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CHICAGO (AP) — As the Kansas City Royals celebrated in the clubhouse, George Brett watched from a distance. The Hall of Famer stood near the entrance, doing his best not to get soaked. "This stuff burns your eyes really bad," he said. The last time the Royals had reason to...
CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City's long postseason drought is over. The Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years, beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Friday night behind seven scoreless innings from Jeremy Guthrie. Kansas City secured at least a wild card and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting behind a microphone in his New York Mets uniform, Bobby Abreu couldn't help but get choked up as he bid goodbye to the game he loves. "Adios," he said, holding back tears. In a news conference Friday at Citi Field, the 40-year-old Abreu announced his...
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee received near-unanimous support from the country's sports federations in a poll asking whether they would support a bid for the 2024 Olympics — another sign that a U.S. city will make a run at hosting the next available Summer Games. In...
ATLANTA (AP) — While the NFL was rightfully being hammered over turning a blind eye to domestic violence, the NBA got a bit of a pass on its latest brouhaha. No longer. Training camps are starting up around the NBA, so it's time to ask a blunt question: Does the league...
BOSTON (AP) — Derek Jeter is getting a day off after his emotional farewell to Yankee Stadium. New York manager Joe Girardi put together a lineup without his star shortstop — or many of his other regulars, either — for the series opener on Friday night against the Boston Red Sox...
Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor will not be participating in any team-related activities during the investigation into his arrest on domestic assault charges, the team announced Friday. "As an organization, we understand and appreciate the seriousness of this matter, and will...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Diamondbacks fired manager Kirk Gibson three years after he won the NL's manager of the year award for leading Arizona to the playoffs. The Diamondbacks are assured of at least a tie for the worst record in the majors this season, having lost 96 games entering...
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Nick Faldo defended his television commentary that Sergio Garcia was "useless" in the 2008 Ryder Cup, saying the Spaniard had emotional and physical problems at Valhalla and even told Faldo that he did not want to play. Faldo, captain of that 2008...