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Tigers get David Price in three-team deal

In a complex, star-laden three-way deal at Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline, the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers acquired former Cy Young Award winner David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays, strengthening a rotation that already featured Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. The primary players: The Seattle Mariners received outfielder Austin Jackson from the Tigers. The Tigers...
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Peria Jerry Retires From NFL After Five Seasons With Falcons

The veteran defensive tackle will hang up his cleats in training camp. Peria Jerry is walking away from football at the age of 29, according to Jay Glazer. It's a surprising retirement, given that Jerry was coming off arguably his best season in the NFL and was still just 29 years old. We'll likely find out more about the reasoning later on, but it could be anything from...
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2015 shooting guard Terence Davis verbally commits to Ole Miss

Wednesday afternoon Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy received his second verbal commitment in the Class of 2015, as 6-foot-4 shooting guard Terence Davis (Southaven, Mississippi) verbally committed to play basketball at the SEC school. Davis, who is also an accomplished wide receiver at the high school level, picked Ole Miss over Cincinnati and Louisiana Tech and announced his decision...
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Todd Mayo leaves Marquette to pursue professional career

Guard Todd Mayo's sporadic, occasionally troubled career at Marquette came to a close Wednesday. Mayo, who would have been a senior this season, left the team to pursue a professional basketball career. The timing of Mayo's departure leaves an already depth-shy, poor-shooting team in a bind. The Golden Eagles currently have only 10 scholarship players, three fewer than...
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Quinndary Weatherspoon commits to Mississippi State

Velma Jackson shooting guard Quinndary Weatherspoon has committed to Mississippi State. The 6-foot-5, 170 pound prospect chose the Bulldogs over offers from Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee and Wake Forest. A Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection as a junior, Weatherspoon led the Falcons to their second-straight 3A title, averaging 16.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. MSU...
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Small forward granted release from letter of intent at Auburn

Auburn signee Sam Logwood has been released from his national letter of intent, a team spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The small forward signed with Auburn under former coach Tony Barbee and had not yet arrived on campus. The news was first reported by AuburnUndercover.com. Logwood was weighing whether to ask out of his letter of intent following the firing Barbee in March but announced...
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Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon “not reporting at this time”

As a legal investigation continues to cloud the future of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, the university has issued a statement stating the five-stare Class of 2014 addition is not currently reporting to team activities. That is about as close as we have gotten to any word of a possible indefinite suspension for the talented running back expected to contribute right away for the Sooners.
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UH set to land Texas A&M football transfer

Former Texas A&M defensive end Gavin Stansbury plans to transfer to Houston and will be eligible to play immediately, a person with knowledge of Stansbury’s plans said. Stansbury was dismissed from Texas A&M on July 21 by coach Kevin Sumlin for “personal issues.” In April, Stansbury was arrested and charged in Harris County with misdemeanor assault after a Rice University...
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RB Dee Hart transferring from Alabama to Colorado State

Former Orlando Dr. Phillips running back Dee Hart confirmed Wednesday afternoon that he is officially transferring to Colorado State to finish his college football career. Hart, who graduated from Alabama in June, had left the Crimson Tide football program and was looking for a new beginning after working through two knee injuries and dealing with a brush with Tuscaloosa law enforcement...
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FSU’s Jesus “BoBo” Wilson gets plea deal in scooter theft case

Florida State sophomore receiver Jesus “Bobo” Wilson pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors — petit theft and criminal mischief — on Thursday morning, said his attorney, Tim Jansen. Wilson had been suspended indefinitely after being charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a third-degree felony, three weeks ago after allegedly stealing a scooter. Now that Wilson has...
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Miami is the most underrated team in college football

Miami has its flaws. Not the city. The city has beaches, great food, and no winter. But the University of Miami football team, which hasn’t been ranked in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll since 2010, has been left out yet again. But this year, it’s a head scratcher. Since Al Golden’s arrival, the Hurricanes have admirably overcome tough NCAA sanctions that hit the program...
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Ball State announces Cincinnati transfer Posley

Earlier this summer there was speculation that a member of the Cincinnati Bearcats would be on the move to the MAC. Thursday, that came to fruition. Ball State announced in a release that Joshua Posley has transferred into the football program. Because of NCAA transfer rules, the defensive end will have to sit out the 2014 season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining...
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Diamondbacks trade Gerardo Parra to Brewers for prospects Mitch Haniger and Anthony Banda

The Arizona Diamondbacks' crowded outfield just got a little bit less so. The team announced it has dealt Gerardo Parra to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Anthony Banda. Parra, 27, was hitting .259 with six home runs and 30 RBI for the D-backs this season. Parra had a mostly successful six-year run in Arizona, winning Gold Glove Awards for his...
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Florida State No. 1 in preseason coaches poll

Good news, everybody, you can finally get mad about your favorite team being underrated or your rival being overrated. That's right, the preseason coaches poll was released Thursday, which is just another sign that the college football season is almost here. Not surprisingly the top-ranked team is your defending champion Florida State. Who are the other 24 teams to make the...
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Red Sox trade John Lackey to Cardinals for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig

The Cardinals are set to acquire John Lackey from the Red Sox, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Boston will receive Joe Kelly and Allen Craig in the trade. Lackey, 35, is 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA in 21 starts and 137 1/3 innings this season. He returned from Tommy John surgery last year to go 10-13 with a 3.52 ERA in 189 1/3 innings. Lackey was a key piece of the pitching staff...
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Ray Rice: My actions were 'totally inexcusable'

Ray Rice didn't read a prepared statement from a cell phone this time. The Baltimore Ravens running back addressed the media regarding his assault charge for the first time on his own and spoke with emotion about the mistakes he has made. "My actions that night were totally inexcusable. That night, I'm just (gonna) put it this way, that night I just replay over and...
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If your team trades for James Shields you get more than just pitching talent

Pitchers that aren't scheduled to pitch have the best seat in the house to watch a major league baseball game. Sometimes the action can get boring so the guys have to do other things to keep the time moving. Pranks, sunflower seeds, chicken/beer in the clubhouse, and bubble blowing contests are all options for the hurlers.James Shields of the Kansas City Royals may be on the...
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Dodgers Trying Hard For Benoit

The Dodgers are trying hard to acquire Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Yesterday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported the Dodgers and Yankees were in on the 37-year-old reliever. Benoit, who assumed the Padres’ closer role after Huston Street was traded to the Angels, has a 1.88 ERA, 10.7 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 0.63 HR/9, and 38.1% groundball rate...
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Twins, Suzuki Again Discussing Extension

The Twins have re-started extension talks with catcher Kurt Suzuki, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). There is a reasonable chance that agreement will be reached, he adds. Last we heard, an extension seemed unlikely, and Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN tweeted this morning that traction was nonexistent, but apparently a new effort is underway. That being said, prior...
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Royals, Giants Mariners, Reds, Indians looking at Alex Rios

The Royals, Giants and Mariners, and to a lesser degree the Reds and Indians, are in on Ranger outfielder Alex Rios, one of the better hitters on the market. The Yankees do not seem to be heavily involved at this point.
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Bucks Sign Jerryd Bayless

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Jerryd Bayless, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy. Bayless, 25, split the 2013-14 season between the Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics, and averaged 9.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 72 games (19 starts). He was acquired by the Celtics...
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Athletics trade Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

The Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of Fox Sports first reported the deal. Milone, 27, asked the Athletics for a trade earlier this month after being sent to Triple-A following the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel pickups. Oakland acquired Jon Lester on Thursday...
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Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame

The Philadelphia Flyers will induct Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins into the Flyers Hall of Fame during the 2014-15 season, according to team president Paul Holmgren. Lindros and LeClair will be inducted on Thursday, November 20 prior to the team’s game against the Minnesota Wild, while Desjardins will join the group with a ceremony before the Thursday, February...
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Phillies said to be asking for big prospects back for Marlon Byrd

The asking price for Marlon Byrd is said to be extremely for Marlon Byrd, with interested teams saying Philly would have to lower it to move him. Byrd should be among the Phillies most movable pieces, but there's no certainty he goes at this point. Word is, the Phillies handed Seattle a list of three good prospects, and suggested the Mariners pick two to send for Byrd. That...
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Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta to retire at 74

NBA referee Dick Bavetta made his officiating debut in 1975. He's seen just about everything you can imagine on a basketball court. He's refereed championship-clinching games, broken up brawls, watched milestones for players and coaches be met, and he even officiated a game all by himself in the 1980's when the other referee in the game broke his leg in a collision. Bavetta...
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