[ad_1] 9:19 AM ETSteve KimESPN Heavyweight Chris Arreola, who faces Adam Kownacki on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, has a 44-fight career filled with entertaining moments. It hasn't been perfect, but it has been memorable.Say what you want about Arreola, but he has been a trailblazer of sorts. Before there was Andy Ruiz (the first heavyweight champion of Mexican descent), there was "The Nightmare," who competed
[ad_1] NEW YORK -- They might have been forced to put their pencils down, but the New York Yankees' real test is about to begin.It's going to be a tough one.Thanks in large part to the gargantuan, buzzer-beating undertaking pulled off by the Houston Astros in the closing seconds of Wednesday's trade deadline, the Yankees will have to prove on the field what they've been saying off of it."You fall
[ad_1] The Los Angeles Dodgers didn't make a big move at the trade deadline, but they've got reinforcements coming: Dustin May, their top pitching prospect, will make his major league debut Friday against the San Diego Padres, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.May, 21, is 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA in five starts with Triple-A Oklahoma City this season. The right-hander has 24 strikeouts and nine walks in 27⅓ innings.He is
[ad_1] HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jake Beber-Frankel, the 17-year-old son of Academy Award-winning director David Frankel, shot a 10-under 60 on Wednesday for the lowest score in the history of the Boys Junior PGA Championship. Beber-Frankel, from Miami, closed with a par on the ninth hole at Keney Park Golf Course, missing a chance to shoot 59. “I actually thought of a 59 on my 10th or 11th hole,” said
[ad_1] The Chicago Cubs on Tuesday acquired outfielder Nicholas Castellanos from the Detroit Tigers, a move they hope fortifies their lineup amid a playoff push.The Tigers received right-handed pitching prospects Alex Lange and Paul Richan in the deal. The Cubs also will receive cash considerations."The guy is a good hitter," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said of Castellanos on Wednesday. "I always thought he patterned himself after [Miguel] Cabrera, early on.
[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Yankees general manager Brian Cashman stood firmly behind his organization's inactivity during Wednesday's trade deadline, saying that despite his best efforts, he had trouble finding fair offers with the potential trade partners he spoke to in recent weeks."We didn't get close to anything," Cashman said a couple hours after the deadline passed. "But we certainly knocked on all doors, and had a lot of ideas and
[ad_1] The Houston Astros made the biggest move of Wednesday's trade deadline, acquiring right-hander Zack Greinke from the Arizona Diamondbacks for four prospects.Greinke joins a fearsome rotation that includes Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole.Houston sent right-hander Corbin Martin, right-hander J.B. Bukauskas, first baseman Seth Beer and infielder Josh Rojas to Arizona to complete the deal."Zack Greinke's one of the best pitchers in baseball. We had him high on our list,"
[ad_1] CHICAGO -- Perhaps no team generated as much mystery in the days leading up to Wednesday's trade deadline as the New York Mets. Would they buy? Would they sell? What did the acquisition of Marcus Stroman signify?After Wednesday's deadline passed without another splash from the Mets, the answer seems clear enough."Our focus at the trade deadline isn't really different than what our focus was early in the offseason and
[ad_1] Just remember: Sometimes the biggest deals don't end up being the most important. See: Nathan Eovaldi and Steve Pearce for the 2018 Red Sox. Anyway, let's review some of the winners and losers from a 2019 MLB trade deadline that finished with a flurry of activity. (Note: This is not a comprehensive review of every trade, but I did like the A's picking Tanner Roark in the most A's
[ad_1] Madison Bumgarner "never expected to be somewhere else," and Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he's "happy" to have his ace around after the trade deadline as San Francisco seeks a wild-card spot. [ad_2] Source link