NBA

  • The NBA has officially opened a tampering investigation into the Philadelphia 76er’s and their free-agent signings of  James Harden, P.J. Tucker, and Danuel House. It is assumed that the league will be investigating Harden choosing to turn down his $47-million option to take instead a 2-year, $68.6-million deal. A deal that actually decreased his annual salary by $12 million. In turn giving the team more wiggle room to be able to sign Tucker and House.

 

  • It was reported earlier in July that trade talks between the Utah Jazz and the New York Knicks were taking place in regards to guard Donovan Mitchell. It does seem at this point that those talk have dwindled down and the 2 teams have not spoke in 2 weeks.  Utah has continued talks with the Charlotte Hornets and the Washington Wizards.

 

  • Veteran guard Matthew Dellavedova spent last season playing for the National Basketball League’s Melbourne United, where he helped lead the team to the NBL Finals and was also named to the All-NBL 2nd team. The 31-year-old has signed a 1-year deal with the Sacramento Kings. Dellavedova spent 9 seasons between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks before he played in the NBL.

 

 

NHL

  • Veteran defenseman and free-agent John Klingberg signs a 1-year prove it deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Klingberg spent the last 8 seasons with the Dallas Stars.

 

  • The San Jose Sharks will retire Patrick Marleau’s No. 12 before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 25th. Marleau is the 1st player in franchise history to have his number retired.

 

  • The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Mathieu Joseph to a 4-year deal with an AAV of $2.95 million. The Senators got Joseph and a 4th round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in return for Nick Paul back in March.

 

 

MLB

  • The Cincinnati Reds have traded right-hander Luis Castillo to the Seattle Mariners. Cincinnati got in return 4 minor-leaguers from Seattle, shortstop Noelvi Marte, infielder Edwin Arroyo, and 2 right-handers Andrew Moore and Levi Stoudt.

 

  • It appears that Joe Musgrove and the San Diego Padres are nearing an agreement on a contract extension. It is anticipated that the extension will be worth $100 million over 5 years. Musgrove is scheduled for his physical in the next day or 2 and the official announcement should be made on Monday.

 

  • Aaron Judge continues to make big things happen as the New York Yankees rolled over the Kansas City Royals 11-5 Friday night. Judge becoming the only major leaguer with 40 homeruns so far this season, smashing a grand slam for number 41 and early in the game reaching over the right field wall to rob MJ Melendez of a homerun.