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Red Sox go all-in for 2017 with Chris Sale stunner

Dave Dombrowski has done it again. In a win-now swap that rocked the winter meetings, the Red Sox landed ace Chris Sale and put the AL on notice.

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2hEric Karabell

Moncada the one to watch in Sale trade

Eric Karabell breaks down the Chris Sale trade, noting that how the White Sox handle Yoan Moncada will affect fantasy owners most.

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Will Red Sox regret including Moncada in Sale deal? (1:42)
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1hAaron Schatz

Playoff odds: How will wacky AFC play out?

Do the Steelers have the edge over the Ravens in the AFC North? How much did the Broncos' wild-card odds rise? Football Outsiders updates the postseason odds for every team.

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Turan finds Messi and notches hat trick in Barcelona's win (1:50)
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Angel Di Maria, PSG salvage a point against Ludogorets (1:53)
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Injuries don't phase Duke, but leave Michigan State in survival mode (1:53)
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Klay goes off like never before (1:19)
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Are Klay, KD more vital to Warriors than Steph? (1:52)
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Beast mode in a dune buggy? Marshawn can hardly contain himself (1:30)
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5hField Yates

Free-agent finds for Week 14

We help you make your Week 14 waiver claims with the top free agents available in most ESPN leagues, including key players who could lead you to a title down the stretch.

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Damien Woody attends therapy over the Jets (2:02)
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Cavs-Knicks meet Wednesday in wake of Phil's 'posse' comments (0:52)
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20hDave McMenamin

Sources: LeBron not staying at NYC Trump hotel

LeBron James is among a group of Cavaliers who do not plan to stay with the team at a New York hotel bearing the name of President-elect Donald Trump, according to sources.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Shane Vereen is hoping to return Sunday night vs. the Cowboys. He's just waiting for the green light from the medical staff. Padded practice Thursday could be key.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin was a full participant at practice today. If he doesn't play Thursday night I would be very surprised.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

A GM in the bullpen market on where he thinks the contracts of Aroldis Chapman & Kenley Jansen will end up: 5 years, $85-95 million. Wow

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets botched their QB change last night. Coach Todd Bowles admitted he never directly informed Ryan Fitzpatrick he was demoted. He said Fitzpatrick heard it from assistant coaches after the game. That's poor form. "I'd been meaning to tell him and I got tied up with a few things," Bowles said. Fitzpatrick appeared blindsided in his post-game presser. Asked if he could've handled it differently, Bowles said, "I probably could've and he tried to cover for me. Like I said, I had a lot on my mind and got some things off my chest." Meaning he was ripping the team in the locker room. Bowles said he will meet with Fitzpatrick tomorrow morning.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jalen Richard looks the ball in during a quick reaction drill.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles, who questioned the team's effort last night, changed his tune. He said the effort was better than he initially thought, but he said they made too many "boneheaded mistakes." Asked if he still has control of the locker room, Bowles said, "I don't believe I ever lost it." What makes him think that? "We had a bad game. We had a terrible game. That's without question. (The fans) have a right to think that, but I know what we have in this locker room and I know what we have in this building. So I'm OK with that."

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Outside of the wins he's accumulated, Clemson's Deshaun Watson said the accomplishment he's most proud of is being the first FBS quarterback to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in a season. "There's so many great quarterbacks that came through and playing now, and it's really hard to do."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a helmet-free zone today at Raiders practice, where Derek Carr is now wearing a glove on his non-throwing hand.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Racquel Smith talks directly to accused killer Cardell Hayes, saying he didn't have any reason to do that to her baby. "And you know it! Or to me. I didn't do you anything."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

As CBS Sports first reported, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley impressed Houston officials in a recent meeting for their vacant head job. According to Sam Kahn Jr., the Cougars have already met with Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former LSU coach Les Miles, as well. A hire could be made by the end of the week. Riley could be the one to watch here.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said today he decided two or three weeks ago to start Bryce Petty for the final four games. For weeks, he stuck with Ryan Fitzpatrick because he felt Fitzpatrick gave them the best chance to win. And now? "Just trying to win and just trying to see what I have at quarterback with Bryce," he said.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox have closed door on reliever (and '13 World Series closer) Koji Uehara. Dombrowski said Red Sox made an offer, but Uehara preferred to see what was out on open market.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Klay Thompson showing his arm isn't fatigued with that 60-point performance against Indiana Pacers and decides to switch up his sport Tuesday after practice.

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Nick Miller ESPN FC 

It ended all square at the Etihad, 1-1 between Manchester City and Celtic, goals from Patrick Roberts against his parent club and an equaliser shortly afterwards by Kelechi Iheanacho. A fine atmosphere, but not quite the game it might have been.

Arsenal Win, Finish Top of Group A
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With a Lucas Vazquez hat trick and an Alex Iwobi goal, Arsenal defeated Basel 4-1. That, combined with Paris Saint-Germain's draw with Ludogorets, means Arsenal has finished first in Group A of the Champions League.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

White Sox GM Rick Hahn says the White Sox were divided on which Chris Sale deal to make "right up until this morning."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman calls the Red Sox "the Golden State Warriors of baseball" after Chris Sale trade.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin not concerned with Le'Veon Bell's recent fumbling (four in last six games) because of his successful body of work in this area (one fumble in first 38 NFL games).

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the criticism of his decision making in the World Series.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz PG George Hill will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained left big toe tonight against the Suns. Utah hopes Hill can return this week.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Steve Kerr on sitting Klay Thompson in fourth after he scored 60 in first three quarters last night: "They said Dean Smith is the only guy who could hold MJ under 20. I'm the only guy who can hold Klay under 80, I guess."

Arsenal up Big, PSG Trailing Again

Arsenal are up 4-0 on Basel, including a Lucas Vazquez hat trick, and Ludogorets leads Paris Saint-Germain 2-1. As it stands, Arsenal will finish top of Group A in the Champions League.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Although no official decision has been made, Sandy Alderson foresees Tim Tebow being assigned to minor league camp during spring training and occasionally being involved in a Grapefruit League game. Tebow then would be assigned to a full-season minor-league team in April. Terry Collins said he would welcome Tebow in major league camp, for the record.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz said he met with Ben McAdoo today and says they're '100 percent' on the same page. He expects to get more targets than the zero last week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have promoted Josh Huff from the practice squad and officially placed Cecil Shorts III on IR.