10:12 PM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014
49ers Aldon Smith suspended for nine games

49ers Aldon Smith suspended for nine games

Aldon Smith. (AP) Niners All-Pro outside linebacker Aldon Smith was suspended today for nine games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for a string of off-the-field transgressions that include two DUI arrests. Smith, who met with Goodell in New York on Aug. 6, was suspended for his violations of the NFL’s personal-conduct policy/substance-abuse policy. Smith will begin serving his suspension Saturday and is eligible to return on Nov. 10. FOX reports Smith can be at the team facility and participate in meetings during his suspension. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the appeal process is over....
Times-Picayune 3 hours ago

49ers' Aldon Smith draws nine-game suspension

Smith missed five games last season -- the 49ers won all five -- when he voluntarily entered substance-abuse treatment facility following his Sept. 20, drunken-driving accident in San Jose's Silver Creek neighborhood.
49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

NFL suspends Aldon Smith nine games

Aldon Smith drew a whopping, nine-game suspension from the NFL on Friday, a day after commissioner Roger Goodell outlined a stronger stance toward violations of the league’s personal-conduct policy and substance-abuse program. Smith, the 49ers’ premier pass rusher and arguably the league’s best, will be… Continue Reading →
CBS Sports 4 hours ago
Video: Aldon Smith suspended

Watch: Aldon Smith suspended

Doug Gottlieb weighs in on San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith being suspended for 9 games.

Twinsights: All-star pressure got to Joe Mauer, manager says

BALTIMORE -- Now it can be told. For the first time Friday, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire shared his theory that Joe Mauer’s alarmingly slow first half was due to the pressure he felt in trying to make the first all-star game played in his hometown in a generation. “There’s no doubt he was pressing before the all-star game,” Gardenhire said. “It’s the first time in my career as a manager here that I’ve seen Joe Mauer really want something bad, and that was to play in that all-star game. I really think that played a part in it. I don’t think [...] The post Twinsights: All-star...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago

Twins: Mauer felt pressure to make All-Star Game, Gardenhire says

BALTIMORE -- Now it can be told. For the first time Friday, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire shared his theory that Joe Mauer's alarmingly slow
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago

Mets' Daniel Murphy DL stint may last longer than minimum

Sandy Alderson, the Mets general manager, said his MRI returned to show a "significant issue."
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 5 hours ago

Murph may miss most of remaining games

NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy may miss a good portion of the remaining 28 games of the season with a right-calf strain that sent him to the disabled list late Thursday night. Daniel Murphy #28 2BNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM126 HR9 RBI53 R73 OBP.343 AVG.301 That will cost the first-time All-Star a chance...
Amazin' Stories | Bergen Record 3 hours ago

Murphy could be a long time on DL

NEW YORK — Manager Terry Collins indicated Daniel Murphy (calf) could be sidelined for quite some time with his strained right calf that landed him on the disabled list. “We’re looking at quite a lengthy DL stint to where how …

Masahiro Tanaka returning to New York with arm soreness

Right-hander rehabilitating partially torn elbow ligament isn't scheduled to see physician
River Ave. Blues 5 hours ago

Masahiro Tanaka sent back to New York with “general soreness” in arm

Masahiro Tanaka has been sent back to New York with “general soreness” in his right arm, the Yankees announced. It is not specifically his elbow. He will perform some strengthening exercises and is not scheduled to see a doctor. Hopefully this is nothing more than a dead arm phase after the long...
Belleville News Democrat 5 hours ago

Cardinals activate Molina from DL

The St. Louis Cardinals have activated All-Star catcher Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list in time for a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs.
Los Angeles Times 1 hour ago

Baseball notes: Cardinals' Yadier Molina returns ahead of schedule

Catcher Yadier Molina was activated by the St. Louis Cardinals after missing seven weeks because of a torn ligament in his right thumb. He returned five weeks earlier than the most optimistic initial prognosis.

Ryan Zimmerman steps up rehab from torn hamstring

Third baseman Ryan Zimmermann stepped up his rehab from a torn right hamstring this week after he underwent a “very positive” MRI exam Monday, Manager Matt Williams said. Zimmerman still has yet to swing a bat, Williams said, but he increased his strengthening regimen and started jogging. If he continues progress, Williams said, the next […]
KFFL 4 hours ago

Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman undergoes MRI

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) underwent an MRI on his hamstring this week, which ...
Detroit News 7 hours ago
Lions' Ndamukong Suh won't be fined for hit on Chad Henne, NFL says

Lions' Ndamukong Suh won't be fined for hit on Chad Henne, NFL says

In a bit of surprise, the NFL said Friday that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will not be fined for his roughing-the-passer penalty on Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne.
Denver Post 5 hours ago
Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki bent on playing shortstop:

Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki bent on playing shortstop: "I will retire before I move"

Despite two major surgeries to his left hip and groin area in the past two years, despite the torn left quadriceps he sustained in 2008, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has no intention of switching positions.
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 42 mins ago
NFL roster cuts 2014: Seahawks release Terrelle Pryor

NFL roster cuts 2014: Seahawks release Terrelle Pryor

The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly released quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The 49ers had interest in him earlier this year. Might they still have interest? Final roster cuts are under way around the NFL, and some notable names are finding themselves out of a job. The latest news is that the Seattle Seahawks are releasing Terrelle Pryor. The Seahawks traded a seventh round pick for Pryor, but will stick with Tarvaris Jackson, and potentially B.J. Daniels, behind Russell Wilson. When the Seahawks made the trade for Pryor, Pro Football Talk reported the San Francisco 49ers had also expressed...

Orioles have had preliminary extension talks with Nelson Cruz

While Nelson Cruz has previously made it clear that he would like to make Baltimore his long-term home, Cruz said for the first time Friday that the Orioles have had preliminary discussions with Cruz to discuss the possibility of a keeping him in an Orioles uniform beyond 2014.
Silver And Black Pride 1 hour ago
Raiders injury update: David Ausberry expected back this week, Matt Schaub status uncertain

Raiders injury update: David Ausberry expected back this week, Matt Schaub status uncertain

Midway through training camp David Ausberry had a procedure done on his knee. At the time, he was out for an indefinite period of time. His status just got a lot more definite. "Our expectation is that [David Ausberry] will be ready to practice on Monday." Dennis Allen said in his Friday conference call. Just last week he began working out with trainers on the side and at that time Dennis Allen said he was making progress. But that alone was not any indication he would be back soon. After all, D.J. Hayden was also working on the side, and days later he was placed on regular season PUP...

Jones 'proud' of picking Zack Martin

ARLINGTON, Texas -- In case you somehow haven’t heard, Jerry Jones really wanted the Dallas Cowboys to draft Johnny Manziel. The subject came up again in Don Van Natta Jr.’s lengthy profile of Jones on ESPN.com, which included Jones hissing about being “so damn mad” that he was talked out of drafting Manziel when the Cowboys went on the clock with the 16th overall pick. Jones recalled telling son Stephen, the team’s director of player personnel and one of several voices who strongly opposed picking Manziel, that “we laid up” by picking Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin.
Clips Nation 47 mins ago
Clips stretch Delfino and Raduljica

Clips stretch Delfino and Raduljica

According to the LA Times the Clips are waiving their two recent acquisitions. There were rumors about this since they traded Jared Dudley and a first round pick for Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Radulijica, and today (according to the LA Times) those rumors proved out. The Clippers will waive and "stretch" their two players. I don't know the numbers but the Clips now have eleven players signed and need to sign at least one more to have the minimum roster of twelve. By stretching the two players, who have guaranteed contracts for this year alone, they reduce the cap hit by a third (per year...
Philadelphia Eagles are keeping Cody Parkey, according to report

Philadelphia Eagles are keeping Cody Parkey, according to report

Parkey!!! According to a report from Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, the Philadelphia Eagles will in fact be keeping undrafted rookie free agent kicker Cody Parkey on their 53-man roster. Here's what Shorr-Parks had to say: The Eagles saw enough out of rookie kicker Cody Parkey to give him a spot on the 53-man roster, two individuals with knowledge of the situation told NJ.comThey requested anonymity because the move was not yet official. More to come.
Plain Dealer 5 hours ago
Cleveland Indians activate catcher Yan Gomes from the concussion disabled list

Cleveland Indians activate catcher Yan Gomes from the concussion disabled list

The Indians activated Gomes from the seven-day concussion disabled list on Friday. He will bat sixth in the series opener against the Royals.

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