Being just 24 has its advantages, beyond even all the usual ones we'd repossess if only we could.
Say, for example, you're Justin Thomas and you're having a tough time of it on the golf course. Granted, that's a full-...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels have proved they can hang with the American League's best teams. What's still unclear is whether they have enough assembled talent to beat them.
They played another tight, tenuous...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Triple-A El Paso's season ended Sunday. Several players who helped fuel the San Diego Padres affiliate's playoff run unpacked their bags Monday in downtown San Diego.
On Wednesday, a trio of them participated...Read more
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke basketball officials last week said the university has removed its "crow's nest" seating at Cameron Indoor Stadium due to safety concerns.
The crow's nest, a tight structure "very similar to a catwalk...Read more
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy moved practice back two hours Wednesday, perhaps hoping to squeeze a little more healing time into the team's weekly practice schedule.
McCarthy said Wednesday ...Read more
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In recent years, a popular line of questioning for Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers examined the playing time for veteran outside linebacker Julius Peppers, a physical specimen known ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- The Milwaukee Brewers will enter the 2018 season facing raised expectations but without the player generally regarded as their top starting pitcher for an undetermined amount of time.
Right-hander Jimmy ...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
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 ...
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
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles went toe to toe with the first-place Boston Red Sox on Monday and Tuesday night, but Wednesday's series finale at Camden Yards always figured to be a mismatch.
And it was.
What else could anyone ...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
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
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
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