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Report: Kevin Love Won’t Sign Extension With Any Team He’s Traded To

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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Oakland Players Bring Their A-Game To Twitter During MLB Trade Deadline Madness

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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Kevin Durant Applauds LeBron James’ Choice, Says He’s Unsure About His Own

Kevin Durant has two years left on his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, as his 5-year, $89 million deal expires at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. The reigning NBA MVP spoke about that very situation on Tuesday, but not before he applauded LeBron James for announcing his return to Cleveland via a letter on Sports Illustrated’s website. “I thought it was well-thought...
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Red Sox Trade Andrew Miller To Orioles For Pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez

The Boston Red Sox have completed another deadline deal. Left-handed reliever Andrew Miller has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles for left-handed pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, the team announced Thursday afternoon. Miller had been the Red Sox’s most consistent bullpen arm outside of Koji Uehara, and his 2.34 ERA and 0.898 WHIP both are on pace for career bests. The...
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Report: NBA Could Examine New D-League Model In Raising Age Limit

If the NCAA continues to battle any sort of payment to its athletes — and all indications are that it will — it could quickly see one of its professional partners turn into a competitor. The NBA and its players union could pursue a model in which the age minimum is raised to 21 but players are allowed to be drafted out of high school, Sean Deveney of the Sporting News reported...
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Rookie James White Exceeding Expectations In Patriots Training Camp

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick compared James White to Shane Vereen after the New England Patriots spent a fourth-round draft pick on the Wisconsin running back. White might wind up being even more versatile than Vereen based on his performance in Patriots training camp. White hasn’t been limited to third-down duty as a rookie, and he’s standing out in goal line packages...
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Jordy Mercer Home Run Takes Out Woman’s Full Cup Of Beer (GIF)

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer belted a home run to left field during Wednesday’s 7-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, which landed in a perfect spot for one lucky fan to go home with a souvenir. The woman who was sitting in the right spot managed to snag the ball, though she was clearly trying her hardest to avoid it. The problem? It landed directly...
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Jon Lester Trade Solidifies Oakland Athletics As World Series Favorites

How do you make the best team in Major League Baseball better? You add Jon Lester. The Oakland Athletics, who already owned the distinction of baseball’s best team in 2014, solidified themselves as World Series favorites Thursday by acquiring Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The A’s now feature a lights-out...
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Patrick Peterson: ‘I’m Having Fun’ With Richard Sherman Twitter Beef

Patrick Peterson became the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL on Wednesday, signing a five-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals worth $70 million. Peterson’s deal includes $48 million guaranteed, higher than Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s contract extension (worth $40 million guaranteed) that the Super Bowl champ signed in May. That prompted a Twitter feud between...
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Jonny Gomes: ‘I Just Can’t Fathom’ A Player Wanting To Leave Red Sox

Jonny Gomes is heading back home — reluctantly. The outfielder, along with Boston Red Sox teammate Jon Lester, was traded Thursday to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and now will play his games just down the road from his hometown of Petaluma, Calif. Gomes greatly enjoyed his brief time in Boston, though, a one-and-a-half year stint that included a World Series...
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