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The Red Sox agreed to a five-year deal with slugger J.D. Martinez, a source told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. The outfielder can opt out after two seasons. FanRag Sports reports the deal is worth $110 million, with $50 million to be paid over the first two years.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:54 pm
Boston didn't land Giancarlo Stanton or Manny Machado. But the Sox snagged their top offseason target and the power bat they desperately needed.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:46 pm
In simply limiting mound visits, commissioner Rob Manfred didn't drop the hammer by unilaterally implementing pitch clocks. But if players don't want those clocks in 2019 -- and they don't -- they'd better pick up the pace this season.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:41 pm
The four fans ejected from Chicago's United Center for directing racist taunts toward Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly have been banned from attending Blackhawks home games.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:01 pm
The slugging tandem fans have anticipated ever since the Marlins star was traded to the Yankees gave diehard fans in Tampa a glimpse of what's to come.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:18 pm
In a statement released Monday, Fergie said her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Sunday's NBA All-Star Game "didn't strike the intended tone."
Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:08 pm
Liz Swaney earned a spot in the Olympics, but she has not been at all competitive.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:04 pm
Manchester City's dreams of a quadruple were dashed on Monday night as Will Grigg and League One Wigan pulled off a stunning 1-0 upset.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 9:56 pm
Posted: February 19, 2018, 9:55 pm
Rae Carruth wrote a letter to the mother of Cherica Adams and spoke with a Charlotte TV station, accepting responsibility for the 1999 conspiracy to murder Adams and expressing interest in gaining custody of his son upon release from prison.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 8:12 pm
Fergie's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday before the 67th edition of the NBA's annual showcase wasn't particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 7:49 pm
Austin Dillon and his crew celebrated their Daytona win by getting tattoos on their backsides.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 4:21 pm
Rewarding Luis Severino for a breakout season might seem like the easy call, but manager Aaron Boone has a rotation full of alternatives.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 3:57 pm
After each won their semifinal games 5-0, the Americans and Canadians are poised to square off for gold once again.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 3:56 pm
Upending No. 10 Maryland on Sunday for a signature win to finally move it to the right side of the bubble, Minnesota was one of three new teams in Charlie Creme's projected field of 64.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 3:31 pm
Baylor is about as close as you can get to a No. 1 seed without actually being one. But while the Lady Bears' spot at No. 5 overall on the S-curve looks like a lock, which region they end up in is the bigger question.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 3:31 pm
The King is set to be a free agent, and his decision on where to play next season could shake up the NBA once again. We look at the most likely options.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:57 pm
We asked 48 NBA pros to look into the crystal basketball for their free-agency predictions on LeBron, DeMarcus Cousins and more.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:57 pm
Whitehall, New York, population 2,600 (give or take), has a message for American bobsled fans: Keep calm, USA, Codie's driving. And when his event was televised Sunday, the town showed up to support him. Here's a look at the watch party.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:45 pm
Four years after making history, teammates Nick Goepper and Gus Kenworthy both hit rock bottom. But Sunday, after returning to the Olympic men's ski slopestyle final (where Goepper took silver), both know their success in life outweighs any medal.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:36 pm
The Jets' offseason game plan for improving at quarterback is simple: Sign Kirk Cousins -- or else.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:36 pm
If Jones loses patience with Jason Garrett, recent head-coaching hires around the NFL offer a glimpse into what the Cowboys could look for in 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:36 pm
Bridgewater says that as much as he wanted to play, this season challenged him with a different role -- to be there mentally for his teammates.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:34 pm
Team USA and Canada are set for a classic rematch in women's hockey, a wardrobe malfunction struck ice dance and a new Olympic sport was born. All that and more from Day 10 in Pyeongchang.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:34 pm
Real Madrid showed character to fight back vs. Real Betis but they've still got issues. PLUS: VAR debate arises again in Man United's win.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:32 pm
Entering the season, the Golden Knights faced the longest odds of any team just to make the playoffs. Now Vegas is on track to do the unfathomable: finish with the NHL's best record, thanks to its balance, gritty goaltending and "next man up" mentality.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:17 pm
After rushing for 1,024 yards as a true freshman, Cam Akers has his sights set much higher, saying he has plenty of room to improve.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:00 pm
Eleven SEC teams are within striking distance of the tournament, so what's the problem? They're building their resumes and metrics by beating each other.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 1:53 pm
Just when it looked like Kansas' stronghold on the Big 12 was over, the Jayhawks are tied for first heading into a rematch with Oklahoma. Perhaps more importantly, Kansas is up to a No. 1 seed, too.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 1:52 pm
After a down year, the gap only widened between him, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa. But there's a way Bogaerts can relaunch in 2018.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 1:13 pm
Both teams won more than 100 games last season, only to come up short in October. Both now face doing it all over again for another chance at a better ending.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 1:07 pm
Which quarterback should the Vikings tag? Are the Steelers likely to franchise Le'Veon Bell for the second straight year? NFL Nation reporters forecast which teams will (or won't) use the tag, and which players are prime candidates.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 12:52 pm
The Raiders could move on from Marshawn Lynch, Michael Crabtree and more expensive veterans. But should they? Let's pick out five offseason moves to improve each AFC West team.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 12:51 pm
The Americans shut out Finland and are back in the gold-medal game for a third straight Olympics, looking to win their first gold since 1998.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 12:21 pm
A new format gave the All-Star Game a fresh chapter, and LeBron served as the weekend's top character.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 7:08 am
He wins, he loses, he wins. No one really knows what makes Bubba Watson, the Genesis Open champion, tick, and the truth is, he might not, either.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 3:22 am
Earnhardt Nation has been reluctant to embrace Austin Dillon. But even on a miserable anniversary date, Dillon gave Dale Sr. fans a reason to smile.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 3:09 am
After being criticized for using a racial slur in a video for Chinese New Year, Sixers guard JJ Redick offered an explanation in a tweet Sunday evening, writing that his words "came out the wrong way" after he changed his greeting midsentence.
Posted: February 18, 2018, 9:39 pm
Can Houston keep the No. 1 seed away from Golden State? Is Utah's 11-game run for real? Kevin Arnovitz takes the temperature of all 30 teams as the season approaches the playoff push.
Posted: February 18, 2018, 8:53 pm
No, having an emergency appendectomy just days before the opening ceremonies is not the way to start an Olympics. But American bobsledder Justin Olsen shares how he was able to fight through it and return to the track for Team USA.
Posted: February 18, 2018, 6:19 pm
A front-loaded, eight-year deal for $144 million put one of this winter's biggest free agents in a Padres uniform. How could this calculated risk also make sense?
Posted: February 18, 2018, 4:54 pm
Vegas remains No. 1 -- while Tampa Bay and Nashville round out the top three -- but Boston's recent run has shaved the Lightning's lead in the Atlantic Division to just one point.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 3:00 pm
Over the past decade, the Wildcats have become college basketball's most consistent winner. It started with Jay Wright's cultural rebuild and a whole lot of attitude.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 4:00 pm