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Venters gets injection in elbow, out 4 weeksUpdated Apr 2 Share TweetBraves left-hander Jonny Venters will be shut down for a month after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his sprained pitching elbow.Share TweetYou know about Adrian Peterson's comeback. Well, meet Tank Carradine. With the draft near, the pass rusher is trying to prove his bad knee won't keep him from dominance.Share TweetIn seasons past, if the Phillies had Roy Halladay pitching the next game after losing the season opener, there would've been confidence back home in the Delaware Valley. But confidence is not exactly overflowing among Phils fans entering Wednesday's gam…Source: MLB.comShare TweetOn a day dominated by young pitchers, it was an even younger hitter who stole the show and could change the game. Tom Verducci has 10 lessons from a great Opening Day.Share TweetOne year ago today, the Blog Network did a mock draft of the first round. The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons each were without a first-round pick, so I had to only make picks for the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I hit on one o…Share TweetThe Nationals and Braves looked great on Monday, but thanks to Koufax and Kershaw, the Dodgers led the day in generating hope.Source: nytimes.com
Utah Moves Into Final West Playoff Spot; Kobe Bryant & Shaq Are Friends AgainUpdated Apr 2 Share TweetTwo weeks ago, we pronounced Utah dead, a casualty of a terrible stretch of scheduling and the expected rise of the Lakers. Now? They’ve won six games in a row, and have a half game lead on L.A. for the West’s last playoff spot after taking care of buSource: dimemag.com
Uptons savor victorious debut as teammatesUpdated Apr 2 Share TweetAs Justin Upton marked his Braves debut with an impressive home run in the fifth inning of Monday night's 7-5 Opening Day win over the Phillies at Turner Field, B.J. Upton was proudly enjoying the thrill of experiencing life with his little brother as h…Source: MLB.com
Harris, Smith lift Hawks past lowly CavaliersUpdated Apr 2 Share TweetDevin Harris scored a season-high 25 points and Josh Smith nearly added a triple-double Monday night as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-94 to improve their chances of securing home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Peter King: Palmer deal had to happen, more QB musical chairs; mailApr 2It's another day to write about quarterbacks. Three topics I want to clear up, in the wake of all the quarterback action in the last few days.
Adande: Grant Hill, in his own wordsApr 2With his career nearing the end, Grant Hill recalls the highs and lows of the past two decades.
Don Banks: Tank Carradine could make next epic comeback, but do teams beli…Apr 2Chances are there are no Adrian Petersons waiting to be discovered in this year's NFL draft class. For the first time in league history, there might not even be a running back taken in the first round.
NBA: Coast to Coast - Shaquille O'Neal jersey retirementApr 2Is Shaq the last great big man? Should the Magic and Heat retire his number, too?