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Nats Journal: Max Scherzer’s thumb still swollen; Ryan Zimmerman’s foot still hurting; Casey Janssen’s shoulder still progressing

MIAMI — A day after getting jammed on a chilly afternoon at Nationals Park, Nationals starter Max Scherzer’s right thumb is still swollen, Manager Matt Williams said. Williams said the team is “treating him aggressively,” and that he expects Scherzer to make his next start. Scherzer said after Thursday’s game that he expects the same thing.Read full article >>

Letters: A Giant setback for Dodgers

22 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

I guess Don Mattingly, being a Yankee, didn't get the memo that Dodgers fans hate the Giants and vice versa. So to hold out Zack Greinke from the Giant series, rest regulars and treat the Giants as a last-place team flies in the face of the storied rivalry. Getting swept should serve as a wake-up...

Josh Hamilton trade close between Angels, Rangers, per reports

The Texas Rangers are close to reacquiring troubled former MVP outfielder Josh Hamilton from the Angels, per reports from T.R. Sullivan of and Jeff Wilson of Fox Sports Southwest. It is unknown just what other players or howShow More Summary

Watch this panda fall out of a tree over and over again, forever

This panda was allegedly pushed out of the tree by another panda. ATTEMPTED PANDACIDE? Please watch this video a couple hundred times: A video posted by National Geographic (@natgeo) on Apr 24, 2015 at 2:41pm PDT This is, of course, amazing. Show More Summary

'Daily News' cover depicts Matt Harvey as Batman and A-Rod as the Joker

At least, we THINK that's supposed to be A-Rod. Early look at Daily News back page. Mets & Harvey (The Dark Knight) take on Yanks & A-Rod (The Joker) in Gotham clash — Tom Biersdorfer (@TomBiersdorfer) April 24, 2015 Granted, neither Matt Harvey nor A-Rod look like that. Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Nationals vs. Marlins discussion thread: Game 17

The roof is closed on a humid night in Miami as the Nationals and Marlins open a three-game set at Marlins Park. The pitching matchup features two starters who have underachieved so far this season, Marlins right-hander Mat Latos (0-3, 10.24) and Nationals righty Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 6.14). Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Denard Span still limited on the basepaths, working way back to full strength

MIAMI — Part of the deal the Nationals made in getting center fielder Denard Span back from surgery so fast was that situations may arise where he would have to take things slow. So far, Span has looked healthy, swinging freely and fielding fearlessly. He scored from first in his first game back. But he has yet to steal a base.Read full article >>

Column: Bonds, Clemens, Rose Deserve to Be in Cooperstown

23 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve their plaques in Cooperstown.

Dwight Howard wore a camo blazer, James Harden wore ... something

James, you are a riddle literally wrapped in an enigma. Prior to Friday's Game 3 between the Rockets and Mavericks: Dwight has arrived. Camo blazer. — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 24, 2015 The Beard is in the building. Show More Summary

Bristol win doesn’t change Matt Kenseth’s mindset

Although Matt Kenseth is almost certainly in the Chase thanks to a win last week, don’t expect him to be any more or less aggressive. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and others have spoken wistfully about how a win changes a teams' mindset for the...Show More Summary

Look at Tom Brady buying an Apple Watch with all his stupid handsome money

He's so smart and stylish. He makes really good decisions, too. Looks like Tom Brady showed up at the Apple Store in NYC to check out the Apple Watch (H/T @katjasherlock) — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 24, 2015 Ugh, look at this guy. Show More Summary

Correction: White Sox-Tigers Story

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

In a story April 17 about a Detroit Tigers win over the White Sox, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the Chicago outfielder who couldn't catch Castellanos' liner in the ninth inning. It was Avisail Garcia.

3 things we learned from ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' segment on Floyd Mayweather

There's a LOT that was discussed about the world's most decorated fighter. ESPN's Outside the Lines segment took a half-hour to discuss and dissect Floyd Mayweather prior to his huge fight with Manny Pacquiao May 2. But the topics and investigation didn't focus on Mayweather's impenetrable defense or his amazing counter-punching abilities. Show More Summary

Joe Wieland expected to start for Dodgers this weekend vs. Padres

Joe Wieland is expected to start for the Dodgers this weekend against the San Diego Padres, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under condition of anonymity because the right-hander hasn’t yet been officially recalled from triple-A Oklahoma City.

Assessing All 30 MLB Teams' Postseason Chances Thus Far in 2015

Hope springs eternal. That's the refrain at the beginning of the 2015 MLB season. Technically, it's still spring. But already, a number of teams have giant metaphorical forks sticking out of their backs. The calendar has yet to flipShow More Summary

2015 NFL Draft: DeVante Parker scouting report

In 2014, despite losing Teddy Bridgewater, DeVante Parker posted eye-popping numbers for the Louisville Cardinals. Though a foot injury limited him to just six games, Parker showed that he absolutely has what it takes to excel at the next level. Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to SB Nation on YouTube

Yao Ming totally towers over Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods, you may have heard, is in China this week to promote golf, his redesign of a Beijing course in the nation where the game is technically illegal, and, of course, to shill for his primary sponsor. Hello Yao, awesome day at Nike campus in Shanghai. Show More Summary

2015 NFL Draft: Randy Gregory scouting report

In Randy Gregory's two seasons in Lincoln, he was one of the best, most athletic pass-rushers in the country. But due to testing positive for marijuana at February's scouting combine, he's expected to slip a bit in the draft, where a team will happily scoop him up and reap the benefits of his ability to terrorize QBs. Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to SB Nation on YouTube

MLB Team of the Week: Robinson Cano, Masahiro Tanaka and Stephen Vogt Star

Another week of baseball action is in the books, which means it's time once again for Bleacher Report's MLB Team of the Week. You know the drill: 10 players (one per position, excluding relievers but including designated hitters) who...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose is back in MVP form, and it's awesome

Injuries have forever altered Rose's career, but his play against the Bucks so far has been a joyous reminder of when he became the youngest MVP ever. The phrase "Derrick Rose is back" carries so much baggage, even though it's thrown around light-heartedly after every spectacular layup or incredible game these days. Show More Summary

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