John Smoltz defied odds by making Hall of Fame after Tommy John surgery

...performed the surgery on 588 pitchers, nearly one-fourth of them of high school age or younger. Matt Harvey, of the New York Mets, and Kansas City's Luke Hochevar are just two of several major-leaguer pitchers with Tommy John surgery on...

All-Star Dwyane Wade to return to Miami Heat

...unimpressed with the presentation. BUCKS: Center Greg Monroe chose Milwaukee over other big-market suitors like the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.The deal is for three years and $50 million. He has a player option on the final year...

Braves beat Nationals on Cameron Maybin's hit

...pitches for strikes.Banuelos, acquired in the Jan. 1 trade that sent relievers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve to the New York Yankees, went 6-2 with a 2.29 ERA in 15 starts at Triple-A Gwinnett.Banuelos was tough on the Nationals after...

Longtime holdout JetBlue Airways adds new fee for checked suitcases; lowers some other fees

...some planes to fit more passengers. Now it is charging for bags, something other carriers started doing in 2008.The New York-based airline still stands out in other ways. By the end of next year, it will offer free Internet on all Airbus...

Braves: Banuelos expected to make debut Thursday

...quite the first test by facing Max Scherzer, the hottest pitcher in baseball right now. Acquired by the Braves from the New York Yankees this past January for relievers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve, Banuelos has been everything the Braves...

Vet recalls different end

...description of the four-hour parade can be found beginning on the front page of the Sunday, April 1, 1973, issue of The New York Times. The article is accompanied by a large photograph of the parade above the fold.Most of us did not learn about...

New-look SEC adds intrigue to next season

...Lapchick Character Award for 2015.The award is named for the Naismith Hall of Fame coach and is presented by a group that includes Joe Lapchick biographer and former player Gus Alfieri. Lapchick coached St. John's and the New York Knicks.

Andong Song welcomes the pressure of being the first Chinese player to be picked in NHL Draft

SUNRISE, Fla. - For the first time, a Chinese player was selected in the NHL Draft.Andong Song was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The defenseman, who goes by the name "Misha," started playing...

Streaking Nationals shut out Braves

...bobbled Denard Span's first-inning single.Matt Wisler (1-1), who won his major league debut last week against the New York Mets, allowed six runs ? four earned ? and nine hits in four innings.Cameron Maybin and Kelly Johnson had two hits...

Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton killed in apparent murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas - Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities...