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Daily Archives: 12th June 2018

Report: Nationals interested in acquiring starter, reliever

The Washington Nationals are in a dogfight for top spot in the National League East, and they appear to be looking for some extra help for the second half of the season. After a series of injuries to their pitching staff, the Nationals are on the hunt for both a starter and relief pitcher, according to sources of <a href="https://theathletic.com/389562/2018/06/12/rosenthal-much-hinges-on-ohtan… ...

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Strong young arms leading Braves' revival

The Braves are tied with the Nationals for first place in the National League East. Whether or not you think that’s “ahead of schedule” is up to you, but there’s no shortage of reasons why Atlanta is there, most prominently on the offensive side. There’s the NL MVP Award-caliber season of Freddie Freeman, the stunning age-34 breakout from Nick Markakis… ...

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Report: Raptors to name Nick Nurse as team's head coach

The last head coaching vacancy in the NBA has finally been filled. The Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement with assistant coach Nick Nurse to become the team’s next head coach, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. After his four-year collegiate career at Northern Iowa … NBA | theScore

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Raptors hire Nick Nurse as new head coach: reports

The Toronto Raptors have settled on assistant coach Nick Nurse as their new head coach, according to reports. A Raptors official said the team had no comment at the moment. The Toronto Raptors are hiring assistant Nick Nurse as the franchise’s new head coach, league sources tell ESPN. Sides are working through details of contract now. &mdash;… CBC | NBA ...

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Tight NL West race jumbles Power Rankings

Will every team in the National League West be a postseason contender when we get to September? The last-place team — the Padres — are just 6 1/2 games out, and have been on a nice run of late, winning six of their past 10 games. All of the other teams have proven to be both talented and flawed, making ...

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Angels' Shohei Ohtani to have Tommy John surgery: report

Los Angeles Angels rookie two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery and be sidelined until the 2020 season, according to a report Monday by ESPN’s Pedro Gomez. However, MLB Network’s Jon Morosi tweeted later Monday that the Angels are “cautiously optimistic” Ohtani will be back in action by the end of the season, at least as a batter and possibly as a pitcher, too. Oht… CBC | MLB News

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KD thinks active free agency this summer 'will make the league better'

A common counterargument against criticism of this year’s relatively perfunctory 2018 Finals is that the onus now lies on the rest of the league to catch up to the juggernaut Golden State Warriors, now owners of three of the past four NBA championships. Not only does Warriors star Kevin Durant echo that sentiment, he’s actively encouraging players to team up ...

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