12:41 PM EST, Mon December 22, 2014
Fenway Nation 2 hours ago
Empire Moving In On Troy Tulowitzki Talks

Empire Moving In On Troy Tulowitzki Talks

As trade discussions between the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies have cooled, a new suitor may be lurking for Troy Tulowitzki. According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, the Yankees have "checked in" on Tulo—who is well-known to be a Derek Jeter fanboy. Tulowitzki, who took some flak for attending a Yankee game on an off-day in New York, is eager to don pinstripes. It's unclear whether the Yankees have anywhere near the talent the Rockies would demand in exchange for their All-Star shortstop.
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: Is Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki paying attention to Mets trade talks?

Troy Tulowitzki has been part of trade rumors over the last week but the Rockies shortstop is not minding them much.
Grand Rapids Press 35 mins ago
Detroit Pistons waive forward Josh Smith with two years remaining on his contract

Detroit Pistons waive forward Josh Smith with two years remaining on his contract

Smith signed a four-year, $54 million deal with the Pistons in June 2013.
Detroit Bad Boys 17 mins ago

Pistons waive Josh Smith, will eat remaining $28 million

Josh Smith lasted in Detroit just one year, five months and 15 days after agreeing to a four-year, $56 million deal on July 6, 2013. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2009 Joe Dumars. In a move reminiscent of the 2009 signing of Ben Gordon, Joe Dumars has reached an agreement with free agent power forward...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 3 hours ago
Twins, Phil Hughes agree on three-year, $42 million extension, report says

Twins, Phil Hughes agree on three-year, $42 million extension, report says

The Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with their best starting pitcher, Phil Hughes, on a contract extension, according to a report Monday morning by the New York Daily News.
Twinkie Town 3 hours ago

Twins extend Phil Hughes

Hughes' three-year extension will keep him in Minnesota through 2019. The Minnesota Twins are showing faith in Phil Hughes. After a spectacular season, the club has signed their star pitcher to a three-year, $42 million dollar extension. This means Hughes is under contract through 2019, his age-33...
Net Income / NetsDaily 9 hours ago

What's Lance Stephenson trying to tell us?

Lance Stephenson is out this week with a recurring groin injury and the Hornets have reportedly taken him off the market for now. ESPN reported Friday that Charlotte put its efforts to trade Lance Stephenson on hold because the 6'5" Brooklyn product didn't get the level of interest they anticipated. This follows a Yahoo! report Thursday that the market for Stephenson is "lean." Still, it appears Stephenson is upping the ante on his desire to return home. He said ten days ago that he'd like to play with the Nets before his career ends. Now, in the past 24 hours, he's posted two images on...
philly.com 12 hours ago
Padres said to be pursuing Hamels

Padres said to be pursuing Hamels

A source says San Diego is using Wil Myers as bait to entice the Phillies to trade Cole Hamels.
Chronicle-Telegram 11 hours ago
Browns’ Manziel looking toward next season

Browns’ Manziel looking toward next season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Johnny Manziel walked to the locker room with head down, towel draped over it. A left hamstring injury had ended his afternoon, and possibly his rookie season, with 1:49 left in the first half. When the 17-13 loss to the Panthers was over Sunday, his eyes were up and focused on 2015. Read More...The post Browns’ Manziel looking toward next season appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, owner Jerry Jones say QB Tony Romo should be NFL MVP this year

ARLINGTON – December has been quarterback Tony Romo’s worst month of his career, but not this season. He has 10 touchdown passes and no interceptions in December, and the Dallas Cowboys are 3-0. Romo has played all season with a …
Over the Monster 5 hours ago

Daily Red Sox Links: James Shields, Rick Porcello, Ryan Hanigan

Today's links look at how the Red Sox can improve the rotation, whether they'll even make additions there, and a new team in on Cole Hamels. Unsurprisingly, the Red Sox are firmly in the mix for James Shields. (Bill Baer; Hardball Talk) It's still possible they will keep their rotation as-is, though, and only make additions to the bullpen. (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com) Could Boston look to add another cheap, high-upside starter rather than go big? (Harry Burnham; Fire Brand of the AL) Rick Porcello was introduced on Friday, and he is excited to be here. (Gordon Edes; ESPN...
Steelers Gab 1 hour ago

SI’s Don Banks Looks Back at the 1974 Steelers

The 1974 season for the Steelers saw the drafting of four future Hall of Famers and the franchise’s first Super Bowl. SI.com’s Don Banks takes a look back at that team that 40 years ago […] The post SI’s Don Banks Looks Back at the 1974 Steelers appeared first on Steelers Gab.
Newark Star-Ledger 3 hours ago
Odell Beckham Jr., Giants offense show signs of growth in win vs. St. Louis Rams | Rapid reaction

Odell Beckham Jr., Giants offense show signs of growth in win vs. St. Louis Rams | Rapid reaction

It was the Odell Beckham show once again for the suddenly resurgent Giants.
Ohio AG Mike DeWine issues warning about Sugar Bowl ticket scam

Ohio AG Mike DeWine issues warning about Sugar Bowl ticket scam

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued a warning telling people to be skeptical of buying tickets to the Sugar Bowl game between Ohio State and Alabama on Jan. 1. In a release, DeWine said two people from Ohio each lost $800 buying Sugar Bowl tickets on Craigslist. “For every scam that gets reported there are probably 10 or more that don’t, so we want consumers to be very careful,” DeWine said in the release. If someone says you have to wire money to buy tickets, it’s likely a scam. One of the advertisers promised six tickets for $800. They claimed to be in the military and...

Slowed by flu and calf injury, Aaron Rodgers guts it out

Aaron Rodgers, already battling the flu, suffered a pulled calf muscle Sunday but wasn’t going to sit on the sideline. Now, with a showdown with the Lions looming, Packer Nation will await the quarterback’s prognosis.
Revenge Of The Birds 41 mins ago
Cardinals vs. Seahawks: Player of the Game Poll

Cardinals vs. Seahawks: Player of the Game Poll

A couple players decided to show up on Sunday in the Cardinals loss to the division rival Seattle Seahawks. Let's take a look at these lone heroes in this week's Player of the Game Poll. 1) Chandler Catanzaro Catanzaro was arguably the team MVP.  Making two FGs (27 yards and 32 yards), he was the team's leading (and only) scorer.  Since missing two FGs against the Chiefs a couple of weeks ago, Catanzaro has managed to get it together and become the reliable kicker we have all grown to love. 2) Alex Okafor Okafor recorded the lone Arizona sack, bringing QB Russell Wilson down for a loss of...
Giants Gab 33 mins ago

Rolle Claims Rams Were Trying To Knock Out Rookie WR Beckham Jr.

Giants safety Antrel Rolle said during their 37-27 victory over the St. Louis that the Rams were trying to knock rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of the game, Joran Raanan of the Newark Star Ledger reports. “They were taking cheap shots. I felt they were trying to take Beckham out of the game,” […]
Cincy Jungle 2 hours ago

Peyton Manning Sunday Conversation

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks about facing the Cincinnati Bengals defense and how important winning Monday's game is for Denver.

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