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NL West News and Rumors
A judge issued an eight-year sentence for mayhem and a four-year sentence for assault in the 2011 attack that left Bryan Stow unconscious.Upvote Share Tweet
Weiss doesn't expect sophomore slump from ArenadoRockies manager Walt Weiss said the expectations of the second year in the Majors have swallowed up many a player coming off a good rookie campaign, but he believes third baseman Nolan Arenado can succeed.Upvote Share Tweet
Top prospect Fried shut down with sore elbowLeft-handed pitcher Max Fried, regarded by MLB.com as the top prospect in the Padres' Minor League system, will be shut down for two weeks with soreness in his left elbow.Upvote Share Tweet
Adrianza surprises in Giants' first live BPEhire Adrianza provided one of the highlights in Thursday's beginning of live batting practice for the Giants. Competing for a backup infielder's job, he startled onlookers by homering off Yusmeiro Petit.Upvote Share Tweet
Pagan wants to be ironman for GiantsAngel Pagan has distilled his goals to the bare essentials. And for good reason. Pagan missed more than half of last season with a strained left hamstring. That misfortune shaped his primary objective for this year: "To play as many games as I can,…Upvote Share Tweet
Scouts weigh in on camp's most intriguing players, led by two TwinsCNNSI.com Feb 20, 2014Scouts weigh in on camp's most intriguing players, including two super prospects for Minnesota.Upvote Share Tweet
Clock is ticking for Dodgers' decision makersThe Dodgers won't play a Spring Training game for another six days, but time is already running short for some roster decisions, thanks to the shortened camp caused by L.A.'s participation in the Opening Series in Australia.Upvote Share Tweet
Padres' Benoit continues to defy Father TimeAfter surgery to repair his shoulder in 2009, Joaquin Benoit wasn't sure what his future held, but four years later, the 36-year-old finds himself preparing for his 13th big league season and a prominent role in the Padres' bullpen.Upvote Share Tweet
Bryan Stow Assailants Plead GuiltyFeb 20Two men pleaded guilty to a 2011 beating at Dodger Stadium that left San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow brain damaged and disabled.
2014 NFL combine -- Dolphins, salary cap in spotlightFeb 20The Dolphins were in the spotlight for the wrong reasons as the scouting combine opened with a day full of news, writes John Clayton.
Don Banks: Joe Philbin struggling to maintain credibility in wake of scand…Feb 20INDIANAPOLIS -- In something of a surprise development, Joe Philbin took to the podium and spoke to the media to kick off the NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday morning. The beleaguered Miami Dolphins head coach talked, but said littl…
Brooklyn Nets considering signing Jason Collins to 10-day contractFeb 20The Brooklyn Nets are giving strong consideration to signing Jason Collins to a 10-day contract that would position the free-agent center to become the NBA's first active openly gay player, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
A Combine Reality CheckFeb 20There were 33 linebackers invited to the 2011 combine; Malcolm Smith wasn’t one of them, despite coming from a USC program with a strong LB tradition, and it motivates him to this day. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI/The MMQB) INDIANAPOLIS — You’re not here. You …