11:26 AM EST, Fri December 19, 2014
Boston Globe 10 hours ago
Rajon Rondo Tweets Thank You Message to Celtics Fans After Trade

Rajon Rondo Tweets Thank You Message to Celtics Fans After Trade

After being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Rajon Rondo took to Twitter to thank Celtics fans for their years of support during his time in Boston.
Boston Herald 11 hours ago

Rajon Rondo Green no more

Rajon Rondo has lived with trade rumors ever since the demise of the 2008 Celtics championship team.But these are different times, and the Celtics have decided to move on from the last link to their last title. The team last night reached agreement with Dallas on a trade that leaves the Mavericks with...
Green Street | WEEI 2 hours ago

Rajon Rondo thanks Boston on way out of town

Rajon Rondo, who was singing Christmas carols with his Celtics teammates at Boston Children’s Hospital on the evening he was traded to the Mavericks, expressed heartfelt gratitude for his time in the city in a series of tweets. “My time in Boston has meant so much,” he wrote. “I’ve grown up with this city both […]
Boston Herald 11 hours ago

For Rajon Rondo, good cheer... then goodbye

Departing Celtic Rajon Rondo made what was likely his last public appearance in Green yesterday, fa-la-laing with his soon-to-be former teammates at Boston Children’s Hospital.The All-Star point guard, who was traded to Dallas last night, spent the afternoon singing Christmas carols, signing autographs...
Dallas Mavericks Blog | Dallas Morning News 12 hours ago

Mavericks see major move in NBA title odds after trading for Rajon Rondo

Dec 17, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) on the court warming up before the start of the game against the Orlando Magic at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
FOX Sports 15 hours ago
Video: Rajon Rondo trade to the Mavericks, what does it mean for the West?

Watch: Rajon Rondo trade to the Mavericks, what does it mean for the West?

Corey Maggette breaks down Rajon Rondo's move to the Mavericks.
Giants and Jake Peavy reach two-year, $24 million deal

Giants and Jake Peavy reach two-year, $24 million deal

For the second time in three days, the Giants reached an agreement to bring a familiar face back to the pitching staff. Right-hander Jake Peavy has agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal to return to San Francisco, per multiple… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News 1 hour ago

Giants, Jake Peavy agree on two-year, $24 million deal

Right-hander Jake Peavy has agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal to return to San Francisco, per multiple reports, all but setting the 2015 rotation.
Over the Monster 1 hour ago

Are Giants out on James Shields after signing Jake Peavy?

Jake Peavy signing in San Francisco may mean one less competitor for James Shields' services. News broke late last night that Jake Peavy had re-signed with the Giants, choosing to extend his time in San Francisco after the Red Sox sent him to the eventual World Series winners in July. It's a move that...
Fenway Nation 1 hour ago

Peavy Signs Two-Year, $24M Deal With Giants

Jake Peavy (Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)Former Red Sox hurler (and Duck Boat owner) Jake Peavy re-upped with the World Champion Giants on a two-year, $24 million contract. Peavy was a force for the Giants in the pennant drive—but faltered some in the post-season and World Series. The 34-year old righty...
San Diego Union-Tribune 12 hours ago
Padres officially acquire Matt Kemp

Padres officially acquire Matt Kemp

No change in original terms of five-player blockbuster.
Orange County Register 14 hours ago

Kemp deal reportedly finalized, trade to become official

After a bizarre week of delays and speculation, the Dodgers' deal sending outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego will finally be made official Thursday night, according to multiple reports. Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz will become Padres, and $32...
Baltimore Sun 9 hours ago

Dodgers finally complete deal sending Matt Kemp to Padres

The trade sending Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the San Diego Padres was finalized Thursday, one week after the division rivals agreed in principle to the blockbuster deal.
Orange County Register 12 hours ago

Kemp deal is complete, and Dodgers' roster essentially is as well

After a bizarre week of waiting, the Dodgers’ deal sending outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego was finally made official Thursday night. Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz will become Padres, and $32 million of the Dodgers’ money will be sent to San...
Gaslamp Ball 1 hour ago

Padres Getting Justin Upton

This is crazy. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Padres are getting Justin Upton. Sources: #Padres getting Upton. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2014 Man, I don't even know what's happening anymore. This is crazy. I've got no players for you right now, but I'm sure the rest of the Gaslamp Ball team will get that covered for you as soon as possible. But, right now, all I've got for you is that A.J. Preller does not eat. Does not sleep. Does not sneeze. He just trades, trades, trades no matter what. Upton is heading into his final contract year, so this will be...
CSN Washington 1 hour ago

Report: Braves continue makeover, trade star OF Justin Upton

The Braves made another move in their rebuild towards 2017, while the Padres are starting to look like contenders.
Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Padres closing in on deal for Justin Upton - Justin Upton (OF) Atlanta Braves

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres will acquire Justin Upton from the Braves.
Jon Lester 'probably' would have taken 5-year, $120M Red Sox extension last spring

Jon Lester 'probably' would have taken 5-year, $120M Red Sox extension last spring

By now it's clear that the Boston Red Sox's initial extension offer of four years, $70 million to left-handed pitcher Jon Lester during spring training wasn't enough for the two sides to get a deal done. But, hypothetically, say the Red Sox offered Lester a deal similar to the one that Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee got as a free agent in 2010 -- five years, $120 million. Would Lester have taken that deal? "You go back in time and you look at it and you go, 'Probably, yes,' Lester said Thursday night in an appearance on WEEI's Hot Stove show.
Full Count | WEEI 14 hours ago

Jon Lester would’ve said ‘probably yes’ to 5-year/$120 million offer during spring training from Red Sox

Former Red Sox pitcher and current Cubs pitcher Jon Lester joined the Hot Stove Show Thursday night with Mike Mutnansky, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss what the free agent process was like, what the negotiations last spring training were like with the Red Sox, and also what it was like the hours and […]
Red Sox Baseball Coverage | WEEI 14 hours ago

Jon Lester says he would probably have signed with the Red Sox for 5 years and $120M last spring training

Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
New York Daily News 1 hour ago
Mets unlikely to reach deal with Rockies for Troy Tulowitzki

Mets unlikely to reach deal with Rockies for Troy Tulowitzki

The Mets and Rockies have had talks for shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but the odds of a deal happening remain extremely remote.
Newark Star-Ledger 50 mins ago

MLB trade rumors: Mets and Colorado Rockies talking Troy Tulowitzki trade

Tulowitzki has $118 million remaining on his contract. And there are other risks involved. Though an All-Star player, he has been bugged by injuries the last three years -- averaging just 88 games per season in that span.
Hot Hot Hoops 13 hours ago

Broussard: Heat interested in Lance Stephenson

Trading for Stephenson would limit Miami's cap room for the 2016 off-season. Is the player who peeved Heat fans for the last two seasons the answer to their favorite basketball team's early-season woes? Source: Hornets haven't received good offers for Lance Stephenson. Have decided to "keep him for now." Indiana, Miami among teams w/interest — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) December 19, 2014 The mercurial shooting guard turned in a solid season for the top-seeded Indiana Pacers last year and signed a three-year, $27.4 million with the Charlotte Hornets during the off-season....
CSN Washington 2 hours ago

The Redskins' RG3 option decision will be an easy one

There is a lot of hand wringing about the option decision the Redskins will have to make regarding the option year on the contract of Robert Griffin III. In reality it will be an easy call.
CSN Washington 10 hours ago

Kevin Durant rolls ankle, leaves game

Kevin Durant left Thursday night's game with an apparent injury after appearing to roll his ankle.
Field Gulls 4 hours ago
Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

It's the day before the day before. NFL teams are 0-8 since October the week after playing the Seahawks - CBSSports.comThe only thing more difficult than playing the Seahawks is playing the game after you play the Seahawks. K.J. Wright Contract Extension Press ConferenceSeahawks linebacker K.J. Wright talks with the media after signing a contract extension with the Seahawks to keep him in Seattle for four more years. Seahawks extend K.J. Wright | ProFootballTalkThe Seahawks have locked up a young starter on their stellar defense for the next four years. K.J. Wright, the 25-year-old...
Music City Miracles 5 hours ago
Tennessee Titans News Links: The Titans Are Going Streaking

Tennessee Titans News Links: The Titans Are Going Streaking

Your daily serving of Titan linkage! The Titans have a streak of 9 in a row going strong with no sign of letting up. They have lost 9 straight games with the last three coming against the likes of the Giants, the Jets, and the Jaguars. We are reinventing the word suck, and we are creating ways to lose every game. There are no links today. Because nothing notable happened last night. For a full recap of last night, please look at the following GIF. This is your link. Here's how this game relates to last nights game. In a sense, it encompasses all last nights game was. This guy is clearly...

Warriors 114, Thunder 109: Draymond Green plays big as ESPN’s Avery Johnson, Jalen Rose add ‘fuel to the fire’

OAKLAND – There’s little that Draymond Green doesn’t do. In the Warriors’ 114-109 win against Oklahoma City, he had 16 points, nine rebounds and a career-high nine assists as he was in triple-double territory. With Andrew Bogut out indefinitely, there… Continue Reading →The post Warriors 114, Thunder 109: Draymond Green plays big as ESPN’s Avery Johnson, Jalen Rose add ‘fuel to the fire’ appeared first on Inside the Warriors.
Brew Hoop 10 hours ago

Bucks vs. Kings final score: Milwaukee's royally hot shooting night pushes them past Kings in 108-107 win

Box Score The Western Conference is tough? HOGWASH. The Bucks improved to 6-5 against the West and will return home from the pacific coast road trip no worse than .500 after beating the Sacramento Kings 108-107. O.J. Mayo kept the Bucks alive early, scoring 17 of his 19 points in the first quarter. He was the only Buck with a pulse early on, and though some of his shots were off, he kept the team afloat. The Bucks were also able to keep pace with the hot shooting Kings in the first by being scorching hot from the perimeter, going 10-14 from deep in the first half. That mark was the highest...
Posting and Toasting 10 hours ago

Bulls 103, Knicks 97 "That's usually how it looks."

If there's such a thing as a moral loss...this was it. My sister's basement flooded today. She had to call a plumber, which ain't cheap. The plumber noticed something and suggested she contact the fire department. Turned out there was a potentially far more serious problem in her house, one she would never have been aware of if her basement hadn't flooded. The universe unfolds as it must. It doesn't matter if we understand why, or if we like how it unfolds. All we can do is trust it. This is the mindset I bring to the 2015 Knicks. The 2015 Knicks are designed with 2016 and beyond in mind....
Habs Eyes On The Prize 3 hours ago
Canadiens vs Ducks recap: Max Pacioretty injured during disappointing loss

Canadiens vs Ducks recap: Max Pacioretty injured during disappointing loss

The loss to the Ducks wasn't the only thing that hurt last night, as Max Pacioretty was sent to the hospital following a hit by Clayton Stoner. Saku Koivu's ceremony was on point. It was incredibly emotional, and as per usual with anything associated with Saku, it was inspirational. In recent weeks, the Canadiens have had a pretty good crash course in what being a good captain is all about, which should come in handy down the road when it comes time to give someone the "C'. Image credit: Check hockeystats.ca for more detailed information Unfortunately for the Canadiens, it was...
NHL 10 hours ago
Video: Postgame Recap: Ducks vs Canadiens

Watch: Postgame Recap: Ducks vs Canadiens

Watch highlights and a recap of the Anaheim Ducks and Montreal Canadiens game on December 18, 2014.

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