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Byrd goes to Giants...Banged up Cardinals...No deal for Dareus

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 21, 2015 at 3:31 a.m.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and cash from the Cincinnati Reds for minor league pitcher minor league reliever Stephen Johnson. The 37-year-old Byrd hit .237 with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs in 96 games with the Reds. The move comes after right fielder Hunter Pence was placed on the disabled list for the third time this season.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals starting nose tackle Corey Peters will miss the upcoming NFL season after tearing his left ACL in practice on Wednesday. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians says rookie Rodney Gunter will move into the starting nose tackle role after being taken in the fourth round of the draft out of Delaware State. Arians also says starting left guard Mike Iupati (ee-yoo-PAH'-tee) will undergo surgery for a torn left meniscus and will be out three to eight weeks.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two people familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press negotiations between the Bills and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus have stalled. The 25-year-old Dareus will make just over $8 million in the final year of his contract this season. Dareus has been part of an aggressive defense that has combined for an NFL-leading 111 sacks over the past two seasons.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods is just two shots off the lead following his best round in over two years. Woods fired a 6-under 64 in the opening round of the PGA's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. William McGirt, Tom Hoge and Erik Compton share the lead at 8-under heading into the second round.

UNDATED (AP) — Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (YOH'-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO'-nuhs) has agreed to a four-year contract worth $64 million, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Valanciunas averaged a career-high 12.0 points per game last season to go with 8.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. His .572 field goal percentage was second in the NBA.

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