>>Spurs Deal Kawhi To Raptors For DeRozan
(Undated) — Kawhi Leonard is finally leaving San Antonio. The Spurs traded Leonard and Danny Green to Toronto on Wednesday for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl , and a first-round draft pick. Leonard has one year left on his contract, but forced a deal after making it known he wanted out of San Antonio.
>>Bulls Introduce Parker
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls are showing off Jabari Parker. He was formally introduced yesterday after signing a two-year, 40-million contract with Chicago. The second year is a team option. Parker is a homegrown talent that went to Simeon High School, the same alma mater as former Bull Derrick Rose.
>>Orioles Complete Machado Trade To Dodgers
(Los Angeles, CA) — Orioles All-Star shortstop Manny Machado is heading west. Baltimore has completed a deal that sends the 26-year-old to the Los Angeles Dodgers for five prospects. Outfielder Yusniel Diaz, ranked LA’s fourth best prospect by MLB Pipeline, is the main piece going to the Birds. Machado will be a free agent after this season.
>>Bears Veterans Report Today
(Bourbonnais, IL) — Bears veterans will report to training camp today. Rookies reported earlier in the week. The first practice will be held on Saturday, with camp running through August 11th. Chicago’s first preseason game is August 2nd in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio against the Baltimore Ravens.
>>Colts’ Rookies Report To Camp Sunday
(Indianapolis, IN) — Rookies report to training camp on Sunday for the Indianapolis Colts. Veterans are due to report by Wednesday. The Colts are hosting training camp at the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield for the first time after seven years at Anderson University. The preseason kicks off on August 9th on the road versus Seattle.
>>Titans’ Casey Says He’ll Continue Anthem Protests
(London) — Titans defensive end Jurrell Casey says he’ll continue to protest during the National Anthem this season, despite a rule put in place by the NFL. Those comments came during an NFL promotional event in London. In May, the NFL passed a policy that requires players to stand during the anthem after numerous on-field protests last year.
>>Brewers’ Hader To Go Through Sensitivity Training
(Washington, DC) — Major League Baseball is requiring Brewers All-Star pitcher Josh Hader to go through sensitivity training. It comes after some old racist and sexist tweets by Hader resurfaced during Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Milwaukee GM David Stearns said in a statement the team would continue to work through the issue with the left-hander.
>>All-Star Break Ends, Cardinals Visit Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — The MLB All-Star break comes to an end tonight as the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. It’s the only game on the schedule, but all 30 clubs will be back on the diamond tomorrow. The Cubs lead the Brewers by two-and-a-half games and the Cardinals by seven-and-a-half for first place in the NL Central.
>>White Sox At Mariners Tomorrow
(Seattle, WA) — The White Sox have to wait another day to get back on the diamond. Chicago opens a three-game series against the Mariners in Seattle tomorrow night. James Shields takes the mound for the Sox opposite Seattle’s Wade LeBlanc. Chicago is fourth in the AL Central at 33-and-62.