San Francisco Giants are one of the ‘mystery teams’ for Bryce Harper, reports Randy Miller. Miller adds that the Giants will meet with Harper this week, joining the race to sign the former MVP alongside Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals.
Swiss-army knife Marwin Gonzalez is one of several big-name, unsigned free agents. The former Houston Astro could fit on almost any Major League roster, but interest has been relatively limited thus far.
Philadelphia 76ers agreed a trade to acquire Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott from the Los Angeles Clippers, as confirmed by Sarah Todd.
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has ruptured his Achilles tendon, ruling him out for a further 12 months. Wall will have surgery to repair the injury and was suffering with an infection after having surgery in January.
San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees could benefit from trading Jacoby Ellsbury and Johnny Cueto this offseason, per Buster Olney.
Orlando Magic Terrence Ross could be available for trade before Thursday’s deadline.
New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to win Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday night. Sony Michel’s second half touchdown was enough to guide the Patriots to victory after a defence-dominated first half left New England leading 3-0 at half-time. The Rams were unable to get any offence going and their defence was worn out by the relentlessness of the Patriots’ run game.
Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Rodney Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers, per Adrian Wojnarowski. Cleveland will receive Portland’s 2021 and 2023 second-round picks along with Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin, whose contracts expire at the end of this season.
The NBA All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday. The players were selected in their conferences, but they will all be put into on pool to be drafted by LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the All-Star Draft.
Kyrie Irving was asked if he has changed his mind about signing with Boston in the summer. He said, “Ask me on July 1”, as reported by Ian Begley.