The Miami Marlins have agreeed to trade "any player making money" to the Toronto Blue Jays, including Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and John Buck. The Marlins will receive Yunel Escobar, a pitcher, catcher and five prospects. 

The Marlins have done this before, but following the taxpayer funded stadium and a promise to try to win this year, this round looks particularly bad for owner Jeffery Loria. 

Is it Tebow Time, yet? According to anonyomous players on the New York Jets: absolutely not.

The Duke Blue Devils, led by Seth Curry, took down the young Kentucky Wildcats in the Champions Classic last night. In the other contest, a late Keith Appling drive gave Michigan State the upset victory over Kansas.

Coach Cal wasn't a big fan of Duke's flopping, though. (He later had to clarify.)


Kobe Bryant is happy to be playing for Mike D'Antoni, but would have preferred Phil Jackson

Carmelo Anthony dropped 25 to keep the Knicks undefeated.

Hope Solo's husband, former NFL TE Jerramy Stevens, was arrested on charges of domestic assault.

Kyrie Irving splits a double team and goes behind the back to Anderson Varejao.


 

FLASHING LIGHTS

Beanie Sigel spits a freestyle for part of a series looking at Philly rappers.

Madam Tussauds has a new wax figure: Rihanna, who appears on the cover of GQ this month, which begs the question, is she allergic to clothes? You can read that whole story here.

Azealia Banks says she's "very inspired" by Beyonce. Yeah? Who isn't. 

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

The person who accused Kevin Cash, the voice of Elmo, of child molestation has recanted.

Full credit to Jezebel for this headline: Rally of White Power Clowns Drowned Out by Bunch of Awesome Actual Clowns

General Patraeus is featured in the latest Call of Duty. 

Papa Johns is being sued for $250 million for bombarding customers with unwanted texts. Will this set legal precedent for ex-girlfriends?

After months of mystery, China is set to unveil their new leadership.

Across Europe, newspapers are attempting to get laws changed that will force Google to pay to have their content.

 

EVERYTHING I AM

The Daily Beast puts forth a case for giving General Patraeus (and other leaders like him), a pass, from us and Congress, for his affair, given his status and importance. Tough to swallow, really, but a good case for why Congress did not need to know until there was any evidence this was more than adultery. TIME argues a similar point.

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

Joey Bada$$ teams up with Ab Soul on "Enter the Void." Joey's Pro Era mixtape drops December 21.