The question of what went wrong was a familiar one for the Chicago Cubs last season.
With Travis Wood, the question to ask is: "What went right?"
Last year, the Rangers struggled to score runs behind Yu Darvish, who was the first pitcher since 1989 to have four 1-0 losses in the same season.
Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, will be the face of the Brooklyn Nets wherever they go — at least for the remainder of his 10-day contract.
The St. Louis Blues lacks star power, but the team is second overall in the Western Conference and atop the Central Division.
Jason Collins, a 13-year NBA veteran who came out as gay last offseason, became the first openly gay athlete to play in a major U.S. sports league.
Jaime Garcia will seek a second opinion on his surgically repaired shoulder from Dr. James Andrews before deciding his next course of action, St. Louis General Manager John Mozeliak said on Tuesday.
The Sochi Olympics are over, and the NHL is back after freezing its schedule so that the world's best hockey players could compete for gold — perhaps for the last time.
Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make opening day of the major league baseball season a national holiday.
With Michael Sam on the verge of becoming the league's first openly gay player, maybe he'll fit in just fine. This is 2014, after all. Sexual orientation isn't as big of a deal for Sam's generation as it was for previous generations.
The Cardinals are holding off naming Michael Wacha to their regular season rotation, but with Jaime Garcia's status unknown, it's becoming harder to assemble a rotation that doesn't include Wacha's name.
It had been 10 years since Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Daytona 500, and after three runner-up finishes the last four seasons in a race that had caused his family so much heartache and joy, the moment was overwhelming.
The 35-year-old center revealed at the end of last season he is gay, but he was a free agent and had remained unsigned.
The Nets locker room is filled with former teammates who have already accepted the league's first openly gay player and his on-court habits, which are the ones that matter most to them.
In 2013, the Royals had three Gold Glove winners — first baseman Eric Hosmer, catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon — for the first time in their history. The team had an AL best 3.45 ERA in 2013, which manager Ned Yost said goes hand-in-hand with the tough defense.
In what both sides said was a one-year experiment, the rule allows collisions if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate and if the catcher goes into the basepath to field a throw to the plate.
The St. Louis Cardinals have improved their lineup by making some position switches and freeing up space in the field through offseason trades. Players like Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig could benefit.
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is promising to change the culture inside Miami's locker room and make it a better workplace than the one that forced Jonathan Martin to leave the team last season.
Rather than dismiss last year's loss in the World Series, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny wants his team to build off that defeat.
League executives agree steps need to be taken and have vowed to take action. But it may be difficult to regulate locker room behavior by determining when something a player considers to be harmless locker room nonsense crosses the line.
Jeremy Guthrie toured Spain with catcher Salvador Perez and climbed China's Great Wall before reporting to the Kansas City Royals camp.