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  • Mariners close to acquiring Aaron Harang from Rockies

    April 11, 2013 6:06 PM 165

    It seemed obvious that the Rockies knew they could find a taker for Aaron Harang when they designated him for assignment immediately after acquiring him from the Dodgers for Ramon Hernandez last week and sure enough Ken Rosenthal of reports that they’re close to trading him to the Mariners. According to Rosenthal the two sides are in the process

  • NHL Teams With Gay Rights Group You Can Play

    April 11, 2013 6:03 PM 144

    New awareness campaign is a first among major sports leagues The National Hockey League has partnered with the You Can Play Project for what could be the most comprehensive campaign taken by a major men's sports league in support of gay rights, The New York Times reports. You Can Play has long been dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports, and now the NHL will help them produce

  • Scheduled to Play Twins, Mets Face Snow Instead

    April 11, 2013 5:56 PM 152

    They do. A spring snowstorm was expected to dump five to eight inches of heavy, wet snow on the Twin Cities by the time it let up Thursday, jeopardizing Friday night’s game with the Mets, the first in a three-game series. St. Peter said Thursday morning that crews were already clearing snow, and he remained hopeful the game would go on. “Right now, we fully

  • Tuck wants Victor Cruz at workouts

    April 11, 2013 5:49 PM 203

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Justin Tuck is hoping Victor Cruz will show up at next week's voluntary offseason workout program with the New York Giants and that the restricted free agent's attendance can be a sign of good faith in the receiver's contract negotiations. A league source told ESPN senior NFL insider Chris Mortensen that Cruz is not expected to attend

  • Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard ‘really, really close’ to signing contract extension

    April 11, 2013 5:29 PM 157

    Added Detroit general manager Ken Holland: “We’re close, but it’s not a done deal.” Howard is in the second season of a two-year, $4.5 million deal. Detroit drafted him in the second round of the 2003 NHL draft and he’ll probably be under contract for the rest of this decade with the storied franchise. Howard said negotiations aren’t a distraction because

  • Canadiens at Sabres - Game Preview

    April 11, 2013 4:07 PM 162

    The Buffalo Sabres find themselves in a precarious position as the 2013 season begins to draw to its close. With eight games remaining on their schedule, they are eight points and three teams out of the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot. While a win would keep their playoff hopes alive, their window of opportunity to qualify for the postseason

  • Rashad Jennings works out for Raiders

    April 11, 2013 4:02 PM 188

    Posted by Mike Wilkening on April 10, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT The Raiders worked out Rashad Jennings on Wednesday, the free agent running back said on his verified Twitter account and on Facebook. The 28-year-old Jennings showed promise as Maurice Jones-Drew’s backup early in his career, gaining better than five yards per carry in 2009 and 2010. However, Jennings

  • Rutgers letting 22 kids affected by Hurricane Sandy play in spring game

    April 11, 2013 3:44 PM 121

    Rutgers announced Thursday that 22 children affected by Hurricane Sandy will get to participate in the Scarlet Knights' spring game on April 27 (via Chip Patterson). Participants will be selected based on the essays and photos on the subject that they submit to the university. The kids will spend the entire second half on the sidelines, and they'll get on the field

  • Eagles trade Dion Lewis to Browns for Emmanuel Acho, per report

    April 11, 2013 3:33 PM 150

    The trade is just the latest move by new Eagles coach Chip Kelly, who has been reworking the Philadelphia roster to meet the needs of his system. Acho should help the Eagles add depth to the linebacking corps in their transition to a 3-4 defense. Lewis, at 5'8, 195 pounds is considered on the small side for what Kelly needs out of his running backs and likely

  • Streaking Knicks, minus K-Mart, Tyson, eye No. 2 seed in East

    April 11, 2013 8:18 AM 150

    After clinching their first division title in 19 years, the Knicks already have moved on to their next goals — extending their NBA-best 13 game winning streak, and taking aim at the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Standing in their way are the Bulls, who know a little about snapping streaks. As well as the Knicks have played in their best regular-season