Predicting the 2019 World Series winner

[ad_1] What better way to ring in the new year than with some early predictions for the 2019 season.Can the Red Sox repeat as World Series champions? Will the Dodgers make a third straight trip to the Fall Classic? Will the 2019 postseason field look the same as in '18, or will there be some surprise newcomers?We polled more than 30 experts for their predictions on which teams would

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving injures eye against San Antonio Spurs

[ad_1] SAN ANTONIO -- Kyrie Irving dressed alone in the visitor's locker room after the Boston Celtics 120-111 loss Monday to the San Antonio Spurs, squinting his eyes after suffering in the fourth quarter what he called a scratched left cornea.Celtics coach Brad Stevens wasn't sure whether the injury could force Irving to miss time."Kyrie has a scratched eye," Stevens said. "So he'll have antibiotics for that. I don't know

Everton’s Mason Holgate set to join West Bromwich Albion on loan

[ad_1] Everton defender Mason Holgate will join WBA on loan on January 1.Everton defender Mason Holgate will join Championship side West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season when the transfer window reopens on Tuesday, the Premier League side announced on Monday. The versatile 22-year-old can play as a centre-back or a right back but has managed only five league appearances this season, with Yerry Mina and

Yusei Kikuchi agrees to deal with Mariners

[ad_1] SEATTLE -- Japanese pitching standout Yusei Kikuchi has agreed to a deal with the Mariners, a source told's Jon Paul Morosi on Monday night. The club has not confirmed the deal.Sources had told earlier in the day that Kikuchi was visiting Seattle. The 27-year-old left-hander was considered one of the prime free-agent starters available this offseason, and he had to sign with an MLB team by 2

Blue Jackets surge late to beat reeling Senators 6-3

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Zach Werenski broke a tie late in the game with the second of his two goals, Sergei Bobrovsky had 22 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the struggling Ottawa Senators 6-3 on Monday night. Werenski, who scored the Blue Jackets’ first goal in the second period, tipped in a pass from Cam Atkinson with 2:01 left to break a 3-3 tie. Atkinson and Josh

Jaguars fire running backs coach after Leonard Fournette, T.J. Yeldon drama

[ad_1] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Leonard Fournette's season-long struggles proved costly for his position coach.The Jacksonville Jaguars fired running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley and three more assistants Monday night, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity and said offensive line coach Pat Flaherty, secondary coach Perry Fewell and defensive line coach Marion Hobby also were let go one