PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season. The team announced the deal Monday but did not disclose financial terms. Tebow hasn’t played in the NFL since […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – Matt Harvey won his third straight start to begin his comeback season and the banged-up New York Mets, despite losing two important players to injuries, held off the Miami Marlins 7-6 Sunday for their eighth consecutive victory. Ruben Tejada had a three-run double and catcher Travis d’Arnaud singled twice in […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Carlos Martinez pitched six strong innings and Jason Heyward hit his first home run, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over Cincinnati 5-2 for their fourth straight win. Zack Cozart homered for the Reds, who have lost three in a row and six of seven. Speedster Billy Hamilton left in the […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Top prospect Kris Bryant went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in his first game with the Cubs, and Wil Myers hit a three-run homer for the Padres, who won 5-4 on Friday. Chicago selected Bryant’s contract from Triple-A Iowa and inserted him into its starting lineup as the cleanup hitter […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – John Lackey threw seven scoreless innings and Matt Carpenter doubled twice, helping St. Louis to a 4-0 win over Milwaukee on Thursday. Lackey (1-0) gave up five hits, struck out eight and walked one. St. Louis took a 2-0 lead on two doubles and two singles in the sixth inning. […]

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS – Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. Peterson missed most of last season […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Lance Lynn extended his April success with five solid innings, and Matt Holliday had a two-run single in the first inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. Lynn (1-1) allowed one run and six hits. He pushed his April record to […]

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – This year marks a career first for Mitch Moreland in this, his sixth season with the Texas Rangers. That’s because the Amory native is now the Rangers’ regular designated hitter. “This is the first time,” said Moreland, 29. “Last year, I was (DHing off and […]

By Michelle R. Smith Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. – Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, […]