Metta World Peace Changes Name Once Again, Now Metta Ford-Artest — NESN.com

Metta World Peace is no more. World Peace, formally known as Ron Artest, once again has changed his name. The former Los Angeles Laker now officially is known as Metta Ford-Artest, and explained his reasoning on the “Inside The Green Room With Danny Green” show. “My name now is ‘Metta … Ford-Artest,” he said, via…

Metta World Peace Changes Name Once Again, Now Metta Ford-Artest — NESN.com

World Peace, formally known as Ron Artest, once again has changed his name. The former Los Angeles Laker now officially is known as Metta Ford-Artest, and explained his reasoning on the “Inside The Green Room With Danny Green” show. “My name now is ‘Metta … Ford-Artest,” he said, via CBS Sports. “I actually took my wife’s last and added it to mine.” Ford-Artest first changed his name prior to the 2012 season because he simply was “tired of Ron Artest.” Maybe his third name will be a charm and this one will stick

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Tiger Woods Reveals What ‘Destroyed’ His Body At Young Age On PGA Tour — NESN.com

Tiger Woods recently was asked during a video segment for GOLFTV: If you had one thing you could go back in time to tell your younger self, what would it be? Now, there obviously are many ways Woods could answer this question. He’s dealt with some personal issues in his career, most notably a divorce…

Tiger Woods Reveals What ‘Destroyed’ His Body At Young Age On PGA Tour — NESN.com

Now, there obviously are many ways Woods could answer this question. He’s dealt with some personal issues in his career, most notably a divorce from his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, after various reports of extramarital affairs. But the 44-year-old chose to focus on a physical activity that ultimately proved detrimental to his health. “Not to run so much,” Woods said. “Running over 30 miles a week for my first five, six years on Tour pretty much destroyed my body and my knees.” Woods is one of the greatest golfers of all time, having won 15 major championships and 82 PGA Tour events overall. Still, he’s dealt with a multitude of back and knee injuries that have sidelined him over the years. It’s fair to wonder whether exercising differently could have prevented those ailments from becoming so problematic.

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Jon Lester Sure Sounds Open To Red Sox Return If Opportunity Arises — NESN.com

It feels like yesterday Jon Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs, squashing any chance of the pitcher returning to the Red Sox in free agency months after Boston dealt him to the Oakland Athletics at the 2014 Major League Baseball trade deadline. In reality, however, it’s been more than half a…

Jon Lester Sure Sounds Open To Red Sox Return If Opportunity Arises — NESN.com

The MLB connection to the KBO League — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

A handful of former major leaguers are on the rosters of teams in the KBO League, which kicks off its regular season in about nine hours.

The MLB connection to the KBO League — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

The KBO League, South Korea’s highest professional baseball league, will begin its regular season in about nine hours from the time of this posting. ESPN will broadcast the games “generally on ESPN2 and the ESPN App.”

For many Americans, who only watch Major League Baseball, watching Korean baseball will bring in a whole host of unknown faces and talents. There are, however, a handful of former major leaguers currently on KBO rosters. If you’re looking for a familiar face, you may find one here:

Doosan Bears

  • 1B José Miguel Fernández (2018 Angels)
  • P Raul Alcántara (2016-17 Athletics)
  • Chris Flexen (2017-19 Mets)

Hanwha Eagles

Kia Tigers

  • Drew Gagnon (2018-19 Mets)
  • OF Preston Tucker (2015-16 Astros; ’18 Braves, Reds)
  • P Aaron Brooks (2014-15 Royals; ’15, ’18-19 Athletics, ’19 Orioles)

Kiwoom Heroes

  • P Eric Jokisch (2014 Cubs)
  • P Jake Brigham (2015 Braves)
  • UT Taylor Motter (2016 Rays, ’17-18 Mariners, ’18 Twins)
  • 1B ByungHo Park (2016 Twins)

KT Wiz

  • P Odrisamer Despaigne (2014-15 Padres; ’16 Orioles; ’16-18 Marlins; ’18 Angels, ’19 White Sox)
  • 3B Jae-gyun Hwang (2017 Giants)
  • P William Cuevas (2016 Red Sox; ’17 Tigers; ’18 Red Sox)

LG Twins

  • Casey Kelly (2012, ’15 Padres; ’16 Braves; ’18 Giants)
  • 1B Dae-ho Lee (2016 Mariners)
  • P Tyler Wilson (2015-17 Orioles)
  • OF Hyun Soo Kim (2016-17 Orioles; ’17 Phillies)

Lotte Giants

  • Dan Straily (2012-14 Athletics; ’14 Cubs; ’15 Astros; ’16 Reds; ’17-18 Marlins; ’19 Orioles)
  • P Adrian Sampson (2016 Mariners; ’18-19 Rangers)
  • 2B/SS Dixon Machado (2015-18 Tigers)

NC Dinos

Samsung Lions

  • P Seunghwan Oh (2016-17 Cardinals; ’18 Blue Jays; ’18-19 Rockies)
  • IF Tyler Saladino (2015-18 White Sox; ’18-19 Brewers)
  • P Ben Lively (2017-18 Phillies; ’18-19 Royals)
  • David Buchanan (2014-15 Phillies)

SK Wyverns

  • Nick Kingham (2018-19 Pirates; ’19 Blue Jays)
  • 1B/OF Jamie Romak (2014 Dodgers; ’15 Diamondbacks)
  • Ricardo Pinto (2017 Phillies; ’19 Rays)

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