Carl Crawford’s Contract a Rational Goal for Jacoby Ellsbury, But Scott Boras Tasked With Tough Sell on Open Market

Carl Crawford’s Contract a Rational Goal for Jacoby Ellsbury, But Scott Boras Tasked With Tough Sell on Open Market

Scott Boras isn’t lying. He’s just cherry-picking a bit. Boras, who represents free-agent outfielder Jacoby…

A.J. Pierzynski’s Dubious Reputation Just One Reason Why Red Sox Should Steer Clear of Free-Agent Catcher

A.J. Pierzynski’s Dubious Reputation Just One Reason Why Red Sox Should Steer Clear of Free-Agent Catcher

This week’s MLB GM meetings offer the Red Sox an opportunity to lay the groundwork…

Carlos Ruiz Would Be Excellent Fit for Red Sox If Jarrod Saltalamacchia Signs Elsewhere in Free Agency

Carlos Ruiz Would Be Excellent Fit for Red Sox If Jarrod Saltalamacchia Signs Elsewhere in Free Agency

Carlos Ruiz seems to fit the mold. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that…

Aaron Rodgers Loss Could Be Worse for Packers in League That’s All or Nothing With Elite Quarterbacks

Aaron Rodgers Loss Could Be Worse for Packers in League That’s All or Nothing With Elite Quarterbacks

It’s telling that, in a year when the NFL once again has a handful of…

Richie Incognito Bullying Situation Shouldn’t be Chalked Up to ‘NFL Culture,’ Dolphins, NFL Should Take More Serious Action

Richie Incognito Bullying Situation Shouldn’t be Chalked Up to ‘NFL Culture,’ Dolphins, NFL Should Take More Serious Action

Richie Incognito seems to have been headed on a downward spiral for the last few…

LeBron James Hits Nail on Head With Some Celtics’ Hypocritical Criticism of Ray Allen One Year Later

LeBron James Hits Nail on Head With Some Celtics’ Hypocritical Criticism of Ray Allen One Year Later

Ray Allen signed with the Miami Heat as a free agent. Paul Pierce and Kevin…

Joe Hart Must Rise, Meet New Challenges in Order to Join Ranks of World’s Best Goalkeepers

Joe Hart Must Rise, Meet New Challenges in Order to Join Ranks of World’s Best Goalkeepers

Joe Hart was on top of the world in the months, weeks and days leading…

Hunter Pence’s Big Contract Extension With Giants Is Good News for Jacoby Ellsbury

Hunter Pence’s Big Contract Extension With Giants Is Good News for Jacoby Ellsbury

Hunter Pence and his agent, Rick Thurman, just did Jacoby Ellsbury and Scott Boras a…

Manuel Pellegrini’s Quick Fix of Manchester City Puts Him Among English Soccer’s Top Managers

Manuel Pellegrini’s Quick Fix of Manchester City Puts Him Among English Soccer’s Top Managers

Manuel Pellegrini lost both of his parents in a three-month span between April and July…

Shaquille O’Neal’s Ownership Stake in Kings Far From Biggest Reason Franchise Has Hope for Future

Shaquille O’Neal’s Ownership Stake in Kings Far From Biggest Reason Franchise Has Hope for Future

He will cannonball into Sacramento, dubbing himself something like “The Big Investor” and promising to…

Marouane Fellaini Rescues Manchester United From Debacle, As Premier League Teams Get Mixed Grades for Summer Transfer Spending

Marouane Fellaini Rescues Manchester United From Debacle, As Premier League Teams Get Mixed Grades for Summer Transfer Spending

The summer transfer window is closed. All is quiet as the dust settles and the flow…

Doc Rivers Tells Fib, Intentionally or Not, in Account of His Departure From Celtics

Doc Rivers Tells Fib, Intentionally or Not, in Account of His Departure From Celtics

Doc Rivers is his own man with his own concerns, and if his worst crime…

Mesut Ozil Saves Arsenal, As Record Summer Spending Yields Mixed Grades for Premier League Teams

Mesut Ozil Saves Arsenal, As Record Summer Spending Yields Mixed Grades for Premier League Teams

The summer transfer window is closed. All is quiet, as the dust settles. Bills fall…

Michael Morse Trade Shows That Red Sox Made Wise Offseason Decision by Going With Mike Napoli

Michael Morse Trade Shows That Red Sox Made Wise Offseason Decision by Going With Mike Napoli

It’s easy to get frustrated with Mike Napoli’s offensive style. When the going is good,…

Yasiel Puig Situation Handled Perfectly by Don Mattingly, Who Really Had No Choice But to Bench Polarizing Slugger

Yasiel Puig Situation Handled Perfectly by Don Mattingly, Who Really Had No Choice But to Bench Polarizing Slugger

Don Mattingly had no choice. Mattingly’s handling of Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig has been one…

Brandon Phillips’ Outburst Very Unnecessary, Especially Since Reporter Made Valid Argument

Brandon Phillips’ Outburst Very Unnecessary, Especially Since Reporter Made Valid Argument

Come on, Brandon Phillips. You’re better than that. Phillips is in the midst of another…

Champions League Draw Produces Groups of ‘Fun,’ ‘Tradition,’ Other Surprises

Champions League Draw Produces Groups of ‘Fun,’ ‘Tradition,’ Other Surprises

UEFA held the draw for the group stage of the Champions League on Thursday, and…