Playing with Maryland women’s soccer gave Amanda Schafer a chance to continue her career

Maryland women’s soccer’s Amanda Schafer wasn’t sure if she wanted to continue her soccer career after graduating from the University of Rhode Island, but conversations with her family, notably her older sister Alexandra Schafer, encouraged her to give the sport another shot. Alexandra Schafer played soccer at UMass and had a fifth year but didn’t … Read more

Astros Sign José Abreu To Three-Year Contract

The Astros have found their new first baseman, announcing an agreement Monday evening on a three-year deal with José Abreu. He’ll reportedly receive $19.5MM per season, bringing the total to $58.5MM. Abreu is represented by ISE Baseball. Abreu, 36 in January, has spent his entire big league career with the White Sox thus far, but … Read more

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The Brooklyn Nets edged out an undermanned Orlando Magic outfit at home 109-102 to get back to .500 at 11-11 behind a season-high 45-point masterclass from Kevin Durant on Tuesday (all times AEDT). Durant shot a hyper efficient 19-of-24 from the field (79 percent) and added seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks … Read more

Recap: Thunder at Pelicans | NBA.com

THE REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK Late Rally Not Enough for Thunder The Big Picture The Thunder addressed some recent opportunities for growth in New Orleans by getting off to a better start and making in-game adjustments on the glass and with its interior defense. The Thunder also sustained its downhill, ball movement style of play deep into … Read more

Recap: Nuggets take down the Rockets

The Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets got their game started in a hurry. They were trading baskets early on, and the two sides had combined for 25 points four minutes into the game with the Rockets leading 14-11 behind some hot shooting beyond the arc. Midway through the first quarter, Houston was leading by five … Read more

GMs on top free agents aside from Aaron Judge

It’s been an annual tradition here at MLB.com to poll executives around the league as to who is the winter’s top available free agent. After asking the first general manager that question, it became apparent that we were going to have to take a different approach. “It’s Aaron Judge,” the GM said with a chuckle. … Read more