PHILADELPHIA -- Cody Asche returned to the major leagues Friday, following a 21/2-week tutorial learning left field at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
"Fifteen games down there feels like two months," Asche said before the game ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When Victor Martinez went on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation May 19, the Tigers gave him these instructions: Don't even swing a bat or throw a baseball for a week.
"So we're just at...Read more
Michael Bennett's presence at a dinner in Bellevue, Wash., for his foundation Friday night speaks to his stated desire to set down long-term roots in the Seattle area.
His absence from the team's Organized Team Activities...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants moved into first place in the N.L. West for the first time this season, but that wasn't what generated the loudest cheers at AT&T Park Friday night.
Steph Curry received a standing ovation as ...Read more
The offseason trade of five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata dramatically altered the landscape of the Ravens defensive line.
Traded to the Detroit Lions in March following a contract dispute, Ngata was a ...Read more
HOUSTON -- White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu will miss Saturday's game against the Astros with a swollen right index finger.
Abreu went to the hospital Friday night after the finger became so irritated that he asked to ...Read more
Age and experience are one thing, but youthful energy is the real stuff.
Just ask Sweetie, a 105-year-old Golden State Warriors fan who believes the team has the key ingredients needed to beat LeBron James and the ...Read more
Out of nowhere, it seemed, a disturbing mass sprouted in the upper body of an otherwise healthy young football player.
Next thing you know, it's diagnosed as Hodgkin lymphoma, Stage IV. Starting with a newfound sense of ...Read more
The Adventures of Sam Spike: The Case of the Missing ManBrianna
A story written by kids for kids! Three precocious eight-year-old girls from New Hampshire collaborated to write and illustrate this delightful story.
Sam Spike, Dog Detective, takes the reader on a suspenseful and scary journey, looking for The Missing Man. Along the way you’ll ...
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The first time Harrison Barnes talked on the phone with Steve Kerr last year, the new Warriors coach didn't promise him a starting job. He offered something better.
Kerr, who won five NBA titles as a ...Read more
Ravens veteran wide receiver Steve Smith downplays his age (36), but he has to train extremely hard to maintain his high level of play.
The Ravens have had several players who have played past their prime, but as they got...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif.--The Angels' lineup sported a completely different look Friday night.
For the first time in 49 games this season, Erick Aybar was not at shortstop or in Manager Mike Scioscia's batting order because of a ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Derek Norris' walk-off grand slam ended the Pittsburgh Pirates' winning streak at seven games Friday night in a 6-2 defeat against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
Rob Scahill walked Jedd Gyorko to start ...Read more
SEATTLE--On a day when their No. 2 starter joined their No. 3 starter on the 15-day disabled list, the Seattle Mariners got an inspiring outing from their No. 5 starter, offering some hope for what could be a tough stretch...Read more
HOUSTON -- White Sox catcher Geovany Soto hit a two-out, two-run double in the 11th inning and Adam LaRoche added an RBI single as the Sox pulled off a 6-3 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
The ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mark Buehrle has beaten Minnesota more than any pitcher in history, so he didn't do anything on Friday that the Twins hadn't seen before. Come to think of it, though he was only a Twin for parts of two ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif.--Sonny Gray was limping just a bit the last time he was on the field courtesy of a liner he couldn't dodge.
There was no trace of that limp Friday night. Gray, the American League ERA leader at 1.82, ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO-- Buster Posey grew up watching the Atlanta Braves. By the time Posey graduated high school, he was watching Tim Hudson pitch for the Braves.
How surreal it must've been, then, to squat behind the plate or ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Friday night in the first of three games between the two teams.
St. Louis got off to a quick 1-0 start in the first after Los Angeles pitcher ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Preparing for their third different opponent in three days wasn't easy for the Orioles. With Thursday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox coming on a scheduled day off sandwiched between series ...Read more
The timing may be different, but the conclusions from conversations with people familiar with the Bulls' pursuit of Fred Hoiberg are the same.
--Hoiberg will accept and be introduced as Bulls coach next week before the ...Read more