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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 15, 2012 |
WHAT WE KNOW: Despite the expected loss of Roy Oswalt, the unit should once again enter the season as the class of the National League. Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels each logged at least 216 innings while posting sub-2.80 ERAs. While Oswalt struggled with a back injury and saw his strikeouts drop off dramatically, he still finished 2011 with a 3.69 ERA while averaging six innings in 23 starts. Vance Worley will enter the spring with a spot in the rotation after going 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA in 21 starts and four relief appearances as a rookie.
April 9, 2013 |
THE QUESTION has been answered, officially: There will be no playoffs for the 76ers this season. Saturday's 106-87 loss at Miami, combined with Milwaukee's home win over Toronto, sealed the deal. Now coming to the forefront: Questions about where this organization will go during the offseason. Do you seriously consider trying to re-sign Andrew Bynum? Where will you fall in the lottery and whom do you target for the June 27 draft? Who on this current roster is worthy of staying? Is there tweaking to the current roster or a massive overhaul?
July 18, 2012 |
When the Eagles open training camp Sunday, months removed from a disappointing 2011 and on the verge of another season that holds immense promise, a long list of players and coaches face questions. The answers could determine their legacies in Philadelphia. The team will hold training camp with a talented roster fueling high hopes. The Eagles and head coach Andy Reid have had time to incorporate the many new faces of 2011, to revise their game plans and study their mistakes, to give injured players time to heal, to resolve distractions and patch holes in the roster.