Damian Lillard recruits Le’Veon Bell to join Raiders in NFL free agency originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Damian Lillard is a four-time NBA All-Star for the Portland Trail Blazers, and he might be the perfect recruiter for the Oakland Raiders.  Lillard, an Oakland native, knows who running back Le’Veon Bell should pickRead More →

We’re not really breaking news here if we tell you Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is good, and that he is a master at draining long-range shots. Curry’s taken that to absurd levels during pregame warmups, hitting shots from all over the court. [Batter up: Join or create aRead More →

Free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel isn’t in any hurry to lower his asking price, reports Jim Bowden of The Athletic. Kimbrel parted ways with the Red Sox last November after declining a one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer, but has yet to find a team willing to meet his alleged six-year,Read More →

Rob Gronkowski‘s cameo at Syracuse-Duke game has Twitter buzzing originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Who needs a beach vacation when you can watch college basketball in central New York? Rob Gronkowski apparently had that same thought, as the New England Patriots tight end showed up to the Carrier Dome in fullRead More →

HAMPTON, Ga. — Jeffrey Earnhardt’s smile was pained. Moments after finishing a career-best sixth in Saturday’s Xfinity race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he couldn’t help but think what might have been after restating on the front row with three laps to go. “It’s a sore career-best, let me tell you,”Read More →

Tiger Woods has taken a conservative approach to playing the Club de Golf Chapultepec in the WGC-Mexico Championship, one that Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee called “a strategy…that he would have to know could not win.” Chamblee made the comment on Golf Central following the third round, when Woods, often hittingRead More →

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A quirk in Houston’s early spring training schedule will force manager A. J. Hinch to use veteran stars such as outfielders George Springer and Michael Brantley earlier than he’d like. Hinch isn’t pleased that his Astros will play split-squad games – at the NewRead More →

Things got off to a promising start for Tiger Woods on Saturday. After finishing Friday just six strokes behind Dustin Johnson, Woods cut into that lead by sinking birdies on his first two holes at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Saturday. [Batter up: Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league forRead More →

Down 14 points in the third quarter of the Philadelphia 76ers’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, Ben Simmons didn’t seem in a good mood when he walked up to the free throw line. And then Jusuf Nurkic started talking. The Blazers center gleefully reacted to Simmons’ firstRead More →

Light heavyweights Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos headlined the first UFC event in the Czech Republic on Saturday in a fight that shook up the 205-pound title picture. Blachowicz entered the bout ranked No. 4 in the division and riding a four-fight winning streak. Santos was ranked in the No.Read More →

Antonio Brown rumors: Patriots still in Steelers‘ “no-trade zone” originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly are doing everything they can to avoid an Antonio Brown revenge game. The Steelers would prefer to trade their All-Pro wide receiver to an NFC team for “competitive reasons,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reportedRead More →

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — For a strange start to spring training, Felix Hernandez seemed satisfied. The former Seattle Mariners ace, trying to regain his status as an elite pitcher, gave up four runs and left after 1 1/3 innings Saturday against the San Diego Padres. Hernandez allowed four hits, butRead More →

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — While the Phillies wait to see whether Bryce Harper will sign with them, a trio of other big names took their first swings for Philadelphia. Catcher J.T. Realmuto, outfielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Jean Segura all started Saturday in a 3-2 spring training loss to theRead More →

There are still a few big name free agents left on the market. Bryce Harper and Craig Kimbrel are still looking for homes. Things have gotten so dire that a report Saturday suggested the 30-year-old Kimbrel could sit out the 2019 season if he doesn’t get the offer he’s lookingRead More →

I’ve long been a defender of Mike Tomlin. But there’s now a growing body of evidence that perhaps the Pittsburgh Steelers head coach should get a good deal of criticism, and that maybe he’s not the great leader of men an NFL coach should be. It may end up costingRead More →

Report: Without a team, ex-Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel may sit out season originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com While not drawing as much attention as the free agent sagas of Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, the fate of closer Craig Kimbrel has been one of baseball’s most curious off-season storylines. InRead More →

Why Draymond Green reportedly switched his representation to Klutch Sports originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com While you might have been sleeping, Warriors forward Draymond Green made news late Friday night by reportedly switching his representation to Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. Paul famously is the agent for NBA superstars LeBron James andRead More →