Wednesday afternoon trade buzz 

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As we get closer to the July 31 trade deadline, there's a tendency for deals to start to fall like dominoes, one after the other -- assuming, of course, that some team decides to knock over that first domino.

Any takers for Willingham? 

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The Minnesota Twins are believed to be ready to part ways with Josh Willingham, presuming that there are any takers out there on an outfielder who is batting just .222 in the final season of his contract.

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Royals interested in Lackey? 

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While much of the focus at the trade deadline has been directed toward Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, he's not the only member of the team's rotation whose name has come up as a candidate for a potential change of scenery.

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Will Phillies make any SP deals? 

July, 30, 2014
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If Cole Hamels pitched his final game in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform on Tuesday night, he certainly made it a good one. Hamels shut out the New York Mets for eight innings, scattering six hits and striking out eight batters in a 6-0 win.

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Rays still pondering Price deal? 

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The Tampa Bay Rays have won 11 of their past 12 games and now sit just one game under .500 for the season. While the hot streak has led many to believe that the team is no longer interested in trading away David Price, there's still a chance the pitcher may be dealt prior to Thursday's deadline.

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Orlando's plans for Peyton Siva 

July, 30, 2014
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The Orlando Magic have a full 15-man roster after signing point guard Luke Ridnour, but that doesn't mean the team will stop adding players before the start of training camp. One such player, according to Orlando Sentinel, is free agent point guard Peyton Siva.

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Jon Lester was originally scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but amid all of the trade rumors surrounding the pitcher, the team has instead decided to recall Brandon Workman from Triple-A to take the mound in his place.

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Why Kings signed Eric Moreland 

July, 30, 2014
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The Sacramento Kings quickly added forward Eric Moreland to their summer roster after he was not selected in the 2014 NBA draft. Moreland averaged 19.2 minutes, 3.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in six games and his play on defense and the ability to get the ball off the rim convinced the Kings, Champions of the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League, to offer him a contract.

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Resting right move for Tony Parker 

July, 30, 2014
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San Antonio Spurs starting point guard Tony Parker has been playing basketball without a break for four years, so the decision was made to rest this summer instead of playing for France's national team, Les Bleus, at the FIBA World Cup. Parker has played in 27 games over the last three summers for France as their captain and while it's tough to sit out an event he knows it's best moving forward.

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Why Maurice Harkless won't play for P.R. 

July, 30, 2014
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Orlando Magic small forward Maurice Harkless was planning to be on Puerto Rico's team at the FIBA World Cup in Spain, but that is not going to happen now, according to his agent.

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Walter Tavares' likely plans for 2014-15 

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The Atlanta Hawks picked up Walter Tavares during the 2014 NBA draft as he was the No. 43 selection. The Hawks like the potential of the young 7-3 center and to further his development the plan is in place for him to return to his Spanish club, Gran Canaria, for the 2014-15 season.

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Mavs improved frontcourt depth 

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The Dallas Mavericks added depth to their frontcourt on Tuesday by officially announcing the expected signing of forward Al-Farouq Aminu to a one-year contract with a player option for 2015-16. The Mavs also signed Ivan Johnson to a partially guaranteed minimum, two-year deal.

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It's been nearly a year since Joe Morgan tore the meniscus and partially tore the ACL in his left knee. He was limited during offseason workouts, but is he back to full strength now that training camp is underway?

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Because the New England Patriots refuse to divulge any relevant injury information -- especially during the offseason when injury reports are not required -- any snippet of information regarding one of their injured players is gold.

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The Dallas Cowboys RB depth chart is topped by DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar, which leaves Joseph Randle and Ryan Williams battling it out for what likely will be one roster spot.

"[Randle] must play well in the preseason to fend off Ryan Williams because the Cowboys probably aren't keeping four running backs," noted ESPN Cowboys reporter Jean-Jacques Taylor.

Does Randle or Williams have an edge in the competition?

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