Angels of the Mike Trout makes Rehabilitation begin to hurt the thumb

The Los Angeles Angels announced that outfielder Mike Trout will make his first rehab start playing for Inland Empire on Wednesday night against Stockton. Trout tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb on May 28 during a headfirst slide and had surgery three days later to repair the ligament and dorsal capsule.   […]

Wizards provides John Wall 4 years, more than $ 170 million super sports car

The Washington Wizards have offered John Wall a four-year contract extension for roughly $170 million, but Wall will take some time to consider the offer, sources told ESPN. The contract offer, known as “the supermax” as part of the new collective bargaining agreement, is possible because Wall made the All-NBA team this past season. Wall […]

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 […]

Predators fan, catfish-thrower Jacob Waddell vows to fight charges

A Nashville Predators fan who threw a dead catfish on the ice in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final is facing criminal charges, the Pittsburgh Police Department said in a statement Tuesday. Jacob Waddell, 26, from Nolensville, Tennessee, has been charged via summons with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime and disrupting meetings and […]

Red Sox eye return of ace David Price after second rehab start

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price’s second rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket is complete. The left-hander was lifted after getting the first two outs in the fourth inning against Louisville. He retired the final four batters he faced. His complete line: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO. Pawtucket officials […]

Predators confirm Ryan Johansen suffered from compartment syndrome

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have confirmed center Ryan Johansen needed emergency surgery because he suffered from compartment syndrome in his left thigh. General manager David Poile detailed Johansen’s condition in a statement Sunday, two days after Nashville announced the top scorer’s season had been ended by a thigh injury after Game 4 of […]

Can never-say-die Ducks catch up with Nashville’s nimble skaters in Game 4?

Heading into a pivotal Game 4 of the Western Conference finals in Nashville on Thursday, the Nashville Predators have an opportunity to take a three-games-to-one stranglehold on the series — while the Anaheim Ducks will try to even the series and turn this into a three-game affair. Nashville was dominant in Game 3, doubling up […]

Capitals brace for offseason changes after latest playoff exit

ARLINGTON, Va. — The aftermath of the Washington Capitals’ all-too-familiar early playoff exit has an unfamiliar feeling this time. No longer could players fall back on learning from the latest loss, to the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games in the second round, because some if not many of them won’t be back next season. With […]