March 2018 archive

Mar 17

The 49ers met with Sherman on Saturday and wanted to make sure he is healing well from a torn Achilles in his right foot and a bone spur in his left.


He said he’d be forever grateful to former coach Mike Shanahan for drafting him, three rounds after they selected quarterback Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick. “At the time many people saw his selection as foolish,” Cousins said. “Time proved otherwise and taught me that there are no guarantees in this business — …

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Mar 15

MLB trade news: Pirates acquire Corey Dickerson from Rays


The Pirates acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson on Thursday from the Rays. Dickerson had been designated for assignment by Tampa Bay earlier this month despite hitting 27 home runs with 62 RBIs last season. Dickerson also had a solid .282/.325/.490 slash line, which helped him become a 2017 AL All-Star. This team is better than the …

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Mar 13

Red Sox finally announce J.D. Martinez signing


Some tricky language in the five-year, $110 million deal and a final physical held up the signing since it was first reported Feb. 19. Martinez arrived at Boston’s spring training facility last Wednesday, so the wait for an official announcement had Boston fans biting their fingernails hoping the exam came back clean. That’s what Ohtani, …

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Mar 12

Richard Sherman ‘s free-agency tour began with the San Francisco 49ers , and it won’t extend beyond the Bay Area.


The veteran cornerback has agreed to a three-year deal with the 49ers worth $39 million (including a $5 million signing bonus), NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The team confirmed the move Sunday. Sherman was released by the Seattle Seahawks earlier in the week after the team decided it wanted to give the veteran an …

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Mar 08

Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Lonzo Ball highlight NBA Rising Stars rosters


Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Lonzo Ball headline the NBA Rising Stars rosters announced Wednesday night. The game will feature the same format as the previous three years with 10 of the league’s best rookies or second-year players from the U.S. taking on 10 from across the globe. The Sixers and Lakers each have three …

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Mar 07

Brewers manager on Ryan Braun at first base: Still at start of process


AJ Mass: In a points league, I don’t think there’s as much urgency to grab most of these starters at this proposed point of the draft. In a vacuum, at least from a pure value standpoint, relative to hitters, the entirety of this SP sextet probably can wait a minimum of five more rounds before …

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Mar 03

In 2018, McCaffrey will try to end the Panthers’ drought without a 1,000-yard rusher.


Carolina hasn’t had one since 2009, when both Williams and Stewart broke 1,000 yards. That’s the longest active drought by a team in the NFL, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The additional cap space could help the Panthers re-sign All-Pro left guard Andrew Norwell and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. While Hurney said it was …

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