11:13 AM EST, Wed December 07, 2016
The Republican 3 hours ago
David Ortiz teases return to 2017 Boston Red Sox after Chris Sale trade

David Ortiz teases return to 2017 Boston Red Sox after Chris Sale trade

Longtime Red Sox DH David Ortiz filed his retired papers Nov. 15 but he teased a comeback on his Instagram account after the Red Sox traded for Chris Sale.
Full Count | WEEI 48 mins ago

Chris Sale talks day of trade, calls from Red Sox teammates, playing in Boston market

OXON HILL, Md. — Chris Sale found out about his trade to the Red Sox while driving up Interstate-75 to his alma mater, Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla. David Price was the first to reach out the Red Sox newly-acquired ace pitcher. And he is looking forward to the competition between starters […]
The Republican 1 hour ago

New Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale once hit Pablo Sandoval with a pitch but still struck him out (VIDEO)

The Red Sox traded for left-handed ace Chris Sale on Tuesday. He has gone 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in six outings (three starts) in his career at Fenway.
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Even after Chris Sale deal, chances of Justin Verlander trade seem slim

Even after Chris Sale deal, chances of Justin Verlander trade seem slim

I would assume there will be a domino effect, Al Avila said of the Chris Sale deal. But I dont believe its going to affect our situation at all. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- There might be about 46 million reasons that Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale was able to fetch a higher asking price than Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander on the trade market this week. That's the difference in what the two pitchers are owed over the next three years. Verlander, who is set to make $84 million in the final three years of his deal (compared to $38 million for Sale),...
Grand Rapids Press 15 hours ago

Only 3 rotation spots set in stone, but Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd made strong case in '16

Theres no question Boyd and Norris pitched well, especially in the pennant race atmosphere going down the stretch, and that doesnt hurt them, manager Ausmus said. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Young starting pitchers Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd had impressive 2016 seasons, but...
Peachtree Hoops 2 hours ago
Video: Thabo Sefolosha on guarding Russell Westbrook

Video: Thabo Sefolosha on guarding Russell Westbrook

Starting in place of Kyle Korver and given the difficult task of guarding Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha's contributions once again went beyond the final box score (and Westbrook's triple-double). His activity in the first half contributed to Westbrook shooting 1/7 from the field. A key play in the fourth quarter involved Sefolosha's defensive rebound and assist to Korver to bring the Hawks within five. In his postgame interview, Sefolosha addresses what it's like to guard Westbrook and the positives the Hawks can take from the loss.
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball 9 hours ago

NBA Stock Watch: Russell Westbrook rising, Andrew Wiggins falling

Russell Westbrook: This is quite the run, as Westbrook has recorded a remarkable six straight triple-doubles (the longest such streak since 1989, and he nearly had three of them in a row in the first halves). Westbrook led the NBA in Usage Rate at 33.3 percent last season. Richaun Holmes: With the...
Newsday 1 hour ago
Jason Pierre-Paul has surgery to repair sports hernia, source confirms

Jason Pierre-Paul has surgery to repair sports hernia, source confirms

Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery Wednesday morning to repair a sports hernia, a source confirmed after the Giants defensive end posted an Instagram picture of himself in a hospital bed heading into the operating room. The expected time of recovery for the procedure is six weeks, meaning the Giants will be without him for at least the rest of the regular season. Only a deep run in the playoffs by the team could get Pierre-Paul back on the field this season.
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago

Has Jason Pierre-Paul played his last game with Giants?

Breaking down what JPP's injury means for his future.
Toronto Star 1 hour ago
Jose Bautista's agent meets with Blue Jays

Jose Bautista's agent meets with Blue Jays

Representatives for free agent slugger Jose Bautista met with the Blue Jays Tuesday.
Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball 14 hours ago

The Orioles won’t sign free agent Jose Bautista because their fans hate him

Jose Bautista is one of the top MLB free agents on the market this winter. The Baltimore Orioles are a team that could be interested in signing a top free agent. The most notable of which came in 2015 when Bautista admired his home run, flipped his bat and sauntered around the basebaths.
Andrew Luck named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Andrew Luck named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Andrew Luck was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance Monday night against the Jets. It marks the first time he has claimed the honor since Week 3 of the 2014 season and the third time overall.         
Chris Manning / Fear The Sword 15 hours ago
J.R. Smith out vs. Knicks, listed as day-to-day

J.R. Smith out vs. Knicks, listed as day-to-day

The Cavs announced that Smith has been diagnosed with a knee hyperextension. J.R. Smith’s knee injury won’t keep him out for an extended period of time. Smith, who left Monday’s game against the Toronto Raptors in the first quarter after hurting his left knee, underwent an MRI in Cleveland today that revealed no structural damage. Officially, Smith has a left knee hyperextension and will miss tomorrow’s game against the New York Knicks. After Wednesday, Smith will be listed as day-to-day. Here is the Cavs’ full statement: Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith experienced a left knee...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 3 hours ago
Canadiens vs. Blues Game Recap: Homeward Bound

Canadiens vs. Blues Game Recap: Homeward Bound

The Habs lose David Desharnais and the game, but limp home with five of 10 points. Down their best forward and sitting their star goalie, it seemed like the Habs were in for an uphill climb. The Canadiens began well, pressuring hard and fairly consistently through the opening five minutes. That momentum came to an end when Greg Pateryn got called for high-sticking at 6:37 on just the second whistle of the game. While on the power play, Robby Fabbri went into Al Montoya, who went down holding his head. Though it initially looked scary, Montoya remained in net, and came up with a big play in...
Hot Hot Hoops 3 hours ago
Five Stars: Mellowed

Five Stars: Mellowed

Carmelo Anthony dropped 35 on the Heat to help New York to an 11-point win. Five Stars is a Hot Hot Hoops exclusive series where we use the advanced box score to look deeper into every Miami Heat game. Using the GameScore metric, the top five scores are awarded the Five Stars. We track them here throughout the season. This article covers Miami’s 114-103 loss to the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. First Star Goran Dragic (MIA) 24.2 Dragic made 11-of-17 shots overall, going automatic from outside by sinking all four of his three pointers. In 39 minutes, he led the Heat with 29 points,...
Deseret Morning News 10 hours ago
Utah Jazz preserve win over Suns after blowing 23-point lead

Utah Jazz preserve win over Suns after blowing 23-point lead

Rudy Gobert gets a huge dunk late in the fourth quarter to help Utah hold onto its third straight win.
Five For Howling 1 hour ago
Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - More Tires for the Fire

Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - More Tires for the Fire

So far this week hasn't been fun. Other news too. Coyotes News The Arizona Coyotes fail to show up at Chicago Blackhawks fixture - Five For HowlingThe Coyotes visited Hell to tango with the Devil, did they survive? News From Around the Hockey World Down Goes Brown: John Tortorella's stock is soaring - Sportsnet.caBuy low, sell high. That's the secret of stock market success. Well, you could have made a fortune buying stock in Tortorella's reputation at the start of the regular season. Plus, more rising and falling stock around the league. After waiving Enroth, Toronto signs Ramo to AHL...
Broad Street Hockey 1 hour ago
Flyers 3, Panthers 2: 10 things we learned from good fortune rediscovered

Flyers 3, Panthers 2: 10 things we learned from good fortune rediscovered

Imagine being on the other side of this one. The Flyers got pulverized at even strength last night yet still eked out an OT win. Morning Observations is a feature where we break down the previous night's game with an analytical eye. #1: Are the Flyers now a one-line team? My big concern after news broke that Matt Read would miss four weeks due an upper-body injury was that this might be one lost piece too many for the roster to survive. It’s not that Read is an essential piece by himself; it’s that combined with the previous loss of Sean Couturier, the Flyers now had lost key...

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Birmingham News 1 min ago

Elite Alabama commit Alex Leatherwood heading to Auburn for official visit

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The Sun 2 mins ago

Mesut Ozil shows outrageous skills in charity video for the Arsenal Foundation

MESUT OZIL’s generosity on the pitch is almost unparalleled. The German ‘Assist King’  laid on another goal in midweek, meaning that only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have more assists to their name in the Champions League since 2007. And Ozil seemed to show outrageous skills in a Gunners charity video for the ‘Arsenal foundation’. Keep […]
CSN New England 5 mins ago

With trade rumors finally over, Sale shifts attention to dominating in Boston

Chris Sale felt like the monkey in the middle in recent years. Now hes at the front of a rotation that could make a World Series push. 
Amazin Avenue 7 mins ago
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