Associated Press The Major League Baseball playoffs begin this week, starting Tuesday night with the American League wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. Big stars Andrew McCutchen, Prince Fielder and Zack Greinke, familiar faces David Wright, Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright and top rookies such as Kris Bryant fill the rosters of the 10 teams that […]

Associated Press ATLANTA – Devonta Freeman scored three touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons remained unbeaten, romping to a 48-21 victory over the hapless Houston Texans on Sunday. Freeman, who took over as the starting running back after rookie Tevin Coleman sustained a rib injury in Week 2, has scored six TDs in the last two […]

Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas – Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season. Hamels pitched a three-hitter, Adrian Beltre hit a go-ahead homer and the Rangers beat the Angels 9-2 Sunday, eliminating Los Angeles from playoff contention. A year after their 95 losses […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – Max Scherzer says he can get even better. Imagine that. The Washington Nationals ace threw one of the most dominant games in baseball history – pitching his second no-hitter of the season and striking out a team-record 17 – and then vowed he wasn’t done. “I still have room for […]

Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Troy Tulowitzki doubled and singled in his return to the Toronto lineup after missing three weeks with injuries, and the AL East champion Blue Jays rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. Tulowitzki went 2 for 5 and scored a run. Edwin Encarnacion and Russell Martin homered […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – The New York Yankees clinched an AL wild-card spot Thursday night, ending a two-year absence from the postseason by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-1. Carlos Beltran and rookies Greg Bird and Rob Refsnyder all homered for the Yankees in the franchise’s 10,000th regular-season win. Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees […]

Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Jason Heyward hit a third-inning grand slam to power the Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1 in the second game of a doubleheader, giving St. Louis its third consecutive NL Central title and 11th since 1994. This one may be among the most impressive. The Cardinals assured themselves of the best […]

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Clayton Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight NL West title, tossing a 1-hitter as Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 8-0 on Tuesday night. Kershaw allowed just a third-inning single and struck out 13, and the Dodgers (88-69) advance to face the NL East champion New […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Armintie Herrington is retiring after nine WNBA seasons. Known as Armintie Price when she starred at Myrtle High School and was an All-American at Ole Miss, Herrington was the WNBA’s rooke of the year in 2007. She was named to the All-WNBA second team in 2011 and 2012 and made […]