MLB Corridor of Fame pitcher, Pink Sox broadcaster Dennis Eckersley publicizes retirement

Longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster and MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley is retiring. The 67-year-old, who has participated in Red Sox broadcasts on NESN for nearly two decades, is beloved by Boston fans for his easy-going manner and creative use of baseball terms and analogies. “Eck”, as he is known, will step down … Read more

“Feeling higher,” Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow begins throwing passes at coaching camp

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow offered the biggest sign of his progress yet since his appendectomy two weeks ago. He picked up a ball and started throwing it. While the majority of the team participated in special teams drills during Monday’s practice, Burrow conducted an impromptu light walkthrough with his top wide receivers … Read more

Cubs declare Franmil Reyes from Guardians

14:20: The Cubs have announced the claim. 14:10: The Cubs “add” slugger Franmil Reyesaccording to Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic. Reyes had been designated for assignment by the Guardians on Saturday. Since the trade deadline has passed, the Cubs have presumably claimed Reyes off waivers. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Reyes … Read more

New York Jets Mekhi Becton with MRI on surgically repaired knee; coach Robert Saleh optimistic

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — New York Jets right tackle Mekhi Becton has an MRI on his surgically repaired right knee after limping off the practice field Monday in obvious pain. The injury does not appear serious, according to the Jets, but any time lost is potentially significant as Becton has struggled with weight and conditioning … Read more

Baltimore Ravens signal Okay Justin Tucker to four-year NFL extension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Justin Tucker signed a four-year extension with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Monday, with a source saying it’s worth $24 million and continues to make Tucker the NFL’s highest-paid kicker. Tucker, the most accurate kicker in NFL history, will make an average of $6 million per season, the source said, … Read more

No. 1 Alabama forward of Georgia

Preseason polls are not necessarily reliable predictors of any particular team’s success. Rather, they should be seen as general perceptions of the state of the programs. Of course, these perceptions will change as the actual college football season unfolds, but the arrival of the first rankings always helps fuel anticipation for the upcoming games. It … Read more