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Sources: Kemp-to-Padres deal clears hurdles
The blockbuster deal between the San Diego Padres and Dodgers involving outfielder Matt Kemp has been agreed upon, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Sources: Rondo trade to Mavericks imminent
A source with knowledge of the Rajon Rondo trade talks says a "deal is on course to happen tonight."
Royals reportedly ink Volquez; Medlen signed
The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez, according to multiple reports.
Jets' Richardson: I'm on same level as Watt
One year after being named the NFL's top defensive rookie, New York Jets standout Sheldon Richardson believes he's just as good as any defensive lineman in the league, including J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans.
Carmelo sits, has been advised to rest more
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is out for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of left knee soreness and admitted before Thursday's shootaround that people close to him are trying to get him to shut things down for a few weeks.
Pens' Crosby returns from mumps vs. Avs
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who had missed three games after being diagnosed with the mumps, returned to the lineup Thursday night against Colorado.
Sources: Bears 'confused' by coach's discipline
A pair of Bears players say a portion of the locker room feels "confused and uncomfortable" over how coach Marc Trestman handled Jay Cutler's benching compared to the minor discipline offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer received last week.
Cutler: 'Crossed my mind' Bears tenure over
Despite coach Marc Trestman benching him just 14 games into a seven-year, $126.7 million contract, quarterback Jay Cutler hopes to remain with the Bears.
CB Thomas rips Jets for hands-off approach
On his first day with the Detroit Lions, former New York Jets cornerback Josh Thomas said coaches there didn't really engage with him while he was a player, either.
49ers' Harbaugh: 'Only talk about job I have'
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh would not bite Thursday when asked to comment on numerous reports that have him and his alma mater at the University of Michigan exchanging flirtatious glances.