The traditional signing day Wednesday merely padded Oregon's already stellar recruiting class, the best in school history.,GETTING DEFENSIVE: Washington capped its recruiting class by landing two of the top defensive players on the West Coast.,Washington had seemed to be the favorite for Heimuli for most of the recruiting period, but his Menlo-Atherton team advancing to the state title game in California impacted his ability to make a decision in time for the December signing period.,The abrupt departure of new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury after 34 days shook up the Trojans' recruiting class and led to the departure of receiver commit Bru McCoy, who spurned USC for Texas.,The day had an international flavor with the Utes bringing in 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Bamidele Olaseni, a native of London who played last year for Garden City Community College in Kansas, and fellow 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Luke Felix-Fualalo, a former rugby player in Australia who played last year for prep powerhouse Mater Dei in California.

There's a good chance that this stalemate is the result of two high-powered agents waiting for the other to make the first move, in an everlasting game of brinkmanship.,Now it can be told: the 30 reasons why every major-league team isn't signing Harper or Machado.,Baltimore Orioles: The whole reason Harper and Machado are such attractive free agents is that they're young enough to remain stars for years to come.,New York Mets: Sure, Robinson Cano is 10 years older, not as good as Harper or Machado, and costs a ton in his own right.,San Francisco Giants: Garlic fries are a staple at AT&T Park, and Giants owners swear Harper and Machado are vampires.

For anyone who does not know, this is the top tournament in the world for hockey players under 20 years of age.,In recent years names such as Rasmus Dahlin, Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, and Auston Matthews have showcased their skills before being drafted, but typically the tournament is a great showcase for players recently drafted, giving fans a great opportunity to see the future leaders of the NHL.,Last year the Sabres top prospect, and current second line center, Casey Mittelstadt earned tournament MVP honors.,Vitaly Kravstov, the ninth pick in last year’s draft, has lined up as the Russian’s top line center in the pre-tournament games.,Not every team in the NHL has prospects who will play in the tournament, but every team does have the opportunity to draft eligible players displaying their skills this year.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers shook up their National League-championship roster yesterday, trading Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood and cash to the Cincinnati Reds for right-hander Homer Bailey, who threw a pair of no-hitters before three major arm operations sidetracked his career.,Last week, the Reds traded pitching prospect Tanner Rainey to the Nationals for 32-year-old starter Tanner Roark, who led the National League in losses last season while going 9-15 with a 4.34 ERA.,Story continues below video

Cincinnati didn’t know what to do with Bailey, who went 1-14 last season with a 6.09 ERA and resisted a move to the bullpen.,Wood gives the Reds another upgrade to their young rotation, which has been their biggest weakness the last two seasons.,Kemp, 34, batted .290 with 25 doubles, 21 homers and 85 RBIs last season, when he was an All-Star for the third time. read more

The reigning NL champions shook up their lineup on Friday, trading Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood along with cash to the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects as part of a seven-player deal.,The Reds included starter Homer Bailey in the swap, a way of freeing them from the $28 million owed him in the final year of his contract.,Bailey didn’t fit into the Reds’ pitching plans, so they wanted to include him in a deal if possible.,Last week, the Reds traded pitching prospect Tanner Rainey to the Nationals for 32-year-old starter Tanner Roark, who led the National League in losses last season while going 9-15 with a 4.34 ERA.,Cincinnati didn’t know what to do with Bailey, who went 1-14 last season with a 6.09 ERA and resisted a move to the bullpen.

The reigning NL champions shook up their lineup on Friday, trading Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood along with cash to the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects as part of a seven-player deal.,The Reds included starter Homer Bailey in the swap, a way of freeing them from the $28 million owed him in the final year of his contract.,Bailey didn't fit into the Reds' pitching plans, so they wanted to include him in a deal if possible.,Last week, the Reds traded pitching prospect Tanner Rainey to the Nationals for 32-year-old starter Tanner Roark, who led the National League in losses last season while going 9-15 with a 4.34 ERA.,Cincinnati didn't know what to do with Bailey, who went 1-14 last season with a 6.09 ERA and resisted a move to the bullpen.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are sending sluggers Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to the Cincinnati Reds in a blockbuster trade.,(Getty Images)

LA is trading Puig, Kemp, Alex Wood and Kyle Farmer to the Reds in exchange for pitcher Homer Bailey, and prospects Jeter Downs and Josiah Gray.,Last week, the Reds traded pitching prospect Tanner Rainey to the Nationals for 32-year-old starter Tanner Roark, who led the National League in losses last season while going 9-15 with a 4.34 ERA.,Cincinnati didn’t know what to do with Bailey, who went 1-14 last season with a 6.09 ERA and resisted a move to the bullpen.,Wood gives the Reds another upgrade to their young rotation, which has been their biggest weakness the last two seasons. read more