Bucs LB White mourns death of beloved horse

TAMPA, Fla. — Daisy Mae, the beloved horse of Tampa Bay Buccaneers fifth overall draft pick and former LSU linebacker Devin White, passed away Saturday night. White posted the news on Facebook on Sunday, just hours after he reported for training camp and signed his rookie contract. Daisy Mae was set to be shipped from Cotton Valley, Louisiana, to a stable in Tampa on Sunday to be closer to White. The horse was not sick but pregnant, and collapsed Saturday night due to heat exhaustion and dehydration, a source told…

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Sources — Neymar confident of tempting Barca offer

Neymar and his entourage are confident Barcelona will soon put together a strong cash-plus-players offer to entice Paris Saint-Germain into a sale, sources have told ESPN FC. The Brazil international has been back with the French champions and training this week after returning late from his homeland. However, the 27-year-old has not featured in either preseason friendly in Germany against Dynamo Dresden or FC Nurnberg after he remained insistent on leaving this summer. – When does the transfer window close?– All major completed transfer deals– Transfer Talk: Neymar turns to…

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McIlroy’s inspired rally falls 1 shot shy of cut line

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — After dropping his final putt of the second round of the 148th Open Championship on Friday, Rory McIlroy took off his hat and waved it in the air, as the enormous gallery surrounding the 18th green at Royal Portrush Golf Club gave him a standing ovation. It was a moment McIlroy had dreamed about for much of his life. “I’m trying not to imagine what it was going to be like on a Sunday,” McIlroy said. “It’s a moment I have envisioned for the last few…

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Even Tiger knows it – He’s not young anymore

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Tiger Woods all but told us this would happen. Just the other day, he said that the Masters had taken a ton out of him, that his game was not particularly sharp, and that he needed to shape his golf ball more convincingly than he had been. Oh, and he also reminded us that his surgically altered, 43-year-old body does not move forcefully through the ball, or around the course, when the weather starts reminding him of his age. But to see him almost stagger around…

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Price responds as spat with Eckersley resurfaces

A two-year-old spat between Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price and Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, who is a TV analyst for the team, rose up again this week in the midst of a disappointing season in Boston. Two years ago, Price was upset about a comment the analyst made on air about Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez and confronted Eckersley on the team plane, blocking his way, mocking and cursing at him as some players applauded. In a profile in the Boston Globe on Tuesday, Eckersley said he does…

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