Tigers acquire Price from Rays in three team trade

The Detroit Tigers have acquired All-Star left-hander David Price in a blockbuster three-team trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners, a source has confirmed to ESPN's Jayson Stark.

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MLB | Source: A's, Red Sox trade Jon Lester, Yoenis Cespedes

Will Vragovic | McClatchy - Tony Gutierrez | AP

Jon Lester, left, and Yoenis Cespedes will be swapping uniforms.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Jon Lester along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before today's trade deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the swap, another blockbuster by A's general manager Billy Beane to win the Lester sweepstakes. Oakland, with the best record in baseball at 66-41, also receives cash from Boston.

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Waters responds: I was fixing marching band’s culture

Former Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters

Jonathan Waters says he was changing the culture of the Ohio State University marching band while he was director — ending an underground newspaper with questionable material, addressing a “caste system” and stopping drinking on band trips. Waters outlined those points and others in a seven-page document that he submitted when the university began investigating allegations of problems with the band.

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Clippers 13, Bats 0: Tyler Cloyd pitches no-hitter

Barbara J. Perenic | Dispatch

Tyler Cloyd is mobbed by teammates after pitching the 19th no-hitter in Clippers history.

Clippers starter Tyler Cloyd began the evening by recording 18 consecutive outs last night. He ran his string of outs to 24 before hitting Donnie Murphy with a pitch to start the ninth inning in the 13-0 victory.

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Indians 2, Mariners 0: Corey Kluber fires three-hitter, first shutout

Tony Dejak | Associated Press

Chris Dickerson of the Indians steals second base as the Mariners’ Brad Miller is late with the tag in the fifth inning.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' new ace outdueled one of the top pitchers in baseball yesterday night. Corey Kluber threw a three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout and Cleveland defeated the Seattle Mariners 2-0.

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Diamondbacks 5, Reds 4: Offense fizzles; manager takes blame

Al Behrman | Associated Press

Ramon Santiago of the Reds is tagged out trying to steal third base in the third inning, one of two base-running blunders by Cincinnati.

CINCINNATI — Alfredo Simon hasn't won a game since his first All-Star selection. The rest of the Reds aren't doing much better, either. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer that kept Simon winless since the All-Star game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat Cincinnati 5-4 yesterday, taking a series between two teams struggling to score runs.

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Basketball: Ohio State men’s games in Bahamas to be online

The two games the Ohio State men’s basketball team will play as part of its “foreign tour” of the Bahamas next week will be streamed online by the Bahamas Basketball Federation, sponsor of the Summer of Thunder series in Nassau.

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NFL | Bengals notebook: Geno Atkins rejoins roster; cornerback suspended

CINCINNATI — The Bengals activated defensive tackle Geno Atkins from the Physically Unable to Perform list yesterday after missing seven games last season because of a torn knee ligament.

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Around the NFL: Veteran safety Jim Leonhard signs with Browns

Keith Srakocic | Associated Press

Steelers receiver Markus Wheaton drops the fifth football after catching and holding four in a drill.

Cleveland signed safety Jim Leonhard, making the Browns the fifth NFL team in the nine-year veteran’s career.

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NFL | Bengals: Playing time could be elusive despite strides by Darqueze Dennard

Associated Press

Rookie Darqueze Dennard, front, has a lot of veteran talent ahead of him on the depth chart.

CINCINNATI — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he was unaware that cornerback Darqueze Dennard had certain difficulties when the team drafted him in the first round in May. He had to be told that Dennard had trouble tracking the ball down in coverage on vertical throws.

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NFL | Steelers: Ryan Shazier hitting his way to the starting line

Keith Srakocic | Associated Press

Rookie outside linebacker Ryan Shazier is expected to start right away for the Steelers.

LATROBE, Pa. — Ryan Shazier grew up the football equivalent of a Rorschach test. Some coaches looked at Shazier’s 6-foot-1 frame with plenty of room to grow and saw a defensive end. Others focused on his blazing speed and saw a safety. Not Shazier.

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College football: Police stopped Jameis Winston at gunpoint in 2012

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say.

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NBA: Northeast Ohio newspapers reject ad taking shot at LeBron James

LeBron James left Miami to return to Cleveland.

Get that weak stuff out of here. That’s what two northeast Ohio newspapers told a Miami sports radio talker about his attempts to place derisive ads targeting LeBron James.

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Scott Hartnell Joins Bishop and Rothman

Blue Jackets forward Scott Hartnell has had a busy couple days. First, he arrived in Columbus and held his first ever in-person interview with the local media.

Then he received a further grilling from the hosts of Bishop and Rothman (Bobby Carpenter was filling in for Anthony today) and a couple of 97.1 The Fan's callers!

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