Joe Girardi

Kings To Buyout Jimmer Fredette's Contract

Feb 26, 2014

In the NBA, the Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette are working on a buyout of his contract.

The Kings drafted Fredette with the 10th pick in 2011 after being named The Associated Press player of the year in his senior season at BYU. But he hasn't lived up to expectations with the Kings.

Elsewhere, New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton appeared in court on Tuesday and was formally charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and one count of criminal possession of a firearm. Each is considered a felony in New York state.

Cardinals Eliminate Pirates 6-1, Face Dodgers Next

Oct 10, 2013
Keith Allison/flickr

The St. Louis Cardinals will host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first two games of the National League Championship Series.

The Cardinals advanced for the third straight year by taking Game 5 of the division series, using a pair of two-run homers and outstanding pitching to defeat the Pirates 6-1. The Redbirds went ahead to stay on a two-run homer by David Freese in the second inning, his seventh career postseason round-tripper. Matt Adams added a two-run blast late in the game to cap the scoring.

Red Sox In, Rays Out

Oct 9, 2013
Keith Allison/flickr

In baseball, the Boston Red Sox have played themselves into the American League Championship Series for the 10th time, doing it with excellent pitching and a few timely hits.

Shane Victorino singled home the tiebreaking run and Xander Bogaerts scored twice as the Red Sox pulled out a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the division series. The Rays led 1-0 until Bogaerts scored the tying run on a wild pitch, moments before Victorino drove in Jacoby Ellsbury. Dustin Pedroia added a sacrifice fly in the ninth to cap the scoring.

Rays Blank Cleveland 4-0, Face Boston Tomorrow

Oct 3, 2013
Keith Allison/flickr

In baseball, Tampa Bay is 2-for-2 in elimination playoff games. After beating Texas to get to the American League wild card matchup, the Rays got a great pitching performance from Alex Cobb and blanked Cleveland 4-0 to reach the AL division series against Boston on Friday.

The Indians, who haven't won a World Series since 1948, were making their first postseason appearance since 2007. They won 10 straight games at the end of the season to reach the wild card elimination game.

Rodriguez Hits Revenge Homer Against Dempster

Aug 19, 2013
Keith Allison/Flickr

In baseball, Ryan Dempster plunked Alex Rodriguez with a pitch in the second inning of Boston's 9-6 loss to the New York Yankees, leading to the ejection of manager Joe Girardi. Dempster's first pitch of the at-bat went behind A-Rod's knees, and the next two were inside before the fourth hit Rodriguez. The benches and bullpens emptied following the plunking, but order was quickly restored without further incident.

Then Rodriguez got the better of Dempster four innings later, hitting his 649th career home run. It sparked a four-run rally that turned a 6-3 deficit into a 7-6 lead.