• Las Vegas NHL team to hire Kelly McCrimmon as assistant GM: Report

    The Las Vegas NHL team will reportedly hire Kelly McCrimmon as assistant general manager to help GM George McPhee mold the expansion franchise. McCrimmon, 55, is the head coach, general manager and part owner of the Brandon Wheat Kings. The University of Michigan grad has worked in Brandon, one…

    Puck Daddy22 mins ago
  • Ichiro reminds us he still possesses a strong right arm

    Ichiro Suzuki fell short of making history on Friday night, going 0-for-4 in the Marlins 11-6 loss to the Cardinals. Just ask the Cardinals Kolten Wong. During the third inning, Wong attempted to challenge Ichiro’s arm on a fly ball to medium left field. Unimpressed and possibly insulted, Ichiro…

    Big League Stew33 mins ago
  • DeAndre Hopkins not at Texans camp, displeased over his contract

    The Houston Texans’ two best players are not participating in training camp now. One is the injured J.J. Watt, who is out indefinitely. The other is DeAndre Hopkins, who apparently didn’t report to camp after it appeared initially that he arrived and then left, per ESPN.com.

    Shutdown Corner39 mins ago
  • Daily Dime: Optimal lineup for Saturday's DFS slate

    Julio Teheran gets the call vs. the lowly Philly offense on Saturday.

    Roto Arcade
  • 2016 NFL Preview: Broncos GM John Elway has a big challenge

    Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. The Denver Broncos were a strange Super Bowl champion. The defense will go down among the great championship defenses in NFL…

    Shutdown Corner
  • Tom Brady vs. Gary Bettman, as NHLPA defends Wideman ruling

    The Dennis Wideman case has already produced one odd little connection to Tom Brady. Please recall how in NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s initial ruling, he used the private text messages between Wideman and former teammate Gregory Campbell as evidence that the Calgary Flames defenseman offered…

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  • Nationals turn first-of-its-kind triple play in win against Giants

    The 707th triple play in baseball history marked a series of firsts that are almost impossible to believe. The Washington Nationals were responsible for turning this historic triple play during Friday’s 4-1 win against the Giants. With the game on the line in the eighth inning, they executed a 3-5…

    Big League Stew
    Sat, Jul 30
    4:05 PM EDT
    Washington at San Francisco
    Preview Game
  • Tim Lincecum's comeback couldn't be going any worse

    Despite a mostly encouraging debut on June 18, Tim Lincecum’s comeback bid with the Los Angeles Angels has devolved into a disaster. Honestly, he just doesn’t look like a pitcher who belongs at the big league level, but that’s exactly where the Angels are likely to keep him. Lincecum has…

    Big League Stew
    Sat, Jul 30
    9:05 PM EDT
    Boston at LA Angels
    Preview Game
  • The Warriors are inviting trusted veteran JaVale McGee to camp

    JaVale McGee could bring some levity to Oakland. The Golden State Warriors have a reputation as one of the NBA’s most joyous and watchable teams, but this summer has threatened to make their 2016-17 season deathly serious. The acquisition of Kevin Durant has cast them as villains, to the point…

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Four best landing spots for Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has seemingly been on the trading block for two straight seasons. With Cincinnati now fully committed to rebuilding though, it’s only a matter of time, perhaps even hours, before the veteran slugger dons a new uniform. Interest in Bruce has a lot to do with…

    Big League Stew
  • Adam Silver doesn't love the 1+1 deals signed by LeBron and Durant

    One of the weirdest things about Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors is that he’s not committed to his new club past the 2016-17 season. Durant signed a two-year deal with Golden State that includes a player option on the second season, and no…

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Indians mock Twins with fake scoreboard trade rumor

    The Minnesota Twins left their own fans confused on Thursday when they began scrolling a list of potential deadline trades on their left field scoreboard. SEE? pic.twitter.com/3fRo4ynJlr

    Big League Stew
    Sat, Jul 30
    7:10 PM EDT
    Chi White Sox at Minnesota
    Preview Game
  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Dodgers eyeing blockbuster three-team deal

    The Stew’s Trade Deadline Digest recaps the day in news and rumors as MLB gets closer to the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1. If you missed any of Thursday’s action, we’re here to help you catch up with all the important links and tidbits.

    Big League Stew
    Sat, Jul 30
    9:10 PM EDT
    Arizona at LA Dodgers
    Preview Game
  • How WNBA star Tamika Catchings is flipping the script on the athlete farewell tour

    Derek Jeter earned half a year’s worth of #RE2PECT at ballparks across the country. Nike gave Kobe Bryant his own holiday. Instead, Catchings, a league champion, MVP, 10-time All-Star and five-time Defensive Player of the Year who is going for her fourth Olympic gold medal, is flipping the script.

    The Turnstile
  • Report: Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor's alcohol test negative

    Alphonse Taylor started all 15 games in 2015 (Getty). Taylor was suspended following his DWI arrest earlier in July. According to TideSports.com, while Taylor tested negative for alcohol, he did not do well on his field sobriety tests.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Vin Scully honored by Fleetwood Mac at Dodgers Gala

    Vin Scully appears before the crowd during the Dodgers Gala on Thursday. The stars of Hollywood came together with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night to raise money for two Dodgers’ charities and to celebrate the legendary career of broadcaster Vin Scully. The “blue carpet” event was the…

    Big League Stew
  • What To Watch For Saturday at the PGA Championship

    The PGA Championship has reached its halfway point, and here’s what we know: nothing. 63! Just days after Henrik Stenson shot a 63 to win the British Open and Phil Mickelson just missed a 62, Robert Streb fired a 63 to put himself into a tie for the lead at the PGA Championship. Jimmy Walker Day…

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Phillies battle the Braves in Free Game of the Day

    Vince Velasquez is putting together a constructive sophomore season for the Philadelphia Phillies and could be a target for other teams in trade talks as the trade deadline approaches. Velasquez is 8-2 with a 3.34 ERA heading into Friday night’s start in Atlanta against the Braves. The contest,…

    Big League Stew
    Sat, Jul 30
    7:10 PM EDT
    Philadelphia at Atlanta
    Preview Game
  • Jordan Spieth averts disaster, rules controversy on solid Friday

    Golf’s rules have already altered one of this year’s major championships, and golf bureaucracy may have cost players a shot at making the cut at the PGA Championship, so you can forgive Jordan Spieth for being veeeeery careful with the application of rules on Friday afternoon. Spieth’s tee shot at…

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Martin Truex Jr. qualifies first at Pocono

    It’s Martin Truex Jr.’s second pole of the season (Getty).

    From The Marbles