How can professionals get so upset that they harm themselves? Sports psychologists say it can happen in the high-pressure world of winning and losing, with people who identify themselves with their performance and, frankly, are supposed to be aggressive.
The St. Louis Blues were the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, and the top team still standing. Hopes were high for a deep Stanley Cup run, but they never got comfortable against the Los Angeles Kings.
Will Middlebrooks homered down each of the lines, David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia also went deep, and the Boston Red Sox pounded the Kansas City Royals 11-5 on Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
The $240 million slugger finally hit a home run for the Los Angeles Angels, ending the longest power drought of his career Sunday in a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
The punishment doled out in response to the Saints bounty program ought to have compelling evidence to prove it was organized and vicious. If that's not the case, the punishment has already exceeded the crime.
The Los Angeles Kings became the first No. 8 seed in NHL history to eliminate their conference's top two seeds in the post season. The Kings beat the St. Louis Blues, 3-1 on Sunday, sweeping them.
The New York Yankees roughed up the Kansas City Royals' Luke Hochevar on Sunday on the way to a 10-4 win. The four-game series was split between the two teams, with the Royals falling to 9-18 and the Yankees improving to 15-13.
Adam Wainwright continued his dominance of the Houston Astros on Sunday for the Cardinals. With the 8-1 win, the Cardinals ended their three-game losing streak.
Albert Pujols, stumbling through the longest home run drought of his 12-year career, was not in the Los Angeles Angels' starting lineup Saturday for the first time this season.
After largely dominating the first three games of the second-round series, Los Angeles could finish a stunning sweep of second-seeded St. Louis on Sunday.
Chris Johnson hit his first career grand slam, Bud Norris continued his dominance of the Cardinals and the Houston Astros beat St. Louis 8-2.
Billy Butler drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Saturday night.
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he will return to the mound by 2013, vowing to overcome a knee injury that figures to end his season.
After beating St. Louis 4-2 on Thursday night, Los Angeles could clinch its first trip to the conference finals since 1993 in Game 4 on Sunday.
The NFL players union doesn't believe Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to suspend players who participated in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal between 2009 and 2011.
Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including a team-record seven in a row, and the Pittsburgh Pirates set a club mark by fanning 17 batters Thursday in a 6-3 win over the Cardinals.
Mike Moustakas matched a career high with three RBIs and made a defensive gem in the ninth, helping the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the New York Yankees, who were anxiously awaiting news on injured closer Mariano Rivera.
Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli is hoping a flurry of free-agent acquisitions will bolster an offense that struggled throught last season.
Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita were punished Wednesday for participating in the team's cash-for-hits bounty system.
Carlos Beltran drove in a career-best seven runs with a pair of three-run home runs, leading the way as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-3 on Tuesday.