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Preller revamps Padres with series of blockbusters

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a dizzying series of blockbuster trades in just more than a week, new San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller has revamped the worst offense in the major leagues by adding Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton and Derek Norris.

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AP source: Peavy agrees to $24M deal to stay with Giants

In this Oct. 12, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy throws during the second inning in Game 2 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis.  A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the agreement had not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday.

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AP source: Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves

In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton hits a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Manny Parra in the 12th inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 19, 2014,  because the teams had not announced the deal, said the Braves will receive a group of prospects.  (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday.

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Bucks spoil Cousins’ return, beat Kings 108-107

Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo, right, stuffs as Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite the return of Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, the undersized Milwaukee Bucks came up big.

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LA Kings erase 3-goal deficit, move past Blues 6-4

St. Louis Blues center David Backes, left, celebrates after scoring against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anze Kopitar had a career-high five points, Jake Muzzin scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 11:02 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied from an early three-goal deficit for a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

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