1:30 AM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014
Miami Herald 1 hour ago
Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Dwyane Wade ended up sitting out 28 games this season after missing a combined 36 in the first three seasons with LeBron James as a teammate. But Wade enters these playoffs in a much better place, from a health perspective, than last year, when a knee injury lingered throughout the postseason.
Hot Hot Hoops 14 hours ago

As Heat approach playoffs, don't forget to enjoy the show

It's easy to get lost in the hype of a Three-peat, but with the Heat knocking on a historic door its important to slow things down. The playoffs are finally here, or as Dwyane Wade would refer to it: "the real season."  At last it’s time for the compelling games that bring out the very best play...
Los Angeles Times 3 hours ago
Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

Gasol, who'll be a free agent, sees himself playing at a high level for several more years. He's among Lakers who met with GM Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni.Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011).
Orange County Register 1 hour ago

Gasol set to say hello to free agency; will it be goodbye, Lakers?

EL SEGUNDO – Many times during his seven seasons in Los Angeles, Pau Gasol wondered if his last day as a Laker had come. There have been countless rumors and one actual trade: the infamous, vetoed Chris Paul deal of 2011. There was the night at the...
Bill Oram / Lakers Blog | Orange County Register 8 hours ago

Pau Gasol thinks pairing with brother Marc would be 'a lot of fun'

EL SEGUNDO – Free agency will be a first for Pau Gasol, and one team continues to make a convenient theoretical landing spot for the four-time All-Star center. Whether the Memphis Grizzlies, the team from which the Lakers acquired Gasol in 2007,...
Jon Lester outduels Chris Sale, Red Sox edge White Sox

Jon Lester outduels Chris Sale, Red Sox edge White Sox

CHICAGO -- Jake Peavy saw it coming from four days away.Asked last Sunday whether he was eagerly anticipating his first start in Chicago since being traded last July, the veteran right-hander said he was looking even more forward to being a spectator for a matchup of ace lefties: the Red Sox' Jon Lester and White Sox counterpart Chris Sale.
Chicago Sun-Times 3 hours ago


The Red Sox’ Jon Lester was perfect through five innings and the

The Red Sox’ Jon Lester was perfect through five innings and the White Sox’ Chris Sale also had a no-hitter going with eight strikeouts through five innings in a battle...
Boston Herald 1 hour ago

Jon Lester captures duel

CHICAGO — Jake Peavy saw it coming from four days away.Asked last Sunday whether he was eagerly anticipating his first start in Chicago since being traded last July, the veteran right-hander said he was looking even more forward to being a spectator for a matchup of ace lefties: the Red Sox’ Jon Lester and White Sox counterpart Chris Sale.
Kansas City Star 2 hours ago

James Shields strikes out 12 as Royals sweep Astros 5-1

The streak began in the sixth inning of a 5-1 Royals victory, when James Shields left Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler numb with a 92-mph fastball at the thighs. Six batters later, third baseman Matt Dominguez stared at a 90-mph fastball at the knees, and Shields had his seventh strikeout in a row. The string of consecutive punchouts, five of them looking, nearly matched the franchise of eight set by Blake Stein in 2001. Instead, Shields settled for a 12-strikeout performance that was his best as a Royal.
Topeka Capital-Journal 2 hours ago

Shields fans 12 as Royals sweep Astros

HOUSTON — James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night. Shields (1-2) gave up one run and four hits, all singles. He got back to his winning ways after seeing his nine-game road victory streak...
Houston Chronicle 2 hours ago

Astros’ losing streak hits four after being swept by Royals

Scott Feldman’s expression hardly changed Thursday night as yet another game quickly unraveled for the Astros. The big righthander just went through the worst eight days of his life, but you couldn’t tell by his mound presence. The record will show that the Astros lost yet again, but Feldman’s teammates could learn from the demeanor […]
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Scott Feldman takes first loss of year - Scott Feldman (S) Houston Astros

Scott Feldman surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Royals on Thursday.
philly.com 30 mins ago

Phillies' Burnett may be getting a lift from hernia

The righthander A.J. Burnett said his inquinal hernia may be helping his control by preventing him from lengthening his stride.
Rotoworld 9 hours ago

Burnett tosses seven scoreless frames vs. ATL - A.J. Burnett (S) Philadelphia Phillies

A.J. Burnett tossed seven scoreless innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Braves.
Washington Post 9 hours ago

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Cardinals lineups

As expected, the quad tightness that kept Bryce Harper out of last night’s lineup proved to be a minor issue. Harper returns to the Nationals’ lineup tonight to face the Cardinals, whom the Nationals have not beaten since Game 4 of the NLDS. Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is on the mound. Read full article >>
Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Adam Wainwright brilliant in two-hit shutout - Adam Wainwright (S) St Louis Cardinals

Adam Wainwright was on his game Thursday, striking out eight in an 8-0 two-hit shutout of the Nationals.
Melo open to staying in NY if Knicks build a winner

Melo open to staying in NY if Knicks build a winner

An emotional Carmelo Anthony used words like "embarrassing" and "failure" while talking Thursday about missing the playoffs for the first time in his NBA career. The soon-to-be free agent also once again reiterated that he wants to remain with the Knicks.
Newsday 8 hours ago

Mark Teixeira expects to come off disabled list Sunday

Mark Teixeira has said for more than a week he expects to come off the disabled list Sunday, the first day he's eligible.
Hyun-Jin Ryu stays perfect on the road in Dodgers' 2-1 victory

Hyun-Jin Ryu stays perfect on the road in Dodgers' 2-1 victory

Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something.

Sidney Rice and the top 10 receivers in Seahawks history

Cut by the Seahawks in February following another injury-plagued season, wide receiver Sidney Rice on Wednesday re-signed with Seattle to return for 2014 on a one-year contract. Judging by the reaction on social media, Seahawks fans — and the Seahawks themselves, namely Russell Wilson — seem to be pleased with the roster move. Rice is […]
Florida Times-Union 3 hours ago
New Jaguars receiver Tandon Doss arrested in Indianapolis, but not charged

New Jaguars receiver Tandon Doss arrested in Indianapolis, but not charged

New Jaguars receiver Tandon Doss was arrested Wednesday for disorderly conduct in his hometown of Indianapolis, but was not charged Thursday. Doss, 24, signed a two-year contract with the Jaguars on March 18 after spending the first three years of his NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens. The Jaguars were aware of Doss’ arrest but declined comment. He is expected to be in Jacksonville next week for the start of offseason conditioning. Doss was arrested by the Indianapolis Metro Police Department after refusing to listen to an officer’s orders. read more
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8 hours ago
Ryan Miller calm and confident — even if fans aren't

Ryan Miller calm and confident — even if fans aren't

The Blues made a headline-topping trade on March 1. They are about to see what kind of value they got in return.
NoNoHitters.com 5 hours ago

7,182: Kennedy loses no-no in 5th on ball that hits the 3B bag

Ian Kennedy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Thursday before giving up a Nolan Arenado single down the third base line that hit the bag, making it impossible for third baseman Alexi Amarista to make another save. That marks …
Tacoma News-Tribune 11 hours ago
Corey Hart convinces Mariners manager that he's ready to play right field

Corey Hart convinces Mariners manager that he's ready to play right field

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said earlier this week that Corey Hart “wasn’t anywhere close” to being ready to play right field due to concerns regarding the start/stop stress on his…

Denard Span ready for return from concussion after successful rehab game

After scoring three runs in a rehab assignment Thursday night at Class A Hagerstown, center fielder Denard Span is hopeful he will return from a concussion on Saturday, the first day he eligible to come off the seven-day disabled list. Having missed half a season earlier in his career with the Minnesota Twins after sustaining […]

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