MLBPA head Tony Clark urges resolution to Mookie Betts trade situation — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

MLBPA director Tony Clark issued a statement blasting the Red Sox and other involved teams for dragging their feet on resolving the Mookie Betts and Joc Pederson trades.

MLBPA head Tony Clark urges resolution to Mookie Betts trade situation — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Brad Stevens Says Celtics’ Kemba Walker Is ‘A Guy Who Gets It’ — NESN.com

First-year Boston Celtic Kemba Walker spoke to the media on Friday morning, prior to the Celtics hosting the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden at night, and said he enjoyed how the team had played for each other. Not with — as in taking the floor together– but for — as in competing hard every night…

Brad Stevens Says Celtics’ Kemba Walker Is ‘A Guy Who Gets It’ — NESN.com

‘REALLY GREAT ADDITIONS’: All eyes on new Maple Leafs for first game — Toronto Sun

‘REALLY GREAT ADDITIONS’: All eyes on new Maple Leafs for first game — Toronto Sun

By Lance Hornby

An early February date against the nondescript Anaheim Ducks doesn’t usually pack this much hype for the Maple Leafs.

But this game comes on the heels of Toronto’s shake-up trade for an energy forward and back-up goaltender, with the whole club needing to lift itself out of the doldrums and back to playoff contention. Throw in fiery Ducks coach Dallas Eakins back in the city where he played and coached the Leafs and farm team Marlies and the excitement level heightens.

Jack Campbell starts in goal for Toronto, Kyle Clifford will play somewhere on the third or fourth line, while call-up Timothy Liljegren steps on to the blueline with Cody Ceci out a month with an ankle injury.

“Cliff and Soup (Campbell) are going to come in and work extremely hard,” said defenceman Jake Muzzin, reunited with his former Los Angeles Kings’ teammates. “They’re really great additions — and two really great guys. Kyle will bring toughness and sandpaper. That can go a long way.”

All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp — Social News XYZ.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com/) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp, which will be held Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 16 at Quest Multisport as […]

All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp — Social News XYZ

NBA Rumors: Why Celtics, Wizards Couldn’t Agree To Davis Bertans Trade — NESN.com

The Boston Celtics apparently wanted Davis Bertans but weren’t willing to meet his employers’ asking price. Reasons why the Celtics failed to acquire the Washington Wizards forward emerged in reports Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix and The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach shared immediately after Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline had passed. The Celtics reportedly…

NBA Rumors: Why Celtics, Wizards Couldn’t Agree To Davis Bertans Trade — NESN.com

Jessica Mendoza resigns as Mets adviser, adds new roles with ESPN — Press Telegram

Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the New York Mets front office after signing a contract extension with the network. ESPN announced Friday that Mendoza will be an analyst on weekday games as well as making appearances on various network shows, including “SportsCenter” and “Baseball Tonight.” Mendoza’s…

Jessica Mendoza resigns as Mets adviser, adds new roles with ESPN — Press Telegram