LATEST STORIES FROM PRO SPORTS DAILY

Blues believe illness hasn't run its course

The Blues are suffering from a wide-spread case of a "bacterial infection," not the flu as reported earlier by the club. The team suited up 20 players for Thursday's 4-1 loss to Vancouver, but eight sat out of Friday's practice, which was scheduled to be a full on-ice workout. While they may not have missed practice because of the illness, the list of those not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hinske turns down Yankees after hitting coach overture

With Chili Davis taking the Red Sox job and the Yankees’ brass deciding Dave Magadan wasn’t a good fit, the Yankees reached out to Eric Hinske to gauge his interest in replacing Kevin Long as hitting coach. However, the former Yankee opted to remain with the Cubs, where he will be the assistant hitting coach after serving as their first base coach this past season. Hinske,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Senators asking fans to wear red

The Ottawa Senators will hold a moment of silence for soldier Nathan Cirillo, who was killed in Wednesday's shootings in the Canadian capital, before Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils. The team also is asking fans to support the military by wearing red and is planning a special anthem presentation along with two other home teams as the Senators play for the first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers recall Gostisbehere from AHL

Philly has summoned the Ghost. On Friday, and in the wake of injuries to Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald, the Flyers recalled promising blueliner Shayne Gostisbehere from AHL Lehigh Valley. Gostisbehere, or “Ghost” as he’s commonly referred to, was the club’s third-round pick (78th overall) at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but rose to prominence for Union College last year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Sanders went from near-Patriot to Broncos weapon

Another week, another Broncos win and -- for Patriots observers -- another head-shaking performance by wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Through seven games as a Bronco, Sanders has 47 catches and four touchdowns. Three of his four touchdowns came in prime time Thursday night against the Chargers, adding to the angst-a-palooza that a dominant Denver win and a brilliant performance...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCoy: Jason Verrett wouldn’t have played if he wasn’t ready

Chargers coach Mike McCoy met the media on Friday and there were more questions about how the team handled a pair of injuries from Thursday night than there were about why they couldn’t handle the Broncos. McCoy was asked about the decision to play cornerback Jason Verrett after he missed last Sunday’s game with an injured shoulder. Verrett left the game after aggravating the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks get Gibson back in goal against Columbus

After a disastrous homecoming to open the season, John Gibson will be back in goal for the Ducks as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. It will be Gibson's first game for the Ducks since allowing all six goals on 39 shots in a 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Oct. 9. Gibson, who left the ice first during Friday's morning skate, got the nod in the season opener...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel: LeBron 'checking in'

Johnny Manziel plans to attend the Cleveland Cavaliers' home opener Thursday against the New York Knicks to support friend LeBron James, who keeps in touch with the Browns quarterback. Manziel is still the Browns' backup to Brian Hoyer, who's led Cleveland to a 3-3 record. "He's done a good job, which I'm thankful for, of kind of checking in on me, making...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

RG III: 'Listening, learning'

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III turned to a historical figure to summarize his approach since suffering a dislocated ankle: Winston Churchill. And what Griffin said he learned was that it was time to listen -- a lot. Griffin spoke with the media for the first time since Sept. 15, a day after hurting his left ankle when he merely said that he'd received good...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gambling blocked at Monmouth Park

A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend. After a wild week of rapid-fire legal filings, Judge Michael Shipp ruled the sports leagues would suffer irreparable harm if thoroughbred track Monmouth Park began...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

BizNasty signs with the Devils (the ones in Wales)

Paul Bissonnette is off to Wales, where he will probably find a good time or two. The Twitter star, and occasional hockey enforcer, has apparently signed on with the Cardiff Devils of the British Elite Ice Hockey League. Bissonnette played for the Devils during the lockout, scoring six times with 13 assists in 10 games.
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos: Banged-up Bolts ‘know how to respond’ to injuries

Given how well the team fared without him last season, Tampa Bay captain Steve Stamkos is more than equipped to discuss his club’s resiliency in the face of adversity. “This team has gone through injuries before,” Stamkos said, per NHL.com. “We know how to respond. For the guys who were here last [season], it was tough. “I think for the most part we’ve done a good job...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott says Lakers may need to trade for point guard

The Lakers have their final preseason game Friday night, hosting the Sacramento Kings, and we’re going to see something that seemed impossible when camp opened but appears headed to become a regular season reality. Ronnie Price will start at the point, and Jeremy Lin will come off the bench. With Steve Nash out through most of the preseason (and now the entire regular season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright underwent elbow surgery to “trim” ligament

Earlier this week the Cardinals insisted there was nothing wrong with Adam Wainwright‘s elbow and he wouldn’t require surgery, but now Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the ace right-hander underwent surgery today to have “a ligament trimmed in his right elbow.” Cardinals management downplayed Wainwright’s injury while the team was still playing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders want to get Maurice Jones-Drew more work

The Raiders signed several veteran free agents this offseason, but haven’t got much return from those investments so far this year. Coach Tony Sparano would like that to change for one member of that crew. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew has 18 carries for 48 yards so far this season and Sparano would like to see both numbers rise in the near future, although he also noted that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

O’Brien: Clowney has “a good shot” at suiting up Sunday

After a six-game absence, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft could be back in the lineup Sunday for Houston. Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) “has a good shot to play on Sunday,” head coach Bill O’Brien said Friday, according to Drew Dougherty of Texans TV. The 21-year-old Clowney suffered a meniscus tear in Houston’s season-opening win vs. Washington...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fox not too concerned about Broncos’ scoreboard operator

In the end, the actions of an exuberant video board operator that caught Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's attention Thursday night were honest mistakes, Broncos coach John Fox said Friday. Following the Broncos' 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers, Manning was critical of some of the in-game entertainment. In one sequence, just after the two-minute warning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cushing on playing Sunday: We’ll see how it goes

Earlier this week, Mike Florio of PFT reported that Texans linebacker Brian Cushing would miss at least one game because of issues with his surgically repaired knee. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said there was “no accuracy to that report” on Thursday, but the linebacker was listed as questionable Friday after missing practice for the third straight day and sounded like there...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints rule out two RBs; Jimmy Graham questionable

The Saints will be down two tailbacks Sunday night vs. Green Bay. According to the injury report, the club has ruled out Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder). Mark Ingram figures to be the Saints’ featured back against the Packers, with Travaris Cadet likely the top pass-catching option out of the backfield.
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James will let fans decide if he returns to the chalk toss

It is still a toss-up as to whether LeBron James will bring his pregame chalk toss ritual back in Cleveland this season. "I may," James said Friday when asked if he has thought about resuming his patented powder poof. "I'm going to let the fans decide and see what they think. If they want me to, I will do it." James said he will seek fan input on social...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez likely to pursue four-year deal after monster season

Tigers star designated hitter Victor Martinez will try to capitalize on a monster season with a four-year deal as a free agent, according to sources. The Tigers will extend the qualifying offer to the switch-hitting Martinez, according to people familair with their plans, but he will decline and try to repat the term he received four years ago from Detroit. The Tigers are thrilled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

With Phillies needing to retool, Cole Hamels could hit trade block

Phillies ace Cole Hamels could hit the trade market this winter, competing teams are saying. Hamels could be dealt, but only for a very steep price, executives on other teams say they've been told. Hamels himself has been told by the Phillies that they would love to keep him but also that it's possible their situation could cause them to have to reconsider that. While the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friedman reiterates Don Mattingly 'will be our manager next season'

Earlier on Friday, the Rays announced manager Joe Maddon had opted out of his contract and is leaving the organization, effective immediately. As soon as that happened, there was speculation he would follow ex-Rays GM Andrew Friedman to the Dodgers. Friedman, now the president of baseball operations in Los Angeles, reiterated on Friday afternoon the team will retain Don Mattingly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers

Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens and will be facing the Rangers for the first time since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a collision with Chris Kreider. The Canadiens lost the series in six games. The Canadiens practised Friday morning in Brossard and coach Michel Therrien wouldn’t confirm the rest of his lineup...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jokipakka to make NHL debut, Stars go back to superline

The Stars on Friday went back to the lines they used Tuesday in a 6-3 win over Vancouver and also practiced Jyrki Jokipakka on the third pair. That means Jokipakka will make his NHL debut tonight, and that the Devils could get a dose of Jamie Benn-Jason Spezza-Tyler Seguin. “We want them to win games,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said when asked if he was trying to make sure all...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Pro Sports Daily
ProSportsDaily
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.