Grant Balfour assigned closer role in Oakland

manager Bob Melvin announced Tuesday that Australian native P will serve as the team’s closer when the 2012 season opens up.

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Oscar Taveras optioned to Triple-A

Manager John Mozeliak and the St. Louis Cardinals have optioned top prospect OF Oscar Taveras to Triple-A on Thursday. ...More→

Hitting for the Cycle: June 27

A 27 and 43 record can do a lot of things to a manager. An already long baseball season will drag on to what seems like ...More→

Trouble in Tigertown

Note: I am a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan. I have had season tickets for five years and have been there through thick ...More→

Hitting for the Cycle: June 20

The following happened Wednesday, June 13th between myself and my buddy Spencer: "Spencer - 9:35pm: 10:00 games, who ...More→

Mark Trumbo looks to continue his great season against the Dodgers

Los Angeles Angels Util. Mark Trumbo went 2-for-3 with a pair of three-run homers and two walks in Sunday's win over ...More→

Bryce Harper probable for game tonight

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper was not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox because of lower back tightness, ...More→

Tigers Austin Jackson back in great form

Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 2-for-5 with a double, homer and three RBIs in Sunday’s win over the ...More→

Hitting for the Cycle: June 4th

When the New York Mets signed Johan Santana in the winter of 2007 to a 6 year $137 million contract, they envisioned ...More→

Adam Jones okay after MRI tests come back

Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones reported via his Twitter account on Monday morning that he was "all good" and was on ...More→

Allen Craig has a big day to help break the Cards losing streak

St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig went 2-for-3 with his sixth homer of the season, three RBIs, two runs scored and a ...More→

NFL Football News

Steve Smith cut by Panthers, heading to Baltimore

After 13 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, veteran WR Steve Smith has formally been released by the team. Smith ....More→

Jags will not meet contract demands of MJD

Jacksonville Jaguars GM Gene Smith stated clearly Monday that the team has no intention of meeting RB Maurice Jones ....More→

Packers come to terms with longtime WR Donald Driver

Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver has reportedly re-signed with the team for the duration of his career. Driver ....More→

Lions DT Fairley arrested and charged with DUI

On Sunday Morning Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Nick Fairley was arrested and charged with reckless driving, no proof ....More→

Titus Young barred from Lions OTA’s until further notice

After a fight last week that involved Detroit Lions Wide Reciever Titus Young and Safety Louis Delmas, Young has been ....More→

Jets DT Ellis could face jail time, possible deportation

In a long awaited trial stemming from a 2010 altercation, Kenrick Ellis will be on trial for aggravated assault and, if ....More→

Titans WR Kenny Britt may need another knee surgery

Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt may need another surgery on his right knee. Britt tore his right ACL and MCL last ....More→

Redskins sign Tim Hightower

Washington Redskins agreed to terms with RB Tim Hightower on a one-year contract. Hightower, 26, averaged 3.82 yards ....More→

Buffalo Bills sign QB Vince Young

According to senior ESPN analyst, Chris Mortensen, the Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent QB Vince Young to a 1-year ....More→

Browns DT Phil Taylor needs surgery after torn pectoral muscle

Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor will undergo surgery next week to repair the left pectoral muscle torn while lifting ....More→

NBA Basketball News

NBA Future Prospects

Click on the player's name for their Draft Express profile and scouting report including highlights. Jabari Parker - ...More→

Chris Bosh is finally listed as day-to-day

Miami Heat C Chris Bosh (abdomen) is officially listed as day-to-day, but the Heat remain hopeful that he can play in ...More→

OKC will go ‘BIG’ Tuesday night

Oklahoma City Thunder Coach Scott Brooks said he sees Serge Ibaka playing "his normal minutes" in Tuesday's Game 2 ...More→

Lebron James leads Heat to easy win in game 1

Miami Heat F/G LeBron James scored 32 points on 13-of-22 shooting with 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and three ...More→

Miami Heat lose Chris Bosh indefinitely

Miami Heat C Chris Bosh had an MRI Monday which revealed a strained abdominal muscle and he is officially listed as ...More→

Kobe Bryant drops 31 in losing effort

Los Angeles Lakers F/G Kobe Bryant played through the flu and hit 13-of-23 shots for 31 points to go along with two ...More→

Ty Lawson leads the Nuggets to victory, ties series with L.A.

Denver Nuggets PG Ty Lawson hit 13-of-18 shots and five 3-pointers for 32 points, five rebounds, six assists and a ...More→

Blake Griffin will be a game-time decision Friday

Los Angeles Clippers F Blake Griffin's injured left knee showed no structural damage on Thursday when the MRI results ...More→

James Harden named NBA’s sixth man of the year

Oklahoma City Thunder G/F James Harden has been named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year, according to the ...More→

Blake Griffin expects to play Friday

Los Angeles Clippers F Blake Griffin (knee) will have an MRI Thursday and Chris Paul (groin) will also be ...More→

NHL Hockey News

Tomas Vokoun becomes a Penguin

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired the rights to G Tomas Vokoun and promptly signed him to a two-year/$4 million contract ...More→

Gaborik to undergo surgery

After a dissapointing series loss to the New Jersey Devils, the New York Rangers have more unfortunate news coming ...More→

Shane Doan continues point streak in game 1 loss

Phoenix Coyotes W Shane Doan registered an assist to extend his point streak to three games. Doan has three goals and ...More→

Veteran Martin Brodeur leads Devils to third round of playoffs

New Jersey Devils G Martin Brodeur turned aside 27 of 28 shots Tuesday as the Devils defeated Philadelphia 3-1 to ...More→

Claude Giroux suspended for game five

Philadelphia Flyers F Claude Giroux has been suspended for Game 5 on Tuesday for his hit to the head of Dainius ...More→

Lundqvist stops all 39 for first postseason shutout

New York Rangers goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, stood on his head Monday night against the Ottawa Senators stopping all 39 ...More→

Jaroslav Halak out for Monday’s game

St. Louis Blues G Jaroslav Halak has officially been ruled out of Monday`s Game Three against the San Jose Sharks due ...More→

Carl Hagelin is handed a three-game suspension

New York Rangers F Carl Hagelin for three games for his hit on Ottawa's Daniel Afredsson Saturday. The rookie winger ...More→

Cory Schneider will get the nod over Roberto Luongo Sunday night

Vancouver Canucks G Cory Schneider will start in goal for the Canucks on Sunday night. Canucks' Coach Vigneault said ...More→

Sidney Crosby scores but the Pens forfeit a 3-0 lead

Pittsburgh Penguins C Sidney Crosby scored a goal and registered an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime loss to ...More→