Jeff Samardzija, who was acquired by the Oakland Athletics in a weekend trade with the Chicago Cubs, won his Athletics debut on July 6 when he pitched seven strong innings in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Read moreJul 7 2014, 4:41am CDT
Phil Jackson Supports Flea in Defending Kobe Bryant
New York Knicks president and former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson supported Red Hot Chilli Peppers bassist Flea in defending Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who was the subject of a controversial article written by ESPN The Magazine's Henry Abbott. The article features sources saying many of Bryant's former teammates didn't want to play with him.