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07/13/2009 - 11:03pm
Prince Fielder wins Home Run Derby

ST. LOUIS -- Milwaukee Brewers slugger Prince Fielder won the All-Star Home Run Derby by blasting 23 homers in three rounds against batting practice pitching. Fielder edged out Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, who cleared the fences 22 times. Fielder's most impressive shot was a 503 foot blast in the seonc round of the Derby.


07/13/2009 - 7:03pm
Bruins sign four free agent skaters to one-year contracts

The Boston Bruins hauled in a crop of free agent depth players from last week's Prospect Development Camp, and announced on Monday afternoon that they'd signed four players to one-year entry-level deals. Defenseman Rob Kwiet, center Drew Larman, defenseman Zach McKelvie and center Trent Whitfield were all inked to one-year contracts after -- with the exception of Larman and Whitfield -- showing off their skill set up close and personal with the B's brass in attendance. 
The 20-year-old Kwiet spent the 2008-2009 season with the 2009 Memorial Cup Champion Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League as a teammate of Boston's fourth-round pick Lane MacDermid.  Kwiet skated in 66 regular season games recording 12-55= 67 totals and showed some offensive flash-and-dash with the Baby B's last week.
The 24-year old Larman has spent the last four seasons with the Rochester Americans of the American...

07/13/2009 - 4:12pm
Patriots make it official, sign Butler

The Patriots announced Monday afternoon they have officially signed second-round draft pick Darius Butler. Terms of the deal, which had initially been reported last week, were not disclosed. However, a report on Pro Football Talk indicated the contract for the cornerback out of UConn breaks down like this: Butler will receive a roster bonus of $440,000 and a guaranteed option bonus of $1.6275 million. He’ll receive base salaries of $310,000 in 2009, $395,000 in 2010, $582,500 in 2011, and $770,000 in 2012. He is the second of New England's 12 draft picks to sign. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, "It Is What It Is."


07/13/2009 - 2:05pm
Hanley Ramirez: 'I never thought I was going to get traded' in 2005

ST. LOUIS -- Asked to assess whether anything in his major-league career had come as a surprise based on his time in the Red Sox' farm system, Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez could cite only one thing.

"I never thought I was going to get traded," Ramirez said. 

Ramirez harbors no ill will about the deal, noting that he loves playing for the Marlins, and would like to spend his entire career in Florida. That said, he also admitted to being flattered by rumors that the Sox tried to re-acquire him this past offseason.

"They see the way you play and they want you back," he said.

For more, visit the Full Count blog.


07/13/2009 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Halladay on dealing with trade rumors

ST. LOUIS -- Roy Halladay, described as "maybe the best pitcher in the American League" over the past several years by Tampa Bay and A.L. All-Star Manager Joe Maddon, addressed the swirl of trade rumors around him. He was introduced by emcee Bob Costas as "representing, at least for now, the Toronto Blue Jays," which elicited a laugh from the Toronto ace who admitted, "I'm not looking forward to this (press conference)."
 
"It's tough. Obviously, I'm somewhere that I enjoy being and have spent my entire career. There's a lot, I think, that goes into it. I think as a player, there's a will to win. There's that will to do it in October. Basically, that's all this is about. I'd like that chance. I'm not saying it won't be Toronto. It's what's best for the organization," said Halladay. "But it has been tough. I do enjoy Toronto very much."
 
Halladay made a number of subsequent...

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