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Utility man Scooter Gennett joins elite group with 4 HRs on ‘surreal’ night.
CINCINNATI — Improbable. Inconceivable. Incredible. Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 13-1 on Tuesday night. Gennett became the 17th player to homer four times in one game — and perhaps the least likely. A second … Continue reading “Utility man Scooter Gennett joins elite group with 4 HRs on ‘surreal’ night.”
Hard-working Jose Abreu earns AL weekly honors
CHICAGO — Jose Abreu earned American League Player of the Week honors for the stretch of May 22-28, hitting .452 with three doubles, two home runs, five RBIs, seven runs scored and a 1.194 OPS over seven games. It marks Abreu’s fourth career weekly honor. But the seeds of Abreu’s 2017 excellence actually took root … Continue reading “Hard-working Jose Abreu earns AL weekly honors”
On Memorial Day, Justin Verlander remembers veterans with poppy flower
CHICAGO – Justin Verlander will be wearing a poppy flower to the ballpark Monday. He will enter Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., wearing it in honor of Memorial Day, a holiday which has resonated more with the Detroit Tigers’ ace since he attended Old Dominion, located close to the country’s largest Naval base in … Continue reading “On Memorial Day, Justin Verlander remembers veterans with poppy flower”
Andrelton Simmons Is Peerless
In the face of a golden generation of slugging shortstops, the 27-year-old is a glove-first throwback Yeah, that was pretty cool,” Andrelton Simmons said. “I liked that one.” I’d just asked him about a play from April 8, when he’d leaped to corral a wayward throw from first baseman Jefry Marté, then twisted down to … Continue reading “Andrelton Simmons Is Peerless”
Nomar Mazara: My dream came true, but it wasn’t easy
My name is Nomar Mazara, but you can call me “Big Chill.” I’m cool with that. I’m an outfielder for the Texas Rangers, and this is me in real life. Baseball means everything in the Dominican Republic. It’s the top sport there, and every little kid dreams of being in the Major Leagues. I’m only … Continue reading “Nomar Mazara: My dream came true, but it wasn’t easy”
Red Sox manager John Farrell starts ticket program for lymphoma patients.
Red Sox manager John Farrell, who successfully battled lymphoma in the summer of 2015, is giving back to those affected by the disease. Farrell and the team announced today that they will create a new ticket program, called “Farrell’s Fighters,” that will invite patients being treated for lymphoma, and their families, to a game each … Continue reading “Red Sox manager John Farrell starts ticket program for lymphoma patients.”
Knicks looking for more players like Courtney Lee in free agency.
Even the most loyal Knicks fans would admit that New York’s big-name signings last summer didn’t work out well. Derrick Rose got to the basket whenever he wanted to in 2016-17, but he struggled on defense, one of the many reasons the Knicks never clicked on that side of the floor. Joakim Noah was limited … Continue reading “Knicks looking for more players like Courtney Lee in free agency.”
Don C is carrying on Michael Jordan’s sneaker legacy right now
When the Air Jordan II was originally introduced back in 1987, it represented a tremendous change in direction for the fledgling Air Jordan brand. The Air Jordan 1 was a mainstream hit, selling millions of pairs at $65 apiece, putting “Air Jordan” into the vernacular and revitalizing—if not outright saving—Nike in the process. The II … Continue reading “Don C is carrying on Michael Jordan’s sneaker legacy right now”
Michael Bennett Has Earned Our Respect. It’s Time We Show It.
Outspoken and candid, the 31-year-old star defensive end is making a very positive difference off the field. Michael Bennett is of the NFL’s good guys. When teammate Cliff Avril ran a race last weekend to help raise money for juvenile Diabetes research, Bennett was there all day to offer his help. When Avril went to … Continue reading “Michael Bennett Has Earned Our Respect. It’s Time We Show It.”
Justin Tuck lauds Jason Pierre-Paul’s perseverance through adversity
Many wrote off New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul after the infamous fireworks incident in 2015 claimed multiple fingers on his right hand. One person who was in his corner the whole time was former teammate Justin Tuck. Tuck was there when Pierre-Paul burst onto the scene and recorded a 16.5-sack season in just … Continue reading “Justin Tuck lauds Jason Pierre-Paul’s perseverance through adversity”
Shaq Thompson: “I’m going to make every rep count”
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A HOFer in Hiding? Jags WR Allen Robinson Determined to Rise Above the Losses.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The shredded 6’3″, 218-pounder in a 2XL Mike Bibby throwback cannot catch a break. The harder he tries, the uglier it gets. It was his idea to golf. Why exactly is unknown. At the extravagant Topgolf driving range, Allen Robinson lines up his feet, adjusts his grip, switches up clubs and … Continue reading “A HOFer in Hiding? Jags WR Allen Robinson Determined to Rise Above the Losses.”
Bucs DE Noah Spence’s game ‘more fluid’ after changes to training and diet.
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence is rehabbing a shoulder injury, but that hasn’t kept him from getting into top shape this offseason. “I only lost like two pounds,” said Spence, who played at 250 pounds last year and has since improved his lean body mass significantly. “I went from 15-16 … Continue reading “Bucs DE Noah Spence’s game ‘more fluid’ after changes to training and diet.”
Davis Webb is already turning heads at Giants rookie camp.
Davis Webb might not become Eli Manning’s heir, but he certainly carries himself as if he intends to be. Webb’s first day of Giants rookie minicamp in East Rutherford on Friday wasn’t perfect: He bobbled a snap from former Florida center Jon Halapio in individual drills. He aimed some throws instead of letting it rip. … Continue reading “Davis Webb is already turning heads at Giants rookie camp.”
Lucinda K. Treat Joins ISE as Executive Vice President and General Counsel
LUCINDA K. TREAT JOINS INDEPENDENT SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL NEW YORK, May 4, 2017 – Independent Sports & Entertainment (ISE) – an integrated sports, media, entertainment and management company – announced today that Lucinda K. Treat has joined the company as executive vice president and general counsel. Treat is a seasoned corporate executive … Continue reading “Lucinda K. Treat Joins ISE as Executive Vice President and General Counsel”
ISE Announces Latest Phase of Long-Term Growth Plan
INDEPENDENT SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES LATEST PHASE OF LONG-TERM GROWTH PLAN President and CEO Hank Ratner Continues To Build Client-Centric, Diversified Company That Now Represents More Than 300 MLB, NBA and NFL Athletes NEW YORK, March 10, 2017 – Independent Sports & Entertainment (ISE) – an integrated sports, media, entertainment and management company – continues to … Continue reading “ISE Announces Latest Phase of Long-Term Growth Plan”
Richard Rosenstein Joins ISE as Chief Financial Officer
RICHARD ROSENSTEIN JOINS ISE AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
David Bauman Named General Counsel for ISE’s Sports Agency Division
DAVID BAUMAN NAMED GENERAL COUNSEL FOR INDEPENDENT SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT’S (ISE) SPORTS AGENCY DIVISION Well-Respected, Industry Vet to Also Serve as Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel for ISE NEW YORK, December 6, 2016 – Independent Sports & Entertainment (ISE), an integrated sports, media, entertainment and management company, announced David Bauman as general counsel for the company’s … Continue reading “David Bauman Named General Counsel for ISE’s Sports Agency Division”
Chris Grancio Joins (ISE) as Chief Marketing Officer
CHRIS GRANCIO JOINS INDEPENDENT SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT (ISE) AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER Seasoned Branding Expert to Lead ISE Global…
Allen Robinson Talks Tats, Kobe, & Man Buns
Star Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson pays a visit to the YH Studio to scoop us on what he’s been up to in the off-season …
How Michael Bennett’s ‘gruesome’ Hawaii workouts helped NFL pass-rushers
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and other pass-rushers exchanged tips and learned from one another in Hawaii. Aaron M. Sprecher/AP Photo Aug 16, 2016 Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. — They gathered together on the beaches of the North Shore getting ready to train. In front of them were endless views of sand for … Continue reading “How Michael Bennett’s ‘gruesome’ Hawaii workouts helped NFL pass-rushers”
DeMarcus Cousins says winning gold medal ‘best feeling ever’
The United States men’s basketball squad was an overwhelming favorite to win the gold medal at the Rio Olympics, but the path wasn’t always …
Robert Covington: ‘I Can’t Wait To See What We’re Capable Of’
Robert Covington is a man with many nicknames. There’s so many that he can’t even keep track of them, so he just lets the fans go wild …
Cameron Payne returns home to Memphis to give back
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Pistons’ Reggie Bullock opens up on transgender sister’s murder in must-see interview
In July 2014, Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock faced the unthinkable. His sister, Mia Henderson, who was born as his brother, Kevin Long, was …