Chris Sale Not Expected to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Boston Red sox lefthander Chris Sale will not play for the remainder of the season due to an elbow injury. The issue is in his left Elbow. A second opinion made by Dr. James Andrews that confirmed a prior diagnosis of inflammation. However, it is expected that Sale will not need Tommy John surgery. On Monday, Chris Sale met with Andrews in Florida. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection, said… [Read entire story]

Ohio State Buckeyes Favored to Win Big Ten

Ohio State may have lost its head coach and star quarterback. However, odds makers are backing the Buckeyes to win the Big Ten conference title in 2019. Odds makers have the Buckeyes as the +105 favorite, followed by Michigan at +225. Penn State is +1000, while Wisconsin is +1450 and Nebraska is +1500. The second five includes Michigan State at +1800, Iowa +2500, Northwestern +2800, Purdue +3500 and Minnesota +5000. The longshots include Indiana at +7500, Maryland +7500, Illinois +22500 and Rutgers +50000. Want… [Read entire story]

Patriots’ Josh Gordon Eligible for Regular Season Following Reinstatement

The NFL announced on Friday that wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated on a conditional basis. The New England Patriots player is able to rejoin the team on Sunday. As well as that, he is eligible to play during the regular season. The wide receiver was suspended by the NFL on December 30 after violating his previous reinstatement terms. Gordon tested positive under the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Josh Gordon filed last week for reinstatement. The sole discretion on the reinstatement status of Gordon was held by NFL commissioner Roger… [Read entire story]

Nick Foles Not Likely to See Action Against Eagles

Nick Foles is not likely to play on Thursday against his former teammates. On Tuesday, the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars Doug Marrone said as much. He insisted that he was not playing many starters when the Jags play Philadelphia on Thursday. Nick Foles has not been officially ruled out. Although, Marrone did say he did not want his starting quarterback to play … [Read entire story]

Quarterback Josh Johnson Signs with 13th NFL Team

Veteran quarterback Josh Johnson signed with the Detroit Lions to compete for the backup quarterback role behind starter Matthew Stafford. The 33-year old quarterback last season played with the Washington Redskins. During the season, he started three games completing 52 passes for 590 yards, 3 TDs and 4 interceptions. Johnson was drafted in 2008 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round and has bounced around the NFL throughout his playing career. Signing with Detroit marks the 13th different NFL team Johnson has played for. Johnson’s … [Read entire story]

Bills Acquire Offensive Tackle Ryan Bates from Eagles

On Friday, the Buffalo Bills traded DE Eli Harold to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for OT Ryan Bates. The trade was announced by both teams Friday evening. Just a day after two offensive linemen for Buffalo sustained injuries in their preseason opener versus Indianapolis. This offseason, Ryan Bates signed as an undrafted free agent with the Eagles. He did so after playing his final… [Read entire story]

Bo Bichette Sets MLB Record with Double in Ninth Straight

Bo Bichette can hit. The 21-year old rookie for the Toronto Blue Jays does not even have 50 at-bats in the majors but is already in the record books. Bo Bichette is the son of former Colorado Rockies player Dante Bichette. He set his record on Thursday night at home in a loss to the New York Yankees when he doubled in his ninth straight game. Thursday’s game was just the 11th of Bichette’s career in the majors. Want $250 to bet on… [Read entire story]

Yankees Break MLB Home Run Mark Versus Orioles

The New York Yankees are doing a job on the Baltimore Orioles his season. On Wednesday at Camden Yards, the Yankees hit five more home runs off Baltimore pitching in their 14-2 win. The Yankees now have hit 53 home runs against the Orioles. As well as that, they broke the Major League Baseball record for most homers by a team against one opponent during in a single season. Want $250 to bet on MLB? Sign up now! The 49th home run, which broke the record, came during the fifth off the bat of Gio Urshela. The two-run shot… [Read entire story]

Cowboys Defensive End Robert Quinn Fractures Hand

Preseason has been declared over for defensive end Robert Quinn of the Dallas Cowboys before it really even began. The defensive end fractured his left hand on Tuesday during one of the defense’s pass rush drills. Cowboys’ executive vice president Stephen Jones told the media he expected Robert Quinn to play in… [Read entire story]

Jets Acquire Alex Lewis from Ravens for OL Depth

The New York Jets continued to address the deficiencies in their offensive line when they acquired Baltimore Ravens guard Alex Lewis on Monday for a seventh-round draft pick. Both teams announced the trade, which will be finalized following a physical. On Monday morning Lewis announced the Ravens would be releasing him, but the team later found a taker prior to needing to place the offensive lineman on waivers. The Jets, who hold the No. 3 waiver priority, which is based upon last year’s record, evidently thought the chance existed… [Read entire story]

Milwaukee Bucks Have Best Odds to Reach the Postseason

The Milwaukee Bucks top the list with the best odds to reach the playoffs in the 2019-20 NBA regular season, Milwaukee is -5000 to play in the postseason. At the opposite end of the list the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies have the longest odds of playing in the postseason. Following the Bucks on the futures board for making the postseason are the Philadelphia 76ers at -4000, Los Angeles Clippers at -2500, Utah Jazz at -1600, and Houston Rockets at… [Read entire story]

Jon Gruden Disappointed Antonio Brown is Missing Practices

On Friday, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown missed another day of practice. Head coach Jon Gruden admitted his frustration is growing over the amount of missed practice by the star receiver. Especially considering it is early in his first training camp with the Raiders. Jon Gruden told reporters he thinks everyone is disappointed. He added that Brown is disappointed as well because everyone wants the party to start and have Brown on the practice field because he is such a big part of our… [Read entire story]

Ryan Kalil Returns to Play Center with Jets

Former Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil has unretired. The New York Jets confirmed it when they announced they had reached an agreement with the player. The signing of Ryan Kalil addresses what many football pundits had considered a weakness on the Jets offensive line. The deal agreed to by Kalil and the Jets is for one year and $8.4 million and includes substantial incentives. Last season with Carolina, Kalil earned $7.5 million. Want $250 to bet on NFL futures? Sign… [Read entire story]

Houston Astros Co-Favorites to Win World Series After Acquiring Greinke

Of all the moves made on Wednesday’s trade deadline, the biggest was pulled off by the Houston Astros. Houston acquired Arizona Diamondbacks’ veteran right-hander Zack Greinke in exchange for four prospects. Greinke becomes part of the Astros rotation with Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Greinke this season with Arizona is 10-4 with an ERA of 2.90 across 23 starts. Over his 16-year career in MLB, Greinke is 197-122 with an ERA of 3.36. Greinke pitched Wednesday for Arizona against the Yankees, striking out seven over five innings. However, he left the park… [Read entire story]

Odds Makers: Jay Gruden Tops List of NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat

According to bookies, Jay Gruden is under pressure in Washington. The Redskins coach needs a quick start to the season. Several head coaches will open their first season with a new team when the NFL regular season kicks off. Coaches are hired and fired on a regular basis in the NFL. Ahead of the 2019 season, oddsmakers have updated odds on what NFL coach will be the first to go. Topping that list is Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. Jay Gruden is at +300 to be the first to be given… [Read entire story]

Cowboys Sign Alfred Morris with Elliott Holding Out

The Dallas Cowboys announced on Monday night they would sign veteran running back Alfred Morris due to Ezekiel Elliott holding out for a new contract extension. Sources said that Elliott was on his way to Cabo as the team held its first practice in pads on Tuesday. While suspended during 2017, … [Read entire story]

Mike Daniels Signed with Detroit Lions Because of Coach Patricia

On Sunday, defensive tackle Mike Daniels told the media that 13 teams had been in touch with him after the Green Bay Packers released him, but it was the Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia that convinced him to join the Lions after just saying hello. Daniels, when asked the reason he signed with Detroit, said it was coach Patricia. The defensive tackle called Patricia a genius. Adding that Patricia understands the … [Read entire story]

Gurley and Kupp Ready to Open Training Camp with Rams

Los Angeles Rams star running back Todd Gurley and wide receiver Cooper Kupp are set to take part in the team’s Saturday practice that opens their 2019 training camp at UC Irvine. Gurley has not taken part in any football activities since Los Angeles lost Super Bowl LIII 13-3 to New England in February. Nevertheless, the running back was a regular presence throughout the … [Read entire story]

Cam Newton Makes Deep Passes During First Day of Training Camp

When the 2018 season was concluding, Cam Newton admitted he could not throw a ball more than 30 yards. Cam Newton was struggling because of soreness in his right shoulder. That is why two 40-plus yards completions during the first day of training camp were a good sign. They were shoots of recovery for the nine-year quarterback of the Carolina Panthers. Panthers’ quarterbacks coach Scott Turner called Newton healthy and ready to play adding that his QB looked good. Want $250 to bet… [Read entire story]

Source: Kevin Byard Becomes Highest-Paid NFL Safety

On Wednesday, safety Kevin Byard and the Tennessee Titans agreed to a contract. The deal is for five years and $70.5 million and includes guarantees of $31 million said an NFL source. The deal makes Byard the highest-paid safety ever to play in the NFL with an average salary of $14.1 million per season. Byard starts his fourth season in the NFL after being drafted in 2016 by Tennessee in the third round with the 64th overall pick. Since being drafted, Byard has played in all of Tennessee’s 48 games, including… [Read entire story]

Quarterbacks Top Futures Board for 2019 Heisman Trophy

The 2019-20 college football regular season kicks off in one month and odds makers have updated their Heisman Trophy futures boards with two quarterbacks expected to battle for the prestigious award. While Clemson Tigers QB Trevor Lawrence won the 2019 college football national title against Alabama Crimson Tide signal caller Tua Tagovailoa, it is Tua that is the early favorite to win the Heisman Trophy this December. The Alabama quarterback is the +250 favorite, while Lawrence has the second best odds at +275. Three more quarterbacks round out the top five best odds with Ohio State’s Justin Fields at +900, Oklahoma’s Jalen… [Read entire story]

Astros Rookie Yordan Alvarez Sets RBI Record

On Monday, Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez hit a home run and drove in two runs in an 11-1 victory over American League West rival the Oakland A’s. The rookie became the first player to accumulate 35 RBIs in just his first 30 games in the majors since runs batted in were considered an official stat beginning in 1920. Alvarez, who is 22, passed the 34 RBIs that Albert Pujols had during his first 30 games in 2001 while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. Through his interpreter, Alvarez said he was grateful to have set the record. Want $250 to bet on MLB? Sign… [Read entire story]

Brandon Woodruff Strains Oblique, Nationals Zimmerman Hurts Foot

Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff will go a couple of weeks without playing. Woodruff will be placed on the team’s injured list after the All-Star hurler strained his left oblique. He was injured on Sunday while pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks. During the fourth inning, Woodruff grimaced in pain after throwing a pitch to Arizona’s Tim Locasto. As a result, Brewers trainer immediately raced to the mound with Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell. Want $250 to bet on MLB? Sign up here! Following a short discussion, Woodruff walked off the mound and into the dugout. Following the game… [Read entire story]

Bucks Sign Korver to One-Year Deal

Free-agent Kyle Korver and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a one-year contract for $2.6 million said the guard’s agent Jeff Schwartz. Korver had difficulty deciding between signing with Milwaukee or the Philadelphia 76ers, but his relationship with Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was a big part in his final decision to sign with the… [Read entire story]

Alabama Favored to Win Another SEC Title

Over the last 10 seasons, the Alabama Crimson Tide has won six SEC championships and odds makers believe the Tide will win the conference title again in 2019. However, do not expect the Tide to run away and hide, last season four other teams in the SEC won 10 or more games. Sportsbooks have Alabama as the -165 favorite with the Georgia Bulldogs next up at +280 followed by the Florida Gators (+1200), LSU Tigers (+1400) and Auburn Tigers (+2500) rounding out the top 5 best odds. The second five includes the Kentucky Wildcats, Texas A&M Aggies and Mississippi… [Read entire story]

Falcons and Linebacker Deion Jones Reach Deal

The Atlanta Falcons and star LB Deion Jones reached an agreement on an extension for four years and $57 million through the end of the 2023 season. The deal includes a guaranteed amount of $34 million for the star linebacker. Jones, who was drafted in the second round out of LSU, led Atlanta in tackles during the 2016 and 2017 seasons and is considered to be the NFL’s top coverage linebacker. The extension comes following the Falcons signing of defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. The deal with Jarrett was for four years and $68 million that included guaranteed money of $38 million. With Jones … [Read entire story]

Minnesota Vikings RB Roc Thomas Handed Three-Game Suspension

The NFL has handed down a three-game suspension to Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas. The suspension will be for the first three games of the 2019 regular season. Roc Thomas is being penalized for violating the league’s policy on substances of abuse. Thomas forfeits his salary for the three games he is suspended. Roc Thomas (23)… [Read entire story]

Ezekiel Elliott Favored to Win NFL Rushing Title

Ezekiel Elliott is set to pick up where he left off last year. The NFL has become a passing league over the last 10 seasons. Looking back to the 2008 NFL regular season, five teams rushed the ball on over 50% of their snaps with 25 of the 32 teams rushing the ball at least 40% of their snaps. Fast forward to last season, and Seattle was the only NFL team that ran over… [Read entire story]

Philadelphia Eagles Favored to win NFC East

The NFC East is expected to be a battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins battling for third and fourth place. Sportsbooks have the Eagles as the -105 favorites, while the Cowboys are +140, the Redskins +900 and the Giants +1200. Want $250 to bet on NFL futures? Sign up now! Philadelphia Eagles The chances of the Eagles … [Read entire story]

Max Kepler Hits Five Straight Home Runs off Trevor Bauer

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler loves to face Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer. Kepler hit home runs in his first two at bats Saturday against the Indians starter giving the outfielder five home runs in five straight at-bats versus the hard-throwing right-hander. Kepler hit three home runs off Bauer on June 6 and drew one walk. The outfielder hit a fourth home run in as many at-bats with a leadoff blast on Saturday then hits another off Bauer in the second … [Read entire story]

Sources: OKC Russell Westbrook to Houston for Paul and Picks

On Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to trade their triple-double king Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. There, he will reunite with former teammate James Harden, said league sources. In exchange, Houston will send veteran guard Chris Paul. Additionally, they will send a pair of protected first-round draft picks and two pick swaps to Oklahoma City. Want $250 to bet on NBA futures? Sign up here! Houston is reuniting two former guards who began their NBA careers together in … [Read entire story]

Sources: Oklahoma City Trades Westbrook to Houston for Paul and Picks

On Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to trade their triple-double king Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets where he will reunite with former teammate James Harden, said league sources. In exchange, Houston will send veteran guard Chris Paul, a pair of protected first-round draft picks and two pick swaps to Oklahoma City, league sources added. … [Read entire story]

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