Red Sox move Matsuzaka to 60-day DL (AP)

The Boston Red Sox have placed right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 60-day disabled list amid reports he has decided to have reconstructive elbow surgery that could sideline him for at least 12 months. The Red Sox said Friday that Matsuzaka has a right elbow sprain. They had placed him on the 15-day disabled list May [...]

Note to the NBA: Leave refcalls.com alone

Proposed NBA Post-Lockout Refs: Way more bad calls. Way less fan complaints. As I have been pondering the possibility of anointing an Actual Score NBA Champion, I visited a Web site that was called to my attention when the idea first arose, www.refcalls.com (thanks Stephanie G). The prevailing opinion was that I needed a good [...]

2011 NCAA Notes and Observations

Sports Illustrated‘s Jon Wertheim writes a regular feature after every Grand Slam, with notes and observations that don’t fit into the standard article (or in his case, mailbag,) format. Before the memories start to fade, I’m going to do the same for the just-completed NCAAs. Some of these are important, some obviously aren’t. I hope [...]

Hughes quits Fulham, Villa wait in wings

Fulham boss Mark Hughes has left Fulham after less than a year at Craven Cottage, seemingly paving the way for him to take on the vacant Aston Villa manager’s job.