Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is going to bat for his guys.
In the first inning of Toronto’s 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, Rays starter Chris Archer threw the first pitch of an at-bat behind Jays slugger Jose Bautista, prompting a tense staredown between the two and a warning from home plate umpire Jim Wolf.
After the game, Gibbons called for Archer to be suspended for the incident.
“My issue, I would expect there to be some kind of suspension,” said
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will get all the headlines, but J.J. Redick is another player who may have played his final game in a Clippers uniform.
After the Clippers’ season ended with a Game 7 loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday, the veteran shooting guard had to fight back tears as he addressed the media, per Bill Oram of the Orange County Register.
"I'm just processing emotion right now. I'm not thinking about the future," says J.J. Redick while battling back tears.
Russell Westbrook is still doing what he wants, even in the offseason.
In a post to his Instagram Story on Sunday, Westbrook showed off a new (and quite fitting) “Mr. Triple Double” hat.
Russell Westbrook on Instagram with a new hat. I'm into it. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/TdaxTHPMH7
— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) April 30, 2017
We can probably expect some rational, level-headed responses to this one.
Westbrook’s historic 2016-17 campaign was criticized by many
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers had to face the music after his team’s 104-91 first-round loss in Game 7.
The Clippers spent much of the second half trailing by double digits at home and weren’t competitive despite Rudy Gobert contributing just one point in 14 minutes due to foul trouble. After the team’s third home loss in four games of the series, Rivers took stock ahead of what might be a tumultuous summer in Los Angeles.
Doc Rivers on the Clippers' summer:"I'
Eight teams down and eight teams left. The NBA postseason continues to lurch forward with the intensity of a Russell Westbrook rim run (rest easy, beautiful Brodie), and the Round 2 dinner bell has officially sounded. Advance hither, brethren, for before us awaits an enchanted land of heroes, villains, and robots who bleed antifreeze (hey Kawhi). I hereby present to thee: five key questions for the conference semifinal round.
1. Which versions of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan will we see against
Draymond Green does not want to be compared to past players, particularly Charles Barkley.
The Golden State Warriors forward was asked Sunday if he saw himself as a modern-day Barkley, and he was not having the comparison.
“Hell no,” Green said, via Chris Haynes of ESPN. “I’m the modern-day Draymond Green. F— no.”
Green and Barkley are both tenacious, trash-talking players who overcame a lack of size to be excellent scorers and rebounders, but Green didn̵
Freddie Freeman belted two home runs in the Atlanta Braves’ three-game series against the Brewers over the weekend, including a game-winning blast in the ninth inning Friday night. That did nothing to change his opinion about his least favorite stadium in Major League Baseball.
Freeman has hit just .220 in 17 career games in Milwaukee, but he has performed much better at Miller Park as of late. In his past seven games there, Freeman went 9-for-23 with two doubles, five homers, seven RBIs
Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula is remaining tight-lipped as to why he fired general manager Doug Whaley just a day after the conclusion of the NFL Draft.
Despite his opinion that the draft “went pretty well” and crediting Whaley for leading the draft effort, Pegula abruptly fired Whaley and much of the team’s scouting staff on Sunday morning, saying that the move was part of a “process.”
“We ran a process after the season ended and made the decision at this
Isaiah Thomas’s teammates couldn’t help but offer some commentary regarding his tooth situation Sunday.
Thomas lost a front tooth in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over the Washington Wizards, and though the tooth was ultimately put back into place, there was a brief period where a toothless Thomas led Boston’s charge.
Teammate Kelly Olynyk admitted that it was definitely somewhat distracting.
“I couldn’t even take him serious when he was talking to me,
The Long brothers remain some of the best athletes on Twitter.
Chicago Bears lineman Kyle Long sent a funny tweet on Sunday morning that had to do with Roger Goodell from the NFL Draft.
First, here’s a look at the tweet:
if i wiped a booger on a fan i would be fined my left arm
— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) April 30, 2017
Now if you don’t understand that tweet, watch this video.
Don’t be so sure you won’t be fined for the tweet, Kyle.
More information continues to come out on the Chicago Bears front office, and it does not paint a pretty picture of the organization.
One rival NFL executive from a regular playoff contender told CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora that coach John Fox is “fuming” about being left out of discussions surrounding the Mitchell Trubisky trade, and his relationship with general manager Ryan Pace is “really bad.”
“We don’t know what the hell they were doing,”
Ryan Leaf is in the process of trying to repair his image, and the approach he is taking is clearly one that involves self-reflection.
Leaf, whose life went downhill quickly after he was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, spoke with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” for a feature that aired over the weekend. He also wrote a powerful first-person letter to his younger self for The Players’ Tribune.
Leaf did and said similar things back in 2011, but he ended
The Boston Celtics got off to a rough start against the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday, but no one had a tougher time than Isaiah Thomas — in the dental department at least.
Midway through the first quarter, Thomas had one of his front teeth knocked out. It happened on a play where he was trying to steal the ball from Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. and was elbowed in the face. Thomas calmly picked the tooth up off the floor and soldiered on.
The NFL career of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory appears to be in serious jeopardy, but he has yet to lose the support of his boss.
Over the weekend, TMZ reported that Gregory recently failed yet another drug test, which was supposedly the seventh time he tested positive since declaring for the NFL Draft back in 2015. Gregory is already suspended for the entire 2017 season, yet Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not convinced the 24-year-old is still using drugs.
“I would be very sk
Chad Kelly became Mr. Irrelevant when he was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 253rd overall pick in the NFL Draft, but he may have ended up being Mr. Undrafted Free Agent if not for the support of his uncle.
Kelly, who had his invitation from the NFL Combine rescinded because of off-field issues, is the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. Before the Broncos drafted Chad on Saturday, John Elway called Jim to get his opinion.
“I called his uncle, and he said, ‘He’
The Buffalo Bills announced on Sunday that they have dismissed general manager Doug Whaley. Owners Terry and Kim Pegula said in a statement that the decision was theirs alone and that they are looking forward to hiring their first GM since they took over the team.
Would Scot McCloughan make sense as a replacement? NFL reporter Benjamin Albright said the rumors are already popping up.
Rumor the #Bills looking at Scot McCloughan for a major role after firing their GM and scouts today.
Anthony Joshua is not afraid of anyone.
The heavyweight improved to 19-0 after an impressive win over reigning WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday in London. Joshua dropped Klitschko once in the 5th and then twice more in the 11th before the fight was stopped. He also was knocked down in the 6th.
Joshua has continued his impressive KO streak as he has won all of his fights by KO. He is poised to take on some of the best heavyweights in the world and is willing to fight anyo
Albert Pujols mocked Texas Rangers pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez after Saturday’s 6-3 loss in Arlington.
During the top of the 4th inning, Pujols was facing Yu Darvish with an 0-1 count when the Rangers pitcher buzzed him with a pitch up and in. Pujols ducked out of the way but had words with some in the opposing dugout after his at-bat, including Gonzalez.
After the game, Pujols called Gonzalez “Chi Chi Rodriguez,” who was a famous golfer.
Albert Pujols: "Chi Chi Rodriguez was p
Major changes in the Buffalo Bills’ front office are expected to come, possibly on Sunday, according to a report.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on Saturday that he hears a major shakeup with the Bills could be coming.
Continue to hear a major shake-up of Bills front office is very possible if not probable. Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane top candidate
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 30, 2017
Bills scouts and personnel men told to be in the office in
Jalen Robinette went undrafted this weekend, and a change in the Air Force Academy’s policy had a big reason to do with that.
Robinette is the Air Force’s all-time leader in receiving yards and was projected as a potential mid-round pick. He had been training and preparing for the draft, but then he got some awful news on Thursday night.
The Air Force changed its policy and decided not to allow athletes the chance to defer their two years of active duty to pursue a professional spor
Jim Harbaugh has taken his Michigan Wolverines to Europe for a team building and culturally enriching trip. The experience has been so positive that he would like to do something similar next year.
Harbaugh, whose team is in Rome, told MLive.com’s Nick Baumgardner that he wants to go to South Africa or Brazil next year.
“We’ll get together as a team and decide, but I’d really like to go to Cape Town or Johannesburg,” he said. “One of those two.”