3:35 PM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014

Nationals-Cardinals discussion thread: Game 18

The Nationals exorcised their team-wide demons against the Cardinals last night. This afternoon, Jordan Zimmermann will have a chance to snap his personal funk against them. In seven career starts against St. Louis, including Game 2 of the 2012 NLDS, Zimmermann is 0-4 with an 8.59 ERA. He’s allowed them 51 hits in 36 2/3 […]
Washington Post 3 hours ago

Nats Journal: Nationals-Cardinals discussion thread: Game 18

The Nationals exorcised their team-wide demons against the Cardinals last night. This afternoon, Jordan Zimmermann will have a chance to snap his personal funk against them. In seven career starts against St. Louis, including Game 2 of the 2012 NLDS, Zimmermann is 0-4 with an 8.59 ERA. He’s allowed...

Warriors vs. Clippers: Game 1 pre-tipoff notes

PrintAs expected, Jermaine O’Neal will replace Andrew Bogut (rib) in the Warriors’ starting lineup Saturday, and Clippers swingman Danny Granger (strained left hamstring) will be available after missing the past six games. Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said Draymond Green will get a lot of minutes, and Marreese Speights will see some time at center. The coach even mentioned Hilton Armstrong and Ognjen Kuzmic as the Warriors prepare to play without Bogut. “We’re going to keep on moving along as if he’s not here – as far as being on the basketball floor. He’s in serious...
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Danny Granger (hamstring) will play in Game 1 - Danny Granger (G/F) Los Angeles Clippers

Danny Granger (strained hamstring) will play in Game 1 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

Noah practices, still mourning loss of mentor

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was back at practice Saturday after being excused from Friday's practice for bereavement. Noah flew to New York to mourn the passing of his mentor, Tyrone Green. Noah did not speak to reporters after Saturday's practice, but he did release a statement through the Bulls regarding Green's passing. "I am saddened by the passing of Mr. Green, who was like a second father to me," Noah said in the statement.
K.c. Johnson / Bulls Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports 14 hours ago

Joakim Noah grieves over loss of his mentor

Bulls center missed practice Friday as he mourned death of Tyrone Green, who he credits for his basketball development To understand the impact and influence Tyrone Green had on Joakim Noah, just go back to Noah's 2007 draft night.

Denard Span returns from concussion

Nationals center fielder Denard Span came off the seven-day disabled list after clearing tests and successful rehab following a concussion he suffered last weekend. “He feels good this morning, so we’ve got him in the lineup,” Manager Matt Williams said. The Nationals optioned outfielder Steven Souza Jr. back to Class AAA Syracuse to make roster […]
CSN Washington 3 hours ago

Nats activate Denard Span from 7-day DL, option Steven Souza, Jr.

The Nationals reinstated center fielder Denard Span off the 7-day disabled list on Saturday, and optioned Steven Souza, Jr. back to Triple-A Syracuse.
2014 NFL Draft: Odell Beckham Jr. to Visit the Eagles

2014 NFL Draft: Odell Beckham Jr. to Visit the Eagles

For more information on which draft prospects are visiting with the Eagles, check out our 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Visits Tracker. The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in yet another wide receiver for a pre-draft visit. This time it's Louisiana State University WR Odell Beckham Junior. Beckham himself confirmed he would be meeting with the Eagles this week via an interview on Sirus XM NFL Radio. Beckham is expected to be a first round pick. NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Beckham could even go as high as a top 10 pick. The Eagles are allowed 30 pre-draft visits, and currently...
Brandon Lee Gowton / Bleeding Green Nation 19 hours ago

Nick Foles Named Honorary Captain for the Philadelphia Soul's Home Opener

Because why not. According to a press release, Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles has been awarded the highest possible honor one can achieve in the city of Philadelphia: being named the honorary captain of a Philadelphia Soul game. Must Watch VIDEO: Nick Foles 2013 Highlights Brandon...
Yankees closer David Robertson after test outing: 'I'm ready to go'

Yankees closer David Robertson after test outing: 'I'm ready to go'

Tuesday can't come soon enough for David Robertson. The Yankees' closer threw an inning in an extended spring training game Saturday morning at George M. Steinbrenner Field, showing no signs of the left groin strain that has kept him on the disabled list for nearly two weeks.
Howie Kussoy / New York Post 10 hours ago

Career rebirth for veteran Harang

The Mets signed Aaron Harang last September, seeing the journeyman make four starts, but never seeing anything like he displayed on Friday night. Now with the Braves, the soon-to-be 36-year-old...

Rangers will face Emery again in Game 2

Both the Rangers and Flyers practiced today at Madison Square Garden and the biggest (only) news is that Flyers goalie Steve Mason is not yet ready to play. Mason went through the full practice but constantly stopped to stretch his body out. At his locker after practice, Mason said he was not going to be able to play in Game 2 but was hoping to return for Tuesday’s Game 3 at Philadelphia. Even that, though, seems iffy, at best, given how he looked. Calvin Heeter will once again back up Ray Emery, who made 32 saves and was not the problem at all in the Rangers’ 4-1 victory in Thursday...
Detroit Free Press 1 hour ago

NFL draft: Top prospect Mack to visit Lions next week

Mack, scheduled to visit the Lions mid-week, is considered one of the top edge rushers in the draft and would fill a need at outside linebacker. He had 100 tackles, 10.5 sacks and three interceptions in an All-America season last year, and said at the NFL combine he can play defensive end if needed.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 5 hours ago
Pirates activate catcher Stewart

Pirates activate catcher Stewart

The Pirates on Saturday activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Class AAA Indianapolis.
Plain Dealer 32 mins ago

Five questions with Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn

Michael Bourn isn't in top baseball shape yet after being activated Tuesday from the disabled list, but he says it won't take him long to get there.
San Jose Mercury News 29 mins ago

Astros manager Bo Porter quiet about A's Jed Lowrie's controversial bunt

Oakland A’s Jed Lowrie says he doesn’t understand Porter’s angry reaction to his bunt Friday with 7-0 lead
San Jose Mercury News 4 hours ago

49ers' Colin Kaepernick not believed to be at hotel when police responded to 911 calls

Colin Kaepernick is not believed to have been present when Miami police responded to 911 calls earlier this month regarding a woman who refused to leave a hotel suite he shared with two other players, the Sacramento Bee reported
Big Bad Blog | WEEI 1 hour ago
Milan Lucic fined $5,000 for spear on Danny DeKeyser, says he’s still an honest player

Milan Lucic fined $5,000 for spear on Danny DeKeyser, says he’s still an honest player

Bruins forward Milan Lucic was fined $5,000 Saturday for spearing Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser in the groin in Detroit’s 1-0 Game 1 victory over the B’s. Lucic skated up behind DeKeyser in the second period of the then-scoreless game, stuck his stick between DeKeyser’s legs and forcefully yanked it up, causing DeKeyser to fall [...]
Seattle Times 15 hours ago

Marlins 8, Mariners 4 - Stanton with a walk-off slam; to transfer or not to transfer

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