CHICAGO -- The Cubs offense came alive early and stayed that way as they belted four home runs to hammer the Diamondbacks, 14-5, in the first of a three-game set Friday at Wrigley Field.
At the plate
Anthony Rizzo ...Read more
Here's what happens every year in the NFL:
Late in the season -- say mid-November -- a handful of teams either lose their starting quarterback due to injury or just bench him due to poor play. They go with a younger, less...Read more
The Blackhawks return to the ice in two weeks, but the team still won't say whether Patrick Kane will lace up his skates alongside his teammates.
"I don't have an answer to that question," Blackhawks spokesman Brandon ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- If some recent games have demonstrated the downside of the Los Angeles Dodgers' dependency on home runs, an 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday showed what happens on nights when everything comes ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif.--Down 4-0 without recording an out in the first inning isn't exactly an ideal start for picking up a win on the road.
It inspires a collective yawn and change of the channel from the few fans watching two ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif.--Shane Victorino survived a violent collision with the left-field fence while pursuing Shin-Soo Choo's run-scoring triple in the seventh inning Friday night. Fortunately for the Angels, the scrappy left ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kris Medlen bent at the waist and adjusted his right sock as the baseball cleared the left-field fence. There was little reason for Medlen to study the flight of the game's defining moment, a three-run ...Read more
HOUSTON -- The Twins believe Hank Conger may have blocked home plate illegally in the first inning, preventing Joe Mauer from scoring.
Too bad there was no way of blocking Conger -- and the three baserunners in front of ...Read more
The Knights of Juzhani: The Emerald of the Black CaveBrandon Young
Jimmy is an ordinary kid who is a senior in high school. Except for being a black belt, he is an average kid in every respect, with the same hopes and angst. Little does he know that his life is about to change, starting with his discovery of a strange emerald during his class’s field trip ...
ST. LOUIS -- The Pittsburgh Pirates need to make a move this weekend if they are to make a fight of it in the National League Central standings.
They got off to a good start with a 9-3 victory over the Cardinals in front ...Read more
Sio Moore's time with the Raiders is over.
Oakland traded the outcast linebacker to the Indianapolis Colts on Friday, acquiring a late-round 2016 draft pick for the talented player who had found himself in coach Jack Del ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Until the ninth inning Friday it looked as if the Braves, mired in one of their worst stretches of baseball in nearly three decades, would be able to use big performances from their opening day starter and ...Read more
DETROIT -- The Indians received some good news and some bad news Friday.
The bad news was that ace Corey Kluber was being scratched from his start and will miss at least 10 days with a strained hamstring.
The good news ...Read more
TORONTO -- For the Orioles to have any hope of getting back in the playoff race, they're going to need their power bats to get hot quickly.
Chris Davis is definitely doing his part. The slugging first baseman came through...Read more
The Eagles traded quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday for a conditional seventh-round pick in a deal that clears the way for Tim Tebow to make the 53-man roster.
The trade headlined the eve of cut-...Read more
The Seahawks and running back Fred Jackson agreed to a one-year deal Friday, according to multiple reports from national media outlets.
The 34-year-old Jackson visited the Seahawks on Tuesday, a day after being released ...Read more
Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber will be out at least 3-5 days with a mild right rib cage strain.
Schwarber, one of their top offensive players since being called up from Triple-A Iowa, will rest for a few days and be ...Read more
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged that Jose Iglesias will be out more than a couple days after the middle finger on his right hand was hit by a pitch in Thursday's 15-7 loss to the Royals in Kansas City.
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat plan to take another look at summer-league center Joshua Smith in coming days, with that workout potentially leading to an invitation to training camp.
Smith, a 6-foot-10 low-post presence who was ...Read more
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton issued a response Friday to an otherwise mundane Instagram post on Thursday that garnered some backlash and intimations that he was a "thug" or in a gang.
On Thursday, hours before...Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Darnell Dockett, who was signed in March to add some veteran punch to the 49ers' pass rush, was released Friday as the 49ers began trimming their roster to get to 53 players.
The long-time Cardinals...Read more