Portland Timbers Name Phil Neville As Head Coach Amid Fan Complaints

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The Portland Timbers have hired Phil Neville as their head coach until the end of the 2026 season. Neville joins from the Canada men’s teams coaching staff and replaces Giovanni Savarese, who was fired from the team in late August following five and a half years. Assistant coach Miles Joseph served as interim head coach until Neville’s hiring.  “I am massively excited about the challenge ahead, and from the very first moment I met the staff I knew it was the right opportunity for me, the right club for me and the right city for me,” Neville said about the hiring. “The fans are the most importa… Read More “Portland Timbers Name Phil Neville As Head Coach Amid Fan Complaints”

Astro’s Hector Neris Declines Player Options, Will Enter Free Agency

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Astros’ reliever Hector Neris has declined a player option worth $8.5 million for 2024. This decision will make him a free agent during the offseason. The 34-year-old pitcher was 6-3 with a 1.71 ERA and two saves in 71 games during the 2023 season, which was his third straight season of 70 or more appearances. Neris however had a poor postseason. With a 6.48 ERA, he allowed home runs to Jorge Polanco and Royce Lewis during the AL Division Series Opener against the Minnesota Twins. Neris declined the option on Sunday night, much to the disappointment of the Astros organization, who would like t… Read More “Astro’s Hector Neris Declines Player Options, Will Enter Free Agency”

Pelicans’ Guard CJ McCollum Out Indefinitely With Collapsed Lung

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On Sunday, New Orleans Pelicans CJ McCollum was diagnosed with a small pneumothorax, also known as a collapsed lung. The diagnosis was made after a medical imaging exam. No information has been provided regarding the cause of the injury.  The announcement comes after McCollum’s impressive performance against the Atlanta Hawks. Despite the showing, the Pelicans lost 105-123.  The small pneumothorax most likely means that the lung didn’t actually collapse. However, there is air in the chest cavity which causes his lungs to shrink. The injury is quite common in football and hockey. McCollum was d… Read More “Pelicans’ Guard CJ McCollum Out Indefinitely With Collapsed Lung”

Jorge Soler & Atlanta Braves Sued By Fan For Broken Eye Socket During 2021 Series

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Jorge Soler, the former Atlanta Braves outfielder and 2021 World Series MVP, is being sued by a fan who claims that she suffered “excruciating injuries” after Soler threw a baseball in the stands during Game 3 of the 2021 World Series.  Mayra Norris and her husband are suing both the Braves organization and Soler, who is now a Miami Marlins player. The two have filed a 10-page complaint in Cobb County, Georgia, Superior Court about two years after the incident occurred.  According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege that the baseball thrown by Soler hit Norris directly in her right eye. Inju… Read More “Jorge Soler & Atlanta Braves Sued By Fan For Broken Eye Socket During 2021 Series”

Mets’ Pete Alonso Is Looking For A Deal – ‘We Welcome All Offers,’ Says Agent

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With Mets star Pete Alonso hitting free agency next year, his new sports agent, Scott Boras, has weighed in on Alonso’s payday. “I don’t think those recent contracts, certainly negotiated by others, are really relevant to anything that has to do with what’s going to happen in the future. Particularly with Pete Alonso,” Boras told The Show podcast. Clues about how much Alonso will get paid come from players such as Matt Olson and Freddie Freeman, who were around Alonso’s age when they received big-money contracts. At age 28, Olson signed an eight-year extension with the Atlanta Braves worth $16… Read More “Mets’ Pete Alonso Is Looking For A Deal – ‘We Welcome All Offers,’ Says Agent”

Jets Reportedly Inquired About Davante Adams & Mike Evans

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Rumors coming out of the NFL trade deadline suggest that the Jets inquired about wide receiversDavante Adams andMike Evans but did not receive much interest in return. The team was rather quiet, but general manager Joe Douglas claims that he was busy as the deadline approached. “I won’t get into specific conversations but I will say that we had a lot of talks with a lot of teams on a lot of players at a lot of different positions,” Douglas told reporters Tuesday. “Ultimately, at the end of the day, we did what we felt was best for the team. We’re excited about the guys we have.” The Jets were … Read More “Jets Reportedly Inquired About Davante Adams & Mike Evans”

Raiders’ Owner Mark Davis Explains Decision To Fire Head Coach Josh McDaniels

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Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis said Wednesday that he fired head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler on the belief that the team was not going to improve under their leadership. Davis claimed that he wanted to wait until the trade deadline to clean house. “Unfortunately, I had great hopes for Josh and Dave,” Davis told ESPN. “It just seemed we were going in the wrong direction. So, with the trade deadline, I just felt it was time to make a change, time to make a move.” In addition to McDaniels and Ziegler, Davis also fired offensive coordinator Mike Lombardi to finish a n… Read More “Raiders’ Owner Mark Davis Explains Decision To Fire Head Coach Josh McDaniels”

Kansas State Basketball Suspends Nae’Qwan Tomlin After Alleged Bar Fight

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Nae’Qwan Tomlin has been indefinitely suspended from Kansas State basketball following an arrest on Sunday over an alleged incident at a bar in Manhattan, Kansas. He was arrested at around 2 a.m. Tomlin was charged with disorderly conduct, brawling or fighting. It isn’t clear what led to the incident or what specifically happened. At Kansas State, Tomlin averaged 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds with the Wildcats last season. He helped Kansas State to a 26-10 record which saw the Wildcats get to the Elite Eight, where they lost to Florida Atlantic University. Jerome Tang, the head basketball coach… Read More “Kansas State Basketball Suspends Nae’Qwan Tomlin After Alleged Bar Fight”

Rangers Adolis Garcia Leaves Series Game 3 After Hurting Left Side oOn Swing

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Texas Rangers right fielder Adolis Garcia left in the eighth inning of Game 3 of the World Series with an apparent injury, as he appeared to have hurt his back during the swing. Manager Bruce Bochy said that Garcia has suffered from left-side tightness and the Rangers were optimistic about his condition.  “Doli will get some diagnostics done. [We’ll] see where he’s at,” Bochy said. “He’s a complete player. Speed, arm, can hit. The guy can do it all. We saw it [in the second inning]. And he’s accurate, too, and he loves to throw. He loves to be challenged.”  Garcia played a significant part in … Read More “Rangers Adolis Garcia Leaves Series Game 3 After Hurting Left Side oOn Swing”

Green Bay Packers Sign Rashan Gary To Contact Extension

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Outside linebacker Rashan Gary has signed a four-year, $107 million contract extension with the Green Bay Packers.  The new deal guarantees Gary $96 million in new money, including a signing bonus of over $34 million. Prior to the extension, the Packers picked up the fifth-year option through 2023 with Gary despite a torn ACL injury in Week 9 A first-round pick in 2019, Gary broke out in the 2021 season as a full-time starter with 9.5 sacks while adding 47 tackles. Through his first seven games in the 2023 season, he has 4.5 sacks and five tackles for loss. Overall, Gary has 27 sacks in 63 car… Read More “Green Bay Packers Sign Rashan Gary To Contact Extension”