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Braves Acquire Dan Uggla From Marlins; Attorney: John Bond Talks To FBI; Allen Iverson Debuts In Turkey

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Marlins Trade Uggla To Braves

The Atlanta Braves acquired All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins for utilityman Omar Infante and pitcher Mike Dunn on Tuesday in the first trade of the general managers meetings. The 30 year-old Uggla has 154 home runs in five seasons with Florida. He's a three-time All-Star and just won his first career Silver Slugger award. The Marlins elected to move Uggla after they were unable to reach an agreement with him on a long-term contract. He made $7.8 million this year, is eligible for salary arbitration and can become a free agent after the 2011 World Series.

Person at Center of Newton Probe Talks With FBI

An attorney for the former Mississippi State player who helped spark the NCAA's investigation of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton says his client has been interviewed by the FBI. Phil Abernethy wrote in an e-mail Tuesday that John Bond met with federal and state investigators and "cooperated fully with both agencies." Bond, a former Mississippi State quarterback, told MSU officials in January he had been asked for $180,000 by a former teammate in exchange for Newton's commitment to the Bulldogs. The man was later identified by ESPN.com as Kenny Rogers. Rogers is expected to be interviewed by the NCAA, according to his attorney Doug Zeit.

Iverson Debuts For Team In Turkey, Scores 15

Former NBA All-Star Allen Iverson scored 15 points in his debut for Besiktas Cola Turka, but failed to get the win against Hemofarm Stada. Stada defeated Besiktas 94-91 in a European Cup game on Tuesday in Istanbul. Turkish fans shouted "Allen Iverson, the son of Besiktas Cola Turka" during the match. The 11-time NBA All-Star had agreed to a $4 million, two-year contract with Besiktas after no NBA team offered him a contract for the season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.