Archive for October, 2017

  • John Farrell Will Not Return as Boston Red Sox Manager

    John Farrell Will Not Return as Boston Red Sox Manager

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB October 11, 2017 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

    John Farrell is out as manager of the Boston Red Sox. After steering a relatively young team to the first back-to-back division titles in franchise history but also consecutive first-round playoff knockouts, Farrell was dismissed with one year left on his contract, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski […]

     
  • Adrian Peterson Acquired by Cardinals From Saints

    Adrian Peterson Acquired by Cardinals From Saints

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL October 10, 2017 at 11:19 pm 0 comments

    The Arizona Cardinals got the help they needed in their backfield, trading an undisclosed 2018 draft pick to the New Orleans Saints for running back Adrian Peterson on Tuesday. To make room for Peterson on the roster, the Cardinals released running back Chris Johnson. The Saints will receive a conditional […]

     
  • Joel Embiid Signs 5-Year, $148 Million Extension With 76ers

    Joel Embiid Signs 5-Year, $148 Million Extension With 76ers

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA October 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm 0 comments

    Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has agreed to a five-year, $148 million designated rookie scale maximum contract extension, league sources told ESPN. Embiid, one of the NBA’s most talented and popular young players, has the ability to earn an additional $30 million — bringing the value of the contract to […]

     
  • NBA Thinking About Reseeding Playoff Format

    NBA Thinking About Reseeding Playoff Format

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA October 8, 2017 at 11:07 pm 0 comments

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver acknowledges that the league will “continue to look at” the possibility of reseeding teams 1-16 in the playoffs, regardless of conference affiliation. In the wake of changes to the All-Star Game earlier in the week, in which players will be selected by captains and will be […]

     
  • Connie Hawkins, NBA Hall of Famer, Dies at Age 75

    Connie Hawkins, NBA Hall of Famer, Dies at Age 75

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA October 7, 2017 at 10:58 pm 0 comments

    Connie Hawkins, basketball’s dazzling New York playground legend who soared and swooped his way to the Hall of Fame, has died at 75. His death was announced Saturday by the Phoenix Suns, the team with which he spent his most productive NBA seasons in a career delayed for years by […]

     
  • Edwin Encarnacion Day-to-Day After First Inning Ankle Sprain

    Edwin Encarnacion Day-to-Day After First Inning Ankle Sprain

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB October 6, 2017 at 11:38 pm 0 comments

    Cleveland Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion left Friday’s American League Division Series game against the New York Yankees in the bottom of the first inning with a right ankle sprain. Indians manager Terry Francona was hopeful when he gave an update on Encarnacion’s status after the game, a 13-inning thriller […]

     
  • David Wright Undergoes Back Surgery; Still Hopes to Play Again

    David Wright Undergoes Back Surgery; Still Hopes to Play Again

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB October 5, 2017 at 11:41 pm 0 comments

    New York Mets third baseman David Wright had a laminotomy procedure on his lower back Thursday in Los Angeles, the team announced. The Mets did not give a timetable for Wright’s return to baseball activities. The procedure, which is typically done to alleviate pressure in the back, comes about a […]

     
  • Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia to Start Gms 1 and 2 of ALDS for Yankees

    Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia to Start Gms 1 and 2 of ALDS for Yankees

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB October 4, 2017 at 11:27 pm 0 comments

    The New York Yankees announced that Sonny Gray will start Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians at 7:38 p.m. Thursday at Progressive Field. Trevor Bauer is starting for Cleveland. For Friday’s Game 2, New York will send CC Sabathia to the mound, while the […]

     
  • NBA All-Star Game to Lose East/West Format

    NBA All-Star Game to Lose East/West Format

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA October 3, 2017 at 11:18 pm 0 comments

    The NBA All-Star Game is switching formats this season, as two captains will select the teams without regard to which conferences the players play in, the league announced Tuesday. The players who win the fan vote from each conference will be the captains. There will still be 12 players selected […]

     
  • John Coppolella Resigns as Braves GM Amid MLB Investigation

    John Coppolella Resigns as Braves GM Amid MLB Investigation

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB October 2, 2017 at 11:17 pm 0 comments

    Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella, who oversaw the construction of baseball’s top-rated farm system, was forced to resign Monday after an investigation by Major League Baseball revealed serious rules violations in the international player market. The Braves announced Coppolella’s resignation Monday, citing a “breach of Major League Baseball rules […]