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49ers Sign DT Dorsey to 2-Year Extension


National Football League(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- Offensive Tackle Glenn Dorsey signed a two-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday that keeps him with the team through the 2016 season.

Dorsey joined the 49ers in 2013 after playing his first five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The 6-foot-2, 316-pound Dorsey played in all 16 games last season recording two sacks and 30 tackles. He also appeared in all three of the team's playoff games.

"Glenn is a true pro who has quickly become a valued contributor to our organization both on and off the field," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "He is a quick study and a very good football player that has earned this extension, and we look forward to his future contributions."

The 29-year-old Dorsey was selected with the fifth overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Chiefs.

During his six-year NFL career, Dorsey has started 78 of the 82 games he appeared in, compiling 189 tackles, six sacks, and one forced fumble.

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NBA Referee Dick Bavetta is Calling It a Career


Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- NBA referee Dick Bavetta officially retired on Tuesday.

Bavetta began his NBA officiating career on Dec. 2, 1975 and hasn't missed an assigned game since. He finishes his career having refereed in a record 2,635 consecutive regular season games.

The 74-year-old Bavetta also worked three NBA All-Star games, the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona and 27 NBA Finals games.

"On behalf of myself and the entire Bavetta family, I would like to thank the NBA family and the National Basketball Referee Association for allowing me the honor and the privilege of representing them for 39 wonderful years," Bavetta said.

"I am most proud of never having missed an assigned game, be it exhibition, regular season, or playoffs, throughout my entire career. It really has been a great run."

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Steelers Ink Gilbert to New 6-Year Deal


Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers inked right tackle Marcus Gilbert to a new six-year contract Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Gilbert was in the final year of his contract, and ESPN's Scott Brown reports the deal is worth up to $30.8 million and includes a $7.65 million signing bonus.

“It means I am locked in hopefully as a Steeler for the rest of my career,” Gilbert said on the team website. “It’s a blessing to work for a great organization, the Rooney family, Kevin Colbert and Coach (Mike) Tomlin. Just to be around in Pittsburgh, where they show you so much love, I couldn’t be happier and in a better place.”

Gilbert was selected with the 63rd overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Steelers. During his three seasons in Pittsburgh, Gilbert has started 34 games, including all 16 last season.

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Cardinals Place Ellis on DL


Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- Second baseman Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday with a left oblique strain.

The move is retroactive to Aug. 15.

The 37-year-old Ellis has backed up Kolten Wong for most of the second half of the season. Ellis has played in 65 games this season and is hitting .192 with no home runs, 15 runs scored, 12 RBIs, four stolen bases and a .267 on-base percentage.

Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny said the team is "pretty optimistic" that Ellis will only need the minimum stay on the DL.

Infielder Greg Garcia was promoted from Triple-A Memphis to take Ellis' place.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 8/19/14


Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Washington Nationals 8 (71-53) – Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (53-73)

Atlanta Braves 11 (66-60) – Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (64-62)

Houston Astros 7 (53-73) – New York Yankees 4 (63-60)

Seattle Mariners 5 (68-57) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (55-71)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (74-50) – Boston Red Sox 3 (56-69)

Baltimore Orioles 5 (72-52) – Chicago White Sox 1 (59-67)

Milwaukee Brewers 6 (71-55) – Toronto Blue Jays 1 (64-62)

Kansas City Royals 7 (70-55) - Colorado Rockies 4 (49-76)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (68-57) - Cincinnati Reds 4 (61-65)

Cleveland Indians 7 (63-61) - Minnesota Twins 5 (55-69)

Miami Marlins 4 (63-62) - Texas Rangers 3 (48-77) - 10 Innings

Detroit Tigers 8 (67-56) - Tampa Bay Rays 6 (61-64) - 11 Innings

Oakland Athletics 6 (74-51) - New York Mets 2 (59-68)

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (71-56) - San Diego Padres 6 (58-66)

Chicago Cubs 2 (55-70) - San Francisco Giants 0 (65-59) - 5 Innings due to rain

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Report: Ohio State's Braxton Miller Out for the Season


Football Texture/iStockphoto(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entire upcoming college football season after injuring his right shoulder during practice on Monday, according to ESPN.

Miller suffered a shoulder injury during last year’s Orange Bowl game, which required surgery during the off-season.

Under center for the Buckeyes last season, Miller passed for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is the reigning two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.

J.T. Barrett, a redshirt freshman, is expected to be named starter for Ohio State’s season opener against Navy in Baltimore on Aug. 30.

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NY Islanders Getting New Owners


iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(UNIONDALE, N.Y.) -- A group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin have reached an agreement with Charles Wang to take over ownership of the New York Islanders in two years.

The deal is pending approval by the NHL board of governors.

The deal calls for Ledecky and Malkin to purchase a “substantial minority interest” in the club, with them taking over majority ownership in a couple of years.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to become partners in the New York Islanders with Charles, and to pursue our shared dream of winning a fifth Stanley Cup for the greatest fans in the NHL,” Ledecky said in a statement.

The Islanders will play their final season at their longtime home, the Nassau Coliseum, before moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2015.

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Morris Twins Want to Keep Playing Together Past Rookie Deals


Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Having spent most of their basketball careers together, Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris hope to keep playing basketball together after their rookie deals expire next season.

They played on the same youth teams, and the same Prep Charter team in high school growing up in Philadelphia.  They played together at Kansas, and are now playing in the NBA together.

The twins spent their rookie seasons on different teams, but the Suns acquired Marcus via trade during the 2012-2013 season.

“Wherever we’re together, it’s home,” Markieff said via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We just go out there and have fun. The game isn’t the same when we’re apart.”

“It’s a unique situation,” Marcus said. “We’re just trying to do enough so teams can see us as players, as players, and as a tandem.”

“That was our dream growing up -- it’s our life dream to play with each other in the NBA,” Marcus said. “We’re together now. We try to make the best of it. Hopefully, we retire together.”

Both Morris twins are coming off career years. Marcus averaged 9.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, while Markieff averaged 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

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Cardinals' Darnell Dockett Out Entire Season with Torn ACL


Darrin Klimek/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- Before a single regular season game has been played, the Arizona Cardinals have lost one of their best defensive players.  Defensive end Darnell Dockett has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the entire 2014 season.

Dockett suffered the injury during practice on Monday on a passing play during an 11-on-11 period.

"Thank you all for your support & get well wishes. I really do appreciate it. This will be a tough road to recovery but I've been through worse," Dockett tweeted early Tuesday morning.

The 33-year-old Dockett is a three-time Pro Bowl pick who was set to enter his 11th season with the Cardinals.

"He's a great player, a guy we count on day-in and day-out to be a leader and take us where we want to go," defensive tackle Calais Campbell said. "...Hopefully he'll come back soon."

Last season, Dockett recorded 46 tackles to go along with 4.5 sacks. He was a key part of a Cardinals' defense that was ranked first overall in stopping the pass, and ranked sixth overall in the NFL.

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Reds Activate Second Baseman Brandon Phillips Off the DL


Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- In desperate need of a shot in the arm, the struggling Cincinnati Reds have activated second-baseman Brandon Phillips off the disabled list.

Phillips had been out of action since July 11 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

"I would not say he's 100 percent like brand-new and that may not be until spring training of next year," manager Bryan Price said. "But he's definitely good to play."

The Reds could certainly use Phillips back in the lineup. They've been slipping in the standings in recent weeks, losing eight out of their last 10 games and trailing the first-place Milwaukee Brewers by nine games in the NL Central.

Now in his eighth season with the Reds, Phillips is hitting .269 with seven home runs and 40 RBIs in 87 games this season.  He made his return to the team Monday.

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