MLB trade news: Nationals acquire Howie Kendrick, Orioles get Jeremy Hellickson

The Phillies were wheeling and dealing Friday night, sending Howie Kendrick to the Nationals and Jeremy Hellickson to the Orioles. Both trades involved prospects with cash considerations thrown in. Kendrick is having a productive 2017, batting .340 for the year, but he has been limited to 39 games along with two home runs and 16…

I hope to do a lot of things they were able to do in Jacksonville

Fournette, who grow up in New Orleans and went to college in Baton Rouge, has been a Louisiana guy his whole life. But he hasn’t wasted any time embracing the Jacksonville community, getting off to a great start as the new face of both the Jaguars’ franchise and the city’s sports landscape. “It just feels…

In that sense, it’s not just the preseason for backup quarterbacks.

Gabbert is the backup most closely linked with Kaepernick because of their time together in San Francisco, where they took turns taking the starting job from each other in 2015 and 2016. Gabbert has been widely criticized throughout his career, but he didn’t let any of that in against the Cowboys. He finished 8 of…

It snapped an 0-for-11 slump for the Penguins’ man advantage and was their first 5-on-4 goal of the series

Since Game 3, the Penguins captain was dealing with an earful from P.K. Subban and a few Pittsburgh media types who unjustly questioned the legacy he’d leave behind should the series go south. Crosby responded with his best game yet, assisting on a trio of goals and mixing it up with Subban in a gritty…

Predators have transformed Nashville during Stanley Cup Final run

Jeff Diamond is the former president of the Titans and the former vice president/general manager of the Vikings. He was selected NFL Executive of the Year in 1998. Diamond is currently a business and sports consultant who also does broadcast and online media work. He is the former chairman and CEO of The Ingram Group.…

Isaiah Thomas denies bad-mouthing Dennis Schroder’s mom

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas insists he would never say anything bad about someone’s mom, regardless of claims to the contrary by Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder. The feuding guards re-ignited their rivalry during Boston’s 103-101 win in Atlanta Friday night, when the two were at each other’s throats for much of the game. Schroder told…

NBA rumors: Pistons, T-wolves reportedly discussing blockbuster trade

The Pistons and Timberwolves are reportedly ready to make a blockbuster move. According to ESPN.com, the two teams have held discussions regarding a point guard swap that would send Reggie Jackson to Minnesota and Ricky Rubio to Detroit. The Timberwolves would also add Shabazz Muhammad to sweeten the deal. Jackson signed a five-year, $80 million…