12:37 AM EDT, Tue July 29, 2014

Sox weighing offers for Lester, Miller

BOSTON -- Well, Jon Lester said it would be a “crazy few days,” and as predicted, the Red Sox left-hander has now leaped to the front of the list of the elite pitchers who may be traded by the July 31 deadline. A major league source with knowledge of Boston’s discussions said Monday night it is still “less than 50-50” that the Red Sox trade Lester, based on discussions to date. The same holds true, the source said, for lefty reliever Andrew Miller, although in both cases, he acknowledged that he expects the offers for both pitchers will be sweetened as Thursday's trade deadline...
Brownie Points | MLB Pro Blogs 10 hours ago

Lester-Kemp not likely

Though Jon Lester could well be traded by Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline, two sources told MLB.com that the Red Sox are not interested in acquiring Matt Kemp from the Dodgers in exchange for the lefty, contrary to a rumor that surfaced Sunday. In fact, there has yet to be a lot of dialogue between the […]
Over the Monster 6 hours ago

Red Sox trade rumors: David Ortiz on Jon Lester: "He's a keeper"

The Red Sox designated hitter publicly vouched before Monday's game for the team to sign ace Jon Lester to a long-term extension. BOSTON -- David Ortiz wants Jon Lester on the Red Sox, clear and simple. The designated hitter is aware of all of the surrounding the team prior to Thursday's trade deadline....
Fenway Nation 6 hours ago

O's Now In On Lester; LAD Moving To Hamels?

Multiple reports on FOXSports.com suggest that the Baltimore Orioles are now expressing interest in trading for Red Sox ace Jon Lester. While previous reports had the lefty going to the Dodgers, the latest word is that the Denizens Of Chavez Ravine are turning their attention to the Phillies and Cole...
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago
Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring

Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring

A restaurant owner will be rewarded by getting to see the final regular season game of Jeter's career.
Mark Feinsand / New York Daily News 1 hour ago

Brett Gardner's two homers not enough as Yankees fall to Rangers

Derek Jeter made major-league history and Brett Gardner made personal history Monday night, but none of it was enough to get the Yankees back in the win column.
Newark Star-Ledger 12 hours ago

Joe Torre tells new Derek Jeter stories, says nieces have the hots for Yankees captain

Jeter signed a ball for Torre that had a special message after passing his former manager in career home runs last season.
New York Daily News 1 hour ago

Myers: Giants' Eli Manning hopes to be like retiring Yankees captain Derek Jeter

Eli may be the Mann for the Giants, but like a million others, he wants to be Just Like Jeter. Manning was Derek Jeter’s guest in the Yankee shortstop’s private box at Yankee Stadium nearly three months ago, and the Giants’ quarterback saw so much to admire in the retiring icon.
Report: Timberwolves interested in replacing Kevin Love with Thaddeus Young

Report: Timberwolves interested in replacing Kevin Love with Thaddeus Young

Rumors have swirled for weeks that the Sixers, with the most free cap room in the entire NBA, could be a potential third team in a Kevin Love trade. ESPN's Marc Stein says Minnesota has its sights set on snatching up the Philly's longest tenured player. Thaddeus Young has essentially been on the trading block ever since Sam Hinkie sent Jrue Holiday and the No. 42 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft to New Orleans for Nerlens Noel and the 2014 first round pick that later became Dario Saric. Combine that with the team's surplus of cap space, and the Sixers are a natural candidate to serve as...
Canis Hoopus 7 hours ago

Timberwolves Interested in Thad Young?

Reports have the Wolves interested in acquiring Thad Young from the Sixers to replace Kevin Love at power forward. How would that work? Marc Stein reports on ESPN today that the Wolves would like to acquire Thad Young from the 76ers to replace Kevin Love at power forward should they trade Love to...
Timberwolves Blog | St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago

Report: Wolves interested in Young; summer caravan announced; LaVine flies

A 30-day moratorium with the signings of Cleveland swingman Andrew Wiggins hasn't stopped trade speculation surrounding Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. ESPN's Marc Stein reported Monday the Wolves "have been exploring their options for acquiring (Thaddeus) Young from the (76ers), either through a...
CBS Sports 15 hours ago
Video: Will the Kevin Love to Cleveland trade ever happen?

Watch: Will the Kevin Love to Cleveland trade ever happen?

Will the Timberwolves and the Cavaliers ever pull the trigger on the Kevin Love trade? Sports Illustrated NBA insider Chris Mannix joined TBD in the AM to discuss the latest surrounding the possible trade.
New York Daily News 2 hours ago
Bartolo Colon dazzles, Travos d'Arnaud mashes as Mets rout Phillies

Bartolo Colon dazzles, Travos d'Arnaud mashes as Mets rout Phillies

Bartolo Colon was excellent again for the Mets on Monday night, crafting 7-2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Phillies in a 7-1 victory before 26,525 at Citi Field.
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 40 mins ago

Amid trade chatter, Colon dominates Phils

NEW YORK -- Even dressed in camouflage, there was no disguising Bartolo Colon's dominance on the mound for the scouts in attendance ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. In what could have been his final start as a Met, the right-hander allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings and struck out six in...
Amazin' Stories | Bergen Record 52 mins ago

Colon gives Mets another strong outing in 7-1 win

Bartolo Colon walked off the mound Monday to a standing ovation. It never crossed his mind that he might’ve made his final start with the Mets. With Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline approach, Colon has drawn interest from contenders. While general …

Werth hopes to play Tuesday after spraining ankle

MIAMI — Jayson Werth hopes to return to the Nationals’ lineup Tuesday after departing Monday night’s game with a sprained right ankle, though the veteran right fielder doesn’t expect to know the true severity of the injury until morning. “I won’t know until I wake up tomorrow,” Werth said following Monday’s 7-6 loss to the…
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Werth (ankle) expected to play on Tuesday - Jayson Werth (OF) Washington Nationals

Jayson Werth (ankle) is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Chicago Sun-Times 2 hours ago

Derrick Rose understands critics, now it’s time to ‘prove people wrong’

LAS VEGAS — Early on during Derrick Rose’s rehab from the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2012, it was easy for him to remain insulated from the critics. But even that bubble can pop. Criticism from fans and media is hard to ignore when the volume gets high enough. “Hell, yeah, it’s even more,’’ Rose said Monday when asked if he still thought those who doubt him are fools. “I’m a special player. I still have youth. I’m only 25,...
All Bull | Daily Herald 17 mins ago

Rose excels on first day of Team USA camp (with video)

Derrick Rose took to the court in Las Vegas on Monday as Team USA opened training camp in preparation for the FIBA World Cup next month. The NBA sent out a couple of video clips from practice. One featured Rose dunking with two hands on an inbounds play and the other saw the Bulls guard scoring on a...
Rotoworld 5 hours ago

Derrick Rose: 'My confidence is very high' - Derrick Rose (G) Chicago Bulls

Derrick Rose spoke with media following Monday's Team USA practice, and he is not lacking in confidence.
The Republican 42 mins ago
Allen Webster scheduled to stay in Boston Red Sox rotation for now

Allen Webster scheduled to stay in Boston Red Sox rotation for now

Allen Webster was called up Sunday to take Jake Peavy's spot in the rotation.
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago

Closing time: Felix Doubront, Clay Buchholz shelled as Red Sox endure rout at hands of Blue Jays

A week ago, the Red Sox dished out a 14-1 thrashing against the Blue Jays in Toronto. On Monday night, the Jays returned the favor. There weren’t many bright spots for the Red Sox in Monday night’s 14-1 defeat. In fact, as Felix Doubront was giving up hard-hit balls left and right in the sixth […]
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Felix Doubront lit up in relief - Felix Doubront (S) Boston Red Sox

Mopping up after Clay Buchholz was pulled, Felix Doubront gave up six runs while getting just two outs in the sixth inning Monday against the Red Sox.
Newsday 2 hours ago
Getting Troy Tulowitzki could be season-changer for Mets

Getting Troy Tulowitzki could be season-changer for Mets

Troy Tulowitzki, despite his Derek Jeter fanboy antics, has the potential to be Mike Piazza for this next generation of Mets. Bringing him to Flushing, like Piazza in 1998, could be a game-changer for the franchise, a trade that may speed up the trip from developing team to contender, almost overnight.
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 11 hours ago

Payroll would need big leap to support Tulo

NEW YORK -- Let’s say the Mets pulled off the seemingly unlikely and landed Troy Tulowitzki in a trade this winter, which requires hurdles such as Tulo waiving his no-trade clause and the Mets ponying up the winning package of prospects, starting with Noah Syndergaard. What would the Mets’ payroll...
Miami Herald 28 mins ago
Soriano blows save as Nats lose to Marlins 7-6

Soriano blows save as Nats lose to Marlins 7-6

Washington Nationals closer Rafael Soriano went from milestone to meltdown.
Newsday 1 hour ago

Marlon Byrd again may be a bat for hire as trade deadline looms

After being told yesterday his name has been linked to the Yankees as Thursday's nonwaiver trade deadline approaches, Phillies rightfielder Marlon Byrd was asked if he'd welcome a trade back to New York.
Gang Green Nation 14 hours ago

Jason Babin Contract Details

Jason Babin gets $3.25M over two years with the Jets. Has a base salary of $1.1M in 2014, with another $500k available via roster bonuses. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 28, 2014 The contract details are in, and the Jason Babin singing looks like another cheap deal for the New York Jets. John Idzik sure does love these two-year deals. As a 10+ year veteran, Babin was entitled to a minimum of $955,000 this year and $970,000 next year. He will get slightly more than that in guaranteed money. Last year, Babin had 7.5 sacks as a starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but will likely be...
Baltimore Sun 15 hours ago
Ray Rice does not appeal two-game suspension

Ray Rice does not appeal two-game suspension

Running back will miss divisional games against Bengals, SteelersAs expected, Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy , meaning that the running back will be sidelined for the Ravens' Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and their Sept. 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Newsday 11 hours ago
70 the new passing grade for Giants' Eli Manning

70 the new passing grade for Giants' Eli Manning

Eli Manning has been a lot of things for the Giants during his career. He's a two-time Super Bowl MVP. He's the franchise's all-time leader in touchdown passes, completions and passing yards. He has the second-most wins by any quarterback in the 90-year history of the organization.
Plain Dealer 8 hours ago

LeBron James homecoming tickets sold out

The free tickets, which went on sale at 10 a.m. Monday for the event at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium, were gone by 2:30 p.m.

Nationals-Marlins discussion thread: Game 103

Jordan Zimmermann (6-5, 3.20 ERA) makes his second start of the second half of the season. In his last start, his first since he first dealt with a bicep strain, he allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings and felt rusty. He will be opposed by Nathan Eovaldi (5-6, 4.20 ERA). The lineups are […]

Still no updates on Ryan Zimmerman, who may be out for a while

Five days after Ryan Zimmerman went on the disabled list with a “pretty substantial” right hamstring strain, the Nationals have yet to provide a timetable on Zimmerman’s return. Nationals Manager Matt Williams said before Monday’s game in Miami that there were no new updates on Zimmerman. Zimmerman is still resting, and Williams said he had […]
Athletics Nation 7 hours ago
Craig Gentry placed on disabled list with broken hand; Billy Burns called up

Craig Gentry placed on disabled list with broken hand; Billy Burns called up

The Athletics lose one player and replace him with a somewhat similar player. This is simultaneously really lame and really exciting for the Oakland Athletics. #Athletics place Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list; select Billy Burns from Double-A Midland — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) July 28, 2014 Gentry is an important cog on the team. He's the best outfield defender on the team; yes, even better than Josh Reddick. He's the fastest player on the team, the best base runner, and the best base stealer; yes, een better than Coco Crisp. He's also a decent hitter who gets on base....

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