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Dodgers prospect Alex Verdugo hits homer off of outfielder's head

This is a different kind of heads-up play. Alex Verdugo, one of the Dodgers’ top prospects on their Oklahoma City Triple-A affiliate, caught a break with his latest home run on Tuesday night. The center fielder smacked a ball to deep right in the bottom of the eighth inning. It didn’t have enough on it […]

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Addison Reed still a valuable trade chip for Mets after struggles

SAN DIEGO — It had been 25 straight appearances since Addison Reed had given up a home run. The Mets’ de facto closer had been dominant over the past two months, but in the final 10 days before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, the club’s best asset to trade wavered in his last two […]

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Derrick Rose's tumultuous time with Knicks a failed experiment

On a surface that includes just the boxscores and highlight packages, Phil Jackson’s acquisition of Derrick Rose wouldn’t hold up as the debilitating blunder it represents. Rose’s 64 games were more than most expected on those fragile legs. He averaged more points at a higher shooting percentage than in any season following his knee surgery […]

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Jordan Montgomery shuts down Reds as Yankees hang on for 4-2 win

Todd Frazier, the Toms River, New Jersey Little League star, made his home debut in pinstripes Tuesday in the Yankees’ 4-2 win, but Frazier did not get off to a rousing start after he grounded into a triple play in the bottom of the second inning, his first at-bat as a Yankee in the Bronx. […]

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Mayweather-McGregor fight to be shown in select movie theaters

Get your popcorn ready. After a promotional tour that drew the ire of many due to its raunchy nature and racist and homophobic comments, the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight has evolved from being a circus act and is instead heading Hollywood. In a joint venture between Mayweather Promotions and Fathom Events, the highly anticipated […]

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VIDEO: Todd Frazier grounds into triple play in first home at-bat

Todd Frazier made his Yankee Stadium debut on Tuesday against Cincinnati, his first home game in pinstripes since being acquired in a trade between the White Sox and Yankees last week. But Frazier’s first at-bat in the Bronx ended in bizarre fashion. With the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom second, Frazier hit […]

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Nets acquire Allen Crabbe in trade with Trail Blazers

The Nets have finally landed their target. A year after attempting to sign Allen Crabbe before the Blazers matched Brooklyn’s four-year, $ 75 million offer sheet, the Nets have agreed to a trade with the Blazers to acquire the 25-year-old shooting guard, the team announced Tuesday. Andrew Nicholson will reportedly be headed to the Blazers […]

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Amed Rosario and Gleyber Torres ranked among Top 3 prospects

The Mets and Yankees both possess some of baseball’s most intriguing prospects, according to the midseason Top 100 Prospects list from MLB.com. Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (No. 2) and Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres (No. 3) slot in behind White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada, the game’s top prospect who made his MLB debut earlier this […]

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99% of ex-NFL players who donated brain for study suffered CTE

New findings from a study on the crippling brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which is linked to individuals who sustain repeated blows to the head or who are subject to repetitive brain trauma, showed that nearly every former NFL player’s brain examined during research revealed evidence of CTE. The findings released Tuesday were part […]

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Lucky Whitehead has all charges dropped day after Cowboys cut him

A day after Lucky Whitehead was released by the Cowboys, the wide receiver had his arrest warrant rescinded — police now say they had the wrong guy. And Whitehead feels “blindsided” by his former team for not letting him clear his name. News broke Monday that there was a warrant issued for Whitehead’s arrest for […]

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