9:03 PM EDT, Fri July 25, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

Dan Uggla, Tony Abreu up from AAA

Steve Kroner reporting: The Giants made a flurry of moves Friday, ahead of their three-game series against the second-place Dodgers. Most notable: S.F. called up former Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla from Triple-A Fresno and inserted him in the starting lineup against the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke. The Giants also added infielder Tony Abreu from the Grizzlies. Uggla and Abreu take the roster spots of infielders Ehire Adrianza (hamstring strain) and Marco Scutaro (back), who each went on the disabled list. Adrianza re-injured his hamstring in Philadelphia on Thursday. Scutaro’s back clearly...
Sacramento Bee 2 hours ago

Giants call up 2B Dan Uggla from Triple-A

The San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of second baseman Dan Uggla from Triple A-Fresno and put him in the starting lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago

Giants promote 2B Uggla

The San Francisco Giants placed infielders Ehire Adrianza and Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's series opener against the Dodgers and promoted second baseman Dan Uggla from Triple-A Fresno.
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

Giants call up Uggla to start at second Friday night against Dodgers

San Francisco Giants, desperate for help at second, signed Dan Uggla earlier this week and will bat him seventh when Tim Lincecum opposes Zack Greinke at AT&T Park
The Republican 2 hours ago
David Ortiz' back injury not serious, in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. David Price for first time since plunking

David Ortiz' back injury not serious, in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. David Price for first time since plunking

When the lineups came out on Friday, Ortiz was back at DH in his usual No. 3 slot in the batting order.
Full Count | WEEI 4 hours ago

David Ortiz back in Red Sox lineup to face David Price

David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox‘ lineup, allowing he and David Price to renew their rocky relationship Friday night in the first game of a three-game set against the Rays in St. Petersburg. Ortiz had tweaked his back on a checked swing Thursday in an 8-0 loss to the Blue Jays and left […]
Fenway Nation 10 hours ago

War Of The Davids (Ortiz-Price) May Have To Wait

The long-anticipated encounter between Red Sox DH David Ortiz and Tampa ace David Price may have to be postponed to another date. In his final at-bat on Thursday, Ortiz tweaked his back on a check swing and had to leave the game. Reportedly, he's still in pain and may have to miss tonight's David VS....
Plain Dealer 13 hours ago
Cleveland Cavaliers must secure a two-year commitment from Kevin Love before making trade -- Terry Pluto

Cleveland Cavaliers must secure a two-year commitment from Kevin Love before making trade -- Terry Pluto

Kevin Love has a contract for $15.7 million for this season, plus a player option for $16.7 million in 2015-16. The Cavs must insist that Love at least pick up his option for that second season.
Canis Hoopus 10 hours ago

Kevin Love Holding Pattern, Lynx in Action

There is a holding pattern in the Kevin Love trade negotiations that seems unlikely to be resolved anytime soon as Love heads for USA basketball training camp next week. Well, things will probably be in a holding pattern for the next few weeks, as the Cavaliers have signed Andrew Wiggins, meaning...
Justin Rowan / Fear The Sword 9 hours ago

NBA Trade Rumors: The latest on Andrew Wiggins, Nikola Mirotic, and the quest for Kevin Love

Information and misinformation is flying around constantly. Here's the latest in the Kevin Love saga. The only thing we know for sure is that the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking into offers for Kevin Love. Everything that's come out this summer could be true or could be misinformation planted to...
ESPN1stTake 3 hours ago
Video: Cavaliers Sign No. 1 Overall Pick Andrew Wiggins

Watch: Cavaliers Sign No. 1 Overall Pick Andrew Wiggins

First Take’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Cavaliers signing their No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, despite the trade rumors for Kevin Love.
Newsday 38 mins ago

Carmelo Anthony said it came down to the Knicks and Bulls

Carmelo Anthony's free-agency decision wasn't exactly a slam dunk, and the Knicks superstar said he legitimately was torn on where he wanted to spend the prime years of his career.
New York Post 7 hours ago

Carmelo says belief in Phil trumped Bulls after ‘flip-flopping’

Carmelo Anthony says his free agency came down to a decision between the Knicks and Bulls, and his decision to return to New York was motivated purely by his belief...
Posting and Toasting 4 hours ago

Carmelo Anthony spoke about his decision to return to the Knicks

"I was flip-flopping." For the first real time-- like not just answering off-hand questions while preparing to play soccer-- Carmelo Anthony gave an interview regarding his decision to stay with the Knicks on a 5-year, $124 million deal. The whole ESPN article is here. A few selections: "I want...
Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago
A behind-the-scenes look at how Andre Johnson, Texans made peace

A behind-the-scenes look at how Andre Johnson, Texans made peace

Ultimately, owner Bob McNair’s relationship with Andre Johnson played the most significant role in convincing the receiver to report to the Texans on Friday. McNair met with Johnson in his office at NRG Stadium on July 18 and spoke with him on the telephone this week, according to three people with behind-the-scenes insight into the […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press 5 hours ago
Twins: Kurt Suzuki ready for anything as July 31 trade deadline looms

Twins: Kurt Suzuki ready for anything as July 31 trade deadline looms

All-Star Kurt Suzuki knows he'll likely hear his name in trade rumors through July 31, but he isn't going to let it distract him from his job as the Twins' catcher.
MetsBlog 14 hours ago

Mets have contacted Rockies about Tulowitzki and Gonzalez

The Mets have contacted the Rockies to say they’re interested in SS Troy Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez, according to columnist Joel Sherman (NY Post, July 25). However, Sherman writes, “Keep in mind, Tulowitzki has indicated he has become frustrated playing his prime mainly in non-contention,” “And there is belief if he were to request a trade, […]
Plain Dealer 13 hours ago
Josh Gordon spent two weeks in a rehab facility in California after DWI arrest, reports say

Josh Gordon spent two weeks in a rehab facility in California after DWI arrest, reports say

Browns Josh Gordon is making an attempt to stay clean. He checked himself into a rehab facility for two weeks after his DWI arrest, reports say.
Jason Babin's tardiness explained

Jason Babin's tardiness explained

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Jason Babin arrived a day after signing his contract and a day after agreeing to terms. So, why the delay? "It was probably more my fault in signing," Babin said. "I had to clean up some things back home." New York Jets general manager John Idzik suggested that both sides needed more time to get comfortable with the move. "We just wanted to make sure it was right from both ends, to bring Jason in, get a nice full day so he can gain a feel for us our staff, our approach, and talk it through for a day," Idzik said.
CSN Houston 2 hours ago

Rockets sign draft picks Capela, Johnson

First round pick Clint Capela inked his rookie contract, a two year deal with two option years and second round pick Nick Johnson signed a three year deal, fully guaranteed.
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago
Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka returns to New York for MRI on elbow

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka returns to New York for MRI on elbow

Matsuzaka has been a versatile and valuable pitcher for the Mets, swinging between the rotation and bullpen, while posting a 3.87 ERA.

Training camp highlights

Here's our daily quick glance at what happened at training camp today: What happened: The Seahawks opened training camp with a roughly two-hour workout at the VMAC, going in helmets and shorts. The big story: Marshawn Lynch’s holdout became official when he didn’t show up for the first practice. He was the only player on the 90-man roster not present as he attempts to make his point about either getting a new contract, or at least some more up-front money. Per NFL rules, he will be fined $30,000 for each day he misses as a hold out. Play of the day: Rookie Kevin Norwood showed the hands...

Jimmy Graham on returning to the team as "an All-Pro tight end" | Video

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham talks about the difficulty of being away from the team as contract negotiations dragged on and his happiness that the ordeal is behind him.
Stephen Ross excited for on-, off-field progress of Dolphins

Stephen Ross excited for on-, off-field progress of Dolphins

After a sticky morning on the practice field watching his team officially start their preseason program, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross sat down in the air-conditioned media workroom Friday to answer questions from the gathered media throngs.
MetsBlog 8 hours ago

Mets would pay some of Colon’s salary to deal him

The Mets would pay some of Bartolo Colon’s remaining salary this season in an effort to deal him (Martino, July 25). Colon is due roughly $2 million for the remainder of the season. Interested teams are asking the Mets to pay a portion of Colon’s $11 million salary for 2015, according to columnist Joel Sherman […]
Sacramento Bee 5 hours ago
Yankees put Capuano on big league roster

Yankees put Capuano on big league roster

Left-hander Chris Capuano has been put on the New York Yankees major league roster, a day after he was acquired from the Colorado Rockies. FILE - In this May 4, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Chris Capuano winds up for a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the tenth inning of a baseball game in Boston. The New York Yankees have acquired Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West. The Yankees announced after a 4-2 win over Texas on Thursday, July 24, 2014, that they had gotten the 35-year-old Capuano for cash. Capuano started the season...

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