ARLINGTON, Texas -- There were plenty of pitches that Taijuan Walker executed with great precision in the Mariners' 3-1 rain-delayed win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Of the 62 strikes he threw in seven innings, ...Read more
Floyd Mayweather Jr. heads to the ultimate test of his unbeaten record Saturday when he meets Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The hometown fighter has weathered a slew of demanding challenges since turning pro ...Read more
It was late Monday afternoon when the Blackhawks announced that single-game tickets for the potential third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs would go on sale Wednesday.
Logistically, the Hawks needed to get the sales ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- It is barely two weeks into the season, and the team that employs the best pitcher on the planet and sports a world-record payroll suddenly faces a crisis in its starting rotation.
Brandon McCarthy will ...Read more
CINCINNATI -- Through the first three or so weeks, Jimmy Nelson had proven to be one of the Milwaukee Brewers' few consistent performers.
But keeping in line with the way things have gone for the team this season, the big...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Cole Hamels trotted out to the Busch Stadium mound shortly after 9 p.m. local time Monday. The bottom of the seventh inning signified just the second time all season the 31-year-old left-hander toed the rubber...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers won, but it wasn't pretty.
The Tigers scored four runs before David Price threw his first pitch. They went on squeak out a 5-4 win over the Twins on Monday at Target Field.
Joba ...Read more
ATLANTA -- The Braves returned home from a disappointing road trip with a strong start from left-hander Eric Stults and perhaps some renewed animosity for the Nationals, their rivals in the NL East.
The Braves rode Stults...Read more
CHICAGO -- Manager Joe Maddon knows his preference for batting his starting pitcher eighth causes plenty of discussion in sports bars and around water coolers.
Cubs fans have a reason to contest Maddon's theory, based on ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- True confessions, via Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau.
What did Boudreau remember about the long break between playoff rounds -- he said it was 17 days -- back in his American Hockey League playing ...Read more
NEW YORK -- It's a series.
Deron Williams suddenly came back from oblivion to score a game-high 35 points and lead the Nets to a 120-115 overtime victory over the Hawks in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Mike Moustakas traipsed back to the Royals dugout in search of fresh lumber and a desolate ballpark came to life. A series of high-pitched catcalls echoed through the barren confines of Progressive Field. A ...Read more
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings often talk about how comfortable they are playing on the road. If they don't demonstrate that in their next game, they can start making vacation plans.
Straying from the structure that has...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Kevin Love's postseason career spanned a little more than three games. At this point, no one is quite sure when it will resume. J.R. Smith is suspended again, and suddenly the Cavaliers' once-vibrant title ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander said he had a second MRI a few days ago, and manager Brad Ausmus said the right-hander will have another one next week. That likely means Verlander won't throw this week.
Former Missouri defensive end Shane Ray was arrested Monday morning in Cooper County on suspicion of possessing fewer than 35 grams of marijuana.
Ray, 21, who broke the Tigers' single-season sack record with 14 1/2 sacks ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Madison Bumgarner saw Max Scherzer's comments advocating that the designated hitter should be instituted in both leagues, and asserting that nobody pays to see a pitcher "swinging a wet newspaper."
Any ...Read more
Perhaps the most frustrating thing for shortstop J.J. Hardy as he deals with a protracted disabled list stint is all of the potential deadlines he has missed.
Hardy, who strained a muscle in his left shoulder while diving...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Indians outfielder Nick Swisher is getting closer to his return to the Indians' lineup.
Swisher was in Cleveland on Monday to work out and talk with Indians manager Terry Francona, general manager Chris ...Read more
The NFL draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Chicago. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Here, the North divisions:
With Torrey Smith now in San Francisco, the Baltimore...Read more