Carson Palmer to the Raiders a done deal?

Reports are that the Raiders have traded two first round picks for the Bengals holdout quarterback.  The Raiders, seeing a potential playoff season slip away after losing Jason Campbell for the year with a broken collarbone, pull the trigger on a deal to bring Palmer to Oakland.  Barring a failed physical, sources say this is happening.  Have to think the Raiders have plans beyond just this year for Carson Palmer, as giving up two first rounders is a a lot to buy a band-aid quarterback.

Raiders Owner Al Davis Dies

Longtime Raiders' owner Al Davis died Saturday in his home in Oakland, CA.  He was 82 years old.  No doubt, the long time NFL fixture's epitaph will read "Just win baby!"  With all due respect to the memory of Al Davis, this is bad news for Chiefs fans as the Raiders just got a lot better.

Royals expand roster

The Royals announced some roster moves following Omaha's season-ending loss in the AAA Championship series to the Columbus Clippers Tuesday. Highly-touted Lorenzo Cain has finally been called up joining outfielder Jarrod Dyson, catcher Manny Pina and pitchers Vin Mazzaro and Sean O’Sullivan.

Hosmer’s 5 hits power Royals past Tigers

Royals rookie first baseman Eric Hosmer was a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate, including a 3-run HR, backing Luis Mendoza's seven strong innings in his first start of the season. Alex Gordon hit his third leadoff homerun of the year, his 23rd, and the Royals never looked back. Hosmer's 18th HR of the year in the Royals six-run fourth inning blew the game open and gave Mendoza (1-0) his first win, 10-2, in three seasons. Hosmer's five-hit game was the first of his career and the first by a Royal since Billy Butler on July 27, 2009. Hosmer's batting average has increased 32 points in September and is now batting .300. The Royals offense pounded out 16 hits and have now recorded 12 hits or more in 7 straight games. Hosmer wasn't the only one raking, as fellow rookie Sal Perez went 3-for-3 with his third HR of the season and is hitting .339 and Melky Cabrera also recorded three hits. Mendoza recorded his first win since August 3, 2008 when he was with the Texas Rangers with two [Read more...]

Rivera new all-time saves leader

New York--New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera earned his 602nd career save Monday with a 6-4 win over visiting Minnesota, not that anyone cares. Rivera surpasses Trevor Hoffman (601) on the career saves leader. Is Rivera the greatest closer ever? P.S. I hate the Yankees. Rivera's record-setting day