8:55 AM EST, Fri January 30, 2015

'Suge' Knight arrested on suspicion of murder; held on $2-million bail

Notorious former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder after he allegedly ran over two men with his truck following an argument on a film set in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed. He is being held in lieu of $2-million...
Viva El Birdos 1 hour ago

MLB payroll obligations: 2015-2020

A look at each MLB club's salary obligations through 2020 (excluding the Blue Jays). On Thursday, I took a look at whether the St. Louis Cardinals have the payroll flexibility necessary to sign Jason Heyward to a long-term extension. In that post, I included a graphic with the Cardinals' guaranteed salary obligations from 2015 through 2020 that included where St. Louis ranks in MLB in terms of those commitments. A few folks inquired where I got the information for the rankings. The answer, of course, is the indispensable Cot's Baseball Contracts, which is now under the Baseball Prospectus...

Suge Knight suspected of killing one, injuring another with his truck

Notorious former rap music mogul Suge Knight is suspected of running two men over in his truck Thursday afternoon after an argument on a film set in Compton.
MetsBlog 21 hours ago

White Sox DFA power-hitting OF Dayan Viciedo

White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo has been designated for assignment (MLBTR, Jan. 29). The White Sox have 10 days to either trade him, outright release him or have him accept a minor-league assignment. In the event a team …
philly.com 9 hours ago

Phillies sign veteran RHP Billingsley to 1-year deal

Chad Billingsley spent 8 years with the Dodgers, but missed most of the last two seasons with elbow trouble.

Giants designate Chris Dominguez for assignment

The strong-armed, dinger-blessed, contact-bereft infielder/outfielder was removed from the roster to make room for Ryan Vogelsong. The Giants signed Ryan Vogelsong last week, but they had a full 40-man roster. The other cleat dropped on Thursday, and infielder/outfielder Chris Dominguez was designated for assignment and removed from the roster. The move comes the same week that Dominguez was named the best infield arm in the organization, but there's a strong chance that the 28-year-old clears waivers and returns to the Giants. Dominguez is a career .278/.312/.446 hitter in just over 1,200...

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh selected as reserves for NBA All-Star Game

In the view of Eastern Conference coaches, the Miami Heat still have a Big Two. Because of that, guard Dwyane Wade and center Chris Bosh received invitations Thursday to the Feb. 15 NBA All-Star Game at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 14 hours ago

Report: Ojeda out at SNY

NEW YORK -- Bobby Ojeda will not return to SNY as an in-studio analyst for the 2015 season, the Daily News reported. Ex-Met Nelson Figueroa reportedly is a prime candidate to succeed Ojeda.

Reliever Neal Cotts agrees to 1-year deal with Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers filled one need in their bullpen Thursday by reaching an agreement on a one-year, $3 million deal with free-agent left-hander Neal Cotts.

More National League Rumors & News

Families plead for lives of Islamic State hostages as swap hopes fade

A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot passed with no sign of whether the two men were still alive.
New York Post 10 hours ago

Bob Ojeda denied raise, bolts SNY after 6 years

Bob Ojeda won’t be returning to the Mets’ pregame and postgame studio shows on SNY, an industry source confirmed Thursday. The outspoken former pitcher was seeking a raise in new...

Rap mogul Suge Knight involved in fatal hit-run on California movie set, authorities say

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident involving music mogul Suge Knight late Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Keystone pipeline wins Senate vote in victory for GOP, Mitch McConnell

After weeks of unusually robust debate, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation to expedite construction of the massive Keystone XL pipeline, brushing aside President Obama’s threat to veto the measure.

Phillies sign RHP Billingsley

The Phillies added a low-risk candidate in an attempt to improve their pitching depth, agreeing to a one-year deal with former Dodger Chad Billingsley.
philly.com 12 hours ago

Phillies sign veteran pitcher Billingsley

Many of the Phillies offseason moves, via trade and free agency, have addressed starting pitching. They added another arm to the mix Thursday when they signed veteran righthander Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

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