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Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested for DWI after an early Friday morning traffic stop that, according to authorities, was equal parts dangerous and embarrassing. [Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now] Take it away, Dallas
"It's going to be crazy," Raisman said. As watchers of the Olympics observed over the past few weeks, Raisman, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian, and Laurie Hernandez are each other's consummate fans. "We have to be close," Raisman, who served as the team's captain in both 2012 and 2016, explained.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Megan Rapinoe, one of the most senior players on the U.S. women's soccer team, has criticized Hope Solo's disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics. Solo called the Swedes "a bunch of cowards" for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion U.S. team. Rapinoe told NBC Sports on Thursday she was "really disappointed" about Solo's comments. "Let's inspire, let's be badass, let's be fierce, let's be competitive. But we're gracious and we're humble, and we play the game a certain way, whether we win or lose," Rapinoe said. "And we've been on the winning side quite a bit, and when we find ourselves
This is one of those deals where you could’ve just read the headline and had the whole story, but the handbook says I have to put something in this space, so here we are. In other news, back-to-back posts with the names “Benintendi” and “Rzepczynski” is kind of fun. OK, fine. The deal with Benintendi is that he sprained his knee while running the bases in last night’s win over the Rays. He had an MRI on the knee but the results are not yet known. Chris Young will see the bulk of Benintendi’s playing time in the outfield. Infielder Marco Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill the roster spot. Benintendi is hitting .324/.365/.485 with a homer and ten RBI in 21 games.
A fan fell into the New York Yankees dugout during their victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, landing on the dugout steps before being corralled by law enforcement. The incident happened midway through the Yankees' 5-0 win. Manager Joe Girardi said the fan appeared intoxicated and fell into a part of the dugout where no players were at that moment. "It kind of freaked me out, actually," Girardi said. "I think he tried to jump in, but he was probably not even in a state to be walking." Girardi said the fan fell twice, landing on his ribs at first then going down again when he tried to stand. The fan was escorted from the stadium by two members of law enforcement. "Let's just say he
Geno Smith is still No. 2 for the New York Jets. After previously being vague about the situation a few days ago, coach Todd Bowles said Smith will play after starter Ryan Fitzpatrick in the preseason game against the Giants on Saturday night. "You always prepare the same way," Smith said after practice Wednesday. "It's really no different. I'm just continuing to work hard." There had been some uncertainty about the pecking order of the backups after Bryce Petty had a good performance and Smith struggled against Washington. On Sunday, Bowles wouldn't say for sure what the rotation of the quarterbacks would be this week. He did say then that he was clear about the four quarterbacks on the roster,
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. On the field,
Would you ditch your living room and potluck-style fantasy draft party for a restaurant booth? American Express' Spending & Saving Tracker predicted more than 74 million Americans would participate in a fantasy football league last year, and put their expected spending at around $4.6 billion. "Fantasy football is essentially ['Dungeon and Dragons'] meets sports gambling," said Ken Tisch, a 28-year-old who participates in a league based in Washington.
The Jazz plan to waive Kendall Marshall. In a deal constructed around salary-cap maneuvering, the Philadelphia 76ers sent guard Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for center Tibor Pleiss, two second-round picks and cash. The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed Saturday, league sources told The Vertical.
Team Canada’s World Cup of Hockey brain trust is hopeful the team won’t be further altered due to player injury heading into the September tournament. On Tuesday, San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture replaced Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn (abdominal surgery) at forward and then on Wednesday, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (knee) was replaced by St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester. General manager Doug Armstrong said the team had been in contact with both players during the offseason and was not caught off guard by their decisions to not participate.
Lewis Hamilton has taken another fresh power unit ahead of the second Formula 1 practice session in Belgium on Friday, causing his grid penalty to rise to 30 places. Hamilton confirmed on Thursday that he would be taking a grid penalty at Spa for exceeding the number of permitted engine components for the season. The F1 drivers’ championship leader was forced to make unplanned changes earlier in the year due to issues on his power unit, making a grid drop inevitable later in the season. Mercedes confirmed on Friday morning that Hamilton had taken a fresh power unit for first practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, before taking the decision to take another new one for FP2 in the afternoon. Hamilton
Bradley Beal isn’t the only player bothering John Wall. James Harden – who’s earning a lot of money from the Rockets and adidas – is drawing the ire of the Wizards point guard. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer: One league source familiar with Wall’s state of mind simply put it this way: “Wall’s got jealousy issues. He’s always upset with someone who makes more money than him.” A front office executive tells The Ringer that Wall was “rankled” after Harden signed a four-year, $118 million extension with the Rockets. O’Connor also pointed out this line from Nick DePaula of Yahoo Sports on Wall rejected adidas’ offer: “He wanted Harden money,” a source told The Vertical. I wonder how Wall feels about
The trade of a light-hitting backup catcher is normally about as inconsequential as it gets. The trade of A.J. Ellis by the Dodgers to the Phillies, however, is anything but that. Indeed, it may be the public manifestation of long-simmering, well, maybe “feud” is too strong a word, but a definite butting of heads between the team’s front office and its best player. While almost all of the clubhouse drama in Los Angeles has surrounded a talented but aggravating corner outfielder currently toiling in the minors, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times wrote last night that the Ellis trade could very well be seen as the front office’s shot across Clayton Kershaw‘s bow: Kershaw’s preference of Ellis
Warlords of Draenor, World of Warcraft’s fifth expansion pack, was met with buzz and approval of fans and critics alike when it released in November 2014. I was one of those critics, laying effusive praise (and an extremely high score to match) at the expansion’s feet in my review. It wasn’t just player and critical feedback, either. That love for the expansion showed in subscriber numbers, which crested over 10 million once more for the first time in years. But then something happened. I stopped playing three or four months after Warlords of Draenor released. And I was far from alone. In the summer of 2015, World of Warcraft’s subscriber numbers hit a nine-year low, dropping from over 10 million
Tommy Dee | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram Say what you want about Phil Jackson, but when the time comes around to tell it like it is you can count on him to be transparent. In the latest edition of the Jackson Chronicles written by his friend Charlie Rosen on Today's Fast Break, Jackson talks about a tough decision he had to face when trading former center Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks in 2014. "One of the first deals I engineered when I came back to New York was to trade Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to Dallas for Shane Larkin, Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, Samuel Dalembert, plus a second-round pick that the Mavs owed to the Celtics," Jackson said. "In talking with
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 mouth. Billy Butler and Danny Valencia share a high-five and not fists during a recent game.
Tom Coughlin’s resignation from the New York Giants was an awkward affair. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the out-of-work Coughlin joins two other prominent newcomers to the influential committee. Along with John Elway and Bruce Arians, former NYG HC Tom Coughlin also has been added to NFL's competition committee, per source.
The University of Vermont women's basketball team canceled its Dec. 28 game at North Carolina over that state's controversial HB2 law, the Vermont athletic department announced. The contract, which Schulman emailed Wednesday night to the Burlington Free Press, called for Vermont to receive $17,500 for the trip Chapel Hill as well as expenses covering 12 hotel rooms and three meals for the Catamount travel party. Vermont becomes the second program to cancel a game in North Carolina over the law enacted earlier this year, joining fellow America East member Albany, which canceled a November men's basketball game at Duke.
Two weeks after Patrick Roy abruptly resigned, the Colorado Avalanche have found their next head coach. After spending the last two seasons as a head coach in the AHL, Jared Bednar will get his shot at the NHL as he will be the one to replace Roy behind the Avalanche bench. “After profiling the type of coach I wanted for our team and going through an interview process with several good candidates, I believe that Jared Bednar is the best person to lead this team behind the bench,” said Avalanche EVP and GM Joe Sakic in a statement.
Mario Balotelli could soon have a new home, according to the BBC’s Phil McNulty. The mercurial Italian striker, 26, has one league goal in each of his last two seasons (spent between Liverpool and AC Milan). Jurgen Klopp is ready for Balotelli to find a home away from Anfield and McNulty says that place could be OGC Nice, where he’d join newly-signed ex-Bayern man Dante. Balotelli also had talks with Sion in Switzerland, according to the report. The striker was a blazing hot commodity after scoring 17 goals for Manchester City in 2011-12, and again after netting 18 for AC Milan in 2013-14. Balotelli has 13 goals in 33 caps for Italy, but hasn’t appeared for the national team since 2014.
Kasey Kahne was blunt when talking about his struggles on Wednesday. Kahne’s contract with Hendrick Motorsports runs through 2018 and said that if he’s not competitive by the end of his deal, then it’s time to move on. Byron, who has won five races in the Camping World Truck Series this season, signed a contract with Hendrick Motorsports last week.
Orioles closer Zach Britton had appeared in a major league record 43 consecutive games without allowing an earned run, spanning May 5 to August 22. That streak came to an end on Wednesday evening against the Nationals. The Orioles entered the bottom of the ninth inning holding a 10-3 lead, but reliever Parker Bridwell immediately found himself in hot water. He yielded back-to-back singles to Danny Espinosa and Clint Robinson. He was able to strike out Trea Turner, but walked Jayson Werth to load the bases. Daniel Murphy then crushed his first career grand slam to make it a 10-7 game. That prompted manager Buck Showalter to bring in Britton. Britton, too, was knocked around. He served up a single
The players successfully headed a soccer ball to all 25 teammates in the locker room without letting it touch the ground. All: Good morning, America. That was Syracuse university men's soccer team. Heads up, people. You won't believe the stupt they're
Mets outfielder Alejandro De Aza went 2 for 4 with a home run and a career-high five RBIs in a 10-6 win over the Cardinals on Thursday at Busch Stadium. De Aza hit a two-run single in the fourth inning to give the Mets a 3-0 lead, then blew the game open one inning later with a three-run home run off Adam Wainwright (9-8) to make it 7-0. "Anything that can help the team win, it feels great," De Aza said after the game. "It's fun to do that now, and every time you can. Every time you hit a home run, it's fun." De Aza's second multi-hit game of the month helped the Mets draw within 3 1/2 games of the Cardinals for the second Wils Card spot with 35 games to play. "This and every game is important,"