Wainwright averaged 222 innings the past three seasons. He went 20-9 last year, then had surgery to remove torn cartilage from his right elbow after St. Louis was eliminated by the Giants in the NL Championship Series.
The Oakland Raiders, the San Diego Chargers and the St. Louis Rams each have gained a foothold in the LA area. The Raiders and Chargers announced Thursday that they are planning a shared stadium in Carson, in the Los Angeles suburbs, if both teams fail to get new stadiums in their current hometowns.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing's richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online.
Kersey died Wednesday night at 52. The state medical examiner said Thursday a blood clot had traveled from his left calf to his left lung, causing a pulmonary thromboembolism. Kersey had minor knee surgery last Friday, but it could not be immediately determined if the surgery caused the clot.
Milwaukee traded guard point guard Brandon Knight to Phoenix in a three-team deal Thursday that also sent Michael Carter-Williams from Philadelphia to Milwaukee, according to a person familiar with the deal. The Bucks also got guard Tyler Ennis and forward Miles Plumlee from Phoenix.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are sending forward Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Garnett, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The people spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced.
The Heat swung a deal to acquire Dragic — a third-team All-NBA player last season — from the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NBA's standard trade call had not yet taken place to make the deal official.
When asked about reading more complex defenses and the perception that he can't make NFL throws, Mariota responded by simply saying that's somebody's opinion.
Manning and Elway met last week in Denver. Several outlets reported that Manning told the Broncos he wanted to return. But the visit came and went without an announcement.
Pitchers and catchers will report to the Royals' spring training home in Surprise, Arizona, on Thursday.
The two-time defending Central Division champions are accustomed to making deep October runs, with 11 postseason appearances the last 15 years. Still, a team can't have enough arms this time of year.
The two sides avoided arbitration by coming to an agreement less than 24 hours before an anticipated hearing in St. Petersburg, Florida.
With the league's increased scrutiny on concussions, establishing each player's real history has become a priority.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock yanked goalie Brian Elliott in favor of Jake Allen after the Stars took a 3-0 lead before the midway mark of the first period, the last two goals coming in a 20-second span.
World Champion San Francisco is one of four National League teams slated to begin on Thursday, and most of the majors' pitchers and backstops will be in place by this weekend.
Rodriguez issued a vague five-paragraph handwritten apology Tuesday "for the mistakes that led to my suspension" but failed to provide specifics about how and why he resumed using performance-enhancing drugs for at least the second stretch of his career.
NFL organizations put varying emphasis on a player's combine results depending on a team's draft philosophy and needs. For some players, combine performance is a deal breaker. For others, it opens up new opportunities.
The trade deadline is Thursday afternoon, and with many teams in contention, the question is whether that makes them more conservative or cautious.
The money was eliminated in the governor's proposed budget for the next fiscal year without explanation.
San Francisco-based Hollywood Park Land Co. is developing the proposed 80,000-seat stadium on the site of the former Hollywood Park horse racing track. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has been a partner in the company since last year.