| Apr 1, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The Kansas City Royals have been absent from the playoffs since the day Billy Butler was born. They've barely had a winning season in the last two decades. They've often lost 100 games in a year.
And yet, buoyed by the best record in spring training,...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 12:19 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Batter up? More like bundle up.
The Detroit Tigers open the season on Monday in frosty Minnesota, where forecasts call for temperature in the low 30s at game time at outdoor Target Field. The wind chill is expected to be...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Alshon Jeffery learns to use his size:
1. Yes, the Cubs came close to landing a big fish last week. But now that Anibal Sanchez has re-enlisted with the Tigers, thanks to Mike Ilitch finding a spare $32 million during the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Soccer-UEFA Champions League, Basel at Bayern Munich, 2:30 p.m. (FXSP); Everton at Liverpool, 2:55 p.m. (FXSP)
Men's College Basketball-NCAA Division I Tournament, Mississippi Valley State vs. Western Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. (TRUTV); Brigham...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The World Baseball Classic is coming back next spring, and it's time for the U.S. to remember who invented the game.
While the chance to play against the best players in the world is a huge deal for the competitors and fans in places like Japan, Korea,...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:09 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Phil Coke stormed into Jim Leyland's office and sprayed the veteran manager with some of Detroit's celebratory bubbly.
When Leyland tried to take cover in a bathroom, Coke chased him — a fitting scene involving an unsung...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 10:32 PM
1987 -- Troy Stewart shot an opening-round 70 for a two-shot lead over Pat Preston and Ross Norman in the Dakota Open golf tournament.
1992 -- Roger Legge shot an opening-round 75 for a two-shot lead over Pat Garland in the Dakota Open golf...
| Feb 13, 2013
GLENDALE, Ariz. — So, Rick Hahn, how do you like Jeff Keppinger now?
While the White Sox's rookie general manager eases into this extended spring training camp, his 13th with the organization, the bet on the American League Central table has...
| 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...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:29 AM
With a new year comes new hopes and anticipations.
It’s what makes New Year’s so great.
It’s also part of what defines sports.
Happy New Year Northern Michigan.
There’s a lot of reasons to look forward to a great 2013 year in...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:55 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Talking baseball while wondering whose stock has climbed faster, Apple or Northern Illinois’ football program:
1. John Kruk feels the pain of Cub fans. But he is a huge believer in the path set by Theo Epstein, who continues to...