Duke transfer Alex O’Connell announces commitment to Creighton for final season of eligibility

Creighton is adding another sharpshooter to its roster after finishing the 2019-20 season ranked ninth in the country in 3-point shooting percentage. Duke transfer Alex O’Connell announced his commitment to the Blue Jays on Wednesday, two-and-a-half weeks after sharing his intention to leave the Blue Devils. The 6-foot-6 O’Connell hit Read more

Alex Rodriguez likes Justin Turner’s idea of ending extra-inning games with home run derbies

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner offered a fun way to end extra-inning games over a potentially shortened 2020 MLB season: home-run derbies to end tied games. And while the idea drew skepticism from some, New York Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez voiced his approval. Speaking on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Read more

Nicklas Backstrom jokes that digital hat-trick came because he didn’t hear Alex Ovechkin yelling for the puck

With the NHL season currently on pause, the Washington Capitals’ local cable affiliate NBC Sports Washington has been airing simulated versions of the rest of the team’s season on-air. In their latest game, the Caps defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on the back of a hat trick from Nicklas Read more

Duke’s Alex O’Connell announces he will transfer from Blue Devils program after three seasons

Duke junior guard Alex O’Connell announced Saturday he will transfer from the Blue Devils program after three seasons, the second defection of the weekend for Duke after sophomore guard Tre Jones announced earlier on Saturday his intentions to leave early for the NBA Draft. “These past three years have been Read more

Coronavirus: Astros’ George Springer, Alex Bregman make donations amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amidst Major League Baseball’s delay of the start of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Astros players George Springer¬†and Alex Bregman became the latest athletes to help those who will be affected by the widespread shutdowns. With regular season games being pushed back for at least two weeks, Read more

Alex Rodriguez rips Astros for showing ‘no remorse’ over cheating scandal

As expected, the Houston Astros have been the target of boos and taunts all throughout spring training following the sign-stealing scandal. There’s even a Twitter account dedicated to passing along videos of fans giving the Astros the business: @AsteriskTour. Opposing players and broadcasters have taken turns chiming in on the Read more

Fantasy Baseball Spring Notebook: Alex Wood as a Dodgers rotation lock and possible sleeper among 14 items

The presumption heading into spring training was that Alex Wood, back with the Dodgers on a one-year deal, was merely competing for the final rotation spot. But to hear him tell it after a spring debut Sunday in which he struck out two over a scoreless inning, it’s already decided. Read more