MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

BONDS & CLEMENS ROADS TO COOPERSTOWN MIGHT NEVER CLEAR

Ken Rosenthal: Bonds and Clemens roads to Cooperstown might never clear.    The New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks answered important lineup questions on Tuesday, completing a three-team, five-player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays that will net New York a needed infield option and Arizona a new outfielder writes Mark Townsend of Big League Stew. Stoneman Douglas caps will be […]

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

DIAMONDBACKS SEND DRURY TO YANKEES

The Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder Steven Souza from the Rays as part of the three-way trade that also involves the Yankees. As well, infielder Brandon Drury is headed from Arizona to the Yankees, and the D-Backs send reliever Anthony Banda to Tampa. The Yankees will also be sending prospects Nick Solak and Taylor Widener to the Rays and Diamondbacks, respectively. Here’s how it breaks down: Diamondbacks get: OF Steven Souza, […]

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AL EAST SPRING TRAINING NEWS

American League East News Rob Bradford writes about the Craig Kimbrel Conundrum. Kimbrel walked into spring training Saturday giving a great bulletin board quote, “It’s a pretty stat but at the end of the day it’s about winning and losing games.” Christopher Smith writes the Red Sox inked Eduardo Nunez to a two-year contract today with an […]

SPORTS WRITER

JOE CURLEY VENTURA COUNTY STAR

Joe Curley has been covering college, soccer and prep sports for the Star since 2000. In addition to the Los Angeles Rams, local college, lacrosse and soccer beats, he contributes to the Star’s education and feature coverage. Curley has covered 11 Rose Bowls and four BCS national championship games and four NCAA Division I  basketball […]

SPORTS BROADCASTER

CHARLIE NEAL PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER, ESPNU

Charlie Neal joined ESPN in 2005, primarily serving as play-by-play announcer for Historically Black College/University football and basketball (HBCU) telecasts on ESPNU. Neal started his broadcasting career over 30 years ago as a radio disc jockey before turning to television as a sportscaster working for several affiliates in the Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, […]