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Baez HR, Cubs win 5-3; Alonso sets Mets mark for rookie HRs

Javier Baez hit the 100th homer of his career, a three-run drive in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs overcame another home run by Pete Alonso to beat the New York Mets 5-3    ...

Baez HR, Cubs win 5-3; Alonso sets Mets mark for rookie HRs

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Alonso hits 27th HR, passes Strawberry for Mets rookie mark CHICAGO (AP) — Pete Alonso has hit his 27th home run, passing Darryl Strawberry for the New York Mets rookie record in just his 77th game. Alonso hit a solo drive against Chicago Cubs starter Cole Hamels in the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on Sunday. The 24-year-old slugger entered the day second ...
23:13 2019-06-23

Watch: Pete Alonso sets Mets record for rookie homers before All-Star break New York Mets star Pete Alonso hit his 16th home run of the season against the Washington Nationals, setting the franchise mark for rookie bombs before the All-Star break....
22:39 2019-05-22

Baez hits career homer No. 100 as Cubs rally past Mets On a day for noteworthy home runs, Javier Baez made the 100th of his career one to savor, rallying the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory on Sunday over the visiting New York Mets....
03:52 2019-06-24

Alonso 1st rookie to set team HR mark since '38 The Mets' Pete Alonso hit his 42nd home run Tuesday night against the Cubs, becoming the first rookie to set the franchise home run record for his team since Johnny Rizzo did it for the Pirates in 1938....
03:13 2019-08-28

Mets rookie Pete Alonso going to bat for charity New York Mets rookie sensation Pete Alonso said Tuesday he is teaming up with Amazin’ Memorabilia to sell his autographed gear, including jerseys, home run baseballs, bats and batting gloves on an exclusive basis for charity, with the Mets donating net proceeds to the charitable Mets Foundation. Alo...
06:39 2019-09-04

Jerry Seinfeld a big fan of Mets rookie slugger Pete Alonso Pete Alonso, who just set the Mets' franchise home run record for a single season, was astounded when he found out Jerry Seinfeld was a big fan of his.       ...
18:52 2019-08-28

Mets rookie Alonso to participate in All-Star Home Run Derby NEW YORK (AP) — Mets rookie Pete Alonso plans to compete in the Home Run Derby during All-Star week in Cleveland. The power-hitting first baseman says he accepted an invitation from Major League Baseball to participate July 8 regardless of whether he’s selected to the National League squad for...
04:00 2019-06-29

Bat buddies: Bryant used Alonso's bat during Mets-Cubs game Pete Alonso made a friendly offer to Kris Bryant at the Friendly Confines in June, lending his bat to the 2016 NL MVP during a Mets-Cubs series at Wrigley Field       ...
11:39 2019-08-29

Alonso hits record 26th HR, Mets rout Cubs 10-2 CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie slugger Pete Alonso said he began the season not thinking about hitting homers or setting milestones. That’s becoming more difficult with every prodigious swing. Alonso hit his 26th homer to set the NL record for most homers before the All-Star Game as the New York Mets r...
03:26 2019-06-23

Mets’ Pete Alonso breaks NL rookie home run record in huge win KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Michael Conforto’s slump on this road trip had only been compounded by the Mets sending their best hitter to the injured list and watching another key component spend the last two days on the bench hobbled with a calf injury. That meant no Jeff McNeil, a limited J.D. Davis and Con...
00:52 2019-08-19

Pete Alonso crushes Mets’ rookie home run record in style Another record down for Pete Alonso. And there are plenty left to be shattered. The Amazin’ first baseman launched his 27th home run of the season to center field in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. The 454 ft. solo shot, of off Cole Hamels, broke the teamR...
23:26 2019-06-23

Mets’ Pete Alonso has shot at bunch of rookie homer records CHICAGO — Pete Alonso is moving fast toward multiple rookie records. By blasting his 26th homer in Saturday’s first inning, the Mets first baseman tied Darryl Strawberry’s franchise rookie record for homers in a season. Alonso also broke Cody Bellinger’s NL rookie record for homers before the All-St...
17:52 2019-06-23

Mets rookie Pete Alonso wins $1m in one night after victory in Home Run Derby Prize dwarfs player’s 2019 salary from Mets of $555,000First baseman will give 10% of prize money to charityVlad Guerrero Jr hits 91 HRs over three rounds but loses finalMets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York’s newest slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr in the fi...
14:13 2019-07-09

Reds rookie Aquino sets MLB mark with HR No. 8 Reds rookie Aristides Aquino became the first player in MLB history to hit eight home runs in his first 12 games with a homer in a loss to the Nationals....
09:26 2019-08-13

Watch: Mets' Pete Alonso breaks National League rookie home run record New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso became the first rookie in National League history to hit 26 home runs before the All-Star Break with his homer against the Cubs on Saturday....
11:26 2019-06-23

Watch: New York Mets' Pete Alonso breaks NL rookie record with 40th home run New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso blasted his 40th home run of the season Sunday to break the National League rookie record for homers in a single season....
04:52 2019-08-19

New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso confirms he's seen 'weird stuff' in Vegas when asked about aliens Nevada is one of the major hotspots in the U.S. for UFO sightings and New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso appeared to confirm Tuesday night he has seen some weird things in the state....
21:13 2019-06-13

Carlos Beltran wants Pete Alonso to break his Mets homer mark Carlos Beltran won’t be sad to see the record he shares fall. In fact, the former Mets outfielder will be thrilled when Pete Alonso sets a new franchise mark for most home runs in a single season. “I love to see guys breaking records and setting higher standards for generations to come,” Beltran tol...
06:26 2019-08-23

Báez’s pinch-hit single lifts Cubs over Phillies 3-2 CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Javier Báez’s single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and lifted the Chicago Cubs over Philadelphia 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop the Phillies’ four-game winning streak. Kris Bryant had three hits for the Cubs and his speed helped him slide home with two ru...
08:00 2019-05-22

Hamels, Báez lead Cubs past Cardinals 3-1 CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels threw eight innings of three-hit shutout ball, Javier Báez hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs topped the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Friday. The Cubs have won four of five since being swept in a three-game series at St. Louis last weekend. The Cardinals opened a seaso...
00:52 2019-06-08

Cubs shortstop Javier Baez scratched with bruised right heel ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez was scratched from Saturday night’s game against St. Louis because of a bruised right heel, a problem he first sustained on May 19 and re-aggravated later. “For him to say something, it had to be pretty sore,” Chicago manager Joe ...
01:26 2019-06-02

Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel goes on IL; Baez late scratch ​​​​​​​Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel was put on the injured list with elbow inflammation on Thursday ahead of a big series against the Milwaukee Brewers....
16:00 2019-09-06

Schwarber, Báez homer; Cubs end Rockies’ winning streak CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Javier Báez homered, Kyle Hendricks was solid again through seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat Colorado 6-3 on Tuesday night to end the Rockies’ season-high eight-game winning streak. Carlos González had two RBIs — on a double and sacrifice fly — as he st...
06:26 2019-06-05

Pete Alonso, who sets Mets' single-season home run record, is living a 'dream come true' Pete Alonso, who set the Mets’ franchise record with his 42nd home run on Tuesday, says his rookie season has been a 'dream come true.'       ...
18:52 2019-08-28

Baez hits grand slam, Cubs beat Reds 6-0 behind Quintana CINCINNATI (AP) — Javier Baez hit his first grand slam of the season Saturday, and Jose Quintana went six innings for his first victory since May 5, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. The NL Central leaders are 14-14 in June. They need to win the final game of the series...
05:39 2019-06-30

Pete Alonso is studying more than pitchers to avoid rookie wall LOS ANGELES — Pete Alonso still meticulously records his at-bats in a notebook after every game for the simple reason he tends to remember information better when he handwrites it instead of typing on a keyboard. The Mets rookie entered Monday in something of a slump for May, hitting only .192 for t...
05:26 2019-05-28

Pete Alonso’s Rookie of the Year race runs into Padres pair This week’s three-game series with the Padres will feature the top candidates for NL rookie of the year honors, with Padres Fernando Tatis Jr. and Chris Paddack looking to contend with Mets’ Pete Alonso. But to Mickey Callaway, the only thing to consider is Alonso’s numbers. “He’s in first in everyt...
13:01 2019-07-24

Reds rookie Aquino homers in first 3 at-bats vs Cubs Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino homered in his first three at-bats against the Cubs on Saturday night, setting a Cincinnati record for a newcomer       ...
03:52 2019-08-11

Rookie Peter Lambert bottles up Cubs again, Rockies win 10-3 DENVER (AP) — Rookie Peter Lambert went five strong innings and baffled Chicago for a second time in five days as the Colorado Rockies won their 10th straight at home by beating the Cubs 10-3 on Tuesday night. Lambert (2-0) allowed one run and three hits in his Coors Field debut. The right-hander ma...
09:26 2019-06-12

Home Run Derby 2019 as it happened: Pete Alonso outlasts Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in all-rookie final In one of the wildest Home Run Derbies of all time, Pete Alonso beat out fellow rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to win the crown.       ...
07:13 2019-07-09

Mets must be more than Pete Alonso, or it’s over The crowd stood and rocked Citi Field, the theme to “The Natural” mixing in to create a soundtrack of hope, appreciation, euphoria. Pete Alonso had turned the first pitch of the bottom of the fourth — a 92 mph Yu Darvish fastball — into history. The Polar Bear outdoing a Cub. Alonso went 402 feet......
11:39 2019-08-28

Why Mets chose not to start Pete Alonso The Mets had to think rookie slugger Pete Alonso was pretty gassed to take him out of the lineup Friday night against one of the top left-handed starters in baseball, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. “He’s totally fine. We just all felt like he needed an off-day,” Callaway said about not starting Alo...
13:13 2019-09-14

Pete Alonso’s bat waking up at best time for Mets As Pete Alonso rounded the bases Tuesday night, he kept his head down and his facial expression subdued. His teammates in the Mets dugout didn’t outwardly celebrate. The fans behind home plate at Citi Field, though, gave away the game. “Pete! Pete! Pete!” they chanted as Alonso touched home, the Met...
10:00 2019-08-07

Pete Alonso isn’t letting Mets slump get to him Pete Alonso has put the Mets on his back so often in his rookie season. But with the Mets’ playoff chances running out of time, the first baseman has entered a mini-funk at an inopportune stretch. Alonso went 0-for-4 in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Dodgers, dropping to 0-for-his-last-20 since clubbing a...
08:39 2019-09-16

Alonso, Mets power up to pound Giants 11-4 Pete Alonso came off the bench and hit his 33rd home run, setting the Mets rookie record for RBIs as New York beat San Francisco 11-4 to end the Giants' seven-game winning streak       ...
01:52 2019-07-21

Mets' Alonso captures HR derby title In a matchup of rookies, Pete Alonso of the New York Mets outhomered Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays 23-22 in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Monday....
09:13 2019-07-09

Everything went wrong in Mets’ deGrom-Alonso fiasco Jacob deGrom did his job Sunday, as did the Mets offense. But the defense betrayed the Amazin’s with a huge error that cost them three runs, and likely a sweep of the Nationals. With two outs and the bases loaded in the first inning, first baseman Pete Alonso made a nice diving stop to his......
11:00 2019-08-12

Mets’ Pete Alonso obliterates his bat in frustration Pete Alonso broke his bat over his knee in disgust after striking out in the third inning against Conner Menez, but said his frustration was over that particular at-bat, not anything bigger. “I was just upset because I shouldn’t have swung at that pitch — it was a ball,” Alonso said after the Mets l...
04:39 2019-07-22

Pete Alonso shaved his mustache mid-Mets game Pete Alonso just needed to change his mojo. The Mets wunderkind began Thursday’s game against the Diamondbacks with a mustache and an 0-for-8 slump. After adding three more hitless at-bats, Alonso dipped into the clubhouse for a quick shave and appeared at the plate in the bottom of the sixth ...
00:26 2019-09-13

Mets’ Pete Alonso changes his look in effort to break slump PITTSBURGH — Pete Alonso’s second-half slump finally screamed loudly enough to warrant a “mental day” for the Mets first baseman Sunday. The rookie slugger is in an 11-for-73 (.151) skid since the All-Star break with four homers and 30 strikeouts. Todd Frazier shifted to first base for his initial s...
10:00 2019-08-05

Pete Alonso’s mental toughness helped Mets win this one KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There was a Polar Bear Grand Slam Plan. This is the underappreciated aspect of the amazin’ Mets rookie. Pete Alonso has a plan for everything and works hard to achieve success. His bases-loaded, majestic fly ball deep into the stands hugged the right-field line and foul pole in th...
12:13 2019-08-18

What minor-leaguers can take away from Pete Alonso’s Mets beginnings Before he was breaking rookie records, anchoring the Mets lineup and captivating the fan base, Pete Alonso was a raw slugger with the Brooklyn Cyclones. The rookie phenom’s professional journey to Flushing started with the short-season Single-A team from Coney Island just like so many other hope to ...
17:39 2019-06-14

Alonso gets bases-loaded BB in 9th, Mets beats Phillies 5-4 Pete Alonso drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs to cap chaotic ninth inning and lift the New York Mets to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies       ...
10:00 2019-09-07

Mets’ Pete Alonso move pays off immediately PHILADELPHIA — After watching his lineup stagnate on the last homestand, Mickey Callaway decided Friday that his slugging first baseman could benefit the team by setting up others. That meant inserting Pete Alonso in the No. 2 hole against the Phillies, with Michael Conforto and J.D. Davis behind hi...
11:52 2019-08-31

Mets’ Pete Alonso wasn’t about to let MLB stop his 9/11 tribute His first thought was to get custom baseball caps with a 9/11 theme, but Major League Baseball blocked the idea with a mile of red tape, so Pete Alonso came up with another plan. The Mets first baseman would buy each of his teammates custom-made cleats with different designs honoring the 9/11 first ...
08:26 2019-09-12

Pete Alonso Hopes For Even More Shirtless Mets Before The Year Is Out The Mets have to play near-flawless baseball in the final month of the season if they’re going to sneak into that Wild Card game, and on Friday against the Phillies, even if the game threatened to go off the rails in the ninth inning, it all ended in tasty, shrimpy fashion. With the Wild Card-leadin...
08:00 2019-09-08

Pete Alonso is Mets’ Linsanity — with staying power CLEVELAND — For a few weeks he made even the most depressed fans of the team dream. He was the best kind of story, practically out of nowhere, magical, overcoming all the negativity and bad history and management ineptitude and hate of ownership to grab New York, own the town, rise above all that wa...
04:52 2019-07-10

Pete Alonso admission that could make Mets even scarier Pete Alonso’s second-half slump might be over. The Mets’ first baseman homered, for a third straight game, in Wednesday’s 7-2 win over the Marlins at Citi Field, the second time he has accomplished the feat this season. Alonso’s 37 home runs on the year are just four shy of the single-season franchi...
07:26 2019-08-08

Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto go quiet when Mets need them most As tough as losses are, the Mets’ 10-7 loss in the series finale against the Phillies on Sunday was as deflating as they come. With a crucial opportunity in their pursuit for the postseason, as the Cubs — who currently occupy the second slot in the NL wild-card race — dropped back-to-back games to t...
11:39 2019-09-09

Pete Alonso’s Big Day Helps Halt Mets’ Losing Streak at Three Alonso, a rookie first baseman, went 5 for 5, reached base six times, and tied Cody Bellinger’s record for homers by a rookie in the National League....
15:52 2019-08-16

Pete Alonso awakes Mets bats for win they badly needed SAN FRANCISCO — Pete Alonso’s day off was less eventful than Ferris Bueller’s, but it created about as much havoc. The Mets first baseman, who Saturday arrived in a slump and was deemed in need of rest, spent the first five innings on the bench before entering as a pinch-hitter in the sixth. And wit...
03:26 2019-07-21

DeGrom, Alonso lead Mets to a 10-2 rout of 1st-place Braves ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, Pete Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his young career, and the New York Mets routed the first-place Atlanta Braves 10-2 on Tuesday night. Bouncing back from an ugly 12-3 loss in the series opener, the Mets pound...
04:52 2019-06-19

Pete Alonso ripping jerseys is Mets’ new hilarious ritual Citi Field is quickly becoming New York’s hottest strip club — all thanks to another (walk-off) single. Pete Alonso, with some help from shortstop Amed Rosario, ripped off J.D. Davis’ jersey following the Mets’ thrilling 4-3 walk-off win over the Indians on Wednesday night. “...
07:26 2019-08-22

Pete Alonso is Brodie Van Wagenen’s Mets saving grace They try to cheapen this with baseballs that sure look juiced, with strike zones that sure seem to be shrinking. They try to make home runs less and less special because more and more guys who shouldn’t be launching these rockets are sending them off into orbit. And yet the slugger still commands at...
07:52 2019-07-08

Mets star Pete Alonso wins the Home Run Derby CLEVELAND — With every step he takes, every move he makes, Pete Alonso offers more bouquets to the Mets and their beleaguered fans. On Monday night at Progressive Field, the entire baseball world witnessed the joy and theatrics that the rookie has brought to Queens. Alonso shined on his brightest st...
08:39 2019-07-09

Pete Alonso shuts up Mets fans’ biggest fear MINNEAPOLIS — Jinx? Did someone say jinx? Well … there weren’t a lot of people using that word inside the Mets’ clubhouse the past few days. But it has certainly been a subject of conversation in those places where Mets fans gather to ruminate and restlessly wait for the sky to fall and the other......
05:13 2019-07-18

Mets’ Pete Alonso is hungry for first taste of Subway Series The intensity and pressure of New York haven’t fazed Pete Alonso, and the Mets don’t expect the Subway Series to be any different. Alonso has been the Mets’ best player, keeping them afloat despite injuries and underperformance around him, and now the rookie first baseman will get his first taste of...
05:13 2019-06-11

Pete Alonso’s record-tying blast can’t hide Mets’ sloppiness When Todd Hundley hit 41 home runs to set the Mets’ single-season record in 1996, it was the only thing worth paying attention to around the team that year. The Mets went 71-91 under the late Dallas Green, and Hundley ended up all but forgotten two years later when Mike Piazza came to town. Carlos.....
21:52 2019-08-25

Alonso hits 16th homer, Mets rally past Nationals 6-5 NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit a long tying home run in the eighth inning, Amed Rosario had a winning infield single with two outs in the ninth and the New York Mets rallied from deficits three times to beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 Tuesday night. Washington led 1-0 in the fifth, 3-1 in the sev...
05:39 2019-05-22

Pete Alonso is keeping Mets alive in crazy playoff hunt This pit of scorching snakes was no match Monday night for the world’s greatest Polar Bear exhibit. As well as the Diamondbacks have played over the past two weeks to surge into serious NL wild-card contention, there are just games Pete “Polar Bear” Alonso places this Mets lineup on his back and ref...
08:39 2019-09-10

Pete Alonso breaks Mets single-season home run record Pete Alonso made history with his 42nd home run Tuesday — a new single-season Mets record. The blast came on Yu Darvish’s first pitch of the bottom of the fourth, a 407-foot opposite field shot that gave the Mets a 1-0 lead over the Cubs at Citi Field. He broke the mark shared by Carlos......
04:26 2019-08-28

Matz fans 10, Alonso hits 21st HR as Mets beat Rockies 5-3 Steven Matz struck out 10, Pete Alonso moved closer to the Mets' rookie home run record and New York beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3       ...
06:39 2019-06-09

Pete Alonso’s trade deadline spent pumping up Mets fans Confused by the Mets’ trade deadline approach? Pete Alonso is here to pump you up. The slugging first baseman tweeted out a message to Mets fans as the team tries to put together a wild-card push. “Thank you guys so much for your unwavering support,” wrote Alonso, who has 34 home r...
01:13 2019-08-01

Watch: Reds rookie Aristides Aquino sets record with 8th homers in 12 games Cincinnati Reds outfielder Astrides Aquino continues to be on fire to start his career, hitting a record eight home runs in his first 12 Major League Baseball games....
19:00 2019-08-13

Mets vs. Cubs: Chicago the pick as Yu Darvish comes in off gem Mayor de Blasio, who is never here, has hired Gregory Russ to be the new NYCHA chief. Russ, who will make $402,000 yearly, will be spending his weekends in Minnesota with family. The perfect hire. … The Mets, looking for a scapegoat, fired pitching coach Dave Eiland and replaced him with the a...
16:13 2019-06-21

Cubs further ruin the Mets’ miserable night If Tuesday’s loss didn’t effectively end the Mets season, then the out-of-town scoreboard may signal the dagger. It showed the Cubs beating the Mariners, 6-1, which combined with the Mets’ epic 11-10 loss to the Nationals, puts the not-so-‘Amazins five games out of the wild-c...
06:39 2019-09-04

All-Stars McNeil, Alonso rally Mets past Braves to snap skid NEW YORK (AP) — Newly named All-Stars Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso had the big hits in a five-run eighth inning that rallied the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves 8-5 on Sunday night, snapping their seven-game losing streak. Todd Frazier launched a long homer to begin the comeback and finished wi...
07:39 2019-07-01

Mets star Pete Alonso’s secret passions: cooking, hunting and red meat Pete Alonso knows how to step up to the plate — on and off the field. The animated Mets slugger has delighted the Amazins’ usually downtrodden fans this season by already breaking the team’s rookie home run record, winning the midseason Home Run Derby, and bringing a sense of youth and fun to the no...
04:13 2019-08-14

Alonso helps Mets gain split; Voit lifts Yanks in opener Pete Alonso hit a three-run homer in the first inning off an ineffective James Paxton, J.D. Davis and Carlos Gómez also went deep, and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 10-4 for a split of their day-night doubleheader       ...
06:26 2019-06-12

Pete Alonso eyeing ultra-rare Mets feat at Home Run Derby Pete Alonso has thought long and hard about it. He believes he’s devised a sound strategy for Monday’s Home Run Derby that should lead to victory. “Hit more homers than everyone else,” the Mets rookie first baseman joked about the competition at Progressive Field in Cleveland for which the winner re...
17:00 2019-07-08

Pete Alonso’s legendary Mets night ends with special phone call Pete Alonso was driving home from Citi Field on Tuesday night when he saw a number from Puerto Rico pop up on his phone. A Mets official had given the first baseman a head’s-up shortly beforehand that this call might come, but it was no less surreal to answer the phone and hear Carlos Beltran......
05:13 2019-08-29

Watch: New York Mets' Pete Alonso wins 2019 MLB Home Run Derby New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso blasted 23 homers in the final round to win the 2019 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland....
09:52 2019-07-09

Mets coach Chili Davis is getting it done while sticking it to Cubs CHICAGO — Opposite-field hits. Home runs. Line drives. Even hits against the shift. Mets hitters, led by Jeff McNeil’s magic bat and Pete Alonso’s raw polar bear power, put together quite the display Saturday at Wrigley Field, pouncing on the Cubs as they came away with 12 hits and an impressive 10-...
04:00 2019-06-23

Alzolay’s strong debut, 6-run 3rd lead Cubs over Mets 7-4 CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs top pitching prospect Adbert Alzolay tossed four innings of dazzling relief in his major league debut and the offense broke through with a six-run third as Chicago beat the New York Mets 7-4 on Thursday night. Javier Báez homered and tripled, and Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run doubl...
06:26 2019-06-21

Red-hot Sonny Gray helps out Mets by stifling Cubs CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs had been scoring in bunches lately. Then Sonny Gray took the mound for the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were shut down by Gray and two relievers Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the Reds in a loss that hurt their playoff positioning. Chicago had won five in a row, outscoring its...
12:00 2019-09-18

LEADING OFF: Verlander vs Morton, Cubs and Mets get wild LEADING OFF: Verlander vs Morton as ex-teammates square off, Cubs and Mets get wild in Citi, Tanaka-Kikuchi matchup grabs attention in Japan, Twins try to solve Giolito       ...
12:26 2019-08-27

Pete Alonso fights back on Twitter after Mets, Diaz blow suspended game Edwin Diaz blew it twice for the Mets — first Thursday night and then again Friday — and Pete Alonso defended himself on Twitter for lobbying to get the game in the previous night. This was not how the Mets wanted to finish off a suspended game. After choking away a ninth-inning two-run lead with......
04:13 2019-06-15

Zack Wheeler is finally brilliant in Mets’ beat down of Cubs CHICAGO — These are the days the Mets are left to wonder how Zack Wheeler is anything less than an elite pitcher. There is plowing through a talented lineup, and then there is the manner Wheeler dismembered the Cubs on Saturday, as the Mets were turning the Friendly Confines into a launch pad. In a....
02:13 2019-06-23

Alzolay's strong debut, 6-run 3rd lead Cubs over Mets 7-4 Cubs top pitching prospect Adbert Alzolay tossed four innings of dazzling relief in his major league debut and the offense broke through with a six-run third as Chicago beat the New York Mets 7-4       ...
07:39 2019-06-21

‘A dream come true:’ Mets rookie Chris Mazza thrives in MLB debut Chris Mazza waited for the rain to stop. Then, his decades-long wait would be over. Replacing starter Steven Matz after a 70-minute rain delay at Citi Field, Mazza made a strong major league debut in a 5-4 loss to the Braves, as the 29-year-old threw four innings, and was in line for Saturday’s win,...
06:26 2019-06-30

The fresh prince of Chavez Ravine: Rookie catcher Will Smith makes his mark as Dodgers push for a title Running away with their seventh consecutive NL West crown, the Dodgers have yet another youngster making an instant impact.       ...
02:52 2019-09-05

Bichette sets MLB mark with double in 9th straight Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette became the first player in the modern era (since 1900) to double in nine straight games -- and he broke the record in the 11th game of his career....
11:13 2019-08-09

Mets understand their fragile playoff dream amid Cubs series Treading water is certainly useful, but at some point it’s either sink or swim. The Mets may have reached that juncture in their schedule that tells them if they are swimmers or sinkers. Three games against the Cubs at Citi Field beginning Tuesday night will have all the trappings of a postseason se...
05:39 2019-08-27

Minnesota United sets scoring mark in 7-1 win over Cincy ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ike Opara, Hassani Dotson and Ethan Finlay scored their second goals of the season in the first half and Minnesota United coasted to a 7-1 victory over expansion FC Cincinnati on Saturday, the most goals in a game for the third-year club. Opara opened the scoring in the 19th m...
01:00 2019-06-30

New York Mets' Pete Alonso donating part of derby winnings to Wounded Warrior Project, Tunnel to Towers Pete Alonso has been the lone shining star in a dreadful start to the first half of the season for the New York Mets and proved that notion when he won the Home Run Derby on Monday....
21:00 2019-07-09

Ferrari SF90 Stradale sets new high mark for power The 986-hp car is powered by a turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers 769 hp, the highest performance ever achieved by an eight-cylinder unit in Ferrari's history. The remaining 217 hp is supplied by three electric motors, one at the rear and two on the front axle....
21:00 2019-05-29

Pujols sets career hit mark for foreign-born players in win Albert Pujols had two hits and three RBIs and set the major league record for career hits by a foreign-born player, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates       ...
08:39 2019-08-15

Li Na sets new mark: first Asian-born player in Tennis Hall Li Na breaks new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, becoming 1st Asian-born player to be inducted        ...
00:39 2019-07-22

Orioles catcher Severino sets franchise mark by hitting three homers against Rangers Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino made franchise history Tuesday night in the team's 12-11 victory over the Texas Rangers by hitting three home runs....
00:13 2019-06-06

Pete Alonso’s walk-off walk bails out Mets, disastrous Diaz Some fans at Citi Field wore ponchos. Some wore hoodies. Some held hot coffee. Some held hands. And at the end of this dark, damp, windy Friday night in Queens, some left believing it might not be their only brush with fall baseball. Returning to Citi Field for the first time since deflating back-to...
10:52 2019-09-07

Senate sets quick hearing to act ‘expeditiously’ on Mark Esper's nomination to be defense secretary The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a Tuesday confirmation hearing to “act expeditiously to consider” the nomination of Army Secretary Mark Esper to be defense secretary....
22:26 2019-07-11

Senate panel sets confirmation hearing for Joint Chiefs nominee Mark Milley The Senate armed services committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Gen. Mark Milley to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff in two weeks, the panel announced Friday....
03:26 2019-06-29

Steven Matz stumbles in dud as frustration sets in for Mets PHOENIX — On a positive note for the Mets, their bullpen didn’t blow the game Sunday. That’s what happens when your starting pitcher sputters, in a rare lackluster performance, and the lineup behind him departs for the airport around the fourth inning to beat traffic. Another awful road trip conclud...
04:00 2019-06-03

Dominic Smith’s blast sets off Mets explosion in win over Twins MINNEAPOLIS — These are the kind of games the Mets figured on winning all season: Keep it close with solid pitching early and then seize control with a big swing. Dominic Smith provided the second half of that equation Wednesday by coming off the bench in the seventh inning and lofting a ball ...
23:52 2019-07-17

CUBS, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE (CBOE) OFFER AUCTION OF CUBS SEASON TICKETS CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today announced plans for the auction of season tickets to Cubs home games in conjunction with the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).The auction will run from March 4 through March 11 on www.cubs.com. ......
13:26 2019-05-22

Deadline decisions, Baez vs. Tatis and the NL East race Which teams have buy-or-sell choices to make? Which NL shortstop will shine? And have the Braves locked up the East? We'll get you ready for the weekend....
14:39 2019-07-19

Five years of Javier Baez: Skills, smiles and swag Flashy yet steady, the Cubs' confident, energetic star debuted five years ago Monday and has left fans and teammates repeating one phrase: "I've never seen that."...
17:13 2019-08-05

Little Leaguers love Javy Baez, Stranger Things and ... sushi? Yankees or Cubs? Fortnite or MLB The Show? Which "Stranger Things" character would make the best baseball player? Little League World Series players take a swing at the tough questions....
19:52 2019-08-20

Javy Báez Spices Up Garbage-Time Plate Appearance, Bats Lefty The ninth inning of Thursday night’s Cubs-Reds game was a real circus, and I mean that in a good way. The Reds were down 12–5, they’d used four pitchers, and they were not coming back, so to finish the eighth and work the ninth they turned pitching duties over to Kyle Farmer, a second-baseman. Farme...
08:52 2019-08-09

Javy Baez Settles Dumb, Escalating Plunk-Off By Socking A Mighty Four-Bagger The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs wrapped up their season series Wednesday with a good old-fashioned plunk-fest. The Cubs paid back a day-old plunking imbalance by targeting Colorado’s best hitter, and the Rockies buzzed and/or plunked three different Cubs. The good news is, just as it was getti...
08:26 2019-06-13

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II images and specs surface Convincing images of the Canon PowerShot G7 X III and PowerShot G5 X Mark II models have leaked, along with lists of specs for both cameras.While neither model has been officially announced by Canon, the images, first seen on Japanese camera-leaking site Nokishita, are either leaked press shots or v...
14:13 2019-07-02

Canon EOS M5 Mark II rumored to launch alongside the EOS M6 Mark II Rumors of the arrival of two new APS-C mirrorless cameras from Canon began back in October 2018, but there hasn’t been much noise about the EOS M5 Mark II and the EOS M6 Mark II... until now.The rumor mill has picked up whispers of Canon announcing updated models of the aging EOS M5 flagship ...
05:00 2019-07-25

Mets flub 'Miracle Mets' celebration, declaring 2 players dead when they're still alive They are the New York Mets after all. During the pre-game ceremony Saturday marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets, two members of that celebrated team were listed as dead in a "we remember" montage even though they are still very much alive....
23:00 2019-06-30

Mets Extend Olive Branch To Fans By Limiting Their Ability To Watch The Mets The Mets are a revolving door of controversy and incompetence, as the most recent New York team to win a pennant(!) has spent the past month (or two, or three...) plagued by internal anger, poor play, and a tendency to kill off ex-players before they actually die. It must be no fun to be a Mets fan ...
07:13 2019-07-24

Mets Ninth-Inning Bullpen Implosion Special Even By Mets Standards My God, the Mets. Phew. The hell they entered Tuesday night is a special, Mets-only hell. There are excruciating losses, and then there’s watching in horror as a sure-fire victory leaps out of the bag and lays waste to the dwindling hopes of your fading season....
10:52 2019-09-04

The Mets Bullpen Completes A Remarkable Phillies Sweep Of The Mets Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The New York Mets lost in deeply dispiriting fashion Thursday, to finish off a gruesome series and drop eight games below .500. Things are getting pretty grim over there....
03:26 2019-06-28

Do Not Let The Barrage Of Mets Failures Distract You From This Mets Failure When the Mets manage to make the covers of all three New York City–area tabloids, as they did on Tuesday morning, it is seldom because they’ve done something good. Some of that is because of how New York City’s tabloids work and most of it is because of how the Mets don’t work, but if the Mets are o...
02:01 2019-05-23

Netflix documentary 'Rolling Thunder Revue' gives intimate look at Bob Dylan and Joan Baez's relationship Netflix documentary "Rolling Thunder Revue" uses never-before-seen footage to chronicle Bob Dylan's 1975 tour and close relationship with Joan Baez.        ...
04:26 2019-06-11

There’s more to like about Pete Alonso than just his power There is much to like about Mets rookie Pete Alonso, but Saturday night was really special. Here were the Mets clinging to a one-run lead in the seventh inning — and one-run leads are dangerous with the Mets bullpen. Then Alonso led off with an incredibly high fly to left field. Rockies left-fielder...
11:26 2019-06-09

White Sox put Anderson on IL with sprain, DFA Alonso CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have placed shortstop Tim Anderson the 10-day injured list with a right high ankle sprain and designated first baseman/designated hitter Yonder Alonso for assignment before Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Chicago also recalled outfielder Da...
04:00 2019-06-29

Alonso outslugs Vlad Jr. to win Home Run Derby The New York Mets' Pete Alonso won a battle of rookies to outslug Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and win the Home Run Derby at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Monday night....
06:39 2019-07-09

Pete Alonso will swing away in the Home Run Derby Pete Alonso will be in Cleveland during All-Star festivities, shooting for the fences. The Mets slugger has accepted an invitation to the Home Run Derby, he said Friday, and will participate whether or not he is selected to the National League All-Star team. “It’s just something I have always looked...
03:39 2019-06-29

Video: How heartbreak settled Le Mans and what does Alonso do next? The World Endurance Championship superseason concluded with the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours, where late puncture-induced drama for the #7 Toyota handed the win to the sister car...
22:00 2019-06-16

Taekwondo is secret behind Pete Alonso’ uncanny skillset There is a lot more working for Pete Alonso than pure polar bear strength. His balanced swing has catapulted him to the major league home run lead with 45 as the Mets host the Phillies on Friday night at Citi Field for the first of three games. Growing up, Alonso said he studied taekwondo, the......
07:39 2019-09-06

Le Mans 24 Hours: Safety cars help Alonso's Toyota cut gap to first The #8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID's hunt of the leading sister car was boosted in an incident-filled sixth hour of the Le Mans 24 Hours, which featured two safety car periods...
03:26 2019-06-16

Fernando Alonso is consulting on a new Codemasters GRID game Codemasters has revived the GRID series with a fourth instalment due to release on September 13, and has announced ex-Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso as a driving consultant...
18:52 2019-05-21

Pete Alonso, the Giddy Star Rising in Queens Amid another largely frustrating season for the Mets and their fans, the 6-foot-3 rookie slugger has provided both awe-inspiring and lighthearted moments....
09:13 2019-06-10

Video: What next for Alonso/McLaren after Indy 500 qualifying failure Fernando Alonso and McLaren's shock failure to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 prompted immediate questions about what could have gone so badly wrong...
18:52 2019-05-21

Pete Alonso’s home run derby dream comes down to cousin This was the summer of 1998, back when the greatest show in baseball would happen a couple of hours before game time, when Mark McGwire would lug his lumber to a batting cage and take aim at places baseballs weren’t supposed to reach. Forget, if you can, what we know about the illicit tricks of......
04:26 2019-07-03

Alonso will not do full IndyCar season in 2020 for his Indy 500 bid Fernando Alonso has no plans to contest the full IndyCar season next year as part of his on-going bid to complete the unofficial triple crown of motorsport...
16:00 2019-06-04

Alonso wins at Le Mans for second year in a row, secures WEC title Fernando Alonso secured his second Le Mans 24 Hours victory in as many years alongside Toyota teammates Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi on Sunday, as well as taking the World Endurance Championship title....
19:00 2019-06-16

Fernando Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him into Indy 500 Former F1 world champion failed to qualify for Sunday’s raceSpaniard did not want to deprive another driver of a placeMcLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the two-time Formula One world champion told the team he was uncomfortable replacing a driver who had earne...
14:52 2019-05-21

Alonso: Fortuitous Toyota Le Mans win like payback for bad F1 luck Fernando Alonso has suggested that the late twist at Le Mans 24 Hours that handed victory to the #8 Toyota crew acted as a form of payback for his missed chances in Formula 1...
16:52 2019-06-17

McLaren's Indianapolis 500 future not tied to Alonso involvement McLaren CEO Zak Brown says that the company's future involvement in the Indianapolis 500 is not tied to a decision by Fernando Alonso to continue with the team...
17:00 2019-05-28

Pete Alonso: The Aaron Judge talk that meant a lot to me Turns out that one of Pete Alonso’s biggest fans works in the Bronx. Aaron Judge recently told The Post that during the Subway Series at Citi Field he was quick to praise Alonso at first base because of the phenomenal rookie season Alonso is putting together for the Mets. Big hitters appreciate othe...
20:13 2019-08-08

Pete Alonso’s cousin also wins big at Home Run Derby CLEVELAND — For winning the 2019 Home Run Derby Monday night at Progressive Field, the Mets’ Pete Alonso gained a $1 million prize, a cool, ginormous medallion from Daddy Yankee and enough social-media mentions to feed a Kardashian for a week. For serving up the 57 gopher balls that Alonso hit into ...
08:39 2019-07-09

Give Us Your Most Absurd Fake Fernando Alonso Rumors What’s Fernando Alonso going to do in the future? It seems like everyone has some sort of an opinion or has heard some absurd rumor about what the two-time Formula One World Championship and Le Mans-winning driver will be doing next year—so why not throw your own idea into the mix?...
23:39 2019-08-07

F1's Norris: McLaren right to take Alonso Indy 500 exit on the chin McLaren did the right thing in taking Fernando Alonso's shock failure to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 "on the chin", reckons its Formula 1 driver Lando Norris...
19:26 2019-05-22

Hartley to take Alonso's Toyota seat for 2019/20 WEC season Ex-Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley will slot straight into the seat vacated by Fernando Alonso in Toyota's 2019/20 World Endurance Championship line-up...
16:00 2019-06-12

McLaren would support Alonso returning to F1 with rival team McLaren would support Fernando Alonso returning to Formula 1 with a rival if the two-time world champion had the opportunity, after retaining its current driver line-up for 2020...
15:26 2019-07-12

Fernando Alonso Won't Run IndyCar Full Time Next Year One of the best things about Fernando Alonso’s retirement from Formula One stardom isn’t that he’s free from McLaren-related woes, mainly because he’s not, or that he’s now taking up and Instagramming his long-neglected pastime of knitting little berets for kittens—again, because he’s not (that we k...
03:26 2019-06-07

Coma to act as Alonso's Dakar Rally co-driver at Toyota in 2020 Dakar Rally icon Marc Coma will serve as Fernando Alonso's co-driver at Toyota Gazoo Racing when the two-time Formula 1 champion takes on the legendary event...
18:52 2019-09-13

Kyle Kaiser, the Guy Who Bumped Fernando Alonso, Is the First to Crash in the Indy 500 Following his Cinderella story, last minute making qualifying by bumping Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso last Sunday, Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser is the first racer to crash out of the Indy 500 today....
20:26 2019-05-26

Pete Alonso’s ‘Polar Bear’ nickname has an amusing backstory Pete Alonso took center stage Monday night, putting his record-shattering power on display by winning the Home Run Derby. In between his bat-flips and long-balls, many paid homage to his nickname: the “Polar Bear.” Funny enough, the Mets star earned the label from a fellow Home Run Derby...
03:39 2019-07-10

Head-Hunting Kiko Alonso Traded To The Bountygate Team It’s not often that NFL roster moves are a match made in hell, but that seems to be exactly the case with Kiko Alonso getting traded from the Dolphins to the Saints. In exchange for Alonso, Miami received linebacker Vince Biegel, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero....
01:00 2019-09-02

Pete Alonso will donate a portion of Home Run Derby prize Pete Alonso wants to win the Home Run Derby because of the competitor in him, but the Mets first baseman has other motives. The rookie slugger on Tuesday indicated he intends to donate a portion of his earnings from the event to the Wounded Warrior Foundation and Tunnel to Towers. First place in the...
10:13 2019-07-03

Fernando Alonso caused a "few sparks" at Toyota WEC team - Leupen Toyota World Endurance Championship team director Rob Leupen admits working with two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso meant "a few sparks", but insisted he was a good fit for the team...
17:13 2019-07-05

Toyota plays down rumours about Alonso making WRC debut in Spain Toyota has played down speculation that ex-Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso could make his World Rally Championship debut on Rally Spain later this year...
18:13 2019-06-11

Pete Alonso earned more for Home Run Derby win than he will entire season Mets rookie Pete Alonso won $1 for being the HR Derby champion, nearly more than double the $550,000 hell earn this season.       ...
15:39 2019-07-09

Alonso/Vandoorne deserve credit for McLaren's 2019 F1 progress Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne deserve a 'lot of credit' for helping McLaren develop a much better Formula 1 car this year, says its new team boss Andreas Seidl...
19:26 2019-07-03

Alonso embarks on test programme for 2020 Dakar Rally Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will test Toyota's Dakar rally car on three different continents over the next few months as he prepares for his next major target in motorsport....
19:52 2019-08-20

Alonso fails to qualify as Pagenaud takes Indy pole "Former Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso narrowly failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday as France\u0027s Simon Pagenaud took pole position for the May 26 race."...
19:26 2019-05-21

Pete Alonso right at home in Subway Series pressure cooker Pete Alonso’s indoctrination into the Subway Series wouldn’t have been complete without a jog around the bases Tuesday. Add Yankee Stadium to the list of launch sites for the Mets rookie, who homered in the first inning in Game 2 of the split doubleheader. “I’m really looking forward to the ones at ...
13:26 2019-06-12

Motor racing: Alonso takes second Le Mans win and title with Toyota Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso struck lucky with a second successive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours race on Sunday with Toyota team mates Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi....
19:26 2019-06-16

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota's Alonso, Buemi & Nakajima Win For Second Year In A Row Toyota secured its second victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans dominating the endurance race with a 1-2 finish. The manufacturer's No. 8 TS050 piloted by Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki......
19:00 2019-06-16

Alonso rolled, hit bird on "nightmare" first rally raid with Toyota Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso's Dakar Rally preparation began with a roll during his first competitive rally-raid event with Toyota in South Africa last weekend, finishing 16th overall....
01:52 2019-09-17

F1 Racing Podcast: Is Vettel's Ferrari F1 career mirroring Alonso's? As the latest issue of F1 Racing magazine hits the streets ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, the Flat Chat with Codders podcast tackles Formula 1's burning issues...
15:00 2019-08-30

Video: The full scale of Alonso and McLaren's Indy 500 disaster From reliability problems to track time lost because the spare car was the wrong shade of orange, McLaren's Indianapolis 500 project with Fernando Alonso went off the rails fast...
06:13 2019-05-24

Pete Alonso’s weird response to very strange alien question The question was out of right field. Pete Alonso’s response came from outer space. After the Mets beat the Yankees on Tuesday night to salvage a Subway Series split, the rookie phenom was faced with ESPN inquiries over standard baseball musings and… aliens. “We can all agree that aliens ...
06:00 2019-06-13

The quick uniform change that shows Pete Alonso really cares Pete Alonso will bring 22 home runs to Citi Field on Thursday night when the Mets open a four-game series against the Cardinals. That’s the second-most home runs ever hit by an NL rookie prior to the All-Star break. Cody Bellinger bashed 25 in 2017. It’s the approach Alonso brings to the game that c...
10:13 2019-06-13

Alonso, Nakajima, Buemi win Le Mans 24 Hours and 2018/19 WEC title Toyota's Fernando Alonso, Kazuki Nakajima, and Sebastien Buemi took an unlikely back-to-back Le Mans 24 Hours victory after a near final-hour problem snatched a win from the dominant sister car...
20:39 2019-06-16

Fourth-placed Toyota "unlucky in traffic" in Le Mans qualifying - Alonso Fernando Alonso's Toyota ended up only fourth in opening qualifying for this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours as a result of what the Spaniard called bad luck in traffic...
15:26 2019-06-13

Le Mans 24 Hours: Alonso's #8 Toyota leads after Lopez errors Two errors from Jose Maria Lopez helped Toyota team-mate Kazuki Nakajima move the #8 TS050 HYBRID into a slender Le Mans 24 Hours lead in the eighth hour...
03:26 2019-06-16

Berger would "love" double F1 champion Alonso to be guest DTM driver DTM boss Gerhard Berger says he would "love" to have Fernando Alonso as a guest driver, after admitting to early talks in the past with the double Formula 1 champion...
15:00 2019-06-20

White Sox send Yonder Alonso packing after promoting his charity event The White Sox and Yonder Alonso have found themselves in a bit of an awkward situation. Chicago designated the first-baseman for assignment on Thursday, according to MLB.com. The news came less than two hours after the team sent out a release promoting Alonso’s charitable bowling event set to be hel...
23:52 2019-06-27

Toyota steps up Fernando Alonso's Dakar Rally preparation programme Fernando Alonso and Toyota Gazoo Racing have unveiled the first stages of the preparation programe for the two-time Formula 1 world champion's planned Dakar Rally debut in 2020...
01:00 2019-08-21

Fernando Alonso finds dunes "shocking" as Dakar tests commence Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso says climbing the Namibia dunes for the first time with the Toyota Hilux was "shocking", as his Dakar Rally preparation programme began in earnest...
15:13 2019-08-22

Le Mans 24 hours: Alonso loses reclaimed time to Lopez at pitstop Jose Maria Lopez moved back into a one-minute lead of the Le Mans 24 Hours after Fernando Alonso in the sister Toyota had earlier made inroads into his advantage...
07:52 2019-06-16

Feisty Pete Alonso has plans for finally meeting Aaron Judge Pete Alonso recognizes the Yankees are having a tremendous season, while the Mets’ hasn’t transpired nearly as planned. And yet the All-Star slugging first baseman wants it known the Mets are hardly in awe of their crosstown rival. “Everyone over there puts on their pants the same as we do,” Alonso ...
08:26 2019-07-02

Pete Alonso’s latest weird answer: Mercury retrograde joke Mets first baseman Pete Alonso has launched home runs seemingly out of this world during his remarkable rookie campaign. Now, he is looking out of this world to explain his recent struggles. Alonso entered Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Marlins in a brutal slump, having gone 11-for-73 with a .15...
03:52 2019-08-07

Pete Alonso doubles down on ‘hurtful’ tweet reply, push to play Pete Alonso played better defense than the rest of the Mets on Friday night. His defense just happened to initially come on Twitter. The first baseman fought back against the idea that his lobbying to keep Thursday’s game going through the rain led to the Mets’ 5-4 loss, which was completed Friday. ...
08:26 2019-06-15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Kamui Kobayashi holds lead over Fernando Alonso Kamui Kobayashi edged the #7 Toyota crew closer to a maiden Le Mans 24 Hours victory by maintaining a 2m10s advantage over the sister #8 car of Fernando Alonso...
13:26 2019-06-16

Dolphins swap Kiko Alonso for Vince Beigel in LB-for-LB trade with Saints The Dolphins made their second big trade in as many days, and team will continue its rebuild without linebacker Kiko Alonso, who was dealt to Saints.       ...
07:39 2019-09-02

Exploding lemons: Pete Alonso’s long ride to the Home Run Derby The kid is a star, a Made For New York star, a shining All-Star amidst all the Mets darkness, and on Monday night, there he was at Progressive Stadium, with his proud parents in the stands, participating in the Home Run Derby he dreamed about watching it with them as a boy his Tampa home.......
01:39 2019-07-09

A Marathon for a PGA Tour Rookie Sungjae Im of South Korea, the only rookie to advance to the Tour Championship and its youngest competitor, kept playing and playing this season to reach an unlikely goal....
04:52 2019-08-24

These rookie actors will take over TV this fall Fall premieres are only weeks away, but these actors are already generating buzz as the ones to watch for the new TV season. Folake Olowofoyeku , “Bob Hearts Abishola” Sept. 23, CBS Guest spots on series such as “Modern Family” and “Transparent” did not prepare Olowofoyeku for what was about to happ...
01:26 2019-08-30

Madden NFL 20 rookie ratings Madden NFL 20 released its rookie rankings earlier this week. Who got a raw deal? Who is rated correctly? Find out for yourself.       ...
19:01 2019-07-05

Fernando Alonso leads Toyota to 1-2 finish at 24 Hours Le Mans sports car race Fernando Alonso and his co-drivers Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, who took the checkered flag, had luck on their side in securing the title.        ...
02:13 2019-06-17

Fernando Alonso: LMP1 privateers' Le Mans test pace hard to fathom Fernando Alonso found it "difficult to understand" why the non-hybrid LMP1 privateers could not get closer to his Toyota World Endurance Championship team's Le Mans 24 Hours test day pace...
13:26 2019-06-03

Fernando Alonso wins Le Mans 24-hour race with Toyota for second successive year Double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso struck lucky and won the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race for the second year in a row on Sunday with Toyota team-mates Kazuki Nakajima and Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi....
00:00 2019-06-17

Le Mans 24 Hours: Alonso’s Toyota team win after rivals change wrong tyre • Former F1 driver on winning team for second year in a row• Second Toyota team blow race lead after error over punctureThe double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso won the Le Mans 24 Hours race for the second year in a row on Sunday with his Toyota teammates Kazuki Nakajima of Japan and Sw...
22:00 2019-06-16

The Cubs are in a really difficult place CLEVELAND — The Cubs have the sixth-best record in the majors since 2017, second best in the NL. They made the playoffs each of the past two years and would be the NL Central champs if the 2019 season ended today. Yet, a sense of underachievement enwraps the team, and president of baseball operation...
03:39 2019-07-10

Top 5 picks make up NBA All-Rookie first team For the first time since the 1984-85 season, the top five selections in the NBA draft made up the NBA's All-Rookie first team that was announced Tuesday....
02:52 2019-05-22

MLB notebook: Padres rookie Paddack sent down San Diego Padres right-hander Chris Paddack, in the midst of a strong rookie season, was surprisingly optioned to Class-A Lake Elsinore (Calif.) on Wednesday....
04:26 2019-06-13

N.F.L. Suspends Bills Rookie for 6 Games Tyrel Dodson had previously been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list because he faces misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and disorderly conduct....
03:13 2019-09-13

Rookie call-ups could put your fantasy team over the top On the heels of yet another set of successful minor league call-ups, this time in the form of Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez and Marlins pitcher Zac Gallen, fantasy baseball owners should already be looking ahead to the next wave. Acquiring proven talent for the second half of the season will be i...
17:52 2019-06-23

Now it’s all about Giants for Will Hernandez after rookie whirlwind Will Hernandez never got the chance to exhale last year. A whirlwind of events began after the final game of his senior season at Texas-El Paso in 2017 and didn’t end until the end of his rookie year with the Giants in 2018. Preparing for the NFL draft, getting drafted, moving to a new city,......
07:52 2019-08-02

The Redskins are already getting big contributions out of their rookie class Late-round draft choices Jimmy Moreland and Cole Holcomb have carved out roles, and the early returns are also positive for Washington's premium picks....
04:00 2019-09-02

Pete Alonso's Charming "English Muffin" Quote, Like Most Precious Things In Life, Was A Sham Before Mets slugger Pete Alonso participated in the Home Run Derby during the all-star break, he earned a little moment with this seemingly off-the-cuff quip: “It doesn’t matter how much jelly you have in the jar, it’s about how you spread it on your English muffin.” That’s funny. Well, guess what? ...
21:39 2019-07-16

Cubs Fans Used To Know How To Handle A Choke This is why the Chicago Cubs should not have been permitted to win the 2016 World Series: Their fans can no longer appreciate the Cubs of the last week....
02:39 2019-09-24

Cubs' trip to Williamsport might have been just what they needed After struggling on the road all season, Anthony Rizzo & Co. got a reminder of what playing baseball is all about, had some fun and actually won a series....
09:13 2019-08-19

Cole fans 12 as Astros down Cubs 6-5 HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in six solid innings and the Houston Astros reached Cole Hamels early and held on for a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of an interleague series on Monday. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning, but Cole (5-...
23:52 2019-05-27

Hendricks masters Cardinals again in Cubs’ 5-1 win CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to continue his dominance over St. Louis, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday night. Carlos González hit his first homer with the Cubs and Kyle Schwarber went 2 for 3 with two RBIs as Chicago complete...
07:26 2019-06-10

Lioness at German zoo eats her cubs Leipzig Zoo is in shock after a lioness ate two newborn cubs. Officials said the inexperienced mother was well fed, but added the cubs might have had development problems. An autopsy will not be possible....
19:00 2019-08-06

Nationals vs. Cubs: Joe Ross will get it done for Washington Something fishy is going on in the water at Lake Champlain. A woman fishing there caught what appears to be a trout with two mouths. Scientists say the aggressive bully, who constantly contradicts himself by spewing out of both sides of his mouth will hereby be known as Francesa-fish. Fire and ice a...
16:00 2019-08-24

Dodgers outslug Cubs with 4 homers to win 7-3 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and David Freese hit two-run homers to back Clayton Kershaw as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. The NL West-leading Dodgers rallied from a 3-0 deficit after Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryan...
10:52 2019-06-14

Sources: Cubs considering sportsbook at Wrigley Wrigley Field, or a location just outside of the stadium, could be the site of a sportsbook if discussions the Chicago Cubs have held turn into a reality, multiple sources tell ESPN's David Purdum....
00:26 2019-06-16

Rizzo’s 2-run HR in 9th lifts Cubs over Dodgers 2-1 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. The Cubs blew early leads and got outscored 12-6 in losing the first two games of the series...
11:00 2019-06-16

Why PECOTA projections were so wrong about the Cubs Remember the preseason formula that put Chicago at the bottom of the NL Central? Two months into the season, it looks like the Cubs are having the last laugh....
02:52 2019-05-22

Pirates rally in 9th to edge Cubs 6-5 Jung Ho Kang scored on Corey Dickerson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap a frantic rally and lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs       ...
05:26 2019-07-04

MLB roundup: Cards edge Cubs in 10 Matt Carpenter hit a game-ending, bases-loaded single in the 10th inning to send the host St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Friday night....
08:52 2019-06-01

Cubs, Red Sox uncertainty: The most curious teams right now There is cake. And there is eating it too. Having both Aroldis Chapman and Gleyber Torres named to the past two AL All-Star teams is the Yankees not only being served dessert, but enjoying it. The flip side is the Cubs, who in July 2016 dealt Torres to the Yankees for Chapman. In the world......
02:39 2019-07-08

Rookie CG for Rangers wraps up doubleheader sweep over A’s ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Sampson threw a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a doubleheader sweep over the Oakland Athletics with a 3-1 win Saturday night. Sampson (5-3) struck out seven and walked one over 109 pitches to win his fifth game in a row...
10:26 2019-06-09

Yankees make Chris Paddack look like just another rookie Chris Paddack arrived in The Bronx as one of the season’s breakout stars. The 23-year-old departed his first game at Yankee Stadium looking like a rookie for the first time. Entering Wednesday having allowed four home runs all season, the Padres right-hander allowed three solo shots, and surrendered...
05:13 2019-05-30

Yankees Greet Padres Rookie With Two Homers Right Off the Bat It was the 10th time in franchise history the Yankees began a game with back-to-back homers, and they came off Chris Paddack, who entered the game with a 1.93 E.R.A....
16:13 2019-05-30

Cards rookie QB Murray 6-for-7 in 'smooth' debut Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, the No. 1 overall pick in April's NFL draft, played 10 snaps and enjoyed a solid debut in Thursday's game against the Chargers....
11:13 2019-08-09

Browns rookie goes from sleeping on the street to scoring a TD Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi didn't play football in high school, and talked his way into a Browns tryout. Now he's pushing for a roster spot after an emotional punt return for a TD....
07:26 2019-08-15

Injured reserve is a possibility for Broncos rookie QB Coach Vic Fangio won't rule out placing rookie quarterback Drew Lock on injured reserve to start the season       ...
01:13 2019-08-23

A first Tour at 32: Rookie Canadian savoring every moment If there was a smiley-face jersey for the happiest rider at the Tour de France, Canadian Mike Woods would be in the running for it       ...
22:13 2019-07-19

Doncic, Young unanimous NBA All-Rookie first-teamers NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Atlanta’s Trae Young are unanimous first-team selections for the NBA All-Rookie team. Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton, Memphis’ Jaren Jackson and Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley III are also on the first team, which was announced Tuesday. It w...
21:01 2019-05-21

Fantasy owners should be wary when it comes to rookie pitchers When Albert Pujols burst onto the scene from virtual obscurity in 2001, fantasy baseball owners’ quests to find the next big thing began to rapidly climb the priority list on draft day. When Mike Trout emerged as the can’t-miss, must-have rookie in 2012, the notion of proven talent over youth and up...
08:13 2019-06-02

Rookie Yamamoto blanks Cardinals again, Marlins win 6-0 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Jordan Yamamoto dazzled again, matching his first career start by pitching seven scoreless innings against St. Louis, and the Miami Marlins beat the Cardinals 6-0 on Tuesday night. Yamamoto (2-0) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked two. He gave up three hits in seve...
06:26 2019-06-19

Falcons rookie McGary to have heart procedure Falcons rookie offensive tackle Kaleb McGary will undergo a cardiac ablation procedure Wednesday, the third such procedure he will have undergone in his football career....
21:00 2019-07-31

Marlins Rookie's Dad, During And After Son's First Career Dinger: [Screaming] Facing the reigning NL Cy Young award winner in your first ever MLB game is a tall order. Marlins rookie Isan Diaz went 0-for-2 in his first two at-bats against Jacob de Grom Monday afternoon, but in his third try, on a 1–2 count, Diaz took a mighty rip at a grooved fastball and crushed it deep to r...
01:39 2019-08-06

Mayfield clears air with Giants rookie QB Jones Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters Wednesday that he reached out to Daniel Jones about his recently published comments regarding the New York Giants rookie....
22:13 2019-08-21

Texans send rookie CB to showers after big hits Houston Texans rookie Lonnie Johnson Jr. didn't make any friends on the first day of joint practices with the Green Bay Packers, and he didn't even get to finish the workout....
23:52 2019-08-05

Rookie Mejias-Brean's 2-run homer gives Barajas 1st win Rookie Seth Mejias-Brean got a sports drink shower at home plate after hitting his first career walkoff home run, leading to a beer shower in the clubhouse for Rod Barajas after his first victory as interim manager of the San Diego Padres....
13:00 2019-09-23

Rookie’s homer in 13th helps Red Sox get some rest TORONTO — Michael Chavis got his team a win and his teammates some rest. Rafael Devers joined an exclusive club of young Red Sox sluggers who have homered in three straight games, Chavis hit a tiebreaking homer in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Wednesday night. The team...
08:39 2019-05-23

Rookie Saints DE sentenced to 6 months in jail A judge sentenced Saints defensive end Carl Granderson to six months in jail Thursday after rejecting the terms of his plea agreement on sexual assault charges....
02:52 2019-07-12

Jays rookie Biggio gets first hit, homer in majors Heralded Blue Jays rookie Cavan Biggio got his first major league hits on Sunday, including his first home run, and his Hall of Fame father was on hand at Rogers Centre to witness it....
22:26 2019-05-26

Giants bench Eli, name rookie Jones as starting QB New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur named Daniel Jones as the team's starting quarterback for Week 3, sending Eli Manning to the backup role after an 0-2 start to the 2019 season....
20:26 2019-09-17

Cubs-Pirates: Playing in Pittsburgh makes Over the bet Though the Pirates have walked the plank record-wise since the All-Star break, going 6-25, they have excelled at scoring runs at home, with 67.9 percent of their home games going Over the total. The Pirates also get the luxury of playing a Cubs team that was 23-37 on the road entering Thursday. Kyle...
21:00 2019-08-16

Cubs vs. White Sox: Lucas Giolito will be the difference Celebrating America’s greatness, past and present, is not really what the Democratic Party is into these days, but they survived the Fourth of July. Nevertheless, the Nike sneaker line featuring Betsy Ross’ original 13-stars did not. Nike pulling the plug after Colin Kaepernick suggested the flag wa...
20:39 2019-07-06

Cubs vs. Reds: This pitching matchup is bad for offense The Cincinnati Reds are the top team to playing totals Under in MLB this year and face a starting pitcher in Kyle Hendricks who has been dominant at home this season. In his seven home starts in 2019, Hendricks is 4-1 with a 1.65 ERA and has allowed 0.9 walks and 0.37 home runs per......
22:00 2019-07-15

Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants 1-0 for 5th straight win Kyle Hendricks pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs won despite getting only two hits, edging the San Francisco Giants 1-0 for their fifth straight victory       ...
01:13 2019-08-23

Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP Montgomery The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Martin Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals       ...
12:52 2019-07-16

What are Cubs playing for in second half? Joe Maddon's job, for starters Chicago returns from the break atop one of the tightest division races you'll ever see. Where the Cubs finish in that NL Central scramble could determine their skipper's future....
21:26 2019-07-12

MLB roundup: Cubs' win over Astros marred by fan's injury Kyle Hendricks pitched eight effective innings, Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant homered, and the visiting Chicago Cubs averted a series sweep at the hands of the Houston Astros with a 2-1 interleague victory Wednesday....
10:01 2019-05-30

With Their Dominance Fleeting, the Cubs Search for Answers As Chicago tries to sort out an inconsistent offense and an inability to win at night on the road, even Manager Joe Maddon seems to be out of tricks....
03:13 2019-08-28

Cubs' Strop: Puig 'stupid' for fuming after HBP Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig had to be restrained as he started to walk toward the mound after being hit by Cubs reliever Pedro Strop on Saturday. Neither player was ejected, and after the game, Strop said Puig "just acted stupid."...
10:00 2019-06-30

Jansen holds on as Dodgers edge Cubs Cody Bellinger hit a home run, and closer Kenley Jansen found a bit of redemption as the Los Angeles Dodgers earned a 3-2 victory Sunday over the visiting Chicago Cubs....
06:52 2019-06-17

Gomes helps Nationals pull away for win over Cubs Yan Gomes went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals pulled away for a 7-2 win over the host Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon....
04:13 2019-08-25

Cubs stepping up pursuit of Craig Kimbrel The free-agency rumors are not limited to Dallas Keuchel. The Cubs are pushing hard for closer Craig Kimbrel, according to The Athletic. Kimbrel and Keuchel are the top free agents left after failing to sign deals this offseason. With the MLB Draft starting Monday, the pick compensation attached to ...
22:39 2019-06-05

Senzel helps Reds pound Cubs 10-2 CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Senzel had three hits, scored four times and cut down a runner at the plate, helping Tanner Roark and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 10-2 on Sunday. Led by Senzel, the top third of Cincinnati’s lineup collected seven of the Reds’ season-high 17 hits. Joey V...
04:39 2019-05-27

Cubs vs. Cardinals: Take Jose Quintana and Chicago Eight champions were crowned in the National Spelling Bee when the judges ran out of words and ESPN ran out of time. “Krzyzewski,” used in a sentence, would have broken the tie. … Rumors swirling that Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade, who became a USC student when her parents correctly spe...
04:39 2019-06-02

Lambert sparkles to win debut, Rockies top Cubs 3-1 CHICAGO (AP) — Peter Lambert allowed four hits over seven innings and struck out nine to win his major league debut, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday. A 22-year-old right-hander selected in the second round with the 44th overall pick of the 2015 amateur draft, Lambe...
00:39 2019-06-07

Hendricks masters Cardinals again in Cubs' 5-1 win Kyle Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to continue his dominance over St. Louis, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Cardinals       ...
06:13 2019-06-10

Even Anthony Rizzo's magic can't save these Cubs The unexpected return of the heart and soul of Chicago's lineup could have provided a needed spark. But the Cubs fell flat as their playoff hopes begin to slip away....
11:00 2019-09-20

Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks goes on IL with shoulder inflammation LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Cubs have placed starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. The move Saturday comes a day after one of the right-hander’s worst outings of the season. He allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings of a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers. Ma...
05:52 2019-06-16

MLB roundup: Cards one-hit Cubs, lead NL Central by one Jack Flaherty took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, allowed one hit in seven outstanding innings and combined with two relievers on a one-hitter as the St. Louis Cardinals continued their surge with an 8-0 victory over the visiting Chicago Cubs on Thursday night....
18:00 2019-08-02

Pirates rally against Kimbrel in 9th to edge Cubs 6-5 Jung Ho Kang scored on Corey Dickerson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap a frantic rally and lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs       ...
06:26 2019-07-04

Carlos González set to make Cubs debut CHICAGO (AP) — Outfielder Carlos González was promoted by the Cubs from Triple-A Iowa and was set to make his Chicago debut. The three-time All-Star was scheduled to bat fifth and play right field Monday against the Los Angeles Angels. The 33-year-old hit .210 with two homers, seven RBIs and 33 stri...
21:52 2019-06-03

Zoo celebrates birth of its first giant panda cubs Berlin Zoo has said it is "so happy" and "speechless" as it celebrated the arrival of two giant panda cubs, the first such birth of the rare mammals in Germany....
14:26 2019-09-02

Bryant's HR in 8th gives Cubs wild 12-11 win over Giants Kris Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over the San Francisco Giants in a wild, back-and-forth game at Wrigley Field       ...
09:00 2019-08-22

Report: Zion's shoe deal richest ever for rookie New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson's shoe deal with Jordan Brand is the largest ever for an NBA rookie in terms of annual pay, ESPN reported Wednesday....
04:00 2019-07-25

Giants owner hopes rookie QB Jones won't have to play Asked by SNY what he thought an ideal 2019 season would look like, Mara said the 38-year-old Manning is the Giants' present and rookie first-rounder Daniel Jones is the franchise's future....
03:26 2019-08-14

Nationals rookie outfielder Robles departs with injury WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles has left the game against the Atlanta Braves with an undisclosed injury in the second inning. Robles went down to a knee in center during Nick Markakis’ at-bat Saturday, and manager Dave Martinez and an athletic trainer soon jogge...
03:26 2019-06-23

Sources: Zion shoe deal richest ever for rookie Before Zion Williamson committed to Jordan Brand, several shoe competitors made offers on total deals that extended well into the nine-figure range, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....
02:00 2019-07-25

Collier having stellar rookie season for the Minnesota Lynx Napheesa Collier wanted to make her mark as a rookie for the Minnesota Lynx. With nine games left in the regular season, she's done just that, putting herself on the short list of candidates for the WNBA Rookie of the Year award....
04:39 2019-08-17

Yanks' Dominican rookie squad scores 38 runs The New York Yankees' rookie-level affiliate in the Dominican Summer League routed the Minnesota Twins' squad 38-2 -- yes, that's 38 runs -- on Wednesday....
11:13 2019-07-04

Norris: I’ll learn more "on the limit" at McLaren in rookie F1 year McLaren Formula 1 rookie Lando Norris believes he will gain more by being "on the limit" this season than being conservative because he still has "a lot" to learn...
01:00 2019-08-21

Rookie Alvarez homers again as Astros beat Brewers 10-8 HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Yordan Alvarez hit one of Houston’s four home runs to become the first player in franchise history to homer in his first two major league games and lead the Astros to a 10-8 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Yuli Gurriel, Robinson Chirinos and Tyler White a...
09:26 2019-06-12

RJ Barrett GQ Interview: The Knicks Rookie Is Ready to Shine The 19-year-old Canadian only knows how to win—which is why he's the Knicks' best hope for reclaiming the team's former glory. We sat down with the former Duke star—and Steve Nash's godson!—to talk about which players he studies, why Toronto is having a moment, and Celine Dion....
16:00 2019-09-05

Fellow Knicks rookie is silver lining to another RJ Barrett dud LAS VEGAS — Oddly, the Knicks seem to have better luck with their second-round draft picks than their lottery picks lately. In the second game at the Las Vegas Summer League, second-round pick Ignas Brazdeikis stole the show from fellow Canadian RJ Barrett to rack up 30 points, but the Knicks faded ...
07:52 2019-07-08

Bills rookie’s girlfriend in jarring 911 call: ‘He hit me across my face’ Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson assaulted his girlfriend in Arizona after she confronted him about vomiting on her bedroom carpet, the woman told police during a frantic 911 call. The alleged victim told Scottsdale police on May 25 in a 911 call obtained by TMZ that Dodson, 20, shoved h...
20:00 2019-06-07

The Latest: Canucks’ Pettersson wins Calder as top rookie LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 5:12 p.m. Vancouver Canucks forward Marcus Pettersson has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s best rookie. The 20-year-old Pettersson beat out St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington and Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Dahlin for the aw...
02:26 2019-06-20

Rookie Alvarez homers again, Astros top Blue Jays 7-2 Yordan Alvarez homered again and Jack Mayfield hit three doubles as Houston's rookies delivered in a big way, leading the Astros over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Saturday....
01:39 2019-06-16

Jets rookie Quinnen Williams already has teammates raving It may have happened anyway, but Leonard Williams’ absence, with what coach Adam Gase called an “irritation in his hip,” merely sped up the process. So there was Quinnen Williams, the heavily hyped rookie who is called “Big Baby” by his Jets teammates, working with the starters the past two days and...
10:00 2019-08-07

Minnesota's Collier takes WNBA's top rookie prize Napheesa Collier fended off fierce competition to become the WNBA's Rookie of the Year on Monday, with the Minnesota Lynx standout capping a prolific season in which she logged 444 regular season points with an early-career accolade....
01:52 2019-09-17

Rookie Collier scores 27, Lynx drop Sky 89-71 in opener MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 27 points, the second most in WNBA history by a rookie in her debut, and the new-look Minnesota Lynx pulled away from the Chicago Sky in the second half for an 89-71 win in the season-opener for both teams Saturday night. Collier, who was the sixth pick in ...
09:26 2019-05-26

Fantasy owners shouldn’t buy into the rookie tight-end hype Some things get better with age. A fine wine, a nice scotch, jeans. And fantasy tight ends. George Kittle wasn’t a monster his rookie season. Nor was Zach Ertz. Or even stalwarts or legends like Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham or Tony Gonzalez. Of course, there are some exceptions. Rob Gronkowski was th...
10:00 2019-08-05

This Browns rookie had a remarkable, fib-filled journey to Cleveland Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi is on the Cleveland Browns' roster largely because he lied his way into an NFL workout session.        ...
15:39 2019-05-29

Rookie trifecta: Smith delivers 3rd straight walk-off for LA Hours after being called up from the minors, Will Smith connected for a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth inning that lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over Colorado 6-3. It was the third straight day a Dodgers rookie hit a walk-off homer.       ...
04:26 2019-06-24

The Blues' Stunning Stanley Cup Run Was Keyed by a Rookie Goaltender St. Louis’ worst-to-first campaign began after the team called up Jordan Binnington from the minor leagues in mid-December. In Game 7 of the Finals, he turned into a brick wall against the Bruins’ attack....
20:52 2019-06-13

Yankees rookie league team scores 38 runs Meet the Dominican Bombers. The Dominican Summer League Yankees annihilated the DSL Twins, 38-2, behind a season-high nine doubles and five home runs on Wednesday. All eleven Yankee batters had at least two hits, while three tied for a game-high four. They left 26 stranded. The Twins went through se...
04:26 2019-07-04

Who will win? PGA Tour announces Player, Rookie of the Year nominees The 2018-19 PGA Tour season is over, and now all eyes are on the end of the year honors after final nominees were announced for top player and rookie.        ...
04:26 2019-08-29

Jaguars rookie Josh Allen: ‘They brought me here to do one thing’ Josh Allen didn't earn a sack in the preseason, but the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie told UPI he knows they are coming. Allen said he was the team's first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft for one reason: playmaking....
23:26 2019-09-06

CBOE SETS DAILY RECORDS FOR TOTAL VOLUME AND ETF VOLUME; CFE SETS TOTAL DAILY VOLUME RECORD CHICAGO, May 7, 2010 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today reported that Thursday, May 6 was its most active trading day ever as a record 10,571,568 contracts changed hands, surpassing the previous daily record of 9,975,464 contracts traded on September 18, 2008. ETF options volume at CB...
10:26 2019-05-22

Báez, bullpen lead streaking Cubs over Padres 6-5 Javier Báez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and four Cubs relievers combined for one-hit ball over the final four innings, lifting Chicago to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres       ...
01:52 2019-07-21

Darvish finally wins at Wrigley, Cubs top Reds 5-2 Yu Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to finally earn his first win at Wrigley Field as a Cub and lead Chicago past the Cincinnati Reds 5-2       ...
00:52 2019-07-18

Cubs’ Cole Hamels leaves after 1 inning vs Reds CINCINNATI (AP) — Left-hander Cole Hamels left after only one inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, the latest blow to a Chicago Cubs rotation already missing Kyle Hendricks. Hamels struggled with his control, throwing 22 pitches. He gave up two singles, a walk and a run in the inning....
04:00 2019-06-29

Rizzo's 2-run homer in 9th lifts Cubs over Dodgers 2-1 Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers       ...
09:26 2019-06-16

Dodgers edge Cubs 3-2 with late-game heroics LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Martin singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Alex Verdugo made a game-saving catch for the game’s final out and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Sunday night. Cody Bellinger hit his 23rd homer in front of his parents on Father&...
07:00 2019-06-17

After long rain delay, Cardinals outlast Cubs 7-4 Dexter Fowler and Harrison Bader hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals outlasted the Chicago Cubs in a 7-4 victory after a rain delay of over three hours        ...
09:00 2019-06-02

Cubs put Hamels on injured list, designate Gonzalez CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cubs put left-hander Cole Hamels on the injured list Saturday, a day after he left a game with discomfort in his left side, and designated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignment. Hamels came out after one inning of a 6-3 loss to the Reds in the series opener Friday. He’...
01:00 2019-06-30

LEADING OFF: Rays on a roll, Cubs vs Cards, Red Sox at Yanks LEADING OFF: Rays on a roll, Cubs vs Cards, Red Sox at Yanks, Arrieta faces Dodgers in 1st-place matchup, Rockies walk it off        ...
09:52 2019-05-31

Cubs third baseman Bryant exits with ankle surgery Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant suffered an apparent right ankle injury in the third inning of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals and departed the contest....
04:39 2019-09-23

MLB roundup: Yelich joins 40-30 club, Brewers top Cubs Christian Yelich hit a walk-off double with two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated a 3-2 win over the visiting Chicago Cubs on Saturday night....
11:39 2019-09-08

Craig Kimbrel Finally Lands A Job, Joins Cubs It took all the way until June 5, but finally, finally, one of the handful of best closers in baseball has landed a job. Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Craig Kimbrel has reached an agreement to join the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs on a multiyear deal:...
03:52 2019-06-06

Suarez homers early, Reds hold on for 8-6 win over Cubs CINCINNATI (AP) — Eugenio Suarez ended his slump with Cincinnati’s longest homer of the season, Anthony DeSclafani pitched six scoreless innings and the Reds held off the Chicago Cubs 8-6 Sunday. Phillip Ervin and Nick Senzel drove in two runs each, and Raisel Iglesias escaped with a six-out s...
23:13 2019-06-30

Month-old ringtail cubs rescued at observatory in Amado TUCSON – A pair of baby ringtails were rescued by Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory staff members after they were found abandoned in a deep-wall shaft in Amado. According to the observatory, the month-old cubs required rescuing after their mother did not come back to tend to the babies. The gr...
05:39 2019-06-29

Cubs vs. Reds: Expect Cincinnati Under trend to continue The Cincinnati Reds have played the most games Under the total in MLB this season, and there is not much reason to think things will change Saturday versus the Chicago Cubs. The Reds start Luis Castillo, who has pitched like a Cy Young candidate this season. He is 7-2 with a 2.56 ERA and has......
21:39 2019-06-29

Realmuto, Harper lead Phillies over Hamels, Cubs 11-1 J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Charlie Manuel's first game as hitting coach, ruining Cole Hamels' return home       ...
05:52 2019-08-15

Montgomery traded, but place in Cubs history secure Mike Montgomery was traded from the Cubs to Kansas City, but the left-hander's place in Chicago history is secure       ...
13:00 2019-07-22

Cubs’ Joe Maddon rips ‘out of control’ Pirates pitching PITTSBURGH — Joe Maddon isn’t against pitching inside. It’s when the ball starts buzzing batter’s heads that the Chicago Cubs manager thinks the increasingly thin line between aggressive and dangerous can get a little too blurry. On Thursday, Maddon thought Pittsburgh starter Jorda...
08:26 2019-07-05

Lester, Cubs bounce back with 8-1 victory over Angels CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester returned to form, allowing one run in seven innings, and the Chicago Cubs’ offense came alive in an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. Coming off three straight losses at St. Louis in which they scored six total runs, the Cubs broke loose with a five-r...
01:52 2019-06-04

In Craig Kimbrel, Cubs Find an Anchor for Their Latest Run The Cubs have learned this season that they are still very good, but also flawed. Picking up Kimbrel locks down their bullpen — and gives him a chance at another ring....
20:00 2019-06-06

LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs deGrom, Cubs players collide LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs deGrom, Bryant travels with Cubs after collision, MLB-best Twins take on Yelich, Brewers in power-packed series, Athletics seek 10th straight win, Biggio hits road after 1st hit and HR        ...
08:26 2019-05-27

Why unlikely leadoff man Kyle Schwarber makes the Cubs so dangerous "It gives us a lot of punch to start the game." Schwarber isn't a traditional top-of-the-order hitter, but the Chicago slugger is finding success in his second attempt in the role....
16:52 2019-06-19

Cubs’ Craig Kimbrel comes with a fantasy warning label The wait is finally over! The Cubs have their closer! Pedro Strop, who is 1-2 with a 4.63 ERA and 1.03 WHIP, returned from the injured list Tuesday to pitch a scoreless ninth to pick up his fifth save in seven chances, and first since May 4. OK, fine. Strop has returned to the role......
08:39 2019-06-09

Caratini helps rally Cubs past Cardinals 9-4 Pinch-hitter Victor Caratini hit a tiebreaking bases-loaded double in Chicago's four-run sixth inning and the Cubs rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4       ...
06:39 2019-06-09

Jon Lester hits Cubs rock bottom with 11-run disaster Cubs ace Jon Lester has likely hit his lowest point in his 14-year career. The veteran left-hander gave up 11 runs (10 earned) Tuesday in an 11-4 loss to the A’s, the second most in any start of his career. “What happened is I gave up 11 runs, so it doesn’t matter how I feel,”......
18:52 2019-08-07

Ben Zobrist may not return to Cubs this season amid divorce Ben Zobrist is out indefinitely. And the Cubs are preparing as if that will not change this season. The valuable utility man, who is going through a divorce and has been away from the team since last playing May 6, has yet to speak publicly about his absence. The Cubs are ready for that absence......
18:39 2019-05-29

Cubs vs. Pirates: Jon Lester will help Chicago snap skid Michael Kay, out since early July because of vocal cord surgery, is scheduled to return to the Yankees’ play-by-play booth Saturday. In order to hasten the healing, Kay was unable to speak until this past Tuesday. Unable to fathom such a feat, Mike Francesa, Stephen A. Smith and President Trump cate...
23:26 2019-08-17

Roughed-up Lester: 'Weakest link' in Cubs rotation Jon Lester accepted the blame for the Cubs' 11-4 loss to the Athletics on Tuesday, but Joe Maddon dismissed it as just a bad night. "You just dump it and move on," the manager said....
11:39 2019-08-07

Craig Kimbrel on Cubs roster vs former Braves team CHICAGO (AP) — New Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel is available to pitch against his former Atlanta Braves team. Kimbrel, a seven-time All-Star, was recalled from Triple-A Iowa before the afternoon series finale between the NL Central and East leaders. The Cubs announced the move after their 5-3 l...
20:13 2019-06-27

Bregman homers twice as Astros rally past Cubs 9-6 HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman homered twice, his second a tiebreaking two-run shot in the sixth inning that propelled the injury-weakened Houston Astros to a 9-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night that gave manager AJ Hinch his 500th career victory. Bregman, who is tied for the American League...
06:00 2019-05-29

Contreras powers Cubs past Giolito, White Sox 7-3 CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Chicago Cubs handed Lucas Giolito his first loss since April by downing the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Wednesday night. David Bote also connected to help the Cubs bounce back from a tough loss to their crosstown rivals in t...
06:26 2019-06-20

Cardinals beat Cubs 8-0, move into 1st place in NL Central Jack Flaherty struck out nine in seven strong innings and Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 in a matchup of NL Central leaders       ...
05:00 2019-08-02

Hamels throws 7 scoreless, 4 batters hit as Cubs top Rockies DENVER (AP) — Cole Hamels was sharp all afternoon — even when his fastball hit Nolan Arenado in the arm. At least that’s what Arenado thinks. Hamels struck out nine in seven scoreless innings, singled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 10-1 in a test...
02:52 2019-06-13

Watch: Cardinals one-hit Cubs, regain control of NL Central The St. Louis Cardinals snatched back first place in the National League Central by shutting out the Chicago Cubs in the final game of a division series in Chicago....
17:13 2019-08-02

Absolutely No One Could Stop These Enraged Cubs Fans From Fighting Every good fan fight has a defining quality, and this one is no different. What we have here is not an alarming display of savagery, or swift and frightening violence, or even anything that rises to slapstick humor. What we have here is simply two women with an indefatigable commitment to causing ru...
18:26 2019-07-08

Brewers vs. Cubs: Cole Hamels will baffle Milwaukee again “Dancing With the Stars” has unveiled their lineup for this season. Former ballers Lamar Odom, Ray Lewis and former White House bawler Sean Spicer are in. Yoenis Cespedes, Carmelo Anthony and John Hickenlooper failed to make the cut. “Play three at Citi Field and call me in the morning.” Cubs looked...
16:39 2019-08-31

Two rare Barbary lion cubs born in Czech zoo DVUR KRALOVE, Czech Republic — Two Barbary lion cubs have been born in a Czech zoo, a welcome addition to a small surviving population of a rare lion subspecies that has been extinct in the wild. The pair, one male and one female, were born on May 10 in the Dvur Kralove park. Under the......
02:13 2019-07-09

Cubs blow 2 leads, rally for 'season-defining win' Kris Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the eighth inning, and the Cubs rallied to beat the Giants 12-11 on Wednesday in a wild affair at Wrigley Field....
14:26 2019-08-22

Jiménez homers in 9th to power White Sox past Cubs, 3-1 CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning in his first game against his first major league organization, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Tuesday night. The 22-year-old Jiménez was a top prospect for the Cubs before he headlined a rare ...
06:26 2019-06-19

Berlin zoo celebrates birth of twin panda cubs BERLIN — A zoo in Berlin is celebrating the arrival of two panda cubs, the first time one of the rare mammals has given birth in Germany. Zoo Berlin said Monday that mother Meng Meng gave birth to a hand-sized pink cub at 6:54 p.m. Saturday. According to the zoo, mothering came naturally to the......
01:52 2019-09-03

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Rizzo to get MRI, Suárez slugs away LEADING OFF: Cubs' Rizzo to get MRI on sprained ankle, Reds' Suárez takes aim at majors HR lead, Braun still timely for Brewers, A's try to build on lead at home       ...
14:00 2019-09-16

Dodgers rally to beat Cubs 5-3 for 7th straight home win LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill pitched seven strong innings and singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 Friday night for their seventh straight home win. The NL West-leading Dodgers rebounded from an early deficit for the second strai...
15:00 2019-06-15

Reds activate Gennett for season debut vs. Cubs Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett, sidelined all season after suffering a severe groin strain near the end of spring training, has been activated ahead of the team's Friday night game against the Chicago Cubs....
01:52 2019-06-29

Cubs’ Joe Maddon thinking ahead to using Craig Kimbrel CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon is projecting how to use Craig Kimbrel, even before Chicago announces a deal with the free agent closer. Maddon said Thursday he thought the 31-year-old right-hander might be ready to pitch in about three weeks. “I would imagine in the position that’...
23:13 2019-06-06

Schwarber's homer in 10th gives Cubs 4-3 win over Reds Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds       ...
07:52 2019-07-17

Cubs vs. Reds: Kyle Hendricks will shut down Cincinnati Kyle Hendricks made us look great last Sunday night and after a roller-coaster week we can use a little stability. Reds are at Wrigley for the weekend and Hendricks allowed one run over eight innings last time he faced them, and he’s 4-1 over his past six starts. Cincy’s Anthony DeSclafani had three...
18:13 2019-05-24

Cubs vs. Cardinals: Take Chicago in NL Central grudge match The 62nd annual Puerto Rican Day Parade is Sunday, and history will be made. For the first time the Mayor of New York City will not be there. Bill de Blasio, his campaign on fire, will be in Iowa instead. In addition to the state’s Democratic convention, Bill will be attending the Strawberry Rhubarb...
00:26 2019-06-10

Castellanos homers twice, Cubs cruise past Brewers 7-1 Nicholas Castellanos hit a pair of two-run homers, José Quintana took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Chicago Cubs cruised to their fourth straight win, 7-1 over Milwaukee Brewers       ...
02:39 2019-08-31

Epstein: Plenty of blame to go around for Cubs' struggles President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein insists he's not pinning the Chicago Cubs' struggles on manager Joe Maddon       ...
02:52 2019-07-07

MLB roundup: Kimbrel nails save in Cubs debut Closer Craig Kimbrel shut down the visiting Atlanta Braves in his Chicago debut as the Cubs earned a 9-7, come-from-behind win for a split of the four-game series between the division-leading clubs....
05:13 2019-06-28

APNewsBreak: Cubs-Cards set for London on June 13-14 in 2020 APNewsBreak: The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are set to play in London next season in a two-game series at West Ham's Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14        ...
09:26 2019-05-30

Hendricks helps Cubs avoid sweep with 2-1 win over Astros HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Hendricks pitched eight strong innings, Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game and Kris Bryant added a solo shot in his return to the lineup to help the Chicago Cubs avoid a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. The game included a scary an...
11:26 2019-05-30

Ravens rookie Marquise Brown scores 2 touchdowns on first 2 NFL catches Marquise Brown made quite the NFL debut on Sunday by scoring two long touchdowns on his first two receptions for the Ravens.       ...
22:00 2019-09-08

In A Surprise To No One, Aristides Aquino Broke Another Rookie Home Run Record It didn’t take long for Aristides Aquino to hit another home run and attach his name to yet another record. On an 0-1 pitch from Miami’s Robert Dugger, the Reds rookie smoked one into the stands in left for his 14th dinger of the month, officially breaking Cody Bellinger’s NL rookie record of 13 set...
09:13 2019-08-30

ABC, eOne investigating allegations that prompted 'Rookie' actress' exit ABC and eOne said an investigation is being conducted into the allegations of sexual harassment and racism made by "The Rookie" actress Afton Williamson....
20:13 2019-08-05

Jets Rookie Quinnen Williams: "I'mma Go Play With Myself Today ... That Came Out Weird" While Quinnen Williams was still a player at Alabama last December, he had a funny moment on press row where he overrode his impulse to say something interesting about his team’s Orange Bowl opponent, then-Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray. Now with the New York Jets, Williams is still struggling with his so...
01:39 2019-08-06

49ers rookie receivers show flashes in exhibition opener Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd showed flashes in the exhibition opener of the ability that led the San Francisco 49ers to take the two receivers on the second day of this year's NFL draft       ...
02:26 2019-08-13

Saints rookie DE Carl Granderson sentenced to six months in jail New Orleans Saints rookie defensive end Carl Granderson was taken into custody during a court date Thursday and ordered to serve six months in jail by the presiding judge, who refused to accept a plea deal entered in his sexual assault case. Granderson pleaded not guilty in April to one count of thi...
08:00 2019-07-12

A Pelicans Rookie Had The Best Dunk Of Summer League And It Was Not Zion Williamson Monday night in Las Vegas, New Orleans Pelicans rookie center Jaxson Hayes caught a nifty wraparound pass on a side pick-and-roll and dunked someone named Mychal Mulder into The Further....
11:13 2019-07-09

Padres vs. Blue Jays: Take a shot on San Diego and its stud rookie We’re fast and now we’re first. If you are reading this, you are not alone. According to a new quarterly book from the Alliance for Audited Media, your Sunday New York Post (Amed Rosario) has blown past the lazy Daily News (Robinson Cano) in circulation and is now the city’s most-read tabloid. Have ...
17:13 2019-05-26

Rookie Sacramento police officer killed in domestic disturbance A rookie police officer in California's capital city has died after she was shot at the scene of a domestic dispute, spurring a standoff and exchange of gunfire with the suspect, who surrendered early on Thursday, police said....
03:26 2019-06-21

Opinion: Six NFL rookie coaches are on the hot seat for the first time as season opens Of NFL’s new coaches, six are in hot seat for first time. But Kliff Kingsbury symbolizes questionable hiring of teams searching for next Sean McVay.       ...
04:52 2019-09-08

Fantasy Football: Five under-the-radar rookie sleepers to target in 2019 Jamey Eisenberg has five under-the-radar rookies who could make an impact in re-draft leagues this year, including the potential best running back in Kansas City and the potential No. 1 receiver in San Francisco....
20:39 2019-05-23

Giants’ Sam Beal is full of confidence after lost rookie season Sam Beal is certain the Giants made a wise move giving up a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to select him in the 2018 supplemental draft. “Oh yeah — they wouldn’t have been wrong if they got me in the first, promise you that,” Beal told The Post. Beal, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback,......
15:26 2019-05-21

NFL notebook: Giants turn to rookie QB Jones, bench Manning New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur named Daniel Jones as the team's starting quarterback for Week 3, sending Eli Manning to the backup role after an 0-2 start to the 2019 season....
05:13 2019-09-18

South Korean rookie Lee grabs share of Connecticut lead PGA Tour rookie Lee Kyoung-hoon of South Korea used a hot start and two back-nine birdies to move into a six-way share of the lead after the first round lead of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut on Thursday....
04:13 2019-06-21

Titans offensive coordinator apologizes for yelling at injured rookie Arthur Smith is in his first season as the Titans offensive coordinator. A.J. Brown is in his first as an NFL player. Both rookies are still learning.       ...
23:52 2019-08-13

Afton Williamson, a Star of ‘The Rookie,’ Said She Was Sexually Harassed and Bullied Ms. Williamson said on Instagram that she was leaving the ABC police drama because she was subjected to sexual harassment and assault, bullying and racist comments....
07:13 2019-08-06

Renault's Zhou targets F2 wins, "not interested" in 'rookie title' Renault Formula 1 junior Guan Yu Zhou says he is not interested in being the top Formula 2 newcomer in 2019 and his target is overall wins and podiums...
17:39 2019-07-11

Angry Lakers rookie rips off Mitchell Robinson’s headband One Laker was so frustrated during a lopsided loss to the Knicks on Wednesday that he ripped off Mitchell Robinson’s headband and threw it at the towering center. The odd sequence of events — in the third quarter of the Knicks 117-96 first Summer League win — earned Nick Perkins an...
11:26 2019-07-11

Texans rookie Lonnie Johnson Jr. sent off for big hits against Packers in practice Houston Texans rookie cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr. was sent off the practice field for a pair of big hits against the Packers during practice.       ...
15:39 2019-08-06

NBA rookies say Zion Williamson will win Rookie of the Year, but Cam Reddish will have better career NBA rookies say Zion Williamson will win Rookie of the Year, but they think Cam Reddish will have a better career, according to league survey.       ...
21:00 2019-08-20

Patriots effusive of long-locked rookie Chase Winovich Former Michigan star Chase Winovich is already making a name for himself within the Patriots organization, which drafted the defensive end in the third round (77th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. And it isn’t just from his distinct blond locks that hang out of the back of his helmet. Patriots star l...
22:13 2019-08-07

MLB Awards Watch: Historic MVP chase, surprising Cys and a new rookie phenom Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger are still neck and neck, the Cy Young races are wide open and Houston's Yordan Alvarez is making a big push for some hardware....
17:00 2019-08-08

ERC rookie Žala hoping “energy from Lithuania flows over” into Poland "Vaidotas Žala will look to carry over his impressive debut pace in the FIA European Rally Championship when he contests PZM 76th Rally Poland later this month."...
13:26 2019-06-06

Knicks rookie Ignas Brazdeikis looking to prove skeptics wrong LAS VEGAS — Ignas Brazdeikis worked out with 13 teams but never for the Knicks. His representatives couldn’t imagine the 6-foot-7 freshman forward from Michigan falling to New York and their 55th pick of the second round. The 21-year-old from Canada never fell that far, but dropped far enough. With ...
08:26 2019-07-05

Kirk Cousins worried about rookie center’s butt sweat Kirk Cousins has seen plenty from rookie center Garrett Bradbury at training camp, his sweaty behind, specifically. Ahead of the Vikings’ first preseason game against the Saints, the Minnesota quarterback said Friday will be a “moment of truth” for Bradbury, whose soaked shorts hav...
20:13 2019-08-08

Redskins rookie Bryce Love has always had the same goals: Football, then med school After nearly winning the Heisman Trophy as a junior, Love returned to Stanford and tore his ACL. The decision may have cost him millions, but the running back, who wants to become a doctor, has no regrets....
17:39 2019-07-18

Star IndyCar rookie Herta set to part with Harding team IndyCar race winner Colton Herta looks set to leave the Harding Steinbrenner team for the 2020 season, with Andretti Autosports and Arrown McLaren SP eager to sign the rookie...
21:00 2019-08-16

New York Giants rookie Deandre Baker surprises mom with Bentley New York Giants first-round pick Deandre Baker used some of the money he received when he signed his rookie contract with the team on a lavish gift for his mother....
21:26 2019-06-28

Survivor Steve McLendon has become perfect mentor for Jets rookie The interview will have to wait. Practice ended a few minutes ago at Jets training camp, but Steve McLendon still has work to do. The veteran nose tackle heads to an area adjacent to the field and begins working on some rush moves. A Jets staffer tells a waiting reporter that McLendon will speak to....
08:39 2019-08-10

Afton Williamson, a Star of ‘The Rookie,’ Says She Was Sexually Harassed and Bullied Ms. Williamson said on Instagram that she was leaving the ABC police drama because she was subjected to sexual harassment and assault, bullying and racist comments....
04:39 2019-08-07

Reds rookie Senzel fouls pitch off eye, leaves game CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds rookie Nick Senzel fouled a pitch off his left eye and came out of a game against the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. The outfielder fouled a pitch from Mike Minor into the dirt, the ball deflecting off his foot and hitting the bill of his helmet and his eye. A trainer applie...
05:52 2019-06-16

Rookie Grisham's 3-run homer lifts Brewers over Twins, 6-5 Rookie Trent Grisham hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5       ...
03:26 2019-08-15

Seahawks rookie Marquise Blair draws attention in 1st game When safety Marquise Blair was drafted in the second round by the Seattle Seahawks, he brought with him to the NFL the reputation as a big hitter       ...
02:39 2019-08-12

Rookie Aristides Aquino smacks three more homers as Reds roll CINCINNATI — Rookie Aristides Aquino, already nicknamed “The Punisher,” isn’t keeping mementos from his prodigious power display, the one reminding everyone of another Reds outfielder who wore No. 44 and slashed homers with a whiplash swing. After taking so long to get this far, th...
11:00 2019-08-11

Watch: Seahawks rookie D.K. Metcalf catches decisive TD in win over Steelers Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf made his presence felt by catching a 28-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, helping his squad seal a dramatic victory....
19:52 2019-09-16

Aníbal Sánchez powers sleep-deprived Nationals to a win against the Cubs As the rest of the team deals with a quick turnaround from the night before, Sánchez pitches into the ninth inning Friday afternoon in a 9-3 victory....
10:26 2019-08-24

The Cubs Were Screwed By The Worst Strike Three Call Of The Season, Maybe Of All Time Maybe it’s time to let our robot umpire overlords reign supreme. At the very least, Cubs fans would be well within their rights in calling for the technology that will, in theory if not yet in practice, remove human error from strikes and balls, after Chicago was on the wrong end of one of the worst...
22:13 2019-08-14

Fox cubs allegedly used to train hounds in hunting kennel - video A man and a woman have been convicted of animal cruelty after activists secretly filmed him apparently preparing to throw fox cubs to hounds at a hunting kennel in Herefordshire. Undercover footage obtained by Hunt Investigation Team was used as evidence in courtHuntsman found guilty of animal cruel...
00:00 2019-06-11

Cubs vs. Giants: Playing at Wrigley makes Chicago the play Enough! Jill Biden wants Democrats to stand behind the best man for the job. “This is about winning back the Oval Office. Maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say ‘OK, I personally like so and so better.’ But your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump.” Too little,......
16:39 2019-08-22

Berlin celebrates birth of Germany's first giant panda cubs Germany's first giant panda cubs have been born and their mother, Meng Meng, is doing a wonderful job looking after the pink twins who bear no resemblance to their black and white furry parents, Berlin Zoo announced on Monday....
14:52 2019-09-02

Cubs' Cole Hamels leaves after 1 inning vs Reds Left-hander Cole Hamels was pulled after only one inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night because of discomfort in his side, the latest blow to a Chicago Cubs rotation already missing Kyle Hendricks       ...
04:26 2019-06-29

The Cubs finally got their closer in Craig Kimbrel. But after seven months off, how good will he be? The Cubs agreed to a contract with the free agent closer, but he hasn't faced major-league hitters in more than seven months.        ...
13:26 2019-06-06

Powerful Rockies rally past Cubs, 9th straight win at home DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon had a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Monday night. Ian Desmond hit a 486-foot homer, and Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon also went deep for the Rockies, who trailed 4-0 early but still won their...
06:52 2019-06-11

With another ninth-inning nightmare, Cubs' road woes could be their undoing Two straight devastating walk-off losses in Philly and Pittsburgh make it clear: If the Cubs can't find a way to win away from Wrigley, they won't find their way into October....
17:52 2019-08-17

Kimbrel closes out debut with Rizzo’s help, Cubs beat Braves CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Kimbrel dodged trouble for a save in his season debut when new teammate Anthony Rizzo dived into first base for the final out, and the Chicago Cubs rallied from five runs down to beat the Atlanta Braves 9-7 on Thursday. Called up from Triple-A earlier in the day, Kimbrel struck ...
01:52 2019-06-28

Hamels leaves after 1 inning, Reds beat Cubs 6-3 to end skid CINCINNATI (AP) — Cole Hamels left after only one inning because of discomfort in his side — another setback to the Chicago Cubs’ rotation — and the Cincinnati Reds snapped their four-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory Friday night. The Cubs already were missing Kyle Hendricks, sidelined by...
06:52 2019-06-29

Bote’s career-high 7 RBIs lead Cubs over Rockies 9-8 CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Bote had four hits, including a three-run homer and bases-clearing double to hand the Rockies a second straight loss after ending their season-high eight-ga...
09:39 2019-06-06

Cubs lose 4-0 to Pads, fall into tie for 2nd wild-card spot Rookie Chris Paddack pitched six brilliant innings and the San Diego beat the Cubs 4-0, dropping Chicago into a tie with Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot       ...
08:52 2019-09-12

Báez's pinch-hit single lifts Cubs over Phillies 3-2 Pinch-hitter Javier Báez's single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and lifted the Chicago Cubs over Philadelphia 3-2 to stop the Phillies' four-game winning streak        ...
07:13 2019-05-22

Cubs' Contreras out with hamstring injury, extent uncertain All-Star catcher Willson Contreras hurt his right hamstring while running out a flyball and the Chicago Cubs are waiting to learn the extent on the injury       ...
03:52 2019-08-04

Angry, Pinwheeling Joe Maddon Gets Tossed From Cubs-Pirates Game A steady stream of high and inside pitches from Pirates starter Jordan Lyles set off Cubs manager Joe Maddon yesterday, causing him to hop out of his dugout, to angrily shout at the Pirates’ dugout, and to even uncork a nifty little spin move in his efforts to break free of the umpire’s grip. Maddon...
19:13 2019-07-05

Cubs affiliate calls out Colin Kaepernick, quickly backtracks A Chicago Cubs affiliate tried to troll Colin Kaepernick Wednesday by stamping its ballpark dirt with the Betsy Ross flag he reportedly complained about — but the team quickly backpedaled after critics pointed out it was inviting players to walk on Old Glory. The Double-A Tennessee Smokies on Wednes...
08:26 2019-07-04

Lester homers, drives in 3, pitches Cubs past Pirates 10-4 Jon Lester homered, tied a career high with three RBIs and pitched effectively into the seventh inning to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4       ...
01:26 2019-07-14

Child struck by line drive; Cubs' Almora in tears A young fan at Wednesday night's game between the Cubs and Astros in Houston was struck by a foul ball hit by Albert Almora Jr. and taken to the hospital....
18:00 2019-05-30

Happ's slam leads Quintana, Cubs over Athletics 10-1 Ian Happ hit his second career grand slam, José Quintana tossed two-hit ball through seven innings to win his sixth straight decision and the Chicago Cubs ripped the Oakland Athletics 10-1       ...
04:52 2019-08-08

The Cubs' Bullpen Is Currently Held Together With Scotch Tape And Sticky Tack The Cubs escaped what could have been a crushing loss by just a few feet on Monday night, leaving Wrigley with a 6-5 win over the A’s after leading 6-2 heading into the eighth inning. The final out in the top of the ninth came stressfully, as with two runners on and the A’s down by just one, Marcus...
12:26 2019-08-07

Reds' Aristides Aquino Broke The Cubs And Made Some History Reds rookie Aristides Aquino decided to have his breakout game against the Cubs on Saturday with three home runs in his first three at-bats, and a new record of becoming the first rookie to smash a dinger in three consecutive innings....
03:26 2019-08-12

MLB roundup: Cubs' season on ropes as Cards stun Kimbrel Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong hit back-to-back homers off of hard-throwing closer Craig Kimbrel in the top of the ninth inning, and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals stunned the Chicago Cubs with a 9-8 win on Saturday afternoon....
11:39 2019-09-22

Hoerner 3 hits, 4 RBIs in debut, Cubs beat Padres 10-2 Touted prospect Nico Hoerner had three hits and four RBIs in his big league debut and made some nice plays at shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, who beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 to snap a three-game losing streak       ...
10:00 2019-09-10

Carpenter’s single in the 10th lifts Cardinals past Cubs 2-1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a game-ending single against an unusual defensive alignment in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Friday night. The Cardinals won back-to-back games for the first time since April 30-May 1 and avoided the worst winning percen...
09:13 2019-06-01

Cubs demote Russell, scratch Lester, bring Contreras off IL The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa about two months after he completed a suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy       ...
23:13 2019-07-24

Chicago Cubs unsure whether Ben Zobrist will return this season: 'Obviously, we miss him' The Chicago Cubs are bracing for the possibility that utilityman Ben Zobrist may not play the rest of the season amid a divorce from his wife Julianna Zobrist....
22:13 2019-05-29

Child struck by line drive at Cubs-Astros game HOUSTON (AP) — A young fan at Wednesday night’s game between the Cubs and Astros was struck by a foul ball hit by Albert Almora Jr., shaking up the Chicago center fielder. Almora hit a fourth-inning line drive into the stands down the third base line, where it hit a young girl. He immediately ...
04:00 2019-05-30

Young girl hit by line drive as Cubs’ Almora Jr. breaks down HOUSTON — A young fan at Wednesday night’s game between the Cubs and Astros was struck by a foul ball hit by Albert Almora Jr., shaking up the Chicago center fielder. Almora hit a fourth-inning line drive into the stands down the third base line, where it hit a young girl. He immediately put h...
05:13 2019-05-30

Two Rare White Tiger Cubs Find New Home In Nicaragua Two white tiger cubs have been taken to their new home at the Nicaragua National Zoo, where the playful pair will join a menagerie of rare big cat species....
12:01 2019-05-28

Watch: Cubs tie Cardinals atop NL Central with shutout victory There is now a tie for first place at the top of the National League Central after the Chicago Cubs earned a shutout victory against the St. Louis Cardinals....
21:39 2019-08-01

Two wild brouhahas flare up among fans during Cubs-White Sox game Several people in the stands at Guarantee Rate Field were seen fighting during a game between the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs on Saturday night....
21:52 2019-07-08

FINAL HOURS TICKING DOWN ON FIRST-EVER AUCTION OF CUBS SEASON TICKETS Wednesday, March 12, 2008 CHICAGO - It's down to the last 24 hours for the Chicago Cubs' first-ever auction of Wrigley Field season tickets at www.cubs…...
10:26 2019-05-22

3 Tigers, Including 2 Cubs, Dead In 3 Days In Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh has lost three tigers, including two cubs, in the last three days. Just a few hours before the Tiger Estimation Report 2018 was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, a......
22:13 2019-07-31

Suárez hits 2-run homer in 9th, Reds rally past Cubs 6-5 CHICAGO (AP) — Eugenio Suárez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Cubs reliever Steve Cishek, rallying the Cincinnati Reds over Chicago 6-5 on Friday. Joey Votto drew a leadoff walk from Cishek (1-2) and Suarez hit the next pitch for his 14th home run. Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer and an ...
03:13 2019-05-25

LEADING OFF: Stumbling Cubs face Bucs, HR Derby updates LEADING OFF: Stumbling Cubs face Bucs, HR Derby field coming together, All-Star Minor faces Angels, Blue Jays host Canada Day matinee       ...
11:26 2019-07-01

Opinion: Cubs' weekend meltdown officially signals the end of the Joe Maddon era After being swept in a four-game set at Wrigley Field, the Cubs' postseason hopes are all but finished, and this core's run may very well be over.       ...
19:00 2019-09-23

Angels vs. Cubs: Trevor Cahill rebounds in makeup game “ … And new heavyweight champion of the world, Andy Ruiz.” The 268-pound Ruiz was a 25-1 long shot when he took the belt from Anthony Joshua at MSG on Saturday. Next up, a rematch with Joshua in the fall or taking on Joey Chestnut at Nathan’s on the Fourth of July. Four games on......
18:13 2019-06-03

Watch: Cardinals' Adam Wainwright uses 126 pitches to beat Cubs St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright will need to ice his arm for a while after using 126 pitches in his winning start against the Chicago Cubs....
15:39 2019-06-03

Suárez, Puig homer, Reds jump on Cubs errors to win 6-3 Eugenio Suárez and Yasiel Puig each hit his 22nd home run of the season, and the Cincinnati Reds rallied past the Chicago Cubs 6-3       ...
07:00 2019-07-16

MLB examining netting policy after Cubs fan hospitalized by foul ball HOUSTON — Major League Baseball said Thursday it will keep examining its policy on protective netting at stadiums a day after a young fan was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized. The girl was hit during Wednesday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, an incident MLB called “ex...
23:13 2019-05-30

Rare Barbary lion cubs make their debut at Czech Zoo Roaring, pouncing and chasing each other, two Barbary lion cubs have made their public debut at a Czech Zoo, adding to a lion subspecies that has long been extinct in the wild and can only be found in captivity....
18:52 2019-07-09

Cubs injury chaos has fantasy owners scrambling for answers Whether you are looking at fantasy baseball or reality, nothing derails your quest for a championship worse than late-season injuries. Your replacement options are extremely limited, and as you find yourself limping towards the winner’s circle rather than doing a full-on sprint. Though all eyes migh...
07:13 2019-09-15

‘I Get to Hug Them All the Time.’ What It’s Like to Take Care of a Pair of History-Making Panda Cubs Huang Shunjie might just have the best job in the world. The 24-year-old spends each day caring for 18 panda cubs at the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center outside China’s central city of Chengdu. He prepares their meals of bamboo and milk formula, checks on their growth and health, an...
19:39 2019-07-31

New York Jets' rookie lineman has an unmatched talent with puzzle phenomenon The New York Jets have a talented core of young players eager to make a name for themselves and bring the team back to glory – but none of them can probably do what Calvin Anderson can do....
20:52 2019-07-31

Rookie Thaiss' 8th-inning HR sends Angels past Mariners, 6-3 Rookie Matt Thaiss hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Angels completed a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 6-3 victory       ...
03:52 2019-07-15

New York Jets cut rookie linebacker after he racked up more than $100G in fines: report The New York Jets released a third-round draft pick over the weekend as they trimmed down their roster prior to the start of the 2019 regular season....
22:39 2019-09-05

Daniel Jones named starter: How other Giants rookie QBs fared in debuts With Eli Manning giving way to Daniel Jones for the rookie’s first career NFL start on Sunday against Tampa Bay, Jones will become the first Giants rookie quarterback to start a game since Manning himself did it in 2004. Here’s a look at how other Giants rookie quarterbacks have fared in...
22:00 2019-09-17

Fantasy football: Rookie running backs on the rise as Week 1 approaches Cowboys' Tony Pollard, Eagles' Miles Sanders, Bills' Devin Singletary among the preseason's top fantasy risers.       ...
23:26 2019-09-03

Fernando Tatis Jr. injury news shakes up NL Rookie of the Year race Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. is “most likely done for the season.” because of a back injury, San Diego mananger Andy Green told reporters on Friday. The injury makes Pete Alonso’s road to the NL Rookie of the Year award a little clearer as Tatis was the Mets first baseman’s chief competition. Ta...
04:39 2019-08-17

Bills rookie Oliver boosted by Kyle Williams' crash course Buffalo Bills rookie defensive tackle Ed Oliver credits just-retired Kyle Williams for providing him a boost during weeklong visit at training camp       ...
01:13 2019-08-23

NFL 2019: USA TODAY's Super Bowl, MVP, rookie of the year picks and more USA TODAY Sports' staff of NFL experts weigh in with their choices for the league's 2019 champion and individual award winners.       ...
18:39 2019-09-04

Father of Celtics rookie Tremont Waters found dead in motel Police in Connecticut say the father of Boston Celtics rookie Tremont Waters was found dead in a motel room; death ruled a suicide.       ...
19:13 2019-07-13

San Diego Padres send rookie right-hander Chris Paddack to Class A Despite a strong start, Chris Paddack has been optioned to Class A, where he'll have a reduced workload before rejoining the Padres rotation.       ...
04:13 2019-06-13

Texans Rookie Lonnie Johnson Jr. Got Kicked Out Of Practice For Tackling Like A Psycho The Texans and Packers held a joint practice yesterday, and as is often the case when two teams that are already grumpy from practicing every day in high temperatures get together, a fight broke out. This was different from your standard training-camp fight, though, because it was instigated by one ...
18:39 2019-08-06

Afton Williamson responds after 'Rookie' investigation finds 'no inappropriate behavior' An investigation has found no evidence of 'Rookie' actress Afton Williamson's claims, producers said. The actress called the results "heartbreaking."        ...
12:26 2019-09-18

Four reasons No. 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson won't win Rookie of the Year The New Orleans Pelicans have said they are building their team around Zion Williamson, but that comes with added pressure to perform.       ...
16:13 2019-06-21

New York Giants bench Eli Manning, name rookie Daniel Jones starting QB Giants promote rookie Jones to starting role after 0-2 startManning, 37, won a pair of Super Bowl titles with New YorkNew York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur named Daniel Jones as the team’s starting quarterback for Week 3, sending Eli Manning to the backup role after an 0-2 start to the 2019 season....
17:13 2019-09-17

Watch: Rookie QB Daniel Jones rallies Giants to comeback win vs. Buccaneers New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones rallied his team to a victory Sunday after trailing 28-10 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, capped off with a fourth quarter rushing touchdown in the final minutes....
17:00 2019-09-23

Minnesota Vikings rookie to serve military commitment while playing his first two seasons Austin Cutting will get to serve his country and still play on Sundays. The 22-year-old will be used in a recruiting role for the Air Force.       ...
06:39 2019-07-22

Jaguars rookie Josh Allen out with bruised knee, signs deal JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars rookie defensive end Josh Allen sat out practice Thursday after bruising his right knee during the team’s first practice of organized team activities. Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement two days after Allen got hurt and said there’s &#...
21:26 2019-05-23

Daniel Jones: New York Giants rookie QB finishes 4-for-4 in first preseason start Daniel Jones made his first professional start Thursday night. The next time Jones takes the field after this one remains a mystery.       ...
15:00 2019-08-30

Mortal Kombat 11 Rookie Steamrolls Evo Champion SonicFox To Win Major Tournament The ongoing Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition made its first and only stop in Canada last weekend, bringing players to the Great White North to compete for a chunk of points towards qualifying for the finals next year. Even with some of the world’s greatest players in attendance, the Mortal Kombat 11...
23:39 2019-09-09

Rookie QB Daniel Jones is earning Giants teammates' respect Daniel Jones is set to make his first start in Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots, and the rookie quarterback has earned it       ...
22:26 2019-08-27

Oakland Raiders' rookie leaves lasting impact on face mask Oakland Raiders rookie Johnathan Abram will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury but made one lasting impression Monday night against the Denver Broncos....
15:26 2019-09-12

Scottish rookie MacIntyre takes 4-shot lead at European Open Scottish rookie Robert MacIntyre fired seven birdies in a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a four-stroke lead in the second round of the European Open        ...
08:26 2019-09-07

RJ Barrett’s first Rookie of the Year hurdle: Summer League battle with Zion Two days after the NBA Draft, RJ Barrett was in Santa Monica presenting the Rookie of the Year Award at the league’s awards banquet. “The NBA Awards was great,’’ Barrett said. “Hopefully I’ll win the award next year. It was good to experience that.” The Knicks’ new 6-foot-7 swingman sniper was...
22:00 2019-07-02

Giants rookie Corey Ballentine participates in OTA practice one month after being shot Giants sixth-round pick and former Division II Washburn star Corey Ballentine took part in team drills Tuesday, one month after being shot.        ...
21:39 2019-05-28

'Rookie' investigation finds 'no inappropriate behavior' after Afton Williamson's claims An investigation has found no evidence of 'Rookie' actress Afton Williamson's claims, producers said Tuesday.        ...
06:00 2019-09-18

Giants rookie Julian Love facing daunting playbook challenge Training camp can be an information overload for most rookies. Try learning two positions in a new playbook at the same time. That is the challenge with which Julian Love has been tasked, getting reps at both nickel cornerback and free safety early in camp, but the fourth-round pick out of Notre Dam...
00:52 2019-08-04

Cubs vs. Reds: Cole Hamels will help Chicago buck road woes Was it just me or were there more moderators than candidates at the debates? NBC unnecessarily paraded its on-air talent. Next round will feature Seth Meyers, Al Roker, Doc Emrick, Johnny Weir and Cris Collinsworth. Rocky Road. Playing the first-place Cubs on the road (15-21) has proven to be a losi...
22:00 2019-06-28

Rizzo's slam among 5 Cubs homers, Chicago rips Bucs 17-8 Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam, Willson Contreras launched two long solo homers and the Chicago Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates       ...
04:39 2019-09-14

Darvish fans 14, Cubs beat Padres 4-1 to keep wild-card pace Yu Darvish struck out a season-high 14 and allowed only two hits in six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 to remain tied with Milwaukee for the NL's second wild-card spot       ...
03:13 2019-09-13

Senior huntsman who allowed hounds to kill fox cubs avoids jail A senior huntsman convicted of allowing his hounds to kill four fox cubs has been handed a 16-week suspended jail sentence for causing their "painful, terrifying" deaths....
04:26 2019-06-11

MLB roundup: Harper's slam caps Phils' stunning rally over Cubs Bryce Harper hit a walk-off grand slam into the second deck in right field off Derek Holland in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the host Philadelphia Phillies past the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Thursday....
14:13 2019-08-16

Bryce Harper gets Cubs fans’ middle fingers with great trolling If Bryce Harper isn’t exactly thrilling Phillies fans just yet, he’s flat enraging Cubs fans. A day after showing off his arm with a gun-down at the plate from right field, the Phillies’ $330 million man used his right arm again to bad effect for Cubs fans, trolling those nearby wh...
20:00 2019-05-22