Shogun Fights VII: Saturday October 20th, 20121st Mariner Arena, Baltmore, MD
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Marcus Vick has had a tough day.
First, he decided to start a Twitter beef with Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy. Vick insinuated on Twitter that his ex-girlfriend contracted an STD from McCoy. (You can read the Tweets here but please note they contain explicit language).
As if that wasn't dumb enough, TMZ released video of Vick running from police in an April incident that resulted in his arrest.
In the video, three Cops are standing around Vick when he takes off. He makes it outside and down the sidewalk. It looks like he may get away, but then he sits down and gives himself up as a cop approaches with his gun drawn.
Vick was wanted for contempt of court in Montgomery County. As officers attempted to arrest Vick, he instead chose to flee from the police. That's right, Vick fled from police over a contempt of court charge. He ultimately pled guilty to resisting arrest.
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BALTIMORE — For the moment, the Orioles are going with 13 pitchers instead of the 12 typically kept by American League teams.
In activating Hyun Soo Kim from the disabled list and Ubaldo Jimenez from the paternity list, the Orioles designated outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment.
The move leaves Tyler Wilson, who was called up on Saturday to temporarily replace Jimenez — but hasn’t been used —on hand for long relief.
The move also leaves the Orioles with a three-man bench. Ryan Flaherty, who is the only spare infielder, can also play the outfield.
Borbon, who was called up when Kim when on the disabled list a week ago, and hit .222 in five games, is valued in the organization, and the Orioles hope he passes through waivers and can be retained.
His speed and defense came in handy when Adam Jones missed a game with back spasms last week.
On Monday night, the Orioles optioned outfielder Dariel Alvarez, who was called up when Joey Rickard went on the disabled list on Friday, to Norfolk.
Last week when Borbon’s contract was purchased from Nortfolk, the Orioles designated outfielder Henry Urrutia for assignment. Urrutia’s immediate future remains in doubt.
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With the Aug. 15 deadline approaching, it appears the Caps may lose a prospect from their 2012 draft class. Forward prospect Thomas DiPauli will become a free agent on Aug. 15 if the Caps are unable to sign him to a contract before then.
Now Craig Custance of ESPN is reporting it is unlikely the Caps will be able to sign DiPauli before Aug. 15.
The news comes as little surprise considering how long the Caps have been trying to sign him and have been unable to do so.
"We're working on trying to sign him," Brian MacLellan said at development camp. "It's been ongoing and we'd like to have him turn pro and play in Hershey next year."
DiPauli was not at the team's development camp in July.
After getting drafted in 2012, DiPauli has spent the last four years playing for Notre Dame. According to the CBA, a player who is drafted before beginning his college career and then plays the next four years in college can become a free agent on Aug. 15 four years after he was drafted if he does not sign an entry-level contract with the team that drafted him. Jimmy Vesey made headlines this spring by deciding not to sign with the Nashville Predators and is expected to head to free agency as well.
As Custance notes, the Caps are still in contention to land his services which begs the question, why would he not just sign?
Vesey was the Hobey Baker Award winner in 2016 as the top college hockey player. He will likely make the jump to the NHL right away regardless of what team he signs with, as Nashville general manager David Poile indicated. There is not the same buzz surrounding DiPauli and it is unclear just what sort of market their will be for his services past Aug. 15. No doubt there will be some interest—he is a young player with a lot of offensive skill and upside—but perhaps not as much as he may be expecting.
The Capitals selected DiPauli in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft. In his senior season at Notre Dame, he was the third leading scorer on the Fighting Irish with 32 points.
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