| Nov 24, 2013
By earning a living in baseball, Victor Mateo had realized the dream of thousands of boys like him growing up poor in the Dominican Republic.
Though his once-promising days as a player were cut short by a knee injury in rookie ball with the New York...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Lindsey Vonn will skip the World Cup ski races next week in Beaver Creek, Colo., as she recovers from a downhill training crash in which she partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee.
The reigning Olympic...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:31 PM
When Bill Mueller was traded to the Giants for minor league pitcher Jeff Verplancke in the final month of the Cubs' disastrous 2002 season, Giants general manager Brian Sabean figured Mueller must have been "relieved" over leaving.
"He's in Chicago,...
| Nov 21, 2013
Two Chicago legends, Ernie Banks and Oprah Winfrey, were honored Wednesday by another, Barack Obama, when he awarded them the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor.
Banks, 82, a bald and bespectacled Hall of Famer still...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:04 PM
The Orioles optioned left hander Zach Britton and right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk after the team's 8-4 loss to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
The club will make a pair of corresponding moves before tonight's game — one will...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:41 AM
The Chicago Cubs will play their first game at Cubs Park, their new spring training facility in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 27 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Cubs released their spring training schedule Monday, and they will play 16 games at their new...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:12 PM
An MRI test on Friday confirmed that Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, leaving the AFC North leaders without another star player on defense.
The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:33 PM
CARLOS MARMOL, 31, relief pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 2-4, 4.41 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, two saves, 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 52 games (0-0, 2.53, 1.55, none, 11.4 in 21 games as a Dodger).
Contract status: Free agent.
The good: He could still strike...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:49 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- Charlie Manuel was fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, with his team way out of the pennant race and in a tailspin since the All-Star break.
Manuel, the winningest manager in franchise history, was replaced by Hall...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:08 PM
White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said during the 2011 SoxFest he wasn't sure whether to begin a rebuilding process or go for it until two days before giving Adam Dunn his four-year, $56 million contract.
"It was a tough call because we've really taken...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:26 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — It's no surprise Chris Sale and some of his fellow White Sox pitchers are among the first players opposing teams want to pluck from the rubble of the team's 99-loss season.
General manager Rick Hahn said this week at the GM...