The Dodgers swiftly and emphatically shot down a published report Sunday that said they were in serious discussions with the Cleveland Indians in a trade that would bring pitcher Cliff Lee and catcher Victor Martinez to the Dodgers while sending James Loney and either Chad Billingsley or Clayton Kershaw and prospects to the Indians. The report surfaced on Foxsports.com, but the Dodgers shot it down immediately. "It's completely false," a Dodgers executive said. (Los Angeles Daily News) Comment
Joe Banner, the team president, the guy who is mainly responsible for directing the front office in assembling the roster the head coach wants, had a long, exhausting off-season. Two player trades, nearly two dozen contracts to negotiate and execute, some hard decisions on having to move past players, particularly Brian Dawkins, who had meant a lot to the franchise. "I feel this year we have the best roster in the league," Banner said. "That's assuming everyone is healthy and standing at the end. You can only make a statement like that on the first day of training camp. After that, anything can happen." (Philadelphia Inquirer) Comment
The Knicks were hoping to get Nate Robinson and David Lee signed at the same time and that is still a possibility if Lee is willing to agree to a one-year deal worth between $7 and $8 million. If Lee isn't signed, the Knicks will try to work out and sign and trade. The Bulls have always been high on Lee and may try to work out a deal. The Knicks like Kirk Hinrich but Chicago would likely push Tyrus Thomas. (New York Daily News) Comment
Fuel burns after a pit stop by Tony Kanaan during the Edmonton IndyCar Series on Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta. The fuel hose failed to shut off properly, and Kanaan suffered second-degree burns on his thumbs and his face. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage, Edmonton Sun)
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