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Tampa Bay Bucs release highly paid cornerback Alteraunn Verner

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Alteraunn Verner was still getting paid like star. His performance, however, was that of a backup. The two could not be reconciled, and so Verner was released by the Tampa Bay Bucs on Thursday. Verner, 28, signed a four-year, $25.5 million contract in 2014, but his play didn’t measure up. The last two seasons, Verner started only nine games, including three in 2016. However, he was due to make $6.5 million in the coming year, even though he had been…

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Rays grow tired of seeing Grant Balfour blow up on the mound

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In the last ride of Grant Balfour, there were runners everywhere. A deficit got out of hand. Gas was thrown on the fire. There was ugly all around. A game was lost. You know, like usual. One of the largest financial mistakes in Rays’ history came to an inglorious end Saturday night. Balfour, brought in as the team’s closer, was released after a miserable outing to the New York Yankees. He walked three. He gave up a grand slam. He turned…

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Welcome home, Angelo Cappelli

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I don’t give a shit about what he did or what anyone says about him, Angelo Cappelli is still a good person; he just made a terrible mistake. And now he has paid his debt to society and needs to be free to live the rest of his life in peace. According to the Department of Corrections, Angelo is due for release today, after more than a year-and-a-half in the can. The only advice I have for him comes from…

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