Matt Chapman could hardly contain his excitement. Khris Davis hardly knew who the kid was. (read more)

Matt Harvey made a surprise start off for the New York Mets on Thursday — one that even caught him off guard.Harvey allowed six runs over 4. (read more)

He may be a 35-year-old playing on one of the worst teams in baseball, but Brandon Phillips hasn’t lost his sense of humor.On Thursday morning, the Atlanta Braves second baseman, who is currently battling a groin strain, dropped a funny quote about avoiding the disabled list. (read more)

It’s been a rough April for the health of the New York Mets, and it got worse on Thursday. Yoenis Cespedes hit a double against the Atlanta Braves but was in visible pain as he ran into second base. (read more)

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. (read more)

Boston Red Sox pitching prospect Kevin Steen was injured in a serious car accident Wednesday night that left another motorist dead.According to FOX4 in Fort Meyers, Steen was seriously injured when another car veered off the road, crossed the median and went airborne into his SUV. (read more)

In the months after leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title in 108 years, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has been deemed both the greatest leader in the world (yes, ahead of the Pope and all the leaders of countries) and one of the world’s 100 most influential people.Epstein had an all-timer of a response to the accolades:In a text to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Epstein (read more)

Orioles fans know how much their team relies on home runs for offensive production, but I don’t think anyone saw this coming. In the second inning of Wednesday’s game against the Rays, Baltimore right fielder Seth Smith hit a routine single to center fieldAt least it was routine until center fielder Kevin Kiermaier tried to snipe Ryan Flaherty at third, with his throw ending up going all the way t (read more)

Golfer Grayson Murray apologized on Twitter Thursday for sending an inappropriate tweet to a young girl a day earlier.Murray sent his original tweet to a girl on Wednesday. (read more)

Grayson Murray has cultivated a reputation of having a no-holds-barred and controversial approach to his activity on social media. In light of a creepy tweet issued by the professional golfer Wednesday night, the case can be made Murray simply should bar himself from using any social media platform for his own good. (read more)

Jabrill Peppers dropped to No. 25 in the NFL draft for a few different reasons. (read more)

Here we are. The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has drawn to a conclusion. (read more)

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall?Each of those are legitimate questions that will be debated over the next 24 hours, so we figured we’d get an immediate jump-start on it. (read more)

Thirty-two young men had their lives changed forever during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday night. They all have a chance to be franchise cornerstones in the coming years, but history tells us many won’t have the kind of impact expected of a first-round pick. (read more)

A pair of NFC West opponents have struck a deal. The San Francisco 49ers traded up to the No. (read more)

The Oakland Raiders ended the fall of one of the more controversial players in the 2017 NFL Draft, selecting Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley with the No. 24 pick. (read more)


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