• Matt Wisler flirts with no-hitter in win over Diamondbacks

    Atlanta Braves pitcher Matt Wisler couldn’t have asked for a much better return to the majors. The 23-year-old tossed a dominant start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, flirting with a no-hitter in the process. Wisler, who was demoted to Triple-A in late July, returned to the big…

    Big League Stew
    Fri, Aug 26
    9:40 PM EDT
    Cincinnati at Arizona
    Preview Game
  • This week in fantasy: Tony Romo gets hurt, Jeremy Hill shines, and fantasy footballers contend with NFL rule change

    Preseason ball is underway… and so are fantasy drafts. But with buzzy nuggets of news emerging on a daily basis it becomes difficult to keep track of what matters and what doesn’t. In an attempt to streamline managers’ FF experience, each Friday I’ll highlight the biggest headlines and explain how…

    Roto Arcade
  • Jason Kipnis wants no part of Rougned Odor after hard slide

    No matter how well he plays this season, it will be tough for Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor to shake his reputation as the guy who punched Jose Bautista in the face. For all we know, Odor could be the nicest guy in the world. Look no farther than Thursday’s game against the Cleveland…

    Big League Stew
  • Tony Romo leaves Cowboys game with back injury

    The very last thing the Dallas Cowboys wanted to happen happened in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks: Tony Romo got hurt. It happened on just the third play of the game – on second-and-7, Romo took a short drop out of the shotgun, and rookie Ezekiel Elliott put a good…

    Shutdown Corner
    Thu, Aug 25
    Dallas17 - 27Seattle
    Game Recap
  • Giants' Pierre-Paul gets big victory in court, paving way for trial in ESPN, Schefter lawsuit

    A U.S. District court judge on Thursday denied a motion from ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter to dismiss Jason Pierre-Paul’s invasion of privacy lawsuit, paving the way for a potential trial. Cooke will explain her decision in a subsequent written order. Pierre-Paul’s lawsuit stems from a Schefter…

    Shutdown Corner
  • Fowler in contention at Barclays in hopes of earning Ryder Cup berth

    Rickie Fowler shot 4-under 67 at Bethpage Black on Thursday. Rickie Fowler needed the kind of Thursday he had at Bethpage Black, and he needs three more days just like it to potentially earn one of eight automatic spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Fowler opened The Barclays with 4-under 67,…

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Jordan Spieth calls Barclays host Bethpage Black one of the 'toughest courses'

    Jordan Spieth started his FedEx Cup title defense in earnest on Thursday, shooting even-par 71 in his first competitive round at Bethpage Black on Long Island. This is the first time The Black has hosted the playoff curtain-lifter since 2012, before Spieth was a PGA Tour member. After getting a…

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Video: We can all learn something from Billy Butler

    As a person who looks for the positive in most situations, I think we all owe Billy Butler a “thank you” this week. The clash of Butler and Danny Valencia — baseball’s best teammate fight since Jonathan Papelbon choked Bryce Harper — happened simply because Butler didn’t know when to shut his…

    Big League Stew
  • Jarrod Dyson makes history with fantastic catch at Marlins Park

    When Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich clobbered a curveball from Edinson Volquez to deep center in the first inning of Thursday’s contest, he probably felt pretty good about its chances of leaving the yard. The shot may not have been a no-doubt, sure-fire home run, but Yelich had history…

    Big League Stew
    Fri, Aug 26
    7:10 PM EDT
    San Diego at Miami
    Preview Game
  • Podcast: Inside the Dodgers amazing comeback with Yasmani Grandal

    When Clayton Kershaw went on the disabled list in late June, the Los Angeles Dodgers season was supposed to get a lot more stressful. Instead of faltering, Los Angeles has played it’s best baseball of the season. After trailing the San Francisco Giants by six games at the start of July, the…

    Big League Stew
    Fri, Aug 26
    10:10 PM EDT
    Chi Cubs at LA Dodgers
    Preview Game
  • Jared Bednar wants to 'attack' with 'up-tempo' style in Colorado

    Bednar, who was hired Thursday morning, said he likes to push an attack mostly based on speed and pressuring the puck. “I have a style of play I think works in today’s game,” Bednar said in a conference call with reporters. You have to play an up-tempo style.

    Puck Daddy
  • TCU, Auburn, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech make starting QB decisions

    Sean White led Auburn to win over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl. Four more programs — TCU, Auburn Wisconsin and Virginia Tech – announced their starting quarterback decisions Thursday. First, for TCU, Gary Patterson confirmed what had been assumed all offseason: Texas A&M transfer Kenny Hill…

    Dr. Saturday
  • Rio police charge Ryan Lochte with filing false robbery report

    Rio police have charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report stemming from an incident at the Olympic games. Lochte initially said that he and three other teammates were pulled over and held up at gunpoint by individuals claiming to be police officers after leaving a…

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • Texas sends note to Arizona after death of Zach Hemmila (Photo)

    After Arizona lineman Zach Hemmila died earlier this month, the Texas football program reached out to the Wildcats to offer support. Wildcats tight end Josh Kern shared a photo of a handwritten letter and notes from the Longhorns. Arizona spokesman Blair Willis told the Austin American-Statesman…

    Dr. Saturday
  • Dodgers trade A.J. Ellis to Phillies for Carlos Ruiz in puzzling move

    When Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is able to return from the disabled list, he might find an unfamiliar face behind the plate. The Dodgers decided to swap backup catchers with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, acquiring Carlos Ruiz in exchange for A.J. Ellis. Ruiz should be an…

    Big League Stew
    Fri, Aug 26
    7:10 PM EDT
    Philadelphia at NY Mets
    Preview Game
  • Running Back Shuffle Up: David Johnson could rule the world

    Somewhere along the way, I started to hate running backs.

    Roto Arcade
  • Michigan State uses beloved Michigan slogan to troll Wolverines (Photo)

    The phrase “Those who stay will become champions” goes back a long way at the University of Michigan, but that didn’t stop in-state rival Michigan State from using it for some well-orchestrated trolling. In addition to its three conference titles this decade, MSU has won seven of the last eight…

    Dr. Saturday