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Greg Bird elects free agency after clearing waivers

First baseman Greg Bird became a free agent Friday after he cleared waivers and refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Bird, who turned 27 on Nov. 9, debuted on Aug. 13, 2015, and hit .261 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs in 46 games. He missed all of 2016 following surgery that Feb. 2 […]

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Anthony Davis, the Lakers and the state of NBA superstar trade demands

When Anthony Davis asked the New Orleans Pelicans to trade him, preferably to the Los Angeles Lakers, it may have seemed like a tough decision. But he had five decades of history to show him how. In 1968, Wilt Chamberlain informed the Philadelphia 76ers that he wanted to be traded to the Lakers. Chamberlain threatened […]

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New York, New York: What we learned from a rare NBA doubleheader

Black Friday offered NBA fans in the Big Apple a rare treat: the chance to take in two games in one day. Between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets playing at Barclays Center on Friday afternoon and the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks squaring off at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, fans could […]

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Source: Patriots kicker Nick Folk sidelined by appendectomy

The New England Patriots will be without veteran kicker Nick Folk for Sunday night’s road game against the Houston Texans after he underwent an appendectomy, a league source confirmed. CLSN Media first reported Folk’s status, which isn’t expected to sideline him much beyond this week. The Patriots are expected to sign veteran kicker Kai Forbath […]

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Falcons see what they have behind Julio Jones in tough loss

The best move Atlanta Falcons made Thursday night was keeping star receiver Julio Jones out of the lineup because of a shoulder injury during a 26-18 loss to the rival New Orleans Saints, a loss sure to incite more chatter of coach Dan Quinn’s hot seat despite an inspired effort by his team to close […]

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Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp: VAR ‘a real problem’ and hurting game

Jurgen Klopp has labelled VAR “a real problem,” saying the system should be helping the game and “not confuse it” following Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa. There were three checks during the match at Villa Park — Trezeguet’s opener stood after being examined for offside, the video assistant referee upheld the linesman’s decision on […]

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Guardiola accuses Mane of diving after Liverpool’s late win at Aston Villa

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has accused Liverpool’s Sadio Mane of diving, ahead of next week’s clash between the Premier League’s top two. Mane was booked for simulation before scoring an injury-time winner in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory at Aston Villa on Saturday.buy nike nfl jerseys cheap City left it late themselves to edge past Southampton […]

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How the Nationals pieced together their Game 1 win over the Astros

Max Scherzer threw 112 pitches in five innings. The only inning he threw fewer than 20 was his final one. Tanner Rainey came out of the bullpen, served up a home run and walked two batters while recording only one out. Daniel Hudson got four outs but gave up three hits and a run. But […]

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Can Houston Astros rebound from Gerrit Cole’s World Series loss?

Do you remember May 22? It was only five months ago. The NBA was in its conference finals. The NHL had just moved to the Stanley Cup Final. The Twitterverse was up in arms about the “Game of Thrones” finale that aired three days before. And Gerrit Cole, Houston Astros pitcher, lost a game. A […]

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76ers’ Tobias Harris donates $1M to 9 charities through ‘community draft’

After agreeing to return to the Philadelphia 76ers as a free agent this summer, Tobias Harris wanted to find a way to make an impact in the city he now will be calling home for the foreseeable future. He wound up creating a unique way to do so, which he unveiled Tuesday afternoon: donating a […]