July 4, 2012 |
Danielle Scott-Arruda was included on the 12-player roster for the U.S. women's volleyball team that will play in London. The 39-year-old Scott-Arruda is the first U.S. volleyball player, male or female, to make five Olympic teams. The U.S. women's team is ranked No. 1 in the world going into the London Games. Tarmoh makes team Jeneba Tarmoh made the U.S. track and field team for the London Olympics, joining Allyson Felix, Tyson Gay, and Justin Gatlin on the 127-athlete roster.
July 28, 2013 |
William Powell's stint with the Eagles never truly started, as the running back the Eagles claimed off waivers on Wednesday failed his physical and was waived on Friday. Meanwhile, punter Brad Wing and running back Matthew Tucker were activated from the non-football injury list after passing their conditioning tests. Powell, who was the third-leading rusher with the Cardinals last season, was unlikely to make the roster. But he was at least expected to compete, although that never even happened.
September 3, 2014 |
ATLANTA - It's difficult to conjure up excitement when you enter September in last place with the very real possibility of reaching 90 losses before the end of the month. But the Phillies will follow a combined no-hitter on the first day of the season's final month by bringing their top prospect up to the big leagues. Maikel Franco was added to the big-league roster after the Phillies' 7-0 no-hit win over the Braves at Turner Field yesterday. Franco will join five other September call-ups, pitchers Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Luis Garcia, catcher Cameron Rupp, infielder Cesar Hernandez and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. Mike Adams also will join the team; he was activated off the disabled list.
August 12, 2014 |
PLAYERS WHO can be pretty sure they're going to make the Eagles' 53-man roster for the start of the regular season: LeSean McCoy. Nick Foles. Jason Peters. Trent Cole. David Molk. Yes, David Molk. The guy wearing Danny Watkins' old No. 63 jersey became the Birds' backup center when Julian Vandervelde underwent back surgery late last week. Starter Jason Kelce and Molk now are the only centers on the team, though one probably will be added, given that two is a really small number on a 90-man training-camp roster.
February 26, 2012 |
Inviting a player whose reputation is that of an unselfish defensive specialist to the NBA All-Star Game is a little like inviting a house painter to exhibit at the Louvre, but when the spotlights shine in Orlando tonight, Andre Iguodala will take his low-wattage game onto the court and join his more gaudy contemporaries. This is the first all-star selection for the 76ers swingman who is in his eighth NBA season. That's a long gestation for a top 10 draft pick, but most of Iguodala's career with the Sixers came at a time the franchise drifted into the shadows and, whether his fault or not, Iguodala's presence couldn't prevent that slide.
January 26, 2014
The Phillies and Ben Revere agreed on a one-year, $1.95 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration. He was the team's final unsigned arbitration-eligible player. Revere, 25, will play center field for the Phillies in 2014 after an injury-shortened 2013 season. He hit .305 with a .691 OPS, which was impressive, given a horrific April that relegated him to the bench for almost a week. The Phillies want to see improvement in Revere's defense, which was heralded upon his arrival, but shaky in reality.
April 6, 2012 |
As of Thursday, the Kansas City Royals had the youngest opening-day roster in Major League Baseball, with an average age of 27 years and 155 days, according to Stats L.L.C. The Houston Astros were the youngest in the National League, at 27 years and 301 days. Those baby 'Stros were closely followed by the Atlanta Braves: 28 years and 99 days. The oldest MLB roster? That would be those New York Yankees (31 and 222 days) - and that's not even counting Andy Pettitte, who will be 40 in June.
September 19, 2012
Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Blue Jays for wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish during a game last weekend against Boston. Escobar apologized to his team and "to all those who have been offended" for what he said was meant to be "just a joke. " Escobar insisted the word is often used within teams and by Latinos and "I didn't see it as something bad. " The suspension was to have started Tuesday night.
July 8, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - The 76ers' Andre Iguodala, along with Blake Griffin and James Harden, was chosen Saturday to complete the roster for the U.S. Olympic basketball team. They earned the final three spots that opened after a rash of injuries knocked out at least four players who would have been on the team. They beat out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay, and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis of New Orleans, who couldn't scrimmage last week because of a sprained ankle. Also heading to London for the defending gold medalists are: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Tyson Chandler, and Kevin Love.
August 30, 2011 |
CINCINNATI - The way Ruben Amaro Jr. sees it, his current 25 players are plenty energized for a stretch of 33 games in 31 days that began here Monday. Two days without baseball in Ohio were more than enough motivation for a return to the field. And even with the option to acquire outside help by Wednesday's waiver deadline and Thursday's expansion of rosters, Amaro expects no changes to his roster. The Phillies will not work a trade before Wednesday because the players who cleared waivers were owed too much money and the players the Phillies desired never made it to them on the waiver wire.