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Matt Kemp at center of Padres-Dodgers blockbuster trade

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We begin with Major League Baseball where the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers are said to have completed a blockbuster trade involving outfielder Matt Kemp.

The major move sees Kemp, and the $107 million left on his contract, head to San Diego in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal as well as pitcher Joe Wieland and right hander Zach Elfin. 

Dodgers catcher Tim Deferowicz meanwhile is the man who will follow Kemp to the Padres.

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Kemp has struggled with injury in recent years, missing a total of 145 games over the 2012 and 2013 seasons, but record a .287 last season with 89 RBIs and 25 homers.

NFL

Meanwhile in the NFL, after months of criticism for his handling of domestic violence cases involving players including Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, Commissioner Roger Goodell has outlined a new personal conduct policy this week.

Speaking to the media, Goodell stressed than the new policy left everyone accountable to a tougher set of rules while insisting that a soon to be appointed disciplinary officer will now oversee all NFL investigations and decide the appropriate discipline required.

NBA

Across to the NBA and things continue to go from bad to worse for the New York Knicks. After rumors of in fighting off the court involving franchise star Carmelo Anthony and second-year player Tim Hardaway Jr the troubled franchise continue to struggle on it.

Their 109-95 defeat to an understrength San Antonio Spurs saw the NYC franchise record their 10th straight loss.

NCAA

And finally in college football Wisconsin running back, and Heisman Trophy finalist, Melvin Gordon has confirmed plans to enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Gordon is in the running for the coveted end of season award alongside Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Alabama WR Amari Cooper. Unlike his two peers however Gordon will not be involved in the inaugural College Football Playoffs with his Wisconsin team failing to make the final four.

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