Denny Bautista was acquired by the Detroit Tigers from the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday in a swap of right-handed pitchers. The Rockies received Jose Capellan, once considered a top prospect with Atlanta. Bautista was 2-1 with a 12.46 ERA in nine games for Colorado this year and went 3-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 64 2-3 innings at Triple-A Colorado Springs.
The Atlanta Braves acquired reliever Will Ohman and infielder Omar Infante from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday for pitcher Jose Ascanio. A left-handed specialist, Ohman went 2-4 with a 4.95 ERA and one save this season for Chicago. He made 56 appearances out of the bullpen, throwing 36 1-3 innings. The Braves figure he can be more consistent now that he’s out of Chicago.
In need of a big man, the Charlotte Bobcats reached agreement Tuesday on a three-year offer sheet with Cleveland restricted free agent Anderson Varejao, giving the Cavaliers a week to match the deal or lose him. The deal is for the Bobcats’ midlevel salary cap exception, worth just over $17 million. Varejao could opt out of the deal after the second season and become an unrestricted free agent.
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Ticker) – NASCAR will have a new title sponsor for the Craftsman Truck Series beginning in 2009.
The NFL is looking into a postgame comment by Baltimore cornerback Samari Rolle, who contends an on-field official called him “boy” during the Ravens’ 27-24 loss to New England. Rolle identified the official by his number rather than by name following the Monday night game, which was marked by several disputed officiating decisions.
Bill Maas, a former Fox Sports broadcaster who used to play in the NFL, will be tried March 10 on drug and weapons charges. Maas was arraigned Monday, pleading not guilty and requesting a jury trial. He was charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance after Illinois State Police allegedly found cocaine and ecstasy in his sport utility vehicle during a July roadside safety…
Watch Travis Outlaw nail the running jumper at the buzzer to give the Blazers a win on Monday for the Haier Play of the Day Dec. 3, 2007.
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Mr Pointment wins the Becher Handicap Steeple Chase at Aintree.
Hank Steinbrenner’s deadline for a Johan Santana trade with Minnesota passed without an agreement. Minnesota came off its demand that the Yankees include pitcher Ian Kennedy along with pitcher Phil Hughes and center fielder Melky Cabrera, but the Twins still were asking for more than the Yankees were willing to offer.
Even one of the men who followed Bowie Kuhn as baseball commissioner thinks Marvin Miller was snubbed by the Hall of Fame. Bud Selig commended the Hall voters for selecting Kuhn while throwing his support behind Miller, the longtime nemesis of baseball management who was left out by the Veterans Committee for the second time this year.
While the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have emerged as the main competitors for Johan Santana, the pitcher’s agent says his client is not insisting that the Minnesota Twins trade him to one of the AL powers. Peter Greenberg said his client was angered by a report that Santana, who has a no-trade clause, has told Twins general manager Bill Smith that he will only consider deals involving…
The Tampa Bay Rays traded another troubled outfielder Monday, sending Elijah Dukes to the Washington Nationals for minor league pitcher Glenn Gibson. Due in part to others being injured, Dukes began this season as Tampa Bay’s starting center fielder. The rookie batted .190 with 10 homers and 21 RBIs in 52 games.