7:06 AM EDT, Wed July 30, 2014
Full Count | WEEI 8 hours ago

As talks advance, Red Sox scratch Jon Lester; Brandon Workman to start Wednesday

With trade winds blowing around Jon Lester, the Red Sox have scratched the left-hander from his scheduled start on Wednesday against the Blue Jays. The team will recall Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket. “In light of all the uncertainty surrounding Jon Lester, it’s probably in everyone’s best interests that he does not make that start, […]
The Republican 5 hours ago

What could the Boston Red Sox get for Jon Lester?

Now that it's gotten to this point, with the Red Sox setting up their starting rotation in case they trade Lester before Thursday's deadline, the Matt Garza trade is a good measuring stick.
Brownie Points | MLB Pro Blogs 6 hours ago

Lester scratched from start; trade talks continue

The Red Sox did nothing to diminish rumors that Jon Lester will be traded to a contender when they scratched him from Wednesday night’s start against the Blue Jays. “Yeah, Brandon Workman will start tomorrow,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell. “In light of all the uncertainty surrounding Jon...
Boston Herald 1 hour ago

Pirates inquire about Jon Lester

SAN FRANCISCO — In what could be a game-changing addition to their starting rotation, the Pirates have touched base with the Boston Red Sox about left-hander Jon Lester, an industry source told the Tribune-Review on Tuesday.There is no indication, the source said, the Pirates have yet made a formal...
Boston Herald 7 hours ago

Clock ticking on Lester

And so, it has come to this: Will they or won’t they?With the clock ticking down to tomorrow’s nonwaiver trade deadline, Jon Lester has been scratched from tonight’s start at Fenway Park. Rookie Brandon Workman will be recalled to take Lester’s spot against the Blue Jays, and across baseball,...
Sacramento Bee 8 hours ago

Giants ace Matt Cain to visit Tommy John specialist Dr. James Andrews

SAN FRANCISCO - Right-hander Matt Cain is on his way to see Dr. James Andrews, according to a team source.
San Francisco Chronicle 11 hours ago

Matt Cain to see Dr. James Andrews

Steve Kroner reporting … The Giants have confirmed that pitcher Matt Cain is headed to Florida to meet with Dr. James Andrews to get a second opinion on his elbow problem. Andrews will examine Cain on Wednesday morning. Former Giants pitcher Shawn Estes first mentioned Cain’s visit with Dr. Andrews...
Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News 12 hours ago

Matt Cain to see Dr. James Andrews, and other less depressing notes

Two more roster moves today for a team that makes one every day now, it seems. Travis Ishikawa — yes, Travis Ishikawa — had his contract purchased from Triple-A Fresno and Juan Perez was called back up. Adam Duvall was… Continue Reading →The post Matt Cain to see Dr. James Andrews, and other...
With rumors swirling, Kemp homers twice in Dodgers' victory

With rumors swirling, Kemp homers twice in Dodgers' victory

LOS ANGELES – If Matt Kemp wants to be traded, he’s not playing like it. Kemp’s agent has already suggested it might be time for a trade. Mere hours remain until Thursday’s annual trade deadline and rumors continue to swirl, but the right...
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

Dodgers increase NL West lead with 8-4 win over Braves

KEY MOMENT: Matt Kemp hit two home runs, one to center field and one to right, and appeared to be the hitter he was before injuries derailed his career in 2012 and 2013. Kemp, the subject of trade rumors, is batting .452 (14 for 31) in his last eight games.
New York Post 5 hours ago

Cole Hamels makes a lasting impression before trade deadline

Left-hander Cole Hamels has been living in Philadelphia, not inside a cave amid some barren wasteland lately. So yes, he has heard his name mentioned daily in trade rumors. “You...
philly.com 5 hours ago

Hamels pitches a gem

Cole Hamels tunes out trade talk and pitches the Phillies to a 6-0 victory over the Mets.
CSN Washington 12 hours ago

Werth out but says ankle sprain isn't serious

Jayson Werth was out of the Nationals' lineup Tuesday night, but the veteran right fielder doesn't believe his ankle sprain is serious.
Nats Insider | CSN Washington 12 hours ago

Werth out Tuesday but doesn’t believe sprain is serious

MIAMI — Jayson Werth was out of the Nationals’ lineup Tuesday, his sprained right ankle swollen and sore, though still not enough for the veteran right fielder to believe the injury is serious. “I think it’s minor,” he said Tuesday afternoon. Werth hurt himself on an awkward slide into second base during the seventh inning…
Seattle Times 7 hours ago
Josh Gordon of Cleveland Browns reportedly hires attorney Maurice Suh

Josh Gordon of Cleveland Browns reportedly hires attorney Maurice Suh

Facing an indefinite suspension for alleged marijuana use, Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon reportedly has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at an appeal hearing. Suh helped Seahawk Richard Sherman win an appeal of a suspension for an alleged performing-enhancing drugs violation in 2012.
CBS Sports 5 hours ago
Video: Josh Gordon claims

Watch: Josh Gordon claims "second-hand smoke"

Browns receiver Josh Gordon barely tested positive for marijuana and is appealing the NFL season-long suspension against him claiming second-hand smoke. Does he have a case? Allie LaForce and Tony Luftman debate.
Tampa Bay Times 8 hours ago

Rays' David Price awaiting fate as trade deadline approaches

ST. PETERSBURG — It may be no consolation, but David Price goes into today's start at least knowing there soon will be resolution on his trade status with Thursday's 4 p.m. deadline for nonwaiver deals.
Oklahoman 12 hours ago
Kevin Durant tells Pelicans F Anthony Davis he's an 'MVP-caliber player'

Kevin Durant tells Pelicans F Anthony Davis he's an 'MVP-caliber player'

LAS VEGAS – On May 6, Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant delivered one of the most memorable MVP speeches in sports history, an emotional 25-minute soliloquy that thanked countless people in Durant’s life for his success, on and off the court.Read more on NewsOK.com
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago
Calvin Pryor saying he doesn't have a concussion is why the NFL has a protocol

Calvin Pryor saying he doesn't have a concussion is why the NFL has a protocol

The rookie safety said he doesn't have a concussion. But that's not for him to determine.
Grand Rapids Press 12 hours ago
Nick Castellanos scratched from starting lineup due to finger injury; Miguel Cabrera moves to third base

Nick Castellanos scratched from starting lineup due to finger injury; Miguel Cabrera moves to third base

J.D. Martinez was inserted into the lineup in the seventh spot, which was vacated by Castellanos, and will start in right field. DETROIT -- Nick Castellanos was scratched from the starting lineup about an hour prior to the scheduled first pitch of the game Tuesday night between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox. The Tigers said Castellanos was scratched due to a right index finger contusion and is listed as day to day. There were several positional changes but only one in the batting order. Miguel Cabrera moved from first to third, Victor Martinez from...
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago

Mets blanked by Phillies, 6-0

Chase Utley grand slam in seventh breaks game open
San Francisco Chronicle 5 hours ago

More from the latest A’s comeback win

Jeff Samardzija knows that a 4-1 A’s deficit isn’t quite like a 4-1 Cubs deficit. “I’m glad he got to see that,” Bob Melvin said of Samardzija, who watched the final inning of Oakland’s 7-4 win over Houston while getting iced in the clubhouse. “We’ve beein doing that for a while here.” Samardzija knows. “They did it for me my second start with the team. J.D. (Josh  Donaldson) went deep and walked off at home.” That was July 18 against the Orioles. Samardzija, like Tuesday, got a no-decision. He gave up four runs in seven innings, and the A’s won 5-4. ***** The A’s...
Baltimore Sun 6 hours ago

Manny Machado's walk-off home run lifts Orioles past Angels, 7-6, in 12 innings

A nail-biter against the Los Angeles Angels stretched into extra innings before the Orioles prevailed with a 7-6 victory in the 12th on a walk-off homer by third baseman Manny Machado.
Bright Side Of The Sun 12 hours ago
Report: Phoenix Suns And Eric Bledsoe Relationship Close To

Report: Phoenix Suns And Eric Bledsoe Relationship Close To "Irreparable"

Have the negotiations between the Suns and Bledsoe reached a breaking point? A new wrinkle in the Eric Bledsoe free agency saga arose today, when a story by Chris Haynes of Comcast SportsNet reported that the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe's relationship has begun to take an ugly turn. According to the story, a source with knowledge of the situation reported that the contract talks have apparently become strained, and that the "relationship is on the express lane to being ruined." The source mentioned that the two sides are still "very far apart", in regard to the ongoing contract...

Jones reaches 20-home run mark again - School of Roch

Adam Jones homered off Angels starter Jered Weaver tonight with two outs in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game 1-1. Jones has hit 20-plus homers in four consecutive seasons. The Orioles weren't done. Nelson Cruz, walked, Delmon Young singled and J.J. Hardy followed with an RBI...

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