Lesley Tedeschi

I've been a fan of sports all my life. Football is always the most exciting time of year, and I am a lifelong Broncos fan. Playing fantasy sports over the last decade has broadened my knowledge to not just my home teams and players, but all teams throughout the league. At the start of any fantasy season, my one goal is total domination!

Mike Napoli Out for Season

Lesley Tedeschi Apr 20th 4:15 PM EDT.

The news out of Cleveland is that first baseman Mike Napoli will undergo season ending surgery. Napoli suffered a torn right ACL and meniscus during a minor league game on Tuesday night.

The Cleveland Indians got great production out of Napoli in 2016, and decided to sign him to a minor league deal for 2018. Napoli was with the Texas Rangers last season and managed to hit 29 home runs. With Yonder Alonso being signed as the first baseman for the Indians, there wasn't a spot on the roster for Napoli.

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Tristan Thompson Non Existent

Lesley Tedeschi Apr 19th 5:41 PM EDT.

The Cleveland Cavaliers tied the series up 1-1 versus the Indiana Pacers last night. Tristan Thompson was seen only riding the bench!

Thompson is not bringing much of anything to the floor for the Cavaliers. In game one Tristan only logged two minutes on the court. This year he has seen less playing time during the regular season as well as the playoffs.

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Dez Bryant Released

Lesley Tedeschi Apr 13th 2:07 PM EDT.

The Dallas Cowboys have released wide receiver Dez Bryant after eight years with the team.

The announcement might come as a surprise to Cowboy fans, and it appears it was a surprise for Dez as well. He arrived at Dallas headquarters and was promptly told he was being released, he was not offered a pay cut to stay with the team. Dez has had a few slow seasons as of late, and hasn't been producing as a top receiver. The Cowboys had a great run game this season with Ezekiel Elliot and are hoping to keep that going.

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Shohei Ohtani Sweeping the Nation

Lesley Tedeschi Apr 11th 2:03 PM EDT.

The newly acquired Shoehei Ohtani is off to quite the start in his MLB career. Ohtani joined the Los Angeles Angels as a pitcher, and is turning out to be a great hitter as well.

Ohtani's popularity seems to be spiking at the moment as his rookie baseball card just sold for $6,725!

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Anthony Rizzo Out

Lesley Tedeschi Apr 9th 1:26 PM EDT.

Before the Chicago Cubs' home opener game was postponed, Anthony Rizzo was already not playing. Rizzo was scheduled to miss his fourth straight game with lower back tightness. The Cubs game against the Pittsburgh Pirates has been rescheduled until Tuesday.

There is a good chance that Rizzo will be held out of the lineup again tomorrow. He played through the lower back pain last week until Thursday, at which point he missed the rest of the series against Milwaukee. Rizzo has dealt with this discomfort in the past, but said this is the worst it has ever felt. The Cubs want to be cautious and make sure Rizzo doesn't miss a substantial amount of time. The cold weather in Chicago is the perfect way for him to aggravate his back even more.

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Packers Release Jordy Nelson

Lesley Tedeschi Mar 13th 5:42 PM EDT.

Jordy Nelson has been released by the Packers after ten seasons.

Nelson was drafted back in 2008 and has been a star player during his tenure. He ranks in the top five for all stats and will remain in the Packers history books. Jordy has suffered injuries over the years and missed the entire 2015 season with a knee injury. When he returned to the field the next year he won comeback player of the year.

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Marcus Smart Suffers Injury

Lesley Tedeschi Mar 12th 5:22 PM EDT.

The injury plagued Boston Celtics had another player suffer go down last night. Marcus Smartsuffered a tendon injury in his right hand and it is unknown how much time he will miss.

Smart returned to the game after wrapping his thumb, but the Celtics still lost the game. After the game Smart didn't appear overly concerned about his thumb, but he was clearly in pain. The Celtics will have to prepare to be without Smart and rookie center Daniel Theis. Theis tore his left meniscus right at the end of the game and is likely done for the rest of the season.

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Yankees Toss Around the Idea of Judge Batting First

Lesley Tedeschi Mar 10th 12:51 PM EST.

The New York Yankees will start the 2018 season with a new manager and a new batting order.

Manager Aaron Boone has been tossing around all different options for his players and the final batting order. He hasn't committed to an order yet, but isn't opposed to heavy hitter Aaron Judge taking the lead off spot. Judge had an impressive rookie season with an OBP of .422 and set a rookie record of 127 walks.

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Eduardo Nunez Will Start on Opening Day

Lesley Tedeschi Mar 8th 4:48 PM EST.

With opening day fast approaching, teams are starting to lock in players on the roster.

The Boston Red Sox know that Eduardo Nunez will be starting at second base, as the ailing Dustin Pedroia is most likely headed for the disabled list. Pedroia is no stranger to being placed on the disabled list even before the season officially begins, and having had knee surgery he is still recovering.

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Stephen Curry Injury Not Serious

Lesley Tedeschi Mar 4th 3:58 PM EST.

The Golden State Warriors can rest easy knowing that Stephen Curry's ankle injury isn't that serious. Curry tweaked his ankle during Friday night's game but managed to still score 28 points. Even without playing an entire game Curry finds a way to make an impact.

Earlier this season Curry sprained his right ankle and was sidelined for several weeks in December. The Warriors took proper precautions after Coach Steve Kerr notcied Curry was limping. Curry was taken out of the game during the first quarter and was looked at and went back to the locker room. He returned to the sideline and went back in the game for the second and third quarters of the game.

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