Gutsy trades bring Lester, Shields together for AL wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago. The results of both will be in the starting spotlight Tuesday night.

New Cleveland Cavalier coach David Blatt runs first practice

Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt got right to business Saturday in his first NBA practice after two decades working overseas.

Former LPGA Tour star Laura Baugh opens golf school in Augusta

...Tour Legends event, but that means traveling. She had done enough of that on the LPGA Tour. She was the tour's rookie of the year in 1973 and played the tour through 2000, finishing as a runner-up 10 times. She was the face of the tour in...


In Savannah. Ga., four Savannah pitchers combined for a 3-0 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday night. The Sand Gnats held Augusta to four hits while striking out nine.

'Small-town boy' Kevin Ward Jr. praised during service

TURIN, N.Y. - Kevin Ward Jr.'s friends, family and fans overflowed an auditorium Thursday to grieve and share stories about the 20-year-old dirt-track racer who was struck and killed by a car driven by Tony Stewart.

Claude Humphrey gets his long-waited wish

CANTON, Ohio - Whether he is the first true Atlanta Falcon to get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is up for debate. Claude Humphrey is just happy to get enshrined.

New Redskins coach trying to develop his young quarterback

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says there will be "sprinkles" of zone-read, but he's more interested in developing Robert Griffin III's skills as a drop-back passer.

It's back to work for MLB after the break

Baseball's All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins tonight.


In Lexington, Ky., the Lexington Legends narrowly escaped an Augusta GreenJackets' comeback for a 5-4 victory on Friday.

Ed Carpenter top seed entering Indianapolis 500 pole shootout

INDIANAPOLIS - Ed Carpenter posted the fastest time early in Saturday's qualifying, then did it again late in the afternoon to take top seed into Sunday's Indianapolis 500 pole shootout.