Fort Myers

Opt-out clauses, and promise of outfield playing time, swayed Martinez

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox were able to land J.D. Martinez because of more than just the dollars. The two opt-outs in the deal -- one after Year …

Baseball

Boston Celtics notes: Marcus Smart 'devastated' about slippage during absence, hopes to learn from self-inflicted injury

WALTHAM -- With a smile, Marcus Smart presented his unkempt hair as proof he dealt with some emotional swings over the past month.<p>After returning to …

Basketball

Healthy, productive Mauer aims to play 'as long as I can'

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The final season of the franchise-record contract the Minnesota Twins gave Joe Mauer has begun, bringing with it the inevitable questions about his future.<p>For now, before any such decisions must be made by the front office or the soon-to-be-35-year-old first baseman, Mauer …

Baseball

Dozier can smile again as his painful bout with kidney stone ends

The Twins' second baseman returns to Twins camp after spending several days "on my knees" in pain.

Brian Dozier

Brad Stevens Gave Hilarious Warning Before Speaking To Red Sox At Spring Training

1,282<p>Photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images<p>There is a reason Brad Stevens is the coach of the Boston Celtics, not the Boston Red Sox.<p>During …

Alex Cora

Carlos Martinez will get advance peek at Mets on Saturday

Cardinals staff ace to pitch second exhibition on Saturday. Matheny to use regulars judiciously on three-game swing next week.

Baseball

Eerie footage shows mysterious fleet of 10 UFOs circling in skies above Miami - leaving witnesses 'freaked out'

EERIE footage shows a mysterious fleet of 10 'UFOs' circling in skies above Miami - while baffled witnesses look on below.<p>In exclusive footage …

Paranormal

The rape is on video, cops say. He hopes blood from her corpse will help exonerate him

When a Fort Myers woman accusing a former FIU business professor of a June 2016 drug-assisted rape died in a motorcycle crash, the case didn’t die …

Crime

The 5 Best Places to Travel in March

Finding the best places to go for spring travel can be tough, especially when there are so many options! Whether you’ve got a spring break on the schedule or some PTO to burn through, we’ve got a variety of places that offer experiences and opportunities found only in the month of March. From …

Botanical Gardens

Red Sox brass have testy session with the media

By<p>February 19, 2018<p>FORT MYERS, Fla. — Contentious? Defensive? Stubborn? Confident? Assertive? Optimistic?<p>You be the judge.<p>This was quite the …

Boston Red Sox

Speros: Boys of summer melt icy hearts

Global warming smothered Greater Boston this week.Or perhaps it’s just a side effect of baseball’s Hot Stove finally being ignited.Temperatures in …

Sam Adams

Stephen Gonsalves could be the Twins' big fish someday

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Stephen Gonsalves, the Twins’ top-rated pitching prospect, has the mechanics down cold. The lefthander can describe the technique, …

Paul Molitor

Red Sox react to J.D. Martinez signing, former Sox legend helps out

Loading...<p>The Red Sox made their first big move of the offseason on Monday agreeing to terms with free-agent J.D. Martinez. <br>Although it has yet to be …

Baseball

Sun Country will cut 350 ground workers at MSP, taps Canadian firm to manage

Sun Country Airlines is shedding 350 workers from its ground service operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, a move executives said …

USDOT

Red Sox owner Henry calls collusion talk ‘ridiculous’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox owner John Henry calls talk of collusion in free-agent negotiations “ridiculous.”About half the 166 players who exercised …

Mike Moustakas

Red Sox notebook: New rules limit teams to six mound visits per game

FORT MYERS — The much-anticipated rule changes for the 2018 season were released yesterday, and while they aren’t as drastic as some thought — there …

Baseball

Twins RHP Odorizzi ‘happy to be on contending team’

<b>FORT MYERS, Fla. —</b> Jake Odorizzi joined the Minnesota Twins just in time for their first full-squad workout of spring training.<p>More Twins …

Baseball

Twins finalize deal with reclamation righty Anibal Sanchez

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have finalized their low-risk contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, securing another experienced candidate for their rotation.<p>For the Twins, he's another option in a situation with few of them proven. For Sanchez, it's a late-career chance to …

Baseball

J.D. Martinez is coming to the Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox have finally identified their replacement for David Ortiz.<p>As was first reported by Pedro Gomez of ESPN, the team has …

J. D. Martinez

Jake Odorizzi joins Twins while drawing high praise

– The Twins needed a starter in the worst way, with the back end of their rotation consisting of inexperienced arms or veterans emerging from …

Ervin Santana

Steven Wright getting close to throwing off mound; Red Sox knuckleballer pitching on flat ground (video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Steven Wright was in the bullpen on Monday alongside David Price and Drew Pomeranz.<p>Though the knuckerballer wasn't throwing off …

Baseball

FSU gets an early start on the 2020 class

There aren’t many teams in the country who are as hot on the recruiting trail as Florida State. Willie Taggart and his staff had a monumental close, …

College Football

Green Monster: Boston Red Sox's replica at JetBlue Park might be as cool as one at Fenway Park (VIDEO)

The replica Green Monster has two levels of seats unlike the original. Like the Green Monster at Fenway Park, the one at JetBlue Park also has a …

Baseball

Former Giants infielder returns to Red Sox on one-year deal

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Eduardo Nunez is back in the fold on a one-year deal with a player option for 2019.<p>The infielder doesn’t give the Sox the punch of …

Baseball

Despite complications, Giants still eager to take long look at Rule 5 pick

SCOTTSDALE — Before Sunday’s workout, Julian Fernandez had an accident at his locker and suffered a minor cut on the index finger of his pitching …

Baseball

Odorizzi fills a need for Twins, just not biggest one

The Twins didn’t get the ace they want but got a solid rotation piece.

Paul Molitor

Huskies secure series win over Creighton

<b>FORT MYERS, Fla.</b> – Northeastern baseball took the lead in the first inning and never let it go, beating the Creighton Blue Jays 8-3 on Sunday at City …

Baseball

Carson Smith threw live batting practice and Red Sox batters were swinging wildly (video)

Carson Smith looked sharp in live batting practice. Watch videoFORT MYERS, Fla. - In September, Carson Smith returned to Red Sox after nearly 15 …

Baseball

Sano healthy and happy, but heavy and with uncertainty ahead

Miguel Sano reported to spring training Sunday, the three issues that complicate his 2018 season — health, weight and an assault investigation — …

Paul Molitor

2020 Recruit Deletes Tweet After Embarrassing Mistake

Recruiting never stops. Although the 2018 recruiting class just had its signing day a few days ago, college coaches are already working on the 2019 …

College Football