Archive for May, 2016

Detroit TE Wright goes on injured reserve with knee injury (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions say tight end Tim Wright has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and has been put on injured reserve.

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista says he’d be ‘stupid to leave’ Toronto

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista says he loves the city of Toronto and would like to stay with the club, but notes he will explore every option as he is set to enter free agency at season's end.

Vikings sign DT Bruce Gaston, waive injured DE B.J. DuBose (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive tackle Bruce Gaston and waived defensive end B.J. DuBose with an injured designation.

WR Benjamin wants to fit into role with Panthers next season (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Kelvin Benjamin is back on the football field running and catches passes. Now the question becomes how will the Carolina Panthers use the 6-foot-5, 250-pound wide receiver next season. Benjamin missed out on the Panthers' 17-2 season after tearing the ACL in his left knee last summer in training camp.

Ken Hitchcock re-signs with Blues for final season

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The St. Louis Blues have signed coach Ken Hitchcock to another one-year deal. The 64-year-old Hitchcock says it will be his final season.

Will Smith’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit (Shutdown Corner)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Crosby sticks to routine in attending optional practice

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Stanley Cup Hockey

The probable scratches at a sparsely attended Pittsburgh Penguins practice were joined by arguably the best hockey player in the world. Crosby took to the ice at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex about 15 minutes before the scheduled 12:15 p.m. workout.

Fall of Sports Authority reignites fight over Mile High name (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
The demise of Sports Authority has reignited a fight in Colorado over the future of the Denver Broncos' stadium, a place long tied to the city's identity. It's been over a decade since the team's first home was demolished, but its Mile High name has lived on, in smaller letters, on its sleek, modern successor after a failed grassroots campaign to stop corporate sponsorship. First it was Invesco Field at Mile High.

Canadian shot putter’s wife caught in latest Russian doping scandal: report

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Russian shot putter Yevgeniya Kolodko is one of two Russian athletes to have tested positive for doping, according to Russian public sports channel Match TV.

Titans sign LB Dodd, now S Byard only unsigned draft pick (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have signed linebacker Kevin Dodd out of Clemson to a contract, leaving only one of their 10 draft picks unsigned.