CHICAGO -- Alex Wood could not contain Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, the lineup could not defuse the effective wildness of Chicago starting pitcher Jake Arrieta and the Los Angeles Dodgers could not topple Cubs ...Read more
CHICAGO -- After spending the first five-plus years of his career dedicating his thoughts to retiring hitters, Jose Quintana suddenly found himself being one.
That was the left-handed-throwing, right-handed-batting ...Read more
SAN ANTONIO -- Timberwolves three-time All Star Jimmy Butler predicted Wednesday's season opener at San Antonio might not be pretty, but it might begin to reveal his team's nature.
He's 2-0 in predictions while the Wolves...Read more
NEW YORK -- This week, Dallas Keuchel mentioned two particular joys of his job as a Houston Astros starting pitcher. One is when he takes the mound for the first inning, his nerves cresting within him. He likes to take one...Read more
CHICAGO -- The first time Kyle Schwarber shed his catcher's gear in favor of an outfielder's glove for the Cubs, another player was generating attention for appearing at a different position.
"They worked me into a game ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Remember opening night, when the Blackhawks looked like they were about to take the NHL by storm with a remade defense and explosive scoring lines after they scored 10 goals on the defending champion Penguins?...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The young man at the center of all the commotion smiled calmly on Wednesday, the day before the first meaningful game of his NBA career.
Lonzo Ball is rarely any other way.
"It is going to be a lot of fun,...Read more
WASHINGTON -- 76ers coach Brett Brown thinks it's unintelligent to make a judgment on his squad after one game.
He thinks folks will get a better sense of his squad after the first third of the season. Perhaps we will ...Read more
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DETROIT -- Reggie Jackson, who struggled last season with a sore left knee, was solid.
Avery Bradley, the offseason acquisition, was as good as advertised.
But it was Tobias Harris that made the Detroit Pistons' first ...Read more
TORONTO -- The Detroit Red Wings couldn't overcome poor goaltending as they faced the top offense in the NHL.
Jimmy Howard gave up three goals on the first four shots he faced Wednesday at Air Canada Centre, and Petr ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones always has been a maverick.
Jones did deals with Nike and Pepsi when the rest of the NFL went with Reebok and Coke. He wasn't a contrarian but a trendsetter, because where he ...Read more
TORONTO -- While the Detroit Red Wings went to work in Toronto, restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou is still searching for work overseas.
His agent, Darren Ferris, told the Free Press on Wednesday morning that ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Los Angeles Clippers were finally intact for practice after an injury-ravaged training camp.
On Thursday, the Clippers will take their healed group to Staples Center to play ...Read more
KANSAS CITY (5-1) AT OAKLAND (2-4)
When: 8:15 p.m. EDT, CBS, NFL Network.
Line: Chiefs by 3.
Sam Farmer's pick: Amazing that the Raiders, once a vogue Super Bowl pick, have lost four in a row. But that'...Read more
CHIEFS (5-1) at RAIDERS (2-4)
Line: KC by 3.
Cote's pick: KC 27-17.
TV: 8:25 p.m. EDT, CBS/NFLN.
Kansas City, the NFL's final unbeaten team, fell last week, and have the '72 Dolphins ever celebrated earlier in a season...Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Eric Reid said Wednesday he will continue to kneel during the national anthem but that he was optimistic the NFL soon will provide alternative platforms that will allay his and other players' need to...Read more
The Ravens might not have Breshad Perriman for Sunday's road game against the Minnesota Vikings because of a concussion, and they are unhappy about how the starting receiver suffered the injury.
Coach John Harbaugh said ...Read more
CHICAGO -- After surviving some choppy moments to reach the National League Championship Series for a third consecutive season, manager Joe Maddon wants his staff to return intact next season.
"The staff has done a great ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Ready or not, here comes Lauri Markkanen.
In the first year of a full rebuild, the Bulls projected the first-round pick to play an important role. But nobody expected the Finnish forward to start Thursday's ...Read more
The Carolina Panthers received a good bit of news Wednesday concerning one of their injured defensive players, while another one edged forward in the concussion protocol.
Safety Kurt Coleman, who's missed two games with a...Read more