Many things are known about Josh Hamilton -- far more details of the man's personal life have been made public information than just about any other athlete. We know he's a recovering alcoholic, we know he's devoutly religious, we know he's injury prone, we know he's trying to quit caffeine and we know, when he's on the field, he's one of the best, most...
Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals ended the Boston Bruins' season prematurely in the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. On Tuesday, Zdeno Chara got a chance to get some personal revenge. The Bruins' captain faced Alex Ovechkin and his Dynamo Moscow squad, and the Russian forward bested Big Z again, scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 win. The matchup between...
Kanye West can't feel too great about this.
CINCINNATI -- Hardly able to get a
hit, the San Francisco Giants used a misplayed grounder to prolong
their NL playoff series.
Third baseman Scott Rolen's
two-out error in the 10th inning gave the Giants the go-ahead run
Tuesday night in a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, who couldn't
shake 17 years of home postseason futility.
The Giants avoided a sweep in Game...
It's almost as if Pete Carroll has been building his defense just to stop his former employers. That's how well the Seattle defense matches up with the Patriots' high-powered offense.
Of course, the Seahawks' defense is so well-balanced, you could probably say that for any opponent they're facing. When the Patriots want to run outside, they'll...
NEW YORK -- Mark Sanchez is staying put as the New York Jets' starting quarterback.
Despite struggling again in a
23-17 loss to the Houston Texans, Sanchez is still Rex Ryan's guy -
despite many fans and media suggesting a switch to Tim Tebow could help
the Jets (2-3) get back on track.
"Yeah, no question," the Jets coach said Tuesday without hesitation...
When Mario Williams decided to take his talents to Buffalo
during the most recent offseason, the Houston Texans defense suddenly became
the property of middle linebacker Brian Cushing. Now, the Texans are in the
market for a new owner once again, at least until the end of this season.
The All-Pro linebacker suffered what was determined as an
ACL tear in Monday night...
A reporter indicated USC WR Robert Woods failed his concussion test but was still allowed to re-enter the game against Utah.
David Ortiz underwent shockwave treatment for his Achilles on Monday, following through on a plan that had been in place since August. The Red Sox slugger told WEEI.com's Rob Bradford that he went to Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday to have the procedure done to ease his ailing Achilles, but that it was simply a precautionary measure. "I did it just to make...
NEW ORLEANS -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspensions of Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith on Tuesday for their role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal and reduced penalties for Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove. Vilma will sit out the entire season and Smith's punishment stands at four games. Hargrove, a free agent defensive lineman, will...
At the end of the 2011 season, Felix Doubront was reeling
from an injury-plagued campaign.
Groin and hamstring strains, as well as elbow tightness, sidetracked the
pitcher's ascension to the majors. Upon completing that Triple-A season,
Doubront made it a priority to sharpen up his physique in order to enjoy an
injury-free 2012 season.
One year later, Doubront accomplished...
Ozzie Guillen is vacationing in Spain, awaiting his fate with the Marlins.
After a disappointing season in which the Marlins were supposed to contend and instead spent the bulk of the season at the bottom of the standings, the skipper accepted his share of the blame before bolting overseas.
"It was disappointing for everyone," Guillen said, according to MLB...
HOUSTON -- Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is out for the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.
Cushing was hurt in the second
quarter of the Texans' 23-17 win over the New York Jets on a low block
by guard Matt Slauson. Cushing walked off the field on his own, but
Coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday that Cushing has a torn anterior...
Joe Allen has been named as the Welsh Footballer of the Year for 2012.
Liverpool's No. 24 held off competition from Gareth Bale and former Swansea teammate Ashley Williams to pick up the accolade.
The FAW awards, which are voted by journalists and broadcasters covering the 12 months from October 2011 onwards, were presented in Cardiff on Monday night.
The Jets have already lost their best defensive player and
their best receiving option for the season. Their starting quarterback has been
unbelievably ineffective, and their backup option, while popular, might be even
They surprisingly have one of the worst run defenses in the
NFL, and their 2-3 record is actually better than they deserve. How much
worse can things...
First, the Orioles halted the Yankees' momentum. Now, it's public transportation. When the Yankees attempted to travel from Baltimore to New York on Tuesday via train, there were electrical difficulties. As a result, the team disembarked in Aberdeen, Md. and switched over to buses for the rest of the trip. "Well, I think our guys made the best of it and kind of laughed...
It was almost a clash of comedic titans.
On Saturday, Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy tweeted comedian Jerry Seinfeld and invited him to watch the A's take on the Tigers at Comerica Park.
. @jerryseinfeld I left your name on the pass list if you'd like to visit the A's clubhouse after your show. Looking forward to meeting you!
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32...
Two years after the United States' inspiring run at the FIFA World Cup, the national team is regrouping for 2014, and moving in a different direction.
U.S head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the roster for two upcoming World Cup qualifying games, and that roster did not include a familiar name in American soccer, Jozy Altidore.
According to the Associated Press...
There's a good chance Sandy Alomar Jr. will someday become a major league manager, but it might not happen this offseason. Alomar, who is still under contract with the Indians, anticipates that he'll return to Cleveland to be a part of manager Terry Francona's staff in 2013. "I'm a professional with one more year on my contract," Alomar said in a text...
While talks are scheduled this week between the NHL owners and the locked-out players, each passing day brings a chance of more cancellations. It also, apparently, brings a larger possibility of drastic action on the players' side.
NHLPA president Donald Fehr told the Toronto Star's editorial board that the longer the lockout lasts, the more unhappy the players will be with...
Kevin Faulk was never selected to a Pro Bowl, nor did he ever really make a notable appearance inside the box score on Monday mornings. Even in his best statistical season, Faulk still came up 362 yards shy of the coveted 1,000-yard mark.
But none of that ever really mattered to Faulk.
In 13 years with the Patriots, Faulk was asked to fill a number of roles for what...
Michael Jones came to the United States to work with children, but his life came to an untimely end on Sunday.
Jones was stabbed to death in New York City by unknown assailant around 4:30 a.m, the Associated Press reports.
The 25-year-old native of Liverpool, England was seen reportedly talking with a man before the two started arguing. The killer repeatedly stabbed...
After a search full of twists and turns and full of intrigue until the very end, Boston College has announced the hiring of Brad Bates to be the school's next athletic director.
Bates joins the Eagles after 10 years serving as the athletic director at Miami (Ohio) University, and will now be taking over for Gene DiFilippo, who retired on Sept. 30 after 15 years at the helm for...
The Red Sox put together one of their more disappointing seasons in years, but one person who excelled throughout all of the madness was NESN's Jenny Dell.
Jenny wanted to take some time following the Red Sox' final road trip in New York to show her appreciation for how welcoming everyone in Red Sox Nation has been throughout her first year at NESN. She also...