4:47 AM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014
Newsday 7 hours ago
Odell Beckham Jr. sits out Giants practice, won't play vs. Jets

Odell Beckham Jr. sits out Giants practice, won't play vs. Jets

Odell Beckham Jr. may need to visit the Hospital for Special Semantics.
Howie Kussoy / New York Post 8 hours ago

Beckham injury a huge bummer — unless you’re an upstart WR

Odell Beckham Jr.’s latest hamstring issue is bad news for the Giants, but not bad news for everyone on the Giants. With the team’s first-round pick essentially out since training...
New York Daily News 15 hours ago

Odell Beckham Jr. not practicing, Giants say it's rest day for rookie

Just when you thought Odell Beckham was ready for action, he is out of action again. On Tuesday, the Giants' first round pick appeared to be sitting out practice.
Iwakuma extends scoreless streak in NL parks in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over Phillies

Iwakuma extends scoreless streak in NL parks in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Pick your preferred metric, and it’s likely Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma matches up reasonably well against the best pitchers in baseball. Put him in a National League park and…well, Iwakuma has never surrendered a run in a National League park. He worked eight innings Tuesday in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Yes, it’s a small sample size. Just three starts, but his scoreless streak is at 22 innings and counting. A little something to keep in mind if the Mariners are still playing in late October. The Mariners didn’t muster a lot of punch...
Lookout Landing 4 hours ago

Hisashi Iwakuma dazzles M's to 5-2 victory over the Phillies

Hisashi Iwakuma had one of the best games of his career as the Mariners knock off the Phillies 5-2 on the road. I was a little worried writing about Hisashi Iwakuma today. I'd been planning to praise Jack Zduriencik for the signing and subsequent extension of Iwakuma for a few weeks, but hadn't found...
Lookout Landing 13 hours ago

An overdue thank you note to Jack Zduriencik for Hisashi Iwakuma

Jack Zduriencik's acquisition and subsequent extension for Hisashi Iwakuma is one of the most underrated moves in Mariner history, and a huge reason why the franchise is now in a better place. In 2010, Hisashi Iwakuma wanted to make a move to the majors. He was seeking $12 million a season, and after...
U.S.S. Mariner 10 hours ago

Game 124, Mariners at Phillies

Hisashi Iwakuma vs. AJ Burnett, 4:05pm Wildcard odds – Fangraphs.com: 42.2% Baseballprospectus.com: 43.2% AJ Burnett was one of the biggest prizes on the free agent market this winter – a solid right-hander coming off a four win season, whose age would preclude the need for a long-term contract....
Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago
Carl Crawford sparks Dodgers' 8-6 victory over Padres

Carl Crawford sparks Dodgers' 8-6 victory over Padres

There are times Carl Crawford can offer reminders of how he once landed a $142-million contract.
Orange County Register 3 hours ago

Final: Dodgers 8, Padres 6

LOS ANGELES – Carl Crawford has to be the least discussed of the 18 major leaguers making more than $20 million this season. Most every member of the list is either a superstar or a massive disappointment. Then there’s Crawford, who's been pushed...
Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander encouraged after playing catch, sets sights on returning this weekend

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander encouraged after playing catch, sets sights on returning this weekend

Tigers starter Justin Verlander took the first step Tuesday towards returning to the mound when he played catch for the first time since being shut down last week. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Justin Verlander has his eyes set on Saturday. That's the day Verlander said he hopes he can rejoin the starting rotation after being sidelined for nearly two weeks with inflammation in his right shoulder. Verlander took the first step Tuesday towards returning to the mound when he played catch for the first time since being shut down last week. Verlander, who played light catch...
Bless You Boys 8 hours ago

Justin Verlander aiming for Saturday return

Justin Verlander participated in a 10-minute throwing session today, Detroit's injured right-hander stating he felt no pain in his right shoulder. Sidelined due to a sore right shoulder, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander took part in a 10-minute throwing session in Tampa today, making...
New York Post 1 hour ago

Joe Torre’s ruling delays Derek Jeter’s milestone hit

Derek Jeter has been collecting milestone hits throughout the season. On Tuesday, he had one taken away, or at least postponed. The ground ball Jeter hit on Aug. 8 that...
Yankees Blog | ESPN New York 9 hours ago

Jeter completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In some nice remarks beforehand, Jeter mentioned Lou Gehrig and Boston College's Pete Frates, who is the inspiration for the ice bucket movement. Jeter nominated his girlfriend Hannah Davis, Kevin Connolly and Michael Jordan to take the...
YESNetwork 9 hours ago
Video: Houston Astros Jose Altuve talks All-Star Game experience with Derek Jeter

Watch: Houston Astros Jose Altuve talks All-Star Game experience with Derek Jeter

Hear what Houston Astros MLB All-Star Jose Altuve has to say about his experience playing on the same squad as New York Yankees' captain Derek Jeter in this interview with YES Network's Matthew Stucko. Subscribe for daily sports videos! Subscribe for dai
San Jose Mercury News 3 hours ago

Coco Crisp helps Oakland A's end five-game losing streak

Coco Crisp's bases-loaded triple sparks the Oakland A's victory over the New York Mets, ending a five-game losing streak
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Coco Crisp triples A’s way out of losing streak

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Throughout the A’s five-game losing streak, and even before, a bigger bat than Yoenis Cespedes’ – at least as far as Oakland is concerned – was missing. With leadoff man Coco Crisp in a slump, the A’s offense sputtered, so when Crisp...
Orange County Register 11 hours ago
Josh Hamilton returns to Angels lineup after extra BP

Josh Hamilton returns to Angels lineup after extra BP

BOSTON – Josh Hamilton is back in the Angels lineup, and back in the cleanup spot, after doing some extra hitting work this afternoon with hitting coaches Don Baylor and Dave Hansen. Whether it made a difference remains to be seen. For now, Manager...
Los Angeles Times 10 hours ago

Josh Hamilton back in cleanup spot for Angels

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who sat out two straight games to take a mental break from a brutal two-week slump, is back in the cleanup spot against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night after a lengthy afternoon workout with hitting coaches Don Baylor and Dave Hansen in Fenway Park.
Contract extended to lineman … Glenn Dorsey, despite his biceps injury

Contract extended to lineman … Glenn Dorsey, despite his biceps injury

Indulging linemen with contract extensions has become habit for the 49ers, though guard Alex Boone is still holding out for one. Defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey signed a two-year extension Tuesday, and he did so with his left arm in a… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News 9 hours ago

49ers sign Glenn Dorsey to contract extension

Defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, out with torn left biceps, is signed with San Francisco 49ers through 2016 season
Washington Post 6 hours ago

Stephen Strasburg pitches eight innings, Nationals cruise to eighth straight win

Asdrubal Cabrera stood at second base, clapped his hands and pointed to the sky. All three runners had scored moments before. The crowd at Nationals Park erupted, and the players in the home dugout were on their feet, smiles and high fives everywhere. The rout was on with no outs in the third inning. Read full article >>
CSN Washington 4 hours ago

Strasburg gives Nats "what the doctor ordered"

Knowing the Nationals' bullpen was burned, Stephen Strasburg gave his team eight strong innings Tuesday night, extending the club's winning streak to eight games.
Houston Chronicle 11 hours ago
James Harden says James Harden is the best basketball player in the world

James Harden says James Harden is the best basketball player in the world

A question to Rockets star James Harden: “Who is the best basketball player alive right now.” It’s not LeBron James. Not Kevin Durant. It’s James Harden, according to James Harden. Here’s the full interview with ESPN’s Scoop Jackson. Scoop: Bottom line, you are on this team and a lot of players aren’t, but in your […]
The Dream Shake 9 hours ago

James Harden says he is the "best basketball player alive"

In an interview with ESPN, James Harden declares he is the best basketball player alive. James Harden recently sat down with ESPN's Scoop Jackson for a fairly interesting interview which you can read here, but the most interesting thing he said was in response to the opening question. When asked...
New York Daily News 7 hours ago
Nets’ Mason Plumlee says he’s ‘definitely comfortable at power forward’

Nets’ Mason Plumlee says he’s ‘definitely comfortable at power forward’

The opportunity that catapulted Mason Plumlee to Team USA didn’t start until after Brook Lopez went down with a season-ending foot injury. By then, the Nets had adopted a small lineup and Plumlee, an athletic rookie, was developing rapidly as the team's center.
Over the Monster 5 hours ago

Red Sox 3, Angels 4: A rare Koji loss

The Red Sox fought back from a 3-1 deficit in the middle innings, but Koji Uehara stumbled with two outs in the ninth, suffering a rare loss. So, if I were to tell you that both Allen Webster and Koji Uehara pitched in a game the Red Sox lost, what's the story you imagine? For me, it's an early 5-0 hole, a valiant fight to get back in the game, followed by a lengthy exchange of zeroes in extra innings. Ultimately, the game ends in the fourteenth inning, when the Red Sox are forced to go to the dregs of their bullpen. Tuesday night, both Allen Webster and Koji Uehara pitched in a game the...
Belleville News Democrat 4 hours ago

Jay takes one for team in another walk-off winner for Cardinals

Jon Jay didn't get a game-winning hit Tuesday night. But being hit paid the same dividend.

Pregame notes: Ross back Wednesday

BOSTON -- The Red Sox plan to activate catcher David Ross on Wednesday according to manager John Farrell. Ross has been on the disabled list since Aug. 2 with right plantar fasciitis. On Monday, Farrell indicated that Ross may be activated Tuesday based on the results of his work catching bullpens and throwing to each base that day. However, the team opted to give Ross one more day of work instead. “He’s gone through another day of early work today,” Farrell said.
Dawgs By Nature 7 hours ago

Josh Gordon & The Replacements: A Statistical Review

Taking a look at what the Browns receiving core will look like if (when) Josh Gordon is suspended. Josh Gordon has recently gone through his appeals process for his potential suspension. It’s now just a waiting game until we find out if, and how long, he’ll be suspended. With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at the numbers that Flash was able to put up last year, which are absurd (despite missing the first 2 games). I also want to take a look at the numbers of some of the other receivers that the Browns brought in. The point of this exercise is to see if we can wrap our heads...
Miami Herald 5 hours ago
Giancarlo Stanton’s walk-off single leads Miami Marlins to victory over Rangers

Giancarlo Stanton’s walk-off single leads Miami Marlins to victory over Rangers

Giancarlo Stanton’s two-out single in the 10th inning lifted the Marlins to their major-league high 11th walk-off win of the season.
Rotoworld 8 hours ago

Troy Tulowitzki moved to 60-day DL - Troy Tulowitzki (SS) Colorado Rockies

Rockies transferred SS Troy Tulowitzki from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Baltimore Sun 4 hours ago

Ex-Orioles outfielder McLouth to undergo season-ending surgery

Former Orioles and current Washington Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery Thursday to repair a torn right labrum. The Nationals feared the veteran's lingering shoulder injury was bad when it didn't respond as well as expected to rest and treatment, and recent doctors' evaluations and an X-ray with contrast dye revealed the tear. McLouth has been playing with a hurt labrum all season, manager Matt Williams said, but the symptoms worsened when he made a diving attempt for a triple late last month. "It hasn't gotten any better since," Williams said....

NFL practice squads expand to 10 players

We talkin' bout practice... squad. It's official: the NFL and the NFLPA have agreed to expand practice squad limits from 8 players to 10. The possibility of this change was first reported on Monday night. This agreement will only apply to the 2014 and 2015 NFL seasons unless a further extension is agreed upon. This is good news. It means that 64 new jobs have just been created. This expansion means more room for developmental players. The NFL also announced changes to practice squad eligibility. The two additional spots have different rules than the other original eight spots. See...
Arizona Republic 5 hours ago
Cardinals lose Dockett but aren't dead yet

Cardinals lose Dockett but aren't dead yet

Defensive end Darnell Dockett went down for the season when he blew out his right knee during Monday's practice, the latest blow to a defense that already has lost several of its biggest playmakers from a year ago.         

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