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NFL

Carson Palmer picked 2x in 3rd preseason game
Carson Palmer | ARZ
(August 30, 2015 10:03 PM EDT)
Carson Palmer completed 8-of-22 passes for 103 yards and two interceptions in the Cardinals' third preseason game.
Bruce Arians let the ones play longer than expected because the offense struggled so much. Palmer was intercepted on Arizona's first drive, getting picked on an errant wide throw by Raiders FS Nate Allen along the sideline. The rest of the first half, Arizona's offensive line was bullied by Khalil Mack & Co., leaving Palmer without clean passing-game looks and forcing him into inaccurate throws. Palmer was picked again by Allen toward the end of the second quarter. Through three preseason contests, Palmer is 15-of-33 passing for 268 yards, one touchdown, and the two picks. He's been sacked five times among 38 dropbacks.
Cowboys believe McFadden 'best of the bunch'
Darren McFadden | DAL
(August 30, 2015 7:29 PM EDT)
Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson reports the Cowboys believe Darren McFadden is the "best of the bunch" at running back.
Robinson reports the Cowboys are committed to a running back by committee, but he added Dallas would have likely ridden McFadden's hot hand on Saturday night had it been a regular season game. Owner Jerry Jones has talked up Joseph Randle all offseason, but it appears McFadden has a real chance to lead the team in touches if he can stay healthy. The uncertainty surrounding the situation makes Randle un-draftable in the fourth round.
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MLB

Jake Arrieta twirls no-hitter against Dodgers
Jake Arrieta | CHC
(August 30, 2015 10:52 PM EDT)
Jake Arrieta made history on Sunday night in Los Angeles, pitching the first no-hitter of his big league career, striking out a season-high 12 over nine masterful innings against the Dodgers.
Arrieta needed 116 pitches to complete his masterpiece, striking out the side in the ninth inning to put an exclamation point on it. The Dodgers had just two base runners all night, one when Kike Hernandez reached on an error in the third, and the other when Jimmy Rollins walked in the sixth. It was the first no-hitter by a Cubs hurler since Carlos Zambrano accomplished the feat in 2008. Arrieta's gem was the sixth no-hitter in Major League Baseball this season, most recently done by Mike Fiers just nine days ago against these very same Dodgers. Arrieta has been unbelievable since mid-June, compiling a 1.07 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 101/23 K/BB ratio over 101 innings in his last 14 starts. He'll look to continue his dominance of the National League on Saturday when he takes on the Diamondbacks at home.
Blue Jays to name Shapiro as team president
John Gibbons | TOR
(August 30, 2015 8:47 PM EDT)
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Blue Jays will name Mark Shapiro as their team president.
The official announcement could come as early as Monday. He'll replace long-time team president Paul Beeston who is retiring at the end of the season. Shapiro, who is currently functioning in the same role for the Indians, plans to keep Alex Anthopoulos as the team's general manager according to sources.
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CBS Sports

NBA

Anthony Davis will utilize the 3-point shot
Anthony Davis | NO
(August 30, 2015 10:14 AM EDT)
Anthony Davis said that he isn't going to hesitate to fire away from 3-point range this season.
"I’m going to mix it up. I love playing down low, but at the same time, if the opportunity is there; I’m definitely going to take them," Davis said in regards to shooting 3-pointers. "That’s one thing for sure that coach [Alvin] Gentry has told me—"Shoot the ball," "Let it go." I’ve been working on it and I’m very confident in my game. I’ve shot three’s all my life. I didn’t really need to shoot them over the past few years as much, but I’m never going to turn down shooting threes, especially if the coach tells me he wants me to shoot them. It’s something that I’ve definitely been working on. I definitely plan on utilizing it this year." If you have the No. 1 pick in your draft this season and you have doubts about Davis, this quote should change your mind.
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Slam Magazine
Steve Clifford says Al Jefferson has lost weight
Al Jefferson | CHA
(August 29, 2015 1:33 PM EDT)
Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said that Al Jefferson has been on a "month-to-month" plan to lose weight.
"I was in Santa Monica with him about 2 1/2 weeks ago," Clifford said. "He had a plan month-by-month with [strength and conditioning coach] Matt Friia. He’s on target. He feels good and looks good. Now he has to finish up in August and September." This obviously implies that Jefferson's plan is going well, so he should be able to improve upon his 2014-15 averages of 16.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 blocks in what will be a contract year. Jefferson missed 17 games due to injury last season, so he might be available at a discount in the middle rounds.
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NHL

Blues GM shoots for 'first of many Cups'
Doug Armstrong | STL
(August 30, 2015 3:22 PM EDT)
The St. Louis Blues didn't make big changes this off-season, but GM Doug Armstrong's still hoping to bring in the "first of many" Stanley Cups.
That's a throwaway comment at a fan event, for the most part, but it's also a reminder that the Blues boast a lot of the tools a team needs to go big. Don't be too shocked if there's an in-season trade or two if St. Louis gets off to a slow start.
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St. Louis Blues on Twitter
Career year coming for Tommy Wingels?
Tommy Wingels | SJ
(August 30, 2015 2:31 PM EDT)
CSNBayArea.com's Kevin Kurz pegs Tommy Wingels for a career-year in 2015-16, even if health is a bit of an issue.
Wingels has 20-goal, 50-point potential, according to Kurz. The 27-year-old would need to see quite a jump from what seemed like breakthrough seasons in 2013-14 and 2014-15 (38 and 36 points respectively) to do so. Based on those numbers, 20 goals and 40 points might be a safer wager.
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Kevin Kurz for CSN Bay Area

PGA

Patrick Rodgers sets a precedent in 2015
Patrick Rodgers | PGA
(August 31, 2015 12:09 AM EDT)
Patrick Rodgers completed the regular season of the Web.com Tour ranked 24th on the money list, but will not be allowed to compete in the Web.com Tour Finals.
If that seems strange or even harsh, it's only because he's already fully exempt above the reshuffle on the PGA TOUR next season. See, Rodgers' non-member FedExCup points would have landed him inside the top 125 among non-members, so he knew that he was already golden before today's WinCo Foods Portland Open where he didn't compete. In the first two editions of the Web.com Tour Finals, fully exempt PGA TOUR members (which Rodgers already is) were allowed to play as a means to stay sharp, but a new provision prohibiting it was enacted this year. Meanwhile, only the top 75 in earnings on the circuit are still eligible for the Finals, so while 25 cards will still be distributed at the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Championship, only 49 golfers will be jostling for position in the opening reshuffle on the 2015-16 PGA TOUR.
Varner III ekes out last of 25 PGA TOUR cards
Harold Varner III | PGA
(August 30, 2015 10:09 PM EDT)
Harold Varner III closed out the Web.com Tour's WinCo Portland Foods Open with a 1-under-par 37-33=70 to post 2-under 282 for the tournament, and then waited out the duration until his effort was just enough to secure the final of 25 PGA TOUR cards for 2015-16.
Oddly enough, he started the day at T47 and finished there, but all that matters is that he clipped Rob Oppenheim by $943 for the coveted 25th spot on the money list. The 25-year-old will be a TOUR rookie next season. The other inside the top 25 (*=rookie): 1st--*Patton Kizzire ... 2nd--Martin Piller ... 3rd--*Dawie van der Walt ... 4th--Peter Malnati ... 5th--Dicky Pride ... 6th--*Smylie Kaufman ... 7th--Kelly Kraft ... 8th--Wes Roach ... 9th--Shane Bertsch ... 10th--Si Woo Kim ... 11th--*Abraham Ancer ... 12th--Jamie Lovemark ... 13th--*Michael Kim ... 14th--Tyler Aldridge ... 15th--D.H. Lee ... 16th--Miguel Angel Carballo ... 17th--Rod Pampling ... 18th--*Bronson Burgoon ... 19th--Steve Marino ... 20th--Darron Stiles ... 21st--*Andrew Landry ... 22nd--Sung Kang ... 23rd--*Lucas Lee ... 24th--Patrick Rodgers.

NASCAR

Hathaway scores road course win in Canada
Jason Hathaway | C03
(August 30, 2015 6:17 PM EDT)
Jason Hathaway has raced in every event in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. He's been a race winner and a championship contender.
After Sunday's race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he can add highlight to his résumé: Road-course winner. Hathaway, a self-professed "oval guy" held off road-course aces L.P. Dumoulin and Jeff Lapcevich following a late-race restart to win the Pinty's presents the Clarington 200. This moved the 38-year-old from St. Thomas, Ontario, to second in the championship standings heading into the season finale at Kawartha Speedway on Sept. 19.
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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Erik Jones wins in Ontario, new points leader
Erik Jones | 804
(August 30, 2015 5:56 PM EDT)
Erik Jones (No. 4 Toyota Tundra) won the Chevrolet Silverado 250, his sixth victory in 32 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his second victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2015. It is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. With the victory, Jones takes over the lead in 2015 NCWTS championship standings. He leads Matt Crafton by three points.