Randall Cobb and a 312-pound tight end lead a list of eye-opening performances from under-the-radar players this offseason.
- Red Sox reliever Hembree (elbow) placed on IL
- Sources: Pats drop grievance as Texans move on
- Roberts waived after Lions-Pats trade rescinded
- Bruins' Chara confirms jaw has multiple fractures
Chris Sale struck out 10 over six sharp innings, J.D. Martinez homered in a third straight game and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on Saturday.
What's next for Toronto, Golden State and the rest of the NBA? We're ranking every team heading into a pivotal offseason across the league.
J.D. Martinez hit two of Boston's season-high six home runs, and the Red Sox staged another impressive power display at the expense of the Baltimore Orioles' beleaguered pitching staff in a 13-2 rout Friday night.
How aggressive should clubs be in chasing a spot in a one-game playoff? We take a team-by-team look.
Will Lucas Giolito and Hyun-Jin Ryu keep their amazing runs going? Are the Rangers for real? And what else are we looking forward to this weekend?
Russillo on the Raptors win over the Warriors in the Finals, Kawhi's dominance, and the criticism of Steph, plus Woj on why Golden State's loss may help them keep Durant.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he doesn't expect to be without Heath Hembree for long. Boston recalled rookie left-hander Josh Taylor to fill the void in the meantime.
The Houston Texans will no longer pursue New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio for their general manager position, the team announced Friday.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
News that the Texans are no longer pursuing Nick Caserio for their general manager opening is significant for the Patriots, as Caserio returns to his position as Bill Belichick's right-hand man. Caserio's role is unique because he contributes to both the personnel and coaching side, with Belichick once saying he can't imagine there is another person in the NFL who fills such a "rare" role. Furthermore, the prospect of replacing Caserio at this time on the NFL calendar -- when most coaches are on vacation -- wouldn't have been ideal for New England.
Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer
Texans are dropping their pursuit of Patriots' director of player personnel Nick Caserio, as John McClain first reported. Patriots are dropping their tampering charges against the Texans. Caserio remains in New England; Texans GM opening remains.
Another attempt by the Patriots to shore up their tight end position ended when their trade with the Lions for Michael Roberts was rescinded due to a failed physical, a source told Adam Schefter.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara said his jaw was being held together by two plates, wiring and screws for the last three games of the Stanley Cup Final.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
A spokesperson for the Dominican Police said to local media on Friday that any details they may have about the alleged motive and mastermind of the attack against David Ortiz will not be publicly released until they conclude the investigation. He added the police is working the case tirelessly "day and night," and their focus is giving the most precise information to the public as they advance in the investigation.
Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Tim Bontemps and Nick Friedell react to the news of another to-be free agent injury in the Finals (1:30), the future of the Warriors (13:50), the champion mettle of the Raptors (23:50) and Kawhi the kingmaker (42:20).
The comfort of a new contract and the confidence to become a leader have helped the Red Sox shortstop blossom into one of the best at his position.
Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer in the seventh inning, Boston's fifth long ball of the game, and the Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Thursday night.
For the first time in their history, the St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup champions. Don La Greca recaps Game 7 and where it all went wrong for the Bruins.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
New statement from Tiffany Ortiz, David Ortiz's wife:
The Patriots have acquired third-year tight end Michael Roberts from the Lions for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2020. The Patriots are thin at tight end as they transition without Rob Gronkowski.