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The Matt Kemp-David Price blockbuster trade that should definitely happen – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCreating hypothetical trades for MLB teams in the offseason is a largely fruitless exercise. Even long-rumored trades hardly ever shake out exactly the way fans and the media expect, and Major League front offices are always working with more information …Rays expect 1B resolution to come fastTbo.comKapler: Rays should hold out for best offer […]

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Lakers’ defensive struggles continue in 114-108 loss to Suns – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe Lakers struggled defensively against the Phoenix Suns, falling, 114-108, Tuesday night. Point guard Goran Dragic, almost always a difficult player for the Lakers to handle, finished with 31 points to lead all scorers. Marcus Morris contributed 22 off the …Kobe still winless after Suns beat Lakers 114-108ESPNKobe gets his first dunk since […]

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BCS’ last hurrah: Florida State-Auburn provides little controversy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIn their pursuit of perfection, the Florida State Seminoles say the opponent really didn’t matter. According to coachspeak, the opponent is always faceless; the real battle is against a standard of excellence, and so — no, sorry, never mind, check all of that. No.Auburn tight end CJ Uzomah ‘banged up’ heading into BCS preparationsal.comFlorida […]

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Redskins deny report that Mike Shanahan wanted to quit after 2012 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLANDOVER, Md. — Another day, another Washington Redskins fire. The team strongly denied an ESPN.com report claiming head coach Mike Shanahan was prepared to quit and walk away from his job after last season because of frustration with the way …Kansas City Chiefs will try to revive their bounce-back seasonLos Angeles TimesRedskins deny report […]

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What Winter Meetings? Winners, losers from a crazy week – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comRobinson Cano is on the move, and it was just one move in a real busy week. (USATSI). Traditionally speaking, this past week should have been slow. Wedged between Thanksgiving weekend and the annual Winter Meetings was one week. Conventional …Yankees’ spending reminiscent of 2009 offseasonNew York Daily NewsSource: Robinson Cano, M’s agreeESPNWhat a week! […]

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Report: Mike Shanahan was ready to leave Redskins after 2012 season – SI.com

SI.comThe Washington Redskins were one of the NFL’s most interesting teams in 2012 — they came back from a 3-6 start, won their last seven regular-season games, became an unlikely NFC East champion and won praise from all corners for the ways in which …Mike Shanahan frustrated with RGIII-Dan Snyder relationship, per reportSB NationReport: Shanahan […]

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A team effort in Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio leading Spartan family, nation to … – MLive.com

MLive.comMichigan State coach Mark Dantonio acknowledges the fans after defeating Ohio State 34-24 in the Big Ten championship game Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Spartans will now play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2014. (Mike Mulholland …Michigan State upsets Ohio State to bring fitting end to BCS eraCNNWithout a remedy […]

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Robinson Cano, Jay-Z’s talks with Mariners hit volatile snag – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Seattle Mariners’ bid for prized second baseman Robinson Cano took an ugly turn Thursday night when Cano and agent Jay Z informed them that they still wanted a 10-year deal for $260 million. The Mariners, according to a high-ranking executive in the …Source: Talks between Cano, M’s end over Jay-Z negotiation tacticFOXSports.comYanks continue […]

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CONSOL Energy CenterPittsburgh, PAAttendance: 18522 – SI.com

SI.comPITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Jose Sharks kept coming at Marc-Andre Fleury. From the point. From the left circle. From the right circle. From the slot. From right in front of the net. The more shots the Sharks fired at the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie, the more …Sharks-Penguins SumsSan Francisco ChronicleRecap: Pittsburgh vs. San JoseMiamiHerald.comSharks at […]

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Investigation Into Florida State’s Winston Draws to a Close – New York Times

New York TimesQuarterback Jameis Winston has been the most dominant player in college football this season, and his Florida State team is undefeated and a contender for the national championship. But ever since a sexual assault allegation by a former Florida State …Latest in Jameis Winston investigation: Search warrant details revealedFOXSports.comWarrants detail accusations in Jameis […]

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Nets re-assign assistant coach Lawrence Frank – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBrooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd re-assigned assistant Lawrence Frank, Kidd told news reporters on Tuesday. Frank will no longer be on Kidd’s bench, instead filing daily reports on the team’s performance. Kidd cited philosophical differences with Frank …Frank No Longer Kidd’s Top Assistant With NetsNew York TimesNets assistant Lawrence Frank booted from Kidd’s […]

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Reliant Stadium security guards fired for taking pictures with Tom Brady – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTwo Reliant Stadium security guards were fired for taking pictures with Tom Brady after the New England Patriots’ victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Joel Williams told KHOU he and another guard were terminated when a supervisor saw them …Reliant Stadium Security Guards Fired For Taking Photos With Tom Brady After …NESN.comTexans security […]

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Lakers’ Jordan Farmer to miss about four weeks with hamstring injury – SI.com

SI.comJordan Farmar (right) is averaging 9.2 points and 4.4 assists this season. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport). The Lakers announced Monday that reserve guard Jordan Farmar will miss about four weeks after tearing his left hamstring during a 114-108 loss to …Pau Gasol to get MRI on ankleESPNLakers G Jordan Farmar out four weeks with hamstring […]

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Athletics to sign Scott Kazmir to a 2-year deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIn adding a veteran starter to their youthful rotation, the Oakland Athletics are almost certainly subtracting another one. The two-time defending American League West champions have agreed with left-hander Scott Kazmir on a two-year, $22 million contract, …Scott Kazmir something of a gamble for Oakland A’sSan Jose Mercury NewsAthletics sign Scott Kazmir for two […]

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USC to hire Sarkisian – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comSteve Sarkisian is expected to be named as the next coach at USC, a source told CBSSports.com Monday morning. The 39-year-old Sarkisian, a Torrance, California native, spent five seasons at Washington and led the Huskies to a 34-29 record after taking …Sources: USC hires Steve SarkisianESPNUSC AD, Steve Sarkisian talkABC NewsSteve Sarkisian takes USC head […]

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Jeff Wagenheim: Nate Diaz reaches new heights with TKO against Gray Maynard – SI.com

SI.comNate Diaz had performed under brighter spotlights. Less than a year ago, he fought for the UFC lightweight championship. Even before that, he’d competed in four main events for the promotion, as well as on seven pay-per-view cards. Back in 2007, he was …Gray Maynard, Nate Diaz make weightESPNMatches to Make After TUF 18 FinaleSherdog.comTUF […]