The Associated PressA groundskeeper mows the grass around a recently painted field logo before an American League Championship Series baseball workout day at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, Oct.

Ethier 'honors the game.' For once, it returns the favor

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 01:30 Written by
The Associated PressLos Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier (16) hits a single during the sixth inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Oct.

CHICAGO -- Four pitches. It took exactly four pitches in the top of the sixth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS to define the Chicago Cubs' season. Mega-talented -- and ultra-inconsistent -- reliever Carl Edwards Jr.

Unsafe at home: Safeco Griffey statue damaged

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 01:16 Written by

A statue immortalizing Ken Griffey Jr.'s iconic swing is missing one little thing: the Baseball Hall of Famer's bat.

A vandal stole the bat from the Griffey statue outside of the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field at around 5 p.m.

Celtics, Cavs both affected by injury

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:43 Written by

CLEVELAND -- Witnessing the gruesome nature of teammate Gordon Hayward's leg injury during the first quarter of Tuesday's season opener, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving immediately thought back to Paul George's injury during a 2014 Team USA scrimmage.

Despite Hayward injury, Celtics show all is not lost

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 23:57 Written by

CLEVELAND -- There's been a certain buzz around the Boston Celtics since late August, when the team completed the league-wowing swap that delivered Kyrie Irving to Boston. The Celtics paid a hefty price to add a pair of All-Stars this summer, but there was a palpable energy around the team that centered on what might be possible with both Irving and prized free-agent signee Gordon Hayward at the top of a new-look roster.