April 17, 2014

MLB: Shin-Soo Choo reportedly turned down Yankees’ 7-year, $140M offer

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Shin-Soo Choo has a career .288 batting average, 900 hits, 104 home runs and 427 RBIs. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — Free agent Shin-Soo Choo reportedly turned down a seven-year, $140 million offer from the Yankees this offseason, according to a report Wednesday from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Choo’s agent, [...]

MLB Report: Alex Rodriguez’s attorneys vow to take grievance to court, release evidence

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said he hopes to be in spring training with the team. (Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — Representatives for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said they are preparing to take his grievance case into federal court regardless of how arbitrator Fredric Horowitz rules, according to [...]

Cycling: Lance Armstrong claims UCI president helped with cover up

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Lance Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles earlier this year by the US Anti-Doping Agency. (Getty Images) Story Highlights Armstrong tested positive for a banned corticosteroid at the 1999 Tour de France He later produced a backdated prescription for a cream to treat saddle sores UCI president Hein Verbruggen instigated the [...]

NHL Roundup: Wild beat Maple Leafs 2-1 in shootout

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Nazem Kadri #43 and Mark Fraser #2 of the Toronto Maple Leafs fight Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild during the second period of the game on November 13, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild kept their [...]

MLB: Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young Award; Clayton Kershaw takes home NL honor

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Max Scherzer is the second Tigers pitcher in three years to win the Cy Young, joining Justin Verlander, who won in 2011. (Michael Ivins/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / AP) — The Tigers’ Max Scherzer easily won his first American League Cy Young Award, while the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw cruised to his second NL Cy Young in [...]

NCAA College Football: Chaos season begins as contenders enter home stretch

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After routing Oklahoma last week, Bryce Petty (14) and Baylor will face off with Texas Tech on Saturday. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / SI) — Chaos season finally kicked off last Thursday. Stanford knocked off Oregon, providing the first true shakeup at the top of the polls. Last week, I bemoaned the possibility of a [...]

NFL: Previewing Cowboys-Saints, Lions-Bears, more Week 10 games

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Dez Bryant (left) and the Cowboys are hoping to extend their lead in the NFC East with a win over the Saints on Sunday. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / SI) — Chris Burke and Doug Farrar get you ready for the weekend with The Playbook, a detailed weekly preview that gives you everything you need [...]

MLB- 2013 Red Sox Closure: David Ortiz joins Boston heroes on cover of Nov. 11 issue of Sports Illustrated

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David Ortiz with (left to right) officers Javier Pagan and Rachel McGuire and Detective Kevin McGill. (Joe McNally/SI) (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — The Boston Red Sox’ World Series victory not only capped a worst-to-first turnaround season for the Old Towne Team, it also brought a final note of joy in a season full of [...]

Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky asks Pennsylvania high court to take case

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky walks into the Centre County Courthouse before being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on Oct. 9, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pa.(Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky wants Pennsylvania’s highest court to take up his appeal of a 45-count child sex abuse [...]

Tennis Recap: Serena Williams beats Li Na to claim WTA title

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Serena Williams of the USA rallies to defeat Li Na of China in the final of the WTA Championships.(Photo: Bulent Kilic, AFP/Getty Images) Story Highlights Serena Williams rallied to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 Williams wrapped up her 11th title of the 2013 season She finished the season with a 78-4 record ISTANBUL (AP) — Serena [...]