2:27 PM EST, Thu December 18, 2014
Washington Post 20 mins ago
If Matt Kemp trade to Padres falls through, impact could touch Phillies, Rays, Nationals

If Matt Kemp trade to Padres falls through, impact could touch Phillies, Rays, Nationals

Remember when the Dodgers ended the Winter Meetings by blowing up little bits and pieces from all over baseball? Yep, that was so last week.Here’s the problem: According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Dodgers’ trade of outfielder Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres is on hold because a physical exam has revealed arthritis in both of Kemp’s hips. The Padres, according to Nightengale, are currently evaluating whether the condition will impact his career.Read full article >>
Orange County Register 14 hours ago

Kemp's trade to Padres must be finalized by Thursday

The Dodgers agreed to trade Matt Kemp a week ago, but as of late Wednesday night he was still a Dodger. And, if the deal sending him to San Diego isn’t finalized shortly, Kemp will have to remain one for the foreseeable future. The Dodgers’...
Gaslamp Ball 1 hour ago

Matt Kemp has arthritis in both hips

Last week baseball media announced a trade between the Dodgers and Padres that would bring Matt Kemp to San Diego.  Then all was quiet, too quiet.  There was no announcement until Sunday.  According to Ken Rosenthal the Padres would put Matt Kemp through a physical on Tuesday.  Then all became...
Friars on Base 47 mins ago

Padres Can Benefit From Matt Kemp’s Physical

On the final day of the Winter Meetings the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres reached an agreement to trade Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz along with $32 million of Kemp’s contract to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. It’s now been a week since the agreement was reached...
Gaslamp Ball 49 mins ago

Matt Kemp is an old person

During Winter Meetings we all waited patiently (or not-so-patiently) for AJ Preller to make a deal with the Dodgers to bring Matt Kemp to San Diego. It finally happened, but since then we've had to wait, again, for Kemp's physical to go through for the deal to be official. Now we've learned that the arthritis...
Green Street | WEEI 1 hour ago
Brad Stevens addresses Rajon Rondo trade rumors

Brad Stevens addresses Rajon Rondo trade rumors

Following the Celtics‘ victory over the Magic on Wednesday night, Rajon Rondo spoke about the trade rumors surrounding him. Essentially, Rondo maintained the stance that he does not want to be traded, but that the rumors will continue to be part of life in the NBA. Before Thursday’s practice, Celtics coach Brad Stevens addresed the trade […]
Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston 13 hours ago

Rondo trade could prolong rebuild

BOSTON -- When Rajon Rondo met with reporters following Wednesday's win over the Orlando Magic, he seemed nonplussed by his latest churn through the rumor mill. Who could blame him? He's been down this path each of the last eight seasons and has yet to change ZIP codes. "[Trade talk has been] a way...
Boston Herald 13 hours ago

Market down, but Mavericks make offer for Rajon Rondo

The Celtics were keeping their options open on a number of trade fronts last night, but, according to multiple NBA sources, Dallas is making a sincere effort to land Rajon Rondo, adding that the process has been ongoing for days.
Dallas Mavericks Blog | ESPN Dallas 15 hours ago

The risks and rewards of Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo, the subject of trade discussions between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics, is a premier point guard in his prime. However, Rondo would come with significant risks, particularly as a midseason addition who would have to get to know his new teammates on the fly. A look at the pros...
Eddie Sefko / Dallas Mavericks Blog | Dallas Morning News 2 hours ago

Mavericks, Rondo chatter has legs and may run its course fast

The Dallas Mavericks’ pursuit of Boston’s Rajon Rondo has more traction beyond the stage of just testing the water or kicking the tires, a source said today. The Mavericks have discussed particulars and the thinking is that any trade for …
Blog a Bull 2 hours ago
The Bulls made their choice on Carmelo Anthony, not the other way around

The Bulls made their choice on Carmelo Anthony, not the other way around

and things are turning out OK so far. Does anyone even remember opening night? This season is over a quarter-finished and it seems so long ago. In case you did forget, the Bulls went to New York and demolished Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. Fun was had. The Bulls have had a pretty good season since then, through some ups and downs with injuries but showing off nice depth along the way. The Knicks followed with a surprising win over the Cavs and then went into a total tailspin. They're 5-22. They all hate eachother and the Triangle. And Melo now knows how a no-trade clause works and is...
Frank Isola / New York Daily News 14 hours ago

Isola: Carmelo wrong to pass on Bulls offer for Knicks mess

Carmelo Anthony saw Chicago as a "perfect fit" which shows you that in NBA free agency, you don't go with your branding expert.
Gang Green Nation 9 hours ago

Would You Want Jay Cutler As The Jets Starting QB?

The Chicago Bears are sitting at 5-9 and plan to start former Notre Dame star and NFL flop Jimmy Clausen at Quarterback against the Lions this week. The rumour mill has been in overdrive, suggesting the Bears are ready to move on from Cutler permanently. Jay Cutler is the highest paid offensive player in the NFL this season, taking home a whopping $22.5 million in the first year of a 7 year deal he signed with the Bears last off-season. He's also leading the NFL in interceptions with 18 and has turned the football over 24 times this season. Cutlers contract is a large number but looking at...
Field Gulls 2 hours ago

Seahawks advanced stats: Why Russell Wilson isn't Jay Cutler

There are millions of reasons to fear giving a huge contract to a quarterback, but none of them should affect Russell Wilson. A couple of stories broke on Wednesday that involved quarterbacks, and could call these stories "Luke and Leia" because they might be more related than you think. The first, less...
White Sox Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports 15 hours ago

April 3, 2009 to Wednesday: Jay Cutler's Bears timeline

April 3, 2009: The Bears acquire Jay Cutler in a trade with the Broncos, sending quarterback Kyle Orton, two first-round draft picks and a third-rounder for him.

Redskins Blog: Do the Redskins have a penalty problem? Here are the numbers

Mike Jones’s story yesterday dealt with Washington’s troubles with penalties, and whether they’re an indication of an overall discipline problem with this team. The players and coaches didn’t seem to think so, reasoning that the infractions that come as a result of trying hard during the game are tolerable, and the preventable mental mishaps are not. Pretty much what every coach says, beginning in high school.Read full article >>
Keith Mcmillan / Redskins Insider | Washington Post 1 hour ago

Do the Redskins have a penalty problem? Here are the numbers

Mike Jones’s story yesterday dealt with Washington’s troubles with penalties, and whether they’re an indication of an overall discipline problem with this team. The players and coaches didn’t seem to think so, reasoning that the infractions that come as a result of trying hard during the game...
Hogs Haven 2 hours ago

Important Dates: NFL Free Agency Starts March 10, NFL Draft is April 30 - May 2

The league has released the schedule of important dates. Set your vacation days accordingly. The NFL has released it's schedule for the end of the 2014-2015 NFL season, and the start of the 2015-2016 season. It's nearly Christmas season again for the Redskins as they prepare for the winning season,...

Tony Romo on prepping for unfamiliar foe

IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo has played against the Indianapolis Colts just once in his career. He was making just the fourth start of his career and Peyton Manning brought an undefeated team to Texas Stadium. The Cowboys knocked off the Colts, 21-14, that day with Romo completing 19 of 23 passes for 226 yards. He was intercepted once. A broken collarbone kept him from playing in the 2010 meeting in Indianapolis, but the Cowboys won 38-35 with Jon Kitna directing the offense.
Cincy Jungle 37 mins ago

Peyton Manning leaves Broncos practice to treat thigh injury

It doesn't look like the injury is bad enough that Peyton Manning could miss the Bengals game, but it looks like it could at least limit him to some degree. The Denver Broncos have been hit with several injuries to key starters this year, but none would be bigger than anything that would cause Peyton...
Houston Chronicle 1 hour ago

Andre Johnson passes concussion protocol, will play on Sunday

Texans receiver Andre Johnson has passed concussion protocol and will play against the visiting Ravens on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Johnson missed last week’s game at Indianapolis after suffering a concussion against Jacksonville on Dec. 7. It was Johnson’s second concussion in two season.
Battle Red Blog 1 hour ago

Houston Texans Injuries: Andre Johnson Passes NFL's Concussion Protocol, Ready To Play Against Ravens

All phases of the concussion protocol have been passed. It pays to study, kids. Andre Johnson has aced all tests given to him after suffering a concussion against the Jacksonville Jaguars and is ready to go against the Baltimore Ravens. Andre Johnson passed concussion protocol— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith)...
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago

Which 3 Jets players finished fan voting with a shot at the Pro Bowl?

Hint: One is on the offensive line, two are on the defensive line.
Gang Green Nation 2 hours ago

2015 NFL calendar key dates, free agency, draft, salary cap deadlines etc

The NFL released a large portion of the 2015 calender, we take a look at some of the key dates below, including why the Jets will likely get a head start on a lot of other teams. We have two games to go in the 2014 NFL season. We entered the year with a little hope and it was dashed almost immediately....
Heat Index | ESPN 12 hours ago

Wade breaking out as Heat break down

MIAMI -- Apparently, Dwyane Wade can shake off a stomach virus with a few vintage performances but there's little he can do to remedy the headache that's become of this Miami Heat season. Wade scored a total of 70 points over two games played in a span of 48 hours, and all he had to show for it Wednesday night was an injury-riddled, confidence-rattled team that squandered one of his best games in four years in yet another demoralizing loss at home.
Newark Star-Ledger 57 mins ago
What is Giants safety Antrel Rolle worth?

What is Giants safety Antrel Rolle worth?

Laying out some free agent scenarios for the Giants defensive captain this offseason.

Expect Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray to play Sunday? So do the Colts

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs drills during practice at Cowboys headquarters at Valley Ranch in Irving, Texas Wednesday December 17, 2014. Murray is recovering from surgery to repair a broken bone in his left hand. (Andy Jacobsohn/The …

Gruden says he now expects comments about Griffin to ‘get twisted’ in media

From the start of the 2014 season, Jay Gruden has been uncommonly blunt about areas in which quarterback Robert Griffin III needs to improve. But his recent critiques, since Griffin reclaimed his job after Colt McCoy aggravated an existing neck injury, have generated almost hourly headlines on sports Web sites. On Tuesday, Gruden’s comment that […]

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One of the reasons the Miami Dolphins beat and beat up the New England Patriots in the regular season opener in September is they got to Tom Brady. They sacked him four times, with Olivier Vernon and Cameron Wake wearing...
Arrowhead Pride 6 hours ago

Ben Roethlisberger or Antonio Brown would look great in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform

Let's pick the Steeler we want to take back to Kansas City. The enemies over at Behind The Steel Curtain asked their readers which Kansas City Chiefs player they would take right now and put on the Pittsburgh Steelers. We ask you, the Chiefs fans, the same thing. Which Steelers player would you sign to the Chiefs right now? If I could just pick one ... it would come down to a few options. QB Ben Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl winner. He has a strong arm and is big enough to stand in the pocket and deal with an offensive line that has its, ahem, issues. The Chiefs don't really...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 3 hours ago

Jim Harbaugh rumors cover pretty much every possible outcome

The Jim Harbaugh saga is like a crazy choose your own adventure novel. It could end in so many different ways. The Jim Harbaugh saga has been an exhausting and grueling march to what some view as his inevitable departure. The rumors have been building steam, really for more than a year now. The Cleveland Browns trade rumors are viewed by many as the start of all this nonsense, but really it started with the Texas and USC rumors a year ago. Neither really gained much traction, but we probably should have taken it as a sign that it would eventually be a bumpy ride. Part of my job running this...

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