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Jarrod Washburn considering a comeback

11.08.10 at 3:24 pm ET
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According to John Paul Morosi of, veteran pitcher Jarrod Washburn said he is thinking about making a comeback after he sat out the 2010 MLB season. Washburn went 8-6 with a 2.64 ERA in the first half of 2009 with the Mariners, but struggled after the All Star Break when he was traded to the Tigers.

“This past week I have already been contacted by a couple teams, just to gauge my interest in coming back, so that has made me think about it a little,” Washburn told

He stressed that he would like to pitch near his Wisconsin home. The Brewers might make sense, as new manager Ron Roenicke was a coach with the Angels when Washburn was with the team. “I will not say I am 100 percent retired because a great opportunity might present itself,” Washburn said.

The southpaw is 107-109 in 300 career starts with a 4.10 career ERA. Washburn said that his knee “feels great.”

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Reports: Wade Phillips fired in Dallas

11.08.10 at 2:52 pm ET
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Local television news stations in Dallas are reporting that the Cowboys have fired head coach Wade Phillips. The Cowboys are scheduled to have a news conference at 5 p.m. Eastern time and it is expected that offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will be named interim coach.

The Cowboys fell to 1-7 after a humiliating 45-7 loss to the Packers Sunday. It’s the worst eight-game start for the Cowboys since the 1989 season.

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Nick Collins hit on Roy Williams could lead to further punishment

11.08.10 at 2:45 pm ET
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Packers safety Nick Collins could be facing a fine or suspension for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Cowboys receiver Roy Williams. Collins hit Williams after an incompletion and was flagged for unnecessary roughness in the third quarter of the Packers‘ 45-7 victory. Williams lay on the ground after the hit and had to be attended to by the Cowboys training staff before leaving the field.

An NFL representative has said that the play is under review. After the game, Williams said that he didn’t think that Collins should be punished. Williams finished with one catch for six yards in the loss.

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Marlins ‘may seriously consider’ trading Dan Uggla

11.08.10 at 2:15 pm ET
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According to’s Joe Frisaro, the Marlins “may seriously consider” trading Dan Uggla this offseason. The second baseman turned down the team’s four-year, $48 million contract this weekend.

According to Ken Rosenthal of, the move “stunned” the Marlins. Uggla is still under team control for another year through salary arbitration, but the Marlins may not be able to sign him after this season.

He is the only second baseman in the league to have hit 30 or more home runs in each of the past four seasons. With the Marlins, Uggla has averaged 31 home runs, 93 RBIs and 99 runs over the past five season, while filling a spot in the heart of the order.

According to Rosenthal, Uggla may have interest in playing for the Red Sox, Yankees or Phillies. Rosenthal also hinted that Uggla could switch positions, as all three teams already have All-Star players at second base.

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Magic’s Jameer Nelson to sit vs. Hawks, Carter will start

11.08.10 at 2:13 pm ET
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Orlando will be without starting point guard Jameer Nelson against the Hawks Monday, in a matchup of two of the heavyweights in the Southeast Division. The Magic will have second-leading scorer Vince Carter in the starting lineup, though. Carter suffered a strained right hip Saturday night when he took a hard fall.

Nelson sprained his left ankle Friday in a win over New Jersey and missed the team’s win over Charlotte Saturday. Coach Stan Van Gundy said he hopes Nelson will be able to return when the Magic play Utah Wednesday.

Nelson is the team’s third-leading scorer and leads the team in assists with 5.5 per game. Chris Duhon will replace Nelson in the starting lineup, with Jason Williams serving as his backup.

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Report: Red Sox show interest in Jayson Werth

11.08.10 at 1:04 pm ET
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A source has told that the Red Sox have called Jayson Werth’s agent, Scott Boras, to show interest in the free agent outfielder. The Sox are also thought to have their some interest in the market’s other top-tier free agent outfielder, Carl Crawford, who is represented by Legacy Sports Group (Greg Genske, Brian Peters). To read the complete report click here.

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Report: Panthers’ Matt Moore placed on IR with shoulder injury

11.08.10 at 1:02 pm ET
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According to Panthers beat writer Joe Person’s Twitter, starting quarterback Matt Moore has been placed on the injured reserve with a torn labrum, ending his season. Moore suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s contest against the Saints when he got hit by defensive lineman Sedrick Ellis. In six games, Moore has thrown for 857 yards, five touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.

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Update: Wade Phillips seen at Cowboys facility

11.08.10 at 12:57 pm ET
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In updating the update, ESPN’s Calvin Watkins reported that Wade Phillips was seen by “several team employees” at the Cowboys facility Monday. Speculation began arising earlier in the day when Phillips’ SUV was not seen in its customary parking spot.

As of midday, Phillips reportedly had yet to speak with all his coaches. A conference was scheduled for 4 p.m. CT on Monday, when more news was expected after a meeting between owner Jerry Jones and his coaching staff.

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Report: A’s win right to negotiate with Hisashi Iwakuma

11.08.10 at 11:41 am ET
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The agent for Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma sent out a tweet Monday morning that implied his client would be negotiating with the Athletics, and it has since been confirmed by Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman.

The A’s have 30 days to agree to a deal with Iwakuma a 29-year-old right-hander who had a 2.81 ERA in 201 innings this season. He was the Pacific League MVP in 2008 when he went 21-4 with a 1.87 ERA.

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Shortstop Jhonny Peralta and Tigers ink two-year deal

11.08.10 at 11:34 am ET
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According to the Tigers’ Twitter feed, the team has completed a two-year, $11.25 million deal with shortstop Jhonny Peralta with a club option for 2013. Though Peralta struggles defensively, the Tigers love his potential as a power-hitting shortstop. The 28-year-old finished with 15 home runs and 81 RBIs last season, although he batted only .249 on the year. The team acquired Peralta in the summer in a deal that sent left-handed pitcher Giovanni Soto to the Indians.

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