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Adam Dunn eyes first playoff run
CHICAGO -- Adam Dunn's first opportunity at a playoff appearance will also be his swan song as the slugger announced Sunday he plans to retire at the conclusion of the season on the same day the Oakland Athletics acquired him in a trade with the White Sox. "This is probably going to be it," said Dunn, who doesn't think he can be talked out of his retirement plan. "I've been playing a long time and haven't got this opportunity, so I'm going to try to make the most of it." After hitting one out of the park on Saturday off Max Scherzer, Dunn has hit 20 homers in 12 of the last 13 seasons. Since 2000, only David Ortiz and Albert Pujols have more. The White Sox received minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn in exchange for Dunn and unspecified cash considerations. Oakland will pay approximately half of the remaining $2.5 million owed to Dunn this season, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney. ...
Michael Sam unclaimed on waivers
Michael Sam went unclaimed on waivers Sunday and is now free to sign with an NFL team's practice squad. The defensive end  was waived Saturday by the St. Louis Rams as they cut their roster down to the maximum 53 players for the 2014 season. Sam became the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft when he was picked by the Rams in the seventh round. He had been battling undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a final roster spot. Westbrooks was one of nine defensive linemen to make the team. Sam arrived at Rams Park on Sunday for a face-to-face exit meeting with Rams coach Jeff Fisher. The meeting was postponed a day so Sam could attend Missouri's opening victory over South Dakota State. Sam tweeted thanks to the Rams on Saturday for giving him a chance to prove he can play in the NFL, saying in a series of tweets that he looks "forward to continuing to build on the progress I made here toward a long and successful...
How rain saved the day for Federer
NEW YORK -- When rain interrupted play for the first time this fortnight, the failsafe back-up plan was already in place. Sunday afternoon, while the bustle of the US Open gave way to an extended patch of intense rain, viewers at home were treated to a delightful display of tennis nostalgia. This time, CBS dredged up its decade-old archives to show the 2004 final between Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt. The long and short of that match was that it was short. Federer dissected -- perhaps more fittingly, humiliated -- his more experienced Aussie mate for three hasty sets, 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-0 to win the US Open. It was a lopsided match for the ages, the first two-bagel final here at the Open since 1884. But it was the way Federer moved in that match. Oh, the way he moved. Grace, power and precision might be an understatement. That footwork has led Federer to 17 Grand Slam titles, more than anyone in the history of the men's...
Hamels, 3 Phils Relievers Combine to No-Hit Braves
Men working: Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers combine on no-hitter to beat Braves 7-0 on Labor Day
Dizzy in Heat, Bouchard out of Upset-Heavy US Open
Head dizzy, vision blurry, Bouchard loses to Makarova at US Open, ending Slam semifinal streak
Kirk Rallies to Win the Deutsche Bank
Chris Kirk wins the Deutsche Bank, stating his case as a Ryder Cup pick
Djokovic Tops Kohlschreiber, Reaches US Open QFs
22 in a row: Djokovic extends Grand Slam quarterfinal run by beating Kohlschreiber at US Open
US OPEN SCENE: Azarenka's 'Happy Birthday' Wish
US OPEN SCENE: As a singer, Victoria Azarenka makes a terrific tennis player
Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter
Astros, with 2nd worst record in AL, fire manager Bo Porter and cite need for 'united message'
Gronk Promises He Will Play Sunday; Dolphins Ready
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski promises he will play in opener, Dolphins say they're ready
Raiders Tab Rookie Derek Carr as Starting QB
Start the Carr: Raiders hand keys to offense to rookie quarterback Derek Carr
Homer-Happy Nationals Beat Dodgers 6-4
Denard Span slugs 2 of Nationals' 4 homers in 6-4 victory over Dodgers
Stewart Back on the Track, but Big Issues Remain
Tony Stewart returns to racing at Atlanta, but still facing big issues after 41st-place finish


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