Associated Press CHICAGO – Chris Coghlan hit two home runs, Anthony Rizzo also went deep, and the Cubs made it eight straight wins and 14 in their last 15 games with a 6-5 victory over the crosstown White Sox on Friday afternoon. The Cubs, coming off a 7-0 homestand, extended their longest win streak since […]

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS – The Texas Rangers have been beset by injuries this year, particularly the pitching staff. Their team ERA is second-worst in the league. Scoring runs hasn’t been a problem. Mitch Moreland had four RBIs on a career-high four hits, including a two-run homer to help the Rangers stave off a sweep at […]

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco looked sharp in his team's preseason opener.

Associated Press BALTIMORE — Joe Flacco and backup quarterback Matt Schaub directed first-quarter touchdown drives, starting the Baltimore Ravens on their way to a 30-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night in a preseason opener. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was held out by coach Sean Payton. Brees participated in pregame drills […]

Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals starting right tackle Bobby Massie has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The suspension, while not officially announced, has been appealed. Massie, who’s entering his fourth season in the NFL, started every game at right tackle for Arizona last season. The 2012 […]

By BRIAN MAHONEY Associated Press The Golden State Warriors will see an old friend on opening night and LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA Finals rematch on Christmas, two of the highlight games of their title defense. The NBA released its schedule on Wednesday, a more player-friendly model that addresses Commissioner Adam […]


By Brandon Speck Daily Journal MINNEAPOLIS – Brian Dozier and Mitch Moreland have been battling for a long time. Former prep stars, rivals and teammates, Amory’s Moreland and Fulton’s Dozier fought for playoff spots in the same Mississippi High School Activities Association division. Both have been named Daily Journal Player of the Year. Both played […]

Associated Press TORONTO – Jose Bautista hit a solo home run, Drew Hutchison pitched seven strong innings and Toronto won its ninth straight game, beating Oakland 4-2 on Tuesday. Toronto starting pitchers have held the opposition to three earned runs or fewer in 15 consecutive games. Hutchison (11-2) allowed two runs and four hits in […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – Daniel Murphy drove in two runs with a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, and the Mets rallied for a 4-2 victory over Colorado on Monday night. The Mets wasted three-run leads in two straight losses to Tampa Bay last weekend, then went ahead against Colorado on Travis d’Arnaud’s first […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Buddy Baker, who won the 1980 Daytona 500 and at 6-foot-6 was NASCAR’s “Gentle Giant,” died Monday. He was 74. Baker died after a brief battle with lung cancer, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio said. Baker left his job as co-host of “The Late Shift” for the station last month when he announced he […]