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Shaq Thompson: Carolina Panthers pick up fifth-year option

April 24 (UPI) — The Carolina Panthers have picked up the fifth-year option on linebacker Shaq Thompson. Carolina announced the move on Tuesday. Thompson, 24, is now under contract through 2019. The three-year veteran was the No. 25 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of …

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Yankees' Andujar has come far, may keep going vs. Twins

NEW YORK — While Brandon Drury is inching closer to returning, rookie Miguel Andujar is giving first-year manager Aaron Boone something to think about when making up lineup cards and deciding who plays third base for the New York Yankees. Andujar began the season 3-for-28, but he is hitting .316 …

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Report: Buffalo Bills unlikely to trade for No. 2 pick

The Buffalo Bills are unlikely to use their stockpile of draft picks to make a deal to acquire the New York Giants‘ No. 2 overall pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Monday. The suspicions that the Bills might try to swing that deal arose because the Bills need a …

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UCLA QB Josh Rosen: 'Everyone hates me'

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen isn’t one to hold his tongue. Two weeks after proclaiming himself as “the best QB in the (upcoming) draft,” Rosen told NFL.com that there’s a price for his unabashed honesty. “Everyone hates me,” the confident 21-year-old Rosen told Michael Silver of NFL.com. “I don’t know, everyone …

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Yankees, hot-shot prospect Torres face Twins, hot Dozier

It was a different type of weekend for Brian Dozier and Gleyber Torres. While Dozier continued his hot start by getting a hit in his 16th straight game, the Minnesota Twins wound up with a frustrating three-game sweep by the Tampa Bay Rays. Meanwhile, Torres found out Saturday afternoon he …

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Houston Astros look to keep rolling vs. Los Angeles Angels

Last Sunday night, after Texas Rangers veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros closed that three-game series having scored a total of nine runs and continued what was a sluggish stretch offensively. The Astros (16-7) will return home …

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