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Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Free agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday
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  • Kobe says he loves ailing Gasol 'like a brother'

    Kobe says he loves ailing Gasol 'like a brother'

    Amid rising pressure and growing trade speculation smothering the ailing Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant offered his strongest public support to date to back the Spaniard with whom he has won two NBA championships.
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  • Dodgers not close in negotiations with Ryu

    Dodgers not close in negotiations with Ryu

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Dodgers made a long-term offer to Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin on Tuesday, but it was rejected by agent Scott Boras. "Predictably, it fell a tad short," said general manager Ned Colletti.
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  • Kaman: Sterling's spending the key for Clippers

    Kaman: Sterling's spending the key for Clippers

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman, who spent the first eight years of his NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers, believes his former team can go from "the worst possible franchise in the NBA and all of sports history" to one of the best.
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  • Create-a-Caption: Ronny Turiaf is disconsolate

    Create-a-Caption: Ronny Turiaf is disconsolate

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    I'm sorry, Ronny Turiaf. But with rookie sensation Robert Sacre being recalled from the D-League by the Los Angeles Lakers, you're no longer the unquestioned best Gonzaga-bred dance celebrator on an L.A.-based NBA franchise. I know it's difficult for yo…
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  • T&R: Do Dodgers have the prospects to land Dickey?

    T&R: Do Dodgers have the prospects to land Dickey?

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    T&R: Do Dodgers have the prospects to land Dickey?
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  • Blake Griffin Explodes Against The Jazz; Air Jordan XX8 Reveale…

    Blake Griffin Explodes Against The Jazz; Air Jordan XX8 Revealed

    dimemag.com Dec 4, 2012
    It’s not that Blake Griffin is having a bad season. It’s just that he hasn’t been THAT Blake Griffin, the guy who breaks souls, backboards, YouTube view counts and the player who single-handedly helped make SportsCenter worthwhile for the past two s
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  • Video - Kobe's 39 Points Not Enough As Rockets Top Lakers 01:08

    Kobe's 39 Points Not Enough As Rockets Top Lakers

    Dec 4
    Rockets sneak past Lakers, 107-105.
  • Video - Techin' In 01:38

    Techin' In

    Dec 4
    ESPN tech expert Katie Linendoll talks BCS, holiday gifts and RG3's fancy sleep technology.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Specialists 05:49

    TrueHoop TV: Specialists

    Dec 4
    Amin Elhassan on some of the best specialists in the NBA today, including Tony Allen and Omer Asik.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: With Jeff Teague 04:22

    TrueHoop TV: With Jeff Teague

    Dec 4
    Kevin Arnovitz chats with Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague about the Hawks' surprising start, Teague's increased production and Teague's sneaker obsession.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
  • Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012

    Dec 4
    Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…