Brady, Garnett highlight locals in Forbes 100


Brady, Garnett highlight locals in Forbes 100

Four local sportsmen have made Forbes' list of The 100 Highest Paid Athletes. And sorry, Bruins, your team is the only Boston bunch without a representative.

Tom Brady and Logan Mankins of the Patriots, Kevin Garnett of the Celtics and Carl Crawford of the Red Sox all made the top 100.

Brady is listed at 28th as he makes 23.1 million in salary and another 4 million in endorsements.

From Forbes:
In 2012, Brady became just the second quarterback after John Elway to lead his team to five Super Bowls. His quest for a fourth win ended in defeat at the hands of the New York Giants. Brady signed a four-year, 72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots in 2010 that runs through 2014. The seven-time Pro Bowler has endorsement deals with Under Armour and UGGs.

Oddly enough, Mankins is tied for 51st with former Patriot Richard Seymour. Mankins makes 21.9 million including 100,000 in endorsements, though it's unclear what he's endorsing.

Peyton Manning is the NFLs highest-paid player, and 10th overall on the list, with earnings of 42.4 million. Other NFLers listed ahead of Brady: Mario Williams, Sam Bradford, Darrelle Revis and Charles Johnson (Carolina).

Garnett made 17.1 million from the Celtics last year, with another 4 million coming to him by way of endorsements, making him the 57th on Forbes list.

The Big Ticket has earned 291 million in salary during his -- 16-year career -- second all-time only to Shaquille ONeal, the list says. Off the court, the ticket is smaller, with just 4 million a year from endorsements.

Crawford rounds out the list of locals in the top 100 at No. 98. He signed a seven-year, 142 million contract with the Red Sox in December of 2010. He makes 16.8 million in salary with another 150,000 in endorsements.

Red Sox calling up top prospect Rafael Devers


Red Sox calling up top prospect Rafael Devers

The Boston Red Sox have promoted Rafael Devers from Triple-A Pawtucket, manager John Farrell announced Sunday.

Devers will play his first game on Tuesday.

The third baseman has spent his 2017 season and Portland (AA) and Pawtucket (AAA). With the Pawsox, Devers had a .324 batting average in 34 at-bats. He had 11 hits, one double, two homers and four RBIs.

The Sox have been unsettled at third base during the 2017 season, and released third baseman Pablo Sandoval Wedneday. Devin Marrero, Tzu-Wei Lin and Brock Holt have rotated at third base throughout the season. However, the Sox optioned Lin to Pawtucket last week.

More to come...

Reports: Stanton off trade block; Dodgers, Yankees in on Darvish


Reports: Stanton off trade block; Dodgers, Yankees in on Darvish

With eight days to go before the MLB trade deadline, the Miami Marlins say Giancarlo Stanton won't be on the move, while the Texans Rangers are reportedly fielding offers for ace Yu Darvish.

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill told reporters Sunday that with new ownership on the way in Miami, he has no intention of dealing Giancarlo Stanton - the slugger who carries with him a 13-year, $325 contract he signed in 2015. He also said Christian Yelich, Justin Bour, J.T. Realmuto, Marcell Ozuna or Dan Straily won't be dealt. 

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As for Darvish, Jon Morosi of MLB Network and FOXSports reports the Dodgers are showing "strong interest" in the Rangers ace. The Yankees are in on him as well, according to Jon Heyman of