Report: Ray Allen leaning toward signing with LeBron James’ Cavaliers

Ray Allensaid he plans to return from China later this week, get an MRI on his legs and then decide on his future. But if you want to read between the lines, this sure sounds as if Allen – health permitting – has already made up his mind. Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe: NBA source tells Globe...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
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Source: Tigers acquire Rangers closer Soria for 2 right-handers

The Detroit Tigers added depth to their bullpen, acquiring Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria on Wednesday night, a source confirmed to FOX Sports MLB Insider Jon Paul Morosi. Pending physicals, the Tigers will receive Soria for right-handers Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson. Soria converted 17 of 19 s...

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Gary Washburn , Boston Globe, National NBA Writer
NBA source tells Globe that Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for 19th season and joining LeBron James with #cavaliers
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Sam Amico , Fox Sports Ohio, Sportswriter
Ray Allen leaning toward returning to NBA and joining Cavs, source tells Boston Globe.
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Jon Morosi , FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
Joakim Soria: 42 strikeouts, 4 walks, 0 home runs in 33-1/3 innings. He's precisely what the Tigers need.
@jonmorosi | | 1h | Score: 567
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Jon Morosi , FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
Tigers' trade for Joakim Soria will be finalized once physical exams are completed, source says. Players are agreed upon.
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Jon Morosi , FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
Soria is highly respected, played with Nathan and Kinsler in Texas last year. Move will be very well received by Tigers clubhouse.
@jonmorosi | | 1h | Score: 312
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Marc J. Spears , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Sources: Veteran free agent point guard Jameer Nelson has committed to signing with Mavs tomorrow. t.co/HUMpTWgvEO/s/QCqJ #nba #mavs
@SpearsNBAYahoo | | 1h | Score: 295
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Sources say #Tigers were locked in on Soria and did not heavily pursue #Padres’ Benoit (a former Tiger).
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Bryan Hoch , MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Game is official. Yankees win, 2-1.
@BryanHoch | | 1h | Score: 261
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Dwain Price , Star Telegram, Mavs Beat Writer
#Mavs PF..Dirk, Aminu SF..Parsons, Jefferson, Jae C...Tyson, Wright, Smith SG..Monta, Devin, Ledo PG..Felton, Nelson, Mekel
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Alex Pavlovic , Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
That’s three wins in 11 days for Madison Bumgarner. He’s tied for the MLB lead with 12.
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Dwain Price , Star Telegram, Mavs Beat Writer
This is the best offseason in #Mavs history. Dirk's discount. Tyson, Parsons, Devin, Aminu, Jameer, Jefferson, Smith and Felton. #4starters
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Bryan Hoch , MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
"We were owed this one after what happened in Baltimore right before the break." -- Brett Gardner
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Alex Pavlovic , Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
Giants win 3-1, have a two-game lead over the Dodgers. It’s first time in 26 days either team has led division by two games.
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Mark Followill , Dallas Mavericks, Play-by-Play Annoucer
Signed/commit to Mavs: Nelson, Aminu, Dirk, Parsons, Devin, Tyson, Monta, Jae C, Jefferson, Wright, G Smith, Felton, Gal, Ledo, Eric Griffin
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Jon Morosi , FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
Tigers can have Joakim Soria for next year, as well, on a $7 million club option.
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Roch Kubatko , MASNsports.com, Sportswriter
Ryan Flaherty with a double and run scored. David Lough with a single, stolen base and run scored. And the sky hasn't fallen. #baseball
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Alex Pavlovic , Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
Pence on giving the Phanatic CPR: "I didn't know what he was doing. I just didn't want him to die."
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Susan Slusser , S.F Chronicle, A's Reporter
Looks like they're looking at Cespedes' right hand. He's had several hand issues in his time in Oakland. He's staying in, looks like.
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Mike DiGiovanna , Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Angels
#Angels rally fizzles in B6, as Navarro grounds out, Iannetta flies to RF, #Orioles take 2-1 lead to T7.
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Jane Lee , MLB.com, A's Beat Reporter
It's a three-hit night for Jaso, who is batting .346 over his last 25 games.
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Susan Slusser , S.F Chronicle, A's Reporter
Jaso with an RBI single, his third hit of game to go with a sac fly. #Athletics up 8-1 in fifth.
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Shi Davidi , Sportsnet, Baseball Reporter
Many good things happened for #BlueJays in win over #RedSox but nothing trumps Jose Bautista’s continued re-awakening t.co/mQDKIloW7H
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Grant Holmes saw some action yesterday with the Arizona League Dodgers. t.co/05btGWVpSp
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Bryan Hoch , MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Now on t.co/qRp3KI4NnY McCarthy, Lewis set to go in Yanks-Rangers finale t.co/e5TVcSTsY8
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Don Banks , Sports Illustrated, Sportswriter
Is Eli Manning this year's Philip Rivers? The Giants, w/ their new up-tempo, Ben McAdoo-coordinated offense hope so: t.co/LLO5RNLsgg
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Mike DiGiovanna , Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Angels
Freese Frame: #Angels 3B David Freese, with two on, none out in B6, looks at 4 straight pitches. Three are strikes.
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Darius Soriano , ESPN, Lakers Blogger
I know some fans think it reflects negatively on the Lakers that they haven't hired Byron yet, but I think it's more an indictment of Byron.
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WATCH: #Yankees manager Joe Girardi discusses why Wednesday's game was called early and New York's 2nd straight win: t.co/FYtkV3wPJA
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Eric Pincus , HoopsWorld.com, Senior NBA Writer
Jordan Hill officially re-signs with Lakerst.co/ohmq6pBqJT
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Roch Kubatko , MASNsports.com, Sportswriter
Lough's last run scored before tonight? July 6. Before that one? June 25. #orioles
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Mark Jones , ESPN, Sportscaster
First Mike Miller,then James Jones and IF Ray Allen joins Lebron then does that team become the Miami Cavs or the Cleveland Heat ? C'mon now
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Eduardo A. Encina , Baltimore Sun, Orioles Beat Writer
#Orioles take a 2-1 lead in the top of the 6th on Adam Jones' two-out RBI single, scoring David Lough.
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WarriorsWorld.net , Sports News and Updates
Better player, CJ McCollum or Harrison Barnes ?
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Alden Gonzalez , MLB.com, Angels Beat Writer
79 pitches thru 6 for Weaver. Two runs, four hits, no walks, four strikeouts. But #Angels trail by 1.
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Susan Slusser , S.F Chronicle, A's Reporter
#Astros score on Gonzalez groundout, #Athletics lead now 7-1 in fifth.
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Michelle Yu , Sports Reporter
I'm back on the desk! Who's up for some Sportsnite? #Mets, #Yankees #Giants, #Jets training camp news. Be there! t.co/Qj466mcWtw
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Cubs believe Jorge Soler is on a mission

The Cubs believe Jorge Soler is on a mission. His next stop could be Clark and Addison. This wasn’t exactly a prove-it-or-else season for the Cuban outfielder with the nine-year, $30 million major-league contract. But Soler has answered some of the questions about his development, showing why he b...

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Patrick Mooney
CSNChicago, Cubs Beat Reporter
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Bumgarner, Pence lead SF Giants to third straight win, two-game lead over Dodgers

By Henry Schulman Philadelphia – With the bullpen bedraggled and the skies foreboding, the Giants had the right guy on the mound Wednesday night. Madison Bumgarner was strong enough and good enough to give manager Bruce Bochy the innings he needed. After playing 14 innings and nearly six hours Tue...

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Henry Schulman
S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
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Report: Celtics “Moving On” From Love Sweepstakes

Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck recently said that he’d hoped the team would make a bigger splash this offseason, seemingly suggesting Boston was out of the running for Kevin Love. Just two days later, the Celtics’ quest to acquire the Minnesota Timberwolves’ stranded superstar seems all bu...

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Taj Gibson Says D-Rose Will “Come Back Dominant”

It’s been so long since Derrick Rose was the player grade school kids only vaguely remember from his 2011 MVP season, it’s hard not to think he’s been stranded on Neptune in the ensuing years. He hasn’t, and — in case you forgot — he played this past season, albeit as a shadow of his for...

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Gore to backfield competition: Bring it on

Asked if he still wanted to retain his rarely-come-off-the-field role in 2014, the 31-year-old with the second-most carries among active NFL running backs didn’t hesitate Wednesday. “I’m here,” Frank Gore said. “I’m still here. So why not?” Gore, who is entering the final year of his c...

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Eric Branch
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Sam Amico - Fox Sports Ohio, Sportswriter
Ray Allen leaning toward returning to NBA and joining Cavs, source tells Boston Globe.
@SamAmicoFSO | | 1h | Score: 1270

Tigers trade two top prospects for Rangers closer Joakim Soria

DETROIT >> The Tigers needed bullpen help, no question about it, so they reportedly ponied up two of their top prospects for a guy who can help at the back end, in veteran closer Joakim Soria. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the return was right-handed starter Jake Thompson and r...

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Oakland Press, Tigers Beat Writer
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Gary Washburn - Boston Globe, National NBA Writer
NBA source tells Globe that Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for 19th season and joining LeBron James with #cavaliers
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Jon Morosi - FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
Joakim Soria: 42 strikeouts, 4 walks, 0 home runs in 33-1/3 innings. He's precisely what the Tigers need.
@jonmorosi | | 1h | Score: 567

Rangers' Joakim Soria to Tigers

NEW YORK -- The Texas Rangers traded closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night, a source said. According to Fox Sports, the Rangers will get rookie reliever Corey Knebel and minor league pitching prospect Jake Thompson. The Fox Sports reports, via Twitter, also said the deal was p...

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Ken Rosenthal - FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Sources say #Tigers were locked in on Soria and did not heavily pursue #Padres’ Benoit (a former Tiger).
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Jon Morosi - FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
Soria is highly respected, played with Nathan and Kinsler in Texas last year. Move will be very well received by Tigers clubhouse.
@jonmorosi | | 1h | Score: 312

Seahawks expected to sign receiver Morrell Presley

The unexpected retirement of wide receiver Sidney Rice on Wednesday leaves the Seattle Seahawks with an open roster spot ahead of the start of training camp on Friday. According to Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times, the Seahawks are expected to fill the vacancy with receiver Morrell Presley. Presley...

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Bryan Hoch - MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Game is official. Yankees win, 2-1.
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Jason Lloyd: As teams line up for Kevin Love, contract clocks could affect negotiations with Cavs

Jabari Parker (12) of the Milwaukee Bucks drives by Andrew Wiggins of the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA summer league game July 11, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) When the Cavaliers receive the paperwork on Andrew Wiggins’ signed contract, which is expected today, the clock on a tedious 30-d...

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Soria to Tigers for two pitchers

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