Stanton wanted flexibility for Marlins

Stanton wanted flexibility for Marlins

If Giancarlo Stanton opts out of his new 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins after the first six seasons, he'll be walking away from a staggering $218 million over the final seven seasons, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.com Tuesday. However, one source said Stanton…

 Ryan McDonagh separates shoulder

Ryan McDonagh separates shoulder

Ryan McDonagh has a separated shoulder again. The New York Rangers captain, who missed the final five regular-season games in April when his left shoulder was separated on a hit by Vancouver's Alex Burrows, hurt the same shoulder when he was hit by Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets in the…

 Claude Julien gets extension

Claude Julien gets extension

The Bruins and coach Claude Julien have agreed on a multiyear contract extension, the team announced Sunday afternoon. Julien, 54, is in his eighth season as coach of the Bruins and has led the team to seven consecutive playoff appearances, including two trips to the Stanley Cup finals. Boston won…

 Dikembe Mutombo caps NBA's relay

Dikembe Mutombo caps NBA's relay

A 24-person relay of NBA luminaries running the New York City Marathon started with a referee's whistle and ended with Dikembe Mutombo crossing the finish line in high-tops. Commissioner Adam Silver handled the first three miles, crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Staten Island to…

 Thaddeus Young returns to practice

Thaddeus Young returns to practice

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young has passed concussion tests and returned to practice after a scary collision with Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler on Saturday night. Young took an inadvertent elbow to the head from Butler shortly before halftime on Saturday. He remained down on the…

 Derrick Rose eyes Tuesday return

Derrick Rose eyes Tuesday return

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose participated in Monday's practice and coach Tom Thibodeau is hopeful his star point guard will be able to play Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic after missing Saturday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of two sprained ankles. …

 Carmelo: Knicks over 'bad energy'

Carmelo: Knicks over 'bad energy'

The New York Knicks finished last season with just 37 wins thanks in part to "bad energy," according to star forward Carmelo Anthony. The energy is different this season, Anthony said. And that is one reason the team is off to a 2-1 start. "I think just overall, not pointing anything out, but just…

Chris Paul notches triple-double, Blake Griffin scores 31 in Clips' win

Chris Paul notches triple-double, Blake Griffin scores 31 in Clips' win

Chris Paul stole defensive rebounds from his own big men, the Clippers got 39 points from their bench and it was all too much for the young Utah Jazz. The Clippers won 107-101 on Monday night after blowing much of a 15-point lead and went 3-1 playing four games in five nights to start the season. …

James Harden, Dwight Howard lift Rockets to best start since 1996

James Harden, Dwight Howard lift Rockets to best start since 1996

Play time is over, Houston. The Rockets are off to their best start since 1996 thanks in part to a lightweight schedule. Up next, games against NBA finalists Miami and San Antonio that will serve as an early-season proving ground for a team with designs on playing deep into the postseason. James…

 Hamstring limiting Andrea Bargnani

Hamstring limiting Andrea Bargnani

Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani has been ruled out for at least the first three games of the season due to his problematic hamstring injury. The team announced the decision on Sunday. Bargnani will miss at least the first three games against Chicago, Cleveland and Charlotte. After those three, the…

Wes Welker Goes Back To Practice, Not Cleared For Contact

Wes Welker Goes Back To Practice, Not Cleared For Contact

Wes Welker, Denver Broncos wide receiver returned to the practice field Monday.  He is still following the NFL's concussion protocol. Welker has not been cleared for contact by the NFL,  and is still a maybe for Sunday night's opener when the Broncos play the Indianapolis Colts.…

Ronnie Brewer In D.U.I. Trouble

Ronnie Brewer In D.U.I. Trouble

Ronnie Brewer has been sentenced to probation.  This is the result to his D.U.I. arrest in Beverly Hills. Brewer pleaded no contest. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office stated that Brewer, 29, entered the plea to the misdemeanor charge through an attorney Tuesday. …

Tigers Sanchez Suffers Recovery Setback

Tigers Sanchez Suffers Recovery Setback

Anibal Sanchez, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers has suffered a setback in recovery, further delaying his return.  The injury is a right pectoral strain. Sanchez said he experienced pain while throwing on Monday. Brad Ausmus, Manager of the Tigers, said Sanchez wont be able to return to play…