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Want to slow down Byron Buxton? Good luck
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You already know Byron Buxton is fast. You might already know that the Twins center fielder was the fastest player in baseball by Statcast™’s sprint speed metric in 2017.

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Astros' Verlander shuts down Yankees hype: 'The AL goes through us'
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Justin Verlander is clearly enjoying his new life as part of the defending World Series champion. The Houston Astros star was not about to stay quiet after MLB Network's Chris Russo effusively praised the New York Yankees – who may well be Houston's biggest obstacle toward repeating as AL champion – during a segment on […]

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'Thumbs Down Guy' gives thumbs up to Mets for adding Frazier
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The New York Mets reported signing of third baseman Todd Frazier on Monday has received an important seal of approval. Gary Dunaier, who may be more popularly recognized as the "Thumbs Down Guy," appeared to be pleased with the signing when he was asked about it on Tuesday. “I’m happy Todd Frazier will be playing […]

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Mariners hoping Healy will hold down the corner
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With Spring Training rapidly approaching, we’re taking an in-depth look at the Mariners’ roster. This is the fifth part of an Around the Horn series looking at each position on the team. Today: first base.

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Report: Holland turned down Rockies' 3-year, $52M offer
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The Colorado Rockies and right-hander Greg Holland weren't able to come to terms this offseason, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. Holland was offered, and subsequently rejected, a three-year, $52-million offer to return as Colorado's closer, Bob Nightengale of USA Today said Friday on MLB Network, per Patrick Saunders from The Denver Post. […]

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Fantasy Basketball: Breaking down John Wall's injury, Blake Griffin trade
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The last 24 hours have seen some big news with the potential to shake up Fantasy leagues. Chris Towers breaks down what it means.

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Breaking down MLB's bizarre buyer's market and how to fix it
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Spring training is five weeks away, and yet 15 of the top 20 free-agent position players are still unemployed. While it's been a slow offseason – and, indeed, a long winter if you're an unsigned Scott Boras client like J.D. Martinez or Eric Hosmer – to suggest front offices have been inactive would be putting […]

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Of 30 MLB teams, only five have yet to expand protective netting down foul lines
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The White Sox, Angels, Athletics, Orioles and Marlins are the holdouts after Blue Jays folded

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Bullpen aiming to cut down on inconsistency
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MLB.com is taking a look at the projected bullpen of all 30 teams ahead of Spring Training. Here’s how the Astros might stack up.

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Alabama Vs Georgia: CFB Title Could Come Down To Crimson Tide Weakness | SI NOW | Sports Illustrated
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Could Georgia’s explosive running game get the best of Alabama’s strong defense? SI’s Andy Staples breaks down the CFB title game. Subscribe to ►► http://po.st/SubscribeSI Follow the latest NFL news and highlights, with updates on your favorite team and players. Want to know what’s up with Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Tom Brady and more? We’ve […]

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NBA games Tuesday, scores, highlights, updates: Bulls take down Giannis, Bucks
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We’ve got all the scores, highlights and news from Tuesday’s NBA games

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J.D. Martinez to sit down with Red Sox, other suitors at meetings
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One day after Giancarlo Stanton came here for a news conference to announce his trade to the New York Yankees, Martinez was en route to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort on Tuesday evening to meet with potential suitors. According to a source, the Boston Red Sox were among the clubs scheduled

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