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Denver Trades Tebow to Jets

Broncos get a 4th-round draft pick

(Newser) - Get down on one knee and pray this works, New York: The Denver Broncos have traded quarterback sensation Tim Tebow to the Jets in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick, according to the Jets' official Twitter feed . (Update: The deal has apparently hit a contract snag .) The Jets ostensibly... More »

Cavs Swing Trade for Shaq

(Newser) - LeBron James is about to get some big help—literally. The Suns and Cavaliers have agreed in principle to a deal to send Shaquille O’Neal to Cleveland in exchange for Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic, and the 46th pick in today's draft, multiple team execs tell the Plain Dealer. The... More »

Billionaire Buys Real Madrid 2 Soccer Stars —for $223M

Ronaldo, Kaká signed to Real Madrid under new billionaire owner

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo is now the highest-paid soccer star in the world, after the Portuguese winger was traded from Manchester United to Real Madrid for a record-breaking $131 million. It's Real's second eye-watering acquisition; on Monday, the club signed Brazilian forward Kaká from AC Milan for $92 million. As the Times ... More »

Bull Durham No More: Minor Leagues Have Major Money

Once known for cheap thrills, baseball's lower echelons generating tidy profits

(Newser) - If your impression of minor league baseball is still Bull Durham-era, Forbes has an update for you. Gone are dirt-poor players traveling to low-tech stadiums on creaky buses: The top 20 teams are worth an average $21.2 million each, and they pulled in $9.8 million per team last... More »

BoSox Deal Ramirez as White Sox Land Griffey

Outfielders go noisily, quietly

(Newser) - The Red Sox traded Manny Ramirez at the deadline today, shipping the disgruntled outfielder to the Dodgers in a three-way deal that sends outfielder Jason Bay from Pittsburgh to Boston, reports New England Sports Network. Earlier, Ken Griffey Jr. agreed to a trade from the Reds to the White Sox,... More »

LeBron Powers Undermanned Cleveland

Wizards lose again despite Cavs having only 8 players available

(Newser) - After recently being touted by his coach as NBA MVP, LeBron James backed up that statement with another superb performance, leading the Cavaliers in a 90-89 nail-biter over Washington. James hit the winning free throws with 8 seconds left as part of his 33-point, 15-rebound night, while playing nearly the... More »

Cavs Land Wallace, Szczerbiak

Trade with Chicago and Seattle moves scores of players

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers are answering LeBron James’ prayers: ESPN sources say three-way trades will bring four new faces to the team, including the Chicago Bulls’ Ben Wallace and the Seattle Supersonics’ Wally Szczerbiak. The Bulls will grab four Cavs, including Drew Gooden and Larry Hughes, while the SuperSonics take on... More »

Spurs Snag Thomas from Sonics

Trade aims at making San Antonio bigger inside

(Newser) - Shortly after the Suns and Lakers each made high-profile trades for big inside men, the San Antonio Spurs moved to follow suit, picking up veteran center Kurt Thomas from the Seattle SuperSonics. In return, the Spurs send under-utilized Francisco Elson and frequently injured Brent Barry, along with a 2009 first-round... More »

Kings Send Bibby to Atlanta

Hawks offer four players and a 2nd-round draft pick for veteran PG

(Newser) - Mike Bibby is headed to Atlanta as part of a trade that will give the Sacramento Kings four expiring contracts and a second-round draft pick, and allow the Hawks to (so they hope) make a run at the playoffs, reports the Sacramento Bee. "I had some good times here... More »

Twins Trade Santana to Mets

NY gives up four prospects for star pitcher

(Newser) - The New York Mets made a deal this afternoon for Johan Santana, the left-handed, two-time Cy Young winner from the Minnesota Twins, USA Today reports. The Mets are giving Minnesota four players for the star pitcher: outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey. But the... More »

Jaguars to Lose Leftwich

Jacksonville to part ways with incumbent QB, turn to Garrard

(Newser) - A shocking nine days before the NFL season begins, the Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to cut ties with their presumed starting quarterback Byron Leftwich. According to Sports Illustrated, the Jaguars will be announcing that they will either release or trade the former first round pick and turn to back up... More »

NY Jets Trade Kendall to Skins

Team jettisons disgruntled lineman for 5th-round draft pick

(Newser) - The Jets traded left guard Pete Kendall to the Redskins yesterday after months of tension with the 11-year veteran. Kendall, a three-year starter with the Jets, had been refusing to participate in team functions because he was dissatisfied with his contract. In exchange for Kendall, New York will pick up... More »

O'Neal Wants Trade to Team Kobe

Pacer yearns to go West, but LA can't meet in the middle

(Newser) - Jermaine O'Neal wants to be traded to the Lakers, and if the Pacers don't make it happen he'll bail on his contract at the end of the season, the Indy Star reports. The two clubs have sat down, but Indiana appears to be salivating over center Andrew Bynum, with whom... More »

Boston Builds for Halcyon Year

Celts, Sox now Finals favorites with trades for veteran All-Stars

(Newser) - A sudden cascade of talent has catapulted Boston into contention for at least three championships and given its fans, including Globe columnist Dan Shaugnessy, reason to hope again. In the last week, the Celtics handed over a raft of prospects for superstar Kevin Garnett, and the Red Sox beat their... More »

Sox Stun Yankees, Grab Gagne

Ace reliever overcomes Boston phobia for $2.1M signing bonus

(Newser) - The Yankees had hoped to nab ace reliever Eric Gagne from the Texas Rangers; instead, he signed with their AL-East rivals yesterday, breaking a no-trade clause with the division-dominating Red Sox. The Sox, who handed Gagne a $2.1M signing bonus, bought insurance for a bullpen which already includes All-Stars... More »

Yanks Deal Proctor to Dodgers

NY picks up much-needed backup infielder in Betemit

(Newser) - The Yankees dealt reliever Scott Proctor to the Dodgers yesterday, in exchange for infielder Wilson Betemit. Proctor, who will likely be replaced by minor-league righty Edwar Ramirez, had struggled in the Bronx, giving up four home runs in his last six outings. The Yanks are hoping to add depth to... More »

Cubs Grab Kendall Fom Oakland

The All-Star replaces struggling Bowen as starting catcher

(Newser) - The Cubs nabbed three-time All-Star Jason Kendall from Oakland yesterday, a move that ousts struggling catcher Rob Bowen. Bowen was acquired from San Diego last month, and batted only .065 in his 10 games for Chicago. The 33-year-old Kendall, a career .298 slugger, is slated to join the roster for... More »

Yer Out! Cubs Trade Barrett to Padres

Slugging catcher dealt to San Diego after brawl with staff ace

(Newser) - Fiery power-hitting catcher Michael Barrett is through in Chi-town, after he followed a genius 2006 campaign with a season marred by poor defense, erratic hitting, and a bloody feud with pitcher Carlos Zambrano. Cubs GM Jim Hendry denied that Barrett's off-field liveliness led to the trade, citing instead a need... More »

Trade for O'Neal Could Keep Kobe in LA

No, not that O'Neal

(Newser) - A day after the disgruntled Kobe Bryant demanded a trade on a New York radio show— then rescinded, after a talk with coach Phil Jackson—Post columnist Peter Vecsey claims equally frustrated Indiana star Jermaine O'Neal may be on his way to LA.  O'Neal would provide the veteran collaborator... More »

Kobe Wants Out of Los Angeles

Fed up with losing team, Bryant says "There's no other alternative."

(Newser) - Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, on a tear ever since the team was knocked out of the playoffs, finally lost it on a New York radio show today and declared that he wants to be traded. The 28-year old shooting guard is frustrated with the team—which has not won a... More »

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