Place your bets: Eagles' Super Bowl odds just keep improving

Place your bets: Eagles' Super Bowl odds just keep improving

Nick Foles, baby. Vegas loooooves Nick Foles.

After their victory in Green Bay last Sunday the betting line on the Birds to win the Super Bowl increased dramatically, from a longshot 66/1 to a still pretty longshot 33/1, according to the lines at Bovada.lv.

Also interesting, the Giants this week have better odds than the Eagles had last week. I find that amazing.

And seriously, there's only 12 teams with better odds than the Eagles. One of those is the Cowboys which is like, come on.

For your reference, week 11 odds:

                  Week 10           Current

Denver Broncos                        10/3                  10/3

Seattle Seahawks                      5/1                    4/1

New Orleans Saints                   9/1                    15/2

New England Patriots                9/1                    9/1

San Francisco 49ers                  15/2                  10/1

Kansas City Chiefs                    12/1                  12/1

Carolina Panthers                      28/1                  14/1

Indianapolis Colts                      12/1                  18/1

Detroit Lions                             33/1                  20/1

Cincinnati Bengals                     18/1                  25/1

Green Bay Packers                    14/1                  25/1

Dallas Cowboys                        25/1                  33/1

Philadelphia Eagles                   66/1                  33/1

Chicago Bears                          33/1                  50/1

New York Giants                       75/1                  50/1

Baltimore Ravens                      100/1                66/1

New York Jets                           100/1                75/1

Arizona Cardinals                      200/1                100/1

Pittsburgh Steelers                    250/1                100/1

San Diego Chargers                  75/1                  100/1

Cleveland Browns                      200/1                150/1

Miami Dolphins                         75/1                  150/1

Tennessee Titans                       100/1                150/1

Washington Redskins                100/1                150/1

Houston Texans                        150/1                500/1

St. Louis Rams                         1000/1              500/1

Atlanta Falcons                         500/1                750/1

Minnesota Vikings                     1000/1              750/1

Oakland Raiders                        500/1                750/1

Buffalo Bills                              750/1                1000/1

Jacksonville Jaguars                 Off the Board    Off the Board

Tampa Bay Buccaneers             Off the Board    Off the Board

Buccaneers promote former Eagles WR Josh Huff to active roster

Buccaneers promote former Eagles WR Josh Huff to active roster

Josh Huff is back on an NFL active roster.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are calling the wide receiver up from their practice squad to their 53-man roster. The Eagles released Huff just over a month ago following his arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm. 

The 25-year-old Huff was originally a third round pick by the Eagles in 2014. He made 48 receptions for 482 yards and four touchdowns over three seasons. He excelled on special teams, returning two kicks for touchdowns. One of those kick returns came in his penultimate game with the Eagles, a 21-10 win over the Vikings on Oct. 23. 

Huff replaces Cecil Shorts III for the Buccaneers after Shorts suffered a season-ending knee injury on Sunday in San Diego.

Meanwhile, the Eagles have filled Huff's role in the offense with rookie receivers Bryce Treggs and Paul Turner. 

MLB Notes: Red Sox acquire ace LHP Chris Sale from White Sox

MLB Notes: Red Sox acquire ace LHP Chris Sale from White Sox

OXON HILL, Md. -- All-Star ace Chris Sale is joining the reloading Boston Red Sox, leaving behind his shredded reputation with the Chicago White Sox.

Boston acquired Sale on Tuesday for a package of four prospects, including high-priced Yoan Moncada.

Sale was a top trade target at the winter meetings and the AL East champion Red Sox were getting him instead of Washington, which also pursued.

A few hours earlier, Boston got prime setup man Tyler Thornburg from Milwaukee. After that deal was announced, without tipping his hand, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said: "We're trying to win now, as you can see."

Boston acquired Sale for minor league pitchers Michael Kopech and Victor Diaz, outfielder Luis Basabe and Moncada, a third baseman (see full story).

Red Sox get setup man Thornburg from Brewers for INF Shaw
OXON HILL, Md. -- The Boston Red Sox have gotten the setup man they wanted, acquiring right-hander Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers in a package that included infielder Travis Shaw.

The deal was announced Tuesday and was the first trade at baseball's winter meetings.

Milwaukee also got minor league infielder Mauricio Dubon, minor league right-hander Josh Pennington and a player to be named or $100.

The 28-year-old Thornburg will become Boston's eighth-inning guy, setting up closer Craig Kimbrel for the AL East champions. Thornburg was 8-5 with 13 saves and a 2.15 ERA in 67 games for the Brewers, striking out 90 in 67 innings.

The 26-year-old Shaw hit .242 with 16 home runs and 71 RBIs last season. He mostly played third base, and also saw time at first.

The 22-year-old Dubon hit a combined .323 and scored 101 runs between the Single-A and Double-A levels. The 21-year-old Pennington was 5-3 with a 2.86 ERA in Class A (see full story).

Yankees to retire Jeter's No 2 on May 14, last single digit
NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digits.

The Yankees said Tuesday the number will be retired on May 14 before a Mother's Day game against Houston, and a plaque in his honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during the ceremony.

Jeter's number is the 21st retired by the team. He won five World Series titles and was a 14-time All-Star during a 20-season career that ended in 2014 and he is sixth in career hits with 3,465.

Jeter set Yankees records for hits, games (2,747), at-bats (11,195), doubles (544) and stolen bases (358) (see full story).