11:02 PM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015
Raptors HQ 9 hours ago

Despite free agent misses, Masai has plenty of ways to improve the Raptors

With the dreams of adding Wesley Matthews or LaMarcus Aldridge now dead, it's unlikely the Raptors will make another huge free agent splash. But that doesn't mean they're out of ways to improve. In the hours after DeMarre Carroll agreed to join the Raptors on a 4-year / $60 million contract on July 1st, the possibilities seemed endless for what the Raptors could soon look like. LaMarcus Aldridge had spurned the Lakers and had already been swooned by an unexpected contender for his services in the Suns; with a meeting with Toronto still scheduled, there remained a glimmer of hope that he...
Pounding The Rock 6 hours ago

10 cool things about the Spurs signing LaMarcus Aldridge

On July 3rd, the Spurs had zero LaMarcus Aldridges. Now they have one. Let's discuss all the ways this is not a bad thing. Hey guys, guess what? While you were celebrating the Fourth of July the Spurs got LaMarcus Aldridge to agree to a four-year contract. No, I swear, I'm not making this up. It probably...
The Dream Shake 5 hours ago

What LaMarcus Aldridge's deal with the Spurs means for the Rockets

An attempt to organize some thoughts around the biggest free agent signing in 2015. Yesterday, just after noon, LaMarcus Aldridge officially decided to leave Portland and signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs. The biggest signing of 2015, and arguably the biggest in Spurs...
Lou Williams reportedly agrees to three-year contract with Lakers

Lou Williams reportedly agrees to three-year contract with Lakers

The Lakers and veteran combination guard Lou Williams have agreed to on a three-year, $21-million contract, according to Yahoo Sports.
Orange County Register 1 hour ago

Lakers break through in free agency, agree to deals with Lou Williams, Brandon Bass

The Lakers, thought to have struck out in free agency, agreed to deals Sunday with free agents Lou Williams and Brandon Bass, the team announced. The team will sign the players at the conclusion of the NBA moratorium period on Thursday. Williams, the...
Lakers Blog | Orange County Register 6 hours ago

Guard Lou Williams joins the Lakers

Guard Lou Williams, the 2015 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, reportedly signed with the Lakers on Sunday. The deal is for three years, $21 million, according to Yahoo Sports. Williams, 28, averaged a career-high 15.5 points with 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals...
Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago
Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander vows consistency is right around corner

Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander vows consistency is right around corner

Justin Verlander drops to 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA with Sundays 10-5 loss, but he doesnt believe start is a setback in return from injury. Watch video DETROIT -- Vintage Justin Verlander. Even if the final box score isn't going to show it, fans caught a brief glimpse of it in Sunday's 10-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park. After allowing an earned run early in the first inning, Verlander settled down retiring nine straight with four strikeouts. It was more strikeouts than Verlander's had this season in an entire start. The right-hander...
Grand Rapids Press 14 hours ago

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander on the mound as Tigers go for sweep of Toronto

GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (41-39, 3rd in AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (42-41, T-3rd in AL East) When: 1:08 p.m. Where: Comerica Park in Detroit TV: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB Network Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow James Schmehl and Michael...
Grand Rapids Press 8 hours ago

Seventh inning update: Blue Jays 7, Tigers 3

Detroit Tigers, starting pitcher Justin Verlander struggling in series finale against Toronto at Comerica Park. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander's fourth start of the season was his worst. He gave up seven earned runs in five innings to put the Detroit Tigers in a 7-2 hole heading...
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago
Cavaliers considering trade for Joe Johnson, report says, but could it cost them Anderson Varejao?

Cavaliers considering trade for Joe Johnson, report says, but could it cost them Anderson Varejao?

The Cavaliers could be looking to replace J.R. Smith with Joe Johnson, but it may cost them, wait for it, Anderson Varejao to do it.
Net Income / NetsDaily 6 hours ago

Windhorst: Cavs talking to Nets about Joe Johnson

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports that the Nets and Cavaliers are talkiing about a trade that would sent Joe Johnson to Cleveland for Brendan Haywood's $10.2 million non-guaranteed contract and other assets, possibly Anderson Varejao. Cavs considering a trade for Joe Johnson according to sources: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13202763/cleveland-cavaliers-interested-joe-johnson-brooklyn-nets...
Fear The Sword 6 hours ago

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers exploring trade for Joe Johnson

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson could be on the Cavs radar. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Cavaliers are considering a potential deal to acquire Joe Johnson from the Brooklyn Nets. Johnson, who will be making a whopping $24.8 million next season in the last season of his contract, would...
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Detroit Tigers injured star Miguel Cabrera named All-Star starter for third straight year

Detroit Tigers injured star Miguel Cabrera named All-Star starter for third straight year

For the second year in a row, Miguel Cabrera was voted a starting first baseman for the American League. This time, however, hell have to watch the game from the dugout. DETROIT -- For the second year in a row, Miguel Cabrera was voted a starting first baseman for the American League. This time, however, he'll have to watch from the dugout. Cabrera was the only Tigers player to be voted as an American League All-Star starter, but he'll be forced to sit out this year's annual showcase after suffering a Grade 3 calf strain Friday that is expected to keep him...
Bless You Boys 2 hours ago

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera named MLB All-Star starter

However, Cabrera is on the disabled list and will be unable to participate. AL All-Star manager Ned Yost will name Cabrera's replacement. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is an All-Star for the 10th time in his major league career. He was voted by fans as the starting first baseman,...

Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton named starters on NL All-Star team

Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon laughs when recalling how as a 16-year-old he was kicked off the field at Minute Maid Park at the 2004 All-Star Game in which his father, Tom, a three-time All-Star, was participating.
Fish Bytes | Miami Herald 1 hour ago

Stanton, Gordon earn All-Star starting nods from the fans

They've put a lot of smash and flash into a Marlins lineup that often hasn't backed them enough. Sunday night, though, Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon were rewarded for their work. Both earned starting jobs for the 86th All-Star Game...
Newsday 3 hours ago

Alex Rodriguez deserves to be an All-Star

Alex Rodriguez has come a long, long way this season in terms of rehabilitating his PED-stained legacy. Further than most people could have imagined -- including himself.

Strasburg placed on the 15-day DL with oblique strain

The Nationals announced Sunday that right hander Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. The injury occurred in Saturday’s game against the Giants, after Strasburg induced a ground ball in the fourth inning and was seen grimacing before being taken out of the game by manager Matt…

Chris Sale faces old friend in big start Monday

Come Monday, the extra day of rest will be history for Chris Sale, who will try to make history when he faces one of the best in White Sox history at U.S. Cellular Field.
Red Reporter 3 hours ago
Todd Frazier selected to start All Star Game

Todd Frazier selected to start All Star Game

The Reds 3B gets got over the hump and into the starting lineup. Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier saw a late voting push that was good enough to get him into the National League starting lineup for the upcoming All Star Game in Cincinnati, ESPN revealed on their selection show Sunday night.  Frazier had trailed St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter by as many as two million votes as recently as a three weeks ago, but Todd's continued success and a voting press by Reds fans finally had him overtake the lead just prior to the close of the selection window. Frazier is currently tied for the...
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago
Giants beat: Buster Posey an All-Star starter

Giants beat: Buster Posey an All-Star starter

Giants beat: Buster Posey an All-Star starter WASHINGTON — Buster Posey will roll into Cincinnati in a landslide. Posey ran away with the starting catcher spot in National League All-Star voting, gaining nearly 10 million votes and beating the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina by nearly 2.4 million. “Any opportunity to be at the All-Star Game is a unique experience,” Posey said. For the record, Posey was not asked to participate in the Home Run Derby the night before the July 14 game at Citizens Bank Park, even though he has been on a bit of a power tear lately. “There are some guys...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 4 hours ago

Jason Pierre-Paul injures hand in fireworks accident

New York Giants defensive end suffered "severe hand injury" during 4th of July celebration. Fireworks on the 4th of July always seem to land people in the hospital. According to a report first broken by Andy Slater of 930-AM WINZ in Miami, that group of injuries from the 2015 edition of Independence Day celebrations includes New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who "severely injured" his hand. According to a report from TMZ, the injuries include "some of his fingers and his thumb." For more on JPP New York Giants blog Big Blue View Pierre-Paul is originally from...
Back issues send Dodgers pitcher Carlos Frias to disabled list

Back issues send Dodgers pitcher Carlos Frias to disabled list

LOS ANGELES – The revolving door at the back of the Dodgers’ starting rotation is spinning again. Right-hander Carlos Frias went on the disabled list Sunday because of lower back tightness and will miss at least his final two scheduled starts...
Tampa Tribune 6 hours ago

Ramirez stifles Yankees as Rays snap losing streak

Erasmo Ramirez pitched out of early trouble in his latest effective outing against the New York Yankees, and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of some shoddy defense for an 8-1 victory.

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