Wade Davis

Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 225
Bat: R
Throw: R
College: None
Birth Place: Lake Wales, Florida
Draft: 2004 3rd round by the
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday

    Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday: SOCCER World Cup playoff draw Italy face Sweden ZURICH - Four-times world champions Italy will play Sweden in their two-legged playoff for a place in next year's World Cup in Russia. Northern Ireland face

  • Kings off to best five-game start in franchise history with win against Islanders

    The mojo between Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown has reached a point where they can combine for a goal even though neither actually put the puck in the net. Midway through the first period Sunday, Kopitar executed what seemed like a called shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E: Through the defender’s legs, off another defender’s stick and between the goalie’s legs. His intended pass to a driving Brown unfolded in that exact pattern against the New York Islanders. It was an instant snapshot of the Kings through five games. Brown and Kopitar have scored eight of the Kings’ 16 goals, and they combined for a great defensive play that led to the game-winning short-handed goal in a 3-2 win at Staples Center. “I

    Los Angeles Times
  • Why are baseball players allowed to eat and spit all game long?

    Enough with whether the Yankees can come back, or if the Cubs have another World Series in them. The real question this baseball playoff season for viewers is: Why is it still OK for players to spit constantly? No matter the team or the player, you’re guaranteed to see dozens of spit takes during any given broadcast. In a highly unscientific viewing survey by this fan, players, coaches and managers spit an average of once every 30 seconds. Clearly this disgusting custom goes back to the days of chewing tobacco, when the best mouths of a generation were destroyed by chew and pouches. Tobacco has been marginalized by the MLB, but kids emulate their heroes and now every angel-headed hipster with

    New York Post
  • Cubs' World Series ring taken off auction site, scout no longer with organization

    An authentic Cubs World Series ring has been removed from an online auction, and the scout who tried to sell it is no longer with the team. The Sun-Times first reported that auction site Lelands.com cooperated with the Cubs in taking the ring down about two weeks before bidding was set to close. Team spokesman Julian Green told the Tribune via email Sunday night, "We appreciate Lelands' cooperation in removing a ring that was not authorized for sale per the contract with associates." Cubs employees who are not players or coaches were required to sign an agreement to offer the ring back to the team for $1 before trying to sell it elsewhere. Green added, "We have identified the scout who no longer

    Chicago Tribune
  • Keep track of the MLB postseason, one game at a time

    The 2017 MLB playoffs are here, with 10 teams providing us several storylines to watch this October, from the wild card games all the way through the World Series. We had three 100-win teams — the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and Houston Astros — for just the sixth time in major league history and the first time since 2003. There were a trio of great turnaround stories as well. The Minnesota Twins had the worst record in baseball in 2016 with 103 losses, but this year they’re in the postseason as the second American League Wild Card, the first team ever to make the playoffs one year after losing 100 games. In the National League, the Arizona Diamondbacks rebounded from a 93-loss campaign

    SB Nation
  • Young fan is overcome with joy to see Todd Gurley play [Video]

    Todd Gurley has a huge young fan. In a video posted to social media, Kathryn Langley shared the moment she surprised her 7-year-old son Griff with tickets to the Rams and Jaguars game in Jacksonville, Fla. “What would you think if we watched Todd Gurley go play football today?” mom asked. “But they’re in L.A.” Griff said. “No they’re not, they’re playing Jacksonville!” mom said. Griff, a Gurley fan since he watched the running back star at Georgia, broke into tears upon realizing a three-hour car ride from Statesboro, Ga., would result in watching Gurley play at EverBank Field. The Rams running back provided plenty of highlights in a 27-17 victory over the Jaguars, rushing for 116 yards in 23

    Los Angeles Times
  • Sabres pull away late to beat Ducks, 3-1

    Chad Johnson made 25 saves, Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night. Justin Bailey and Johan Larsson also scored for Buffalo, which got its first win in six games this season. Chris Wagner had a tying goal in the second period for Anaheim, and John Gibson stopped 28 shots for the Ducks. Bailey scored 1:26 into his first regular-season game. Gibson made the initial save on a shot by Larsson but couldn't cover the puck. Bailey swooped in as Gibson dove across the crease during a scramble and sent a backhand shot under the goalie's chest. Gibson started despite leaving after the first period against Colorado on

    Los Angeles Times