| Apr 13, 2013
| 9:29 PM
NHL Hockey--Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues, 11:30 a.m. (NBC); Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer--Mexican Primera Division, Chiapas at Puebla, 11:55 a.m. (ESPN2); MLS, San Jose at Portland,...
| Apr 16, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Braves (1): Evan Gattis keeps hitting. The Braves outscored the Nationals 18-5 in impressive sweep.
2. Giants (8): Hunter Pence looks primed for a big season.
3. Nationals (3): Davey Johnson says this will be...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
1. Tigers: Forget the concern at closer. They were loaded last year, and they're a lot better with Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and a full year of Anibal Sanchez.
2. Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez's injury could slow them out of the gate, but they're deep and...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Presentation at Concordia-Moorhead, 2:30 p.m. doubleheader
Major League Baseball—Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees, Noon (ESPN); Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates, 12:30 p.m. (WGN); San...
| 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 8, 2012
| 5:21 PM
SAN DIEGO - The Padres avoided a four-game sweep after defeating the Dodgers Sunday 8-4 in their first win of the 2012 season.
Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier continued their hot starts, each with a two-run homer, but otherwise the Dodgers went ever so...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Picture this: Charlie Manuel and Ruben Amaro Jr. sitting around a large table with other front office members and scouts who are armed with a myriad of statistics, entrenched opinions and passionate voices.
Don't, though, think for a second that Manuel...
| May 26, 2012
| 8:59 PM
It's too early to say who will be the first player taken in the 2013 draft — could be University of Florida pitcher Karsten Whitson or another advanced college prospect or a high school stud like Austin Meadows, an outfielder from Georgia, or...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:44 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It all proved to be better than expected for rookie Andrew Werner.
The left-hander could barely believe the news two days ago that the San Diego Padres were calling him up to the majors. But Werner made the most of his...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 5:24 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — At the end of his memorable day, second baseman Neil Walker was much more interested in talking about his double-play partner.
Shortstop Clint Barmes’ first career grand slam keyed a nine-run fourth inning and Walker went...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Will we ever see the Giants coming?
The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 5:10 PM
While Hyun-jin Ryu is not yet a big name in North America, losing him was a bigger blow for the Cubs than you probably think.
President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer wanted the rights to the 25-year-old South Korean left-hander because they...