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Cardinals net RHP Lackey from Red Sox

While whiffing on the No. 1 starters they were chasing, the St. Louis Cardinals landed another middle-of-the-rotation veteran Thursday, acquiring John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox.

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Ravens' Rice: 'My actions were inexcusable'

Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens running back suspended by the NFL for two games after video showed him dragging his then-fiancée (now his wife) from an elevator, told reporters on Thursday his actions were "inexcusable."

"You know that's not me," he s...

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Report: A's send Milone to Twins for OF Fuld

Left-hander Tommy Milone was traded to the Minnesota Twins as the Oakland Athletics remained active at the trading deadline Thursday.

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A's acquire ace Lester for All-Star Cespedes

Boston Red Sox left-handed ace Jon Lester was traded to the Oakland A's on Thursday morning as general manager Billy Beane continues his all-in push for a World Series.

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Romo might miss preseason opener

As Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tomy Romo recovers from back surgery, he is taking a measured approach to returning to game action.

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NFL roundup: Cowboys LT Smith signs eight-year extension

The Dallas Cowboys signed left tackle Tyron Smith to an eight-year extension worth close to $98 million. The total value of the deal is close to $110 million.

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Report: Love deal to Cavs looks probable

Kevin Love looks increasingly likely to join LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Report: LeBron, Cavs will play at Miami on Christmas

The NBA understands how to maximize a story line. LeBron James' first return to face the Heat in Miami as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers will occur on Christmas Day, according to the Miami Herald.

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Devils extend D Greene's contract

The New Jersey Devils re-signed veteran defenseman Andy Greene to a multiyear contract on Wednesday.

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Will anyone pay the price for Tampa's ace?

At long last, the Tampa Bay Rays will receive some resolution Thursday afternoon. Will lefty ace David Price stay, or will he go?

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