McFarland placed on bereavement list
The Orioles will place left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland on the bereavement list prior to Tuesday's series opener against the Angels. McFarland's grandmother, who was recently transferred to hospice care, passed away Sunday.
Bundy headlines Orioles' updated Top 20 list
With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.
O's end West Coast trip with extra-innings victory
Baltimore ended a tremendous three-city trip on the West Coast with Sunday's 3-2, 10-inning win over the Mariners at Safeco Field, the latest example of a thriving starting staff backed by solid defense and just enough from the bats.
O's active in trade talks leading up to Deadline
The Orioles have been incredibly active in trade discussions in the weeks leading up to Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline and there's been no shortage of names linked in the O's pursuit of pitching.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a classmate of Charles R. Larson at the U.S. Naval Academy, says the four-star admiral and former academy superintendent was a "dear friend" and "great man" who, like McCain's father and grandfather, cast a large shadow.
Their hair is thinner, grayer, and their waistlines have expanded. They aren't as fast on their feet anymore, either. But on this, the 30th birthday of Photon, the first commercial laser tag game, they are all teenagers again.
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As most readers are aware, President Obama is doing everything he can to indirectly kill the Keystone XL Pipeline project, which was to bring millions of barrels of oil from Canada’s tar sands region into the United States, creating jobs and growing our North American energy supply. Canadian leaders are now talking up an alternative pipeline to their western ports to ship all that oil to China. That may not be so easy though, as such a pipeline would be very expensive, having to cross the Canadian Rockies, and it faces its own enormous environmental opposition.
However, there is a quick and easy, but not so cheap, solution at hand: railroads. Railroads are often called on to transport oil when pipeline capacity is maxed out. Much of the giant Bakken Field in the North Dakota is now being rail served while waiting for new pipelines to be built. Shipping oil by rail costs more than a pipeline, but is more flexible, allowing shipments to wherever oil is priced the highest, and can be started almost immediately, compared to a pipeline which can take years to permit and build.
BNSF Railway is the major oil player in North Dakota, and its extensive lines into Canada make it the logical choice to ship most of the Canadian oil when all the alternatives are ruled out. Railroads typically charge several thousand dollars just to ship one tank car from the Dakotas to the Gulf, which move in 100 car unit trains. Canada could potentially supply many dozens of these trains daily if it totally committed to rail shipments, providing many new billions of revenue for BNSF.
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Next up for Packers extension: Maybe Cobb? (The Associated Press)
Randall Cobb doesn't know if he's next on the Green Bay Packers re-signing to-do list. One day after fellow wide receiver Jordy Nelson signed a reported four-year, $39 million contract extension, Cobb stood at his locker Sunday following the team's second training-camp practice and faced question after question about when he might get a new deal. Among the Packers' other unrestricted free agents-to-be are right tackle Bryan Bulaga, cornerback Tramon Williams and defensive tackle B.J. Raji. While Cobb said he's gotten the feeling from the Packers that he is indeed next in line, he is consciously doing all he can to avoid thinking about his financial situation, especially coming off a 2013 season in which he missed 10 games with a leg injury.
National Football League roundup (Reuters)
(The Sports Xchange) - The Green Bay Packers gave wide receiver Jordy Nelson a contract extension on Saturday. Nelson's new deal is for four years and worth $39 million, according to reports. CBS Sports reported that it includes an $11.5 million signing bonus and $14.2 million guaranteed. - - - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Saturday that he hopes rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will moderate his behavior off the field.
NFL roundup: Packers extend WR Nelson's contract (The SportsXchange)
The Green Bay Packers gave wide receiver Jordy Nelson contract extension on Saturday. Nelson's new deal is for four years and worth $39 million, according to reports. Nelson, 29, was entering the final year of his contract. In the last three seasons, Nelson has 202 receptions for 3,322 yards with 30 TDs.
Cowboys' McClain back to football after court date (The Associated Press)
Rolando McClain says a phone call from Jerry Jones was the last bit of convincing the linebacker needed to come out of retirement. The former top 10 pick wasn't so much moved by what the flamboyant Dallas owner had to say. ''He called me from Turkey and I figured that had to be an expensive phone call,'' McClain said as he tried to keep a straight face. ''So, it was pretty serious with me from that point.'' McClain just turned 25, but he's already flamed out in Oakland just three years after the Raiders drafted him eighth overall and quit twice in Baltimore.
Kubiak eagerly grabs reigns of Ravens offense (The Associated Press)
The Baltimore Ravens had difficulty running the football last season. New offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is trying to change all that this year. Kubiak came to the Ravens after being the head coach of the Houston Texans for eight years. He's installing a system that's a variation of the West Coast offense, which relies heavily on short passing.
Miller reshapes physique and image in 2014 (The Associated Press)
Von Miller wants to forget about last season, not just the way it began with a drug suspension and ended with a torn ACL but also how he experimented with packing on too much muscle. He's dropped at least 25 pounds, saying, ''a Ferrari isn't built to carry luggage to and from the airport.'' ''You just want to be light, streamlined and that's just what I'm trying to get to,'' said Miller, who's back in the 240s like he was when he collected 30 sacks in his first two NFL seasons before slipping to five in nine games last year.
49ers' depth to be tested after Hunter tears ACL (The Associated Press)
Training camp is not even a week old and already the San Francisco 49ers' depth at running back is about to be tested. The 49ers said Saturday that reliable backup Kendall Hunter tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Friday's practice, ending his season before it began. Hunter started training camp where he has been most of the last three years: as the No. 2 running back behind Frank Gore. The injury leaves LaMichael James, rookie Carlos Hyde and rehabbing Marcus Lattimore as the most likely candidates to fill the void in San Francisco's running game.
Report: Rice's wife urged Goodell to be lenient (The SportsXchange)
The wife of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice had an influence on why Rice received only a two-game suspension stemming from the assault charge he received earlier this year. According to TheMMQB.com, Rice's wife, Janay Palmer, asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to go easy on him. Rice was indicted on a third-degree assault charge following a physical incident with Palmer, then his fiancee, at an Atlantic City hotel in February. Palmer reportedly "made a moving and apparently convincing case to Goodell during a June 16 hearing ... that the incident in the hotel elevator was a one-time event, and nothing physical had happened in their relationship before or since," according to TheMMQB.com.
Camps are open, training rooms will get busy (The Associated Press)
Now that training camps are underway, team owners and fantasy football fans alike are holding their collective breath, praying to reach the regular season with their rosters intact. Three playmaking linebackers didn't even make it through the offseason healthy: Dallas' Sean Lee, Buffalo's Kiko Alonso and Atlanta's Sean Weatherspoon, all hurt in seemingly tame circumstances. Three other players barely made it to training camp before sustaining season-ending injuries - all without getting touched. Ravens cornerback Aaron Ross tore an Achilles tendon during his conditioning test.
Injured G Carl Nicks, Bucs agree to part ways (The Associated Press)
Carl Nicks has abandoned his bid to get back on the field with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. General manager Jason Licht declined to discuss details of the split, calling Nicks a ''very prideful athlete'' who did everything he could to try to put his injuries behind him and rejoin the team. ''He wanted what we best for the Buccaneers. We were honest with Carl.'' Nicks didn't miss a game in four seasons with the New Orleans Saints, however a left toe injury two years ago and the recurrence of a MRSA infection in his left foot kept him off the field for most of his stay with the Bucs.