Merloni: Sox should have gone after Myers


Merloni: Sox should have gone after Myers

Saying that the "worse they can do is get caught in the middle", Lou Merloni thinks the Red Sox should have pursued a deal for Royals super-prospect Wil Myers, who was dealt to Tampa Bay on Sunday.
"I say build for the future," Merloni told Jessica Moran on 'SportsNet Central' Monday night. "I want a foundation . . . that's going to make it last here for another two or three or five years, starting two years down the road."
Earlier in the month, reports surfaced that Kansas City offered Myers to Boston in a deal involving Jon Lester. The Sox weren't interested at that price.
"To me, Jon Lester is a great pitcher; I think very highly of him," said Merloni. "But I think they might have missed out on an opportunity to maybe build something for . . . the next time they expect to contend."

NFL owners release statements on Trump comments


NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.

At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest. 

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally. 

He also lamented that football has become less violent.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.

Revs beat Toronto FC 2-1, deny Shield-clinching opportunity


Revs beat Toronto FC 2-1, deny Shield-clinching opportunity

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Lee Nguyen and Kei Kamara scored late goals and the New England Revolution, with a 2-1 win, denied Toronto FC an opportunity to clinch the Supporters' Shield on Saturday.

Kamara scored the go-ahead goal in the 87th minute with a header off Nguyen's cross. The Revs (11-4-5) avoided playoff elimination and extended their undefeated streak at home against Toronto FC (18-5-8) to six games. Toronto has three matches remaining to clinch the Shield with a magic number of three points.

Nguyen opened the scoring for New England in the 82nd minute with his 50th career goal, taking Chris Tierney's lead pass from midfield and finishing through a defensive deflection.

Toronto FC's Nicolas Hasler answered two minutes later with a right-footed volley of Michael Bradley's diagonal cross.

Forwards Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore missed the match for Toronto FC, both due to lower body tightness.