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  • Mariners trade starter J.A. Happ to Pirates for local pitching prospect Adrian Sampson

    ESPN 710 Seattle "The Mariners dealt starting pitcher J.A. Happ to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Triple-A pitcher and local product Adrian Sampson just before Friday afternoon's MLB trade deadline. The trade is the third in the last two days for Seattle, who also sent reliever Mark Lowe to Toronto for three..." July 31

  • Pirates pick up Michael Morse from the Dodgers for Jose Tabata

    Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates have acquired Michael Morse from the Dodgers in exchange for Jose Tabata. Morse was DFA’d by the Dodgers after they got him in that big Braves-Marlins-Dodgers deal. He’s having a bad year –he’s hit only .214/.277/.314 in 173 plate appearances — but he can..." July 31

  • Rangers add Marlins reliever Sam Dyson in trade as deadline closes

    Dallas Morning News "Minutes before the trading deadline, the Rangers added power bullpen arm Sam Dyson in a deal with the Miami Marlins that sent catcher Tomas Telis and left-handed reliever Cody Ege to South Florida the club announced. Dyson, 27, is another power arm, who averages 95-97 mph with his fastball,..." July 31

  • Oakland A's acquire Felix Doubront from Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations

    Athletics Nation "Cash considerations are on the move again, as the Oakland Athletics have acquired left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront from the Toronto Blue Jays. The acquisition was announced with about 30 minutes before Friday's 1:00 PM Pacific Time non-waiver trade deadline. Doubront is out of options, and will..." July 31

  • Indians trade RP Marc Rzepczynski to San Diego Padres

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Indians have reportedly made another trade, this one just before the 4 p.m. deadline, dealing left-handed relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte. ESPN’s Keith Law was the first with the report. UPDATE: The Indians have confirmed the..." July 31

  • Sixers Acquire Gerald Wallace And A Draft Consideration "The Philadelphia 76ers today announced they have acquired forward Gerald Wallace and a draft consideration from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for power forward Jason Thompson Wallace, a 14-year veteran, has appeared in 832 career regular season games, averaging 12 points, six rebounds,..." July 31

  • Jordan Hill of the Pacers arrested for alleged reckless driving

    Indianapolis Star "New Indiana Pacers big man Jordan Hill has been arrested for alleged reckless driving in Georgia, the team said Friday in a news release. What team president said in the news release: "We have been informed Jordan was arrested for allegedly reckless driving in Atlanta, Georgia. It is obvious..." July 31

  • Knicks, Sasha Vujacic Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks and Sasha Vujacic have agreed to a one-year deal, league sources tell Shams Charania of RealGM (Twitter link). David Pick of reported Thursday that the sides had engaged in talks. The 31-year-old has appeared in only two NBA games since the 2011 lockout, but it appears..." July 31

  • Hawks forward Mike Scott faces felony drug charges after chase in Banks County

    Fox Atlanta "Atlanta Hawks forward James Michael "Mike" Scott was arrested by Banks County deputies on Thursday after a chase. The 27-year-old now faces felony drug possession charges. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office said Scott was in a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe that fled a traffic stop on Interstate 85 around..." July 31

  • Nancy Lieberman expected to become Kings assistant coach

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings are expected to hire Nancy Lieberman, the 1996 Hall of Fame inductee and assistant general manager of the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League team, as an assistant coach. “Definitely I’m going to offer her a job,” Kings vice president Vlade Divac said Thursday. “George (Karl) and I talked..." July 31

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  • Trent Richardson lands on non-football injury list

    Pro Football Talk "Trent Richardson’s fresh start with the Raiders has hit a snag. The running back has been placed on the non-football injury list to open camp. The Raiders didn’t disclose an injury, but it’s possible that Richardson failed to pass the team’s conditioning test or has some issue that kept him..." July 31

  • Vernon Davis fired advisor who recommended holdout

    CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis took part fully in the 49ers’ offseason program a year after his failed and, admittedly, ill-conceived attempt to leverage for a new contract in 2014. Davis, 31, reported to training camp on Friday saying he felt as fresh as he did as a rookie. He said he is determined to..." July 31

  • Zimmer says Peterson is looking like a Hall of Famer at training camp

    Pro Football Talk "Adrian Peterson is as good as ever after a year away. That’s the word from Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who said on today’s PFT Live that his star running back stayed in great shape while he missed 15 games last year for abusing his son. Zimmer says Peterson seems excited for the season and looks..." July 31

  • NFL, NFLPA want a resolution to the Brady lawsuit before 2015 season

    CBS Sports "It's been widely believed that the NFL and NFLPA lawsuit regarding Tom Brady's suspension could drag out for a lengthy amount of time. However, according to court documents obtained by, the two sides have agreed to find a "final resolution" to the matter before the 2015 NFL season..." July 31

  • Flyers agree to multi-year contract extension with Jakub Voracek "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms with 6’2”, 214-lb right wing Jakub Voracek on a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Voracek (25, 8/15/1989) completed his seventh NHL season in 2014-15 and led the Flyers with 81 points..." July 31

  • Habs’ Galchenyuk inks two-year extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Galchenyuk has a lot of potential and over the course of his next deal, he’ll have a chance to prove that he’s worth a much bigger contract. The Montreal Canadiens announced tonight that they have signed Galchenyuk to a two-year bridge deal. The team didn’t disclose the terms of the..." July 31

  • Sabres owner Terry Pegula says past two losing seasons were a success

    CBS Sports "When it comes to their play on the ice the Buffalo Sabres have been the worst team in hockey over the past two seasons, winning only 44 games over that stretch. The amazing thing about that two-year win total is the fact there were 12 teams in the NHL that won more than 44 games in 2014-15 alone...." July 31

  • Canucks, Sutter closing in on five-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jim Benning wasn’t kidding when he called Brandon Sutter a “foundation piece.” Just days after acquiring Sutter from Pittsburgh in a multi-player trade, the Canucks GM is reportedly close to inking the 26-year-old to a fairly large extension, per Sportsnet. If accurate, the extension — which..." July 30

  • Bruins owner: Chiarelli fired because of an unwillingness to turn over the roster

    CSN New England "Less than a year ago, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs declared Peter Chiarelli “one of the best in the business” amid a successful run as general manager of his Original Six franchise. But nine month later Jacobs admitted things changed quickly with Chiarelli fired back in April amid salary cap issues..." July 30

  • No charges filed against LSU QB Anthony Jennings, two other Tigers, DA says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "No charges will be filed against LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and two other players arrested for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Friday. Jennings, defensive lineman Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas..." July 31

  • Wisconsin may change admissions process to help recruits

    CBS Sports "On the one hand, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez insisted Thursday that his program's tougher admissions process for athletes compared to other schools has not competitively hurt the Badgers. On the other hand, Alvarez said Wisconsin is discussing a return to its old process so recruits..." July 31

  • Victim asks for charges against LSU players to be dropped

    CBS Sports "The LSU student at the center of an on-campus break-in involving three LSU football players has asked that the charges against the players be dropped. LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings, defensive lineman Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas were arrested in June and charged with..." July 30

  • Nick Saban was 'not interested' in Texas job and 'never will be'

    Tuscaloosa News "Nick Saban coaches at Alabama. He traveled to Northwest Florida to speak to a booster club on Tuesday night. Talk of Saban and Texas can cross state lines freely. Saban offered slight detail about his agent Jimmy Sexton's conversations with Texas, saying Sexton called him “about 15 times” to..." July 29

  • After failing to gain admission at Wisconsin, teams scramble for four-star RB

    Fox Sports - College Football "Unfortunately for Jordan Stevenson, his college football career has gotten off to a rocky start as he failed to qualify at Wisconsin and has been granted his release from the school. While Stevenson may not get to attend his first choice of schools, he now has several excellent suitors to choose..." July 27

  • SDSU's Matt Shrigley tears ACL

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The season opener is still 3½ months away, but San Diego State’s basketball team suffered a huge loss in July. Fourth-year junior Matt Shrigley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee playing basketball at a local fitness center, had reconstructive surgery Tuesday and is expected..." July 30

  • Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year transfers to BYU

    CBS Sports "Elon's reward for finding a gem of a mid-major player in freshman guard Elijah Bryant? Bryant is now off to BYU. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Bryant said, "I want to thank the one person who made this possible, my lord and savior Jesus Christ [prayer emoji]" below an altered photo of him a..." July 30

  • SE Louisiana assistant loses job because of USM investigation

    CBS Sports "The NCAA's investigation into the Southern Miss men's basketball program formerly run by Donnie Tyndall has cost another coach his job, multiple sources told That coach: Tyson Waterman Waterman, a former player at Winthrop, spent last season as an assistant at Southeastern..." July 29

  • Illinois PG Tracy Abrams tears Achilles; will miss entire season

    CBS Sports "Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams will miss the 2015-16 season after suffering a torn left Achilles tendon during Monday's practice, the school announced Tuesday. Abrams also missed all of last season with a torn ACL. "First of all, my heart goes out to Tracy," said Illinois coach John..." July 28

  • Former Memphis forward Austin Nichols transferring to Virginia

    College Basketball Talk "Less than two weeks after Memphis loosened the transfer restrictions placed on former forward Austin Nichols, the first team all-AAC selection has found a new home. According to a report from 92.9 FM in Memphis, Nichols has decided to transfer to Virginia. After sitting out the 2015-16 season..." July 27

  • Edin Dzeko agrees terms with Roma but fee not settled, Sky sources say

    Sky Sports "But the two clubs are yet to settle on a fee for the Bosnia and Herzegovina international, who has won two Premier League titles in four seasons with City. Dzeko started just 11 league games last season, and Manuel Pellegrini this month admitted the £27m signing's future could lie away from..." July 31

  • Manchester United face unwanted De Gea dilemma

    Manchester Evening News "Manchester United are facing a dilemma over what to do with David De Gea just a week before the start of the new season. United have maintained throughout the protracted transfer wrangle with Real Madrid that only a deal for Sergio Ramos would convince them to release De Gea. But on Thursday,..." July 31

  • Angel Di Maria departs Manchester United and paves way for £22m Pedro Rodriguez deal

    The Express "United's decision to fine the Argentina international two weeks' wages will complete an unhappy year for him at Old Trafford. His move to the French champions is expected to be completed when he arrives in Paris from Buenos Aires for a medical and to sign his contract in the next 48..." July 31

  • David Moyes: Money has ruined the Premier League and Phil Neville can be the next England manager

    The Telegraph "David Moyes is talking about the tolerance level needed to be a football manager. “You have to take your poison,” he explains. “So whatever poison it is you will have a different level. I had a very good level at Everton. Some clubs you go to you have to take a bigger dose of it. "So every..." July 31

  • Manchester United's interest in John Stones could drive up price to £34m for defender

    London Evening Standard "Chelsea have been frustrated in their efforts to sign Everton defender John Stones, with a second bid of £26m turned down on Wednesday. However, the Premier League champions are prepared to bid up to £30m which includes a series of add-ons. This is still short of Everton's £34m valuation for..." July 31