By Jonathan Roquet

It has been a busy hump day for the sports world with all kinds of news trickling in.

The NFL preseason kicks off on Thursday. There’s a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII (Seahawks at Broncos); position battles surround a very young San Diego Chargers team who host the Dallas Cowboys; and, will Andy Reid’s offense finally take off in Kansas City where the Chiefs will be hosting the Bengals?

And then there’s Major League Baseball. With the Wild Card race heating up in both the National and American League, every game for the teams within reach of the playoffs will have serious implications. The Mariners, who were involved in the blockbuster David Price trade by acquiring outfielder Austin Jackson, are firing on all cylinders to get their offense back on track.

Never mind the near future…August 6, 2014 had some heavy headlines and we captured the best reactions to the news:

5. Tiger Woods To Play In PGA, Says Back Is Pain-Free

Despite having back surgery less than six months ago, the 14-time major champion says he is ready to compete.

4. La Russa Says D-Backs Don’t Deserve Criticism For HBP

Arizona Diamondbacks executive and Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa says Randall Delgado’s pitch into Andrew McCutchen’s back isn’t controversial.

3. Romo Won’t Play First Preseason Game For Cowboys

With Tony Romo sitting out to rest his surgically repaired back, Brandon Weeden will get the start for the Cowboys.

2. Nats Manager: Bryce Harper Won’t Be Sent Down

National Manager Matt Williams lashed out at reporters after it was suggested that Bryce Harper would be sent down to the minor leagues for his poor play this season.

1. Mariners Top Braves 7-3

Chris Young allowed three runs in five innings in the 7-3 victory over the Braves. He struck out six and reached double-digit wins for the first time since 2006.

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