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Hal Steinbrenner freely admits he’s not a baseball guy, so he had to be convinced by his scouts that Masahiro Tanaka’s stuff is capable of dominating in the major leagues. But the Yankee owner claims to know star presence when he sees it, and as such he…Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN.com Feb 11, 2014Sheldon Richardson remembered Michael Sam as "scared and nervous" with his sexuality during their college days at Missouri. On the football field, Sam was just the opposite -- "a killer," according to Richardson. The New York Jets de…Upvote Share Tweet
Hot Stove roundup: Mets talk interest in DrewBy Sunday, pitchers and catchers on all 30 teams will have reported to Spring Training, yet the Hot Stove remains burning with some pivotal unanswered questions.Upvote Share Tweet
Workload May Be Takana's Top Challenge, Manager Saysnytimes.com Feb 11, 2014Pitching more frequently may be New York Yankees' new $155 million-man Masahiro Tanaka's biggest adjustment as he makes the transition from Japanese baseball to the major leagues, Yankees manager Joe Girardi says.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka was introduced by the Yankees on Tuesday after chartering a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for his trip from Tokyo to New York.Upvote Share Tweet
Nuno inspired by brief stint in Yanks rotationAfter five seasons in the Minors and a brief stint playing independent ball, Yankees left-hander Vidal Nuno, a 48th-round Draft pick in 2009, proved last year that he was capable of pitching in the Majors.Upvote Share Tweet
Betances excited to compete for bullpen openingsRight-hander Dellin Betances, who was once hyped as a rotation prospect, made the journey south for spring believing he has a real chance to crack the Yankees' Opening Day roster.Upvote Share Tweet
Romine eyes chance to learn behind McCannWith Brian McCann signed to a five-year deal to be the Yankees' front-line catcher, Austin Romine will compete for the reserve role this spring -- and an opportunity to pick the All-Star catcher's brain.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Feb 11, 2014Some quarterback coaches are expected to do some teaching, but that won’t be the case for Alex Van Pelt with the Packers. He’s moving over from running backs coach in the wake of Ben McAdoo’s departure for the Giants, but there’s not much to teach Aaron…Upvote Share Tweet
AFC East Free Agency PrimerThe Pats have total control of the AFC East. What do the Jets, Bills and Dolphins need to unseat them?Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) - Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson has been suspended by the NHL for two games without pay on Tuesday for slashing New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen.Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Feb 11, 2014NEW YORK, N.Y. - Colorado Avalanche defenceman Erik Johnson has been suspended by the NHL for two games without pay on Tuesday for slashing New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen. The incident occurred at 12:09 of the third period of Colora...Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Story: Eli Manning Is Not Elitegiantsgab.com Feb 11, 2014Sigh… Adam Schein of NFL.com has done it again. Eli Manning is not elite. Say nothing of the 2007 greatest upset Super Bowl of all time. Pay no attention to the 2011 Super Bowl run where Eli Manning carried his team to another world championship behind …Upvote Share Tweet
Carl Banks accused Webster of quittingESPN.com Feb 11, 2014Carl Banks is a former New York Giants linebacker and current Giants broadcaster who wears his Big Blue heart on his sleeve and isn't afraid to openly rip players for disappointing performances. Like a lot of fans, Banks gets bitter when things don't go…Upvote Share TweetKnicks guard J.R. Smith suffered a small fracture in his left cheekbone on Sunday in Oklahoma City, but he’s expected to play Wednesday against Sacramento after being fitted for a protective face mask.Upvote Share TweetThe Atlanta Braves are planning to honor the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record 715th home run in a pregame ceremony before their home opener against the Mets on April 8.Upvote Share Tweetthejetsblog.com Feb 11, 2014Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comOver the next month, the Jets will be busy making adjustments to their roster by way of cuts, and then additions once free agency begins by adding players to this team for 2014. With estimations that the Jets will likely ha…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Oilers’ Gagner headed to Kings?thehockeynews.com Feb 11, 2014In the days leading up to the Olympic roster freeze, there was growing anticipation Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner would be dealt to Los Angeles. TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun reported of ongoing negotiations between the two clubs, with Kings …Upvote Share Tweet
Ian Thomsen: Mailbag: All-Star records, trade rumors and moreWill Kevin Durant break the scoring record in the All-Star Game? -- Tim, Washington D.C.Upvote Share Tweet
Cashman's Expectations For TanakaFeb 11Yankees senior vice president and general manager Brian Cashman discusses his expectations for pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
Yankees Introduce Masahiro TanakaFeb 11Buster Olney discusses the Yankees' introduction of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and how Tanaka's approach will help him in New York.
Clayton's mailbag -- Restricted free agent market dryFeb 11Mailbag: Restricted free agency isn't much of a market, writes John Clayton.
The Tuesday MailbagFeb 11The Seahawks made a point all season to hit the strike zone—breastbone to knees—with the helmet outside the framework of the opposition, as demonstrated by Richard Sherman here. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI/The MMQB) In a season that drew so much attention for…