National Sports

Adding Kelvin Herrera to bullpen shows Nationals mean business

Jun 19, 2018

WASHINGTON -- Getting Kelvin Herrera is huge for the Washington Nationals. Getting him without giving up a whole lot is even huger. On the surface, it might not seem like the Nats were in dire need of bullpen he…

Enes Kanter's father indicted after charge of 'membership in a terror group', faces trial in Turkey

Jun 19, 2018

ISTANBUL -- A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday. Kanter has said he believes the Turkis…

Forget stylish attacking moves, this is set-piece World Cup

Jun 18, 2018

The start of the World Cup has produced a spate of goals from set pieces

Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

Jun 18, 2018

Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win

Jun 18, 2018

Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win

The Fastball Paradox: With velocity up, fastballs on decline

Jun 19, 2018

Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber and Clayton Kershaw are among the many big league pitchers benefiting from a puzzling baseball paradox _ in an era when pitchers are throwing harder than ever, they're maximizing success by using fewer fastballs

Salary-cap increase makes for 'more fun' NHL offseason

Jun 19, 2018

A jump in the salary cap should make for a more entertaining NHL offseason

Colon passes Marichal for most wins by Dominican pitcher

Jun 19, 2018

Bartolo Colon earned his 244th win, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-3

LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, mending Dodgers

Jun 19, 2018

LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, Dodgers on the mend, Soto timelessly good for Nats, Baez hopes to be back with Cubs

120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

Jun 19, 2018

A letter signed by 120 victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar demands that Michigan State University's governing board remove interim school president John Engler

The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup

Jun 18, 2018

Saudi team officials say the players have landed safely after an engine failure on their flight to Rostov-on-Don for a World Cup game against Uruguay