TORONTO — With hitting coach Edgar Martinez off to Cooperstown to join in the celebrations for Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction, the Mariners put on an offensive onslaught of which he would very much approve.
TORONTO — No Stephen Curry? No LeBron James? No problem. Despite missing the game's two best players the U.S. men's basketball team are still the slam dunk favorite to return home from the Rio Olympics with the gold medal.
CHICAGO, Ill. — White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start Saturday night against the Detroit Tigers because of a “clubhouse incident” that was not physical, the White Sox announced shortly before he was expected to take the mound.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Quarterback Drew Brees apparently won’t have a new deal in place before the New Orleans Saints kick off training camp next week even though he heads into the final season of his contract.
MINNEAPOLIS — The game, showcasing half the members of U.S. Olympic team, unfolded with minimal drama. The Storm played the Minnesota Lynx tough for a half before the defending WNBA champions pulled away to win, 79-72, extending the Storm’s six-year losing streak at the Target Center to 13 games.
MEGEVE, France — Britain's Chris Froome edged nearer to retaining his Tour de France title when he won the 18th stage, a 17-kilometer mountain time trial, to extend his overall lead to almost four minutes on Thursday.
FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland — Britain's Chris Froome took another big step toward a third Tour de France title when he dropped his main rivals in the finale of the 17th stage; a 184-km mountain trek won by Russian Ilnur Zakarin on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Wednesday it’s possible that ace Clayton Kershaw will need surgery on his injured back, which would likely rule the three-time Cy Young-winner out for the season.
SEATTLE — The return of Felix Hernandez got off to an awful start Wednesday afternoon, when the Chicago White Sox jumped out to a quick lead over the Seattle Mariners on Todd Frazier's three-run, first-inning homer.