Rockets top free agent, including Chris Paul

The Houston Rockets are aggressively trying to make trades in conjunction with Thursday’s NBA draft to create the needed financial flexibility this summer to pursue a marquee free agent, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN on Wednesday that the Rockets have at least four top-tier free agents in their summer sights: Atlanta’s Paul Millsap, […]

Yoenis Cespedes returning to lineup Monday

ATLANTA — Mets manager Terry Collins says slugger Yoenis Cespedes is available to pinch hit Sunday and will return to the lineup for the following two games when New York hosts the Chicago Cubs. Cespedes hit a grand slam in his return Saturday from a left hamstring injury that landed him on the disabled list […]

Goaltender Pekka Rinne: Never a doubt I was starting Game 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne, whose status as Nashville’s starting goaltender was seemingly in question entering Game 3, not only started but saved 27 of 28 shots on goal as the Predators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The embattled Rinne allowed eight goals to the Penguins in Games 1 and […]