CLEVELAND -- After the Cubs earned a World Series berth Saturday night, second baseman Javier Baez sent a text message to childhood friend and Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor.
"Is this a dream?" Baez wrote.
Browns starting free safety Jordan Poyer absorbed a brutal hit he compares to a car accident, then grabbed his cellphone moments before an ambulance took him to St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
"I called my...Read more
CLEVELAND -- The Indians believe Trevor Bauer will be able to get through his start in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night without much of an issue from his lacerated pinkie.
Though they said that before Game 3 ...Read more
Jay Cutler slung footballs to receivers at Halas Hall on Tuesday morning, whether he returned to that position as the beneficiary of circumstance or just fortuitous timing mattered less than the simple fact he was back on ...Read more
Whenever asked during a preseason in which he thoroughly outplayed Nikola Mirotic, Taj Gibson downplayed the importance of winning the starting power forward position.
"I don't know what it means to me," Gibson said. "I ...Read more
The Chargers spread the Falcons out Sunday, and quarterback Philip Rivers surgically sliced them with short passes. The Packers essentially did the same thing to the Bears last week -- and they have an even better ...Read more
DALLAS -- Within a matter of months this past offseason, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett all retired from the NBA.
That trifecta's departure turned the page on three of the most iconic careers in pro basketball ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- In the second quarter of a random, untelevised preseason game in Denver earlier this month, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic threw an errant outlet pass. It was intercepted by Draymond Green.
Before the ...Read more
Perspective: A Driver's TalePeter Kerestur
Perspective (A driver’s tale) is an inexorable product of the modern democracy in its present decline and metamorphosis into yet another monstrous police state, The pen is sometimes vitriolic, never apologetic, always striving for objectivity and reason, and the language at times effusive,...
CLEVELAND -- Francisco Lindor remembers the day he and Javier Baez first had the eyes of the baseball world upon them.
It was Feb. 17, 2011, just a few months before the two Puerto Rican-born stars would become first-...Read more
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Patriots 6-1 (1). LeGarrette Blount carrying a considerably larger workload than he has before and delivering with 566 yards and career-high eight touchdowns.
2. Seahawks 4-1-1 (3)....Read more
Running back Arian Foster, who announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday night, isn't responsible for Jay Ajayi's back-to-back 200-yard games. But you wonder whether Foster's veteran presence among the Miami Dolphins...Read more
Terrell Suggs announced his return to Ravens practice on Tuesday before even taking the field.
The colorful outside linebacker broke into song as he emerged from the team's training facility before driving a golf cart to ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler hoped to find a long-term deal elsewhere last offseason, and at one point he appeared headed to the Baltimore Orioles.
He ultimately returned to the Cubs and helped ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Every time Florida Panthers top-line forward Jaromir Jagr returns to Pittsburgh he faces a huge media throng, including many who covered him the first 11 seasons of his certain Hall of Fame career.
"Don't ...Read more
The Detroit Lions are running out of patience with former general manager Martin Mayhew's underperforming draft picks.
A week after the Lions benched 2015 first-round pick Laken Tomlinson, the Lions Tuesday traded 2014 ...Read more
The posthumous honors for Jose Fernandez keep coming.
The Sporting News on Tuesday named the late Marlins pitcher its NL Comeback Player of the Year, one month to the day after he died in a boating accident off Miami ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- On Aug. 17, while mired in nearly the worst month of his career, Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin feared he might not get home in time to see his father again.
Now if all goes according to plan, Tomlin will ...Read more
It has been almost 20 years since Barry Sanders was named NFL MVP, and the Detroit Lions haven't had a legitimate candidate for the award since.
But given how quarterback Matthew Stafford has played seven weeks into the ...Read more
Fred Hoiberg is so fired up over the Bulls' inability to force turnovers last season that he has his details slightly askew.
"We were last in the league in forcing turnovers last year," Hoiberg has said more than once ...Read more
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis missed Thursday's game against the Chicago Bears due to injury, and four days later the Green Bay Packers placed him on injured reserve with a thigh contusion, according to...Read more
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