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Warriors close to Lee sign-and-trade

The Warriors are close to a sign-and-trade with the New York Knicks for their All-Star power forward David Lee, according to multiple sources. The Warriors would send forward Anthony Randolph - not guard Monta Ellis as previously rumored - along with a few other pieces to New York. But, like the rest of the universe, they are waiting on LeBron James. (Oakland Tribune) Comment

Reed wants new Ravens contract

Ed Reed isn't retiring this season. In fact, it appears that he is looking to the future. Reed has contacted the Ravens about a new contract, the Pro Bowl safety said in a Tuesday interview on 105.7 The Fan. One of the most dominant safeties in NFL history, Reed has three years remaining on a six-year contract extension that he signed June 2006. He is scheduled to earn $6 million in 2010, $6.5 million in 2011 and $7.2 million in 2012. (Baltimore Sun) Comment

Rangers closer to landing Lee

Cliff Lee continues to be a target of the Texas Rangers, who sources confirmed have had discussions with division rival Seattle about acquiring the left-hander in a trade. A baseball source indicated that the Mariners have interest in several prospects and young players who have experience at the big-league level. Seattle has inquired about the availability of, among others, first baseman Chris Davis and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Adam Dunn blows a bubble as he rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against the Padres in the first inning Wednesday night. Dunn hit 3 home runs to help the Nationals beat the Padres, 7-6. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Must-See Video

Fans in Madrid celebrate Spain's goal against Germany in the World Cup semifinal. Spain won 1-0 and is headed to its first World Cup final, where it will take on Netherlands on Sunday in South Africa.

Game To Watch

Cardinals at Rockies, 3:10 p.m., ET -- Chris Carpenter (9-2) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (14-1)

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: Notre Dame
  • 1889 - John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain, in the last championship bare-knuckle fight. The fight lasted 75 rounds.
  • 1953 - Notre Dame announced that the next five years of its football games would be shown in theatres over closed circuit TV.
  • 1990 - Germany beats Argentina 1-0 to win soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome.

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