12:21 PM EDT, Mon July 28, 2014
Chronicle-Telegram 10 hours ago

LeBron James returning to No. 23 for his Cavaliers jersey

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ jerseys have changed since LeBron James last wore the wine and gold four years ago. James’ number, however, will remain the same. James announced Sunday that he will wear No. 23 in his Cleveland comeback, simultaneously releasing the news on all three of his social media accounts. “23 it is! It’s Read More...The post LeBron James returning to No. 23 for his Cavaliers jersey appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.
Ira Winderman / Miami Heat Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2 hours ago

LeBron James ditches Heat No. 6, to again wear No. 23 with Cavs

  LeBron James is finished with the Miami Heat. He's also finished with the No. 6 he has worn during the past four NBA Finals and to celebrate his only two NBA championships.
San Francisco Chronicle 12 hours ago
Dodgers ruin Jake Peavy’s debut, complete sweep of SF Giants

Dodgers ruin Jake Peavy’s debut, complete sweep of SF Giants

By Henry Schulman The rivalry is done until Sept. 12, a blessing for the Giants, who owned the Dodgers in their first three series but in turned were owned at AT&T Park over the weekend. In manager Bruce Bochy’s words, “They’ve had their way with us here,” and that was before the Dodgers completed the three-game sweep by beating Jake Peavy and the Giants 4-3 Sunday night. The Giants at least competed after being outscored 13-1 in the first two games, but the Dodgers played a cleaner game and left town with a half-game lead in the National League West. Clearly, when the teams meet...
San Jose Mercury News 12 hours ago

Dodgers beat Peavy, Giants to complete sweep

Sloppy defense costs the San Francisco Giants and new starter Jake Peavy as the Los Angeles Dodgers complete a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory.
Over the Monster 5 hours ago

Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, Jake Peavy, Matt Kemp

Today's links focus on the implications of the trade deadline. Teams would be willing to pay Boston more if Jon Lester would sign an extension after the trade, but he says that is unlikely. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com) Felix Doubront hasn't been talked about too much since moving to the bullpen, but he's...
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago
Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring

Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring

A restaurant owner will be rewarded by getting to see the final regular season game of Jeter's career.
Newark Star-Ledger 7 mins ago

Joe Torre tells new Derek Jeter stories, says nieces have the hots for Yankees captain

Jeter signed a ball for Torre that had a special message after passing his former manager in career home runs last season.
philly.com 10 hours ago

Phillies Notes: Lee not likely to be dealt before deadline

There is little doubt Cliff Lee will step onto the Nationals Park mound in Washington on Thursday, just three hours after the non-waiver trade deadline strikes. He has pitched 102/3 innings in two starts and permitted nine runs on 21 hits since his return from a strained left elbow. No contender will add Lee, not until the ace recaptures some dominance.
Baltimore Sun 3 hours ago
Ray Rice does not appeal two-game suspension

Ray Rice does not appeal two-game suspension

Running back will miss divisional games against Bengals, SteelersAs expected, Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy , meaning that the running back will be sidelined for the Ravens' Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and their Sept. 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Detroit Bad Boys 1 hour ago
Maybe Greg Monroe doesn't have a deal because David Falk is crazy

Maybe Greg Monroe doesn't have a deal because David Falk is crazy

Super agent claims that Evan Turner could have made $10 million per year if he'd stayed in Philly. Can't tell if this means he is really good or really bad at what he does for a living. The stalemate continues between Greg Monroe and the Detroit Pistons, and there are few signs that a contract between the team and restricted free agent will be resolved anytime soon. Many people are ascribing motives to the parties involved -- Monroe doesn't want to be here, the Pistons don't think he is worth much -- and while I can't get into anybody's head, let me submit to readers an alternative...

Doug Fister and Jose Lobaton form a formidable battery

Doug Fister has been excellent for the Nationals all season but the results stand out when Jose Lobaton is behind the plate. It may be coincidence, but with Lobaton catching Fister is 7-0 with a 1.82 ERA over eight starts, including Sunday’s seven scoreless innings in the win over the Cincinnati Reds. “Maybe lucky,” Lobaton said. […]
Randall Cobb says he knows he needs to prove himself

Randall Cobb says he knows he needs to prove himself

The Green Bay Packers prioritized Jordy Nelson over Randall Cobb, signing the veteran receiver to a four-year contract extension Saturday. Cobb presumably would be next.
Hogs Haven 21 mins ago
2014 Mason/Brennan Hype! Awards: Training Camp Week 1 Edition

2014 Mason/Brennan Hype! Awards: Training Camp Week 1 Edition

It's hype season again! We've let the hype trains leave the station, and tested the waters on who is getting people excited, now it's time to vote on it. Every season, a new class of draft picks and undrafted free agents are signed during the preseason. The majority of these players will never be on the roster for a regular season game, but there are always a few diamond in the rough late round/UDFA players who do bring hope to players and fans. That racetrack betting slip that you find on the floor that someone didn't scout properly. Must Reads 2014 Mason/Brennan Hype! Awards:...
Sons of Steve Garvey 12 hours ago
Post-Game 106 Thread: Burger Time!

Post-Game 106 Thread: Burger Time!

DODGERS 4, GIANTS 3 You would always hate to drop the last game of a three-game series, when said last game is on national television (versus the first two games, in which the Dodgers outscored the Giants by 12 runs to regain possession of first place in the NL West). With ESPN pundits like Buster Olney pontificating from the sidelines, this game held relevance even though the Dodgers had already secured the series. In fact, the Giants (and ESPN) would have liked nothing more than the narrative of newly acquired Jake Peavy, serving as the white knight to save the orange and black. Alas,...

Series preview: Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets are due to face A.J. Burnett, Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick as they return home to play the Phillies.METS (50-55, fourth place/NL East) vs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (46-59, fifth place/NL East) Monday: RHP Bartolo Colon (9-8, 4.03) vs. RHP A.J. Burnett (6-9, 3.86), 7:10 p.m. ET Tuesday: RHP Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (5-5, 2.72), 7:10 p.m. ET Wednesday: RHP Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.64) vs. RHP Kyle Kendrick (5-10, 4.

The Jeet Sheet: Jeter vs. Rangers

Ezra O. Shaw/Derek Jeter gave the Rangers trouble with his bat, his glove and his hustle.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Next up on the list is the Texas Rangers, against whom the Yankees start a series on Monday. Career vs. Rangers Regular Season .326 BA .398 OBP .513 Slug Pct 194 hits 111 runs scored 24 home runs 90 RBIs 146 games Postseason .302 BA 0 HR 7 Runs Scored 2 RBI 19 Hits 17 Games By the Numbers Jeter’s .
Sacramento Bee 13 hours ago
Jaso has 3 RBIs as A's beat Rangers 9-3

Jaso has 3 RBIs as A's beat Rangers 9-3

John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir delivers to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir (26) works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Oakland Athletics' Craig Gentry (3) and Eric Sogard (28) are greeted in the dugout after scoring on a John Jaso double in the fifth...
Braves Journal 15 hours ago
Braves 8 Padres 3. They Were Chopping in New York

Braves 8 Padres 3. They Were Chopping in New York

There was a baseball game played in Atlanta today. However, all Braves fans’s hearts, minds, thoughts and attention was in a little town in New York. As you know, today was induction day. (Here is the Box Score) Growing up in the south you gravitate towards your closest SEC team and the Atlanta Braves. I […]

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