American League Preview
WEST 1. Los Angeles Angels Their lineup, which already counts last year’s rookie sensation Mike Trout and future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols among its most-feared hitters, added Josh Hamilton in the offseason. Good luck, AL West pitchers. It’s debatable whether they’re better off with Tommy Hanson, Joe Blanton and Jason Vargas in the rotation instead of Zack Greinke,... » more
Phil Hughes is the latest Yankee bound for the disabled list to start the season, manager Joe Girardi confirmed to reporters Wednesday.
Hughes pitched in his second minor league game yesterday while recovering from a bulging disk in his back that he suffered earlier in spring training. He’s expected to miss his first turn through the rotation and will pitch in a minor league game on Monday.
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The Yankees are baseball’s most valuable team for a 16th consecutive year, while the Mets rank sixth in a survey released by Forbes Wednesday.
The 27-time World Series champion Yankees, owned by the Steinbrenner family, were valued at $2.3 billion, a 24% jump from last year.
They surpassed the Dallas Cowboys, who are worth $2.1 billion, as the most valuable sports team.
The Mets,... » more
Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the eighth time Monday at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., securing his first No. 1 world ranking since October 2010.
Woods takes over for previously top-ranked Rory McIlroy, who had held the spot since August.
Woods finished 13 under for the tournament, two strokes in front of Justin Rose and recorded his third win of the year. He shot a... » more
Aaron Craft hit a last second 3-pointer to send No. 2 Ohio State into the Sweet Sixteen with a 78-75 win over Iowa State Sunday in Dayton, Ohio.
Craft’s shot helped right the ship for the Buckeyes after the Cyclones went on a 13-0 run in the closing minutes to take the lead. Craft took the last two shots, missing the first and then waiting for the clock to wind down before throwing up... » more
The Yankees are on the verge of acquiring outfielder Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to multiple reports.
Wells, 34, is owed $42 million over the next two years. He also has a no-trade clause in his contract, so he would have to accept any move.
Wells’ nameplate was removed from his locker and his belongings were packed at the Angels’ spring training facility... » more
Derek Jeter will likely begin the season on the disabled list, despite his intent to be ready for the April 1 opener, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday.
Cashman told reporters that “reality is beginning to set in,” because Jeter could not play in a minor league game yesteday after taking four at-bats as a DH the day before.
“I don’t anticipate him starting the season... » more
Former Jets running back Shonn Greene has found a new home in Tennessee, but don't expect teammate Chris Johnson to like it.
Johnson, who has been the Titans' primary back since 2009, told the Tennessean on Wednesday that he has "never been a big fan of the two-back system" and is wary of the three-year, $10-million contract Greene signed this offseason.
"I'm not afraid... » more
Upset victories make the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament one of the must-watch sports events every year.
Who can forget Bryce Drew’s incredible shot to lift No. 13 Valparaiso over No. 4 Ole Miss in 1998 or that Kansas was bounced from the first round in 2005 (No. 14 Bucknell) and 2006 (No. 13 Bradley)? Just last year, two No. 15 seeds advanced when Lehigh and Norfolk State stunned Duke... » more
President Barack Obama believes Indiana will emerge from the NCAA Tournament as the national champion, he revealed on SportsCenter.
Obama’s other Final Four picks are Louisville, Florida and Ohio State. He told Andy Katz of ESPN that he thinks, “this is Indiana’s year.”
Obama mostly picked the higher seeds. However, he chose a few upset, including picking the winner of last night’s first-round... » more