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…

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…

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…

Dwyane Wade injury update: Bulls guard (elbow) may return before playoffs

Dwyane Wade could be back on the court sooner than expected. The Bulls star, who was ruled out for the regular season with a fractured right elbow, might be able to make an early return before playoffs begin, ESPN.com reported. When the Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans with Hield heading to Sacramento in…

Spring training 2017 schedule: Reporting dates for all 30 Major League Baseball teams

“When do pitchers and catchers report?” That’s a popular question you’ll hear with Major League Baseball’s 2017 spring training camps opening this week to warm the hearts of fans who’ve endured another long, cold, baseball-less winter. But not every team’s pitchers and catchers report to spring training on the same date, as the schedules vary…

Some farewell: Ichiro goes deep in likely last AB in Seattle

So long, Seattle. Goodbye, baseball. Longtime Mariner and current Marlin Ichiro Suzuki hit a ninth-inning home run Wednesday night in what likely was his last at-bat in Seattle. “It was my last at-bat, obviously, and the last chance,” Suzuki told reporters through an interpreter (via the Seattle Times). “With the game the way it was…

Yankees, slugger Chris Carter reportedly agree to 1-year contract

Most professional hits by any baseball player, counting Suzuki’s work in Japan; 3,030 hits just in the majors, as well as 10 Gold Gloves. First Japanese player to star long-term stateside. Over Suzuki’s first 10 seasons in the majors, he averaged 224 hits, a .331 batting average, and a Gold Glove. Since then, he’s won…

Penguins vs. Capitals 2017: Start time, TV channel, and how to watch Game 2 online

Already down 1-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, you’ll forgive Capitals fans a few moments of doubt. A win on Saturday evening at home would go a long way toward alleviating those feelings. Washington mounted a late assault on the Penguins net in Game 1 but fell just short after Sidney Crosby’s two second-period goals set…