New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova has been placed on the 15-day DL after he partially tore his UCL in his right elbow in a 16-1 loss to the Rays on Saturday. Mark Texeira was also reinstated from the 15-day DL on Sunday to replace Nova on the roster and Vidal Nuno will likely replace him in the rotation.
Alex Gonzalez was just acquired in a trade by the Tigers on March 24th and he was even the opening day starting shortstop for Detroit, but he has struggled since that point and the 37-year old was officially released by the Tigers on Sunday.
The New York Knicks missed the playoffs for the 1st time since 2010 and now their head coach Mike Woodson is in jeopardy of losing his job as the Knicks are expected to make a decision on whether to keep him or not this week.
Aldon Smith has gotten into quite a bit of legal trouble recently and according to multiple reports the 49ers are leaning towards not picking up the team option that he is eligible for after the 2014 season.
Big Time Sports performer of the night
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez is our Big Time Sports performer of the night on Saturday night as he had a complete game shutout against the Mariners in a 7-0 win over Seattle. Alvarez only allowed 2 hits in the game and he struck out 4 batters in the victory.
What to watch for
Yankees look to clinch the series against the rival Red Sox
Derek Jeter will be back in the lineup for the Yankees tonight after getting a day off on Saturday and the Yankees have won 2 out of the first 3 games in the series against the rival Red Sox. Now, they will try to win the 4-game series against the Red Sox if they can defeat them in the series finale tonight at 8:00 PM ET.
On this day in sports history
On this day in 1912, Fenway Park was opened for the Boston Red Sox.
Big Time Sports poll question of the day
Eastern conference playoff matchups
8 seed Atlanta Hawks vs. 1 seed Indiana Pacers - Atlanta leads 1-0 - Next Game: 4/22/14 @ IND - 7:00 PM ET
7 seed Charlotte Bobcats vs. 2 seed Miami Heat - series tied 0-0 - Next Game: 4/20/14 @ MIA - 3:30 PM ET
6 seed Brooklyn Nets vs. 3 seed Toronto Raptors - BKN leads 1-0 - Next Game: 4/22/14 @ TOR - 7:30 PM ET
5 seed Washington Wizards vs. 4 seed Chicago Bulls - series tied 0-0 - Next Game: 4/20/14 @ CHI - 7:00 PM ET
Western conference playoff matchups:
8 seed Dallas Mavericks vs. 1 seed San Antonio Spurs - series tied 0-0 - Next Game: 4/20/14 @ SAS - 1:00 PM ET
7 seed Memphis Grizzlies vs. 2 seed Oklahoma City Thunder - OKC leads 1-0 - Next Game: 4/21/14 @ OKC - 8:00 PM ET
6 seed Golden State Warriors vs. 3 seed Los Angeles Clippers - GS leads 1-0 - Next Game: 4/21/14 @ LAC - 10:30 PM ET
5 seed Portland Trail Blazers vs. 4 seed Houston Rockets - series tied 0-0 - Next Game: 4/20/14 @ HOU - 9:30 PM ET
5 highest paid players by sport based on their average salaries
Highest average salaries in the NFL
1. Aaron Rodgers - Quarterback - Green Bay Packers - Average salary: $22 million
2. Matt Ryan - Quarterback - Atlanta Falcons - Average salary: $20.75 million
3. Joe Flacco - Quarterback - Baltimore Ravens - Average salary: $20.1 million
4. Drew Brees - Quarterback - New Orleans Saints - Average salary: $20 million
5. Peyton Manning - Quarterback - Denver Broncos - Average salary: $19.2 million
Highest average salaries in the NBA
1. Kobe Bryant - Shooting Guard - Los Angeles Lakers - Average salary: $27,849,149
2. Dwight Howard - Center - Houston Rockets - Average salary: $21,897,818
3. Chris Paul - Point Guard - Los Angeles Clippers - Average salary: $21,468,696
4. Carmelo Anthony - Small Forward - New York Knicks - Average salary: $21,388,954
5. Joe Johnson - Shooting Guard - Brooklyn Nets - Average salary: $20,609,682
Highest average salaries in the MLB
1. Clayton Kershaw - Starting Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers - Average salary: $30,714,286
2. Justin Verlander - Starting Pitcher - Detroit Tigers - Average salary: $25,714,286
3. Matt Cain - Starting Pitcher - San Francisco Giants - Average salary: $25.5 million
T-4. Josh Hamilton - Right Fielder - Los Angeles Angels - Average salary: $25 million
T-4. Felix Hernandez - Starting Pitcher - Seattle Mariners - Average salary: $25 million
T-4. Ryan Howard - 1st Basemen - Philadelphia Phillies - Average salary: $25 million
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