The Padres on Wednesday announced a two-year contract extension for left-hander Clayton Richard. Financial terms of the deal, which keeps Richard under contract through 2019, were not immediately disclosed.
Richard, 34, ...Read more
HOUSTON -- White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada hit a two-run homer off Astros right-hander Brad Peacock in the fourth inning Wednesday night, but the Sox managed just three more hits after that in a 4-3 loss to the ...Read more
COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Valuable reserve tackle Chris Hairston was lost to the Los Angeles Chargers for the rest of the season Wednesday when the six-year veteran from Clemson was placed on the non-football illness list.
PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates scored six runs Wednesday, more than in their previous five games combined.
They needed them all.
Adam Frazier smacked a walk-off home run off Brewers closer Corey Knebel in the ninth inning as ...Read more
ATLANTA -- On a night when the Braves had five rookies in the starting lineup, a graybeard catcher put one of the youngsters, starter Lucas Sims, in position to pick up his third major league win. But that was before one ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Altherr stood five feet from the on-deck circle on Wednesday night and watched as Brandon Morrow fired his warm-up pitches. The crowd at Citizens Bank Park buzzed as an eventual 7-5 Phillies win over ...Read more
TORONTO -- Nothing like a historic homer and a blowout victory to ease the frustration of a long road trip.
Third baseman Mike Moustakas clubbed his 37th homer of the season, breaking Steve Balboni's franchise record, and...Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Cubs saw their season-high seven-game winning streak snapped Wednesday night as the Rays scored three runs in the second inning and added three more in the fifth to cruise to an 8-1 victory at ...Read more
The Empty PulpitSandra Arrants
Fourteen year old Sherman Thompson has stumbled upon the body of his pastor. Laid out, dead, on the front lawn of the parsonage, Reverend Archibald Temple had a voice of thunder that has been rendered silent forever. Sherman and his sister Grace are determined to find out who killed him and ...
CINCINNATI -- Amazing what a two-game winning streak will do at this time of year, especially in the bunched-up race for the postseason.
While staying in lockstep behind the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cardinals advanced on ...Read more
SEATTLE -- The offseason is only 12 days away for two-thirds of the teams in Major League Baseball, which means the also-rans will get a head start on their winter planning if they choose to take it.
Most of the teams who...Read more
Cornerback Richard Sherman legitimately had an injury last week, a hamstring issue that crept up in the Seahawks' season opener at Green Bay and caused him to miss two practices before Sunday's 12-9 win over the San ...Read more
MIAMI -- Don Mattingly wasn't sure what to expect from Justin Bour upon the first baseman's return this month, and Bour himself had no way of knowing for sure either. After five-plus weeks on the disabled list with a ...Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The last time Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff was in Levi's Stadium for an NFL game, he stood on the sideline wearing a sweatsuit.
The No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, who grew up and played ...Read more
Joel Embiid had surgery to repair the meniscus tear in his left knee on March 24. At the time, the 76ers said it was a minor procedure.
However, he has yet to be cleared for five-on-five scrimmages with training camp ...Read more
DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez said it dawned on him after he exited the game that it may have been the last time he pitched at Comerica Park as a Detroit Tiger. He also made it clear he doesn't want that to be the case.
"I ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- After losing Tuesday night for the fourth time in three weeks, Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez informed manager Dave Roberts that he could pitch Wednesday. Roberts made a counter offer.
"I asked ...Read more
FRISCO, Texas -- Count Cole Beasley among those within the Dallas Cowboys locker room who feel Ezekiel Elliott will bounce back from his worst professional game on Sunday.
Elliott was held to just 8 rushing yards on nine ...Read more
Adalaide Byrd, the Nevada fight judge who turned in a highly criticized scorecard favoring Canelo Alvarez in his Saturday night draw against middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin, is expected to be sidelined from ...Read more
L.A. RAMS (1-1) AT SAN FRANCISCO (0-2)
When: 8:15 p.m. EDT, NBC and NFL Network.
Line: Rams by 2.
Sam Farmer's pick: Despite losing at home to Washington, the Rams are finally dynamic on offense. They'...Read more
Artemi Panarin has been in the United States for more than two years and his English has improved dramatically since he came here from Russia.
Panarin, a Blackhawks winger for the last two seasons, still isn't comfortable...Read more