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Bobcats Get Chandler for Okafor

Posted: July 28, 2009 2:24 PM ; Updated: July 28, 2009 2:54 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The New Orleans Hornets have finally found a taker for Tyson Chandler.

Emeka Okafor was dealt to the Hornets on Tuesday for Chandler in a deal involving 26-year-old centers, a trade that brought different financial relief to both teams and hopes they'll thrive under different big men.

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Phillies and Blue Jays at impasse in Halladay talks

Posted: July 27, 2009 2:33 PM ; Updated: July 27, 2009 3:44 PM

The Phillies and Jays appear to be at an impasse in talks regarding Roy Halladay at the moment. Executives with both teams have told other baseball officials they are disinclined from changing their current offers at present -- though with four days to go before Friday's trade deadline, there is still plenty of time for minds to change.

One high-ranking official with one of those clubs put the chances for a deal now at "five percent.''
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Cardinals Trade for Holliday

Posted: July 24, 2009 11:22 AM ; Updated: July 24, 2009 11:24 AM

The Cardinals have agreed to a deal with the A's that would send Matt Holliday from Oakland to St. Louis, has confirmed.

In the deal, which still has to be approved, the A's will receive three minor league players: top Cardinals hitting prospect Brett Wallace, along with outfielder Shane Peterson and right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen.

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Japanese Professor Creates Baseball Robots

Posted: July 24, 2009 10:14 AM ; Updated: July 24, 2009 10:21 AM

TOKYO (AP) -- Look out Ichiro Suzuki and Daisuke Matsuzaka. A pair of baseball-playing robots that can pitch and hit with incredible results have been developed in Japan.

The pitching robot, with its three-fingered hand, can throw 90 percent of its pitches in the strike zone, won't need any relief from the bullpen and never asks for a pay raise.

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Buehrle Throws Perfect Game

Posted: July 23, 2009 3:18 PM ; Updated: July 23, 2009 5:16 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Mark Buehrle pitched the 18th perfect game in major league history, and Chicago White Sox center fielder DeWayne Wise got the assist.

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Sox Get LaRoche from Pirates

Posted: July 22, 2009 1:23 PM ; Updated: July 22, 2009 1:31 PM

By Jon Heyman,

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded first baseman Adam LaRoche to the Boston Red Sox, has confirmed.

The Pirates acquired a pair of prospects -- Double-A shortstop Argenis Diaz and Class A right-handed pitcher Hunter Strickland -- in the deal.

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Nash Will Be with Suns through 2011-12 Season

Posted: July 20, 2009 5:16 PM ; Updated: July 20, 2009 5:17 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns have agreed on a two-year, $22 million contract extension, his agent said.

Bill Duffy confirmed the agreement Monday in an interview with The Associated Press.

The deal will keep the two-time MVP point guard under contract with the Suns through the 2011-2012 season.

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