| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:27 AM
When the National League playoff matchups were set Sunday, the Dodgers had a more immediate crisis with which to deal. L.A. plays the Atlanta Braves, but Matt Kemp is out for the rest of the season.
With Andre Ethier questionable, the Dodgers could open...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The Braves couldn’t wait one day before playing the oldest and most tired of sporting clichés -- nobody loves us!
Nobody thought we could do this! Nobody picked us to win! Nobody thought we could pick matching socks!
It’s tiresome at the...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Golf--Women’s British Open Championship, 9 a.m. (ESPN2); PGA Tour-WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Auto Racing--NASCAR Sprint Cup, GoBowling.com 400, Noon (ESPN); Indy Racing League, Indy Lights, same-day tape,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Justin Upton led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking homer, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to a season-high 11 games by beating the fading Washington Nationals 3-2 Monday night.
Freddie Freeman drove in Atlanta'...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Hit by a pitch two innings after homering, Bryce Harper jawed and pointed at Atlanta’s Julio Teheran, and the dugouts and bullpens emptied, but the only haymakers thrown during the NL East-leading Braves’ 2-1 victory over the Nationals on...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:59 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — This is a one-man World Series.
The most valuable players in waiting, Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey, are here. So is Prince Fielder, the only one of baseball's $200-million men still in uniform this season. So is Matt Cain, who...
| Sep 12, 2012
On a football field in Orlando back in the winter of 2006, A.J. Pierzynski met his match as a menace.
Vanderbilt's Jay Cutler was preparing for the NFL draft at a camp near Disney World run by fitness guru Tom Shaw, who trained Pierzynski. When Cutler...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Yuniesky Betancourt almost hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals against the Detroit Tigers.
Comerica Park was too big, though, and Austin Jackson too fast.
The Royals scored three runs in the final...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:54 PM
‘‘He’s still got great stuff, even if he wasn’t throwing 97,’’ Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. ‘‘He’s got the great change, a great breaking ball and everything is moving all over the place. We...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:34 PM
Like the White Sox, the Rangers don't know who is going to catch for them beyond next year. But having recently gone through a transition featuring Gerald Laird, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Matt Treanor and Taylor Teagarden, they aren't turning over the...