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MLB Trade Deadline Winners, Losers: 2014 Full Of Crazy Deals (Photos)

So much for the Major League Baseball trade deadline losing its luster. The 2014 deadline will go down as one of the craziest ever. That’s not an exaggeration, either. The MLB non-waiver trade deadline seemed a bit watered down in recent years, with the most important deals not necessarily being the most interesting moves to casual baseball fans. This year was different, however...
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Red Sox Roster Reset: How Trade Deadline Impacted Boston’s 2014 Plans

The Red Sox no longer found the status quo to be acceptable. Boston continued to overhaul its roster Thursday by making a flurry of moves before Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox consummated four trades with four different teams involving 11 players. The Sox, who already traded away pitchers Jake Peavy and Felix Doubront in the last week, enter August...
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Red Sox Trade Deadline Notes: Sizing Up Boston’s Franchise-Altering Day

Have you caught your breath yet? The Red Sox took everyone for a ride Thursday, executing four trades before Major League Baseball’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline. It was a crazy day for several teams across the league, but for Boston, it was franchise-altering. The four trades are listed below. 1. The Red Sox traded left-hander Jon Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash...
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Marlins Lose On Home-Plate Collision Review; MLB To Look Over Rule (Video)

When MLB Rule 7.13 — the home-plate collision rule — was adopted as an experiment for the 2014 season, many were curious as to how well it would actually work. It’s a good rule in theory. It was created to avoid unnecessary injuries, specifically based on the season-ending injuries San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey sustained in 2011 when Florida Marlins outfielder...
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Clay Buchholz: Trades ‘Are Part Of The Game’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz hosted the second annual Buchholz Bowl charity event on Thursday night. In an interview with NESN’s Jamie Erdahl, the Red Sox ace said it was tough to see his teammates traded before the deadline, but he also added that the departures will create opportunities for young players to prove themselves. Watch the entire conversation in the...
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Andrew Miller Trade Won’t Prevent Lefty From Considering Red Sox Reunion

Andrew Miller pitched his way out of Boston. That’s a compliment. The Red Sox traded Miller to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday in exchange for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. The deal — one of four trades executed by the Red Sox on Thursday before the 4 p.m. ET Major League Baseball non-waiver deadline — reflects the leaguewide interest in the left-hander, who is...
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Report: Canadiens ‘Have A Significant Offer On The Table’ For P.K. Subban

The Montreal Canadiens and defenseman P.K. Subban have an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday morning, but they might come to terms on a contract agreement before that point. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported Thursday that the Habs have offered the 2013 Norris Trophy winner a long-term pact. “It’s very likely still that P.K. Subban is going to agree to a long-term deal...
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Matt Hasselbeck: It Was An ‘Honor’ To Be Selected For A Random Drug Test

It’s always kind of nice to be mistaken for being younger than you are. Even professional football players can relate to that feeling. Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck — who turns 39 in September — had a hilarious reaction to being randomly selected to take an NFL drug test Thursday. It was an honor and a privilege to be selected for random drug testing...
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Kevin Love reportedly won't sign extension if traded

The Kevin Love situation has taken an interesting turn. Bob Finnan of the News-Herald reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves power forward has no plans to immediately re-sign with any team that he’s traded to. “In a rather new development, it now looks as if Love won’t sign an extension with any team in which he’s traded, even the Cavaliers,” Finnan writes. “He can get...
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Stephen Drew Trade Offers Red Sox Opportunity To Reset Infield Plans

Stephen Drew’s departure offers the Boston Red Sox an opportunity to start fresh. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington acknowledged Thursday that re-signing Drew earlier this season was a move that simply didn’t work out. Now that the veteran shortstop has been traded to the New York Yankees for Kelly Johnson, the Red Sox can revert to their original 2014 plan, which called...
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Poll Finds Most Americans Would Have Suspended Ray Rice For Full Season

The NFL has received been on the receiving end of a lot of backlash from the media after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended just two games for assaulting his now-wife in a casino elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. Now, a HuffPost/YouGov poll is showing that Americans agree with that backlash. When asked what they believed was the most appropriate punishment for an...
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Jon Lester, David Price Among Big Names Moved Ahead Of Trade Deadline (Photos)

The MLB trade drama lived up to the hype this season, with a flurry of moves being made throughout the day on Thursday, and in the days leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. The Boston Red Sox in particular have been at the center of things, announcing a monster deal with the Oakland  that sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes. While...
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Tampa Bay, Detroit TV Stations Wage Twitter War After David Price Trade (Photos)

Tampa Bay Rays fans didn’t want to see left-handed ace David Price shipped out before Thursday’s MLB trade deadline, but alas, Price was sent to the Detroit Tigers in a blockbuster three-team trade. The Rays acquired pitcher Drew Smyly and shortstop prospect Willy Adames from Detroit and infielder Nick Franklin from the Seattle Mariners. Seattle acquired outfielder Austin Jackson...
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Austin Jackson Traded Mid-Inning, Leaves Field To Standing Ovation (Video)

Outfielder Austin Jackson won’t ever forget where he was or what he was doing the moment he learned he was traded. Jackson was traded to the Seattle Mariners as part of a three-team deal that brought David Price to the Detroit Tigers just minutes before the 4 p.m. EST trade deadline. The only problem with the blockbuster trade, though, was that Jackson was a little preoccupied...
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Marshawn Lynch Ends Holdout, Arrives At Seahawks Training Camp

RENTON, Wash. — Marshawn Lynch has joined Seattle Seahawks training camp after missing the first week. Lynch arrived on Thursday afternoon following the team’s morning practice. The team confirmed Lynch has reported for camp, ending a holdout that spanned a week. ESPN reported earlier Thursday that Lynch was expected to end his holdout. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said after practice...
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A's players bring A-game on Twitter during trade deadline

The Oakland Athletics were among the big winners of this year’s trade deadline, but that wasn’t the only victory the American League West leaders chalked up today. While Billy Beane was off doing his thing to further improve the best team in baseball, his players were busy on Twitter, winning some points for best tweets of the day amid the flurry of action that occurred on Thursday...
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Jon Lester Favorites Bill Simmons’ Tweet About Returning In 2015 (Photo)

Starting pitcher Jon Lester’s Twitter activity after being traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday might reveal something about his future plans. ESPN/Grantland columnist and Boston sports fanatic Bill Simmons sent out a tweet thanking Lester for his time on the Red Sox, telling him he’d see him in Boston in 2015. That tweet was one of just two...
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Yoenis Cespedes: Red Sox ‘A Team With Great History And Great Champions’

Yoenis Cespedes is the newest member of the Boston Red Sox outfield, and the all-star slugger is excited for the next step in his MLB career. Cespedes on Red Sox: "It's a team with great history and great champions, it was tough to watch them win from afar last year... "— Marly~ESPN Deportes (@MarlyRiveraESPN) July 31, 2014 Cespedes: "I will do my very best to...
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Malcolm Subban Was ‘Cheering For P.K.’ In Bruins-Canadiens Playoff Series

Malcolm Subban is a member of the Boston Bruins, but in life, family comes first. The 20-year-old goaltender prospect — who Boston drafted in the first round of the 2012 NHL draft — recently admitted that he was cheering for his brother P.K. Subban during the Montreal Canadiens’ second-round playoff series against the Bruins last spring. Of course, this doesn’t mean that...
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Brandon Marshall: Jay Cutler Will Win NFL MVP, Is A ‘Different’ Person

Pay attention, fantasy owners. Brandon Marshall is making a very bold prediction for Jay Cutler in 2014. Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin visited Chicago Bears training camp on Wednesday, saying that Marshall told him Jay Cutler was poised for a breakout season. “I want to see what happens when they have a healthy Jay Cutler,” Irvin said, via ESPN.com. “I asked Brandon...
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Washington Redskins Rookie Gets Ridiculous Hair Cut, Regrets It (Photo)

Rookie hazing is part of NFL training camps every season. But volunteering to be hazed? That’s a bit different. That’s exactly what Redskins rookie kicker Zach Hocker did, going up for his skit and saying words he would later regret on Wednesday night. “I’ll cut my hair however you want to cut it,” Hocker told his 89 teammates. Hocker then showed them three options, allowing...
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Reports: Detroit Tigers Acquire David Price In Blockbuster Three-Team Trade

The blockbuster trades aren’t over yet. With just minutes until the deadline, the Tampa Bay Rays made the Detroit Tigers the winner of the David Price sweepstakes, sending their ace to Motor City in a three-team trade, according to multiple reports. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal first had the news with CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman confirming shortly after. Detroit’s Austin Jackson...
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Reports: Stephen Drew Traded To Yankees For Kelly Johnson

As if this year’s MLB trade deadline couldn’t get any more active, multiple outlets now are reporting that the Boston Red Sox have shipped Stephen Drew to the Bronx. ESPN.com’s Gordon Edes was the first to report that Drew has been traded to the New York Yankees. The Red Sox will receive infielder Kelly Johnson in return, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Drew’s return...
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John Lackey Trade An Attempt By Red Sox To Strike While Iron Is Hot

John Lackey’s trade value has never been higher, at least since he arrived in Boston. The Red Sox decided to strike while the iron is hot. The Red Sox traded Lackey and minor league pitcher Corey Littrell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in exchange for first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly. The deal nets the Red Sox two younger assets while enhancing...
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Tom Brady: Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner ‘Make You Pay’ For Mistakes

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots players have been asked about new cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner so frequently this summer that the word “revisandbrowner” might as well be added to the team’s lexicon. Tom Brady was grilled on the star cornerbacks on Thursday after the Patriots starting quarterback threw a pick-six to Revis in practice. Brady is quickly...
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