Archive for December, 2017

  • Jason Kidd, Steve Nash Headline 2018 Hall of Fame Candidates

    Jason Kidd, Steve Nash Headline 2018 Hall of Fame Candidates

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA December 21, 2017 at 11:40 pm 0 comments

    Two of the premier passers in NBA history headline the list of eligible candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Jason Kidd and Steve Nash, who rank second and third in career assists, respectively, are among six former NBA players who are first-time candidates. Kidd, […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Traded From Rays to Giants

    Evan Longoria Traded From Rays to Giants

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 20, 2017 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

    After, seemingly, years of speculation, the Tampa Bay Rays have traded their longtime face-of-the-franchise, Evan Longoria, to the San Francisco Giants for outfielders Denard Span and Christian Arroyo, and pitching prospects Stephen Woods and Matt Krook. Tampa Bay will pay the remainder of Span’s $13 million salary, and will also […]

     
  • 2017 Luxury Tax Fees Levied; Dodgers, Yankees Lead the Pack

    2017 Luxury Tax Fees Levied; Dodgers, Yankees Lead the Pack

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 19, 2017 at 11:23 pm 0 comments

    The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay baseball’s highest luxury tax for the fourth straight year, and the New York Yankees owe a penalty for a 15th consecutive season, streaks that could end as the sport’s biggest spenders slash payroll for 2018. The Dodgers owe $36.2 million, according to final figures […]

     
  • Cole Hamels Donates $9.4 Million Mansion to Charity

    Cole Hamels Donates $9.4 Million Mansion to Charity

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 18, 2017 at 11:45 pm 0 comments

    Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, donated a mansion and 100 acres of land in southwest Missouri to a charity that provides camps for children with special needs and chronic illnesses. The donation of the 32,000-square-foot home to Camp Barnabas was made Friday. It was listed for […]

     
  • Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson to Sell Team Amid Scandal

    Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson to Sell Team Amid Scandal

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 17, 2017 at 11:51 pm 0 comments

    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, amid allegations of workplace misconduct, announced Sunday night in a letter on the team website that he plans to put the NFL team he founded up for sale after the 2017 season. The letter came after Sports Illustrated published a story reporting the Panthers settled […]

     
  • Dodgers Trade Adrian Gonzalez to Braves for Matt Kemp, Tax Relief

    Dodgers Trade Adrian Gonzalez to Braves for Matt Kemp, Tax Relief

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm 0 comments

    The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Matt Kemp to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy, Scott Kazmir and Charlie Culberson, the teams announced Saturday. The Braves, who also received cash considerations in the deal, immediately designated Gonzalez for assignment after the veteran waived his no-trade clause since Atlanta […]

     
  • Carlos Santana Signs Three-Year Deal With Philadelphia Phillies

    Carlos Santana Signs Three-Year Deal With Philadelphia Phillies

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 15, 2017 at 11:32 pm 0 comments

    The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with free agent first baseman Carlos Santana, according to multiple reports. The deal was first reported Friday by FanRag Sports. Santana became the first to reach a deal among the nine free agents who last month rejected $17.4 million […]

     
  • Yankees Lose Four Prospects in 2017 Rule 5 Draft

    Yankees Lose Four Prospects in 2017 Rule 5 Draft

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 14, 2017 at 11:41 pm 0 comments

    The New York Yankees had four players taken from their deep farm system in Thursday’s major league portion of the Rule 5 draft, the most players selected from any team. The only other teams with more than one player taken from their organizations were the Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins. […]

     
  • Marcell Ozuna Traded From Marlins to Cardinals

    Marcell Ozuna Traded From Marlins to Cardinals

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 13, 2017 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

    The disbandment of the Miami Marlins roster continues, as the team has traded All-Star left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. The deal, first reported by SiriusXM, is pending a physical. In return, the Marlins will receive right-handed pitching prospect Sandy […]

     
  • Fan Sues New Orleans Saints Over Anthem Protests

    Fan Sues New Orleans Saints Over Anthem Protests

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 12, 2017 at 11:43 pm 0 comments

    A season-ticket holder has sued the New Orleans Saints, requesting a refund of his ticket costs and attorneys’ fees because of players who kneel before the national anthem at home games and sat during the anthem in a Week 3 road game. The fan, Lee Dragna, claims in his lawsuit […]