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    Cubs bidding is down to final three

    07/31/2014 10:15 PM EDT
    Friday, July 25 NEW YORK — Tribune Co. is inviting at least three potential buyers who each submitted bids for the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field near or above $1 billion to participate in a second round of proposals, according to a person involved in the process. Several bidders offering between $700 million and $900 million for all the properties have been excluded from the second 
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    Thanks, but see you later
    07/31/2014 10:11 PM EDT - BOSTON -- The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five key members of that championship team Thursday, bringing to seven the number shipped out in a five-day span. Full Story

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    Report: Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes traded to A's for Yoenis Cespedes

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline. Full Story
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    Patriots DT Siliga hopes to build on last year's play

    FOXBOROUGH -- Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. Full Story
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    Source: Cavs will sign Wiggins, delay potential trade

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them. Full Story




     
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    Cubs bidding is down to final three

    07/31/2014 10:15 PM EDT
    Friday, July 25 NEW YORK — Tribune Co. is inviting at least three potential buyers who each submitted bids for the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field near or above $1 billion to participate in a second round of proposals, according to a person involved in the process. Several bidders offering between $700 million and $900 million for all the properties have been excluded from the second 
    Full Story
    Thanks, but see you later
    07/31/2014 10:11 PM EDT - BOSTON -- The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five key members of that championship team Thursday, bringing to seven the number shipped out in a five-day span. Full Story

    Price moving to Detroit: MLB trade deadline sees plenty of action
    07/31/2014 10:11 PM EDT - Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday. In the seventh inning of a tight game at Comerica Park -- with the bases loaded, no less -- Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson suddenly trotted Full Story

    Roundup: Annual soccer tourney returns
    07/31/2014 10:10 PM EDT - LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP BENNINGTON -- The annual Lee Goldsmith Memorial Soccer Tournament will take place on August 9 this year at Willow Park in Bennington. The tournament, which honors the former MAU athlete who died tragically in 2009 after his fight with cancer, will start at 11 a.m. Teams must be made up of high school students (as of September 2014), and must have at least Full Story

    Phelps continues comeback bid
    07/31/2014 10:10 PM EDT - Michael Phelps will take on his most grueling program since coming out of retirement, entering four events at next week’s U.S. national championships. The winningest athlete in Olympic history will compete in the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley at the meet that begins Wednesday in Irvine, California. Full Story

    Rice says incident ‘biggest mistake’
    07/31/2014 10:10 PM EDT - OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life." His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will haunt him long after NFL career has ended. Full Story

    Johnson to take leave of abscence from golf
    07/31/2014 10:10 PM EDT - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup. In a statement Thursday from Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old Johnson said his leave of absence was effective immediately. Full Story

    Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway. Full Story
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    Banksy's 'Spy Booth' artwork defaced

    LONDON (AP) — A mural by street artist Banksy that sparked a local preservation campaign has been defaced. Full Story