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The hits keep coming for the Clippers; now two of their top players reportedly are about to become unrestricted free agents. First it was reported that Blake Griffin decided not to exercise his player option for next season; then came word that Chris Paul had done the same. Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times […]

Conventional wisdom in the NFL says that you need at least three years to properly judge a draft class. Sure, giving out grades right after the fact is always fun. But there’s a lot to be said for waiting to see the players actually take the field before we can truly see if they pan […]

Boston rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat Cleveland 111-108 on Sunday night in Cleveland. Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with a tenth of a second to play was the difference. The Celtics were without point guard Isaiah Thomas, which made everyone assume the game (and the series) was over. Thomas is out for the remainder […]

He’s the most effective closer in baseball — he has converted 54 consecutive save opportunities dating to September 2015 and is 125-for-133 the past four seasons — but he’s made only nine appearances this season thanks to a forearm strain that’s landed him on the DL twice already. The only reason this problem isn’t higher […]

The whole Cespedes injury thing was a bit of debacle from the start. The Mets’ best hitter was clearly hampered by a sore hamstring originally tweaked on April 20, but instead of putting him on the 10-day DL, the club kept him on the active roster and played shorthanded for a couple of games. In […]

The music world is mourning the death of Chris Cornell, who committed suicide in Detroit Wednesday night. He was 52. That loss has hit especially hard in Seattle, Cornell’s hometown, where the vocalist and guitarist co-founded Soundgarden, pioneers of the grunge movement of the 1990s. The Tigers edged out a tight 5-4 win against the […]

The Angels lost more than just a baseball game Sunday. They could be without their star for up to eight weeks. Angels center fielder Mike Trout has been diagnosed with a ulnar collateral ligament tear in his left thumb after an MRI revealed the damage Monday. Trout left Sunday’s 9-2 loss to the Marlins in […]

Farrell said team would keep a tighter rein on Price’s workload initially. Still, adding David Price is always going to be a positive. Injury issues are out of the norm for Price, who at most missed about six weeks in the middle of the 2013 season with a strained triceps. Otherwise he’s been dependable, one […]

The NCAA baseball tournament regionals begin this week as 64 teams travel the road to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Most of the bracket starts play Friday, June 2, with No. 1-overall seed Oregon State (49-4) facing No. 4 Holy Cross (23-27). No. 2 Nebraska (35-20-1) and No. 3 Yale (32-16) round out […]

Think about this: Heading into the ACC Tournament, Smith has 12 homers and only eight strikeouts on the season. That’s kind of crazy, right? He might not have the raw upside of some of the players here, but he’s about as polished of a college bat as you’ll find. He’s a prep right-hander from Texas […]