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Madison Bumgarner makes strong trade statement on and off mound


As the MLB trade deadline inches closer, Madison Bumgarner has given himself his own vote of confidence. The 2014 World Series MVP has struggled this season, going 4-7 with a 4.21 ERA, and has failed to stay healthy the past three seasons. The interest Bumgarner has drawn from contenders, which includes the Yankees, and the […]

Yankees vs. Blue Jays: James Paxton will lead Bombers to sweep


Comedian/TV personality John Oliver’s twist on the locals: “As a sports fan in England I knew it’s just not acceptable to come to America and support the Yankees. It’s not OK. By default I was a Mets fan because I knew being a Yankee fan was the wrong thing to do morally. They are the […]

Jimmy Butler NBA free agency: All about the 76ers, Rockets and drama


Jimmy Butler has flown slightly under the radar with fellow forwards Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard grabbing most of the free-agency headlines. However, Butler’s talents are among the best in the league and he will demand a max contract wherever he plays next season. A lengthy injury history and a polarizing nature are the concerns […]

Three unexpected Yankees have real shots to be All-Stars


There are rarely a shortage of pinstripes in the All-Star Game. There were four Yankees last year and five the season before that. They have had fewer than three representatives just once since 1994. That won’t change this year, and that’s no surprise. It’s the players who may be in Cleveland representing the AL East […]

Kevin Kietzman yanked from Kansas City radio after Andy Reid comments


Kansas City radio host Kevin Kietzman has been yanked from the airwaves indefinitely after comments made Monday about Chiefs coach Andy Reid and his family. On Tuesday, Sports Radio 810 WHB announced Kietzman would be kept off the air until the station reviews the matter, as noted in a statement by Union Broadcasting. “We take […]

The ‘MVP’ of the Yankees DJ LeMahieu keeps on raking


DJ LeMahieu didn’t just lead off the bottom of the first with a homer, he also had a third consecutive multi-hit game and extended his streak of getting on base to eight straight plate appearances before a strikeout in the third ended it on Tuesday. After LeMahieu’s offense propelled the Yankees to a 4-3 win […]

How Yankees’ top pick Anthony Volpe fared in pro debut


First-round pick Anthony Volpe made his pro debut with Pulaski in the Rookie League on Tuesday. The 18-year-old shortstop had a single, two walks and made a fielding error against Princeton. He was selected 30th overall earlier this month in the amateur draft out of Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J. The Yankees recalled Stephen Tarpley […]

How J.R. Smith could reunite with LeBron James in Los Angeles


Could a LeBron James-J.R. Smith reunion be in the cards? After Sunday, Smith’s contract becomes fully guaranteed at $15.6 million, so it’s not in the interest of a rebuilding Cleveland Cavliers team to keep the guard at that cost. Smith, who signed his deal before the new collective bargaining agreement was grandfathered in, has a […]

LeBron James is ready to rescue J.R. Smith from NBA purgatory


Could a LeBron James-J.R. Smith reunion be in the cards? After Sunday, Smith’s contract becomes fully guaranteed at $15.6 million, so it’s not in the interest of a rebuilding Cleveland Cavliers team to keep the guard at that cost. Smith, who signed his deal before the new collective bargaining agreement was grandfathered in, has a […]

Wilmer Font drilling Scott Kingery didn’t set off fireworks this time


PHILADELPHIA — The last time bad blood simmered between the Phillies and Mets, they ended the April series tied atop the NL East. With both teams scuffling in their first series since then, Wilmer Font’s fastball up and in to Scott Kingery in the sixth inning of a two-run game Tuesday night didn’t set off […]

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