Cardinals manager Mike Matheny knows need for player protection

...leagues all the way down to T-ball. Just like Giancarlo Stanton, the St. Louis Cardinals manager was struck in the face by a pitch and felt lucky to walk away minus only teeth and blood.Concussions ultimately ended his playing career. The permanent indentation...

Vikings bring back Adrian Peterson

...Peterson back to the team anyway even as the public furor over the NFL's approach to addressing domestic abuse reached a fever pitch.The Vikings reinstated Peterson on Monday, one day after he sat out a 30-7 home loss to the New England Patriots after...

Nationals top Braves, close in on NL East crown

...walked Chris Johnson, Drew Storen gave up Christian Bethancourt's single up the middle to drive in Upton.Storen's wild pitch left runners on second and third, but B.J. Upton grounded out to end the game. Storen earned his sixth save.Ervin Santana...

Rookies Odor, Bonilla lead Rangers past Braves

...if Bonilla, 24, went five innings on a pitch count of roughly 75. "I was really happy...TEXAS SUMMER: The temperature at first pitch was 59, the coolest since April 17 and...to add to the only triple-digit first pitch on July 27 (100 degrees).TRAINER'S...

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rally to beat Georgia Southern Eagles

...dispose of an Atlantic Coast Conference foe.But an ill-advised pitch was ruled a fumble, giving Georgia Tech just enough of an opportunity...Upshaw, who had led the march to the Georgia Tech 27, tried to pitch the ball under duress. The ball came loose and was recovered...

Bulldogs have plenty of regrets

...first-and-goal at the four with time dwindling. Richt admitted that after the game. Instead, the call was for Hutson Mason to fake a pitch to the Heisman favorite and pass for the score. Intentional grounding on the play started the slow-motion march to defeat...

Despite injuries, Bengals top Falcons 24-10

...cornerback Robert Alford dived in front to try to knock down the ball and missed.Sanu also completed a 50-yard pass off a pitch out from Dalton during the Bengals' wasteful first half. They piled up 293 yards, but managed only 10 points. Mike Nugent...

Rangers complete sweep of struggling Braves

...first time since July 21 on the upcoming road trip. He felt good after running bases before the game. ... right-hander Miles Mikolas (shoulder soreness) didn't feel good after playing catch and likely won't pitch again this season.

GreenJackets Player Report: Christian Arroyo

...aggressive approach doesn't wait for his pitch; shows skills for plus hit if approach...getting in favorable counts and finding his pitch. He's very aggressive early in the count...that's not always a good thing when the pitch isn't the best he might see. If he can...

Evan Gattis' homer lifts Braves in 10th inning

...the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.Gattis drove the first pitch from Bryan Morris (7-1) to the top of the wall in center. Gattis motored into third with a triple when the ball was originally...