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54mScott Lauber

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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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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8mAaron 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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Are Klay, KD more vital to Warriors than Steph? (1:52)
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Klay goes off like never before (1:19)
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Beast mode in a dune buggy? Marshawn can hardly contain himself (1:30)
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4hField 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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26mAdel Chouadria

Will Ferrell to star in movie about esports

Similar to his role in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," Ferrell plans to spoof professional gaming culture in his new movie.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

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

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say Mavericks center Andrew Bogut has been diagnosed with a minor bone bruise in his right knee and could be back in two weeks.

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Bayern Munich lead Atletico Madrid

Robert Lewandoski's free kick in the 28th minute has Bayern Munich in front of Atletico Madrid 1-0 (on ESPN2). But Atletico has already clinched the top spot in Group D of the Champions League. Bayern will finish second.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox make the trade official. It is, in fact, Chris Sale for Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Victor Diaz and Luis Alexander Basabe.

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David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Great day for Dave Dombrowski, landing Tyler Thornburg, who had a dominant breakout season for the Brewers, and then Chris Sale, the biggest prize of the offseason. Sure, Yoan Moncada looks like a future star, but Michael Kopech is a huge wild card and the Red Sox get a Cy Young contender on a team-friendly contract for the next three seasons.

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Rashaam Salaam's presence is still felt at Colorado on a daily basis. Mixed in with all the current players, he has a locker where his jersey hangs underneath pictures that celebrate his 1994 Heisman Trophy season.

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Champions League Halftime Roundup

Andres Iniesta and Barcelona are up 1-0 on Borussia Monchengladbach, but Barcelona have already clinched the top spot in Group C. Manchester City have clinched second in the group, and are tied 1-1 with Celtic.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

God Shammgod puts Harrison Barnes and the Mavs' rookie wings through ballhandling drills. Shamgood, the New York playground legend and Providence star, is in his first season as a Mavs player development coach.

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Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Terry Collins seems taken with the idea of having Tim Tebow in the organization. Just said, "If he's not in camp (in the spring), I'll find a way to get him over. "

MLB 

Arsenal are up, PSG are down

Ludogorets has taken a 1-0 lead on Paris Saint-Germain, while Arsenal is up 2-0 on Basel (both games on ESPN3). If Arsenal win and PSG fail to do so, Arsenal will win Group A in the Champions League.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins on Chris Sale to the Red Sox and not the Nationals: "We dodged a bullet."

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David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Red Sox moved from 10-1 to 5-1 to win the World Series at the Westgate SuperBook, with the trade for starting pitcher Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox. The Ref Sox are now the second favorites, behind only the Chicago Cubs, to win the World Series. The White Sox dropped from 50-1 to 100-1.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Since the beginning of 2013, Chris Sale has held lefty hitters to a .484 OPS, best among AL starters. Last year, the Orioles posted a .692 OPS against lefty pitchers, worst among AL teams. In other words, the O's can't be terribly pleased that Sale is now a card-carrying member of the AL East.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

No guarantees with ace trios. '11 Phillies (Halladay-Lee-Hamels), '15 Nats (Scherzer-Strasburg-Zimmermann) didn't win World Series. But safe to say Sale-Price-Porcello puts Red Sox at head of AL class -- by a wide margin.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

A reason Chris Sale's stats — besides wins — might not change much in Boston: Like the White Sox (38.2 percent of total batters faced), the Red Sox (45.1 percent) ranked among the game's worst in terms of batters faced with the platoon advantage in 2016. Sale's opponents exploit the platoon advantage against him as much as any starter out there, and he was slightly more ordinary against righty batters in the 2016 second half.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

The White Sox got the absolute maximum return possible in a Chris Sale deal with the headliners Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech coming back from Boston. The Red Sox have put themselves in position to be the team to beat in the American League. We'll have more on Baseball Tonight at 6:30 pm on ESPN2.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Fantasy-wise, the only thing that really changes for Chris Sale in Boston is run support: The Red Sox averaged 5.4 runs per game, the White Sox 4.2, in 2016. He was my SP5 before and is my SP4 now, only moving up a spot because of how close he was to Corey Kluber in the first place.

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