Archive for July, 2017

  • Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich Retires After 11 Seasons

    Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich Retires After 11 Seasons

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL July 30, 2017 at 11:51 pm 0 comments

    New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich, who has been absent from training camp for what coach Bill Belichick described as personal reasons, announced his NFL retirement Sunday afternoon. Ninkovich, 33, has been considering retirement in recent seasons. He entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft choice of the New […]

     
  • New MLB CBA to Penalize High-Payroll Teams With Lowered Draft Picks

    New MLB CBA to Penalize High-Payroll Teams With Lowered Draft Picks

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB July 29, 2017 at 11:24 pm 0 comments

    Major League Baseball’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement contains a previously unknown detail that could potentially affect teams that spend heavily, Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper writes. In addition to the luxury tax, the CBA includes two surcharge thresholds that could cost big spenders extra money and that could even lower their […]

     
  • Mets Acquire Closer AJ Ramos From Miami Marlins

    Mets Acquire Closer AJ Ramos From Miami Marlins

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB July 28, 2017 at 11:50 pm 0 comments

    The New York Mets have acquired reliever AJ Ramos from the Miami Marlins for a pair of prospects: Class A pitcher Merandy Gonzalez and outfielder Ricardo Cespedes. New York is seeking stability in a bullpen that has been a mess since the loss of Jeurys Familia, who served a domestic […]

     
  • New York Mets Trade Lucas Duda to Tampa Bay Rays

    New York Mets Trade Lucas Duda to Tampa Bay Rays

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB July 27, 2017 at 11:46 pm 0 comments

    The out-of-contention New York Mets started their veteran dispersal by trading first baseman Lucas Duda to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league pitcher Drew Smith. The Rays are taking on all of Duda’s salary, about $2.5 million, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Rays manager Kevin Cash said Duda is […]

     
  • Colorado Rockies Acquire Pat Neshek From Philadelphia Phillies

    Colorado Rockies Acquire Pat Neshek From Philadelphia Phillies

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB July 26, 2017 at 11:57 pm 0 comments

    The Philadelphia Phillies have traded right-handed reliever Pat Neshek and cash to the Colorado Rockies for a trio of minor leaguers. Neshek will be counted on to bolster the Rockies’ bullpen as the team looks to hold onto a National League wild-card spot. Colorado holds a 4 1/2-game lead over […]

     
  • Allen Crabbe Traded From Portland Trail Blazers to Brooklyn Nets

    Allen Crabbe Traded From Portland Trail Blazers to Brooklyn Nets

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA July 25, 2017 at 11:36 pm 0 comments

    The Portland Trail Blazers are trading guard Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told ESPN. Brooklyn signed Crabbe to a four-year, $75 million offer sheet a year ago. Portland matched the sheet and, under league rules, needed to wait one full year to include Crabbe into a deal […]

     
  • Lucky Whitehead Cut by Dallas Cowboys

    Lucky Whitehead Cut by Dallas Cowboys

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL July 24, 2017 at 11:14 pm 0 comments

    The Dallas Cowboys released wide receiver Lucky Whitehead on Monday, hours after the team learned that he was charged with larceny after a shoplifting arrest and then failed to appear for a court hearing earlier this month, resulting in another charge. According to the Prince William County Police Department, Whitehead […]

     
  • Boston Red Sox Recall Top Prospect Rafael Devers

    Boston Red Sox Recall Top Prospect Rafael Devers

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB July 23, 2017 at 11:42 pm 0 comments

    The Red Sox will promote third base prospect Rafael Devers, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced to the Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato and other reporters. Devers will join the team in Seattle tomorrow and make his Major League debut on Tuesday when the Red Sox face the Mariners. Rumors […]

     
  • Chris Weidman Submits Kelvin Gastelum For 1st Win Since 2015

    Chris Weidman Submits Kelvin Gastelum For 1st Win Since 2015

    Mike Aglialoro, MMA, UFC July 22, 2017 at 11:57 pm 0 comments

    With his back against the wall, former UFC champion Chris Weidman delivered an outstanding performance in front of a hometown crowd Saturday night in Long Island. Weidman (14-3) submitted Kelvin Gastelum via arm-triangle at 3:45 of the third round in their middleweight main event at UFC Fight Night. It was […]

     
  • John Wall Signs Four Year, $170M Extension With Wizards

    John Wall Signs Four Year, $170M Extension With Wizards

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA July 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    The Washington Wizards and All-Star point guard John Wall have agreed to a four-year, $170 million extension, a league source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal, first reported by TNT, begins in 2019, the source said. It includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker. Wall, 26, […]