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FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Rays ace David Price moved late in wild last day of trading

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday. In the seventh inning of a tight game at Comerica Park — with the bases loaded, no less — Detroit … 0

Fenway fire sale: Defending champion Red Sox trade 5 players

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOSTON — The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five key members of that championship team Thursday, bringing to seven the number shipped out in … 0

James White off to impressive start at Pats camp

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Tom Brady has been impressed by rookie running back James White. “He’s done a great job since he got here,” the New England quarterback said of White, the Patriots’ fourth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin. “He’s got a real maturity for someone who is just getting out of college. He’s … 0

NBA referee Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Palmer says she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007. She has not tried to keep her sexuality a secret … 0

Ravens’ Ray Rice: My actions ‘totally inexcusable’

Thursday, July 31, 2014

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the biggest mistake of his life.” His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last … 0

Marshawn Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RENTON, Wash. — Marshawn Lynch’s holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions. Lynch arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility on Thursday afternoon following the team’s morning practice. The team confirmed Lynch had reported for camp, ending a holdout that spanned a … 0

Giants running backs rally around David Wilson

Thursday, July 31, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After receiving the news that fellow running back David Wilson was going to be sidelined with a neck injury, the rest of the New York Giants backfield have rallied around their injured teammate. “When I signed here, I knew we had a chance to … 0

Kyle Shanahan says Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer are even in QB battle

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BEREA, Ohio — Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan warned everyone not to count out rookie Johnny Manziel in his battle with veteran Brian Hoyer for the team’s starting quarterback job. Although Hoyer has taken all the snaps with … 0

Marty Mornhinweg tasked with making Jets offense better

Thursday, July 31, 2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Marty Mornhinweg might be the not-so-secret key to the New York Jets’ success this season. Yep, even more than Geno Smith. Or, Michael Vick. Even Eric Decker, Chris Johnson and the offensive line. Mornhinweg is … 0

WWE Network hits 700K subscriber mark in 5 months

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WWE is set to make its deep vault of classic matches on its video-streamed network available around the globe. WWE has hit 700,000 subscribers since the company home to Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and John Cena launched the WWE Network in February, an increase of just 33,000 since … 0

Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AKRON, Ohio — Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for “personal challenges,” a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup. In a statement Thursday from Hambric … 0

Another decent start for Tiger Woods at Firestone

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys. Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening … 0

Cubs acquire struggling LHP Doubront from Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHICAGO — Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity. The Chicago Cubs acquired Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday … 0