One Red Sox official called signing Grady Sizemore "a lottery ticket" for the organization because of the long odds it would pay off. So far, a few of the numbers have popped up.
Full Count | WEEI 7 hours ago
In two of the past three years, there were concerns that Felix Doubront hadn’t shown up to spring training in pitching shape. He’s challenging that narrative this year. Doubront continued his strong initial showing by firing four shutout innings against the Braves in the Red Sox‘ 4-1 win over visiting Atlanta at JetBlue Park. The [...]
In a move that mirrored Jacksonville’s re-signing of QB Chad Henne, the Minnesota Vikings opted Friday night to bring back Matt Cassel on a two-year deal. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Cassel stands to make $10 million. Cassel had earlier voided the final year of his contract with Minnesota, which was set to […]
Cincy Jungle 9 hours ago
With the Bengals having a need for a backup QB, it will be interesting to see how other teams fill their roster with guys from free agency and the draft. According to Mike Garafolo, the Jaguars and Chad Henne have come to an agreement on two more years for the team. Chad Henne agrees to a two-year...
Big Cat Country 10 hours ago
The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed quarterback Chad Henne, as most expected they would before the official start of free agency. The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed veteran quarterback Chad Henne, according to a report by Mike Garafolo. It's a move most expected the team to make prior to...
Big Cat Country 7 hours ago
The Jaguars re-signed veteran quarterback Chad Henne on a two-year deal averaging about $4 million per season. The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed veteran quarterback Chad Henne to a two-year contract on Friday, prior to the start of NFL free agency. While the contract numbers were not initially reported,...
There's good news all around! John Farrell has opened the injury information floodgates Friday, and it's all good news. Jake Peavy is about a week away from returning to the mound. That should leave him with plenty of time to get ready before his spot in the rotation comes up in the regular season. A.J. Pierzynski is set for a return as well, possibly catching for Saturday's game against the Orioles. With David Ross already back behind the plate today, Boston's catcher crisis seems to have been resolved before it ever got too serious. Shane Victorino could find his way into the lineup...
Over the Monster 11 hours ago
The question with Peavy is always the same: will he pitch long enough to matter for the Red Sox? Jake Peavy has had a productive career, but he hasn't consistently stayed on the mound since his early days with the Padres. From 2003 through 2008, Peavy averaged 30 starts and 194 innings per season while...
Full Count | WEEI 7 hours ago
Red Sox manager John Farrell offered injury updates on a number of players who have been sidelined for varying durations prior to Friday’s Grapefruit League contest against the Braves. Among them: – Farrell said that right-hander Jake Peavy will throw a simulated game on Saturday and then, if all goes well, he’ll make his first [...]
Is there really a need for trickery? To begin, here's something Marc Stein published late Thursday night. The headline is "Why Mike Woodson is still NY's coach" and the thesis is this: The latest rumble in coaching circles holds that Madison Square Garden chairman Jim Dolan is keeping Woodson around purely because he knows that making major changes to the roster before next season -- given New York's lack of draft picks and cap space and limited trade assets -- will be extremely difficult. Which leaves Dolan, in terms of pitching Carmelo Anthony to stay this summer, with little else to...
Rotoworld 15 hours ago
Sources tell ESPN that Joakim Noah approached Carmelo Anthony over All-Star weekend about signing with the Bulls this offseason.
Rudy Gay returns to the city that spurned him, and the Kings see a few old friends as the road trip continues. Rudy Gay is returning to the city where he started the season as the Kings take on the Raptors (4:00 pm on Comcast SportsNet California, NBA TV and KHTK 1140). Since the trade, the Raptors have blossomed, currently holding the 3rd best record in the East, while Rudy Gay has been a paragon of efficiency. In other words, the trade has worked out pretty well for both teams. MATCHUP OF THE GAME Isaiah Thomas vs. Kyle Lowry Lowry has probably been the biggest reason for Toronto's...
Adam Francis / Raptors HQ 12 hours ago
Rudy Gay makes his return to the ACC tonight as the HQ's Kayla Grey breaks down the match... The Sacramento Kings have hit 5 of 21 shots from long-range in their past two games. So if you're looking for a good place to start when talking about keys to tonight's Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings match,...
Ubaldo Jimenez, who signed a four-year, $50-million deal with the Orioles last month, will face the Phillies' A.J. Burnett today. Burnett was one of the Orioles' top offseason targets.
Rotoworld 7 hours ago
A.J. Burnett pitched three innings and allowed six runs in a loss to the Orioles on Friday.
Doug Fister was scratched from his scheduled start in Viera with elbow inflammation, an injury the Nationals insist isn't serious.
Nats Insider | CSN Washington 12 hours ago
Doug Fister was scratched from his scheduled start today with inflammation in his throwing elbow, an injury the Nationals say isn’t serious but is enough to keep the right-hander from facing the Astros at Space Coast Stadium. Fister complained of discomfort in his elbow following his spring debut Sunday...
Nats Insider | CSN Washington 10 hours ago
With Doug Fister sidelined for the time being due to inflammation in his right elbow, the window of opportunity opens for some other members of the Nationals pitching staff. That includes Tanner Roark, who today gets a chance to make his first start of the spring, bumped up to take Fister’s spot instead of appearing…
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Tim Lincecum pitched three strong innings and Hunter Pence homered as the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Friday. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner is coming off his third straight losing season. The Giants re-signed him to a two-year, $35 million contract in the offseason. “Since the contract got finalized, it’s just about focusing on the season and the two years ahead of me,” Lincecum said. Lincecum allowed two hits in the first inning, including a leadoff double to Norichika Aoki, who was out trying to steal third. read more
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago
Giants starter Tim Lincecum was again sharp on Friday, giving up just two hits in three scoreless innings against the Kansas City Royals
BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics dominated the boards to beat Brooklyn 91-84 and stop the Nets' four-game winning streak Friday night.
Celtics Today 7 hours ago
Paul Pierce has come to the defense of his former teammate Rajon Rondo, and he should have his back. Pierce probably has some hard feelings for Ainge after being traded, so I'm not shocked by his comments. CBSPierce also threw in his two cents on the controversy surrounding his former teammate Rajon...
Jimmy Graham, Saints at a stalemate in contract negotiations
Canal Street Chronicles 4 hours ago
The cap casualties continue as GM Mickey Loomis tries to make room for Jimmy Graham's big contract. Another fan favorite is out the door, as Darren Sproles is reportedly being released by the New Orleans Saints before the beginning of the free agency period, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The...
Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Golden State Warriors. The Atlanta Hawks will get Paul Millsap back in the starting lineup in time for Friday's game against the Golden State Warriors. Our All-Star is back! Coach Bud says Paul Millsap will rejoin the starting lineup tonight. — Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 7, 2014 Millsap has missed the last five games due to a knee contusion that was suffered when he banged knees with Detroit's Greg Monroe. He is averaging 17.6 points and 8.6 rebounds on the season. With Pero Antic...
Rotoworld 10 hours ago
Paul Millsap (knee) is expected to play and start Friday's game against the Warriors.
Another Who Dat rumor is going around and it’s widely believed that the Vikings will soon part ways with DE Jared Allen, that’s a given. “I think for my next team it will come down to a chance to win, a good organization, as well as getting a fair contract,” Allen said today. Should the […]The post New Orleans Saints Pursing DE Jared Allen? It Might Happen appeared first on Who Dat Mafia.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 12 hours ago
Everything Jared Allen wants appears to be nothing the Vikings can offer, so it would be stunning if the free-agent defensive end re-signs with the team.
Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova was suspended for one game Friday for punching Kings forward Reggie Evans in the stomach during Milwaukee’s 116-102 home loss Wednesday. Ilyasova will serve his suspension when the Bucks visit the Pelicans on Friday. The punch occurred midway through the fourth quarter with Sacramento leading 106-83. Evans and Ilyasova were battling for […]
Rotoworld 8 hours ago
Ersan Ilyasova has been suspended one game for punching Reggie Evans on Wednesday.
The recent moves and rumored moves might give fans a picture of the cost of doing business. With the increase of the salary cap, it looks like there will be more money thrown around in free agency. Last offseason was a buyers market. This year might be different, especially with the deals and rumored deals being made. The Arizona Cardinals are in the market for a left tackle and also for retaining Karlos Dansby. One deal announced and one that has been rumored make it that the team won't likely be make any bargain basement deals. 30-year old linebacker D'Qwell Jackson agreed to terms with...
Baltimore Sun 15 hours ago
Jackson's $22 million deal could hint at Smith's value; evaluating options at left tackleWith the start of free agency nearing, Smith could look to Jackson's four-year, $22 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts as a gauge of his own value ¿ either to the Ravens, or the rest of the league.
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline the pitcher for the season. Hochevar felt a twinge in his elbow on the next-to-last pitch of a scoreless two-inning outing Monday against the Chicago White Sox. An MRI on Tuesday revealed a major tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The severity of the injury was confirmed Thursday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. “What I didn’t want to hear,” Hochevar said Friday. read more
The Strike Zone | SI.com 7 hours ago
Luke Hochevar will sit out the entire 2014 season after surgery on his right elbow. (Leon Halip/) The Royals announced on Friday that right-handed reliever Luke Hochevar, who was diagnosed earlier in the week with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, will have Tommy John surgery and thus likely miss all […]
BRADENTON, Fla. – One of the coming challenges for the Pirates after the 2014 seasons is in how they replace Russell Martin. Martin told our Rob Beirtempfel that he would listen to a contract offer if he was approached by …
Rotoworld 15 hours ago
Russell Martin said Thursday that he's open to a contract extension with the Pirates.
The Arizona Cardinals made their first major acquisition of the off-season on Friday, signing tight end John Carlson to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not available.
Every passing week seems to bring new heat to the MVP race, which is shaping up to be a too-close-to-call verdict between LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The two are spiraling around and toward one another in a riveting display of one-upmanship, with a great performance from one motivating the other to similar heights. As […]
Lance Briggs lamented the departure of another long-time teammate Friday and hoped cornerback Charles Tillman wouldn’t join kick returner Devin Hester in playing on a different team next season. Speaking publicly for the first time this offseason, the Bears linebacker told WGWG-FM (87.7) it was hard to see Hester not re-signed a year after linebacker Brian Urlacher retired. ‘‘It’s sad, man,’’ Briggs said. ‘‘For a guy like me — and I know Peanut...
With free agency approaching, it doesn't look like the Ravens will be able to bring Monroe back. Follow @JasonHButt Eugene Monroe is a priority for the Ravens this offseason. Wait. Let me rephrase that: It's possible Eugene Monroe was a priority for the Ravens this offseason. According to the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, it looks like the door is closing on Monroe returning to the Ravens for the 2014 season. The two sides have been unable to make any steps in getting a deal done since negotiations started. Nothing new on Eugene Monroe...
The New England Patriots are trying to reconstruct DT Vince Wilfork’s contract to provide extra room to work under the salary cap, according to reports. The questions have popped up, of course, what if Wilfork refuses to do so will the Patriots release him? Tom Curran of CSNNE reported , “Over the next four days, the Patriots will be […]
The final stretch before the Olympics, Gallagher gets jostled around by a couple of Jets, White is back, we have a trade to announce, and P.K.'s suit is sooooo money. It's February 2 and Superbowl Sunday, so the Montreal Canadiens are playing their second matinee game of the weekend at the Bell Centre. A little boy named Olivier Sonne is helping arena announcer Michel Lacroix out today in the matchup against the Winnipeg Jets. The team piles onto the ice and we hear Olivier's adorable little voice announce the starting lineup. Puck drop with Carey Price in nets, and he's tested early and...
All signs still point toward cornerback Sam Shields hitting the free-agent market Saturday.
The San Francisco 49ers have more than made up for the players they lost in free agency in the Jim Harbaugh era with the unrestricted free agents they've signed the past three seasons.