  the  eighth-seeded
 Argentine  Berlocq handled Slovakian qualifier Andrej Martin 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 on
 the red clay at ITC Stella Maris.
 
 Meanwhile, Spaniard Albert Montanes grounded German Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-4,
 Russian   Teymuraz  Gabashvili   drubbed  Serb  Dusan  Lajovic  6-4,  6-3  and
 Uruguay's  Pablo Cuevas  continued his recent fine play by tackling Croat Mate
 Delic  4-6, 6-4,  6-4. The qualifier Cuevas was a runner-up after reaching his
 first-ever ATP final last week in Bastad, Sweden.
 
 Additional  Day 2  wins came for Spaniards Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Pere Riba,
 Dutchman Igor Sijsling and Argentine qualifier Horacio Zeballos.
 
 Spaniard  Tommy  Robredo beat Italian  Fabio Fognini  in last year's finale in
 Umag,  where Fognini  and Robredo,  respectively, are  this week's  top seeds.
 Fognini  will  open his stay against  Montanes on Thursday, while Robredo will
 take on his countryman Ramos-Vinolas in the round of 16 on Wednesday.
 
 The 2014 Croatia Open titlist will collect $105,000.
 
 
                         === Simon ousted in Gstaad ===
 
 Gstaad,  Switzerland (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Former top-10  star Gilles  Simon
 came up a first-round loser Tuesday at the Swiss Open tennis event.
 
 Spaniard Pablo Andujar was leading the sixth-seeded one-time world No. 6 Simon
 6-2,  3-2 when the  Frenchman retired due to an illness on the red clay at Roy
 Emerson Arena.
 
 Meanwhile,  seventh-seeded Dutchman Robin Haase avoided an upset by outlasting
 Kazakhstan's  Aleksandr  Nedovyesov, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7),  6-3, on Day 2. Haase was
 last year's Gstaad runner-up to this week's top seed, Russian Mikhail Youzhny.
 
 Also,  Brazilian  Thomaz Bellucci,  the 2009 and  2012 Gstaad champion, topped
 Austrian  qualifier  Gerald Melzer 6-3,  6-4; German Jan-Lennard Struff bested
 Austrian  Andreas Haider-Maurer  6-2, 1-0, retired; France's Kenny De Schepper
 erased  Italian Filippo Volandri 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Slovenian Blaz Rola dismissed
 Brazilian  qualifier Fabiano De Paula 6-4, 6-4; and Swiss wild card Yann Marti
 fought  back to  beat Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 5-7, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5).
 De  Schepper will  face Youzhny  in the  round of  16, while  Marti will  meet
 second-seeded 2011 Gstaad titlist Marcel Granollers of Spain.
 
 The 2014 Swiss Open champ will earn $105,000.
 
 
             === Top seeds Cirstea, Svitolina win Baku openers ===
 
 Baku, Azerbaijan (SportsNetwork.com) - Top seeds Sorana Cirstea of Romania and
 defending  champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine won first-round matches Tuesday
 at the Baku Cup.
 
 The  top-seeded Cirstea  earned a  6-3, 6-3  win over  Tunisian wild  card Ons
 Jabeur,  while the  second-seeded Svitolina cruised to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over
 Uzbekistan qualifier Nigina Abduraimova.
 
 Svitolina won her first WTA title at this event last year, beating Shahar Peer
 in the final. She is coming off a quarterfinal finish last week in Istanbul.
 
 Other winners Tuesday included former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone of
 Italy  and eighth-seeded  Slovakian  Jana Cepelova.  Schiavone, a  first-round
 loser  in  12 of her first  18 events of 2014, eliminated fourth-seeded Kurumi
 Nara of Japan in a 6-2, 6-2 thumping, while Cepelova dominated Azerbaijan wild
 card Nazrin Jafarova, 6-1, 6-0.
 
 Two  other seeded  players,  Magdalena Rybarikova  of  Slovakia and  Britain's
 Heather Watson, were shown early exits Tuesday. Japanese qualifier Misa Eguchi
 knocked  out  the third-seeded Rybarikova  in a  6-4, 7-6 (9-7) triumph, while
 France's Kristina Mladenovic went the distance in a 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 victory over
 the seventh-seeded Watson.
 
 Spain's  Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Serbian qualifier Vesna Dolonc, Israel's Julia
 Glushko and Croatia's Donna Vekic also won first-round matches Tuesday.
 
 The 2014 Baku champ will claim $43,000.
 
 
            === Arceneaux, Willis, Maher named CFL's top players ===
 
 Toronto,  ON (SportsNetwork.com)  -  British Columbia  wide receiver  Emmanuel
 Arceneaux,  Edmonton  Eskimos defensive end  Odell Willis and Ottawa RedBlacks
 kicker  Brett  Maher were selected  as the  top players for  Week 4 of the CFL
 season.
 
 Arceneaux  was  named the Offensive Player  of the Week after hauling in eight
 receptions for 145 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in the Lions' 41-5
 win over the visiting Montreal Alouettes.
 
 Willis  garnered Defensive  Player  of the  Week following  his  one sack  and
 interception  return for  a TD performance in  a 26-3 win over Winnipeg. He is
 currently tied for second in the CFL with four sacks on the season.
 
 This  marks back-to-back  weeks that an Edmonton defensive lineman has won the
 Defensive Player of the Week. Almondo Sewell won the award last week.
 
 Maher was named the Special Teams Player of the Week. He was a perfect 6-for-6
 on  field goals and  scored all his team's points in their historic first game
 at  TD Place  -- an 18-17 decision  over the Toronto Argonauts that marked the
 expansion club's first-ever win.
 
 With  under  a minute to play  in the game, Maher  hit a 27-yard field goal to
 give the RedBlacks the lead for good. Maher also kicked successful field goals
 from 48, 32, 30, 26 and 22 yards away.
 
 Additionally,  BC Lions  running back  Andrew  Harris was  named the  Canadian
 Player of the Week. Harris, a Winnipeg native, had 12 carries for 72 yards, as
 well  as  four receptions for 78  yards and a  touchdown in the Lions' big win
 over the Alouettes.
 
 
    === Crocker, Horsfield share medalist honors at U.S. Junior Amateur ===
 
 The  Woodlands,  TX (SportsNetwork.com) -  Sean Crocker  fired a 6-under 66 on
 Tuesday  to  earn a  share of the  medalist honors at  the U.S. Junior Amateur
 Championship.
 
 Crocker  finished  the stroke-play  portion of  the competition at 7-under-par
 137.  He was joined there by Sam Horsfield, who carded a 3-under 69 during his
 second round on the Nicklaus Course at The Club at Carlton Woods.
 
 The pair of 17-year-olds are each playing in their final U.S. Junior Amateur.
 
 First-round  leader Davis Riley shot a 1-under 71 to finish in a tie for third
 place  with Will  Grimmer (67)  and Dominic  Foos (68)  at 6-under  138, while
 Braden  Thornberry  (71), Ryan Ruffels  (68) and William Zalatoris (69) shared
 sixth at minus-4.
 
 Justin  Conant, Josh  McCarthy, Priyanshu Singh, Dylan McCabe and David Laskin
 claimed  their  spots in match  play through a  9-for-5 playoff after they all
 finished at 5-over 149.
 
 Crocker  opened his round  with a birdie at the 10th. After trading a bogey at
 the  12th with  a birdie at the  13th, he followed three straight birdies from
 the 15th with an eagle at the 18th to make the turn at 7-under.
 
 His outward 30 tied the 9-hole scoring record for the championship.
 
 Crocker  countered  a birdie  at the fourth  with a bogey  at the fifth around
 seven pars during his inward nine to finish at minus-7.
 
 Horsfield parred his first two holes before rolling in back-to-back birdies at
 the third and fourth. He later added a birdie at the eighth to reach 7-under.
 
 A  pair  of birdies  at the 13th  and 14th  would move him  to 9-under, but he
 quickly  gave those shots  back with a double-bogey at the 15th and parred his
 final three holes to end alongside Crocker.
 
 The  match play  portion  of the  championship starts  on  Wednesday and  runs
 through the 36-hole final on Saturday.
 
 Crocker  will  face McCabe in  his first match,  while Horsfield will face off
 against Laskin.
 
 
        === Yin claims medalist honors at Girls' Junior Championship ===
 
 Flagstaff, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Angel Yin fired a 7-under 65 on Tuesday to
 easily claim medalist honors at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.
 
 Yin  finished the  stroke-play portion of the competition at 13-under-par 131,
 which is the second-lowest 36-hole score in U.S. Girls' Junior history.
 
 Marijosse  Navarro  carded a 6-under 66  during her second round on the Meadow
 Course at Forest Highlands Golf Club to vault into second place at 8-under-par
 136.
 
 Mariel  Galdiano (72)  finished alone in third at 3-under, while Princess Mary
 Superal  (72), Bethany Wu (68), Kathleen Scavo (69) and Gigi Stoll (69) shared
 fourth at minus-2.
 
 Yin  started her  round on fire with  four birdies over her first six holes to
 jump to 10-under. She bogeyed the ninth to make the turn at minus-9.
 
 After  parring the next  three holes, she rolled in birdies at the 13th, 14th,
 15th and 17th to reach 13-under and parred the 18th to finish there.
 
 Navarro parred each of her first 11 holes before doing all of her scoring with
 six birdies over her final seven holes to move into second place.
 
 With 11 players tying for the 57th place at 6-over 150, there was a playoff to
 decide  the final  eight spots up for  grabs for the match play portion of the
 championship.
 
 Haley  Thiele  was the lone player  from the group eliminated when she bogeyed
 the par-4 15th before play was suspended for darkness.
 
 The remainder of the playoff will be completed when play resumes at 10:00 a.m.
 ET Wednesday.
 
 The championship will conclude with a 36-hole final on Saturday.
 
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