ARLINGTON, Texas –– Yu Darvish was throwing heat and the bullpen kept its scoreless string rolling as the Rangers clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif.--Shut down for this season's final weekend, Albert Pujols reflected Friday on his fifth year as an Angel. He was proud to finish with a .268 average, 31 home runs and 119 runs batted in despite plantar ...Read more
PHOENIX--The San Diego Padres began their final series of 2016 on Friday, dropping a 5-3 decision to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Aside from the effect on draft position, the result had a negligible effect on ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon McCarthy has pitched 221 games in the major leagues, none of them in the postseason. He has played for four teams that appeared in the playoffs, but he never appeared in them.
This would be his ...Read more
SEATTLE--All they can do is win and wait.
The Seattle Mariners have taken care of the winning aspect lately.
It's the waiting that might be a little more difficult to deal with over the next few days.
In a situation ...Read more
NEW YORK -- The last time Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo pitched at Yankee Stadium, he suffered the shortest start of his big league career, lasting just 1 1/3 innings.
The implications of Gallardo's start Friday ...Read more
CHICAGO – Paul Molitor has known this day would come for a while now. That doesn't make it any easier.
"I don't think you want to be connected to the worst season in Twins history," the manager of the record-breakers ...Read more
ATLANTA –– The cooler had a sticker on it that said, "ENERGY DRINKS IN HERE."
It sat by the door leading from the visitor's clubhouse at Turner Field to the dugout, the best example of the Detroit Tigers' mindset ...Read more
Fenton's DeathS. Elizabeth
Emm and Francine grew up with Fenton. He was their neighbor, best friend and big brother all in one. Fenton thought he loved both his friends equally but one day as a young man he realized he had to make a choice. But what would his choice do to the 3. And then...Fenton died. Fenton's Death ...
LOS ANGELES--It was an unprecedented streak that began against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley rushed for 146 yards in his first start last season, the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--Yi Jianlian would never call this easy.
Training camp isn't, and it isn't supposed to be easy. Neither is making an NBA roster after four years out of the league. But there is a difference from his first ...Read more
DENVER -- After soldiering through a tough September schedule for three weeks, the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers appear to have run out of steam a bit.
Unable to get big hits, the Brewers lost, 4-1, to the Colorado ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals starter Yordano Ventura crouched at the back of the mound before Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians and poked a finger into the dirt.
He carved out the initials of Miami Marlins star ...Read more
BEREA, Ohio -- When the Cleveland Browns part with Josh Gordon, it'll just be a formality, and coach Hue Jackson spoke Friday as if the organization is ready to move on.
"I think what we need to do is just close that ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA –– The final weekend of the season, the Phillies had hoped, would be a celebration to honor Ryan Howard as he plays his final games in Philadelphia.
Someone forgot to tell the New York Mets.
The Mets ...Read more
Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin said in a television interview that he has received death threats for statements he has made in response to police shootings of African-Americans.
"I did," he said, according to a ...Read more
CHASKA, Minn. -- The moment that crystallized the Friday morning matches in the Ryder Cup came beside the 18th green.
Phil Mickelson, the symbol of this new-age U.S. team, had slapped it around at Hazeltine National Golf ...Read more
Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons broke his right foot foot in practice Friday and the team gave no indication of how long he will be out of action.
The Sixers said in a statement that Simmons, the No. 1 pick ...Read more
CHASKA, Minn.--It certainly felt like the Ryder Cup on Friday.
A cool, foggy morning?
Home course advantage in the large galleries?
Check and double check.
But where Friday was ...Read more
Mike Scioscia has always said the most valuable players each year should come from a contending team, a notable viewpoint this year because his team is not one.
"I still feel that way," the Angels' longtime manager said ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers checked off three important boxes in a 9-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night, pounding left-handed pitching, regaining the edge they lost since Sunday's division-...Read more