The Ravens have had a busy day. They already signed one free agent defensive tackle, coming to terms with Justin Ellis. They placed rookie defensive tackle Daylon Mack on injured reserve with a knee injury. Their other roster move, cutting returner Cyrus Jones, left them with 52 players on their roster. Michael Pierce‘s ankle injury…Ravens sign Domata Peko — ProFootballTalk
They’ve been playing football in Cleveland since 1946. Baker Mayfield, who was born in 1995, would like to tell the people there how to watch it right. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns quarterback said he’d prefer it if fans didn’t make themselves heard when he’s on the field, citing…Baker Mayfield wants crowd to be quiet when he has ball — ProFootballTalk
Long gone and on the verge of becoming entirely forgotten, free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick will conduct this weekend what could be a last-ditch effort to get the NFL’s attention. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Kapernick will hold a private workout in Atlanta. The Saturday session will include on-field work and an interview. All clubs…Colin Kaepernick to hold workout for NFL teams — ProFootballTalk
The Angels have added a wealth of baseball experience to the front office, hiring Tony La Russa as a special assistant to baseball operations.Angels hire Tony La Russa as baseball operations special assistant — HardballTalk
Twins rookie manager Rocco Baldelli was voted the 2019 American League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA, narrowly beating out the Yankees’ Aaron Boone.Rocco Baldelli named 2019 American League Manager of the Year — HardballTalk
|RANDAL GRICHUK, REESE MCGUIRE, AND BO BICHETTE HEADLINE FIRST WAVE OF BLUE JAYS JOINING FANS AT WINTER FEST JANUARY 18 & 19– Fans can purchase tickets for the third-annual event, plus autograph sessions and guided tours, beginning Monday, Nov. 18 –– Blue Jays alumni Roberto Alomar, Pat Hentgen, and Cito Gaston also make their Toronto return for Winter Fest –– Winter Tour presented by TD heads west to Calgary on January 10 & 11 – The Toronto Blue Jays today announce the first wave of players and alumni that will be joining fans in Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19 at Winter Fest presented by TD: outfielder Randal Grichuk, catcher Reese McGuire, and shortstop Bo Bichette. In addition, the Blue Jays are thrilled to welcome back World Series Champions Roberto Alomar, Pat Hentgen, and Cito Gaston. Additional players and alumni attending Winter Fest will be announced in the coming weeks. Thanks to the overwhelming excitement from Blue Jays fans, Winter Fest is returning for its third straight year, featuring two full days of festivities on Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rogers Centre. Blue Jays fans can look forward to a winter weekend of family-friendly fun, including player, rookie, and alumni appearances; SN personalities; guided ballpark tours; self-guided tours, including the Blue Jays Clubhouse; Jr. Jays activations; a skating rink; live entertainment; historic memorabilia; and much more. Plus, the first 12,000 fans each day at Winter Fest will receive a Blue Jays Toque presented by TDupon entry into Rogers Centre. Tickets to Winter Fest go on sale beginning Monday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. ET atbluejays.com/winterfest. Fans are encouraged to purchase early as, new this year, tickets for player and alumni autograph sessions and guided tours will also be available starting November 18 on a first-come, first-served basis, including the production, roof, and broadcast tours. There are a limited number of tickets available for autographs and tours, so be sure to reserve your spot before they sell out! In addition, fans who purchase tickets to Winter Fest will obtain access to a special presale for 2020 Blue Jays single game tickets. Admission prices (per day)· Adults – $20· Youth (Ages 2 to 14) and seniors (65 and over) – $5o Free for children under the age of 2· 2020 Season Ticket Members – $10*· 2020 Ticket Pack Members – $15*· Autograph Session Ticket – $5**· Guided Tour Ticket – $5** *Limit of four (4) tickets at discounted rate**Limit of two (2) tickets for Autograph Sessions and four (4) tickets for Guided Tours; a portion of proceeds benefit Jays Care Foundation The Blue Jays today also announce the team is headed west to Calgary on Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11 for the 10th-annual Winter Tour presented by TD. Featuring second baseman Cavan Biggio, first baseman Rowdy Tellez, pitcher Trent Thornton, and catcher Danny Jansen, the two-day event will have more opportunities for fans to connect with Canada’s baseball team, including an Ultimate Field Trip contest for local classes, a ticketed autograph session, a visit to Ronald McDonald House, and a ticketed Amateur Baseball Clinic. For more information on the team’s trip to Calgary, fans can visit bluejays.com/wintertour. Since 2011, Winter Tourpresented by TD has visited more than 20 Canadian cities across the country, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Halifax, and St. John’s. This will be the second time the Blue Jays have visited Calgary (2015). |
Four sources, including current Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers, confirmed that the Astros used a camera to steal signs.Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 — HardballTalk
The Raptors lost OG Anunoby early in the game when he was poked in the eye inadvertently by Kawhi Leonard. Anunoby left the game bleeding and did not return. Raptors coach Nick Nurse was hit with a technical foul when he argued for a foul call.
From the Los Angeles Daily News
-By MIRJAM SWANSON | firstname.lastname@example.org | Southern California News Group
PUBLISHED: November 11, 2019 at 10:37 pm | UPDATED: November 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm
LOS ANGELES — In a knock-down, drag-out defensive test of mettle, Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers took a proud champion’s best shot and withstood it, defeating the Toronto Raptors 98-88 on Monday.
Leonard stepped on the court with Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet and crew for the first time since June 13, when they won an NBA title together.
This time, of course, Leonard was working against the guys with Raptors across their chest, having departed in free agency, ending months of speculation by choosing to come home to Southern California and play for the Clippers rather than run it back with Toronto.
Leonard told the Staples Center crowd, split in its allegiances Monday, that it meant something to face his former teammates: “Definitely. Got to know the guys inside and out, on and off the court. We had fun, it was fun to compete against them tonight.”
His presence in L.A. made the Clippers immediate favorites among oddsmakers and league general managers – but Monday it was the Raptors who played, fittingly, like champions the past two days, splitting a tough Staples Center back to back despite two of their starters being sidelined by injury.
On Sunday, Toronto (7-3) stormed past the Lakers 113-104, disrupting their seven-game winning streak and shutting out former Raptor Danny Green.
On Monday, the Raptors took it to Leonard and his new company, playing swarming, relentless defense and making L.A. work for the win before an enthusiastic crowd split in its allegiances.
Toronto trailed by only four points on Chris Boucher’s putback with 1:42 left, but then Leonard’s ninth assist set up a flying Montrezl Harrell dunk followed by a pair of Leonard makes at the line with 43 seconds to go effectively closed the door.
“They’re a confident team,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said before the game. “I call it the championship rub. You win the title, you can lose five guys … and guys believe they can win because they have won. They know how to win together, so you see them playing that way as a group, you can’t break that.”
The victory was costly for the Clippers (7-3), who lost starting shooting guard Landry Shamet in the third quarter, when the team said he sprained his left ankle while defending Fred VanVleet, his former college teammate, on a drive to the hoop. Shamet, who did not put any weight on his left foot while he was helped to the locker room, left the locker room on crutches after the game and will undergo an MRI in the morning.
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Toronto led 78-73 entering the fourth quarter, when Leonard had been hot this season, averaging a league-best 13.5 points per game entering Monday.
|TEPERA CLEARS RELEASE WAIVERS|
The TORONTO BLUE JAYS announced that RHP RYAN TEPERA has cleared release waivers and is now a free agent. TEPERA, 32, put together a 0-2 record with a 4.98 ERA across 22 relief appearances and one start last season. He started the season on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation and made his season debut on April 18. The righty made 12 appearances before returning to the injured list on May 21 with a right elbow impingement. He was selected by the Blue Jays in the 19th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. The Houston, TX, native has a career record of 12-11 with a 3.64 ERA across five seasons with Toronto. He was previously designated for assignment on November 4. Player Profile: Ryan Teperahttps://www.mlb.com/player/ryan-tepera-572193
Yordan Álvarez was unanimously named the 2019 American League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America.Yordan Álvarez named 2019 American League Rookie of the Year — HardballTalk
The Red Sox, Yankees, and Cubs exceeded the competitive balance tax threshold in 2019 and each will pay a penalty for the overage.Cubs, Red Sox, Yankees exceeded competitive balance tax threshold in 2019 — HardballTalk