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It was a productive Black Friday for owner Steve Cohen and the New York Mets. In the span of eight hours or so the Mets signed three significant free agents — Mark Canha, Eduardo Escobar, and Starling Marte — for a combined $124.5 million. Canha and Escobar each received two-year deals. Marte landed a four-year pact. All three were ranked as top 50 free agents.  One day and three signings does not make an offseason, and the Mets still have a lot of work to do before spring training. A surprising amount, really. They likely aren’t close to done following…

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have recently had their name involved in a number of different trade rumors, as some feel a fire sale could be on the way. The team does have several pending free agents to worry about next summer. Still, as we’ve seen early on this season, Tristan Jarry is developing into an elite netminder, and head coach Mike Sullivan is capable of taking just about any hockey roster into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Needless to say, enough with the fire sale trade rumors.Earlier this season, I posted an article about how if the Penguins were struggling, it could…

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Kanye West is clearly upset over his impending divorce with Kim Kardashian, but Friday night he had a ton of fans offering him comfort. Kanye was swarmed at the Lakers game as he entered the Staples Center. He signed autographs and posed for selfies and seemed like he was in a great mood as fans mobbed him. Ye sat courtside with a friend as he watched the Lakers fall to the Kings in a nail-biter. Kanye wore a black leather jacket with a matching hoodie and a cap. He chowed down on chicken strips and fries. His mood seemed to…

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Gonzaga entered the weekend having already played two teams ranked in the top five of the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll. Both games were blowouts. So there wasn’t much reason to think Saturday night’s showdown with Duke would go much differently.It did, though.Final score: Duke 84, Gonzaga 81.Believe it or not, the Zags just lost a regular-season game for the first time in more than 16 months despite closing as a 9-point favorite. Five-star freshman Paolo Banchero finished with 21 points, five rebounds and two assists for the Blue Devils despite battling cramps in the second half.”It was just…

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Stefanos Tsitsipas has two simple goals for 2022: Health and happiness.The Roland Garros runner-up underwent a right elbow surgery to correct the pain that prompted him to pull out of last week’s ATP Finals. Tiley: All Players Must Be Vaccinated to Play AOTsitsipas shared this photo on Facebook along with his desire to be “focused on a healthier and happier future.””Things often get tougher before they get easier but with each struggle we get an opportunity to create our own unique story,” Tsitsipas posted on Facebook. “Some days life is all about your dreams, hopes and visions for the future.…

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The summer transfer window was unlike any other; see all the major deals and check out how we graded the biggest signings. And just because the window is shut until January, that doesn’t mean the rumours won’t keep coming. Here’s the latest gossip and speculation.TOP STORY: Barcelona eye Man City trioDiario Sport have reported that Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester City trio Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres and Bernardo Silva.This comes with the statement that Barcelona CEO Mateu Alemany is in Manchester to discuss possibilities in the January transfer window.Starting with Sterling, the Blaugrana had been hoping to take the…

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After two groups set their sights on space at the former Wheelock Park campground — one looking to build a dog park and the other seeking to create a new disc golf course — Keene is taking the next step toward a solution that could incorporate both ideas.The city council’s Municipal Services, Facilities and Infrastructure Committee voted Tuesday in favor of using funds from the city’s capital improvement program to develop a plan that considers both proposals. Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director Andy Bohannon, who has been working with both groups to determine whether the campground is a good fit…

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The Orioles have shown a willingness to listen to trade offers on center fielder Cedric Mullins, reports Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (Twitter link). The 27-year-old is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he was MLB’s only 30-homer, 30-stolen base player. Mullins entered the season as an unestablished player, with just a .225/.290/.342 line across 418 plate appearances between 2018-20. He’d been regarded as a solid but not elite prospect, and it wasn’t clear entering 2021 that Mullins projected as a long-term regular, either in Baltimore or anyone else. Perhaps no one around the league has raised their stock…

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