Mets sign Jose Bautista, cut last weekend by Braves

NEW YORK (AP) Former home run champ Jose Bautista is getting another chance to show he still has pop, this time with the New York Mets. Needing an extra outfielder, and preferably one who can tag left-handed pitchers, the Mets signed Bautista and immediately put him in the starting lineup Tuesday night against Miami. Bautista […]

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s Game 4 against the Houston Rockets.

The Golden State Warriors have upgraded forward Andre Iguodala‘s status from doubtful to questionable for Tuesday’s Game 4 against the Houston Rockets. Iguodala bruised his left leg when he banged knees with James Harden in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday night. The bruise is slightly below the knee. The Warriors say […]

Favre says he went to rehab 3 times to fight addictions

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his career to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol. Favre told Sports Illustrated he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during the 1995 season in Green Bay. The former Packers star said […]

Rangers’ Cole Hamels talks Yankees, no-trade clause and more in fascinating Q & A

Anyway, because Hamels figures to be an option, I hung out for an hour in the Rangers’ clubhouse with three other Yankees beat writers on Monday hoping for an interview. Hamels showed up about 15 minutes before Rangers pitchers had to be on the field for their pre-game stretch, and surprisingly, he granted us a […]

LeBron James scores 44, makes NBA history as Cavs even series vs. Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today’s game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he’ll get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at […]

2018 NHL Playoffs: Lightning-Capitals Game 6 recap and analysis

Braden Holtby was sensational in earning the shutout. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Eastern Conference finals: Game 6 Washington Capitals 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 Series: Tied 3-3 Next game: Wednesday, Capital One Arena, 8 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN • The story: The physical Capitals punished the Lightning with an impassioned effort in a must-have Game 6. […]

QB Johnson transferring from Clemson after 1 season

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Hunter Johnson, one of the top quarterback prospects of the 2017 recruiting class, is leaving Clemson after one season. Johnson announced his decision through the school Monday. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback from Brownsburg, Indiana was ranked the No. 1 high-school pocket passer last year by ESPN. However, Johnson was seemingly caught between […]

No, Tom Brady doesn’t need the Patriots’ OTAs

I’m really not sure what purpose OTAs serve. I guess they’re a chance for coaches to do some kind of work with players. I do know that they’re all wearing shorts when it happens, something I can definitely relate to, but I’m not sure the value of working in shorts is the same for a […]

Jordan Hicks, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. among the MLB’s youth surge

There’s a theoretical limit on the human arm, a point at which a ligament or muscle or tendon or bone will combust under the stress and strain of throwing a baseball. So long as that exists only in the abstract, there is always the possibility of seeing something like 43,560 fans did Sunday in St. […]

Golden State Warriors obliterate Houston Rockets due to Stephen Curry and defense

OAKLAND, Calif. — If you’re new to the Golden State Warriors and find yourself in the hallway leading to the court at Oracle Arena about 90 minutes before game time, the chance of getting run over by two-time MVP Stephen Curry as he sprints out for his pregame shooting drills is actually quite high. This […]

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