Pierce, who opted out of his contract with the Wizards last week, has a chance to return to his native Los Angeles and finish his career with the Clippers and Doc Rivers, his former coach.
Neal, the executive producer for Fox Sports’ telecast of the Women’s World Cup, spoke about his network’s coverage of the event, his interest in the game and balancing patriotism with journalistic objectivity.
Green signed a contract with the Red Wings on Thursday, bringing to an end a 10-year tenure with the Capitals that began when the team chose him in the first round of the draft in 2004.
The 37-year-old Pierce, who played for the Wizards last season but opted out of his contract last week, will return to his native Los Angeles to once again play for Doc Rivers.
Williams, who has won the Stanley Cup three times and was the Conn Smyth Trophy winner in 2014 while with the Kings, could provide the Capitals with the top-six wing they’ve been wanting.
Wisler allowed one hit over 5 1/3 scoreless inning as the Braves finally broke their skid against the Nationals, winning, 4-1, in a game delayed over two hours by rain.
The right-handed reliever struck out two batters and walked one Wednesday night, nearly three weeks after he was placed on the disabled list with a right bicep strain.
Venus Williams easily handled 95th-ranked Yulia Putintseva in a second-round match, while Serena Williams kept her pursuit of the Grand Slam alive with a victory over 93rd-ranked Timea Babos.
The Americans enter Sunday’s final against either England or Japan having turned away every shot attempt since the opener, leaving them with a 513-minute shutout streak.
The Capitals began their limited pursuit of free-agent help on Thursday afternoon by signing Chorney, who spent most of his time last season in the AHL, to a one-year contract.
Excessive pitching, especially at the youth levels, has become a concern to Major League Baseball, which is trying to implement programs designed to limit arm and shoulder injuries that arise later in a player’s career.
At a time when professional sports leagues are contemplating embracing sports betting, Rose, who recent evidence shows bet on baseball while he was a player/manager, should still be on the outside looking in.