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Sammy Sosa is still unwelcome at Wrigley Field — unless he tells the truth about his past involvement with PEDs.Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said Sosa needs to be honest about his past if he is to be officially welcomed back by the team in any capacity. (read more)


The Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday traded Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants, ending over a year of trade rumors involving the former MVP. Team GM Neal Huntington spoke about the trade later in the day, and essentially confirmed the team traded the outfielder because they felt they could not afford him. (read more)

Andrew McCutchen has spent the entirety of his eight-year MLB career with the Pirates — until Monday, that is.McCutchen was traded to the Giants on Monday, and the Pirates will now have a huge void to fill in the outfield. (read more)

Andrew McCutchen spent 13 seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization, the past nine playing for the team’s Major League club. He’s been the face of the franchise for the past half decade-plus. (read more)

Andrew McCutchen has emerged as a legitimate superstar with the Pittsburgh Pirates over the past several years, and the star outfielder is now preparing for a new chapter in his career.Shortly after reports surfaced that McCutchen has been traded to the San Francisco Giants, he took to Twitter to bid farewell to the Pirates and their fans. (read more)

This weekend, after a few days of back and forth on the rumor front, we finally got sweet, sweet confirmation that Houston was indeed making a swap with Pittsburgh in order to acquire righty starter Gerrit Cole. The return for the Pirates was RHPs Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin. (read more)

The career of one of the decade’s best baseball players now has a definitive finish line. St. (read more)

The Pittsburgh Pirates sent 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants on Monday. At least one of his now-former teammates doesn’t seem especially happy. (read more)

Former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen has seemingly been on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ trade block for some time. But the team has in the past pushed back against the idea of trading him. (read more)

The Pirates and Giants are in agreement on a trade that will send outfielder Andrew McCutchen from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets. The deal is pending review of medical records. (read more)

The Giants and Pirates are engaged in “serious talks” regarding outfielder Andrew McCutchen, according to Robert Murray and Jon Heyman of FanRag (Twitter link). At the same time, San Francisco is said to have “gotten more serious” in discussions with free agent Lorenzo Cain, in the words of Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). (read more)

Rockets point guard Chris Paul returned to Staples Center for the first time since being traded and squared off against his former team on Monday night.Aside from wearing a different jersey, it was almost as if he had never left. (read more)

Russell Westbrook didn’t speak to reporters after being ejected late in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game against the Kings, but teammate Carmelo Anthony managed to share a few words about the officiating in the game.Westbrook was ejected for arguing with an official, after receiving two technicals in the span of roughly five seconds. (read more)

The Warriors took care of business in their game against the Cavs on Monday night, dominating the second half en route to a 118-108 victory at Quicken Loans Arena. It was a hot shooting performance for them, as Golden State shot 48. (read more)

Magic rookie Jonathan Isaac gave a sermon on Sunday, although a few people he invited were not there to see it.Isaac is a proud Christian who stepped out of his comfort zone this past weekend to preach at church. (read more)

Chris Paul received a tribute video and ovation from Los Angeles Clippers fans during his return to play his former team on Monday night.Paul’s return to face the Clippers as a member of the Houston Rockets did not lead to a great reaction from the fans initially. (read more)

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