10:04 AM EDT, Tue September 02, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle 15 hours ago

Derek Carr will start the opener

Rookie quarterback Derek Carr will start the season-opener against the New York Jets on Sept. 7, as Dennis Allen informed the team at Monday’s practice. He beats out Matt Schaub, who the Raiders traded for and gave $8 million, after the former Texan was ineffective the first three preseason games and then came down with a sore elbow. Carr, a second-round pick out of Fresno State, completed 30 of 45 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns this preseason, including a three-touchdown performance against the Seahawks last Thursday. Carr actually led Oakland down the field on touchdown drives...
Silver And Black Pride 11 hours ago

Raiders injury update: David Ausberry back at practice "moved around pretty well"

There were two big injury questions coming into today's practice. Would Schaub be back from his sore elbow? And would David Ausberry be back from his knee procedure? Turns out both were a yes. For Schaub's part, his return from his elbow soreness was supposed mean the return of his starting job. That's...
Grand Rapids Press 14 hours ago
Tigers 12, Indians 1: Miguel Cabrera hits two home runs, four hits in rout of Cleveland

Tigers 12, Indians 1: Miguel Cabrera hits two home runs, four hits in rout of Cleveland

Coming into the game, Cabrera had just three home runs since the end of June. Then he hit two in one day. CLEVELAND -- Miguel Cabrera hit one home run in August. He has two in September. Cabrera hit two of five Detroit Tigers home runs and David Price pitched well Monday afternoon as the Tigers cruised to an easy 12-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Tyler Collins each hit a home run for the Tigers. Cabrera hit a two-run home run just over the wall in left field with one out in the first inning. Back-to-back home runs by the...
Tom Brady on the Logan Mankins trade 9-2-14

Tom Brady on the Logan Mankins trade 9-2-14

Tom Brady discussed his feelings on the Logan Mankins trade and the return of Gronk.
Arrowhead Pride 43 mins ago
NFL power rankings: Chiefs start 2014 season in the middle of the pack

NFL power rankings: Chiefs start 2014 season in the middle of the pack

2014 NFL power rankings for the Kansas City Chiefs entering Week 1. The Kansas City Chiefs held the 20th spot in the first 2013 NFL power rankings and entering this season the KC Chiefs hold the 15th spot in the 2014 NFL power rankings. This according to rankings voted on by SB Nation's NFL bloggers. I know I'm supposed to disagree with power rankings that don't rank the Chiefs high very I do feel this is a fair ranking for the Chiefs. They were an 11-win team last year so they can't drop that far, despite how many free agent losses they had this offseason. They are playing a much...
Giants add Gary Brown, Brett Bochy, Chris Heston, Erik Cordier and Adam Duvall

Giants add Gary Brown, Brett Bochy, Chris Heston, Erik Cordier and Adam Duvall

The second round of September call-ups will bring a couple of familiar names to the Giants clubhouse. Brett Bochy, the manager’s son, and former first-round pick Gary Brown were called up from Triple-A Fresno. The Giants also added right-handers Chris… Continue Reading → 
John Lott / National Post 2 hours ago
Dependable Toronto Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle shows signs he is ‘getting old’

Dependable Toronto Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle shows signs he is ‘getting old’

In recent years, the question became endemic: How long can Mark Buehrle keep this up?
MASN Sports 2 hours ago
Observations on the expanded roster, a missing person and team chemistry - School of Roch

Observations on the expanded roster, a missing person and team chemistry - School of Roch

The clubhouse is getting more crowded today with the arrivals of reliever Ryan Webb, outfielder Quintin Berry and catcher Steve Clevenger. Left-hander T.J. McFarland returned yesterday, but he won't be recalled until this afternoon. Berry is the only real newcomer....
Blogging The Boys 5 hours ago
Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: The 53-Man Revolving Door Spins On

Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: The 53-Man Revolving Door Spins On

The week between the initial cut to 53 players and the first regular season game is always interesting. The Dallas Cowboys continue to adjust the roster, plus there is this thing called a regular season coming up. Here is the latest information for your perusal. Dixon Cut For Spillman; Whitlock To Practice Squad Ahmad Dixon started the preseason off with a bang, leading the team in tackles in the first game. Things went somewhat downhill, to the point that several reporters tweeted that Jason Garrett was shedding doubt on him even being signed to the practice squad after he was...
Athletics Nation 15 hours ago

Game #137: The Athletics' slump is Dunn with a 6-1 victory over the Mariners

The new misfit toys led the charge as the Athletics broke their four-game losing streak. When Adam Dunn was a free agent prior to the 2011 season, I kind of wanted the Oakland Athletics to sign him. The A's were coming off a solid season built around pitching and defense, and they needed to add power to the lineup if they wanted to build on that success. They ended up getting Josh Willingham, and Dunn signed with the White Sox. Although that 2011 team didn't go anywhere, it still looked like they'd dodged a bullet after Dunn posted .569 OPS in Chicago and threatened the MLB record for worst...
Birmingham News 10 hours ago
Pete Carroll says Kevin Norwood might play in NFL's season-opening game

Pete Carroll says Kevin Norwood might play in NFL's season-opening game

Wide receiver Kevin Norwood didn't play in any of Seattle's preseason games, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said there's a chance the former Alabama standout could see the field when the defending Super Bowl champion kicks off the 2014 NFL season against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.
Orange County Register 10 hours ago
Final: Nationals 6, Dodgers 4

Final: Nationals 6, Dodgers 4

LOS ANGELES – Roberto Hernandez’s run of luck ran out Monday night at Dodger Stadium. The August acquisition had been pretty good in his first four starts for the Dodgers; he had been great in two previous starts against the Washington Nationals...
Detroit News 14 hours ago

Miguel Cabrera slams 2 HRs as Tigers roll over Indians

Miguel Cabrera, with just three home runs since July 1 going into the game, hit two in a 12-1 victory against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
Gang Green Nation 1 hour ago
Jets Daytime Discussion Thread 9/2

Jets Daytime Discussion Thread 9/2

The 2014 season opener is just a few days. The Jets will take on the Oakland Raiders this Sunday at MetLife Stadium in a game that actually counts! Oakland has announced it is starting rookie quarterback Derek Carr. It adds an element of intrigue to the game. Nobody ever knows what to expect when a rookie makes his first career start at the position. In other news the Jets are tinkering with the bottom of their roster as most teams do in the days between cutdown day and the opener. Just being on the roster after cutdown day does not guarantee a player a roster spot. Some of these players...
Express-Times 7 hours ago

Cole Hamels, three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combine for no-hitter against Atlanta Braves

Relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and closer Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a hitless inning to finish off the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season.
The Phinsider 1 hour ago
Patriots claim Don Jones off waivers

Patriots claim Don Jones off waivers

The New England Patriots have claimed safety Don Jones off of waivers after the Miami Dolphins released their 2013 seventh round pick. The Miami Dolphins waived safety Don Jones and released wide receiver Damian Williams on Sunday, making roster space for safety Brandian Ross and cornerback Sammy Seamster. Jones did not stay unemployed for long, being claimed by the New England Patriots on Monday. The Dolphins face the Patriots this Sunday in the NFL's opening weekend. This is not unusual around the NFL, and especially when it comes to the Patriots. By claiming Jones, New England gets a...

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