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Lionel Messi ruled out of international friendly against Germany with right-leg injury

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Wednesday's international friendly against World Cup winners Germany with a right-leg injury.<p>The Argentine Football Association said Monday that Messi will be held out of the game as a "precaution."<p>The match in Dusseldorf is a chance for Argentina to avenge a 1-0 …

Cardinals pass Brewers as Milwaukee's slide continues

#CardinalsDevilMagic is the only explanation for the above, but how have they secure the division lead?<p>For the first time since July 20, the St. Louis Cardinals have ownership of first place in the NL Central, and for the first time all year, it's sole custody. The Cardinals were as far back at 6½ …

Nationals pound Roberto Hernandez in 6-4 win over Dodgers

The stretch drive called, and the<p>Dodgerskind of yawned. Not exactly the desired response.<p>Not with the<p>San Francisco Giantssuddenly hot as a Death ValleyLabor Dayand theWashington Nationalsin town trying to claim best-record status in theNational League.<p>The Dodgers and Nationals each started Monday …

Dodgers can't keep up with Nationals in 6-4 loss

<b>KEY MOMENT:</b> After the teams traded first-inning home runs,<p>Denard SpanandAsdrubal Cabrerahit home runs one batter apart in the third inning, erasing a one-run deficit and putting theNationalsahead to stay. But it wasn't always comfortable. TheDodgerssent rookie Joc Pederson to the plate representing …

Miguel Cabrera hits 2 HRs, David Price rebounds as Tigers cruise

CLEVELAND -- David Price would like to forget everything about Aug. 27, maybe the ugliest game of his career.<p>He erased some it from his memory.<p>Price …

Miguel Cabrera

Gabriel Batistuta asked for legs to be amputated

Argentina legend Gabriel Batistuta says he asked a doctor to remove his legs, so severe was the pain he felt in his legs after retiring in 2005.<p>The former striker paid a huge price for the stress he placed on his body during a 17-year career.<p>Batistuta was unable to walk and at times the pain became …

Soccer

adidas re-introduce and sell out of Predator Mania in latest Revenge Pack release

Step 1: Release awesome retro-inspired boots. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit.<p>After bringing back the designs of the 1994 Predator and 1998 Predator Accelerator for the first two parts of the Revenge Pack trio of boot releases. The Predator and Accelerator were crowd favorites back in the day and it's …

Will Rajon Rondo repeat history and believe in the Celtics?

Eight years ago, a Celtics star ignored a rebuild and bought in for the long term. Will Rajon Rondo do the same?<p>The last time the Boston Celtics were obviously in the middle of a rebuild, the team's superstar did something really interesting. Instead of looking for greener pastures and using free …

MLB World Series Odds Update: Angels, Dodgers surge to top

LA teams hold down the top two spots on the World Series betting board. The Angels and Dodgers are both hot and threatening to produce an all-LA final.<p>The Los Angeles Dodgers entered their weekend series against San Diego on a 5-1 SU run, and they have the same line when it comes to favorites to …

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Baseball

Sergio Ramos tells Cristiano Ronaldo to zip it

Cristiano Ronaldo has questioned Real Madrid’s summer transfer policy, admitting he would not have made the same decisions.<p>Though Real Madrid acquired the services of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, questions were asked when Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso – to Manchester United and Bayern Munich …

Soccer

Floyd Mayweather Hits Back at 50 Cent Challenge, Taunts 'Dirty' Marcos Maidana

The battle of words and wealth between Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent continued this week, as the boxer hit back at the rapper’s challenge for him to read a full page of a Harry Potter book.<p>Rather than partaking in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) told the champ to read just a …

Boxing

The singular sensation that is the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw

Yes, Obi-Wan, spoiled are you. Your master he is, and defeat him you cannot.<p>All right, I apologize for that, but understand people are running out of fresh ways to describe the consistent brilliance of<p>Clayton Kershaw.<p>“Just use my quotes from his last game,” said<p>DodgersManagerDon Mattinglyafter …

Pirates' true MVP? It may not be Andrew McCutchen

ST. LOUIS - Really, he's an everyday utility player, perhaps the finest in all of baseball.<p>He has played five positions on the field this year, hit in six spots, and has done everything but warm up pitchers in the bullpen.<p>Certainly, no one would say he's the best player on his team.<p>Yet, Josh …

Mo'ne Davis Takes LA By Storm, Surprising Absolutely No One

Mo'ne Davis hung out with the Los Angeles crowd Tuesday -- and she ended up signing the autographs.<p>One photo of the 13-year-old Little League World Series phenom's night at Dodger Stadium shows her signing a ball for Dodgers superstar Yasiel Puig.<p>But that was just one part of her starry evening. …

Experts: Playoff, Super Bowl picks

NFL

Cowboys sign Michael Sam to practice squad

He may not play on game days, but Michael Sam -- the first openly gay man to be drafted into the NFL -- will at least have a home in the league once the regular season starts: the Dallas Cowboys.<p>The Cowboys announced Wednesday they'd signed the former University of Missouri defender to their 10-man …

Is Team Spain Gold-Medal Favorite Over USA at FIBA World Cup?

The FIBA Basketball World Cup was advertised as a two-team race, and it has lived up to that billing through the midway point of the group stage.<p>Both Team USA and Spain boast 3-0 records and a combined average margin of victory of 32.2 points. A seemingly inevitable championship clash has never …

Basketball

2015 Super Bowl Odds: Peyton's Broncos final preseason favorite

The last preseason edition of our 2015 Super Bowl Odds feature Peyton Manning and the Broncos up top.<p>When we last checked in our 2015 Super Bowl …