Archive for June, 2016

  • NFL Lays Down the Hammer

    NFL Lays Down the Hammer

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL June 30, 2016 at 10:24 pm 0 comments

    On Thursday, the NFL announced official suspensions for defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and linebacker Rolando McClain of the Dallas Cowboys, defensive end Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets, and former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. Lawrence had his appeal denied and has been suspended for the first four games […]

     
  • Andrew Luck Gets Massive Extension

    Andrew Luck Gets Massive Extension

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL June 29, 2016 at 9:16 pm 0 comments

    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay stuck to his word and secured franchise quarterback Andrew Luck’s long-term future with the organization before the start of the 2016 season, signing him for $140 million over six seasons. The Colts announced Wednesday that Luck has signed an extension through the 2021 season that […]

     
  • Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz Battling Bone Spurs

    Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz Battling Bone Spurs

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB June 28, 2016 at 11:03 pm 0 comments

    New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged the presence of bone spurs in the back of the pitching elbows of Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard but said he expected the duo will continue pitching. Alderson indicated that Matz’s spur is more significant and he will need to have it […]

     
  • Timberwolves Sell Shares to China’s Lizhang Jiang

    Timberwolves Sell Shares to China’s Lizhang Jiang

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA June 27, 2016 at 9:36 pm 0 comments

    Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has sold shares in the team — including to the NBA’s first Chinese minority owner — in a deal that will enable Taylor to remain the franchise’s controlling owner into the future, sources told ESPN.com. Taylor announced last year that he planned to sell 30 […]

     
  • Yankees Agree to Resale Deal With Stubhub

    Yankees Agree to Resale Deal With Stubhub

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB June 26, 2016 at 11:24 pm 0 comments

    The New York Yankees will announce Monday morning that they are transferring their resale business, Yankees Ticket Exchange, to StubHub, which will take over for Ticketmaster as the team’s new fan-to-fan ticket exchange. Financial terms were not available, but the business is believed to be worth more than $100 million […]

     
  • New York Mets Sign Reyes; Promote Nimmo

    New York Mets Sign Reyes; Promote Nimmo

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB June 25, 2016 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

    After much speculation the New York Mets officially announced Saturday that they have signed shortstop Jose Reyes to a minor league contract mere hours after he had become a free agent by being released from the Colorado Rockies. The Mets also announced that they have demoted outfielder Michael Conforto to […]

     
  • NFl Interviews Players Named in PED Report

    NFl Interviews Players Named in PED Report

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL June 24, 2016 at 11:57 pm 0 comments

    Green Bay Packers linebackers Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison will be interviewed by the NFL after they were named in an Al-Jazeera America report linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, according to a letter obtained by ESPN. Adolpho Birch, NFL senior vice president of labor […]

     
  • NBA Trade Grades- Thunder Trade Ibaka

    NBA Trade Grades- Thunder Trade Ibaka

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA June 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    The 2016 NBA Draft will likely go down as one of the duller drafts in recent memory. In spite of much speculation, major deals were few and far between, with most teams seemingly trying (and failing) to avoid drafting players, given the dearth of possible franchise changing prospects available. But […]

     
  • NBA Trade Grades- Derrick Rose to Knicks, Jeff Teague to Pacers

    NBA Trade Grades- Derrick Rose to Knicks, Jeff Teague to Pacers

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA June 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm 0 comments

    The first trades of the NBA offseason are officially in the books on the eve of the 2016 NBA Draft. The Chicago Bulls have traded point guard Derrick Rose, shooting guard Justin Holiday and a 2017 second round pick to the New York Knicks for center Robin Lopez, and guards […]

     
  • Dwight Howard, Others Opt Out With Free Agency Looming

    Dwight Howard, Others Opt Out With Free Agency Looming

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA June 21, 2016 at 11:06 pm 0 comments

    With the NBA Finals over and the Draft set to take place Thursday night, the league’s focus has begun to shift to this year’s free agency period, which begins June 1st. With the salary cap set to expand by more than $20 million over last year’s cap, multiple players began […]