4:26 PM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014
Los Angeles Times 14 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.

RGIII understands need to protect himself, and the ball

Robert Griffin III said he understands that every time he takes off running in a game, he subjects himself to risk of serious injury. He also understands that because of those risks, he sparks concern both from his coach, teammates and fans. And, Griffin knows that he must do a better job of protecting himself. […]
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 7 hours ago

What does Glenn Dorsey signing mean for the defensive line?

The San Francisco 49ers signed Glenn Dorsey to a 2-year contract extension. We take a look at what it means for the defensive line in 2015. Tuesday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers announced that defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey signed a 2-year contract extension, which could keep him with the team through the 2016 season. Dorsey recently had surgery on a torn biceps muscle, and the team is in the process of deciding whether or not he can return for the 2014 season. If they think he can make a recovery before the end of the season, they may choose to place him on the injured reserve with the...
Bright Side Of The Sun 6 hours ago

"Take this to the bank" the Phoenix Suns are trying to trade Eric Bledsoe, reporter says

Local sportscaster on Fox, Jude LaCava, dropped a bombshell yesterday on FoxSports910 - the Suns have shifted into "deal" mode with point guard Eric Bledsoe. Yesterday, local sportscaster Jude LaCava went on FoxSports 910 radio, "The Drive", and told the world that the Phoenix Suns have now hung out the "Open for Business" sign on Eric Bledsoe's locker. "I'll tell you this, and I think this is the first time it's reported," Jude LaCava said on Tuesday, "I do believe in my NBA sources. You can take this to the bank, so to speak, the Suns are now discussing trade possibilities for Eric...
Viva El Birdos 7 hours ago

Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny

Jhonny Peralta, bringer of dingers and saviour of the 2014 season. How good has he really been? So there was a baseball game last night, and it was...interesting. There was some defensive weirdness for el Birdos along the way, a fairly baffling performance by Alfredo Simon (doing his best Joe Kelly impersonation, essentially), and, finally, to top it all off, a walk off hit by pitch. Which would have been super awesome, except we've already seen that this season. I'm thinking a walk off wild pitch would have been cool; I can't recall the Cards having one of those yet in 2014. Actually,...
Niners Nation 11 hours ago
Golden Nuggets: Next Target

Golden Nuggets: Next Target

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet Let's get Michael Crabtree a deal. After Colin Kaepernick signed his contract extension earlier this offseason, it is only right that the 49ers use the money they saved on his contract to try to sign his favorite target to an extension. It would benefit the team greatly to sign him sooner rather than after the season. If he has a great season, it will drive his price up on the open market. By also resigning him, it shows Kap that they are using this team...
How much would wins lift Cowboys' value?

How much would wins lift Cowboys' value?

IRVING, Texas – Jerry Jones purchased the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Stadium for $140 million in 1989. According to Forbes’ NFL Team Value list, the Cowboys are worth an NFL-best $3.2 billion. How much greater would their worth be if they were actually competing for Super Bowls? Since beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX, the Cowboys have won two playoff games. They are in the midst of a four-year playoff drought and have finished 8-8 the past three seasons.
Game 126: David Ross Activated, Catching Clay Buchholz Tonight

Game 126: David Ross Activated, Catching Clay Buchholz Tonight

David Ross has been activated from the disabled list and will be catching Clay Buchholz tonight and batting ninth for the Red Sox.
Express-Times 22 mins ago
Philadelphia Eagles get kicker Cody Parkey in trade with Indianapolis Colts

Philadelphia Eagles get kicker Cody Parkey in trade with Indianapolis Colts

Parkey made 14 of 19 field goals, 62 of 63 extra points and ranked first in the nation with 69 touchbacks as a senior at Auburn.
Lookout Landing 15 hours ago
Hisashi Iwakuma dazzles M's to 5-2 victory over the Phillies

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 the right time to write about it. Penning it today, hours before his start in an important game, didn't seem like the best idea, but I rolled with it anyway. No curse today. What the Mariners got was one of the best starts of Iwakuma's career. 8 innings, 4 hits, 11 strikeouts, zero runs. It was...
Washington Post 7 hours ago

Brian Hoyer, not Johnny Manziel, will start Week 1 for the Browns

Cleveland Browns Coach Mike Pettine named Brian Hoyer the team’s starting quarterback, ending, for now, the possibility that rookie lightning rod Johnny Manziel might get the job. Pettine’s decision comes less than 48 hours after a “Monday Night Football” meltdown in which Manziel flipped off the Washington Redskins’ bench and was ineffective overall. Hoyer wasn’t much better, but he at least displayed poise rather than petulance Monday. Hoyer led the Browns to only one field goal in four drives (on 2-of-6 passing for 16 yards) in the first half, but he’ll get the job — for...
The Republican 37 mins ago
John Lackey traded a Babe Ruth-signed baseball in exchange for No. 41 jersey after being traded from Red Sox to Cardinals

John Lackey traded a Babe Ruth-signed baseball in exchange for No. 41 jersey after being traded from Red Sox to Cardinals

Jersey numbers are tricky things, especially when established players start changing teams.

Paxton struggles in Mariners’ 4-3 loss to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — James Paxton compounded the shortest and worst outing of his 10-start career Wednesday with a costly throwing error — and the result was the first loss of his career. Paxton’s troubles highlighted a frustrating afternoon for the Mariners in a 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. They let two early leads slip away and failed to punish Phillies starter Cole Hamels, who wasn’t much better than Paxton in throwing 99 pitches in five innings. Hamels (7-6) gave up three runs, nine hits and threw two wild pitches before handing a one-run lead to the...

For starters, Rays vs. Tigers, seeking to snap a skid

Having lost three straight games and dropping to 7 games back in the race for the second AL wild-card, the Rays are back at the Trop tonight to face the Tigers.
River Ave. Blues 6 hours ago

Failure to beat up on bad teams has hurt Yanks in the standings

Last night’s come from ahead loss to the Astros dropped the Yankees to four games back of the second wildcard spot with 39 games to play. Insurmountable? Of course not. Long shot? It sure feels like it. FanGraphs puts the team’s postseason odds at 6.3% while Baseball Prospectus has them at 5.4%. ESPN has them […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogFailure to beat up on bad teams has hurt Yanks in the standings The post Failure to beat up on bad teams has hurt Yanks in the standings appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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