Braves' next two weeks will determine next move before trade deadline

...how hard these guys try day in and day out has been very uplifting."Hart didn't take it lightly when he traded popular players like Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel, Jason Heyward and Evan Gattis for prospects.What he got in return ? pitchers...

Despite a lifetime ban, Pete Rose is still revered in Cincinnati

...He wasn't the player he was later, but he hustled. He only played half a year in Geneva, but he was the most popular player because of the way he played."The betting scandal and lifetime ban tarnished his image around the country, but...

Al Horford bails out Hawks in Game 5 win over Wizards

...possessions. Korver threw it away twice, drawing some scattered boos from the home crowd for one of the team's most popular players.But Washington was also careless with the ball, and the Hawks stormed back in front with a 20-7 run of their...

NHL Notes: Selanne's No. 8 jersey retired

...career spent mostly in Orange County, the Ducks raised his No. 8 in a pregame ceremony for the franchise's most popular player and the 11th-leading goal-scorer in league history.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Ducks owner Henry Samueli...

10 questions 2015 will answer

...return to the playoffs?What do you think? Fredi Gonzalez stays on as manager, but they traded perhaps their most popular player ? Jason Heyward ? to St. Louis, and their top slugger ? Justin Upton ? to San Diego.6. Will Project Jackson...

Michaux: Playing for Cowboys is a 'blessing' for former Silver Bluff star

...done."Lawrence grew up admiring and trying to emulate Ware, and now he has the task of replacing one of the most popular players in Dallas the past decade."I know it's some big shoes to fill, but I'm going to work my butt off and give it my...

Braves trade Heyward to Cardinals

...contract."This is a business," said Heyward, who grew up in the Atlanta area and was one of the team's most popular players. "I was definitely open to long term, but that conversation never took place."The deal signals a long-term...

Panthers' coach Rivera vague on star WR Smith's future role with the team

...behind Peters and Co.BROWNS: Released veteran linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, cutting ties with one of their most popular players.He made 96 starts in eight seasons with the Browns. Jackson was due a $4.1 million roster bonus next month...

Gamecocks starJadeveon Clowney plays final home game

...season for the heralded defensive end.Clowney was a Heisman Trophy favorite when the year began and one of the most popular players in college football after his helmet-popping hit on Michigan's Vincent Smith in the Outback Bowl last New Year's...

Clemson's Tajh Boyd is a popular player of the week choice

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been named national player of the week by the Maxwell Football Club for his performance against Georgia.