5:05 PM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015
Blazersedge 14 hours ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Writes Goodbye Letter to Rip City

The forward bids adieu to his fans as he departs from San Antonio Today LaMarcus Aldridge left the Portland Trail Blazers in free agency and committed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs. Behind him he left crushed hopes and a letter to the Blazers fan base, delivered through Oregonian columnist John Canzano in this article. The text of the missive, as relayed by Canzano: Dear Rip City, Thank you! Those two words on a page don't begin to express the gratitude I have for the opportunity the entire Trail Blazers organization, my teammates, the media, and you fans gave me. The past nine years...
Raptors HQ 3 hours ago

Despite free agent misses, Masai has plenty of ways to improve the Raptors

With the dreams of adding Wesley Matthews or LaMarcus Aldridge now dead, it's unlikely the Raptors will make another huge free agent splash. But that doesn't mean they're out of ways to improve. In the hours after DeMarre Carroll agreed to join the Raptors on a 4-year / $60 million contract on July...
Pounding The Rock 46 mins ago

10 cool things about the Spurs signing LaMarcus Aldridge

On July 3rd, the Spurs had zero LaMarcus Aldridges. Now they have one. Let's discuss all the ways this is not a bad thing. Hey guys, guess what? While you were celebrating the Fourth of July the Spurs got LaMarcus Aldridge to agree to a four-year contract. No, I swear, I'm not making this up. It probably...
Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander on the mound as Tigers go for sweep of Toronto

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander on the mound as Tigers go for sweep of Toronto

GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (41-39, 3rd in AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (42-41, T-3rd in AL East) When: 1:08 p.m. Where: Comerica Park in Detroit TV: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB Network Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow James Schmehl and Michael Niziolek STARTING PITCHERS Detroit Tigers RHP Justin Verlander (0-1, 5.09 ERA) Lifetime vs. Toronto: 3-3, 4.29 ERA... GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (41-39, 3rd in AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (42-41, T-3rd in AL East)When: 1:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in...
Grand Rapids Press 2 hours ago

Seventh inning update: Blue Jays 7, Tigers 3

Detroit Tigers, starting pitcher Justin Verlander struggling in series finale against Toronto at Comerica Park. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander's fourth start of the season was his worst. He gave up seven earned runs in five innings to put the Detroit Tigers in a 7-2 hole heading...

Strasburg placed on the 15-day DL with oblique strain

The Nationals announced Sunday that right hander Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. The injury occurred in Saturday’s game against the Giants, after Strasburg induced a ground ball in the fourth inning and was seen grimacing before being taken out of the game by manager Matt…
Rob Rogacki / Bless You Boys 6 hours ago

The Tigers should not trade for Ryan Howard, so stop asking

Yes, Miguel Cabrera is hurt, but we shouldn't lose our minds here. Miguel Cabrera will be out of action for at least six weeks with a Grade 3 left calf strain, which leaves a massive hole in the middle of the Detroit Tigers lineup. Sure, they are still a talented bunch; Victor Martinez, Yoenis Cespedes, J.D. Martinez, and Ian Kinsler make up a very productive core. However, the Tigers will likely look outside the organization to add a cheap bat at the trade deadline to help offset Cabrera's absence. That bat is not Ryan Howard. Sure, it may sound like a good idea. Howard is a former...
River Ave. Blues 7 hours ago
Two Months of Alex

Two Months of Alex

Coming into April of 2015, the range of expectations for Alex Rodriguez wasn’t all that wide. There were essentially two lines of thought regarding how he’d fare coming off of his suspension and various nagging injuries still leftover from 2013 and before. One line of thought was, at least nominally, optimistic: he’d probably do okay [...] Two Months of Alex is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Two Months of Alex appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Plain Dealer 9 hours ago

LeBron James isn't available to help the Cavaliers chase David West, and the reason is Tristan Thompson

LeBron James can't -- or won't -- help the Cavaliers land David West because he too is a free agent. Do the Cavs really want West, though?
Tampa Tribune 33 mins ago

Ramirez stifles Yankees as Rays snap losing streak

Erasmo Ramirez pitched out of early trouble in his latest effective outing against the New York Yankees, and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of some shoddy defense for an 8-1 victory.
Grand Rapids Press 40 mins ago
Blue Jays 10, Tigers 5: Justin Verlander gives up pair of homers, lit up for seven runs in loss to Toronto

Blue Jays 10, Tigers 5: Justin Verlander gives up pair of homers, lit up for seven runs in loss to Toronto

For the first four innings Sunday afternoon, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander looked every bit his vintage self. That came to a head-scratching end in the fifth inning. DETROIT -- For the first four innings Sunday afternoon, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander looked every bit his vintage self. That came to a head-scratching end in the fifth inning. Verlander tossed four sharp innings of one-run ball, but a six-run outburst from the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth inning forced his early exit in Detroit's 10-5 loss at Comerica...
Over the Monster 5 hours ago

Red Sox vs. Astros lineups: David Ortiz starts...at first?

David Ortiz will start at first base, perhaps finally signaling an end to the Mike Napoli debacle. David Ortiz is at first base today. And no, this series hasn't shifted to Houston with the Astros suddenly rejoining the National League. This is American League baseball--Ortiz at first, Ramirez at DH, and Alejandro De Aza in left. With Mike Napoli looking done as done can be, this has been months in coming, though I'll admit I didn't think this was quite how it would shake out. David Ortiz is no star at first base defensively, obviously, but Napoli had been uncharacteristically poor there...
Chicago Tribune 3 hours ago

White Sox Game Day: Going for fifth win in a row

The White Sox look to extend their second-longest winning streak of the season to five Sunday afternoon against the Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field.
Seattle Times 1 hour ago
Game thread: Mariners at Athletics — July 5

Game thread: Mariners at Athletics — July 5

Coming off consecutive complete-game shutouts, Mariners rookie pitcher Mike Montgomery will look to keep the magic alive on Sunday against the Athletics.

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