Associated Press TORONTO – Ben Zobrist and the relentless Kansas City Royals showed they can play home run derby, too. And with one more win, they’ll have a chance to show off their power in a return trip to the World Series. Zobrist hit a two-run homer on knuckleballer R.A. Dickey’s fourth pitch of the […]

By Howie Rumberg AP Baseball Writer TORONTO – Back in the homer dome with their rowdy fans, Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays quickly got into the swing of the AL Championship Series. Tulowitzki and Donaldson both connected in a six-run third inning Monday night, and the Blue Jays roughed up Johnny […]

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS – Tom Brady threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns and New England took advantage of a botched fake punt in the Patriots’ 34-27 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. The Patriots improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2007. It was the first meeting between the rivals since […]

By Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK – Say this for Daniel Murphy and the New York Mets: They have their October formula down and are sticking with it. Murphy homered off yet another ace to provide an early cushion for Noah Syndergaard, and the Mets breezed past Jake Arrieta the Chicago Cubs 4-1 […]

By Mike Fitzpatrick AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK – Matt Harvey delivered his first huge performance on baseball’s October stage. Daniel Murphy has been providing them all postseason. Harvey pitched the game he’s been pining for, Murphy took his latest star turn and the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 Saturday night in […]

By Dave Skretta Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals kept waiting for Blue Jays ace David Price to give them some hope. It turned out to be Toronto’s leaky defense that provided it. After managing one hit over six innings, Ben Zobrist’s easy fly that somehow fell for a hit began […]

Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Edinson Volquez gave the Blue Jays another reason to rue him Friday night. The Royals right-hander combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, Salvador Perez hit a soaring home run and Kansas City rolled to a 5-0 victory in Game 1 of their American League Championship Series. Volquez (1-1) […]

By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES – Daniel Murphy just hoped no one was watching. Murphy shocked the sleeping Dodgers by stealing an uncovered third base and went on to score the tying run. Two innings later, Murphy hit a go-ahead homer off Zack Greinke that led the New York Mets over Los […]

By Rob Maaddi Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – Sacrificing personal stats for team goals has cost Fletcher Cox individual glory in the past. Maybe not anymore. It’ll be hard for people – such as Pro Bowl voters – to ignore Cox after he sacked Drew Brees three times, forced two fumbles and recovered one in Philadelphia’s […]