• Tribune ReviewPirates’ Jameson Taillon tagged in loss to Cubs

    A commonly cited affirmative statistic by Clint Hurdle in evaluating his starting pitchers is first-pitch strikes. On Sunday, first-pitch strikes weren’t the problem for Jameson Taillon. The Cubs hitting those pitches — with authority — was. In his second outing since his return from surgery to address testicular cancer, Taillon was tagged for eight hits in five innings of a Read more...

  • The Washington PostPaul George could reshape the NBA

    Sunday afternoon, the worst-kept secret in the NBA was broadcast to the masses: Indiana Pacers star Paul George, one of the league’s best two-way players, plans to play out the final year of his contract and enter free agency next summer — with the intent of heading back to his native Southern California to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. Read more...

  • The Columbus DispatchBlue Jackets | Nick Foligno grows into leadership role

    Aaron Portzline The Columbus Dispatch @Aportzline Shortly after the Blue Jackets’ miserable 2015-16 season, captain Nick Foligno was summoned to a meeting with general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and coach John Tortorella at Double Eagle Golf Club, the private course owned by majority owner John P. McConnell.Double Eagle is the Blue Jackets’ version of the principal’s office. It has been the Read more...

  • The IndependentFlorentino Perez claims he found out Cristiano Ronaldo wanted Real Madrid transfer from a newspaper and admits he hasn't spoken to Portugal star

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez admitted he has not spoken with Cristiano Ronaldo about his desire to leave the club.  But the 70 year-old, speaking in an interview to mark his unopposed re-election as the club’s supreme leader, backed the Portuguese star in his battle to clear his name of tax offences and insisted that the former Manchester United man Read more...

  • The Tampa TribuneTigers' Brad Ausmus: Victor Martinez heart scare 'an eye-opener'

    As a former major league baseball player, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has seen bodies break down in countless different ways. So, while baseball players endure all types of injuries, Ausmus admitted the mentality for Tigers DH Victor Martinez is far different. Martinez was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat Thursday night after suffering symptoms during that night’s game. He removed Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneWhy Andrew Luck's recovery is so far behind Cam Newton's

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said this week he is “absolutely approaching” the point that he will throw for the first time since his January shoulder surgery. Sometime in July seems on target for the procedure he had, but he does not have a chance to be full go for the start of training camp. If things break the Colts’ Read more...

  • The Seattle TimesVegas holds trade cards during expansion draft window

    George McPhee is spending a fleeting moment as The Godfather of the NHL during the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion window. He holds the cards for a significant chunk of the league’s talent, fielding calls from fellow general managers willing to trade something to keep McPhee from plucking certain players from their rosters, or to take someone from another team to Read more...

  • CNNUS Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins maiden major title

    (CNN)He took the road less traveled and it made all the difference as Brooks Koepka clinched his maiden major title at the 117th US Open.US OPEN LEADERBOARDThe 27-year-old American, who cut his pro teeth on Europe’s second-tier tour, triumphed by four shots over fellow American Brian Harman and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, Sunday. The powerful Floridian fired Read more...

  • ABCAnthony Johnson uses Tim Hague injury to explain decision to retire

    Two-time UFC title challenger Anthony Johnson referenced the injury to former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague in explaining why he decided to retire earlier this year at age 33. Johnson posted a headline on Hague’s condition on Instagram on Saturday and said head trauma was a major reason he left the Octagon. Hague died Sunday at age 34, his family said. Read more...

  • Associated Press76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

    Philadelphia completed its trade for the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, landing the pick from the Boston Celtics on Monday in a move that clears the way for the 76ers to grab guard Markelle Fultz.Philadelphia will hold the No. 1 pick for the second straight year, and worked Fultz out on Saturday night as talks with Read more...