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South Florida Paper Keeps LeBron James Goodbye Short And Sweet (Photo)

The front page of Saturday’s South Florida Sun Sentinel gets straight to the point. LeBron James is leaving the Miami Heat to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers, so there isn’t much reason to rejoice. Here’s the front page of tomorrow's South Florida Sun-Sentinel: http://t.co/0X0nlgbbQI— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) July 11, 2014 The cover of Saturday’s Plain Dealer will...
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Report: Suns Finalizing Sign-And-Trade To Get Isaiah Thomas From Kings

The Phoenix Suns didn’t land LeBron James, but they made one move to solidify their roster. The Suns reached an agreement with Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas on Friday, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported, citing league sources. Thomas is a restricted free agent, so the teams are working out a sign-and-trade deal. USA Today’s Sam Amick confirmed the deal and outlined...
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Jon Lester’s Dominance Making Case For All-Star Game Start (Video)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester is known for his deadly cutter, but it was his curveball that shut down the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Lester pitched seven innings of one-run ball, striking out 12 batters and walking no one. It was his sixth straight quality start, and it showed how all three of his pitches have been shutting down batters. With his recent dominance...
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Heat Organization, LeBron James Thank One Another For Memories With Miami

Miami’s reaction to LeBron James’ decision to return home to Cleveland has been a different story than what happened four years ago in Ohio. LeBron’s announcement that sent the sports world into a frenzy Friday afternoon has been handled with class and respect from all parties involved. Soon after the news broke, Miami Heat owner Micky Arison took to Twitter and thanked LeBron...
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Report: Lakers Trade For Jeremy Lin, Pau Gasol Turns Down Two-Year Offer

The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t going to stand still, even if their day has been overshadowed by LeBron James’ announcement that he’s returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Houston Rockets traded guard Jeremy Lin to the Lakers on Friday, according to ESPN Los Angeles. Lin has one year left on his contract, which will preserve cap space for the Lakers next summer. Los Angeles...
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Red Sox-Astros Live: Boston Begins Final Series Before All-Star Break

7:30 p.m.: If you’re looking for an indication of Jackie Bradley Jr.’s offensive improvement, look no further than Friday’s lineup — although Xander Bogaerts’ and Stephen Drew’s struggles certainly are factors, too. Bradley, who typically bats at the bottom of the order, is batting sixth for the first time in his career. Mike Carp, who provided a walk-off single Thursday...
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Adam Vinatieri’s ‘Snow Bowl’ Field Goal Voted Top Patriots Play

When you think about the most memorable plays in New England Patriots history, two moments from the same season immediately come to mind. But in a close vote, Patriots fans ultimately chose the moment that came first: Adam Vinatieri’s game-tying “Snow Bowl” field goal against the Oakland Raiders in the 2001 divisional playoff. The former Pats kicker was the hero of the Patriots’...
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How Heat, Cavaliers Heard Of LeBron James’ Decision; How SI Broke Story

LeBron James’ decision to leave the Miami Heat and rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers dominated the sports news cycle Friday. Here’s how it all went down. How Sports Illustrated Broke The Story LeBron James announced his return to Cleveland via a first-person essay published on Sports Illustrated’s website at 12:13 p.m. ET. SI senior writer Lee Jenkins helped James construct the...
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Mets’ Single-A Affiliate Offering Season Tickets In Exchange For LeBron Heat Jerseys

Teams around the NBA aren’t the only ones feeling the far-reaching effects of LeBron James’ decision to return to Cleveland. The impact is also being felt in the world of baseball, and the New York Mets are here to brighten fans’ days — no, really. The Mets’ Single-A affiliate located in St. Lucie, Fla., is hoping to cheer up disheartened Miami Heat fans while Cleveland...
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Kyle Busch Wins Pole At New Hampshire; Greg Biffle 27th In NESN30 Car

Kyle Busch drove 138.130 mph around the New Hampshire Motor Speedway track Friday to win the pole for Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301. It’s Busch’s second pole of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. His previous pole win came in March at Martinsville. Jimmie Johnson’s speed of 137.790 mph put him in second, and Denny Hamlin finished third at 137.081, giving Joe Gibbs...
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Kevin Millar: Red Sox Should Have Handled A.J. Pierzynski Differently

Kevin Millar doesn’t necessarily agree with how A.J. Pierzynski’s departure from the Boston Red Sox unfolded. Pierzynski was designated for assignment earlier this week, and reports immediately surfaced suggesting the catcher’s polarizing personality played a role in the decision. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell said Wednesday the move was based...
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Rockies Owner Apologizes For Blunt Emails He Sent To Disgruntled Fans

DENVER — Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort says he’s sorry for his testy reactions to disgruntled fans, including telling one of them that maybe Denver doesn’t deserve a Major League Baseball team anymore. In a statement released by the club Friday, Monfort said he has no intention of moving the team and formally apologized for his prickly email replies. In a series of responses...
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Report: Chris Bosh Agrees To Five-Year, $118M Deal To Remain With Heat

When LeBron James decided to leave the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday morning, many thought that the announcement meant the end of Chris Bosh in Miami, as well. Not so fast. Bosh is in the process of finalizing an agreement to return to the Heat, and Miami is also trying to bring Wade back, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Chris Bosh is...
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A.J. Pierzynski: ‘I’ll Go Anywhere’ After Being DFA’d By Boston Red Sox

Catcher A.J. Pierzynski apparently isn’t closing the book on anything after being designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox this week. The Red Sox decided to part ways with Pierzynski before Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park, calling up catching prospect Christian Vazquez to take the 37-year-old’s place on the major league roster. It sounds...
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Report: Carmelo Anthony Down To Bulls, Knicks; Lakers Out Of Running

Carmelo Anthony has not yet made a decision about where he’ll be playing next season, but he has narrowed down his choices to just two teams. The Los Angeles Lakers are now reportedly out of the running after emerging as a top team to lure Anthony away from the New York Knicks, with the star free agent now deciding between the Chicago Bulls and the Knicks, sources told ESPN’s...
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Larry Fitzgerald: Patriots Never Approached Me About Trade From Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald proved that the rumors back in January about him being traded to the New England Patriots were just that. Fitzgerald told USA Today this week that he never heard about the trade that reportedly was explored last offseason, nor was he ever contacted by the Patriots. “Nothing at all,” Fitzgerald said. “I mean, I heard stuff...
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Mike Carp Batting Cleanup; Christian Vazquez Back In Lineup Against Astros

Mike Carp is being rewarded for his walk-off heroics that powered the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox in 10 innings on Thursday night. With Mike Napoli getting the night off, Carp will bat cleanup and get the start at first base as Boston opens up their final series before the All-Star break, taking on the Astros in Houston. Brock Holt, who singled in the winning...
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Butt Fumble Voted By Fans As Most Memorable New York Jets Play

If you’re a New York Jets or New England Patriots fan, you probably remember where you were when you first saw the Butt Fumble. It was a 2012 Thanksgiving meeting between rivals. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez crashed into the backside of his blocker, Brandon Moore, fumbling the ball. It led to a Patriots touchdown and sparked the scoring in a lopsided 49-19 New England victory...
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Texas Rangers Catcher Geovany Soto Arrested For Marijuana Possession

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of marijuana possession in the town of Grapevine in northeast Tarrant County. Soto, 31, was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under two ounces according to Sgt. Robert Eberling of the Grapevine Police Department. He was released on $500 bail. Soto has not played this season...
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Report: Dwyane Wade Drawing Interest From Chicago Bulls

LeBron James is as good as gone. Chris Bosh is about to follow him out the door. At least the Miami Heat aren’t losing the most beloved player in franchise history, too, right? Oops, hold on … With two-thirds of the so-called “Big Three” departing, Dwyane Wade might be looking for a new home as well. The Chicago Bulls are already “gauging interest” in bringing the free...
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July 11, 2014 Marks 100th Anniversary Of Babe Ruth’s Debut For Boston Red Sox

Babe Ruth made his first start for the Boston Red Sox 100 years ago Friday. The Red Sox purchased Ruth, along with Ernie Shore and Ben Egan from the Baltimore Orioles on July 10, 1914, and on July 11, Ruth made his major league debut, pitching the Sox to a win over the Cleveland Naps (the Baltimore Orioles were a minor-league team in the International League at the time). Ruth...
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Angels Release Left-Hander Rich Hill Days After Acquiring Him From Red Sox

The Los Angeles Angels released veteran left-hander Rich Hill after he cleared waivers Friday, 10 days after acquiring him from the Boston Red Sox. Hill, who signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox in January, went 3-3 with a 3.23 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 39 innings pitched for Triple-A Pawtucket. Hill was traded to the Angels on July 1 in exchange for cash considerations...
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LeBron James Heads To Cleveland, Brings Some Clarity To NBA Free Agency

Everyone was waiting, waiting, waiting on one man. The entire NBA hung on LeBron James’ decision, which he finally made Friday, announcing he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Until his choice was made, nothing substantive could happen anywhere in the league. No teams would risk making a major move on the ever-so-distant chance James might choose them. No elite player would...
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2014 NHL Free Agents: Ranking Top 5 Players Still Unsigned

Many of the top NHL free agents have been signed to new contracts since the market opened on July 1, but there are still several quality players who remain unsigned. Teams that need forward depth, specifically on the third and fourth lines, should be able to find a player who can provide additional scoring and grit without paying a steep price. Let’s take a look at the five-best...
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Joel Embiid’s Failed Recruitment Of LeBron James Comes To Hilarious End

Joel Embiid can go ahead and chalk up his first loss in the NBA before even stepping onto the hardwood. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie has spent his summer hopelessly trying to recruit LeBron James to the City of Brotherly Love, and it has been the best. The third overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft put his all into going after LeBron once he became a free agent, but their one-sided...
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