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Cubs | Jonathan Martinez acquired

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:24:52 -0700

The Chicago Cubs acquired P Jonathan Martinez from the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, July 30, to complete the trade involving 2B Darwin Barney.

Hendrick | Greg Ives to join team in 2015

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:21:50 -0700

Crew chief Greg Ives will rejoin Hendrick Motorsports next year to serve as the crew chief for driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 car in the Sprint Cup Series. Ives was a race engineer for driver Jimmie Johnson during his run of five straight Cup championships from 2006 to 2010. Ives will work alongside Johnson's crew chief Chad Knaus.

Broncos | DeMarcus Ware sitting out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:20:18 -0700

Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware (leg) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Diamondbacks | Three things on wish list

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:14:12 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said the team is looking for starting pitching, catching and outfielders, in that order, at the trade deadline.

Cowboys | Tyron Smith contract update

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:14:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith has agreed to an eight-year extension worth $110 million. The deal includes a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed money. Smith will be under contract through the 2023 season.

Rangers | Jake Smolinski has foot fracture

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:13:50 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Jake Smolinski (foot) has been diagnosed with a small fracture in his foot, but he is expected to return soon.

Ravens | Two linemen injured

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:09:52 -0700

Baltimore Ravens DE Brent Urban (leg) and DT Timmy Jernigan (back) appear to have suffered injuries during practice Wednesday, July 30. Urban was helped off the field after suffering the injury.

Cardinals | Justin Masterson acquired

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:09:30 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired SP Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, July 30, in exchange for OF James Ramsey.

FANTASY TIP: St. Louis is probably one of the better landing spots for Masterson to succeed and turn around his disappointing season. If he's on your league's waiver wire, it might be time to give him a shot. Ramsey was hitting .300 with 13 home runs at Double-A Springfield. He'll give the Tribe some organizational depth in the outfield.

Packers | Ted Thompson receives extension

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:09:21 -0700

The Green Bay Packers have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multi-year extension. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Cowboys | Agree to terms on extension with Tyron Smith

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:02:06 -0700

Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith has agreed to terms with the team on an eight-year contract extension worth $98 million, according to a source.

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Bills | Nigel Bradham suspended one game

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:54:56 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Nigel Bradham has been suspended one game for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Phillies | Willing to pay Cliff Lee's contract

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee could be traded next month, since the team is willing to pay down some of his backloaded contract to facilitate a trade if they can get the right prospects. Lee is guaranteed around $48 million through next year, and the Phillies would likely have to pay a fair amount of his remaining contract to work out a trade.

Diamondbacks | Clayton Richard to sign

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:10 -0700

Free-agent SP Clayton Richard (Padres) said he will sign a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he expects to make his first start in the Arizona Fall League this weekend. Richard hasn't pitched in the majors since June 21 of last year.

Colts | Vick Ballard undergoes surgery

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:50:50 -0700

Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') underwent surgery Tuesday, July 29, to repair his torn Achilles' tendon. The team is expected to place Ballard on Injured Reserve at some point.

Seahawks | Morrell Presley working with TE

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:46:46 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Morrell Presley has been working with the tight ends even though he is listed as a wide receiver.

Yankees | Interested in Joaquin Benoit

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:46:20 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit is generating interest from the New York Yankees, but the Padres are still unsure if they'd like to trade him after trading RP Huston Street. However, there is a decent market building for Benoit now that RP Joakim Soria is also off the market.

Broncos | Chris Harris not ready for pads

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:57 -0700

Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. (knee) is not allowed to practice in pads at this point and needs to participate in three more practices before being allowed to wear pads. Harris may not do much during practice Wednesday, July 30, because of a wet field.

Blue Jays | Still looking for starting pitching

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:56 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to look for a top-of-the-rotation starting pitcher, but they aren't in on Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester at this time. They are also searching for an everyday second baseman and bullpen help, but nothing is imminent.

Astros | Josh Zeid to have surgery

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:34 -0700

Houston Astros RP Josh Zeid (foot) will undergo surgery on his foot and miss the rest of the season.

Broncos | John Boyett sitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:38:37 -0700

Denver Broncos FS John Boyett (back) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.