Auston Matthews sets Leafs rookie scoring mark with goal No. 35

TORONTO — Wendel Clark knew his record might be in jeopardy a little more than 20 minutes into Auston Matthews’s first game with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Matthews became the first player in NHL history to score four goals in a debut that October night against Ottawa and on Tuesday broke Clark’s 31-year-old franchise rookie […]

White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon scratched from spring start due to biceps tightness

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Chicago White Sox scratched Carlos Rodon from his spring start Friday due to left biceps tightness, and general manager Rick Hahn said the left-hander likely would begin the season on the disabled list. Rodon also had an MRI that showed no structural damage. He will get a second opinion next week. […]

Plenty of options, Adrian Peterson included, still available for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — More than two-thirds of the players on ESPN’s Top 150 free-agent list are off the market, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t players available who can still help teams. The Green Bay Packers are one of those teams still in need of help. They have holes at several key positions, including […]

Tiger’s Fulmer said he was ready to start the season

LAKELAND, Fla. — AL Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer said his injured right ankle, which cost him a start for the Detroit Tigers earlier this month, is 100 percent and that he’s on track to be ready for the start of the regular season. Fulmer, making his second spring training start since spraining the […]

Kirk Cousins is not sure how he will deal with his wife’s second week expiration date

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins already is hoping for something other than a long-term deal: a home game in Week 2. That way, there’s a better chance of him being around for the birth of his first child. Otherwise, he’ll be presented with a difficult decision. Cousins’ wife, Julie, is due during the second week […]

Terrance Williams, Cowboys agreed to a four-year deal, the source said

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with wide receiver Terrance Williams on a four-year deal, sources told ESPN. The deal is worth $17 million, with $9.5 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN’s Todd Archer. A source told ESPN’s Adam Caplan that the deal could max out at $22 million after incentives. Williams, a third-round pick […]

Packers start DT Letroy Guion pause for PED

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Letroy Guion will start the 2017 season just like he did in 2015 — on the NFL’s suspended list. The NFL announced Tuesday that the Green Bay Packers defensive tackle will miss the first four games of this upcoming season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Guion was suspended […]

Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky ready for the NFL’s Walk-in starter

INDIANAPOLIS — Some may have questions about this year’s quarterback class in the NFL draft, but two of the guys who lead the way at the position both believe they’re ready to play as NFL rookies. Both North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson said Friday at the scouting combine they’d like to be, […]

The 76ers of Joel Embiid out of the rest season with the torn meniscus

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will miss the remainder of the season after a follow-up MRI revealed that the meniscus tear in his left knee “appears more pronounced,” the team announced Wednesday. Embiid, who had been out indefinitely while dealing with swelling and soreness in his left knee, has not played since Jan. 27. Dr. […]