Wakeup call: A busy day looms for Theo

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Wakeup call: A busy day looms for Theo

Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy andor interesting tidbits -- for Tuesday, July 31:

BASEBALL
Today's the trade deadline, and it looks like it'll be busy in Philadelphia. (CSN Philly)

And Chicago, or at least the north side. (CSN Chicago) But we all know what the trade deadline's like when Theo's around.

Theo's not the only one making moves. The Mariners sent Brandon League to the Dodgers (AP), and the Blue Jays traded Travis Snider to the Pirates. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

Don't look now, but the Yankees have lost 8 of their last 11. (AP)

And maybe Mark Teixeira, too. (Hardball Talk)

It was quite the night for Kendrys Morales. (AP)

BASKETBALL
Matt Barnes played for the Lakers last year. Next year he may be the new Rickey Vaughn in the California Penal League. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The exodus has begun from Penn State. (NBC's College Football Talk)

HOCKEY
The best Penguins forward Craig Adams, a member of the NHLPA's negotiating committee, can say about the owners' CBA proposal is "It's their opening bid" and "there's a long a way to go." (NBC's Pro Hockey Talk)

From Tiger Woods to . . . the Sharks' Douglas Murray? Really, Elin? (Pro Hockey Talk)

OLYMPICS
You just can't take anybody's word these days, can you? (NBC's Off The Bench)

Hope Solo doubled down on her criticism of Brandi Chastain. (NBC)

PRO FOOTBALL
The Titans are shocked at wide receiver O.J. Murdock's apparent suicide. (AP)

Santonio Holmes thinks he was the scapegoat for the Jets' woes last year. (AP)

Or was it Plaxico Burress, who's shocked that he's unemployed? (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

Looks like Adrian Peterson will be laying off the seafood from here on in. (AP)

Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.

Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.

In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal. 

Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016. 

The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.

More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.