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]

Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott may be close to reaching deal

As the regular season draws closer and the Dallas Cowboys gear up for a critical season, star running back Ezekiel Elliott is reportedly flying home to Dallas and a contract resolution could happen in the near future. According to WFAA’s Mike Leslie, Elliott is flying back from Cabo to Dallas on Saturday and both sides remain optimistic that a new contract extension will be reached soon. Elliott’s holdout began at the… [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]

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott reportedly looking for $40 million a season

Dak Prescott has reportedly turned down an offer from the Dallas Cowboys that would make him one of the top-five highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, not only did Prescott turn down $30 million per year, but he’s seeking $40 million per year instead. I can confirm reports that QB Dak Prescott has, in fact, turned down 30M a year offer and is instead seeking 40M a year per source informed. #Cowboys — Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 12, 2019 But based on what Cowboys executive vice… [Read entire story]

Report: Dak Prescott turned down $30 million per season contract

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Cowboys have spent the offseason deadlocked in contract negotiations with several of their biggest names. Quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott and wide receiver Amari Cooper have all been angling for a long-term contract extension. And they’re playing hardball, particularly Prescott, who has sky-high demands, according to the Atlantic’s Michael Lombardi. Lombardi reported Sunday that he has been told Prescott turned down an offer from the Cowboys that would have paid … [Read entire story]

Tiger Woods withdraws from Northern Trust citing ‘mild’ injury

Image via Zimbio Tiger Woods withdrew from the Northern Trust golf tournament with an oblique injury, according to Dylan Dethier of Golf.com. Tiger Woods has WD'd from the Northern Trust with an oblique strain. — Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) August 9, 2019 The 43-year-old, who came back from spinal fusion surgery in 2017, looked a shadow of the player who won the Masters in April as he carded a first-round 75 at… [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]

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]

Warriors sign Draymond Green to 4-year max contract

Just about a month after they signed Klay Thompson to a max contract, Adrian Wojnarowski reports Golden State has signed All-NBA defender Draymond Green to a four-year, $100 million extension. Image via Zimbio As a result, The Golden State Warriors have their original championship core intact for the next few years. With free agency looming next summer, three-time All-Star Draymond Green has agreed to a four-year, $100M maximum contract extension with Golden State, agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2019 Green was meant to be a free agent… [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]

Indians trade for Yasiel Puig, send Trevor Bauer to Reds

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has been traded to the Cincinnati Reds. He’s part of a deal that sends Yasiel Puig in the opposite direction, and both teams confirmed the news on Wednesday. Trevor Bauer angered Indians manager Terry Francona on Sunday after hurling a baseball over center field in frustration. As a result, he joins the Reds after six years in Cleveland. GOOD MORNING. We… [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]

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]

Cowboys holdout Ezekiel Elliott has not countered latest contract offer

The Dallas Cowboys officially placed star running back Ezekiel Elliott on the did not report list on Friday. This means he’s officially a holdout from the team’s training camp as the back looks for a record-breaking contract extension. In talking about the situation at hand, NFL Media’s Jane Slater notes that Elliott and his camp… [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]

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]

Free-agent J.R. Smith visits with the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks will reportedly host free-agent forward J.R. Smith on Thursday. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on the meeting, noting the “Bucks are searching for a wing shooter and both sides will have an opportunity to sit down.” Smith was released by the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week. The move was a long time coming, but Cleveland held out hope that perhaps Smith might be moved in a trade. When rumblings of his release first started percolating around the NBA, it was thought that Smith would be an ideal candidate to re-join LeBron James… [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]

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: 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]

Odds Makers: Clippers Top Futures Board for 2019-20 NBA Title

The Los Angeles Clippers have moved to the top of the futures board for the 2019-20 NBA championship after acquiring Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The two moves give the Clippers the best duo in the league. Several sportsbooks both online and in Vegas have the Clippers as the +275 favorites with the Los Angeles at +350 a close second. The top five is rounded out by the Milwaukee Bucks at +600, Philadelphia 76ers at +1000 and the Houston Rockets at +1200. The Clippers will have Leonard who just won an NBA title with Toronto after having a superb postseason and … [Read entire story]

Dolphins defender has arm amputated after car crash in Florida

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton was in a car accident that resulted in the amputation of his left arm, according to multiple reports. Norton was in critical condition but expected to live, reported Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Early reports said the accident could end Norton’s football career. Then came more serious reports that said his arm was amputated. Terrible news: #Dolphins DT Kendrick Norton was in a car accident last night and doctors amputated his arm, sources say. Other details are not yet available. But… [Read entire story]

Brooks Koepka Favored to Win Open Championship at Royal Portrush

The Open Championship returns for just the second time to County Antrim, Northern Ireland and Royal Portrush Golf Club for 2019’s final golf major beginning July 18. The last time Royal Portrush hosted the Open Championship was in 1951. Odds makers have made Brooks Koepka the 7 to 1 favorite to win the prestigious event. Rory McIlroy has the second best odds to win at 8 to 1, while Dustin Johnson is 12 to 1, and Justin Rose and Tiger Woods are 14 to 1 to round out the top 5 best odds. The next … [Read entire story]

Former Kentucky QB Jared Lorenzen dies at 38

Former Kentucky standout and NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen has been in the hospital over the past several days battling for his life. Jared Lorenzen was admitted to the hospital Friday evening with cardiac and renal issues while also being on Dialysis. Sadly, Lorenzen’s family announced on Wednesday that he has passed away at the young age of 38. Here is a statement from the family of Jared Lorenzen pic.twitter.com/vTJn2gdNU5 — Matt … [Read entire story]

Willie Cauley-Stein Agrees to Terms with Golden State

NBA sources confirmed multiple reports that free agent Willie Cauley-Stein and the Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms on a free agent contract. As a result, the center will sign with the team. The deal said a source is higher than the minimum salary. Willie Cauley-Stein has played each of his first four seasons… [Read entire story]

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