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Dodgers rebuke fans for Grandal boos, dead air

8:33 AM ETAlden GonzalezESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.comLOS ANGELES — Catcher Austin Barnes will once again start in place of the struggling Yasmani Grandal in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced immediately…

Ex-Hernandez teammates describe odd behavior

Some of Aaron Hernandez’s former New England Patriots teammates described his behavior during his last season with the team as erratic and troubling, according to an investigative series by The Boston Globe.”There would be swings where he’d be the most hyper-masculine, aggressive individual in the room, where he’d be ready to fight somebody in fits…

Price earns first ‘team win’ as postseason starter

8:17 AM ETColey HarveyESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered Florida State for Orlando Sentinel and Georgia Tech for Macon Telegraph Northwestern University graduateBOSTON — As David Price walked off Fenway Park’s pitcher’s mound on Sunday, the sold-out crowd gave him something he has seldom heard in the postseason in his career: applause.It was while departing in…

Red Sox LHP Sale hospitalized for stomach illness

8:26 AM ETColey HarveyESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered Florida State for Orlando Sentinel and Georgia Tech for Macon Telegraph Northwestern University graduateBOSTON — Red Sox starter Chris Sale was admitted to a hospital Sunday afternoon because of a stomach illness, the team said.”He’s at the hospital. From what I know, it is nothing serious,” manager…

Crawford outclasses Benavidez Jr. to keep title

1:54 AM ETDan RafaelESPN Senior Writer Close2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005 Five years at USA TodayOMAHA, Neb. — As welterweight world titleholder Terence Crawford continued to take the trash talk, disdain and knockout threats from Jose Benavidez Jr., he had one constant response: Wait…

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