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Scoreboard Roundup – 5/2/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/2/14Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs - First Round: Brooklyn Nets 97 - Toronto Raptors 83 (Series tied, 3-3) Dallas Mavericks 113 - San Antonio Spurs 111 (Series tied, 3-3) Portland Trail Blazers 99 - Houston Rockets 98 (Trail Blazers win seri...

Gray Out Duels Darvish for First Complete Game

Gray Out Duels Darvish for First Complete GameRick Yeatts/Getty Images(Arlington, Texas) -- Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray allowed just three hits and struck out six batters to pick up the first complete game of his career. His offense also put up four runs to ensure it came in a winning ef...

Scoreboard Roundup 4-28-14

Scoreboard Roundup 4-28-14Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat 109 - Charlotte Bobcats 98 (Heat win series, 4-0) Atlanta Hawks 107 - Indiana Pacers 97 (Hawks lead series, 3-2) San Antonio Spurs 93 - Dallas Mavericks 89 (Series tied, 2-2) NHL Playoffs: Pengu...

Pineda Ejected for Using Pine Tar

Pineda Ejected for Using Pine TarJared Wickerham/Getty Images (BOSTON, Mass.) -- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning of his start against Boston on Wednesday night after being found with pine tar on his neck. The Red Sox would go on to win the game...

Red Sox Down Chicago in 14 Innings

Red Sox Down Chicago in 14 InningsJim McIsaac/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill.) -- Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a double down the right field line to score two runs and give the Boston Red Sox a 6-4 lead in the top of the 14th inning against the White Sox on Wednesday night. Chicago ran out of pi...

Rays’ Moore, Jays’ Izturis Suffer Severe Injuries

Rays’ Moore, Jays’ Izturis Suffer Severe InjuriesSarah Glenn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In what has consistently been a tight division race, injuries to key players may further impact the American League East division crown. Tampa Bay pitcher Matt Moore will have season ending Tommy John surgery, whil...

Martinez’s Homer Lifts Detroit Past Dodgers in Extras

Martinez’s Homer Lifts Detroit Past Dodgers in ExtrasLeon Halip/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) -- After giving up a three-run lead in the ninth, Victor Martinez gave Detroit a 7-6 win over the Dodgers with a solo home run in the top of the tenth. Martinez went 3-for-3 on the night as the Tigers (5-2)...

Crisp’s Walk-Off Lifts Oakland Past Seattle

Crisp’s Walk-Off Lifts Oakland Past SeattleJason O. Watson/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Coco Crisp launched a solo homerun to leadoff the bottom of the 12th, giving Oakland a 3-2 win over Seattle on Thursday. Umpires met briefly to review the play, but quickly confirmed the walk-off. "I was...

Pirates Defeat Cubs in 16-Inning Marathon

Pirates Defeat Cubs in 16-Inning MarathonJustin K. Aller/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) -- It took 16-innings and nearly six hours but the Pittsburgh Pirates were able to outlast the Chicago Cubs when Tony Sanchez hit a walk-off single for a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night. The 5 hour, 55 minut...

Dodgers Place Kershaw on 15-Day DL

Dodgers Place Kershaw on 15-Day DLCameron Spencer/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- For the first time in his career, Clayton Kershaw is heading to the 15-day disabled list. The Los Angeles Dodger has a swollen muscle in his left upper back that will force him to miss Sunday's game agai...

Arizona’s Corbin Could Miss 2014 Season

Arizona’s Corbin Could Miss 2014 SeasonRob Tringali/Getty Images (SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- Although Major League Baseball has yet to begin the regular season, the Arizona Diamondbacks may already have a large loss on their docket. Left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin has a partially torn ligamen...

Report: Browns Agree To Contracts With LB Dansby & S Whitner

Report: Browns Agree To Contracts With LB Dansby & S Whitner Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Browns agreed to contracts with free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby and free agent safety Donte Whitner on Tuesday, according to ESPN. Dansby received a four-year deal worth $24 million, which i...

Washington Gets Extension from Rangers

Washington Gets Extension from RangersHarry How/Getty Images(SURPRISE, Ariz.) -- The Texas Rangers agreed to a one-year extension with manager Ron Washington on Monday, keeping the skipper in Arlington through the 2015 season. "This was a foregone conclusion, certainly in my mind and in th...

Safe at Home — MLB Limits Home Plate Collisions

Safe at Home — MLB Limits Home Plate CollisionsTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After months of discussion regarding banning collisions at home plate, Major League Baseball and its players have opted to merely limit the potentially dangerous play. In what will be a one-year experiment, th...

Jimenez Signs with Orioles

Jimenez Signs with OriolesRich Pilling/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms on a contract with pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on Monday night. The four year deal is worth around $48 million, according to those ...

Indians Re-Sign Michael Brantley

Indians Re-Sign Michael BrantleyTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Indians have reportedly reached a deal with outfielder Michael Brantley a source tells ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. The deal is said to be worth $25 million over four years with a club option for a...

Winston Named Baseball All-American

Winston Named Baseball All-AmericanThinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Less than a month after winning a national championship for the Florida State football team, Jameis Winston has already earned an award on the baseball diamond. The reigning Heisman trophy winner was named a preseason All-Americ...

Sabathia Signs with RocNation Sports

Sabathia Signs with RocNation SportsHannah Foslien/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has officially signed with RocNation Sports, the sports agency started by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. Sabathia had been with Legacy Sports Group his entire career, but will now be r...

Cox, Torre, La Russa Elected to Hall Of Fame

Cox, Torre, La Russa Elected to Hall Of FameTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) -- Retired managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday, by the expansion era committee.Cox managed for 29 years in the big leagues...

Wladimir Balentien Sets HR Record In Japan

Wladimir Balentien Sets HR Record In JapanDenis Poroy/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Yakult Swallows outfielder Wladimir Balentien belted his 56th and 57th homers on Sunday, breaking the single-season home run record of the Nippon Professional Baseball league. The previous mark of 55 was set by former...

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