MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

As Jacob deGrom rumbles into the final stretch of his best season ever, his manager knows “he’s probably going to experience something that he’s never experienced before.” A pitching coach during both of Corey Kluber’s American League Cy Young Award seasons in Cleveland, Mickey Callaway recalls the shift in Kluber’s demeanor during his final half-dozen starts those years. … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

TOUR de FRANCE OFF AND CYCLING, GREG VAN AVERMAET WEARING THE YELLOW JERSEY

Chris Froome began the process of steadily eroding the time lost in Saturday’s opening stage of the Tour after Team Sky finished second here in the first major test, the 35.5km team time trial. “We can be pretty happy,” he said. “We gave it everything we had and it all went pretty much to plan. You can … Read moreTOUR de FRANCE OFF AND CYCLING, GREG VAN AVERMAET WEARING THE YELLOW JERSEY

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

Dave Dombrowski, the general manager of the Boston Red Sox, spoke to reporters on Saturday afternoon and revealed that he had spoken extensively to Brian Cashman, his counterpart with the Yankees, the day before. It was a cordial chat, no doubt, but surely no substantive strategic plans were divulged. For, just as their teams are … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE MAY 31ST NEWS-STANLEY CUP GAME 2

The Washington Capitals came away with a big road win in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final last night but a key player Evgeny Kuznetsov, was forced to leave the game early after a hip check into the boards from Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb. Washington Capitals goalie’s Braden Holtby reacted with pure instinct. coaches and teammates weren’t … Read moreNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE MAY 31ST NEWS-STANLEY CUP GAME 2

LARRY BROWN CLOSE WITH MEMPHIS-KANSAS UCLA LAND RECRUITS

 The University of Memphis has offered Larry Brown a full-time position as a consultant on Penny Hardaway’s men’s basketball staff, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.  School officials are awaiting a final response from Brown. A bit of positive news for Kansas basketball on Wednesday might have gotten lost in the whirlwind … Read moreLARRY BROWN CLOSE WITH MEMPHIS-KANSAS UCLA LAND RECRUITS

SPRING COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MEANS COLLEGE FOOTBALL RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

Barrett Sallee writes Alabama and Notre Dame last met on the gridiron in January 2013 in Miami, where the Crimson Tide stomped the Fighting Irish 42-14 in the BCS National Championship Game to claim the 2012 national championship. Its last meeting with Texas was in January 2010 in Pasadena, when it topped the Longhorns 37-21 to claim the 2009 national title. … Read moreSPRING COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MEANS COLLEGE FOOTBALL RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS

John Marshall (AP Basketball Writer) writes that University of Virginia solidifies the #1 spot in the latest NCAA D-I basketball poll. Xavier moves to #3. Jeff Borzello (ESPN Staff Writer) writes after Virginia there is a lot of uncertainty.  According to Tom Green of AL.com, Auburn self-reported to its own compliance department the fact Florida fans threw … Read moreCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS