Just days before the season opener, the Denver Broncos’ offense suffered a serious blow. Slot receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games for a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy after testing positive for a banned amphetamine, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL has not yet announced the suspension. The Broncos had not been notified of the...
Mile High Report 7 hours ago
Wes Welker's four-game suspension may have come down to the receiver's use of Molly at the Kentucky Derby. The funny story about Wes Welker handing out $100 bills after the Kentucky Derby this offseason isn't so funny anymore. According to ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, that was the day Welker violated...
Mile High Report 3 hours ago
Wes Welker has been suspended four games for violating the league's PED policy. Welker responded to the suspension Tuesday night in an email to the Denver Post. Wes Welker responded to his suspension Tuesday, denying the use of performance-enhancing drugs or any drugs at all. "I wouldn't have any idea...
Patriots Gab 7 hours ago
As of 7:00pm of September 2nd, 2014, Denver Broncos slot receiver Wes Welker has been suspended by the NFL for taking a league banned substance. Ampetamine’s turned up in a drug test of some sort following his battles with concussions early in the 2014 preseason. If you aren’t familiar with the banned drug, than take […]
49ers General Manager Trent Baalke repeatedly emphasized two points during his seven minute press gathering on Tuesday morning – the 49ers are still gathering information and believe in due process, and secondly, the team will not tolerate domestic violence. Other points include: -Baalke has had two long conversations with defensive end Ray McDonald, since was arrested for domestic violence early Sunday morning and he plans to have more. -The team has been contact with the league, and will it to guide their decisions but not dictate what they do with McDonald. -McDonald is practicing today....
Inside the 49ers | Santa Rosa Press Democrat 2 hours ago
Here is my Tuesday column. SANTA CLARA — Give the 49ers credit for handling Ray McDonald correctly for the most part. McDonald spent the night in jail after he allegedly hit his pregnant fiancé around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. On Tuesday, the San Jose Police Chief released a statement saying McDonald’s pregnant fiancé “had visible […]
Kevin Lynch / San Francisco Chronicle 6 hours ago
Why would the 49ers allow defensive end Ray McDonald to practice two-and-a-half days after his arrest on suspicion of domestic abuse? Most likely because the 49ers are confident McDonald won’t be convicted of the charge. The team has likely already jumped into the due process part of things. General...
49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News 15 hours ago
Coach Jim Harbaugh spoke out Tuesday morning against domestic violence while also cautioning any rush to judgment on 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald, who was arrested early Sunday for felony domestic violence. “There’s going to be two principles at play… Continue Reading →
CBS Sports 6 hours ago
Dan Woike and Keith Arnold join Jim Rome to discuss San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald getting arrested on domestic violence charges.
LOS ANGELES -- For those members of the Baseball Writers Association of America who plan to hold it against Clayton Kershaw that he is a starting pitcher when it comes to casting their National League MVP votes, let’s get this out of the way. Kershaw would play every day if they let him. “I’d love to if I could, but I just can’t quite hit enough,” he said. The Los Angeles Dodgersdon’t view Kershaw strictly as a starting pitcher, if that means anything.
Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register 1 hour ago
LOS ANGELES – Back in May when he was sitting out five weeks because of a strained muscle in the back of his shoulder, it looked like Clayton Kershaw’s chances for a third Cy Young Award in the past four years, a fourth consecutive ERA title or...
Sons of Steve Garvey 1 hour ago
DODGERS 4, NATIONALS 1 There's nothing like a little Clayton Kershaw on your squad to calm those playoff-race nerves. Nationals starter Doug Fister tried to hold on, with four scoreless frames to start the game. But when Fister left the game in the sixth having given up four runs to the Dodgers, the...
Tracy McGrady, 35, may be eyeing a comeback to the NBA. According to a Yahoo report, McGrady joined Kobe Bryant for a period of time in August. Knee and back injuries diminished McGrady’s late career. He retired from the NBA in August of 2013 after accompanying the San Antonio Spurs on a trip to the […]
Rotoworld 2 hours ago
Tracy McGrady has been working out with Kobe Bryant and is testing his body for a possible comeback to the NBA.
Adam Dunn has played 1,977 games, the most among active players without appearing in a postseason. He’s 15th on the all-time list, which is topped by Ernie Banks (2,528 games) and includes six Hall of Famers. Dunn is confident he’ll be taken off that list this year. Before today’s game, I mentioned if there’s a right team to be on, this could be it. He chimed in by saying, “This is GOING to be it. I mean, not only do I believe it, I know it.” A day after making his A’s debut with a dramatic first-inning homer, Dunn said he likes the looseness in the clubhouse. “That’s the...
CSN Washington 12 hours ago
Former Nats slugger Adam Dunn says he will retire after this season, will he make the playoffs for the first time in his 14-year career?
NEW YORK -- Facing rapid-fire questions about moving the struggling Derek Jeter down in the order, Joe Girardi admitted that there aren't a lot of hot hitters to choose from in his 2014 lineup -- and essentially asked people to stop picking on Jeter. "He is going to be the focal point because of who he is, but I think people are talking about moving him. But in saying that, you say, 'OK, well, look up and down our numbers and there are a lot of .
Boston Herald 2 hours ago
NEW YORK — At last, the final month of Derek Jeter’s storied, Hall of Fame career is upon us.Will it also be the month that Xander Bogaerts finally emerges?This season was supposed to represent a passing of the proverbial torch from the preeminent shortstop of the past 20 years to the 21-year-old...
Also put Masahiro Tanaka, Slade Heathcott on 60-day disabled list
Rotoworld 6 hours ago
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will throw a bullpen session later this week.
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LOS ANGELES – Back in May when he was sitting out five weeks with a strained muscle in the back of his shoulder, it looked like Clayton Kershaw’s chances for a third Cy Young Award in the past four years, a fourth consecutive ERA title or even a...
CSN Washington 2 hours ago
The Nationals had little answer for Clayton Kershaw but also killed themselves with mistakes in the field in a loss to the Dodgers.
One of the Yankees' best hitters thrown out in perhaps biggest game
Seattle --- Music blaring at his locker, Marshawn Lynch filled his media obligation Tuesday. He doesn't plan on getting fined this year.
OAKLAND, Calif. — This is what Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon had in mind when, a few weeks back, he likened a finally-healthy James Paxton to a major trade-deadline acquisition. Paxton overmatched the Oakland A’s over seven innings Tuesday night in a 6-5 victory at the O.co Coliseum. Things got interesting in the eighth before the bullpen closed out the victory. The Mariners backed Paxton by scoring twice in the third, fourth and fifth innings: Austin Jackson had a two-run single; Endy Chavez had a two-run hustle double; and Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer. All of it came against...
Martin Prado left tonight’s game with a left hamstring injury, according to the army of beat reporters with the team. He will see the doctor tonight. No word on the severity or anything like that, but we’ll find out soon enough. Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogMartin Prado leaves game with […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogMartin Prado leaves game with left hamstring injury The post Martin Prado leaves game with left hamstring injury appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Let’s start with the most pressing news: Michael Morse had an MRI on Tuesday that disclosed a strained left oblique muscle, not a hip injury. But manager Bruce Bochy said the injured portion of the muscle is small and lower than the kind of oblique strains that keep players out for weeks. “We think he’s going to be back soon,” Bochy said. “He’s questionable for the Detroit series. We’re pretty optimistic he should be ready when we get back home.” Morse hurt himself taking a swing during batting practice Monday. Gregor Blanco is playing left field and Buster Posey first base...
David Murphy has been on the Indians' disabled list for almost a month, and not a single teammate has passed him in RBI. Murphy was third on the team with 55 RBI when he went on the disabled list on Aug. 10, and, at the start of play Sept. 2, he was still third. In case you hadn't noticed, the Indians' offense is spinning its wheels.
Stephen Hill has a new home.