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Tillman feels good about results of first spring startUpdated Feb 27 Share TweetChris Tillman, making his first spring start, tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Red Sox in Wednesday's 5-3 win. He got ahead of six of the eight batters he faced but labored after that and issued a pair of walks. "First time out, I'm not r…Source: MLB.com
O's best Red Sox to close out winning WednesdayUpdated Feb 27 Share TweetThe Orioles defeated the Red Sox, 5-3, on Wednesday night at Ed Smith Stadium, giving them a perfect day following a split squad's victory over the Yankees in the afternoon.Source: MLB.com
Cowboys give Dan Connor pay-cut ultimatumUpdated Feb 27 Share TweetTeams that need to create salary-cap space are using two devices: a “restructuring” that moves cap dollars from this year to future years with no pay cut and a “restructuring” that shrinks the cap number in 2013 by paying the player less money.Source: profootballtalk.com
Oritz on leave from Red Sox for personal matterUpdated Feb 27 Share TweetSARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has left the team for a few days to return to the Dominican Republic for a personal matter.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetIt's no secret Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs doesn't like the New England Patriots. I stood in the tunnel of Gillette Stadium after January's AFC title game when Suggs yelled "have fun in the Pro Bowl" loud enough for everyone arou…Share TweetSince restructuring his deal this week to provide the Patriots with a lot of salary cap room and himself a pile of guaranteed cash, quarterback Tom Brady has become one of the league’s biggest talking points. But he doesn’t want to talk about it. BradShare TweetIf the Patriots were to cut Brandon Lloyd for being moody, it would set bad precedence.Source: boston.comShare TweetThe Patriots' three-year contract extension with quarterback Tom Brady paves the way for the future Hall of Famer to stay in New England for five more seasons. Brady, health permitting, expects to retire a Patriot. But what does this mean for young New …Share TweetBills G.M. Buddy Nix wants to add depth at linebacker in the draft. The Dolphins may consider some aging veterans to bolster their defense in free agency. The Boston Herald looks at the polarizing reaction Patriots QB Tom Brady’s new contract has drawn.Source: profootballtalk.com
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0Feb 27We told you this year's draft was one of those exception-to-rule affairs, and the just-completed NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis seemed to confirm it. To wit:
Detroit Lions now $5M under cap with reworked dealsFeb 27Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola and wide receiver Nate Burleson accepted combined pay cuts of $5.55 million to help the Lions get under the salary cap.
Source: 49ers agree to trade Smith to ChiefsFeb 27The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources confirmed to ESPN.
The Sports Guy spends a week with Mike TysonFeb 27On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.