Friday, August 1, 2014
Professional Sports
Strahan expects emotions to flow at HOF induction

Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

That means the former New York Giants star pass-rusher won't be the first to break down in tears once the 2014 seven-member class is inducted Saturday.

Wild sign defenseman Justin Falk

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way contract.

Under the deal announced Friday, Falk will be paid his NHL salary only if he is on the NHL roster. If he is sent to the AHL, he will get a minor-league salary.

John Wes Townley to sit out after Pocono crash

John Wes Townley will be held out of all racing this weekend following a hard crash Friday at Pocono Raceway.

Townley hit the wall hard during qualifying for the ARCA race and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. He eventually returned to the track, but his Twitter feed said he would be held out of all competition for one week.

Angels put left-hander Tyler Skaggs on DL

The Los Angeles Angels placed left-hander Tyler Skaggs on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a strained forearm and recalled left-hander Michael Roth from Double-A Arkansas.

Skaggs was hurt Thursday night in a 1-0, 13-inning win at Baltimore. The left-hander had not allowed a hit when he left with two outs in the fifth.

Ball says he's no longer intimidated by Manning

Montee Ball acknowledges he was "a little bit" intimidated by Peyton Manning last year, something he says contributed to his slow start.

Trying to please the famously meticulous quarterback is enough to unnerve any rookie, even one who ran for an NCAA-record 83 touchdowns at Wisconsin.

Marlins place Alvarez on 15-day disabled list

Miami Marlins All-Star pitcher Henderson Alvarez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of inflammation in his right shoulder.

The move was retroactive to Wednesday.

Phillies place Lee on 15-day disabled list

The Philadelphia Phillies placed left-hander Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow strain Friday and recalled left-hander Cesar Jimenez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Lee left in the third inning of Thursday night's win over the Washington Nationals with a left flexor pronator strain, an apparent recurrence of the injury that put him on the disabled list in May.

Kelly looking for ways to improve Eagles' offense

Chip Kelly is working on ways to improve a record-setting offense.

The Philadelphia Eagles went 10-6, won the NFC East title and their up-tempo offense set team records for (442) points, total net yards (6,676), touchdowns (53), and gross yards passing (4,406) last year.

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