2:33 AM EDT, Fri July 03, 2015
Damian Lillard making trip to LA hoping to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge to stay with Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard making trip to LA hoping to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge to stay with Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard is heading to Southern California to try and convince LaMarcus Aldridge to re-sign with the Trail Blazers.
Rip City Project 3 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers free agency rumor roundup No. 2

LaMarcus Aldridge The Los Angeles Lakers’ initial pitch left Aldridge unimpressed. However, he agreed to grant them another meeting to see if they could get their priorities straight. Aldridge wants to focus on winning potential and his fit with the team, not endorsements and life style. The Lakers...
Arizona Republic 1 hour ago

Trade, pitch set table for Suns' shot at landing Aldridge

After a cap-clearing trade, the Suns' ability to compete with the Spurs for LaMarcus Aldridge is being confirmed on all sides.         
Ira Winderman / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 5 hours ago

Riley's trip to Los Angeles linked to LaMarcus Aldridge

Amid an NBA free agency period when apparently anything goes, the Miami Heat went for the fences late Thursday night, taking a run at Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
Los Angeles Times 9 hours ago

Lakers will get a second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge

The Lakers requested and will receive a second meeting with free agent LaMarcus Aldridge, what they're calling a "follow-up" to their unsuccessful sit-down with him when free agency began Tuesday night.
Trail Blazers strike out on free agent Greg Monroe, who lands with Milwaukee Bucks

Trail Blazers strike out on free agent Greg Monroe, who lands with Milwaukee Bucks

The 6-11 big man agreed to a verbal contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, spurning the Blazers multiyear offer.
Grand Rapids Press 14 hours ago

Greg Monroe leaves Detroit Pistons for three-year, $50-million deal with Bucks

The Pistons never made the playoffs with Monroe, who averaged 14.3 points and 9.2 rebounds during five seasons in Detroit.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 3 hours ago

Milwaukee Bucks reel in Monroe with $50 million deal

The Bucks grabbed 6-foot-11 Greg Monroe, one of the top-rated centers in free agency, on Thursday. In choosing the Bucks, Monroe spurned offers by the Knicks and Lakers.
New York Daily News 12 hours ago

Jets Pro Bowl DT Sheldon Richardson suspended four games

Jets Pro Bowl defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 NFL season.
Chicago Tribune 5 hours ago

Chargers' Antonio Gates among players suspended for NFL drug policy violations

Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies.
CSN Washington 4 hours ago

Scherzer goes distance, but controversial call hands Nats loss

Max Scherzer went the distance for the Nationals -- again -- on Thursday. But a controversial call ultimately spoiled the party in a Washington loss.
Washington Post 4 hours ago

Scherzer strong again, but Braves walk off with a win over Nationals, 2-1

ATLANTA – Complete games or something close to it have been the norm for Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, as routine as the oversized roast beef sandwich he eats before every start, as reliable as his march around the infield before each inning. Read full article >>

Mavericks holding pattern includes Jordan, Barea

The Dallas Mavericks are in a holding pattern for more than one free agent. They are sweating out the late-afternoon meeting today between DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers. A source said today the Mavericks and Clippers are the …
Mavs Moneyball 12 hours ago

Mavericks interested in Roy Hibbert if DeAndre Jordan falls through

The Mavs could take on the bloated salary of the Roy Hibbert. If the Dallas Mavericks swing and miss on DeAndre Jordan, the team is willing to take on the salary of Roy Hibbert, per ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. Source says Mavs would consider a salary-dump deal for Roy Hibbert if DeAndre Jordan doesn't...

Greivis Vasquez gets fresh start; Bucks trade Jared Dudley

On the day Greivis Vasquez was on his way in, Jared Dudley was on his way out. That’s the way it works in the NBA.
Bucks Blog | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 6 hours ago

Jared Dudley on way to Wizards; Bucks get future second-rounder

Jared Dudley, the veteran forward who opted in to the final year of his contract on Tuesday, will be dealt to the Washington Wizards after the moratorium ends on July 9.

Angels Albert Pujols wins AL Player of the Month

Albert Pujols was named American League Player of the Month, taking the award for the first time in his four seasons with the Angels. Pujols hit .330 with 13 homers and 26 RBI in June, tying the Angels record for homers in a month. Pujols won the...
MASN Sports 7 hours ago

Machado denied monthly honor - School of Roch

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had his 12-game hitting streak halted last night, and he learned today that he wasn't named the American League's Player of the Month for June. The honor went to Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, who...
Mavs Moneyball 1 hour ago

Wesley Matthews agrees to sign with the Mavericks

The former Portland Trail Blazer is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, but is a very important get for the Mavs in a few ways. The Dallas Mavericks made Wesley Matthews a priority and it has paid off, as the 28-year-old shooting guard has agreed to a 4-year deal to join the squad, per TNT's David Aldridge. Wes Matthews has agreed in principle with the Mavericks on a four-year deal, per source. Turned down huge offer from Sacramento. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 3, 2015 Matthews turned down a 4-year/$64 million offer from the Sacramento Kings to accept a deal with the...
Akron Beacon Journal 10 hours ago
Indians 5, Rays 4 (10 innings): Mike Aviles homers in 10th to lift Indians to sweep of Rays

Indians 5, Rays 4 (10 innings): Mike Aviles homers in 10th to lift Indians to sweep of Rays

TAMPA, Fla.: Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, giving the Indians a 5-4 victory and four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.Corey Kluber struck out 14 in eight innings. Brian Shaw (1-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Cody Allen struck out the side in the 10th to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities.Aviles homered off Xavier Cedeno (1-0), extending the Rays’ losing streak to five games. Michael Brantley had a RBI single and sacrifice fly for the Indians, who also got run-scoring singles from Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor.
San Francisco Chronicle 11 hours ago

Homers doom Giants, Matt Cain in comeback start

Fernandez held the Giants to three runs in six innings and opened a four-run fifth with a home run off Cain. Later in the inning, Justin Bour, the rookie first baseman filling in for injured Michael Morse, hit a three-run homer off Cain to continue his Giancarlo Stantonization of of the Giants. Fernandez, whose fastball settled at 94 mph after he hit 99 in the first inning, looked more like the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year as the game progressed and struck out six without a walk. After the Marlins fans cheered Fernandez's first pitch wildly, Blanco redirected a 96-mph fastball...
Fear The Sword 10 hours ago
Report: Tristan Thompson and Cavs are still

Report: Tristan Thompson and Cavs are still "apart", deal isn't complete

Well this is a speed bump Yesterday it appeared that the Cleveland Cavaliers completed three deals for major pieces of what they hope will be a championship core: Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and Iman Shumpert. Thompson and Shumpert's deals were a bit eye opening. Instead of the Cavs letting the two test the restricted free agent market, it seemed like they were willing to perhaps pay a little more to get them done and get long-term security. Today, though, it seems that there has been a bump in the road of Thompson's talks: After progress was made yesterday, Cavs & Tristan Thompson are...

Postgame Twinsights: Miguel Sano and his movie crew

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --Everywhere Miguel Sano went Thursday at Kauffman Stadium, his three shadows were sure to follow. One held a boom mike. Another balanced an expensive video camera atop a monopod. The third handled logistics. "My babies," Sano jokingly called them. "I love you guys." The independent filmmakers were gathering footage for "The Miguel Sano Story," the tentative title for their long-planned sequel to "Pelotero," the 2012 film that detailed Sano's controversial signing with the Twins three years earlier at age 16. Trevor Martin, Jonathan Paley and Ross Finkel have more than 1,000...
Express-Times 12 hours ago
Phillies' Aaron Harang headed to disabled list with foot injury, Chad Billingsley added to rotation

Phillies' Aaron Harang headed to disabled list with foot injury, Chad Billingsley added to rotation

Billingsley makes his fourth start of the season Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park.
Mavs Moneyball 13 hours ago
Monta Ellis agrees to four-year deal with Pacers, per report

Monta Ellis agrees to four-year deal with Pacers, per report

Ellis opted out of his $8.3 million player option in Dallas to become a free agent. Monta Ellis has agreed to sign a four-year contract worth $44 million with the Indiana Pacers, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. After two seasons with the Mavericks, Ellis declined a player option worth $8.3 million to become a free agent this summer. The Mavericks made it clear that they had no plans to bring Ellis back should he opt out. While Ellis led Dallas in scoring last year, his chemistry issues and moodiness have been cited as concerns for bringing back the 6'3 shooting guard who was already...

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