Masterpress/Getty Images Ichiro Suzuki had a goal in mind when he was readying for his transition from Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball to Major League Baseball in the winter of 2000. "Sometimes I am nervous, sometimes anxious," he said then, according to Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated, "but I want to challenge a new world." Looking…
0 of 6 Julio Aguilar/Getty Images The initial wave of roster cuts and free-agent signings has passed, but there is still more to come. As teams get a clearer picture of their cap space and how they must shape their rosters for the future, some players have to be cut.  In some cases, the cut…
0 of 11 Streeter Lecka/Getty Images By the time March Madness rolls around, the freshmen who arrived on campus several months prior as green, inexperienced newbies are now seasoned college basketball veterans. However, the NCAA tournament is a different animal. That's why that mid-major No. 12 seed with a senior-heavy lineup is always such an…
Elaine Thompson/Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. — Last week, I joked with Mike Trout that he should answer Bryce Harper's public recruiting pitches by aggressively lobbying for Harper to drop his no-trade clause in Philadelphia and join Trout in Anaheim, California. Trout got a good chuckle out of that and then, as baseball's quiet superstar usually does,…
Steven Senne/Associated Press Florida prosecutors have reportedly offered to drop the solicitation of prostitution charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft if he admits he would have been proven guilty had the case gone to trial.  According to Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal, prosecutors have offered the same deal to other men charged with…
Michael Hickey/Getty Images The ongoing speculation about Kyler Murray being selected No. 1 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL draft will only increase after Tuesday.  Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Murray is meeting with Cardinals general manager Steve Keim and head coach Kliff Kingsbury at Oklahoma. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed the…
Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press ESPN is pursuing former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for a Monday Night Football gig following Jason Witten's decision to resume his playing career, according to Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie. Guthrie reported ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro and content chief Connor Schell made a trip to Denver on March 11 to meet…
Hayden Grove @H_Grove12 years, $430M for Mike Trout. By far the largest contract in professional sports history. That's three of the largest contracts in professional sports history signed in one month, all by baseball players. Hey kid, pick up a glove, a ball and a bat and give it a shot!
0 of 6 Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images While the Los Angeles Lakers aren't officially eliminated from the playoffs quite yet, sitting nine-and-a-half games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth seed with just 12 games remaining represents a deficit not even LeBron James can overcome. In a season that started with James' Lakers possibly securing…
0 of 5 Chris Graythen/Getty Images Like usual, the NBA's offseason forecast is calling for lots and lots of...needless Twitter debates and lengthy YouTube-highlight rabbit holes. Oh, and also trades. Everyone is at their edge of their seat waiting to see how the Anthony Davis situation resolves itself, but the action doesn't stop with him.…
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