9:32 AM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014
Boston Herald 8 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 3 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...
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago

Red Sox's Jon Lester trade news intrigues Yankees' Joe Girardi

But won't say whether he wants to see Lester dealt
Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun 12 hours ago

Not close on deal for Jon Lester, but Orioles have 'a couple of active discussions'

Dan Duquette says trade rumors involving Red Sox left-hander 'would be news to me'The Orioles weren’t close to acquiring Boston Red Sox right-hander Jon Lester on Wednesday — one club source said bluntly, “it’s not going to happen” — but executive vice president Dan Duquette continues to...
Tampa Bay Times 15 hours ago
Trade David Price. Now.

Trade David Price. Now.

ST. PETERSBURG — You have to do it, and you have to do it now. Trade David Price.
Rays Index 10 hours ago

David Price Thought The Trade Deadline Was Today

Over the last couple of days, David Price has made several comments that suggest that he thinks there are only 30 days in July (“today is everybody’s last start in July”). But none more than realizing that the trade deadline was still a day away. © The Professor for Rays […]
DRaysBay 10 hours ago

Rays vs. Brewers, game 3 recap: David Price off the mark, offense absent

Yovani Gallardo shuts the Rays down through seven. Probably he won't be traded tomorrow, but he might. David Price is the best pitcher this organization has ever had. He's already won one Cy Young award, and if not for the current ridiculous of Felix Hernandez, he would be on the inside track for another....
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...
Sons of Steve Garvey 32 mins 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...
Dodgers Blog | Orange County Register 8 hours ago

Final: Dodgers 3, Braves 2 (10 innings)

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 walk-off win over the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, at Dodger...
Plain Dealer 2 hours ago
Trade to St. Louis Cardinals a 'bittersweet' ending to Justin Masterson's tenure with the Cleveland Indians

Trade to St. Louis Cardinals a 'bittersweet' ending to Justin Masterson's tenure with the Cleveland Indians

"I said, 'Uh oh. Either I'm going to get beat, or I'm getting traded somewhere,'" Masterson said.
Plain Dealer 13 hours ago

Cleveland Indians' rotation should improve following trade of Justin Masterson

Justin Masterson was struggling so much as a member of the Indians' starting rotation, that his trade to St. Louis could actually make the rotation better.
Plain Dealer 15 hours ago

Cleveland Indians trade pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals

The Indians are sending pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Smith: Contract shows loyalty to Joneses

Smith: Contract shows loyalty to Joneses

OXNARD, Calif. -- Consider the length of left tackle Tyron Smith's contract a sign of his loyalty to the Jones family. A strong case could be made that the 23-year-old Smith would have been better off signing a deal half as long as the eight-year extension that commits him to the Dallas Cowboys through 2023. A shorter extension would have allowed Smith to negotiate another deal when he was in the middle of his prime and after NFL inflation pushed up the price for premier left tackles.
Blogging The Boys 31 mins ago

Cowboys Training Camp News: Smith A Cowboy For Life; Claiborne Hurt; Staff Has Plan For Romo

Latest Cowboys headlines: Tyron Smith issues a statement on his contract extension; Morris Claiborne hurt during practice; Training staff "has a plan" for Tony Romo. Dallas Cowboys Reach Contract Extension With Left Tackle Tyron Smith - Blogging The BoysThe big news of the day: The Dallas Cowboys made...
CBS Sports 2 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.
Chris Bosh returns from vacation, signs five-year, $118M deal with Heat

Chris Bosh returns from vacation, signs five-year, $118M deal with Heat

Chris Bosh has signed his $118 million, five-year contract to stay with the Miami Heat.
Miami Herald 15 hours ago

Bosh officially re-signs with Heat

Chris Bosh has officially re-signed in Miami.
Chicago Sun-Times 11 hours ago

Derrick Rose looks to have locked up spot on Team USA

LAS VEGAS — Whether ­Derrick Rose will make Team USA no longer is in question. Considering the damage he has inflicted on opposing guards ­during the first three days of tryouts, it’s more about when it will be made official. Rose all but did on Wednesday. Well, kind of. In discussing new Bulls teammate Pau Gasol, who was signed as a free agent earlier in the month, Rose mistakenly said, “I talked to [Gasol] before he signed and he said when we get to Spain...
South Side Sox 3 hours ago

White Sox trade rumors: John Danks still scheduled to start

Yankees and Marlins are still reportedly interested, but not strongly enough to change rotation Last July, the rumors circulating Jake Peavy approached their crescendo at the same time he was scheduled to make his next start. Instead of risking an injury or spoiling Peavy's immediate availability to an interested club, the Sox called up Andre Rienzo to make a start in Cleveland. Rienzo made his major-league debut with Peavy present, but the Bulldog switched Sox before the end of the day, and Rienzo spent the rest of the season in the major-league rotation. That's how you'd expect a team to...

Is Alex Rios in Texas Rangers lineup for last time ever?

ARLINGTON – Alex Rios is playing right field and batting third for the Rangers on Wednesday for perhaps the last time. With the non-waivers trade deadline passing at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday, Rios remains one of the outfielders being …
Rip City Project 2 hours ago

Damian Lillard’s Outlook & Odds of Making Team USA

Damian Lillard continues to fight for a coveted spot on the Team USA roster among some of the best players the world has to offer. Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, John Wall, and Kyrie Irving are also vying for the point guard position. There will almost certainly only be three as they prepare for the 2014 […] Damian Lillard’s Outlook & Odds of Making Team USA - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Newark Star-Ledger 2 mins ago

Giants running back David Wilson 'needs a miracle' to get back on the field, source says

Wilson will get answers on Monday, but will they be the ones he's hoping for?
Field Gulls 2 hours ago

Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Thursday

Read! Marshawn Lynch's Mom: "REPORTERS DON'T THINK, THEY GUESS"Marshawn Lynch's mom, Sunshine, did not take kindly to Terry Blount's suggestion that the Seahawks could win without her son and responded with an all-caps rant that included "I GUESS THATS WHY HE HATES REPORTERS." Eleven things you need to know from training camps - NFL.comDivision rivals Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have traded barbs over the years as two of the game's best corners. Now, the Cardinals star can yap about owning the bigger contract. Vic Fangio talks rookie development process, disappointing Tuesday...
Numbers Never Lie 14 hours ago
Video: Will Patrick Peterson's Contract Quiet Richard Sherman?

Watch: Will Patrick Peterson's Contract Quiet Richard Sherman?

Numbers Never Lie's Michael Smith and Jemele Hill discuss the twitter exchange between Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson and if Peterson's new contract with the Cardinals will finally shut Sherman up.
The Lunacy of the NBA's Proposed Immediate Draft Reform

The Lunacy of the NBA's Proposed Immediate Draft Reform

Lukewarm Sports Take: The NBA has clearly targeted Sixers when discussing Draft Lottery reform over the past few months. About 40 minutes before the second day of Orlando Pro Summer League action tipped off back in early July, I walked over to the snack area of the media dining room in the Amway Center hoping to merely stuff my backpack with a few Nature Valley granola bars and head to my seat on press row. That's when an NBA Hall of Famer and former executive approached the snack bar as well, prompting a conversation. We touched on the typical summer league points of interest: Who's...
Texas Rangers Colby Lewis: ‘I didn’t think the adjustment would take this long’

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ARLINGTON – It looked a lot like 2010 on Wednesday night in Arlington. New York in town. A sellout crowd. And Colby Lewis smothering the Yankees. “It was kind of reminiscent of 2010,” said Lewis, who made his best post-hip …
Bless You Boys 27 mins ago
Game 105: White Sox at Tigers

Game 105: White Sox at Tigers

Can the Tigers win their first home series since early July? Drew Smyly takes on fellow left-hander John Danks this afternoon at Comerica Park. Chicago White Sox (52-56) at Detroit Tigers (58-46) Time/Place: 1:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: South Side Sox Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: LHP John Danks (9-6, 4.40 ERA) vs. LHP Drew Smyly (6-9, 3.77 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Danks 21 131.0 6.32 3.16 1.17 1.39 4.63 4.51 0.8 Smyly 17 100.1 7.80 2.78 1.26 1.31 4.17 3.87 1.1 John Danks was in the middle of an...

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