3:34 PM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014
Boston Herald 14 hours ago
End near for Jon Lester, John Lackey at trade deadline?

End near for Jon Lester, John Lackey at trade deadline?

At 7:10 last night, some 21 hours before the non-waiver trade deadline, Jon Lester — John Lackey, too, for that matter — was still dressed in his Red Sox colors, still on the roster and still standing in the home dugout at Fenway Park even as Brandon Workman, called up to take his start, threw the first pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays.Three hours later, after the Sox had lost for the eighth time in nine games, 6-1, Lester and Lackey were still active members of the team, their lockers intact, without any overt signs that a deal was imminent.
Boston Herald 9 hours ago

Marlins eye Red Sox starters Jon Lester, John Lackey as trade deadline looms

MIAMI -- The Marlins' preference is to add a controllable starter before Thursday afternoon's non-waiver trade deadline. That hasn't precluded them from entertaining a rental – specifically Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester.The demand is such that the Red Sox seem poised to acquire at least one top-shelf...
Joe Mcdonald / Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 1 hour ago

The rundown on right-hander Kelly

BOSTON -- While the Red Sox’s starting rotation has been depleted with the trades of Jon Lester to Oakland and John Lackey to St. Louis, Boston did acquire right-hander Joe Kelly from the Cardinals. Kelly, 26, started Game 3 of the 2013 World Series against the Red Sox at Busch Stadium, and had to...
Joe Mcdonald / Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 1 hour ago

Things to know about OF Craig

BOSTON -- The Red Sox prefer players with versatility and proven success, and Allen Craig fits that description. The Sox acquired the outfielder/first baseman, along with pitcher Joe Kelly, from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for starting pitcher John Lackey on Thursday. Craig, 30, was an All-Star...
Baltimore Sun 2 hours ago

Cardinals get Lackey from Red Sox

The St. Louis Cardinals landed another middle-of-the-rotation veteran Thursday, acquiring John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for starting pitcher Joe Kelly and Allen Craig, who can play first base and the corner outfield positions.
Kemp delivers a victory for Dodgers in 10th

Kemp delivers a victory for Dodgers in 10th

LOS ANGELES – Matt Kemp may be the rare athlete who thrives in the midst of trade rumors. As trade speculation involving him abounded for the second straight night, Kemp powered the Dodgers to a 10th-inning win over the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, on...
MetsBlog 34 mins ago

Why is there no talk of Matt Kemp?

The Dodgers do expect to trade OF Matt Kemp before Thursday’s 4 pm non-waiver trade deadline, their GM said (LA Times, July 31). “No one’s ever heard me say we’re shopping Matt Kemp,” he said. “That’s all in another world.”   Matthew Cerrone: The Dodgers want to win now. They’ve invested A LOT of money in […]
Sons of Steve Garvey 6 hours ago

Andre Ethier, Team Player

It's a minor point. But when I looked at the MLB.com wrap of the game tonight, it was pretty cool to see Andre Ethier--who had one plate appearance in three games in San Francisco, and didn't play a lick last night--front and center congratulating Matt Kemp on his game-winning hit. Ethier PH tonight...
Sons of Steve Garvey 34 mins ago

Colletti Takes Two Slots of Top 10 "Worst MLB Contracts"

To be fair, the Rangers (Prince Fielder #1, and Shin-Soo Choo #5) and the Yankees (Alex Rodriguez #8, and CC Sabathia #9) also have two slots on the list. But the Dodgers are called out on two of Ned Colletti's deals: Matt Kemp (#7) and Carl Crawford (#10) (link insider only): 7. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles...
Fear The Sword 5 hours ago

ESPN Report: Kevin Love trade to Cleveland Cavaliers appears "inevitable" as other teams drop out of the running

According to Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein, it looks like it's only a matter of time before a deal gets done. In an article for ESPN yesterday, Brian Windhorst wrote about how Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters are preparing themselves to play with their new teammate on the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James. But LeBron wasn't the only new teammate who Windhorst felt was worth mentioning. He also included Kevin Love, and said that signs were  "pointing toward a deal eventually happening." Later in the day yesterday, Windhorst's ESPN colleague, Marc Stein, said that the Cavs were the only team...
Timberwolves Blog | St. Paul Pioneer Press 15 hours ago

Kevin Love trade: A finality? ESPN says so

The seemingly inevitable appears to be just that. The Timberwolves trade of Kevin Love to Cleveland appears to be just a matter of time. ESPN reported a trade for Love to join LeBron James as a matter of "when," not "if." Wolves trade talks are with with no other team than the Cavaliers, ESPN said. Marc...
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Paul George still see LeBron as rival in CLE - Paul George (G/F) Indiana Pacers

Paul George said LeBron James' move to Cleveland won't change their rivalry.

Revis pick-6 of Brady highlights practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Toward the end of Thursday’s practice, the Patriots’ offense was working on being backed up in its territory when cornerback Darrelle Revis delivered one of the notable plays of the day. With the ball on the 2-yard line, quarterback Tom Brady dropped back into his end zone, was forced to hold the ball a bit longer than desired, and then attempted to fire a short pass over the middle to receiver Kenbrell Thompkins.
Boston Globe 1 hour ago

Patriots Training Camp Notes: Darrelle Revis Making Life Difficult For Offense

The All-Pro defensive back made a nice play against Tom Brady on a day where the defensive backs dominated the wide receivers.
Field Gulls 16 mins ago

Marshawn Lynch to report to training camp, per reports

Marshawn Lynch will report to Seahawks training camp sometime in the next day, reports Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan. Marshawn Lynch is planning to end his holdout and is expected to report to Seattle's training camp in next 24 hours, via @caplannfl and me. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2014 It's still unclear if the Seahawks will waive his fines, which have piled up to fairly absurd numbers -- $30,000 per day (now up to seven days, I believe), plus some 15% of his signing bonus (prorated). That's somewhere in the neighborhood of $405,000, so it will be interesting to see...
KFFL 2 hours ago

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch planning to end holdout

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch ...

MLB Trade Deadline Madness

The 2014 MLB Trade Deadline will destroy us all. Unless it's very pleasant. The Joe Panik Era didn't even get a danged honeymoon period before the trade rumors started popping up again. This one comes from Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, and the headline reads ... Giants, Blue Jays interested in Mets' Daniel Murphy, but Sandy Alderson may not be selling Pros: The Giants could use additional help at second base. Cons: I'll have to learn which one is Daniel Murphy, which one is David Murphy, and which one is Donnie Murphy. I was doing quite okay not knowing. Murphy is a steady...
MetsBlog 4 hours ago

Nationals and Giants are very interested in Daniel Murphy

The Nationals and Giants are “very interested” in acquiring Mets 2B Daniel Murphy, SiriusXM host Jim Duquette said early Thursday. However, a deal between the Mets and Nationals is considered a “longshot,” according to reporter Ken Rosenthal (FoxSports, July 31). The Mets don’t want to trade...
Blogging The Boys 1 hour ago
What Tyron Smith's New Contract Tells About Josh Brent's Future With The Cowboys

What Tyron Smith's New Contract Tells About Josh Brent's Future With The Cowboys

The two events may seem to be largely unconnected, but there is a direct link between the contract Tyron Smith agreed to and the anticipated return of Josh Brent to the Dallas Cowboys. Josh Brent has completed his sentence and the ensuing treatment program after his conviction for intoxicated manslaughter in the death of his friend and teammate Jerry Brown. He is now expected to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to apply for reinstatement. If that is approved, as anticipated, his next stop should be Oxnard, California and the Dallas Cowboys training camp. Coincidentally, the same day...
Todd Archer / Dallas Cowboys Blog | ESPN Dallas 2 hours ago

With Tyron Smith, Tony Romo at ease

OXNARD, Calif. -- When Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo looks to his left, he has a sense of calm. The reason is simple: Tyron Smith. “There is an ease because he is there,” Romo said. “It’s not very often, but he, like anybody, may get beat. You are not going to see that happen multiple...
CBS Sports 8 hours ago
Video: Tyron Smith signs 8-year, $98 million extension with Cowboy

Watch: Tyron Smith signs 8-year, $98 million extension with Cowboy

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith has agreed to an 8-year extension to his contract worth $98 million. TBD in the AM discuss the Cowboys bring some stability to their offensive line.
Battle Red Blog 32 mins ago

Arian Foster: "Media is full of propaganda"

Media is full of propaganda and you're subjected to their agenda. Don't let them think for you. #staysuckafree ✌️ — Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) July 31, 2014 There should be zero doubt now about what the purpose of Arian Foster's hilariously awkward interview yesterday. He clearly does not like the media. Much of the animosity probably stemmed from his well-publicized saga with alleged girlfriend-on-the-side Brittany Norwood. Marshawn Lynch handles his disdain for the media a little differently by just outright ignoring their questions or answering them through a proxy. What...
MetsBlog 3 hours ago

Teams interested in Alex Rios, Mets and Yankees not mentioned

The Yankees and Mets are not mentioned among the five teams showing interest in Rangers OF Alex Rios (Heyman, July 31). The Rangers have been working to trade Rios (Martino, July 29), his market is gaining momentum (Brown, July 30), and Texas will pay a portion of the roughly $5 million left on his deal to make get […]
Newsday 35 mins ago
Michael Vick cuts off interview over starting QB question

Michael Vick cuts off interview over starting QB question

CORTLAND -- Michael Vick abruptly ended his group interview Thursday when a reporter asked him about his least favorite topic: the Jets QB "competition."
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Live trade deadline, game updates: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox (chat)

Live trade deadline, game updates: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox (chat)

Theres a game going on this afternoon, yes. But lets be honest: All eyes will be on Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski today. Todays live blog will serve as both a game thread and a trade deadline chat. FREQUENTLY REFRESH this page for the latest. If you're viewing this on our mobile app, click here for updates and to comment. Who: Detroit Tigers (58-46) vs. Chicago White Sox (52-56)When: 1:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow James Schmehl and Chris Iott...
Bonifacio, others wait on deadline day

Bonifacio, others wait on deadline day

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio entered the team's clubhouse Thursday morning wearing a suit and carrying luggage. One way or another he's leaving town after the day's game against the Colorado Rockies. The Cubs are headed west for a road trip that begins Friday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers but will Bonifacio be on the team plane or is he flying commercial to a new employer? "I still don't know," Bonifacio said as he headed to the batting cages.
U.S.S. Mariner 5 mins ago

Game 108, Mariners at Indians

Chris Young vs. Zach McAllister, 4:05pm It’s the trade deadline! The M’s upgraded their offense by picking up OF Chris Denorfia for Abe Almonte and MiLB RP Stephen Kohlscheen. That’s…that’s not going to grab you many headlines even on a quiet trade deadline day, but it’s going to get lost after the A’s made yet This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Game 108, Mariners at Indians
CSN Washington 48 mins ago

Gio, Nats host Phillies for first of four-game set at Nationals Park

One day after the Nats salvaged their road trip with a 4-3 win over the Marlins, they pick right back up to begin a four-game set with the Phillies at Nationals Park.

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