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  • Aug 5
    Yahoo! Sports reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement in principle to send forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Canadas Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett and a protected first-round draft pick in 2015. [b]Kaleb McGary Falcons Jersey[/b] . According to NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers are making the trade with a firm agreement that Love will opt out of his contract next summer and re-sign with the Cavaliers on a five-year, $120 million-plus contract extension. The deal cant be finalized until Aug. 23, because Wiggins cannot officially be traded until a month after signing his rookie contract. Love, 25, was touted to be a target for the Cavs almost immediately after superstar LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland. The three-time NBA All-Star averaged 26 points and 12.5 rebounds for the Timberwolves last season and 19 points and 12.2 rebounds over his career. Cleveland was reportedly not interested in discussing any deals regarding Wiggins, but with James in the fold, sources said that the returning No. 23 reached out to Love and informed him of his desire to play together. James signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract last month to return to Cleveland. Wiggins, from Vaughan, Ont., was selected with the top pick by Cleveland after spending one year in the NCAA with Kansas. Bennett, from Brampton, Ont., was picked first overall by the Cavaliers in 2013 but struggled in his rookie season because of injury problems that affected his conditioning. Files from Yahoo! Sports and CP were used for this report. [b]Qadree Ollison Jersey[/b] . A better question yet may be this: How many times has the same player been involved in both? Morneau hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and helped the Colorado Rockies turn the third triple play in team history as they beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 on Sunday. [b]Calvin Ridley Womens Jersey[/b] . -- David Freese is starting to pick up his run production, which is something the Los Angeles Angels have been waiting half a season to see.SURPRISE, Ariz. -- When a grounder ricocheted off Prince Fielders mitt during his first workout with the Texas Rangers, he quickly held it up and proclaimed with a smile, "Its new." So much is new this spring for the All-Star slugger. Hes in Arizona for spring training, not Florida. He has a No. 84 on the back of his uniform, not No. 28. And he is on a new team. "It felt good. It was a lot of fun," Fielder said. "Nice easy day, I had a lot of fun meeting my new teammates. So yeah, Im excited." Fielder joined other veteran Rangers players on the field for more than an hour Wednesday, taking grounders and some batting practice on the day before the first official full-squad workout. It was also the first day in camp for shortstop Elvis Andrus, who was also part of the session. After cutting off his dreadlocks during the off-season and going through some mixed martial arts workouts, Fielder appears trim. Asked he if had lost any weight, Fielder chuckled and said he didnt know for sure since he doesnt allow any scales in his house. "I feel great. Lost a couple of pounds cutting the hair, so that helps," he said. "I just want to be athletic and not carry around so much weight. ... I have no idea what it is, but I think I lost something. I definitely lost something." The Rangers acquired Fielder from Detroit in November in exchange for All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler. Fielder was only two seasons into a $214 million, nine-year contract he signed with the Tigers before the 2012 season, when the Rangers also interested in him. Texas manager Ron Washington reiterated his plan to have Fielder batting third, after Andrus and before Adrian Beltre, who led the American League with 199 hits last season. "Prince Fielder, hes always been the protectoor, now Im going to make him the protectee," Washington said. [b]Custom Atlanta Falcons Jerseys[/b]. The past three years, Fielder batted behind that seasons MVP -- Ryan Braun in Milwaukee in 2011 and Miguel Cabrera the last two years with the Tigers. Beltre has said it is Fielders turn to be an MVP. "Nice, that sounds good," Fielder said. "Im not going to argue that. I hope that happens." Fielder was the only player at first base Wednesday, while there were multiple players at the rest of the infield spots. He took grounders and made some throws, extending a segment by going "one more, one more" after a wide throw to second base that he didnt want to be his last. He seemed at ease with the ongoing banter initiated mainly by third baseman Beltre and Andrus. When middle infielders worked on turning double plays, Beltre came to the other side of the diamond and rotated with Fielder taking throws. Beltre told the middle infielders, "We got it, dont worry about it" after Fielder made a nifty pick of a throw in the dirt. "Everybodys laid back, they work hard," Fielder said. "Thats all you ask for, good people who work hard and everybody wants to have fun, which is a big deal when you have to be together with people for so long." Before talking to reporters for about 10 minutes, Fielder changed from his uniform to a black T-shirt with Mickey Mouses face on it. On the back was the No. 28, the number he wore through his 1,322 career major league games so far, with Milwaukee (2005-11) and Detroit (2012-13). "I just want Prince to be Prince. I dont want him to come here and try to think hes got to take us on his shoulder," Washington said. "I just want him to do what he does and let everyone else do what they do, and everything will work out." ' ' '