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Wil Myers is reportedly heading from Tampa Bay to San Diego as part of an 11- player trade that also involves the Washington Nationals. According to, the Padres will acquire Myers, the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year, along with catcher Ryan Hanigan and minor league pitchers Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo from Tampa Bay. The Rays will receive catcher Rene Rivera, first baseman Jake Bauers and pitcher Burch Smith from the Padres, as well as outfielder Steven Souza and pitcher Travis Ott from Washington, while the Nationals will pick up pitcher Joe Ross and a player to be named later, said to be shortstop Trea Turner, from the Padres.

The Kansas City Royals and pitcher Edinson Volquez have reportedly agreed to a two-year contract worth $20 million. Volquez spent 2014 in Pittsburgh and had one of the best seasons of his 10-year career with a record of 13-7 and a 3.04 ERA in 32 games, all but one as a starter. The 31-year-old right-hander was 9-12 with a 5.71 ERA for the Padres and Dodgers in 2013, and owns a career mark of 66-59 with a 4.44 ERA in 191 games, including 185 starts with Texas, Cincinnati, San Diego, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh.

The San Diego Padres are reportedly considering whether or not to finalize or void their agreed-upon trade for Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp due to results over the outfielder's physical. Kemp's physical revealed arthritis in both of his hips, with the Padres still trying to determine whether the condition will impact the remainder of the 30-year-old's playing career. The Padres and Dodgers had set a deadline for Thursday to complete the deal, in which Los Angeles would send Kemp and backup catcher Tim Federowicz to San Diego in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitcher Joe Wieland and minor league hurler Zach Elfin. The snag also impacts the Dodgers' pending trade with Philadelphia involving Jimmy Rollins, as Elfin was to be sent to the Phillies for the veteran shortstop.


Week 16 of the NFL season starts with a matchup of 2-12 teams in the final Thursday night game of the year, as the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Tennessee Titans. One of the Titans' wins came at the expense of Jacksonville, a 16-14 decision in Week 6 back in October. It was also the last win for the Titans, who have dropped eight straight since. The Jaguars have lost two in a row.

Chicago Bears head coach Mark Trestman has decided to start Jimmy Clausen over Jay Cutler at quarterback for this Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. Cutler started the first 14 games of his sixth season with the Bears, completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 3,640 yards, 28 touchdowns and an NFL-high 18 interceptions. He has fumbled 12 times as well, losing six to lead the league in overall turnovers. Clausen, who was signed to a one-year contract in June, hasn't started a game since 2010 while with the Carolina Panthers. He has thrown nine passes in three games for Chicago (5-9) this season, completing three.

The Seattle Seahawks signed linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year extension, the team announced Thursday. Wright has a team-leading 96 tackles this season with a career high-tying two sacks and three forced fumbles. He has started 54 games since the Seahawks drafted him in the fourth round in 2011, compiling 339 tackles, 6.5 sacks and one interception.


New Jersey Devils rookie defenseman Damon Severson is expected to be sidelined for the next 4-to-5 weeks with a hairline fracture in his left ankle. Severson had played in each of New Jersey's first 32 games before being a late scratch for Wednesday's game against Ottawa. The 20-year-old Manitoba native has four goals and eight assists for 12 points this season.

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