PHILADELPHIA--The path to a Philadelphia Phillies victory Saturday night was muddled before the game even started. Pete Mackanin's two most trusted relievers had each pitched the previous two nights. The Phillies do not ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The traditional handshake line at center ice was finished. Some fans at SAP Center stood and cheered. Others remained silent, staying near their seats as the San Jose Sharks remained on the ice for ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- And then there are nights like Saturday, when it all seems so effortless, so simple.
One big swing.
One long string of superb pitches.
That's what the Angels needed to take a 5-4 victory from the ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- When Ichiro Suzuki stepped to the plate in the top of the eighth inning Saturday night, the Petco Park crowd cheered in delight at seeing the future Hall of Famer in action in person. Forgive the San Diego ...Read more
If Penguins center Evgeni Malkin keeps this up, perhaps he'll stand a chance during the NHL's bicentennial celebration.
In the meantime, Mr. 101 will have to settle for the playoff scoring lead, which Malkin held before ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- Bouncing back for the second time in the series, the Toronto Raptors shook off their Game 3 drubbing to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, 87-76, in Game 4 on Saturday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- They reside near the top of the order for a reason. Alex Gordon is the silent warrior whose own story mirrored that of his franchise, a busted-up prospect who learned a new position, found his swing and...Read more
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DENVER -- Set aside the painful fact that Madison Bumgarner won't throw a pitch for a long time.
The San Francisco Giants are going to miss his bat, too.
The hits kept on coming in a 12-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies, ...Read more
The Bulls point guards formed a brotherhood by benchings this season, a triangle of trading places.
Each of Rajon Rondo, Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams experienced the rarity of starting one game and not playing...Read more
CHICAGO -- Edwin Encarnacion and Michael Brantley each hit two-run home runs and the White Sox were shut out for the second night in a row, this time 7-0 by the Indians on Saturday in front of 32,094 at Guaranteed Rate ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Suddenly, the Orioles seem to have more effective starters than they can use.
Left-hander Jayson Aquino became the sixth different Orioles pitcher to deliver a quality start during the first three weeks of ...Read more
CINCINNATI -- A 4.00 ERA through 17 games indicates room for improvement, but Jake Arrieta likes where the Cubs rotation sits.
"I still think we're at the top," Arrieta said Saturday after an uneven performance. "I don't ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- Aledmys Diaz was not in the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup at shortstop Saturday night because manager Mike Matheny feared Diaz wouldn't be moving well enough defensively because of back tightness and a sore left...Read more
ATLANTA -- Wire to wire.
The Hawks find themselves back in their playoff series with the Wizards. Just like that.
The Hawks led by as many as 25 points en route to a 116-98 victory in the Eastern Conference first-round ...Read more
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Warriors will be without their coach and star small forward for Game 3 in Portland, Ore., on Saturday night, plus a pair of other rotation pieces.
Steve Kerr will not coach because of an illness. ...Read more
INDIANAPOLIS -- LeBron James' 3-point shooting percentage is up, his free-throw shooting percentage dramatically down.
His turnovers in Game 2 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Indiana ...Read more
CINCINNATI -- Patience and power have been the staples of the Cubs' four-game winning streak. While that might not be a blueprint for another World Series title, it can help them navigate some speed bumps.
Another rocky ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Warriors will be without head coach Steve Kerr for Game 3 of their first round series in Portland on Saturday night.
Kerr missed the team's morning shootaround with an illness and still wasn't ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's only April, and until recently he didn't play every day, but there's a case to be made for saying Adam Rosales is the A's Most Valuable Player.
Saturday was the A's fifth consecutive win, this one ...Read more
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