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Mets 11, Phillies 2: Mets Continue to Make a Good Impression on Alderson

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Zack Wheeler’s impressive start on Wednesday wrapped up a 15-10 month for the Mets, who do not expect much movement ahead of Thursday’s nonwaiver trade deadline.

Jon Lester Trade Rumors: Analyzing Latest Deadline Chatter About Red Sox Ace

The trade talk surrounding Jon Lester, which has been ongoing for several weeks, reached a fever pitch when it was announced he would be scratched from his Wednesday start. It turned out the Boston Red Sox were just playing it safe with...Show More Summary

Tyron Smith signs $110 million contract with Cowboys

The extension will keep Smith in Dallas through 2023. Everything's bigger in Texas, including left tackle contracts. Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith signed a new contract worth nearly $110 million, keeping him in Dallas through 2023, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Tyron Smith extension worth nearly $110 million. Show More Summary

Cincinnati Reds' Aroldis Chapman Records Career Save No. 100

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman worked a perfect ninth inning Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks to earn his 100th career save, per MLB Milestones on Twitter. Chapman needed 16 pitches to lock down the 3-0 victory,...Show More Summary

The Cardinals and Justin Masterson are a fascinating fit

Justin Masterson and his big sinker are going to a team that's traditionally in love big sinkers. The Cardinals entered the season with pitching depth, which is always enviable. Except pitching depth is just a bunch of fifth graders standing on each other's shoulders, wearing an XXL trench coat, trying to get into the NC-17 movie. Show More Summary

The Bridgestone and how Tiger could turn around 2014

Dan Rubenstein takes a look at what Tiger needs to do to get into the FedExCup playoffs and who appears to be in good shape at Firestone.

Romelu Lukaku leaves Chelsea for Everton

The Belgian international has signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park. Everton have completed the signing of young Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku for a club-record fee of £28 million. The 21-year-old Belgian international spent last...Show More Summary

Skating pair proves Olympians can throw a baseball

An Olympic medal doesn't help much when it comes to throwing out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.

Nats End Marlins' Six-Game Winning Streak, 4-3

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Tanner Roark won his fourth consecutive start and the Washington Nationals averted a series sweep by snapping the Miami Marlins' six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Wednesday.

Gallardo, Brewers Top Rays 5-0

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Yovani Gallardo gave up three hits in seven innings, Martin Maldonado tied a career-high with four RBIs and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep by beating David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 Wednes...

Greg Ives named Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2015 crew chief

Ives will crew chief Dale Jr. next season, replacing the departing Steve Letarte. The speculation as to the identity of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief for 2015 ended Wednesday when Hendrick Motorsports announced Greg Ives would assume...Show More Summary

Deep-sea octopus goes without food for 4.5 years while watching eggs

Talk about extreme parenting: Scientists have found a deep-sea octopus mama that faithfully guards the same clutch of eggs for an incredible 4-1/2 years -- a record.

Mets Rout Phillies 11-2; Wheeler Strong Again

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Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to back up Zack Wheeler's sixth straight strong start, and the New York Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

Dbacks Hold On to Beat Reds 5-4

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Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer that kept Alfredo Simon winless since the All-Star game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Wednesday, taking a series between two teams struggling to score r...

Felix Doubront to Cubs: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Following struggles throughout the 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox have reportedly traded Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs ahead of the MLB trade deadline. Jeff Passan of Yahoo reported the trade Wednesday: Jim Bowden of ESPN passes...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Jon Lester, John Lackey and More

The most difficult task facing any general manager this time of year, regardless of whether he is buying or selling at the trade deadline, is trying to figure out the proper value to build his team. If a team is trying to win now, is...Show More Summary

Cesc Fabregas does the Macarena for Chelsea initiation

Cesc Fabregas had to pick a dance for his Chelsea initiation. He picked the Macarena. Cesc Fabregas is no James Rodriguez. He's no Leroy Fer. He's sure as hell not South Africa 2010. He's not even Daniel Sturridge. How does one messShow More Summary

Orioles, Red Sox 'close' to completing Jon Lester trade

The Orioles and Red Sox could be nearing a monster intra-division deal that sends ace pitcher Jon Lester to Baltimore. The Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox are "close" to completing a deal involving ace left-handed pitcher Jon Lester, reports Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com. Show More Summary

Indians Deal Justin Masterson to Cardinals

The Cleveland Indians will trade starting pitcher and onetime ace Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to Peter Gammons : Joel Sherman of the New York Post is reporting that outfield prospect James Ramsey will head back to Cleveland: Masterson is 4-6 this year with a 5.51 ERA. Show More Summary

'Moon Animate Make-Up' remakes 'Sailor Moon': Out of many, one

I am not a fan of "Sailor Moon," which I say not with any sort of pride or derision -- I have just been busy with other things. But I do like animation and collaborative enterprises and the way that every human hand makes an individual mark, and all of these things have come together in the...

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