Ralph Wilson’s Passing Ends AFL Era Of NFL

Ralph Wilson was the last surviving original owner of an AFL team, in this case, the Buffalo Bills. Mr. Wilson, who I had the pleasure of meeting when I headed…

Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster says he won’t play in 2014 – SI.com

SI.comRyan Dempster went 8-9 with a 4.57 ERA in his first and only season with the Red Sox in 2013. Brad Mangin/Getty Images. FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox…

Yankees’ star import Tanaka: Will his arm burn out? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is only 25. He just pitched a perfect 24-0 season with a 1.27 ERA. For non baseball fans, that’s unbelievable form. It’s thanks…

Nation & world: Grady Sizemore returns to majors with Red Sox – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressBaseball: The Oakland A’s further bolstered their pitching staff, agreeing with free-agent lefty Eric O’Flaherty on a $7-million, two-year contract. O’Flaherty, 28, sustained a tear in his pitching…

With Yankees, Tanaka profiles as a No. 3 fantasy starter – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt probably comes as no surprise that star Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will end up in the New York Yankees rotation. After posting an incredible 24-0 record and 1.27…

Masahiro Tanaka to Yanks for $155M – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — The Yankees spent much of 2013 scouting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Japan. After seeing him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, they came away convinced his stuff…

Scherzer, Tigers agree at $15525000 – Washington Post

Washington PostDETROIT — AL Cy Young Award winner has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers for $15,525,000, setting himself up for an even bigger payday when he…

Oakland deals Jerry Blevins to Nationals for minor leaguer – USA TODAY

USA TODAY(AP) — Oakland sent left-hander Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for minor league outfielder Billy Burns, the Athletics’ fifth trade in 10 days. Blevins was 5-0 with a…

Houston lands RHP Scott Feldman – ESPN

ESPNFree-agent right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman has agreed to terms with the Houston Astros on a three-year contract, the club said Friday. Various reports say it’s worth $30 million. Feldman, 30,…

Tigers agree to sign free agent closer Joe Nathan to two-year deal – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comNathan, 39, saved 43 games in 46 chances with a 1.39 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 73 strikeouts in 64 2/3 innings pitched last season for the Rangers. He’s a six-time…