Los Angeles Angels Acquire Ian Kinsler In Trade With Detroit Tigers

The Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night. Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery in the trade. The 35-year-old Kinsler hit .236 with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs in 139 games last season for the Tigers. He is due to earn $11 million next season in the final year of his contract.

Angels get Kinsler for prospects in Tigers trade

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Milwaukee Bucks Forward Mirza Teletovic Sidelined With Pulmonary Emboli In Lungs

Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic will be sidelined as a result of pulmonary emboli in both lungs, Bucks officials announced Thursday, December 14th. According to the Bucks, Teletovic’s condition was discovered when consulting with Bucks team physicians after he experienced unusual fatigue earlier this week. Following a 10-day rest period, Teletovic will begin his supervised rehabilitation program and updates on his condition will be provided when appropriate.

Bucks’ Teletovic out indefinitely with pulmonary emboli

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Bob Costas Headed To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Broadcasting legend Bob Costas has been named the 2018 Ford C. Frick Award winner. According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Costas will be recognized during the Hall of Fame awards presentation on July 28, 2018 during Hall of Fame weekend. He becomes the 42nd winner of the Frick Award. The Ford C. Frick award is voted upon annually and named in memory of sportswriter, radio broadcaster, National League president and baseball commission.

Bob Costas wins Frick Award for broadcasting

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Miami Marlins Trade Marcell Ozuna To Cardinals

Miami agreed to trade Marcell Ozuna — their Gold Glove, Silver Slugger left fielder — to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. He is the third All-Star to be traded in six days. The Cardinals are reportedly sending four prospects to the Marlins, including right-handed pitcher Sandy Alcantara. Ozuna is scheduled to hit free agency after the 2019 season. For the Marlins, this is another step in that offseason roster deconstruction. It started with Dee Gordon, continued with Giancarlo Stanton, now includes Ozuna and could send more Marlins packing in the coming days and weeks.

Source: Marlins trade OF Ozuna to Cardinals

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NFL Network Suspends Three Former Players After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

The NFL Network has suspended three members of its on-air team, former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor, in response to allegations of sexual harassment made in a lawsuit by a former employee. Former wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor detailed several sexually inappropriate encounters with the trio, and others who have worked for the NFL Network, according to court documents.  Former NFL Network executive Eric Weinberger and former NFL Network analyst Donovan McNabb are also among those named in the suit. 

NFL Network suspends three over sexual harassment allegations

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Devin Hester Announces Retirement From NFL

Devin Hester, the NFL’s career leader in combined kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns, announced his retirement via Twitter on Tuesday. Hester, 35, finishes his career with 14 punt returns for touchdowns — also the best in NFL history — and five TDs on kickoff returns. Considered the best return man in the NFL for many years, Hester made four Pro Bowls and was first-team All-Pro three times. In his Twitter post, Hester said: “I have good news and bad news. Good news: Commissioner Goodell, you can put the kickoff back at the 30. Bad news: Y’all will have to find a new favorite returner.”

Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer? You bet he is.

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Jack Morris And Alan Trammell Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Former Tigers Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were both elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the the Modern Era Committee, MLB announced Sunday. Morris, a pitcher, and Trammell, a shortstop, both failed to gain entry during their 15 years on the regular ballot. In balloting by the 16-member Modern Era panel, with 12 votes needed for election, Morris got 14 votes and Trammell received 13. “I’m so proud that Jack and I will be going in together,” Trammell said. Morris added, “I can’t think of a better scenario to go in with a former teammate and a guy that I respect and love so much, and I know it’s going to be good day.”

Morris, Trammell make Baseball Hall of Fame

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz Out For Season With Torn ACL

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday. The 24-year-old Wentz, who was expected to be an NFL MVP candidate this season, underwent an MRI on Monday morning after suffering the knee injury in Sunday’s 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. It usually takes a player six to nine months to recover from the required surgery.

Wentz has torn ACL, will miss rest of season

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Texans QB Tom Savage Ruled Out With Concussion Following Scary Hit

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage took a brutal hit during Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers — his head bouncing off the ground — and immediately suffered what looked to be a seizure as he lay in the end zone. After the hit by Elvis Dumervil, Savage’s hands started twitching as he rolled on the field. Savage was helped up and taken off the field to be evaluated for a concussion. He returned to the field for a series, but afterwards Savage was tested again and it was determined he needed to leave the game.

Tom Savage Injury: Texans Rule Concussion, QB Seen Shaking After Devastating Tackle

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Giants Lose To Cowboys 30-10 As Giants Quarterback Eli Manning Returns

Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes as the Dallas Cowboys beat New York 30-10 Sunday, to spoil Steve Spagnuolo’s debut as interim coach and the return of quarterback Eli Manning to the Giants’ starting lineup. The Cowboys (7-6) stayed in the playoff hunt with three games left in the regular season. The New York Giants fell to 2-11.

Giants’ Eli Manning: Commits two turnovers in return

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