Jerry Crasnick, ESPN

Jerry Crasnick


Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Jerry:

Toronto Blue Jays agree to acquire Melvin Upton Jr. from San Diego Padres

The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to acquire outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from the San Diego Padres, according to Fox Sports. → Read More

Chris Sale apologizes to fans, Chicago White Sox teammates

White Sox ace Chris Sale apologized Monday after he was given a five-game suspension over an apparent dispute over the team's throwback uniforms. → Read More

Carmelo: MJ's timing was perfect

Carmelo Anthony calls Michael Jordan's contributions of a million dollars each to two organizations "very big on his behalf." → Read More

Height doesn't stop this 5'2" dunker

A young 5'2" kid shows off his incredible hops by throwing down a one-handed dunk. → Read More

New York Yankees agree to trade Aroldis Chapman to Chicago Cubs

The Yankees have agreed to a blockbuster trade that will send star closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, as first reported Monday by FanRag Sports and confirmed by ESPN's Jayson Stark. → Read More

SC Featured: Running is more than a sport on Hopi reservation

Arizona's Hopi reservation is home to a cross country team with an unprecedented streak of 26 consecutive state titles. → Read More

Canadian singers cause stir at All-Star Game with 'All Lives Matter' proclamation

A Canadian singing quartet changed a lyric in its national anthem and held up a sign proclaiming "All Lives Matter" during its pregame performance at the 87th All-Star Game on Tuesday. → Read More

Cubs make history as All-Star rosters are named

The Chicago Cubs become just the second team in baseball history to have its entire infield be named All-Star starters. → Read More

Stephen A.: Durant's decision 'weakest move I've ever seen from a superstar'

Stephen A. Smith is critical of Kevin Durant's decision to sign with the Warriors, saying he's "jumping on the bandwagon." → Read More

Hot dogs and one-liners, that's what George Shea does

George Shea works the crowd with some of the best one-liners as he introduces competitive eaters from around the world during Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. → Read More

Noted ballhawk Zack Hample draws ire of 82nd Airborne Division for attendance at Fort Bragg MLB game

Many fans, including the 82nd Airborne Division, were not happy about noted ballhawk Zack Hample's attendance at Sunday night's MLB game at Fort Bragg that was meant for military personnel. → Read More

Manny Machado of Baltimore Orioles suspended four games for brawl vs. Kansas City Royals

Yordano Ventura (nine games) and Manny Machado (four) have each been suspended following Tuesday's wild brawl. Each player is appealing. → Read More

Westbrook laughs off question on Curry defense

Russell Westbrook laughed and covered his face Thursday night when asked whether Stephen Curry was an underrated defender. It wasn't the OKC guard's first perceived slight of the two-time MVP. → Read More

Bartolo Colon's first career home run immortalized as baseball card

Topps is making a trading card immortalizing Bartolo Colon's unlikely first career home run at the age of 42, but it's only available to collectors for 24 hours. → Read More

Altuve delivers on HR promise to sick fan

Jose Altuve promised a young fan with terminal cancer he would hit a home run against the Mariners, and he did just that, hitting a leadoff homer for the Astros. → Read More

Cleveland Indians fan captures perfect selfie at Progressive Field

What do you do when you see yourself on the video board at a ballpark? Take a selfie to capture the moment, of course. → Read More

Klay Thompson's brother Trayce made a baseball disappear

Thompson family bragging rights took an interesting turn Tuesday night when Trayce hit a home run that never landed. → Read More

Chicago Cubs lead the way on our April All-Stars

A month into the season, here's a look at a starting nine and a pitching rotation that's off to the hottest starts. → Read More

Bryce Harper's on a mission to make baseball fun again

Bryce Harper is on a one-man mission to make baseball fun again -- for himself, and for everyone who wants to watch or play baseball. → Read More

Why can't computers figure out Kansas City Royals?

Why isn't there an explanation for what the Kansas City Royals have done, and why didn't the computers see it coming? → Read More