PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- Under slate-gray skies, with a passionate crowd cheering his every swing, Irishman Shane Lowry found something Saturday that no one else could:
Daylight. Glorious daylight.
Lowry distanced ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The Cubs played another odd game against the Padres in which even popups couldn't be taken for granted. But they eked out another 6-5 victory Saturday, thanks mostly to Javier Baez's three-run home run in the ...Read more
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari likes to say that the Wildcats are every team's Super Bowl. Friday produced evidence that the gleam doesn't dim when players move on from ...Read more
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- During the rehearsal on Friday for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday afternoon, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera raised his hand.
"Can I ask a question," Rivera quipped. "Why do I always have...Read more
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Former Cubs closer Lee Smith was asked during a Hall of Fame press briefing Saturday what he would say to a manager if asked to be an "opener" for an inning or two.
"It wouldn't work," Smith replied. ...Read more
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- Golfer Kyle Stanley isn't being criticized for what he said -- but for what he didn't.
The controversy concerns something that happened during the second round of the British Open.
First, ...Read more
CHICAGO -- With the heat index hovering near 105 and the thermometer climbing higher inside the second-floor gym at Kenwood Academy High School, Anthony Davis didn't just offer inspirational words for the sweaty mass of ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- There was no earthquake like the 7.1-magnitute temblor that rattled Dodger Stadium on July 5, no strange atmospheric conditions or precipitation that would affect pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu's grip or footing on ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- It was not as unexpected or shocking as Chris Heston's no-hitter against the New York Mets in 2015.
It was not as historically significant as Madison Bumgarner's dazzling shutout of the Mets in the 2016 ...Read more
SEATTLE -- One week after perhaps the most imperfect start of Mike Leake's career, he flirted with perfection.
Leake retired the first 24 batters he faced, Daniel Vogelbach hit a pair of three-run homers and the Seattle ...Read more
HOUSTON -- Nomar Mazara knows the Texas Rangers need more from him.
The 24-year-old outfielder has been an everyday starter for the Rangers since he was called up in 2016. He was penciled in as a cornerstone of the ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Jean Segura fouled off nine pitches Friday night in his eighth-inning at-bat before he finally put a ball in play. It was a two-out dribbler to the left of first base, appearing to be an easy inning-ender. ...Read more
CINCINNATI -- As much as the name Pete Kozma still sends shivers around Washington's beltway and Daniel Descalso claimed his October moment way back then in 2012, the joke starter Adam Wainwright would often make was their...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers have added to coach Frank Vogel's staff by hiring Quinton Crawford as an assistant coach, according to people not authorized to speak publicly.
Crawford worked as the head video ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Whatever has infected the Twins bullpen lately, it's shaking up the AL Central race.
The Twins saw their AL Central lead shrink to three games, the narrowest it has been since May?6, and the relief corps ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Richie Martin hasn't gotten much chance recently to run the bases, one of several Orioles who have faced elongated slumps and hitless streaks in recent weeks. So when a bounce and a bobble gave the rookie ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- A lot has been made of the Indians outfield this season, with much of it being sent into the complaint column.
But on Friday it was the starting outfield that powered the lineup and led the Indians to a 10-5 ...Read more
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Amid all the wheeling and dealing done in the NBA this summer, former Kentucky standout DeMarcus Cousins got a small taste of it himself in putting together his own squad for this weekend's The Basketball...Read more
There were bloops, as in a two-run double by Leury Garcia to shallow right field in the second inning.
There was a blast, as in Yolmer Sanchez's solo home run to left in the fourth.
And there was finally another White ...Read more
DETROIT -- They saved their boos.
Those who attended Friday night's series opener between the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park did not boo Jordan Zimmermann when he was chased in the third inning, or ...Read more
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