March 27, 2014 |
TAMPA, Fla. - The Phillies will not face Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish when the teams open their season Monday in Arlington, Texas. Darvish was scratched from the start because of a stiff neck and is likely to begin the season on the disabled list. Darvish went 16-9 with a 3.90 ERA last season, finishing second in the American League Cy Young Award race. The Rangers have not named his replacement, but Martin Perez (10-6, 3.60) is a candidate. Bound for triple A David Buchanan, who has a 2.25 ERA this spring, was told he would not make the opening-day roster, but he will fly north with the Phillies for exhibition games with Pittsburgh on Friday and Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
March 17, 2012 |
Out of the race to nab Peyton Manning, the Arizona Cardinals are moving on with quarterback Kevin Kolb. The former future of the Eagles remained on the Arizona roster at a 4 p.m. deadline Friday, ensuring him a $7 million roster bonus that the team would not have paid if they had landed Manning. Coach Ken Whisenhunt issued a statement acknowledging that "acquiring Peyton Manning is no longer an option for us. " Also on Friday, the Cardinals agreed to terms on a five-year contract for offensive tackle Levi Brown, who had been released by Arizona on Tuesday in a salary cap move.
December 12, 2011 |
While much of the speculation about the Union's next homegrown player has centered on teen forward Christian Hernandez, a league source confirmed to the Daily News that the Union has selected midfielder Jimmy McLaughlin as its next young star. According to the source, the Union is expected to make the announcement later today and will bypass today's Stage 2 of MLS' entry draft. McLaughlin, 18, is the Union's second homegrown player; Upper Dublin's Zach Pfeffer was announced last December.
October 2, 2013 |
THERE'S MORE than one way to skin a cap. Yesterday's 5 o'clock deadline to be salary-cap compliant has been hanging over the Flyers' brass all summer, yet it took the management team nearly all of the allotted time to get its roster set. In the end, it was more a question of "when" and "how" than "who. " By sending forward Adam Hall and defenseman Bruno Gervais to the AHL, general manager Paul Holmgren said the Flyers cleared the $64.3 million upper limit by an estimated $25,000.
July 6, 2012
Lamar Odom, traded last week from Dallas to the Los Angeles Clippers, informed USA Basketball on Tuesday that he won't be available to play for the national team in the London Olympics. It does take a while to find a nice place to live in L.A., even if you make $8 million a year, so maybe Odom will be otherwise occupied, or maybe he needs time to accept a return to the franchise he called "basketball hell" when he left it nine years ago. Either way, Odom wasn't on hand when the national team pool assembled Thursday in Las Vegas with 15 remaining players vying for 12 spots on the Olympic roster.
March 21, 2014 |
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A week ago, manager Ryne Sandberg talked about the very real possibility of penciling Darin Ruf into his starting lineup on Opening Day in Texas, when the Phillies will need a designated hitter. Ruf has never been on a major league roster on Opening Day, let alone the starting lineup for the first game of the season. Ruf's chances of making both of those goals turn into reality took a sharp hit during pregame batting practice in Kissimmee, Fla., yesterday, a week before the team breaks camp and heads north.
July 25, 2012 |
In 2004, Heather O'Reilly was just a 19-year-old lucky enough to be playing soccer alongside her idols. Then she scored the overtime goal that sent the United States women's national team into the gold-medal game of the Olympics. The squad went on to win the gold over Brazil. "I was definitely awestruck," O'Reilly said. "First of all by making the team and playing alongside my idols like Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, all players that I looked up to for years. In 2004, I was just along for the ride.
December 13, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA - Other than signing Zach Miner to a minor league contract a year ago, the Phillies have done little business with super agent Scott Boras since they spurned one of his clients, Ryan Madson, in favor of Jonathan Papelbon two winters ago. But Boras does represent one player on the current Phillies roster, a player who could have the brightest future among those on the 40-man roster: Domonic Brown. Brown isn't in line for a contract just yet. He's not arbitration eligible for the first time until next winter and he cannot became a free agent until after the 2017 season.
October 9, 2011 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Delmon Young's bat will be silent during the AL Championship Series. If the Detroit Tigers can get to the World Series without him, they might get back the slugger who hit three homers in the AL division series. Young is out of the ALCS against the Texas Rangers because of an oblique injury. He aggravated an earlier ailment against the New York Yankees, and the Tigers left him off their roster for the best-of-seven series that began Saturday night. Manager Jim Leyland said that even though an MRI exam "doesn't show anything real significant," the Tigers were taking no chances with Young.
October 1, 2011 |
As Matt Holliday walked off the field following the Cardinals' workout at Citizens Bank Park on Friday afternoon - a session in which he hit only in an indoor cage - his face was robed in uncertainty, probably because he knew that, to some extent, much of St. Louis' hopes rested in the palm of his hand. "I think I'm ready to play," said Holliday, a righthanded hitter and thrower who has been sidelined with an injured tendon in the palm of his right hand. Though the Cardinals hadn't yet made their roster official, indications were that both Holliday and Rafael Furcal would be active for their team's National League division series with the Phillies, which begins Saturday.