Archive for July, 2011

Rangers acquire reliever Adams from Padres

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The Texas Rangers have added another reliever, acquiring right-hander Mike Adams from the San Diego Padres in a deal completed just before the non-waiver trading deadline. AL West-leading Texas sent minor league pitchers Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland to the Padres on Sunday.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/07/31/sp-rangerstrade.html?ref=rss

Bills to ink former Packer Barnett

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
A person familiar with negotiations has told The Associated Press that linebacker Nick Barnett has agreed to a three-year deal with the Buffalo Bills two days after being cut by the Green Bay Packers.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/story/2011/07/31/sp-bills-barnett.html?ref=rss

Plaxico Burress signs with Jets

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The New York Jets have reached an agreement in principle with receiver Plaxico Burress, the former Super Bowl star recently released from prison after serving 20 months on a gun charge. The team confirmed the deal Sunday morning.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/story/2011/07/31/sp-burress.html?ref=rss

Astros send speedy Bourn to Braves

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Michael Bourn from the Houston Astros in a five-player trade. Houston received outfielder Jordan Schafer and three minor-league pitchers in Sundays deal. The 28-year-old Bourn, a two-time Gold Glove winner, is hitting .303 and leads the majors with 39 stolen bases.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/07/31/sp-astrotrade.html?ref=rss

Jays let trade deadline day pass without deal

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The Toronto Blue Jays let the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline pass Sunday, content with the deal they made earlier in the week that saw GM Alex Anthopoulos acquire centre-fielder Colby Rasmus from the St. Louis Cardinals.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/07/31/sp-bluejays-trade-deadline.html?ref=rss

Red Sox pick up Bedard from Mariners

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The Boston Red Sox have added a much-needed starter after an earlier trade fell through, acquiring oft-injured Canadian left-hander Erik Bedard from the Seattle Mariners in a three-team trade.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/07/31/sp-bedard-trade.html?ref=rss

Lochte wins 5th swimming gold Phelps gets No 4

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Ryan Lochte of the United States finished the world swimming championships in Shanghai in grand style, taking the 400 individual medley on Sunday for his fifth gold medal of the competition.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/swimming/story/2011/07/31/sp-fina-day8-final.html?ref=rss

Morrow strikes out 11 Jays beat Rangers

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Brandon Morrow struck out 11 in seven innings of strong work, and newly acquired fielder Colby Rasmus had two doubles and a pair of RBI to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon at the Rogers Centre.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/07/31/sp-jays.html?ref=rss

Rangers pick up reliever Adams from Padres

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The Texas Rangers have added another reliever, acquiring right-hander Mike Adams from the San Diego Padres in a deal completed just before the non-waiver trading deadline. AL West-leading Texas sent minor league pitchers Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland to the Padres on Sunday.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/07/31/sp-rangerstrade.html?ref=rss

Alomar s No 12 retired by Blue Jays

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The Toronto Blue Jays have retired Roberto Alomars No. 12 jersey. The team honoured the former second baseman during a ceremony before todays game against the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre. A 12-time all-star and 10-time Gold Glove winner, Alomar is the first Blue Jay to have his number retired by the club in its 35-year history.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/07/31/sp-alomar12.html?ref=rss