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Good Morning: Tampa Bay Got Revenge On The Texas Rangers; Advance To Wild Card Round

The Tampa Bay Rays were knocked out of the playoffs by the Texas Rangers in each of the past two seasons, but exacted their revenge on Monday night, as David Price threw a complete game with four strikeouts and picked off two baserunners.

The Tampa Bay Rays were knocked out of the playoffs by the Texas Rangers in each of the past two seasons, but exacted their revenge on Monday night, as David Price threw a complete game with four strikeouts and picked off two baserunners. Evan Longoria had three hits, including a two-run homer, to help give the Rays a 5-3 victory. Despite the collapse, Ron Washington will be back to coach the Rangers next season.

 

The New Orleans Saints beat the daylights out of the Miami Dolphins, moving to 4-0 on the season. The team hailed the return of their "genius" head coach from his year-long suspension for the turnaround. 

 

Josh Freeman is in stage one of the NFLPA's drug program, information that is not supposed to be public. Freeman says he used to have ADHD and that this is basically a misunderstanding. The NFLPA says they're "coming after everyone" for leaking the information. 

 

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As NBA training camps open, LeBron and D. Wade are already fielding questions about next year's free agency.


 

Rajon Rondo and Brad Stevens are "best friends."


 

KG and Jason Kidd are reportedly not seeing eye-to-eye.

 

The Sacramento Kings signed DeMarcus Cousins to a four-year extension.

 

Just a few short days after future NBA commish Adam Silver condemned the Milwaukee Bucks' stadium, owner Herb Kolb said in order to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee, they'll need new digs.


 

Now that Week 4 is in the books, 12 NFL players will return from suspension, mostly for drugs. 

 

San Diego Chargers DE Dwight Freeney tore his quad and may be out for the season.


 

The Pittsburgh Pirates are hoping for more than a cameo in their first playoff appearance in 21 years. 

 

Bud Selig promoted Rob Manfred to MLB's COO, possibly lining him up to replace Selig as MLB commish in 2015.

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The Mets signed manager Terry Collins to a two-year extension with a club-option for 2016.

 

Vanderbilt coach James Franklin was peppered with questions about potentially leaving Vandy to fill Lane Kiffin's spot at USC.

 

Longtime Texas Longhorns AD Deloss Dobbs will step down in 2014.



 

The Jacksonville Jags mascot bet the Indianapolis Colts mascot that whoever lost on Sunday would have to face a firing squad of paintballs. The Jags lost.


 

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Toro Y Moi produced some visuals for "Rose Quartz" off his Janurary album, Anything In Return.

 

 

Wale released a video for "Golden Salvation" from his latest album, The Gifted.

 

DID YOU REALIZE?


 

The government is shutdown, meaning furloughs for nonessential government employees and cuts to military bases, but not to Obamacare (the Congresspeople also still get paid). Democrats and Republicans are, naturally, blaming each other. 

 

Netflix is out to replace your cable box, unless cable companies decide to work with the internet-streaming giant. 

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Edward Snowden was nominated for Europe's top human rights award. 

 

The Justice Department sued North Carolina over their voter-ID laws.


 

 

GOTTA HAVE IT


 

The next member of the Pro Era is ready to step up: CJ Fly releases a track with Ab-Soul ahead of his debut mixtape, Thee Way Eye See It.