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2014-07-05

Beane on trade: A's needed pitching boost

The beginning of July's first blockbuster trade occurred about a month ago, when Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane called Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein to ask about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

posted 2014-07-05 20:38:35 by ESPN.com

Late crash marks first day of Tour de France

Marcel Kittel of Germany won the first stage of the Tour de France in a crash-marred bunch sprint in front of royalty in the English countryside on Saturday.

posted 2014-07-05 15:20:38 by ESPN.com

Kidd on Milwaukee: 'No place I'd rather be'

In a letter to Milwaukee Bucks fans distributed by the team via its official Twitter account, recently hired coach Jason Kidd wrote that there is no place he would rather be than in Milwaukee.

posted 2014-07-05 12:48:39 by ESPN.com

Cubs trade Samardzija, Hammel to Athletics

The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for 2012 first-round pick Addison Russell, 2013 first-round pick Billy McKinney, pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named later.

posted 2014-07-05 12:12:32 by ESPN.com

Kershaw ups scoreless stretch to 36 innings

Clayton Kershaw nearly had no-hit stuff against Colorado again, allowing only two singles over eight masterful innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Rockies 9-0 on Friday night.

posted 2014-07-05 02:00:01 by ESPN.com

2014-07-04

Abreu's MLB-best 27th HR lifts White Sox

Jose Abreu hit his 27th home run, Chris Sale struck out a season-high 12 in a complete game and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 7-1 on Friday night.

posted 2014-07-04 23:22:23 by ESPN.com

Sources: Rose didn't help Bulls' pitch to Melo

It turns out that Derrick Rose was not a part of the Chicago Bulls' pitch to Carmelo Anthony, after all.

posted 2014-07-04 22:21:35 by ESPN.com

Source: Cubs trade Samardzija, Hammel to A's

The Chicago Cubs have traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for Dan Straily, Addison Russell, Billy McKinney and a player to be named later, a high-ranking source with one of the two clubs told ESPN Insider…

posted 2014-07-04 21:57:57 by ESPN.com

Girardi: Fair to say CC out for '14

Things escalated quickly for CC Sabathia, who in the span of a few days went from a possible All-Star break return to not pitching again in 2014.

posted 2014-07-04 21:54:54 by ESPN.com

Sources: LeBron's agent meeting with teams

The agent for LeBron James has met this week with officials from multiple teams interested in courting James in free agency, according to sources close to the process.

posted 2014-07-04 20:58:02 by ESPN.com

Sources: Hawes, Clips reach 4-year, $23M deal

Free agent center Spencer Hawes has agreed to join the Los Angeles Clippers next season, according to sources.

posted 2014-07-04 19:50:06 by ESPN.com

Chestnut fireworks: Fiancee, 8th hot dog win

Joey Chestnut scarfed down 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win his eighth consecutive championship, barely beating Matt Stonie at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on Friday.

posted 2014-07-04 18:30:23 by ESPN.com

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