Now that the New York Yankees have offered Joe Girardi their managerial job, it’s clear they’ve put the Joe Torre era behind them. What’s next for Torre? Even David Letterman wants to know, wondering Monday night whether Torre might be headed to Los Angeles. “Maybe Dodgers, maybe Angels?” Letterman asked.
The home run king is looking for a job. Barry Bonds filed for free agency Monday on the first possible day after the World Series ended with Boston’s sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Sunday night. That means the slugger’s tenure with San Francisco is now over. Giants owner Peter Magowan told him last month the club would not bring him back for a 16th season.
Major League Baseball had this message for Alex Rodriguez and agent Scott Boras: Shame on you. Boras announced during Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night that A-Rod was opting out of the final three seasons of his contract with the New York Yankees. The timing left baseball officials livid, and Boras apologized Monday evening, just after Rodriguez filed with the players’ association and…
The Detroit Tigers made the first splash in baseball’s offseason as they addressed a pressing priority. Again. Detroit filled its No. 1 void Monday, acquiring shortstop Edgar Renteria and cash from the Atlanta Braves for two prospects. Shortly after reaching the World Series last season, the Tigers pulled off the first major move when they traded for Gary Sheffield.
The oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid was taken into custody again Tuesday after failing a drug test, prosecutors said. Garrett Reid was handcuffed and taken to the Montgomery County Prison on Tuesday after surrendering at a probation office. He declined to comment as he entered the office.
When their meeting was over early Tuesday afternoon, the New York Giants acted like students dashing off for holiday break. “I’m not talking once I get outside the door,” defensive end Michael Strahan said as he walked quickly out of the locker room at Giants Stadium. Two strides later, he was out the door with a final: “We’re done.” There was never time for a question.
Bills quarterback J.P. Losman will start Sunday against Cincinnati. The team announced Tuesday that Trent Edwards needs additional time to recover from a sprained right wrist. Bills coach Dick Jauron said in a statement that it’s unclear whether Edwards will practice at all this week. Edwards, a third-round draft pick last April, hurt his throwing hand in the third quarter of Buffalo’s 13-3 win at…
The Indianapolis Colts have won a franchise-record 12 straight home games and are off to the third-best start of any defending Super Bowl champion. So why are they underdogs at home this week? Blame that, as Indianapolis fans usually do, on New England. “They’re a good team, they’ve played great football all year and we’ve played very, very well,” Colts coach Tony Dungy said.
Cornerback Darrell Green and receivers Cris Carter and Herman Moore were among 124 modern-era players, coaches, and contributors on the preliminary list of nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Other first-year eligibles are running back Eric Metcalf; offensive tackles Tony Boselli, Lomas Brown and Richmond Webb; and linebackers Levon Kirkland and Hardy Nickerson.
George Washington is put down on a miserable weekend for European hopes at America’s Breeders’ Cup meeting.
As driver after driver seized on the opportunity to criticize Carl Edwards, defending Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson took a different route and offered his colleague a bit of advice.
Simon Gagne compares his health to a barfly who’s had a few too many stiff drinks. He stops short, however, of describing what he’s feeling as any kind of lingering symptoms from a concussion. “Nobody has really said if it’s a concussion,” Gagne said after the Flyers practiced Tuesday. “Right now, it’s more a vision problem and dizziness.