Orioles acquire Miller for Rodriguez

File:Andrew Miller on July 20, 2011.jpgThe Baltimore Orioles have acquired Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for Eduardo Rodriguez, according to Brittany Ghiroli.  Miller will add to the Orioles bullpen and has a three and five record this season with a 2.34 era.  Rodriguez was one of the Orioles top prospects but has had trouble recovering from an injury.  Rodriguez is only 21 years old and posted a 4.79 era in double-A Bowie this season.

Miller is a good pickup for the Orioles as he is a solid bullpen arm and has good experience.  Miller has also started in the past but had little success doing so.  Miller has a 5.06 career era. Read more about Orioles acquire Miller for Rodriguez

Ronaldo "CR7" Battle

Cristiano Ronaldo - Croatia vs. Portugal, 10th June 2013.jpgChristiano Ronaldo will be facing legal actions after a certain company representing Ronaldo has asked a man using the “CR7” trademark over here in the United States to give it up. A Danish company called the JBS Textile Group have asked Christopher Renzi to give up the “CR7” trademark because of certain plans to enter the U.S. market with Christiano Ronaldo’s new underwear.

JBS has asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark to cancel Christopher Renzi’s trademark of “CR7”. Renzi has had the “CR7” trademark since 2009 and is working on filing a lawsuit against Ronaldo in order to prove that he owns the license to us the term or nickname “CR7” here in the United States. Renzi who is a fitness enthusiast has been using the nickname “CR7” because of his initials (Christopher Renzi) and the date he was born on October 7th therefor he wants to keep the trademark “CR7”. JBS believes that Renzi used the nickname “CR7” to profit from Ronaldo’s fame. Read more about Ronaldo "CR7" Battle

Urban tears ACL, out for the season

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Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Brent Urban tore his ACL yesterday in practice and will be done for the season. Urban was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft and was really impressing coaches during mini camps and training camps and looked to have a spot in the Ravens defensive line rotation.

This is a tough loss for Urban and the Ravens. Urban is still a raw player and could have used his rookie season to develop, now he will have extra time to study the game. ACL injuries are harder to recover from for bigger athletes but Urban is young enough that he should be ok.  The good thing for the Ravens is that they are very deep on the defensive line.  Read more about Urban tears ACL, out for the season