5:15 PM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago
Michael Pineda ejected for using foreign substance in Yankees' 5-1 loss to Red Sox

Michael Pineda ejected for using foreign substance in Yankees' 5-1 loss to Red Sox

Pineda was ejected in the second inning for having a foreign substance on his neck
Newsday 9 hours ago

Michael Pineda, Yankees react to ejection

Here's how the Yankees reacted following pitcher Michael Pineda's ejection for using an illegal substance (pine tar).
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago

MLB will review Michael Pineda's pine tar ejection

Second time spotted with substance on his neck
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago

Michael Pineda's pine tar ejection "embarrassed" Yankees, Brian Cashman says

"Right now we're all scratching our heads about how that actually took place," Cashman said
Newark Star-Ledger 9 hours ago

Again?! Michael Pineda ejected, pine tar on neck (PHOTOS)

Also (probably) had it on his hand on April 10 vs. Red Sox
YESNetwork 6 hours ago
Video: New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi on Michael Pineda's ejection against the Red Sox

Watch: New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi on Michael Pineda's ejection against the Red Sox

Following Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda's ejection Wednesday night for having pine tar on his neck, his manager, Joe Girardi, told the media that he was unaware of the pine tar until the umpires checked and ejected him from the game. Subscribe for daily

Bobcats’ Josh McRoberts fined $20,000 for flagrant foul on Heat’s LeBron James

The NBA announced Thursday that Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts has been fined $20,000 for delivering a forearm to the neck of Heat forward LeBron James during Miami’s 101-97 victory in Game 2 on Wednesday. With just under a minute remaining and Miami leading 97-94, James attacked the basket from the top of the arc going […]
South Florida Sun-Sentinel 45 mins ago

LeBron's physical pounding on court often goes unnoticed

LeBron James' size (6-foot-8, 250 pounds) makes it almost impossible for anyone to have sympathy for the punishment he takes during games.
Rotoworld 13 mins ago

Josh McRoberts gets Flagrant-2 for LeBron hit - Josh McRoberts (F/C) Charlotte Bobcats

Josh McRoberts has been given a Flagrant-2 foul and fined $20,000 for elbowing LeBron James during Wednesday's game.
NBA 13 hours ago
Video: Bobcats vs. Heat: Game 2 Flash Recap

Watch: Bobcats vs. Heat: Game 2 Flash Recap

LeBron James scored 32 points to help the Heat to a 101-97 win and a 2-0 series lead against the Bobcats. Visit nba.com/video for more highlights. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The

Struggles of Rockets' James Harden carry over into locker room argument with reporter

The All-Star guard shoots 6 for 19 in Game 2 after shooting 8 for 28 in Game 1.
CSN Houston 14 hours ago

Harden struggles offensively in Game 2 loss

The Rockets are down 0-2 in their series against the Blazers as James Harden continues to struggle to find his shooting touch.
Jenny Dial Creech / Houston Chronicle 15 hours ago

Harden: Game 3 win is vital to Rockets’ season staying alive

After the Rockets’ 112-105 loss in Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs, James Harden stressed the importance of picking up a win in Game 3. The Rockets are down 0-2 and will play the next two games in Portland, starting Friday night at 9:30 p.m. “Game 3 is our season,” Harden said. […]
Houston Chronicle 41 mins ago

James Harden on Game 3: It’s Rockets against the world

The Rockets lost a game they called a must-win, making Friday’s Game 3 the one they knew they really, really must win. “Game 3 is our season,” Rockets guard James Harden said. “This is all or go home. It’s going to be a hostile environment. “We have to focus on Rockets against the world, what […]
CSN Houston 14 hours ago

Aldridge’s dominance continues in Game 2

Through two games, LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 89 points and the Rockets, down 0-2, don't have any answers for him.
Houston Chronicle 15 hours ago

Aldridge finds himself in elite company after two playoff games

LaMarcus Aldridge’s dominance of the Houston Rockets has reached historic levels. The former UT star had 43 points in the Blazers’ 112-105 Game 2 victory on Wednesday. He tallied a Blazers’ franchise playoff-record 46 points in the Game 1 win on Sunday. Aldridge’s 89 points in the first two playoff games are fewer than only […]
Blazersedge 15 hours ago

Video: Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge Scores 43 Points In Game 2 Win Over Rockets

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points tonight as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets to leap into a 2-0 series lead in Round 1 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points tonight as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets to leap into a 2-0 series lead....
Blazersedge 14 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets Game 2: LaMarcus Aldridge Blows Away Rockets Again

Dwight Howard brought the first-quarter thunder for the Houston Rockets but Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge brought the rain all night long as the Trail Blazers defeated the Rockets and walked out of Houston with a 2-0 series lead. Ladies and Gentlemen, Blazersedge,com would like to open the recap of...
NBA 13 hours ago
Video: Trail Blazers vs. Rockets: Game 2 Flash Recap

Watch: Trail Blazers vs. Rockets: Game 2 Flash Recap

LaMarcus Aldridge followed up an AMAZING Game 1 performance with 43 points to give the Blazers a 112-105 win and a 2-0 series lead. Visit nba.com/video for more highlights. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the Unit
Patrice Bergeron named Selke Trophy finalist

Patrice Bergeron named Selke Trophy finalist

For the third consecutive season, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has been named a finalist for the Selke Trophy, given annually to "the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game."Bergeron, long known for his exemplary, two-way play, won the award following the 2011-2012 season.The other finalists named by the NHL today are Chicago's Jonathan Toews and LA's Anze Kopitar. Toews won the award last season.
Bruins Insider | Boston Herald 3 hours ago

Patrice Bergeron named a finalist for Selke Award

DETROIT--Not that it's a surprise to anyone who has watched him play over the past few years, but Patrice Bergeron was named one of the three finalists for the Selke Award today along with the Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar and the Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews. The award is given to the game's best defensive...
Big Bad Blog | WEEI 5 hours ago

Patrice Bergeron named Selke Trophy finalist along with Jonathan Toews, Anze Kopitar

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has been named a finalist for the Selke Trophy, awarded to the NHL‘s best defensive forward. The other two finalists are Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks and Anze Kopitar of the Kings. Bergeron won the award in 2012 and finished second behind Toews last season. His case for winning a second Selke [...]
Pats Pulpit 2 hours ago
Patriots Sign LB Josh Hull

Patriots Sign LB Josh Hull

New England added some depth this afternoon by signing former Redskins LB Josh Hull. There was a minor ripple on the Patriots roster front this afternoon, as the team signed former Rams and Redskins linebacker Josh Hull. Hull, 26, was initially drafted by St. Louis in 2013, where he spent three years with the team before moving to Washington last year. Hull is a proficient special teams player and depth linebacker, and will likely be asked (should he make final cuts) to fill the role left by Dane Fletcher after his departure for Tampa Bay earlier this year. If he does end up making the...
Boston Globe 2 hours ago

Patriots Sign Linebacker Josh Hull

The Patriots have signed linebacker Josh Hull, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Anna and Claiborne optioned to AAA

· Signed RHP Bruce Billings to a Major League contract and selected him to the 25-man roster · Recalled RHP Shane Greene from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre · Optioned INF Dean Anna to Scranton/WB · Optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Scranton/WB · Transferred RHP Ivan Nova from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled listThe post Anna and Claiborne optioned to AAA appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Chad Jennings / The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News 51 mins ago

Nova to have surgery on Tuesday

Ivan Nova is going to have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. He will have it in Alabama with Dr. James Andrews.The post Nova to have surgery on Tuesday appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Celtics Today 6 hours ago
Rajon Rondo Latest News, Rumors And Updates

Rajon Rondo Latest News, Rumors And Updates

Ok, just place yourself in Rajon Rondo’s shoes for a sec. Just imagine how he might be feeling at the moment. After spending seven seasons in a legendary franchise like the Boston Celtics, playing alongside future Hall of Famers like Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce and also after winning one championship ring, he now has to live through the tough rebuilding process of his team. Disappointing isn’t it? For sure. So what can he or the team do?Over the course of the past couple of years we’ve heard tons of rumors about a potential Rajon Rondo trade. Some of them might had some...
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Kevin Garnett won't see additional minutes - Kevin Garnett (F/C) Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Garnett will not see more minutes in the playoffs, according to head coach Jason Kidd.
Trail Blazers beat Houston Rockets to take 2-0 series lead: Odds and ends

Trail Blazers beat Houston Rockets to take 2-0 series lead: Odds and ends

Thanks to another incredible individual performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, the Blazers return to Portland with a 2-0 lead over the Rockets in the best-of-seven series.
Pounding The Rock 8 hours ago

GIF Breakdown: Mavericks vs. Spurs Game 2

We'll have a very brief GIF Breakdown of this contest because it was a game that didn't provide us fans with many highlight worthy plays. The first possession for the Spurs resulted in a three for Danny Green, which was something that we didn't see in Game One. Tony Parker drove into the paint and found an open Green in the right corner and the former Tar Heel connected for three. For a brief moment I thought the Spurs we know and love were back. I love watching Timmy work in the post. Here he has Shawn Marion matched up against him and he goes into a spin move only to find that he is...
Straight Outta Vancouver 6 hours ago
Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley wins NBA's Joe Dumars Award for sportsmanship

Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley wins NBA's Joe Dumars Award for sportsmanship

And there was no one surprised. Mike Conley Winner of the 2013-14 Joe Dumars Award for sportsmanship At least no Grizzlies' fans were surprised. We've long known that Mike is one of the nicest, most down-to-earth fellas around the NBA. I don't think I've ever heard a single ill word spoken about Conley other than the fact that he beats everyone in every competitive challenge he's presented. You never see Mike talking ish on the court, and I can count on one hand the number of times he's displayed animated emotion on the basketball court. Number 11 just takes care of business and gives a...

A closer look at Adam LaRoche’s hot start

Adam LaRoche’s game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning in Wednesday’s 5-4 walkoff capped not only another comeback victory but provided another encouraging sign that the Nationals’ cleanup hitter is locked in at the plate and rebounding from last season. LaRoche finished the night with three hits and raised his early-season batting average […]
Green Street | WEEI 2 hours ago

Weekly NBA Draft Watch: Celtics’ mock draft a coin flip

If you’re a Celtics fan, then you know this: Boston has never had lottery luck. This year, the C’€™s tough luck started early. With the lottery still almost a month away, the C’s already lost a coin flip to Utah, breaking the tie for the fourth position. Here’€™s what losing the coin flip means for […]
MetsBlog 7 hours ago

Curtis Granderson gets day off, Bobby Abreu is starting in LF

Bobby Abreu will start in left field and hit sixth during Thursday’s day-game against the Cardinals (Mets on Twitter, Apr. 24). His last major league start was July 25, 2012, for the Dodgers. Curtis Granderson will get the day off, despite ending a career-long hitless streak with a single in the first inning Wednesday night. Granderson is […]
Sacramento Bee 18 mins ago
Texas checking Kouzmanoff back before Beltre move

Texas checking Kouzmanoff back before Beltre move

Texas third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff was scheduled to be evaluated Friday at home by a back specialist before the Rangers have to make a roster move to active Adrian Beltre from the disabled list. Texas Rangers' Pedro Figueroa, left, is walked off the field by trainer Kevin Harmon after hitting Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick with a pitch in the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo of Korea runs the bases after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Dan Straily in the first inning of a baseball game Monday,...
Incentives sweeten Matt Flynn's contract

Incentives sweeten Matt Flynn's contract

Green Bay - Quarterback Matt Flynn's one-year contract with the Green Bay Packers is worth $1.068 million, including $75,000 in guaranteed money.

Shawn Marion delivered, then hustled to be there for the delivery

Shawn Marion’s already incredible night was going to get even better after Wednesday’s 113-92 Dallas Mavericks win over San Antonio when he departed AT&T Center quickly with owner Mark Cuban to hustle out for the birth of Marion’s child. They …

Aldon Smith won’t be charged with felony in LAX case

In the latest news involving Aldon Smith and the legal system, the 49ers troubled All-Pro linebacker won’t be charged with a felony for allegedly making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport on April 13.

Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman is one of Time’s 100 most influential people

Outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2014. The magazine’s annual list hits newsstands Friday, but hit the Internet late Wednesday. Included among Time’s list of influential “pioneers” is Sherman, who burst into the national consciousness Jan. 19 with his impassioned postgame interview after his tipped […]

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