Jon Lester to sign six-year, $155 million deal with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly outbid the Boston Red Sox for the services of one Jon Lester. According to multiple reports, Lester will join the Cubs on a whopping $155 million contract over six years. Jon Lester, Cubs agree on six-year, $155M deal, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Red Sox are runners-up. Their final bid: six for $135M. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 10,...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Clemson QB to have knee surgery, miss bowl

Deshaun Watson’s season is reportedly over. If Clemson wants to win its bowl game against Oklahoma, it will have to do it without the services of star freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson. A report came out earlier today from The Post and Courier which said that Watson will need season-ending surgery on his partially torn ACL in his left knee. According to two separate sources...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Duke coach turned down Michigan job

According to a report by’s Gil Brandt, Michigan football targeted Duke head coach David Cutcliffe as a potential person to fill its head coaching vacancy. The university even went as far as offering the job to the 60-year-old Alabama native. However, Cutcliffe reportedly turned the Wolverines down, opting instead to stay in Durham and coach the Blue Devils. Was told...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers latest to wear 'I can't breathe' shirts

Kobe Bryant and other members of the Los Angeles Lakers are sporting “I can’t breathe” t-shirts as part of what is becoming a widespread protest to show support for the family of Eric Garner, who was killed by a New York police officer earlier this year. Tipping off in moments. #GoLakers — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 10, 2014 ...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints benching former first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro

  The New Orleans Saints have underachieved all year and now, for head coach Sean Payton, the time has came for him to make a change in the back end of his defense to send a message. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Saints will be benching former first round-pick Kenny Vaccaro, relegating him to the bench and elevating former Viking Jamarca Sanford to a more prominent role...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson wants Lakers to lose for high draft pick

Coming into the season, the Los Angeles Lakers weren’t expected to be good, even after the acquisitions of familiar names Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer. And to this point, they haven’t been. The Lakers are currently 5-16 and mere percentage points ahead of the Timberwolves for worst record in the Western Conference. At this pace,...Read More
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox load up, look interesting, remain nimble

The White Sox grab Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson - are they ready to compete for a playoff spot?
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: I'm for two more playoff teams right now

If the 2014 NFL season ended today, the (9-4) Dallas Cowboys would miss the playoffs. But the (5-8) Atlanta Falcons would host a game at the Georgia Dome. That doesn’t seem fair. Not surprisingly, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently voiced his support over the possibility of expanding the playoff format from 12 to 14 teams. It’s been a hot topic of discussion at past...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs acquire Miguel Montero from Diamondbacks

The Chicago Cubs have acquired All-Star catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a deal that has been in the works for a while now. Seen as one of the best defensive catchers in baseball, Montero will also upgrade a catching position in Chicago that was less-than-stellar at the plate last season. Montero hit just .243 this past season, but earned an All-Star appearance...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Newton suffers two lower back fractures in car accident

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton didn’t walk away from Tuesday’s car accident completely unscathed. Newton, who was involved in a two-car accident near the team’s stadium this afternoon, suffered two transverse process fractures in his back and “no further internal injuries,” the Panthers announced. Preliminary tests initially indicated that Newton did not suffer...
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates re-sign Francisco Liriano to 3-year deal

In a winter of runaway inflation, the Pirates have reportedly re-signed Francisco Liriano to a deal that looks downright reasonable. Liriano in agreement with #Pirates on three-year, $39M deal. Pending physical. First reported: @RobertMurrayMLB — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2014 3/$39M is exactly the contract I guessed a month ago, and just $1 million […]
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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