Orioles Name Kevin Gausman Opening Day Starter

Lesley Tedeschi Mar 27th 3:26 PM EDT.

The Baltimore Orioles announced on Monday that right-handed pitcher Kevin Gausman will get the start on opening day. This is big news in Baltimore as they have gone with Chris Tillman for the last four years. Tillman has been dealing with a sore right shoulder, so the choice to go with Gausman was easy for the Orioles to make.

Gausman is excited to have the opportunity to kick off the season in the starter position and wants to get the team off to a great start. Knowing that Tillman wasn't 100%, Gausman thought his chances for getting the start would improve. Being with the Orioles for the past four seasons, Gausman is no stranger to how the team works and isn't nervous to get the start.


Henrik Lundqvist Returns This Weekend

Lesley Tedeschi Mar 22nd 3:21 PM EDT.

During the New York Rangers upcoming weekend getaway to California, goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will be in the net for two out of three games. Lundqvist has missed the last seven games due to a hip injury.

This season the Rangers have used Antti Raanta, Lundqvist's back-up quite a bit. Raanta is quite possibly the future for the Rangers, and has gone 2-2-2 in this streak of games he has played. The Rangers know that if an emergency arises that they can put Lundqvist in the net for all three games.


Aaron Ekblad Returns to Ice

Lesley Tedeschi Mar 21st 3:26 PM EDT.

The Florida Panthers will have defenseman Aaron Ekblad back on the ice for Tuesday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Ekblad suffered a concussion back on March 11th that has kept him out of the last four games the Panthers played. Ekblad has been on the ice over the past week leading up to today and has felt more comfortable each day. Missing time is tough for most players, and Ekblad is no different. He is glad the injury is in his rear view mirror and that he can take the ice and help his team.


Andre Iguodala out vs Mavericks

Brant Tedeschi Mar 21st 2:17 PM EDT.

The Golden State Warriors will be without Andre Iguodala tonight versus the Dallas Mavericks due to a "left hip stain", according to the official Warriors twitter feed.

More of the burden will fall on Patrick McCaw and Matt Barnes to pick up his roughly 30 minutes that Iguodala normally plays.


Evgeni Malkin Out Again

Lesley Tedeschi Mar 20th 3:38 PM EDT.

Evgeni Malkin will be missing his third straight game in a row on Tuesday. The Pittsburgh Penguins are set to take on the Buffalo Sabres, and Malkin will not be traveling with the team.

Malkin sustained an upper-body injury last Wednesday against the Flyers, and hasn't been on the ice since.


Jeremy Lin putting up solid numbers

Brant Tedeschi Mar 18th 2:24 PM EDT.

Jeremy Lin is getting enough minutes to make an impact for the Nets and most fantasy teams who took a chance on him.

In Lin's last 3 games, he's averaged 25.7 MPG (tied 3rd on the team), with 16.3 points, 6.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 1 steal while shooting 43.2% from the field.


Rick Porcello Named Starter for Opening Day

Lesley Tedeschi Mar 15th 5:34 PM EDT.

The Boston Red Sox already know how they want to start the season, and who they want to start it. Rick Porcello has been named the starting pitcher for opening day, which for the Red Sox is April 3rd at Fenway.

Porcello is the reigning Cy Young winner for the American League, and according to manager John Farrell has always been the number one choice to start the season. This will be the first time in Porcello's career that he is the starting pitcher on opening day, and even his fellow teammates are backing the decision. David Price and Chris Sale fully back Porcello opening the season, and think he is deserving given the leader he has become for the team.


Seahawks sign Eddie Lacy

Brant Tedeschi Mar 14th 6:59 PM EDT.

The Green Bay Packers just lost their best running back, Eddie Lacy, to free agency. The deal is for $5.5 million for just one year.

There is no official word if Ty Montgomery will be the Packers full-time back or not, but this move certainly adds depth to the Seattle Seahawks backfield.


Bears sign Kendall Wright

Brant Tedeschi Mar 12th 1:44 PM EDT.

The Chicago Bears signed Kendall Wright, formally of the Tennessee Titans. The one-year deal is worth up to $4 million.

The Bears are trying their best to retool their receivers for new quarterback Mike Glennon. Losing Alshon Jefferey was a significant hit to their receivers and the signing of free agents Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton, who signed on Friday, are attempts to fill that void.


Watch Iguodala's remarks: 'I do what master say'

Brant Tedeschi Mar 12th 1:31 PM EDT. Edited 1:32 PM.

The Golden State Warriors have lost 3 straight games for the first time in years, but that's not in focus at the moment after Andre Iguodala's locker room comments.

When asked about Saturday Night's lineup, Iguadala was unaware that he, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green would be sitting out last night's game.