Why Yankees are a risky bet in key road series vs. Red Sox

Why Yankees are a risky bet in key road series vs. Red Sox

It’s the most important baseball series for weeks: The Yankees visit the Red Sox on Thursday night to start a four-game battle that will loom large over the pennant race even though August has just begun. After this, no heads-up meetings until mid-September — three at the Stadium Sept. 18-20 and three more at Fenway […]

Was Holding on to Bryce Harper the Right Move for the Nationals?

Was Holding on to Bryce Harper the Right Move for the Nationals?

Will they or won’t they? That was the question hanging over the MLB trade deadline as the Nationals mulled moving superstar Bryce Harper. Reports late Monday night from MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes, and the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal all suggested that the team was open to dealing the face of its franchise […]

Dodgers power up at 2B, acquire Twins' Dozier

Dodgers power up at 2B, acquire Twins' Dozier

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to acquire second baseman Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick and multiple reports. The Twins will receive infielder Logan Forsythe and two minor league prospects, according to the New York Post. In a separate trade, the Dodgers acquired right-handed reliever John Axford from the […]

Red Sox acquire Ian Kinsler from Angels to help fill Dustin Pedroia void

Red Sox acquire Ian Kinsler from Angels to help fill Dustin Pedroia void

The Boston Red Sox search for infield insurance has led them to a four-time All-Star and postseason veteran. Late Monday night, the Red Sox acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels in a trade that will help fill the void left by injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia. [Yahoo Fantasy Football leagues are open: Sign up […]

'Roquan who?' Bears rookie contract stalled over helmet rule but Smith will have to get past Nick Kwiatkoski

'Roquan who?' Bears rookie contract stalled over helmet rule but Smith will have to get past Nick Kwiatkoski

NBC Sports Chicago: Not to focus on the negative, but how ironic to think about a Hall of Fame career starting with a demotion. Coaches installed you at strong-side linebacker on draft day, displacing Rosevelt Colvin, but it didn’t work, at all. What was the main problem? BU: “People somehow think that ‘SAM’ is the easiest position, […]

Rooney suffers horror head injury, scores goal in MLS

Rooney suffers horror head injury, scores goal in MLS

Wayne Rooney scored his maiden MLS goal to help DC United beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1. United won for just the second time since May 19 courtesy of an own goal in the 90th minute when Ulises Segura’s cross deflected off Colorado’s Niki Jackson into the net. Rooney, the 32-year-old English star who ranks second […]

Jerry Jones calls Trump's interest in national anthem issue 'problematic.' Trump thanks him anyway.

Jerry Jones calls Trump's interest in national anthem issue 'problematic.' Trump thanks him anyway.

Training camp officially begins when Jerry Jones meets the press. (Gus Ruelas/Associated Press) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remains adamant that players on his team will stand for the national anthem, but said that President Trump’s “interest in what we’re doing is problematic.” That, however, didn’t stop Trump from saluting Jones. As Cowboys players reported […]