Joe Maddon won't be returning to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays announced Friday that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. Owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement: ''We tried diligently and aggressively to sign Joe to a third contract extension prior to his decision. As of yesterday afternoon, Joe enabled himself to explore opportunities throughout major league baseball.
The Washington Redskins finally allowed Robert Griffin III to speak. So he referenced Winston Churchill and played along with the uncertainty whether he might make his return Monday night. His appearance was scheduled by the team after reporters suggested that Griffin's unavailability to the media was a possible violation of NFL access rules. Coach Jay Gruden hasn't ruled out Griffin for Monday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys, but the coach said the plan remains for Colt McCoy to start.
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions. Kansas City manager Ned Yost made the move Friday night with the best-of-seven matchup 1-all. Usual right fielder Nori Aoki was not in the starting lineup, while Jarrod Dyson was starting in center field and batting eighth. With this vast outfield, we knew that we had to put our best defense out there.'' Alex Gordon, who batted sixth in Games 1 and 2 this week at Kauffman Stadium, moved up into the No. 2 hole as the Royals lost their designated hitter - Billy Butler - in the NL ballpark.
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 1 to Sunday, Sept. 7 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 1 to Sunday Sept. 7 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
CLEVELAND (AP) — His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.