9:16 AM EDT, Wed July 30, 2014
Full Count | WEEI 10 hours ago
As talks advance, Red Sox scratch Jon Lester; Brandon Workman to start Wednesday

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 7 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.
Boston Herald 3 hours 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...
Brownie Points | MLB Pro Blogs 9 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 9 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,...
Newark Star-Ledger 42 mins ago

Phillies trade Cole Hamels? Here are 5 reasons why they should

With the trade deadline looming, Cole Hamels would fetch the Phillies the largest haul of prospects in a trade. Here's a look at why they should look to move their 30-year-old ace.
New York Post 7 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 8 hours ago

Hamels pitches a gem

Cole Hamels tunes out trade talk and pitches the Phillies to a 6-0 victory over the Mets.
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 6 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.
Sacramento Bee 10 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 14 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...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 13 hours ago

TFD: The Knicks reportedly made an awful attempt at trading for Kevin Love

Friday is trash day in our neighborhood. It’s so routine that usually we don’t notice until we go to throw more garbage in the big can in the driveway and presto! it’s empty. This is almost exactly how we feel about a report that we completely missed via the Wall Street Journal a few days ago. On Friday, trash day, it was reported that the Knicks made the grossest of garbage offers for Kevin Love: The Knicks recently attempted to make a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, offering forward Amar’e Stoudemire and his enormous expiring contract, second-year guard Tim...
Green Street | WEEI 6 mins ago

Irish Coffee: If not Kevin Love, then who?

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and trade target Kevin Love arguably comprise the two top free agents on the NBA market next summer. While the possibility of Love coming to Boston has faded, the C’s front office continues to pursue a second star to pair with Rondo. A look at the remaining talent in the […]
CSN Washington 14 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 14 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 9 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.
Browns Beat | Plain Dealer 14 hours ago

Josh Gordon's lawyers will argue second-hand smoke and testing disparity, reports say

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon barely tested positive for marijuana and might have a strong case for his appeal Friday because of the disparity in the two testing bottles, according to profootballtalk.com.
CBS Sports 7 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.

Bryce Harper showing signs of improvement at the plate

If there was anything encouraging about the Nationals’ offense in Tuesday’s scoreless loss, it was the continued improvement of Bryce Harper at the plate. For much of the past week, Harper has struggled to find himself in the batter’s box. When he returned from the all-star break, Harper featured a new stance — “stack and jack,” as it […]
Sactown Royalty 15 hours ago

Kings working out Terrence Williams, trying to recapture the magic of the 2009-2012 glory years

The 2009-2012 era in Sacramento Kings basketball is undoubtedly the one that fans look most fondly upon, and as such the Kings are trying their best to recapture some of that magic.  First was the signing of Omri Casspi, and now RealGM is reporting that the Kings are working out free agent guard Terrence Williams! Free agent guard Terrence Williams has a workout and meeting with the Kings on Thursday in Sacramento, league source tells RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 29, 2014 Williams, a former lottery pick who played 18 games with the Kings back in 2012, spent last...
Tampa Bay Times 10 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.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones declares Tony Romo is 100 percent as the QB is held out of his second practice of camp

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones declares Tony Romo is 100 percent as the QB is held out of his second practice of camp

The Cowboys have held five practices since training camp got underway. Tony Romo has missed two of them. The quarterback had a brief conversation with owner Jerry Jones Tuesday afternoon while the rest of his teammates were on the field. …
Twinkie Town 41 mins ago

Wednesday Twins trade rumors: Kurt Suzuki, Josh Willingham

Here's your morning update, with a little over 30 hours remaining until the trade deadline. Josh Willingham and Kurt Suzuki continue to be the most talked about commodities out of Minnesota. Here's what's been said over the last few hours. Kurt Suzuki Suzuki rumors haven't changed much since yesterday's reveal that the Orioles were "out" of the sweepstakes. I still find that a curious position, but going by Baltimore's lack of a playoff history over the last decade and a half I probably shouldn't be surprised. At any rate, Jayson Stark's brief mention of the situation jives with yesterday...
Oklahoman 14 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
Newsday 10 hours ago

Terry Collins defends giving Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada a night off

Surely, one of the joys of managing in New York must be having to defend every single lineup move. Before last night's game against the Phillies, Mets manager Terry Collins was asked why he wasn't starting Lucas Duda at first base, despite Duda's hot streak since the All-Star break and Collins' stated intention of keeping Duda in the lineup to improve his batting against lefthanded pitchers; and why he hasn't been giving Wilmer Flores more starts at shortstop.
Newark Star-Ledger 6 hours ago

Mets blanked by Phillies, 6-0

Chase Utley grand slam in seventh breaks game open

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