Sports world skeptical of Robert Mueller’s appointment to lead Trump/Russia investigation

The Department of Justice’s appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential links with the Russian government is being met with skepticism in the sports world. After conducting an investigation into the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case, Mueller, a former director of the FBI, exonerated…

Former Angels, Orioles 3B Doug DeCinces convicted in federal insider-trading case

A jury found former Angels and Orioles third baseman Doug DeCinces guilty on 13 counts Friday in a federal insider-trading case, the Orange County Register reports. DeCinces, 66, will remain free while he awaits sentencing. He played in the major leagues from 1973-87, spending nine seasons with the Orioles and six with the Angels before…

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…

MLB injuries: Corey Kluber, Cole Hamels land on disabled list

Two of the American League’s more reliable starters have landed on the disabled list, and at least one of them could miss a significant chunk of the season. Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels (strained oblique) and Indians right-hander Corey Kluber (lower back tightness) were placed on the 10-day DL Wednesday by their teams. “Right now I…

Brewers’ Eric Thames drug tested again after hitting 11th HR: ‘I have a lot of blood and urine’

Twitter lost its mind Monday when Eric Thames blasted two home runs against the Reds, calling for the Brewers slugger to get drug tested again. Well, trolls, you got your wish. Thames hit his MLB-leading 11th homer Tuesday against Reds pitcher Cheap Jerseys And Jordans Robert Stephenson, a two-run, 357-foot shot to deep right at…

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…

Minnesota may have just Staal and Eriksson Ek down the middle.

Alex Tuch, Jordan Greenway, and Kirill Kaprizov are going to be wingers. Which leaves Luke Kunin. Kunin was drafted with the expectation of being a center, but that perhaps is changing. While Kunin played down the middle for Team USA at the World Junior Championships, he excelled along the wing at the University of Wisconsin.…