Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in the collegiate Sacramento Rural League. Now, the Twins are about to give him $250,000 for his 100-mile-per-hour fastball.
Scott's fellow Lakers greats are already backing that notion. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes surprised Scott before he was formally named the 25th coach in franchise history, standing behind him in a towering show of support.
Hamlin's car failed post-race inspection Sunday because NASCAR said it found issues with several of the covers in the rear firewall of the driver compartment. Loose or missing covers could vent the driver compartment and create more downforce for the car.
A jury awarded $940,000 to former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans, who is still affected by a head injury he suffered in the attack.
Columbia's Carl Edwards will change teams for next NASCAR season.
The U.S. Olympic Committee will have to pay millions in sponsorships if one of its cities is chosen to host the 2024 Olympics
Sam Bradford is still dealing with the expectations inherent of being a former No. 1 pick.
A judge ruled that the Clippers can now be sold to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Santana tied a team record for homers in a series, finishing off this four-game set with a pair of two-run shots. He has homered in three straight games, and has hit six home runs in six games.
EXCERPTThe Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8.
KANSAS CITY — Billy Butler homered for the second straight game and the Kansas City Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat Cleveland 7-5 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
The Cubs fell behind St. Louis early and tied it with an unlikely home run, but the Cardinals ended up with a 6-3 victory on Saturday in front of a big crowd divided by fans of the rival clubs.
Former Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, 37, now with his sixth team in 17 seasons, spoke with St. Louis manager Mike Matheny on Friday before signing and expressed his desire to continue playing and willingness to accept whatever role was best for the team.
The Chiefs don't want a repeat of last season's mediocre numbers against the pass. This year, Kansas City used a third-round pick on Phillip Gaines and entered training camp with 11 cornerbacks.
The Hall of Fame's board cut a player's eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives Mark McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers' ballot. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Vincenzo Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time thanks to winning the last mountain stage on Thursday. But a desire to leave nothing to chance, even with the biggest overall lead in 17 years, saw him push himself in the individual time trial for fourth place behind winner and German speedster Tony Martin.
Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski swept the top three spots in qualifying, setting up what could be a showdown between the most dominant teams so far this season: Hendrick Motorsports, Team Penske and Stewart-Haas Racing.
Coach Jeff Fisher said Bradford was so impressive in conditioning tests, he finished ahead of players who should have bested him.
Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals its fourth straight loss, 7-6.
Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night.