It was confirmed on Monday night that Lesnar will defend his title in Brooklyn by Brian Campbell @BCampbellCBS 1h ago • 9 min read The road to SummerSlam in late August just got a whole lot more interesting. One night after an entertaining yet far from spectacular Extreme Rules pay-per-view card, WWE raised the intensity considerably during Monday's episode of Raw with a quick-moving show which answered a few questions about the future while leaving just enough to the imagination as storylines continue to develop. A pair of triple threat matches, which bookended the show and helped bring us closer to finding out who Brock Lesnar's opponent will be for SummerSlam, proved to be the highlights of the three-hour affair. But in between, there was plenty of interesting turns surrounding Ronda Rousey and the Sasha Banks-Bayley soap opera, just to name a few. Big fan of WWE? Subscribe to our podcast -- In This Corner with Brian Campbell … [Read more...] about WWE Raw results, recap, grades: Brock Lesnar’s next match set, No. 1 contender near
The Nationals outfielder walked it off in front of his fans by Dayn Perry @daynperry 2m ago • 1 min read Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper won the 2018 Home Run Derby in front his team's fans. Harper cinched the win over Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs in walk-off fashion, which, as you would expect, made for an exciting moment in the nation's capital. Not only did Harper pull off the win in front of his adoring fans, but he also did with his dad pitching to him. Here's the scene after the final swing.What did Harper have to say after winning the Derby?Now let's check in on the social media reactions, which include a little bit of controversy from salty fans ... And finally ... Yes, it was. The Home Run Derby was tonight. Bryce Harper won. CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day. I agree that CBS Sports can send me the "CBS Sports HQ … [Read more...] about 2018 Home Run Derby: Bryce Harper, Twitter react to dramatic finish in D.C.
Harper rallied to beat Kyle Schwarber in the final round by Dayn Perry & Mike Axisa 34m ago • 1 min read WASHINGTON -- For the second time in four years, a hometown player has won the Home Run Derby. Nationals wunderkind Bryce Harper edged out Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber in the 2018 Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Monday night. Schwarber, the first hitter in the final round, swatted 18 home runs, with a 453-footer ranking as his longest. Harper rallied to win with 19 home runs. His longest was 473 feet. Both Schwarber and Harper qualified for the 30-second bonus time in the final round, and Harper needed a furious run in the final minute to tie the score heading into his bonus time, where he pulled off the win.Here is the walk-off homer to win it:All told Harper launched 44 home runs and 3.5 miles worth of dingers in the Home Run Derby. He did not, however, hit the longest home run of the night. Here are the five longest homers … [Read more...] about 2018 MLB Home Run Derby results, bracket: Bryce Harper walks it off in Nationals Park
Harper rallied to beat Kyle Schwarber in the final round by Dayn Perry & Mike Axisa 9m ago • 1 min read WASHINGTON -- For the second time in four years, a hometown player has won the Home Run Derby. Nationals wunderkind Bryce Harper edged out Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber in the 2018 Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Monday night. Schwarber, the first hitter in the final round, swatted 18 home runs, with a 453-footer ranking as his longest. Harper rallied to win with 19 home runs. His longest was 473 feet. Both Schwarber and Harper qualified for the 30-second bonus time in the final round, and Harper needed a furious run in the final minute to tie the score heading into his bonus time, where he pulled off the win.Here is the walk-off homer to win it:All told Harper launched 44 home runs and 3.5 miles worth of dingers in the Home Run Derby. He did not, however, hit the longest home run of the night. Here are the five longest homers … [Read more...] about 2018 MLB Home Run Derby results: Bryce Harper walks it off in Nationals Park
Orgeron and the Tigers somehow pulled off a nine-win season after losing to Troy by Dennis Dodd @dennisdoddcbs 2m ago • 5 min read ATLANTA -- Duke Riley played bad cop. We know this because the LSU players still talk about how the former Tigers linebacker ripped into them during one of the ugliest weeks in the program's history.Amid the lingering stink from the epic(ally bad) loss to Troy last September, someone had to do something. Riley -- the 2016 LSU MVP in his rookie season with the Atlanta Falcons -- flew to Baton Rouge for an emotional rescue mission."He spent the day," coach Ed Orgeron recalled. "He saw the LSU tradition the players weren't carrying on. He went to supper with them on Wednesday night, showed up at the first workout at 6 in the morning on Thursday, followed them, watched them in the meetings, watched the way dressed, watched the way they practiced. "Then he said, 'Coach, let me have them.' He called them out." Someone had … [Read more...] about Forget the hot seat: After saving LSU in 2017, what if Ed Orgeron is entering his prime?
Happ is expected to be traded before the July 31 deadline by Mike Axisa @mikeaxisa 2m ago • 1 min read WASHINGTON -- Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ is a stranger to the All-Star Game. He was selected to the All-Star Game this season for the first time in his 12-year big league career.Happ is not, however, a stranger to trade rumors. Toronto is expected to unload the veteran southpaw at the trade deadline because he is an impending free agent, and losing him for nothing after the season is a non-option. Happ is a trade chip the Blue Jays will cash in."That will all take care of itself," said Happ on Monday. "I just worry about the day-to-day and every five days go out there and do what I can do." Truth be told, Happ does not have All-Star numbers. A brutal five-start stretch to close out the first half -- Happ has allowed 25 runs in 26 1/3 innings in those five starts -- sent him into the All-Star break with a 4.29 ERA (98 ERA+) in 109 … [Read more...] about First-time MLB All-Star Game participant J.A. Happ is no stranger to trade rumors
Snell changed his position on the rubber and it turned him into an ace by Mike Axisa @mikeaxisa 53s ago • 2 min read WASHINGTON -- One of the most egregious All-Star snubs in recent memory turned out to not be a snub at all. Rays southpaw Blake Snell, who led the American League in ERA on the day the All-Star rosters were announced, was named to the All-Star team as a replacement last week. Thank goodness for that. He deserved it. Snell this season owns a 2.27 ERA (176 ERA+) with 134 strikeouts in 119 innings. That comes after pitching to a 3.83 ERA (106 ERA+) in 218.1 innings from 2016-17. Snell is only 25, and young players get better all the time, sometimes demonstrably from one season to the next. And it's not like Snell came out of nowhere. Baseball America ranked him as the game's No. 12 prospect in 2016. In Snell's case, there's a very specific adjustment that allowed him to make the jump from promising youngster to bona fide ace. … [Read more...] about The small adjustment that turned Rays lefty Blake Snell into an All-Star
Watch the baseballs fly on Monday night in the nation's capital by Dayn Perry @daynperry 3m ago • 1 min read The 2018 Home Run Derby -- one of the highlights of All-Star week -- goes down on Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington. Now to get you ready for maximum viewing pleasure, let's run down the essentials: When: Monday, July 16, at 8 p.m. ETWhere: Nationals Park in WashingtonTV channel/streaming: ESPNHome Run Derby bracketLive updates from Nationals ParkIf the live blog tool does not load, click here.As for the participants, they're seeded one through eight based on their first-half home run totals. The format, of course, has been different since the 2015 Derby. Now for a quick breakdown of the eight participants:Seed Name Bats HRAVG exit velocity AVG HR distance Fly-ball% HR-to-Fly-ball%1 Jesus Aguilar, Brewers R 23 90.5 mph 394 feet 45.4 27.0 2 Bryce Harper, … [Read more...] about Home Run Derby 2018 live updates: How to watch, live stream, bracket, results
This is the final deal that the Steelers offered Le'Veon Bell by John Breech @johnbreech moments ago • 2 min read We can probably all agree that $70 million is a lot of money, but apparently, it wasn't enough to get Le'Veon Bell to sign a new deal in Pittsburgh. According to NFL.com, the Steelers made one final offer to Bell on Monday, just hours before the NFL's 4 p.m. ET deadline for teams to negotiate a new contract with their franchise player. The offer from the Steelers was worth a total of $70 million over five years (or $14 million per season). Although the offer would have given Bell the largest multi-year contract of any running back in the NFL, he turned it down, and one reason he likely did that, is because it was nowhere near his asking price, which was reportedly in the neighborhood of $17 million per season.One other reason Bell might have turned the deal down is because it apparently wasn't loaded with any substantial … [Read more...] about Le’Veon Bell reportedly turned down a monstrous $70 million deal from the Steelers
It seems that nothing can slow down the NFL by John Breech @johnbreech 33s ago • 1 min read If you're looking for a job that pays well, you might want to consider being an NFL owner, because the league's 32 teams pulled in some serious money in 2017. According to financial information released by the Packers on Monday, the NFL distributed more than $8 billion in national revenue that was split among the league's 32 teams. The $8.1 billion in revenue meant that each team received roughly $255 million from the league. According to Bloomberg, the $8.1 billion was a revenue-record for the NFL and a total that was slightly up from the league's revenue total of $7.8 billion in 2016. The league was able to hit a record number this year due in large part to the fact that the price for the Thursday Night Football package increased substantially. The bulk of the NFL's national revenue comes from the league's TV deals, but other forms of … [Read more...] about Packers financials show that NFL made billions despite national anthem controversy