Papi willing to give fans what they want


Papi willing to give fans what they want

The Kansas City fans still were booing the Yankees Robinson Cano during Tuesday nights All-Star Game for not putting the Royals Billy Butler in the Home Run Derby on Monday. The Red Soxs David Ortiz was willing to give the fans what they wanted.

The designated hitter got two at-bats, but he was ready to step aside after one for Butler.

"AL manager Ron Washington wanted me to get another at-bat, and I just went and did it," Ortiz said. "Actually, he wanted me to get three at-bats. I was like, 'Let me get two and have my boy coming in and perform for his hometown.' I guess he had a plan, a plan for when he wanted everybody to be in the game, and we all respect that."

Meanwhile, Cano said the fans werent letting up, to the extent that his family in the stands needed security around them.

I knew coming in I was going to get booed, Cano said. The only thing I didnt like was the way they treated my family when they went to the restroom. Hopefully, it will stop here and we can go forward.

This is a game and were All-Stars. If I get booed, I dont really care, but to start with your family, thats over the line. You dont want to take this too far because when they do something to your family because its just a game. This is the kind of game you want to have fun in and you want to go home with good memories.

Ortiz did enjoy himself, he said, as he always does at the All-Star Game.

"It's always a blessing to be part of the All-Star Game," Ortiz said. "You've got the fans voting for you. Having to come out here is something that will never get old, you know what I'm saying? It's something I look forward to."

The Orioles Adam Jones said Ortiz was a guy he enjoyed hanging out with.

"Papi, he's awesome," Jones said. "He's a big 8-year-old out there."

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Redskins vs. Giants Inactives: Ioannidis returns for Week 14

Redskins vs. Giants Inactives: Ioannidis returns for Week 14

When the Redskins take the field during their Week 14 clash with rival New York Giants, they get a much-needed boost on the defensive side, as defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis returns to the lineup. The third-year veteran missed last Monday's game against the Eagles due to a shin injury.

With quarterback Colt McCoy out for the season with a broken fibula, Mark Sanchez will be making his first start since 2015.

Now that running back Chris Thompson is healthy after he returned to the lineup last week, both running backs Kapri Bibbs and Samaje Perine are healthy scratches. 

Of course, the bigger inactive news is on the Giants sideline, as star wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. will miss Sunday's contest with a bruised quad.

Here are the Redskins inactives for Week 14 vs. the Giants:

-QB Colt McCoy
-RB Kapri Bibbs
-RB Samaje Perine
-LB Ryan Anderson
-OL Tony Bergstrom
-C Demetrius Rhaney
-DL Caleb Brantley

Here are the Giants inactives:

- QB Alex Tanney
- WR Odell Beckham Jr.
- DB Tony Lippett
- DB Kenny Ladler
- C Evan Brown
- TE Garrett Dickerson
- DL John Jenkins


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Redskins vs. Giants Week 14: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch


Redskins vs. Giants Week 14: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Washington Redskins (6-6, 3-3 home) are back in action after another abymsal injury week. Despite now on their third string quarterback, there is hope as the face the lowly New York Giants (4-8, 2-4 home) at home on Sunday.

Washington's last outing was its 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, and with another divisional opponent this week it makes a must-win if they want to have any outside shot of the playoffs. Still, with everything going against them, the Redskins only face one more team that is above .500 on their schedule.

Three straight losses now has the Redskins in third place in the NFC East behind the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) by a full game and the Eagles (6-6) due to the head-to-head tiebreaker. But, with injuries continuing to plague this team, the odds are not in the Redskins' favor. This not only with Mark Sanchez starting at quarterback, but they will have to go with an unconventional strategy at guard.

A win would keep Washington in the NFC East title race, in hopes that the Eagles upset the Cowboys, and the race for the second Wild Card. A loss would essentially end the Redskins' hopes at the postseason.

Here's everything you need to know before the Washington Redskins' game against the New York Giants.


Who: Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants

What: Game 13 of the 2018 NFL regular season

When: Sunday, Dec. 9. 1:00 p.m ET

Where: Fedex Field, Landover, Maryland

TV Channel: FOX

Live Stream: Watch Now with fuboTV -- TRY A FREE TRIAL

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Point Spread: NYG -3.0

Over/Under: 40

Weather: 35 degrees, partly cloudly, 3 mph winds


11:30 AM: Inside the Redskins
12:00 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live (and MyTeams App)
1:00 PM:  Redskins vs. Giants (FOX)
4:00 PM: Redskins Postgame Live (and MyTeams App)
5:00 PM: Redskins Overtime Live (and MyTeams App)

Click here to access NBC Sports Washington's Channel Finder 


Week 1: Sun., 9/9, @ Arizona Cardinals (24-6, W)

Week 2: Sun, 9/16, vs. Indianapolis Colts (21-9, L)

Week 3: Sun., 9/23, vs. Green Bay Packers (31-17, W)

Week 4: BYE

Week 5: Mon., 10/8, @ New Orleans Saints, (43-19, L)

Week 6: Sun., 10/14, vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. (23-17, W)

Week 7: Sun., 10/21, vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. (20-17, W)

Week 8: Sun. 10/28, @ New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. (20-13, W)

Week 9: Sun., 11/4, vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. (38-14, L)

Week 10: Sun. 11/11, @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m. (16-3 W)

Week 11: Sun., 11/18, vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. (23-21 L)

Week 12: Thu., 11/22, @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. (31-23 L)

Week 13: Mon., 12/3, @ Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 (28-13 L)

Week 14: Sun., 12/9, vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)

Week 15: Sun., 12/16, @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)

Week 16: Sat., 12/22, @ Tennessee Titans, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)

Week 17: Sun., 12/30, vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)