Nats' Shawn Kelley designated for assignment after mound meltdown in 25-4 blowout

Nats' Shawn Kelley designated for assignment after mound meltdown in 25-4 blowout

On an otherwise memorable night, Nationals reliever Shawn Kelley would just as soon forget his role in a history-making 25-4 win over the Mets. Less than 12 hours later, Kelley himself was history. The Nationals on Wednesday morning designated him for assignment, ending his tenure in D.C. He had a 3.34 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts in […]

Yankees' rotation options after shocking JA Happ diagnosis

Yankees' rotation options after shocking JA Happ diagnosis

Yankees GM Brian Cashman didn’t acquire Lance Lynn on Monday to be insurance against J.A. Happ being diagnosed with hand, foot and-mouth disease on Tuesday. However, the 31-year-old Lynn was attractive to the Yankees because he offered rotation and bullpen protection. Now, with Happ being sent home on Tuesday with the contagious condition, the right-handed […]

Jose Mourinho: What is going on – and does he want out of Man Utd?

Jose Mourinho: What is going on – and does he want out of Man Utd?

Mourinho wants two signings, but only expects one A month ago, when England were looking forward to a World Cup semi-final, and pre-season training for Europe’s major clubs was just getting started, Manchester United’s final US tour match against Real Madrid had a major question mark over it. Gareth Bale would be involved. But who […]

Sam Darnold ends holdout, joins Jets in training camp

Sam Darnold ends holdout, joins Jets in training camp

A Jets fan sports a Sam Darnold jersey at training camp. Not pictured: Sam Darnold himself. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press) by Matt Bonesteel July 30 at 1:10 PM Email the author In theory, there isn’t much to negotiate when it comes to NFL rookie contracts. Since 2011, when the most recent collective bargaining agreement took effect, […]

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Dustin Johnson is used to cheers and chants of “Let’s go DJ!” But getting serenaded with “O Canada”? “I did hear it a couple of times, them singing ‘O Canada’,” said Johnson, laughing Sunday after winning the RBC Canadian Open. “With the amount of support I get when I come up here, […]

Manchester United could do with less of Jose Mourinho's negative attitude

Manchester United could do with less of Jose Mourinho's negative attitude

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jose Mourinho is heading for the Sunshine State with Manchester United, but it might be time to be prepare for rain and storms when he arrives in Miami ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against Real Madrid. Nothing, it seems, can lighten the United manager’s mood right now, and after his team suffered […]

Dodgers activate Yasiel Puig from DL, back in lineup Saturday

Dodgers activate Yasiel Puig from DL, back in lineup Saturday

The Los Angeles Dodgers activated right fielder Yasiel Puig from the disabled list Saturday. Puig, who missed 15 games with a right oblique strain, is in the lineup and batting seventh in Saturday’s game against the Braves in Atlanta. Yasiel Puig will be part of an outfield rotation. David Richard/USA TODAY Sports He is batting .265 […]

No steal. Dee Gordon thrown out, and Angels follow with walk-off homer in extras

No steal. Dee Gordon thrown out, and Angels follow with walk-off homer in extras

Just score four runs. So critical for the Seattle Mariners. They didn’t, the Los Angeles Angels did. It wasn’t for the Mariners not having chances. They missed opportunities in the ninth and 10th innings and Mariner-killer Kole Calhoun didn’t with his walk-off home run against Juan Nicasio on the first pitch he saw in the […]

Falcons, Jake Matthews agree on 5-year, $75M deal

Falcons, Jake Matthews agree on 5-year, $75M deal

When the Falcons moved money around to appease Julio Jones earlier this week, the Atlanta brass did so keeping in mind not to mess up their cap situation so they could pay younger players who are heading into contract years. One of those young studs got paid Friday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the […]