Angels Trade Pitcher Kevin Jepsen To Tampa Bay For DH Matt Joyce

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ANAHEIM (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday in exchange for right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen.

The Angels have big plans for Joyce, envisioning him as their primary designated hitter and possible No. 2 hitter, which would allow AL MVP Mike Trout to hit third in front of Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton. Joyce’s left-handed bat and playing experience at both corner outfield spots also should allow Hamilton to spend more games as a designated hitter.

“He gives us a lot of flexibility and makes us a deeper and more balanced team,” Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said. “We just felt like this was an opportunity for us to build a deeper and well-balanced lineup for 2015, and continue to move in such a way that we feel like we’re making the team better.”

Joyce batted .254 with nine homers and…

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Online Shopping has Transformed. So has BlackBerry.

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woman shopping e-commerceThe story of e-commerce’s rise is familiar to anyone reading this blog post. Amazon.com began selling books over the Web in 1995. Plane tickets (Orbitz) and auctions (eBay) soon followed. Then, seemingly, so did every other product category under the sun.

Fueled by phenomenal growth over the past two decades, e-business today is big business. Global B2C sales are expected to hit nearly $1.5 trillion this year, according to eMarketer. In the U.S., Internet retailing is expected to reach nearly $500 billion by 2018, according to eMarketer.

Dive deeper into the numbers, however, and a more nuanced narrative emerges. Some product categories, such as groceries, remain tiny online. Others, such as computers and consumer electronics, have ballooned. Smartphones, TVs and PCs now comprise 22% of all online sales, according to eMarketer, and is expected to grow to $108 billion by 2018 worldwide from $66 billion this year.

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NFL Will Not Discipline Players Doing ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Pose At Game

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Despite requests from the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association to discipline the five St. Louis Rams players who entered the football field at Sunday’s game and struck the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” pose, the NFL has decided not to punish the players.

“We respect and understand the concerns of all individuals who have expressed views on this tragic situation,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports.

The players said the pose was not to pick sides in the divisive Michael Brown shooting case, but to show support for their community.

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My 2014 NFL week 14 picks

CHRIS WOOD SPORTS

well its the final month of the regular season. So it is time to wonder, who’s going to the playoffs and who is not. Time for head coaches to be on the hot seat, and there are some surprises coming as well. Ray rice still without a team for now, and we should have word on Adrian Peterson and his appeal. In week 13 i was 10-6 and for the season im 118-72-1. So now here is my week 14 picks:

Thursday Night:
Cowboys over Bears

Early Sunday:
Bengals over Steelers
Colts over Browns
Rams over Redskins
Giants over Titans
Saints over Panthers
Jets over Vikings
Lions over Buccaneers
Texans over Jaguars
Ravens over Dolphins

Late Sunday:
Broncos over Bills
Cardinals over Chiefs
Seahawks over Eagles
49ers over Raiders

Sunday Night:
Patriots over Chargers

Monday Night:
Packers over Falcons

There you have it my picks are up, and there will…

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Watch: Eagles Week 14 ‘Stay Hungry’ Video

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By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Malcolm Jenkins channeled his inner-Hunter Pence with his pregame “let’s eat” comment, shown in the Eagles new ‘Stay Hungry’ video.

“If you don’t like to fight, get out the huddle right now,” Jenkins said in the video before playing the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. “If you ain’t ready for a fight, go ahead and go home ’cause that’s what this is gon’ be for four quarters. It’s prime time, it’s Thanksgiving, so let’s eat.”

The Eagles released the video in anticipation for their huge Week 14 matchup against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, but first, here’s a message from Trent Cole.

Now the video.

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Tom Brady: Patriots ‘Let It Slip Away’ In Loss To Packers, Must Rebound

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[nesn_embed service=springboard src=”http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/899/video/1216857/nesn003/nesn.com/10″]Tom Brady still feels the sting of the New England Patriots’ 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

The Patriots quarterback felt confident leading up to Sunday’s highly anticipated matchup, with that confidence extending all the way into the final moments of the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. But facing a five-point deficit, the Patriots failed to score after having the ball on the Packers’ 20-yard line with under four minutes to play.

“I just felt like we were going to win that game,” Brady said on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan Morning Show” on Tuesday. “We went into the game realizing how important of a game it was and what we needed to do to rise to the occasion. I don’t think you could have asked for anything more — having a chance to go ahead with three and a half minutes to go in the game. If someone said…

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Postseason Will Ignite Brees and the Saints

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If, which prior to Sunday’s game against the Steelers seemed like a big if, the Saints make the playoffs, look for them to be notable contenders for this year’s Super Bowl. The Saints have already taken down probably the hottest NFC team this season, Green Bay, and it wasn’t close; the Packers left New Orleans carrying a 44-23 loss. And don’t forget, they proved they can win on the road in the playoffs against the Eagles last year.
Of the Saints’ seven losses, five of them were by a possession or less, four of them were by a field goal or less. The other two losses were just pure lack of execution, against two of the top teams in the lead, Dallas and Cincinnati. Six of the seven losses were to teams with winning records, the Atlanta game was divisional, so it doesn’t really matter what the records for either…

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Roger Goodell the bad Parent!

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I can’t believe that the NFLPA has complained enough and got the NFL commissioner to overturn the suspension of Ray Rice. I guess the squeaky wheel does really get the grease. Just like a child, if you throw a big enough tantrum the parent will eventually give in and give them their way. In this case Roger Goodell is the parent and Ray Rice is the child. People are saying that the NFL has no right to hand out disciplinary actions to Ray Rice, that it is a legal matter and to let justice takes its course. Ok, let me throw this out to you. If I worked at a large corporation, and I was a representative of that Corporation and I got arrested for beating my wife don’t you think that they would discipline me? Of course they would, in fact they would fire me and no matter how…

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