MLB hot stove: Bryce Harper asking for $350-$360M deal, report says The Phillies are determined to get a deal done with Bryce Harper, but they may have to wait a little longer. Owner John Middleton was determined to get a deal agreed to Saturday, according to a report from USA Today, but it doesn't look like that will happen. Middleton's plane is headed back
Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training The traditionally timeless sport implemented a pitch clock all around major league spring training for the first time Saturday in an attempt to hurry up both pitchers and hitters and keep the modern fan from tuning out the increasingly lengthy games. "I hope it gets the tempo up," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said after the St. Louis Cardinals beat Miami 11-1 in 3 hours, 15 minutes. Baseball has long billed itself as a timeless sport, but as average game times creeped over 3 hours that has become less a badge of honor and more a reason for some young or short-attention-span fans to turn to other forms of entertainment.
Angels' Shohei Ohtani says experiences prepared him for lengthy rehab Word is that Shohei Ohtani is hitting baseballs with the force of an All-Star in midseason form, but the promising reports of his recovery are more rumors than established facts at this point. Ohtani is simultaneously everywhere and nowhere this spring, the ever-present Japanese media a visible reminder
Extra Innings: Adjustments pay off for Astros' Jake Marisnick WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The “small movements” that are making a big difference in Jake Marisnick's swing paid off for the Astros outfielder on Saturday night at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Marisnick, the DH in the Astros Grapefruit League opener against the Nationals on Saturday, hit a
Nats' Scherzer: Pitch clock hurts 'fabric of game' Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- If three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has his way, Major League Baseball's pitch clock will die in the South Florida humidity. "I know as players that's something that MLB is trying to negotiate," the Washington Nationals ace said
Scherzer: Pitch clock messes with 'fabric' of baseball If three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has his way, Major League Baseball's pitch clock will die in the South Florida humidity. ''I know as players that's something that MLB is trying to negotiate,'' the Washington Nationals ace said Saturday night. Having a pitch
NBA Fastbreak: Bad news when a referee becomes the story of the week The NBA has taken rivalries and made them the main event — the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons, the Lakers and whoever they're playing. Scott Foster officiated the Houston Rockets' 111-106 loss to the Lakers on Thursday night, a nationally televised
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Ben Simmons and Jusuf Nurkic begin NBA's newest beef at the free throw line Down 14 points in the third quarter of the Philadelphia 76ers' game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, Ben Simmons didn't seem in a good mood when he walked up to the free throw line. And then Jusuf Nurkic started talking. The Blazers center gleefully reacted to Simmons' first miss at the charity stripe, and then, well Simmons, a career 57.1 percent free throw shooter lost his cool.
Jusuf Nurkic scores 24, Blazers beat Sixers 130-115 Jusuf Nurkic and Enes Kanter took advantage of Joel Embiid's absence. Nurkic scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kanter had 16 and eight, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 130-115 on Saturday. Whoever wakes up first wins,'' Nurkic joked of the 1 p.m. start.
Umude leads Southern past Alabama A&M 59-49 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Sidney Umude scored 18 points with eight rebounds and Richard Lee scored 12 and Southern beat Alabama A&M 59-49 on Saturday night to end a two-game skid.
St. John's holds off Seton Hall, 78-70 Thirty fretful minutes cannot diminish the grit and explosiveness St. John's played with under pressure to earn their 20th win at Madison Square Garden by the score of 78-70, in front of a lively crowd. The Johnnies improve to 78-7 in conference and 20-8 overall, while Seton Hall drops to 7-8 in
Jim Boeheim addresses accidentally killing man in crash Coaching in his first game since hitting and killing 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez with his vehicle on Wednesday, Syracuse Orange coach Jim Boeheim issued a written statement on the accident. "This is something that will be with me for the rest of my life," Boeheim wrote, per Yahoo Sports'
Boeheim: Fatality with me for 'the rest of my life' Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Follow on Twitter SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Jim Boeheim said the fatal accident he was involved in on Wednesday night that resulted in the death of Jorge Jimenez is "something that
Antonio Brown rumors: Patriots still in Steelers' "no-trade zone" Antonio Brown rumors: Patriots still in Steelers' "no-trade zone" originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly are doing everything they can to avoid an Antonio Brown revenge game. The Steelers would prefer to trade their All-Pro wide receiver to an NFC team for "competitive reasons," ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Friday. But if Pittsburgh has to deal with an AFC team, it certainly won't be the Patriots -- New England and the other three AFC North teams are "no-trade zones" for Brown, Fowler reported.
Kyler Murray squashes any idea of football flip-flop Kyler Murray made his decision and he's sticking to it. The Oklahoma quarterback said at a press conference on Saturday it was “obviously hard” to tell the A's he would not be playing baseball, but it hasn't changed his stance on choosing to give the NFL a try. The A's still retain his
Patriots' Devin McCourty reacts to Robert Kraft's solicitation charges: 'Let it play out' Devin McCourty has become the first New England player to publicly react to the criminal charges facing Patriots owner Robert Kraft, urging people to wait and see what happens before commenting further. Kraft was one of 25 men charged on Friday with soliciting another to commit prostitution after an investigation by police in Jupiter into the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. A spokesperson for the 77-year-old said: "We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.
Murray committed to NFL; telling A's 'was tough' Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the Big 12 Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Washington & Lee University Follow on Twitter NORMAN, Okla. -- Former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray said Saturday that while it was "obviously hard" to tell the Oakland Athletics he wouldn't be
Goodell has wide-ranging powers to fine or suspend Kraft NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has wide-ranging powers to discipline teams, coaches, players, and, yes, owners. Pending the completion of police investigations in Florida - and likely a league inquiry as well - Goodell could punish New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for being charged with two counts
NCAA FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Former Oregon QB Braxton Burmeister to transfer to Virginia Tech EUGENE — Former Oregon quarterback Braxton Burmeister will continue his career in the ACC. Burmeister, who entered the NCAA transfer portal six weeks ago, plans to transfer to Virginia Tech, the school announced Saturday. The sophomore was going to be redshirted after appearing in four games for the
Top West Coast RB 'really loved' Clemson visit Clemson played host to one of the top running back prospects on the West Coast this week when Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic four-star Sam Adams visited Tigertown. Adams, the son of former Texas A&M All-American and three-time NFL Pro Bowl defensive tackle Sam Adams, spent around five hours on campus
Jim Boeheim returns to Syracuse bench after fatal accident SYRACUSE, N.Y. - No matter the outcome, Jim Boeheim needed this. Three days after the Hall of Fame coach of the Syracuse Orange struck and killed a pedestrian on a darkened highway that leads out of town, he returned to the bench Saturday night. Boeheim's first public appearance since the Wednesday
Jim Boeheim returns to Syracuse bench after fatal accident No matter the outcome, Jim Boeheim needed this. Three days after the Hall of Fame coach of the Syracuse Orange struck and killed a pedestrian on a darkened highway that leads out of town, he returned to the bench Saturday night. Boeheim's first public appearance since the Wednesday night accident
Kyler Murray sends A's stern warning in reliving controversial decision While the Heisman winner admitted it was “obviously hard” to tell the A's of his plans to ditch them and the diamond for the gridiron full-time, Murray doubled down on his NFL commitment with the combine looming. Murray earlier this winter announced his long-awaited decision to pursue his NFL dream
No. 15 Pitt wrestling outlasts No. 23 Virginia for 20-15 win Pitt's final wrestling dual of the regular season was on Friday night with the No. 15 Panthers traveling to face the No. 23 Virginia Cavaliers. It was another dual that came down to the final bout for Pitt but they ultimately hung on for a 20-15 victory. Big match for Pitt head coach Keith Gavin
Kyler Murray reiterates he's committed to football The biggest question about Kyler Murray might not be his size, but his commitment to football. With baseball still out there as a fallback for Murray, NFL teams interested in him with a high choice want to be sure he's dedicated to playing quarterback. Murray reiterated Saturday that the NFL is his
Blue Jackets, Stars load up ahead of NHL trade deadline Trying to hold on to playoff spots, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars didn't wait for trade-deadline day to make some significant additions. The Blue Jackets made their second trade in two days with the Ottawa Senators by acquiring forward Ryan Dzingel. Also Saturday, the Dallas Stars
What's Next Move For Bruins After Ryan Dzingel Trade To Blue Jackets? The NHL trade deadline is Monday, but some teams already have made some splashes. The first major domino to fall was the Ottawa Senators trading Matt Duchene to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. The two clubs weren't done there however, as Columbus acquired a player Boston reportedly was interested
Trade: Stars land Zuccarello; Rangers get what could be great picks The New York Rangers sent Mats Zuccarello to the Dallas Stars in a fascinating trade on Saturday, and the conditions of that deal will mean that Rangers fans will have incentive to cheer Zuccarello on — even beyond simply liking the guy. And that shouldn't be difficult, because Rangers fans really – justifiably – love the undersized winger. Conditional draft picks are becoming more and more in vogue heading into the 2019 trade deadline, but this situation is especially interesting.
McElhinney stops 24 shots, Hurricanes beat Stars 3-0 Curtis McElhinney made 14 of his 24 saves in the third period for his 10th career shutout, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Saturday. Lucas Wallmark and Justin Faulk scored early in the first two periods to support McElhinney's second shutout of the season and the Hurricanes
Reinhart's hat trick leads Sabres to 5-2 win over Capitals BUFFALO, N.Y. — No one was referring to the Buffalo Sabres as being soft on Saturday. Jeff Skinner remarkably returned a period after a hush fell through the crowd at the sight of Buffalo's leading scorer attempting to crawl off the ice with an injury to his left leg. Sam Reinhart picked up the offensive
Reinhart's hat trick lifts Sabres past Capitals 5-2 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sam Reinhart scored three goals and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a four-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Jack Eichel had two assists in picking up his 66th point — two more than the fourth-year player's career high set last season. Rookie Rasmus