SEATTLE--Given the number of late-inning, one-run leads it has been asked to protect this season, two runs felt like 20.
Still, the Seattle Mariners' bullpen didn't have much for wiggle room as usual. But relievers Nick ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Adrian Gonzalez stopped a few feet from first base and turned toward the Los Angeles Dodgers dugout. He pumped his fist to celebrate breaking a deadlock at Citi Field. Standing on the dugout steps, manager Dave...Read more
When W.C. Fownes, son of the founder of Oakmont Country Club and an accomplished player in his day, heard complaints how difficult the course played, he sniffed at the whining with these biting words:
"Let the clumsy, the...Read more
Channing Frye has waited 11 years for this moment. Richard Jefferson has waited 13 years to get back. Together, the close friends are perhaps two of the more unlikely teammates to be playing in the NBA Finals together.
MILWAUKEE -- It was a two-man offensive show on Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.
Jonathan Villar and Jonathan Lucroy combined to reach base seven times, drive in four runs and score three more, powering the Milwaukee ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Cardinals had cut into Washington's lead and reached Washington's bullpen with three innings to go Sunday and a series to take.
There was just one issue.
The Nationals had also chased starter Michael ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Game 7 needs no hype or introduction.
The Warriors' historic season will either add another incredible chapter or conclude without reaching its ultimate goal when Golden State tips off against the ...Read more
Pittsburgh Penguins (48-26-8, 104 points) vs. San Jose Sharks (46-30-6, 98 points)
How they got here:
The Penguins defeated the New York Rangers in five games, the Washington Capitals in six, and the Tampa Bay Lightning ...Read more
I, Alexandra (A Legacy of Stehle's Door)William M. O'Brien Jr.
It began very incidentally. One odd occurrence after another. Then came the dreams. And then the apparitions. Alexandra and Stephanie had figured something was wrong early on. Then, one bright Saturday morning, Johanna appeared. Chased into her apartment and hiding in a...
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Dean & DeLuca Invitational runner-up Harris English was in position to take the tournament title in the final round Sunday.
Then a flurry of Jordan Spieth birdies took him out of contention down the ...Read more
CHICAGO -- May may as well go on for the next 114 game days -- and beyond -- as far as Ben Zobrist is concerned.
Same goes for the Cubs, who, thanks in large part to their 35-year-old second baseman, found themselves 20 ...Read more
PHOENIX -- Drew Pomeranz made a mid-start adjustment Sunday at Chase Field. His supporting cast, meanwhile, wavered more than once and failed to make up for it at the plate.
In the Padres' 6-3 loss, Pomeranz officially ...Read more
DENVER -- Johnny Cueto likes to work at a brisk pace, which his teammates appreciate -- especially on a day like Sunday afternoon at Coors Field, with another early start looming for the Giants two time zones east.
So ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The acoustics inside Chesapeake Energy Arena went from jumbo jet on takeoff to prairie at midnight. Fans who had been screaming only a few minutes earlier were now roaring through the exits, leaving only...Read more
ATLANTA -- The home run pop the Marlins hoped Derek Dietrich would provide in the absence of Dee Gordon hadn't materialized. Dietrich had managed to put just one ball over the fence since Gordon began serving his drug ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A two-out error by second baseman Ian Kinsler opened the door for a three-run sixth inning as the A's beat the Detroit Tigers, 4-2, Sunday before a crowd of 20,522.
Even in taking two of three from the ...Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Timing is everything for Jordan Spieth.
Spieth made three spectacular birdies on the final three holes to win the Dean & DeLuca Invitational on Sunday at Colonial Country Club.
"I think the golf gods...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Steve Kerr was a part of three Game 7s as a player, experiencing both the highs and the lows.
The Warriors coach went 2-1 and looks back longingly at those experiences.
"I remember being nervous and ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Ricky Nolasco allowed only three hits over six innings, and Joe Mauer, Miguel Sano and Robbie Grossman all clubbed home runs, earning the Twins a 5-4 victory over the Mariners and their first sweep in Safeco ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Normally stoic Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan smiled Sunday when asked what his feelings were about competing for the Stanley Cup against the Sharks, the team that he broke into the NHL with.
"To ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City comeback tour rolled on for another day.
Nearly 24 hours after the greatest ninth-inning comeback in franchise history, the Royals erased a two-run deficit with a three-run eighth ...Read more