Roy Halladay will sign a one-day contract with Toronto in order to retire with his original team, according to reports out of baseball’s winter meetings in Orlando, Fla.
Plain Dealer 9 hours ago
Halladay signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career.
Express-Times 13 hours ago
Halladay threw a perfect game in the regular season and a playoff no-hitter in 2010 for the Phillies.
National Post 13 hours ago
Pitcher Roy Halladay will retire from baseball and will do so as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays
Brewers Blog | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 10 hours ago
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - Though he was plagued by shoulder issues in recent seasons, Roy Halladay said Monday it was a degenerative lower back condition that prompted him to announce his retirement.
MLB 12 hours ago
10/6/10: Roy Halladay hurls the second postseason no-hitter in Major League history against the Reds in Game 1 of the NLDS
Masai Ujiri is thinking long-term and is thrilled to have rid himself of Rudy Gay’s albatross of a contract.
National Post 14 hours ago
A few more hours removed from the Toronto Raptors’ surprising trade of Rudy Gay, here are some more thoughts on a deal
Denver Stiffs 14 hours ago
A pretty crazy trade went down over the weekend involving the Kings and Raptors ... and in a way the Nuggets, too. Rudy Gay has been traded for the second time in two seasons. Gay arrived in Toronto from Memphis last season and Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri wasted little time in sending Rudy...
Pounding The Rock 14 hours ago
Guest columnist Phil Naessens of the Phil Naessens Show evaluates Tim Duncan as a Fantasy Basketball option and gives his Fantasy Basketball picks for week seven It's week seven of the Fantasy Basketball season and owners are seeking replacements for injured players, trade offers abound and plenty...
Hot Hot Hoops 6 hours ago
With Toronto beginning to plan for the future, might the Heat be interested in their starting point guard? Just a day after trading Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings, ESPN is reporting that the Raptors might still be looking to deal, and that Kyle Lowry might be the next piece to go. According to ESPN's...
The Patriots have re-signed D.J. Williams to fill Rob Gronkowskis roster spot.Gronkowski was placed on injured reserve this afternoon, a move that officially ends his season. Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL and MCL yesterday against the Browns.Williams was on the team for two weeks and played four offensive snaps and eight defensive snaps against the Texans, but he was released Wednesday.
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 2 hours ago
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tight end Rob Gronkowski is a unique football package. At 6-foot-6 and a seemingly all-muscle 265 pounds, he's almost too fast and athletic for someone with such a build. He plays with reckless abandon and seldom leaves the field, and because of that and the beating every tight...
It Is What It Is | WEEI 15 hours ago
Rob Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee in Sunday’s win over the Browns, and will be lost for the rest of the 2013 season, according to multiple reports. For the tight end, who sustained the injury in the third quarter against Cleveland after he was felled by Cleveland’s T.J. Ward [...]
It Is What It Is | WEEI 8 hours ago
The Patriots placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve Monday afternoon, officially ending his season. Gronkowski sustained a right leg in the third quarter of Sunday’s win over the Browns, and reports later indicated he suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. It marks the second consecutive season that has come [...]
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 9 hours ago
The Patriots have placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, officially ending his 2013 season after he suffered a torn ACL and MCL, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The team also officially re-signed tight end D.J. Williams, as Mike Reiss reported earlier today. Gronkowski becomes...
ESPN1stTake 11 hours ago
First Take's Stephen A. Smith discuss the impact of Rob Gronkowski's knee injury on the Patriots' Super Bowl chances.
Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan spoke Monday with team owner Daniel Snyder but there was no apparent resolution to Shanahan’s status with the franchise on anything more than a temporary basis. Shanahan added to the intrigue later in the day by announcing that he was considering sitting down quarterback Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season. Read full article >>
Audibles | SI.com 11 hours ago
More evidence that this Washington season has gone off the rails: The franchise already may be trying to figure out how to both fire Mike Shanahan and deny him the money owed to him over the remainder of his contract, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported. Shanahan is signed through 2014 at $7 million […]
Audibles | SI.com 9 hours ago
It’s been a very interesting 24 hours for Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. On Sunday morning, an article written by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com intimated that Shanahan was ready to leave his position after the 2012 season because he was tired of the interference of owner Daniel Snyder, particularly as it related to quarterback […]
CSN Washington 8 hours ago
Controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins will not be letting up anytime soon, at least not according to head coach Mike Shanahan.
EAST RUTHERFORD — For the first time in nearly a month, the Nets could get their high-priced starting lineup back on the court. Paul Pierce and Deron Williams returned to practice this morning. Williams, recovering from a sprained ankle, said …
Boston Globe 10 hours ago
By Gary Washburn, Globe Staff EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J, -- Paul Pierce has not played since Nov. 29 because of a displaced fracture in his right...
Celtics Insider | Boston Herald 11 hours ago
He insists that the motivation behind this decision does not involve the presence of the Celtics in Brooklyn tomorrow, but Paul Pierce may play tomorrow night against his former team.Pierce went through his first full practice today at the Nets' New Jersey practice facility, and has been shooting for...
Reaction to deal runs the full gamut
New York Post 4 hours ago
As if a significantly larger contract wasn’t incentive enough, the Seattle Mariners offered Robinson Cano something that no state in the metropolitan area could offer — no state income tax....
River Ave. Blues 9 hours ago
A big part of being a Yankee fan is buying, hook, line and sinker, into the concept of mystique and aura, so mocked by Curt Schilling during the 2001 World Series. We expect dramatic victories, World Series titles and every player to thank the good Lord for making him a Yankee. We expect the Yanks
There will be plenty of discussions in the coming weeks and months regarding Jay Cutler’s future in Chicago. Should the Bears re-sign him to a multi-year deal? Franchise tag him? Let him walk? The situation is, at best, murky. Here’s something that is a lot clearer: Neither Cutler nor any other QB in the league […]
Chicago Sun-Times 1 hour ago
Josh McCown didn’t need a defining play for his run as the Bears’ starting quarterback. But he delivered one just for the hell of it on ‘‘Monday Night Football.’’...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Should the Twins offer right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo a three-year deal to make him the third piece of their rotation overhaul?
MetsBlog 3 hours ago
The Mets (Cafardo, Dec. 1), Phillies and Angels (Zolecki, Dec. 9) are among close to a dozen teams with interest in Arroyo, who has said he would definitely consider signing with the Mets (Martino, Nov. 1). The Mets are not very high on Arroyo, a team official once said (Rubin, Dec. 2). However, a few days later, it was […]
Add this to the long list of things you never thought you’d read this NBA season (or ever, for that matter): Jordan Crawford, starting point guard for the first-place Celtics, earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors. The C’s were the conference’s lone team to finish last week unbeaten, sweeping the Bucks, Nuggets and [...]
Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston 11 hours ago
NEW YORK -- Boston Celtics point guard Jordan Crawford was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Green to the East's only spotless record of the week. Crawford topped Boston in scoring in all three games in wins over the Bucks, Nuggets, and Knicks. He averaged 23.3...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Arizona Diamondbacks, fighting a dwindling fan base and apathy in the marketplace, are trying to steal a page out of the Seattle Mariners' playbook by trying to sign free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo.The Diamondbacks are a surprise entrant in the Choo sweepstakes, a high-ranking club official told USA TODAY Sports. Choo would become the highest-paid player in franchise history, eclipsing $100 million. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because talks are ongoing.
Rotoworld 6 hours ago
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks are in on Shin-Soo Choo.
Tony Parker is one of 10 candidates, joining fellow NBA standout Marc Gasol, for the 2013 FIBA Europe Men’s Player of the Year award, the organization announced Monday. Parker, 31, was named MVP of last summer’s EuroBasket tournament after leading France to its first European championship. The achievement further cemented Parker’s status as one of [...]
Granderson will make $13 million in 2014
The Brewers have met with Corey Hart and his agent to discuss his return to Milwaukee, which is of interest to both sides.
ORLANDO – Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday afternoon the team had an “amicable” meeting with agent Adam Katz, who represents free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. According to a source, the club has also met for at least …
The Wizards announced on Monday that leading scorer Bradley Beal has been cleared to increase basketball-related activities while reserve big man Al Harrington will miss at least four weeks after having surgery on his troublesome right knee. Heading into the Wizards’ game against Denver, Beal had missed six straight games with a stress injury in […]
A chunk of the way through Sunday's game, a few of us Denver Post scribes noticed a certain tweet from a respected NFL Network writer, one who shall for now remain nameless. The gist of his 140-character missive: Tom Brady for MVP.
CBSSports 5 hours ago
The "NFL Monday QB" analysts discuss if Peyton Manning has any worthy challengers in this year's MVP race.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Could the Dodgers acquire David Price by trading Matt Kemp? Of course, we’re not talking about a one-for-one trade. The Tampa Bay Rays are willing to trade their Cy Young-caliber left-hander, according to myriad reports, because they can’t afford to pay him as he nears arbitration. Kemp will make $128 million over the next six years. No-go, right? But that doesn’t mean the sides couldn’t eventually line up for a deal, provided the Dodgers can get a nice return on Kemp or Andre Ethier, who are considered their two outfielders most likely to be traded.
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng and Jimmy Butler did not practice Monday as they continue to work their way back from injury. Deng, who initially injured his Achilles against the Detroit Pistons on Nov. 27, sat out Saturday's home loss to the Pistons and was only able to shoot at Monday's practice. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau sounded hopeful that Butler, who has missed almost three weeks due to a turf toe injury he sustained in a Nov.
Jackson, a 13-year NBA veteran who averages 15.3 points, would get a non-guaranteed contract. Doc Rivers says Jackson has had 'issues' but deserves chance. 'We need him in a pinch,' Rivers says.PHILADELPHIA — After saying earlier Monday the Clippers weren't going to sign "anybody today or probably even" Tuesday, Coach Doc Rivers said later the team was "close" to a deal with free-agent swingman Stephen Jackson.
By Tim BrittonLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- General manager Ben Cherington remained coy when asked about the chances of Stephen Drew returning to Boston next season. "Can't handicap it," he said Monday, the first official day of baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Red Sox have made it clear that they maintain some level of interest in Drew. The team needs to add a shortstop to its roster, be it a starter like Drew or just someone to back up Xander Bogaerts. Whether Boston pursues Drew will depend on how the market shapes up for the shortstop. The Cardinals and Yankees,...
The Lakers finally got Kobe Bryant back from his Achilles' tendon tear at the end of Week 6.
ESPN1stTake 11 hours ago
First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless assess Kobe Bryant's performance in his first game back from an Achilles injury.
Sean Lee and Bruce Carter both hope to play next week after leaving Monday’s game with injuries. Lee will undergo an MRI today after getting hit in the neck twice. He said he has never had a neck injury previously....
By Tim BrittonLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For Jarrod Saltalamacchia, it was an easy decision. Officially introduced as the catcher for the Miami Marlins on Monday, Saltalamacchia said the chance to play close to home and with a team that went hard after him in the offseason was impossible to pass up. The Red Sox lost out on their erstwhile backstop largely because the Marlins were willing to offer Saltalamacchia a three-year contract, whereas Boston wouldn't budge beyond two. Further, Boston's reported two-year, $18 million offer to the catcher wasn't a base salary; that was with...
After testing on Wednesday, we should know much more about the status of Aaron Rodgers' injured shoulder and whether or not he will be playing for the Packers against the Cowboys on Sunday. On Monday, the Green Bay Packers and their fans got some news on Aaron Rodgers' status this week as the team prepares to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon in Week 15. Mike McCarthy spoke to reporters, and one of the big points from the press conference was Rodgers' schedule over the next few days: McCarthy: Aaron Rodgers, the plan is he will work out tomorrow, part of his rehab, will be...