Detroit Tigers release veteran pitcher Zack Godley

July 13 (UPI) — The Detroit Tigers gave veteran right-hander Zack Godley his unconditional release, the team announced Monday. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters the move was made to give the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher a chance to sign with another club. “I like the kid. I was with him out in Arizona,” Gardenhire said. “From what we saw, ...

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Atlanta Braves not changing team name, reviewing 'Tomahawk Chop'

July 12 (UPI) — The Atlanta Braves announced they won’t change their team name but will review the club’s famous “Tomahawk Chop” celebration. In an email to season-ticket holders Sunday, the Braves said the organization “respects the Native American community” and “will always be the Atlanta Braves.” “The Atlanta Braves honors, respects and values the Native American community,” the letter ...

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Eagles' DeSean Jackson to tour Holocaust park after anti-Semitic posts

July 8 (UPI) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has accepted an invitation to tour the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza in Philadelphia after he was criticized for anti-Semitic social media posts and apologized. Jackson on Monday posted an image of a quote falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler. He posted additional messages supporting Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who ...

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