Pence to Giants Trade Talks Are 'Pretty Hot' Update: Maybe Done

Pence to Giants Trade Talks Are 'Pretty Hot' Update: Maybe Done

Philadelphia's bizarre on-again-off-again love affair with Hunter Pence may soon be coming to an end.

After Shane Victorino was the first Phillies player to be sent packing to the west coast on Tuesday afternoon, CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury is reporting that Hunter Pence could be next, with talks between the Phillies and Giants being described as "pretty hot."

UPDATE, 12:28 PM: Salisbury says, "Phils and Giants working on final details of Pence deal."

UPDATE 2, 12:31 PM: CBS Sports Jon Heyman says the deal is done. Will update with players.

[more updated below]

UPDATE 3, 12:35: Maybe not done, per CSNBaggs:

UPDATE 4, 12:44 PM: CBS Sports' Danny Knobler says the Phillies will get a 21-year-old catcher. Curious:

UPDATE 5, 12:50 PM:

Philadelphia fell in love with Pence in the run to the postseason in 2011, but his shaky outfield play an inability to fully become "The Man" with Ryan Howard and Chase Utley in the outfield has caused some fans to go sour on him. He's been arguably the team's best producer this season, right up there with Carlos Ruiz. Pence leads the team with 17 home runs and 59 RBIs.

Pence is still under team control in 2013, with his arbitration number believed to be in the $14 million range.

As Sully also pointed out on Twitter, in trading Shane Victorino to the Dodgers, Ruben Amaro Jr. is pitting L.A. and San Fran against each other, perhaps motivating the Giants to get a little more aggressive for Pence. Only time will tell. Salisbury used the word "smartypants" to describe RAJ's tactics there.

If the Phillies do end up pulling the trigger, your 2013 outfield is going to have a whole lot of questions marks.

NBA draft prospect Josh Jackson pleads guilty to misdemeanor for hitting car

NBA draft prospect Josh Jackson pleads guilty to misdemeanor for hitting car

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.

Jackson, who is expected to be a top draft pick in next month's NBA draft, will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail.

Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament because of the incident.

The 6-foot-8 Jackson has now resolved two cases that had dogged him during his lone year at Kansas. He earlier reached a diversion agreement that requires him to attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year for his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year.

Jackson had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. He signed the diversion agreement on April 26.

Allen Iverson shares a tale of Michael Jordan trash talking Aaron McKie

Allen Iverson shares a tale of Michael Jordan trash talking Aaron McKie

It appears the Big3 League media blitz is already underway.

Allen Iverson and his Killer 3s team doesn't start play until the end of June and doesn't roll through Philadelphia until the middle of July, but that hasn't stopped the Answer from doing a little promo for the gimicky league.

A.I. sat down with actor and general hoops junkie Michael Rapaport for Fox Sports 1 for a segment that will air next month but they shared a teaser online.

In it, the topic of trash talking comes up. Iverson says he wasn't much of a talker himself but witnessed plenty from the likes of Michael Jordan who used intimidation to get to Aaron McKie.

You can check out the Big3 League's full season schedule right here.