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Archive for April, 2014

Baseball Calendar

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

By: Staff  Writer – AP May 14-15 – Owners meetings, New York. June 5 – Amateur draft. July 15 – All-Star game, Minneapolis. July 18 – Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 27 – Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 – Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 – Active […]

Indians activate DH Jason Giambi

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Indians, as expected, have activated designated hitter Jason Giambi from the disabled list. Giambi missed Cleveland’s first 18 games with a rib fracture sustained during spring training. He’s in the lineup batting seventh for Monday’s series opener against Kansas City. To make room for Giambi, the club optioned reliever Blake Wood […]

Slive: Leagues, union advocates have common ground

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive doesn’t think student-athletes should have employee status, but says there is some common ground with the proposal from the five power leagues and a union movement. Slive said Monday the groups have the same goals ”in part, and maybe in great part.” The 65 members of […]

QB Josh Freeman signs with Giants

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Josh Freeman signed with the New York Giants on Monday to be a backup quarterback to Eli Manning. Freeman was released by Tampa Bay early last season and spent the rest of 2013 with Minnesota. His one start for the Vikings was in a 23-7 loss to the Giants in […]

AP Source: Noah the Defensive Player of the Year

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. The person spoke Monday on the condition of anonymity because the award had not been announced. The Bulls scheduled a news conference for 4 p.m. CT. Noah joins Michael Jordan in […]

Nats 3B Zimmerman out of lineup; alters throwing

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is out of the starting lineup against the Marlins as he works through problems with his throwing shoulder. Zimmerman says he hopes to play Wednesday night against Miami. Before Tuesday’s game, Zimmerman practiced making throws from third with a sidearm motion, instead of his usual over-the-top delivery. […]

Surprising Phoenix Suns face crucial road trip

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

PHOENIX (AP) – After victories over Portland and Oklahoma City, the Phoenix Suns have cemented their status as the NBA’s most surprising team. Now comes a three-games-in-four-days trip that could make or break the Suns’ playoff chances. Entering Tuesday’s play, with five games to go, the Suns held the eighth and final playoff spot in […]

Redskins’ Moore suspended 4 games

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

NEW YORK (AP) – Defensive lineman Brandon Moore of the Washington Redskins has been suspended for the first four games of next season by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Moore has yet to play a down in the NFL. He was with the practice squads of San Diego and Denver last […]

Gordon expected to miss Pelicans’ last 5 games

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

By: Staff  Writer – AP METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Pelicans coach Monty Williams does not expect guard Eric Gordon to play in any of New Orleans’ final five games this season. Gordon has been sidelined with knee tendinitis since leaving a game against Atlanta on March 21. Williams says Gordon’s left knee will continue to be evaluated but […]

Early Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

Written by Brian Graham – Statfox Odds to Win 2014 NHL Stanley Cup As the Chicago Blackhawks continue to celebrate their 2013 championship to cap off another exciting NHL campaign, StatFox looks forward to next season and the teams that represent the best wagers of hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup in June 2014. Team Odds Pittsburgh […]