Santana 'feels great'

The New York Post reports Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana, who was shut down last August because of a back injury and concerns regarding his surgically repaired shoulder, is expected to throw Wednesday. “He says he feels great,” manager Terry Collins said. “He is well-rested and said [the layoff] was real good for him, so ...

Jeter cleared for 'everything'

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who is recovering from October ankle surgery, delivered some good news to reporters. He said he ran on a treadmill Monday for the first time since surgery. “I’m progressing, like I told you,” he said, per “I’m right where I need to be. I’ve gotten the OK to do everything.”

Gradkowski likely staying with Bengals

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Bengals will likely look to re-sign free agent backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. He is the No. 2 quarterback for the Bengals behind Andy Dalton.

NFL to conduct investigation of Super Bowl crashers

NFL security is conducting a review after a video of two men, apparently sneaking their way into the Super Bowl in New Orleans, made its way around the internet this week.

Tim Jennings’ play for Chicago Bears earns $1M raise

The contract the Chicago Bears’ Tim Jennings signed last year was based on his play, and the Pro Bowl cornerback made sure he got paid for his strong season.

Compton's Youth Academy celebrates Community Day

The Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., opened up its doors for its first Community Day on Sunday, an event that drew two Hall of Famers and one of the game’s best-ever managers.

Astros set to report to Kissimmee, ring in new era

Led by first-year manager Bo Porter, the Astros report to Spring Training today in Florida to usher in a new era as they join the American League.

Tom Moore eager to help Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals

A trip to Duke University a year ago to help Peyton Manning work his way back from neck surgery turned out to be just as beneficial for his longtime offensive coordinator Tom Moore.

LaPorta feeling 'a million times better'

Indians first baseman Matt LaPorta underwent surgery on his hip last October but told on Sunday that he has made some solid progress the last few months. “I feel a million times better,” LaPorta said. The 28-year-old enters camp fighting for a starting job in Cleveland and is focusing on remaining healthy. “Any chance ...

Bernier catches on with Twins

The Twins signed infielder Doug Bernier to a minor-league contract on Sunday. Bernier batted .201 in 58 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees’ system last season.