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Vikings | Charlie Johnson likely leading candidate for LG job

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:35:37 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings likely will give OG Charlie Johnson the first chance to win the starting left guard job this upcoming season.

Blue Jays | Aaron Loup would close Saturday

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:28:07 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he likely will use RP Aaron Loup if there is a save situation Saturday, April 19, unless he needs to use him earlier in the game.

Blue Jays | Several RP unlikely to be available

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:27:26 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays likely will not use RPs Sergio Santos, Brett Cecil Steve Delabar, Neil Wagner or Todd Redmond Saturday, April 19, unless it is an emergency.

Bears | Probably will take RB in draft

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:18:57 -0700

The Chicago Bears probably will select a running back in the later rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft to compete with RB Michael Ford for the No. 2 running back job. The team could also add a running back or two after the draft.

Redskins | Andre Roberts could be a returner

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:18:38 -0700

The Washington Redskins may consider using WR Andre Roberts as a kick and punt returner this upcoming season, but he did not have great numbers when handled the role with the Arizona Cardinals.

Redskins | DeSean Jackson unlikely to be used as returner

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:07:59 -0700

The Washington Redskins likely will not use WR DeSean Jackson as a punt returner very often because they want him to make plays on offense.

Patriots | Talk with Seth Lobato

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:07:33 -0700

Northern Colorado QB Seth Lobato spoke at length with a representative with the New England Patriots during his Pro Day last month.

Nationals | Denard Span activated

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:05:07 -0700

The Washington Nationals have activated OF Denard Span (concussion) from the seven-day disabled list. The team also optioned OF Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse.

49ers | Colin Kaepernick not at scene of suspicious incident

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:41:26 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was not believed to be at the scene of a suspicious incident when Miami police arrived earlier this month.

Mets | Likely to receive prospect in Ike Davis deal

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:36:55 -0700

The New York Mets are likely to receive a 2013 draftee from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the player to be named later in the trade involving 1B Ike Davis.

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Bears | Could target a quarterback

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:47:28 -0700

The Chicago Bears could target a quarterback in the late rounds of the NFL Draft or in free agency to provide competition for backup QB Jordan Palmer.

Ravens | Interested in Martavis Bryant

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:33:40 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens met with Clemson WR Martavis Bryant at the NFL Scouting Combine and remain interested in him.

Panthers | Cam Newton still in walking boot

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:43 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) remains in a walking boot about a month after ankle surgery. The team is hopeful Newton will be ready to go for training camp.

FANTASY TIP: It appears that everything is right on schedule for Newton. While it is good news that the target is training camp, missing the offseason activities with all the changes in Carolina is not good for anyone involved on that offense.

Pirates | Russell Martin bumped to second spot

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:13:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin batted second on Friday, April 18, as part of a restructured lineup that manager Clint Hurdle hopes will improve the club's on-base percentage. Martin batted second for the first time the night before against the Milwaukee Brewers and went 2 for 3 with two walks and an RBI.

Brewers | Martin Maldonado hits cover off the ball, literally

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:05:35 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado hit the cover off the baseball in the sixth inning of the team's Friday, April 18, game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Maldonado was ruled safe at first as Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez picked up the ball and threw it on several bounces to the base.

Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio snaps slump

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:53:23 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Emilio Bonifacio snapped an 0-for-13 slump at the plate with a base hit Friday, April 18, against the Cincinnati Reds.

Cubs | Anthony Rizzo hitting well to start season

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:50:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to five games Friday, April 18, against the Cincinnati Reds. "He did a really nice job again. He continues to move forward in a consistent manner," manager Rick Renteria said. "They are all striving to get better, but he is certainly showing that he's having a nice start." Rizzo is 20-for-58 in 15 games for a .345 average.

NFL | Keith Wenning generating significant interest

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:44:45 -0700

Ball State QB Keith Wenning is generating significant interest from NFL teams, as he has had eight visits and eight additional workouts.

NFL | Brian Clarke visiting two teams

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:36:22 -0700

Bloomsburg G Brian Clarke is visiting the San Diego Chargers and also has a private workout lined up with the New York Giants prior to the NFL Draft.

Seahawks | Demarcus Lawrence to work out

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:31:17 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks have a private workout planned with Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence. Lawrence is projected as a second or third-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.