Justin Verlander carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and Michael Brantley keyed a four-run uprising in the fifth with an opposite-field double to left as the Houston Astros claimed a 5-1 victory over the visiting Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Verlander (8-1) flirted with his third career no-hitter, dominatingRead More →

MODENA, Italy (Reuters) – France’s Arnaud Demare won the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia, his first career victory in the race, a 145-km flat ride from Ravenna on Tuesday. Italian Elia Viviani was second and Rudiger Selig of Germany took third place ahead of Australian Caleb Ewan. “We cameRead More →

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes suffered multiple fractures of his right ankle during a “violent fall” on Saturday, according to the Mets. FILE PHOTO: Jul 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes addresses the media in a press conference announcing he will undergoRead More →

The Gerald McCoy saga is over as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday that they released the six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle who spent the past nine seasons with the organization. FILE PHOTO: Feb 2, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Gerald McCoy during red carpet arrivals for the NFL Honors showRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Dec 30, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a first quarter pass against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he went “too far” in his criticism of former teammate AntonioRead More →

The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired J.B. Bickerstaff as associate head coach, ESPN reported Sunday. The former Memphis Grizzlies head coach had talked with multiple teams about lead assistant roles, but Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman convinced him to help former Michigan coach John Beilein as he transitions to the NBARead More →

Stephen Curry saved 21 of his game-high 36 points for the second half and Draymond Green recorded a triple-double Saturday night as the Golden State Warriors rallied to stun the host Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 for a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference finals playoff series. May 18, 2019; Portland,Read More →

Texas Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley had two lumps surgically removed from his vocal cords this week and is awaiting the results of a biopsy, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Saturday. FILE PHOTO: May 4, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa (9) and relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (27)Read More →

May 11, 2019; Carson, CA, USA; LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) tangles up with New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson (1) during the second half at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was handed a two-game ban for violentRead More →

The San Jose Sharks have had their share of breaks in the NHL playoffs. May 15, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) handles the puck as San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) defends during the second period in game three of theRead More →

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is not yet ready to resume on-court work and will be re-evaluated in a week, the team announced Thursday, shortly before Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers. May 6, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors forward KevinRead More →

Third-seeded Roger Federer saved two match points in a third-set tiebreaker against Croatia’s Borna Coric to advance to the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Thursday. Tennis – ATP 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2019 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in actionRead More →

May 6, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after a play during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets in game four of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Golden State Warriors starRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Basketball – NBA – Washington Wizards v New York Knicks – The O2 Arena, London, Britain – January 17, 2019 Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal in action with New York Knicks’ Damyean Dotson Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers New York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson had surgery to repair aRead More →

FILE PHOTO: San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (R) rushes with the ball as Arizona Cardinals’ Adrian Wilson (L) tries to make the tackle during the third quarter of their NFL football game in San Francisco, California December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach The Arizona Cardinals promoted former Pro BowlRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Jan 9, 2019; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears center Connor Vanover (23) shoots the basketball against Arizona State Sun Devils forward De’Quon Lake (32) during the first half at Haas Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports Cal big man Connor Vanover is heading home andRead More →

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Russia will again be at the top of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agenda when the Foundation board meets on Thursday but maybe not for much longer. FILE PHOTO – A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark hits off the second tee during first round play of the 2019 Master golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S., April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst With a Par 70 course measuring 7,459 yards and featuring gnarly rough, the winner ofRead More →