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By dengdai on Apr 02, 2014 07:55 AM
NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets acquired guard Marquis Teague from Chicago for Toko Shengalia on Saturday, and also sent guard Tyshawn Taylor to New Orleans in a separate move, a person with knowledge of the deals said. nfl china jerseys . The trades, first reported by Yahoo Sports, open up a roster spot for the Nets, who sent cash along with Taylor to the Pelicans for a future draft pick. It also gives Brooklyn another option at point guard, where Deron Williams has been sitting out with ankle problems. But Teague had appeared in just 19 games for the Bulls, even though they were in need of a point guard after Derrick Rose was lost for the season. Teague was averaging 2.4 points and shooting 24 per cent from the field. Teague was taken by Chicago with the No. 29 pick in the 2012 draft after one season at Kentucky. "Marquis is a good, young player. Hes had some good moments. Hes had some moments that he can obviously do better, but thats to be expected," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "When you come into this league as young as he is, thats what youre going to get. Hes much further along today than he was when he was first drafted. Hes done a good job overall." Shengalia and Taylor both spent part of the season in the NBA Development League. nfl jerseys china cheap . 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell. cheap jerseys from china . Tune in to catch the action on TSN at 8pm et/5pm pt The Clippers toppled the Thunder, 111-103, last Wednesday at Staples Center in a game that got chippy.(Sports Network) - Blue Jays All-Star slugger Jose Bautista ended his homerless drought with his major league-leading 32nd blast of the season in last nights win over the Rays. Bautista will try to lead his Toronto club to a third straight victory tonight in the continuation of a three-game series against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. His solo home run in the fourth inning of Tuesdays 3-1 win ended a 14- game power drought and catapulted the Jays to their 14th win in 20 tries. "It always feels good to hit a home run, but more importantly, we won and were on a hot streak," said Bautista. "Hopefully we can continue to do that. I think Ill find more pleasure in that than just hitting home runs." Yunel Escobar homered for the first time since June 30 and Rajai Davis finished with two hits and an RBI for the Blue Jays. Ricky Romero pitched eight sparkling innings of one-run ball, struck out seven and issued four walks to improve to 9-9, while Jon Rauch nailed down his 10th save with a scoreless ninth inning. The Jays will send Carlos Villanueva to the bump tonight and hes 6-2 with a 3.60 earned run average in 25 games (12 starts) this season. Villanueva survived a rough outing to win versus Baltimore in last Thursdays 8-5 victory, as he allowed four runs and six hits in five innings. Villanueva, who is holding the opposition to a .240 batting average, was 0-1 in his previous four starts -- all Toronto defeats. Villanueva, a right-hander, has no record and a 6.75 ERA in two career relief appearances against the Rays. Tampa Bay starter David Price was outdueled by Romero in Tuesdays series- opening loss and gave up three runs and five hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck outt six and walked two, falling a game under . nfl jerseys china. 500 at 9-10. "Ill take that [start] every time he pitches, actually," said Rays skipper Joe Maddon. "Thats outstanding, well take that all the time. When you get to a game like this and you lose, everybody will start nitpicking, but David did nothing wrong. David pitched well. David pitched really well." Tampa Bay has scored one run in Prices last three starts. Desmond Jennings provided the scoring for the Rays with a solo home run. The Rays had won three of four before losing for the fifth time in eight contests. They will also host Oakland and Kansas City on this current 10-game homestand. Also trying to get back into the win column is James Shields. Tampa Bays righty is 1-5 with a 5.35 earned run average in his last six starts and aims to get on track Wednesday versus Toronto, a team he defeated with a four-hit shutout back on April 24 from Rogers Centre. In the 2-0 win over the Jays, Shields struck out seven and walked two batters to push his career mark versus Toronto to 7-5 in 16 starts. Shields was pounded for 10 runs and 12 hits in four innings of his most recent start, a 13-4 loss at Oakland last Wednesday. He is 9-9 with a 3.03 ERA in 22 starts this season. "Ive had six or seven days to reflect on what I did last game. Ive been itching to get back out there. Im ready to go," Shields said. "Were not used to having seven days off, theres no doubt. I definitely dont want seven days off. But thats what we have to deal with right now and we have to move forward." Tampa Bay has won six of nine meetings with Toronto this season. All nine meetings this season have been decided by one or two runs. ' ' '
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