2:51 PM EDT, Tue July 29, 2014
Sox weighing offers for Lester, Miller

Sox weighing offers for Lester, Miller

BOSTON -- Well, Jon Lester said it would be a “crazy few days,” and as predicted, the Red Sox left-hander has now leaped to the front of the list of the elite pitchers who may be traded by the July 31 deadline. A major league source with knowledge of Boston’s discussions said Monday night it is still “less than 50-50” that the Red Sox trade Lester, based on discussions to date. The same holds true, the source said, for lefty reliever Andrew Miller, although in both cases, he acknowledged that he expects the offers for both pitchers will be sweetened as Thursday's trade deadline...
Boston Herald 14 hours ago

A scary Plan B-uchholz

Clay Buchholz not only pitched lousy last night, but his timing was impeccably bad as well.At a time, when everyone still is trying to get used to the rapidly increasing reality that Jon Lester is going to be traded by Thursday at 4 p.m. or signed by a deep-pocketed team like the Yankees or Dodgers before...
Over the Monster 4 hours ago

Red Sox trade rumors: Jon Lester trade necessitated by market

With Jon Lester standing alone atop the pitching market, the Red Sox almost have to trade their lefty ace. The Red Sox' decision to trade Jon Lester has been made quite a bit easier, says Jayson Stark, by the ideal market that's developed for the starting pitcher. With so many top free agent starting...
Over the Monster 48 mins ago

The Over The Monster Podcast: Episode 108: Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal on the trade deadline

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal talks Red Sox deadline with Matt Kory The trade deadline is upon us and with the Red Sox hopelessly out of contention, the discussion has turned to dealing assets. Prime among those is Red Sox ace Jon Lester, he of the expiring contract. I (Matt Kory) am joined...
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 14 hours ago

Amid trade chatter, Colon dominates Phils

NEW YORK -- Even dressed in camouflage, there was no disguising Bartolo Colon's dominance on the mound for the scouts in attendance ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. In what could have been his final start as a Met, the right-hander allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings and struck out six in the New York Mets’ 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Bartolo Colon #40 SPNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM21 W10 L8 BB20 K106 ERA3.
Amazin' Stories | Bergen Record 15 hours ago

Colon gives Mets another strong outing in 7-1 win

Bartolo Colon walked off the mound Monday to a standing ovation. It never crossed his mind that he might’ve made his final start with the Mets. With Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline approach, Colon has drawn interest from contenders. While general …
SNY 1 hour ago
Video: Sandy Alderson talks trade deadline for the Mets

Watch: Sandy Alderson talks trade deadline for the Mets

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson discusses the potential of trades at the deadline and Bartolo Colon's value increasing over time.
Rob Rogacki / Bless You Boys 2 hours ago
MLB trade rumors: Indians 'very willing' to trade Justin Masterson, but would they deal with Detroit?

MLB trade rumors: Indians 'very willing' to trade Justin Masterson, but would they deal with Detroit?

The Indians are looking to trade the soon-to-be free agent. Does he make sense for the Tigers? Last season, Justin Masterson made his first All-Star team and won a career-best 14 games as the Indians went 92–70 and made their first playoff appearance since 2007. This season? The Tribe are still in contention, but Masterson has not helped one bit. Now, the Indians may be looking to move the pending free agent right-hander at the trade deadline. Sources: Indians very willing to move Justin Masterson. FA to be due back Friday from DL. Looking for young, controllable starting pitching. —...
KFFL 3 hours ago

Indians | Ready to trade Asdrubal Cabrera, Justin Masterson?

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera and SP Justin Masterson could be traded this week, as ...
New York Daily News 15 hours ago
Myers: Giants' Eli Manning hopes to be like retiring Yankees captain Derek Jeter

Myers: Giants' Eli Manning hopes to be like retiring Yankees captain Derek Jeter

Eli may be the Mann for the Giants, but like a million others, he wants to be Just Like Jeter. Manning was Derek Jeter’s guest in the Yankee shortstop’s private box at Yankee Stadium nearly three months ago, and the Giants’ quarterback saw so much to admire in the retiring icon.
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

Giants' Eli Manning: A Derek Jeter phone call during my rookie year helped during losing streak

The Giants quarterback remembered hearing from the Yankees legend in 2004.

Jordan Zimmermann returns to form

Monday wasn’t all together bad for the Nationals. Beyond Rafael Soriano’s ninth-inning implosion and Jayson Werth’s twisted ankle, the Nationals found solace in Jordan Zimmermann’s return to form. In his second start since returning from a right bicep strain, the right-hander pitched more like himself. Zimmermann’s previous start — his first after suffering the bicep injury […]
Dawgs By Nature 12 hours ago
Update on Browns WR Josh Gordon's upcoming appeal hearing.

Update on Browns WR Josh Gordon's upcoming appeal hearing.

Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh, who helped Richard Sherman win his appeal. Suh will work w/ noted NFLPA attorney Heather McPhee. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2014 As I've been saying for a while now, the NFLPA heavily involved with Josh Gordon case. Things aren't exactly what they seem #Browns — Mike Krupka (@MikeKrupka) July 28, 2014 Things aren't exactly what they seem? Hmm... So, what do we know about Josh Gordon's current situation? 1. He's facing up to a 1-year ban from the NFL, after which he would be required to apply for...
Viva El Birdos 5 hours ago
St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels

St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels

News emerged Monday evening that the Cardinals were among a couple of teams interested in trading for Cole Hamels after word got out that he was being made available by the Philadelphia Phillies. This Chris Cotillo tweet came across my feed last night and was the first I'd heard that Hamels had been made available to trade: #Phillies have reportedly made Cole Hamels available, and the #Dodgers are interested. Story from @Justinmillar1 http://t.co/sk0auRGcm2— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 28, 2014 The linked article, from Justin Miller at SBNation's MLBDailyDish notes that the a...
San Jose Mercury News 1 hour ago

49ers can go after Boone s signing bonus while holdout continues

Hey, the 49ers made a transaction involving a guard this morning. No, Alex Boone isn't the one. Instead, rookie Fou Fonoti was waived injured to make roster room for running back Alfonso Smith.
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago
Joe Torre tells new Derek Jeter stories, says nieces have the hots for Yankees captain

Joe Torre tells new Derek Jeter stories, says nieces have the hots for Yankees captain

Jeter signed a ball for Torre that had a special message after passing his former manager in career home runs last season.
Justin Rowan / Fear The Sword 5 hours ago

Kyrie Irving talked to Kurt Helin about LeBron James, Kevin Love, and David Blatt

It has been a wild off-season for the Cavs, and Kyrie had some things to say about it. The Cleveland Cavaliers have received a fair bit of attention this summer with a coaching change, the first overall pick, and signing LeBron James. With so much happening, it's easy to overlook a certain 22-year-old All-Star who committed to being a franchise cornerstone for the foreseeable future with a five-year extension. Kyrie Irving opened up to Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk about the Cavs wild off-season and what's next. On LeBron James rejoining the Cavaliers: "At first you were speechless...
'Smarter' Rose aims for patience in return

'Smarter' Rose aims for patience in return

LAS VEGAS -- Derrick Rose's game is going to change as he tries to make his way back from yet another knee injury, but it hasn't altered the Chicago Bulls star's mindset on the court. The former MVP still believes he is the best player on the floor. "If you're right there (in front of me) then I'm going to try to dunk," Rose said after Team USA's first practice on Monday. "I don't care. My legs are healthy so I'm not worried about injuring myself or anything.
Detroit Lions don't regret declining Nick Fairley's option despite tabling Ndamukong Suh extension talks

Detroit Lions don't regret declining Nick Fairley's option despite tabling Ndamukong Suh extension talks

The Lions had the option to lock up Fairley for the 2015 season for less than $6 million. Now the team is at risk of losing both of their talented defensive tackles in free agency next year.
CBS Sports 13 hours ago
Video: Lions delay Suh contract talks

Watch: Lions delay Suh contract talks

The Detroit Lions decided to delay contract talks with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the 2015 season. Is this a wise move? Allie LaForce and Doug Gottlieb debate.

Jolted by Jason Hatcher signing, Jarvis Jenkins is playing with a new fire

RICHMOND – The wakeup call came in the form of a 6-foot-6, 300-plus-pound Pro Bowl pass-rusher and his four-year, $27.5 million pay day. “Okay, they want a defensive lineman and they want a pass rusher,’ ” Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins told himself in response to his team rolling out the red carpet for Jason […]
Baltimore Beatdown 5 hours ago
Ravens running back Ray Rice will return to Pro Bowl form

Ravens running back Ray Rice will return to Pro Bowl form

Rice looks to re-capture his elite form after a poor 2013 campaign and a disastrous offseason. Ray Rice is gearing up for his seventh season with backlash and skepticism on his back. Some of it is warranted, granted. But with Rice being an exemplary citizen throughout his career, one mistake cannot wipe all of the other good deeds he's done. Now, on the field, Rice is coming off of the worst season of his career, averaging an unheard of 3.1 yards per carry. But here's why he'll bounce back: From a heavy 225 pounds, he is down to 207, only two pounds heavier than his rookie weight. I...
CBS Sports 7 hours ago
Video: Ravens fans cheer Ray Rice

Watch: Ravens fans cheer Ray Rice

The Ravens practiced Monday night at M&T Bank Stadium and Ray Rice was cheered on multiple occasions despite a two-game suspension for a physical altercation with his now-wife, Janay Palmer. TBD in the AM discusses the Ravens fans reaction.
Yankees' Mark Teixeira knocks pinch-hit single in first game since back injury

Yankees' Mark Teixeira knocks pinch-hit single in first game since back injury

Teixeira will start at first base Tuesday against Rangers if pain-free

Top Player News

  • 15 Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter

    Joe Torre tells new Derek Jeter stories, says nieces have the hots for Yankees captain

  • 13 Jon Lester

    Jon Lester

    Red Sox trade rumors: Jon Lester, John Lackey both available for 'right returns'

  • 10 Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish survives Gardner, Jeter to win

  • 10 Ndamukong Suh

    Ndamukong Suh

    Where things stand between Ndamukong Suh and the Lions

  • 10 LeBron James

    LeBron James

    Watch LeBron James literally give fans in Taiwan clothes off his back

  • 10 LeBron James

    LeBron James

    Watch LeBron James literally give fans in Taiwan clothes off his back

  • 8 Derrick Rose

    Derrick Rose

    Derrick Rose Team USA mini-camp video

  • 4 Mo Williams

    Mo Williams

    Mo Williams signs with Timberwolves – Contract Breakdown

  • 4 Damian Lillard

    Damian Lillard

    Damian Lillard embraces challenge of facing deep, dynamic point guard group at USA Basketball training camp

  • 4 Bradley Beal

    Bradley Beal

    Wall, Beal attempt to make Team USA roster (VIDEO)

  • 15 Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter

    Joe Torre tells new Derek Jeter stories, says nieces have the hots for Yankees captain

  • 13 Jon Lester

    Jon Lester

    Red Sox trade rumors: Jon Lester, John Lackey both available for 'right returns'

  • 10 Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish survives Gardner, Jeter to win

  • 9 Mark Teixeira

    Mark Teixeira

    Lineup boost? Teixeira expects to play tonight

  • 9 Jordan Zimmermann

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Zimmermann returns to form in dominant start

  • 3 Rio Ferdinand

    Rio Ferdinand

    Rio Ferdinand: move to QPR a fairytale finish to career video

  • 3 Morgan Schneiderlin

    Morgan Schneiderlin

    Morgan Schneiderlin unhappy as transfer speculation intensifies

  • 3 Luke Shaw

    Luke Shaw

    Luke Shaw working to improve fitness, says Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal video

  • 3 Garry Monk

    Garry Monk

    Gylfi Sigurdsson stars as Swansea City beat Plymouth Argyle in...

  • 3 Carl Jenkinson

    Carl Jenkinson

    Hull boss admits West Ham set to snap up Arsenal youngster

Today's Schedule Jul 29th