Vargas has everyone around the Twins smiling

It's a moment of triumph that Kennys Vargas never will forget. Verone High School was playing for its conference championship, and the score was tied. The crowd was going crazy as Vargas, Verone's star player, stepped up. If he could connect, his ...

Ryan Braun's thumb feels 'significantly better'

It remained a case of so far, so good Sunday with Ryan Braun's right thumb.

The Brewers' right-fielder was plagued throughout the 2014 season by a nerve issue at the base of his thumb, robbing him of his power and other offensive skills. ...

Cubs legend Ernie Banks died of heart attack

The lawyer for the family of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks said Sunday that the legendary player died Friday after suffering a heart attack, just a week short of his 84th birthday.

A public service for Banks likely will be Wednesday at Daley ...

Ernie Banks, legendary Cubs player, dead at 83

Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed.

Known worldwide as "Mr. Cub," Banks became the Cubs first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time...