• New York TimesCavs Trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics, two teams already primed to contend for supremacy in the N.B.A.’s Eastern Conference next season, agreed on Tuesday to one of the biggest deals of a frantic off-season when they swapped All-Star point guards.The Cavaliers sent Kyrie Irving, one of the most dynamic playmakers in the league, to the Celtics in exchange for Read more...

  • NJNBA trade rumors: Trail Blazers 'sleeper' team for Knicks' Carmelo Anthony?

    If the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony seek an alternative to a blockbuster trade with the Houston Rockets, another Western Conference contender could emerge as the best option for both sides. While the idea of Anthony to the Portland Trail Blazers–including the stars of the team recruiting the star forward to the Pacific Northwest–has been out there for months, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski now Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneMLB's trade deadline winners and losers

    Now the Dodgers are really in control.Of the division. Of the National League. Of the prospects they so dearly love.And Los Angeles’ think tank still managed to get their man: Yu Darvish.Even for a team riding four straight NL West titles, it was a must-make move. They haven’t been to a World Series since 1988. They’ve lost Clayton Kershaw to Read more...

  • Hartford CourantLots Of Movement At MLB Trade Deadline As Contenders Reload

    It wasn’t just the Red Sox (Addison Reed) and Yankees (Sonny Gray) making big moves on Monday.Yu Darvish and Gray headed a parade of prized arms on the move, leaving little doubt on trade deadline day: Top teams made a big pitch for the playoffs.All-Star Brandon Kintzler, Reed and Justin Wilson were among the many relievers swapped before the cutoff. Read more...

  • Los Angeles TimesSpending on international players sets up trade deadline moves for Dodgers

    The three o’clock hour was underway, and so were the conference calls with the general managers. The trade deadline had passed a couple hours earlier, and now was the time for the Dodgers and Angels to explain their moves.At 3:15, Farhan Zaidi talked about the Dodgers’ trade for Yu Darvish.At 3:30, Billy Eppler talked about the Angels’ trade for Luis Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneWinners and losers at the MLB trade deadline

    The New York Yankees showed the baseball world once again they aren’t content with just making the postseason — their focus is on winning the World Series.The Bronx Bombers bolstered their rotation on Monday, acquiring Oakland A’s ace Sonny Gray for three prospects and $1.5 million in international bonus pool money. They also acquired left-hander Jaime Garcia, relievers David Robertson Read more...

  • NY Daily NewsMets trade reliever Addison Reed to Red Sox

    DENVER — When Sandy Alderson acquired Addison Reed in August 2015, he solidified a staff that needed a back-of-the-bullpen arm to get to the playoffs. The Mets GM saw immediate results in his corps of relievers and went on a run to the World Series. Monday, Alderson flipped Reed with an eye toward rebuilding the bullpen with a little more Read more...

  • Sun SentinelMarlins’ trade deadline passes quietly, but with interest from other teams

    The Miami Marlins did not make any additional moves before the trade deadline Monday afternoon, but it wasn’t for a lack of other teams’ trying.Miami fielded calls from about a half-dozen clubs with serious interest in right-hander Dan Straily, a source told the Sun Sentinel, none of which offered packages the Marlins deemed worthy. There was also considerable interest in Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesJoe Maddon hits links and is pleased with roster after trade deadline

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon had no worries on the golf course Monday.With the last two voids in his roster filled and his team on a 13-3 run since the All-Star break, Maddon participated in the second annual “Try Not to Suck Celebrity Golf Classic” at Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood.Maddon said that shortly after team president Theo Epstein texted Read more...

  • The Washington PostThe Nats did well at the trade deadline. But the Dodgers did better — again.

    Baseball has seen few deadline duels like the one between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers as the last seconds ticked off before the 4 p.m. trade deadline Monday. A classic front-office and ownership rivalry is fast developing here. Or rather, one of long standing is coming to a head. If the Nats think it’s their destiny to win Read more...