Around the NHL: Sabres send Miller, Ott to Blues in major trade – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchThe Buffalo Sabres traded star goaltender Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues last night for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, … Read More

Dan Girardi, Rangers still talking – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)NEW YORK — While the negotiations between Ryan Callahan and the New York Rangers are at a stalemate, making it appear increasingly likely that the 28-year-old captain may be … Read More

Venezuela Streets Blocked as Verbal Bout Heated Before Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergAnti-government protesters blocked streets in Caracas this morning after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded insults ahead of a meeting to ease tensions. Demonstrators used tree trunks, sewer … Read More

Jim Harbaugh: Report ‘isn’t true’ – ESPN

ESPNINDIANAPOLIS — The Browns were close to a trade that would have sent 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh from San Francisco to Cleveland, Pro Football talk reported Friday, citing multiple league … Read More

Report: Browns discussed trade for Jim Harbaugh – Fox News

Fox News( – The Cleveland Browns engaged in talks with the San Francisco 49ers to acquire Jim Harbaugh during their recent head coaching search, according to a report issued by … Read More

Jim Harbaugh nearly traded from 49ers to Browns, according to report –

SI.comThe Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers nearly pulled off a blockbuster trade recently that would have sent Jim Harbaugh to Cleveland in exchange for draft picks, Pro Football Talk … Read More

Cavaliers resist blowing things up at deadline after six-game winning streak –

SI.comThis goes a long way toward closing the book on Grant’s last offseason with Cleveland, as the signings of Clark and Andrew Bynum (who was traded in the Luol Deng … Read More

Lefty Josh Outman looking for home in Cleveland Indians’ bullpen – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerGOODYEAR, Ariz. –- Josh Outman has this trade thing down. When the assistant trainer calls, he starts packing. The left-hander has been traded three times in his career. … Read More

A Look at NY Fashion Week: Weird and Wonderful – ABC News

ABC NewsThere was a wall that oozed chocolate, a streaker on the runway, a gallery turned into a freaky fashion cathedral, an entire armory outfitted with fake puffy clouds, and … Read More

Chris Christie’s ‘Bridgegate’ strategy: Blame the media – MSNBC

MSNBCMonths into a scandal-plagued second term, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the state’s Republican Party are employing a time-tested damage-control strategy: Blame the media. In December, when reporters first … Read More

Syria crisis: Geneva peace talks end in recriminations – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement. Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said the opposition were immature, … Read More

Rangers, Predators swap defensemen – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe New York Rangers traded potential for steadiness when they moved puck-moving defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the Nashville Predators for dependable defenseman Kevin Klein. Del Zotto, 23, is … Read More

Phillies sign Bobby Abreu to minor league deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Outfielder Bobby Abreu has signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will be invited to spring training. The 39-year-old Abreu was a two-time … Read More

Thompson: NFC trash-talk championship favors 49ers – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSEATTLE — Imagine the barbs to be traded between Seattle’s loquacious cornerback Richard Sherman and 49ers’ banter chief Anquan Boldin on Sunday. If either makes a play, … Read More

Oilers send G Dubnyk to Predators for F Hendricks –

MiamiHerald.comNASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have traded forward Matt Hendricks to Edmonton for Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk. Each team announced the trade Wednesday on Twitter. With the move, the … Read More

Numbers show that Raptors, Rudy Gay better since trade – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhen the Toronto Raptors traded Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings on December 9, the intent was merely to shed long-term salary. But the trade has had the additional … Read More

Bulls acquire Andrew Bynum from Cavaliers for Luol Deng – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Chicago Bulls have traded forward Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for center Andrew Bynum, three future draft picks and the right to swap 2015 first-round picks with … Read More

Chris Paul: Loss ‘one of the worst’ – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers transformed themselves from laughingstock to championship contender a little more than two years ago when they traded for Chris Paul, but Monday’s 107-88 … Read More

Game Over for Defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens

It’s a wrap for the defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens after ending their season with a 34-17 loss to AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. It is the first … Read More

Defending Super Bowl Champs Sent Packing

It’s a wrap for the defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens after ending their season with a 34-17 loss to AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. It is the first … Read More

Sharks top Avalanche after late goal flurry – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleThe way the Sharks and Avalanche traded goals late Monday, it looked more like a holiday gift exchange. The three goals in 91 seconds set the stage for … Read More

Oakland deals Jerry Blevins to Nationals for minor leaguer – USA TODAY

USA TODAY(AP) — Oakland sent left-hander Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for minor league outfielder Billy Burns, the Athletics’ fifth trade in 10 days. Blevins was 5-0 with a … Read More