SAN DIEGO -- Justin Bour's slow start toward first base and subsequent bat flip -- restrained, but existent -- said all that needed to be said. That one felt good.
A home run from Bour, a line-drive no-doubter to right ...Read more
SALT LAKE CITY -- His tie askew, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers shuffled off the last two steps to the podium after he had dissected his team's disheartening 105-98 Game 4 loss to the Utah Jazz and sighed.
"Boy, we...Read more
Few people know NFL teams as well as the beat writers who cover them on a daily basis. Below, a beat writer from each of the 32 teams makes a prediction of how the first round could go Thursday night, with an explanation ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Short of Derrick Rose exiting his courtside seat Sunday to suit up for the Bulls, this game could not have more weird.
At one point Robin Lopez hugged Boston's Jae Crowder and then began untying Crowder's shoe....Read more
"As far as a tipping point, (it was) us considering the value of that position and the need that we had. But most importantly we decided that with the skill set Matt Ryan possessed, along with his intelligence and ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Shortly after Derrick Rose took his front-row baseline seat with his son, the "MVP! MVP!" chants boomed throughout the United Center.
Those cheers once were for Rose. Now, they're showered on Jimmy Butler.
Duke freshman Frank Jackson will test the NBA waters, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
The 6-3, 205-pound guard has declared for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, which means he will go through the pre-draft ...Read more
PHOENIX -- Right-hander Brandon McCarthy completed seven innings for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015 as the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2, Sunday afternoon.
The win allowed the ...Read more
Resisting Elegy: On Grief and RecoveryJoel Peckham
In this thoughtful collection of narratives, author Joel Peckham explores the transformative power of emotional and physical pain from the vantage point of a husband and parent who lost his wife and a child in an accident that left him in chronic distress. Along the way, he fills a need for a...
DENVER -- There are only so many ways to describe the depth of the Giants' woes this season.
Here is one. After getting blown out in an 8-0 loss at Coors Field on Sunday, the Giants are 6-13 -- and that matches their ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Sunday brought to an end the first three weeks of what will be a 26-week season for the A's.
It didn't end well, 11-1 losses not tending to endear themselves to a team that had been riding a five-game ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- In the first two weeks of the season, the floundering Cardinals endured three losing streaks of three games apiece. But in the third week, they suddenly have reeled off two winning streaks of three games.
LOS ANGELES -- John Stevens, who has spent seven seasons with the Los Angeles Kings as an assistant coach as well as associate head coach and has been partly responsible for their excellent defense and penalty killing, has...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Tigers pounded out 13 runs on 13 hits and improved to 10-8 with a 13-4 win over the Twins Sunday at Target Field. It was the first time this season the Tigers have won by more than three runs.
The ...Read more
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A frustrated Steve Kerr met with reporters for nearly seven minutes in the team's Portland hotel on Sunday afternoon, announcing that his health issues "took a turn for the worse" over the past five days....Read more
CINCINNATI -- John Lackey's long looks around Great American Ball Park summed up his feelings Sunday after a 7-5 loss to the Reds.
"I'm pissed," Lackey said.
Despite a 2-1 start to this nine-game, three-city trip, the ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The White Sox ended their three-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Indians on Sunday. They also ended a 23-inning scoring drought with three first-inning runs off of Danny Salazar.
At the plate
Melky ...Read more
PHILADEPHIA -- Odubel Herrera flipped his bat and watched his home run race toward center field on Sunday afternoon in a 5-2 win over Atlanta. It was the perfect exclamation point to a perfect inning on a perfect weekend. ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles stood on the verge of a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Just not for very long.
The Red Sox greeted Orioles starter Kevin Gausman with four straight hits before there was an out ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Ivan Nova shut down his former team in the Pirates' 2-1 victory Sunday against the New York Yankees at PNC Park.
The Pirates took two of three games against the Yankees and improved to 8-10, with the Chicago...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A slow start to the season and a worse start to the current nine-game road trip has pushed one of the more popular Mariners off the 25-man roster and possibly out of the organization.
On Sunday, the ...Read more
- Warriors complete huge comeback to take commanding 3-0 lead over Blazers
- Phillies smack back-to-back-to-back homers to cap sweep of Braves
- NBA fines Bulls' Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder
- With Falcons as example, Bears should be hopeful for home run pick at No. 3
- John Lackey frustrated after mistakes cost Cubs in 7-5 loss to Reds