Shoulder injury to sideline Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19:14:07 -0400
Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is likely to be sidelined for some time after an MRI revealed he has a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The NBA team announced the diagnosis on Monday, two days after Kidd-Gilchrist was hurt in an NBA pre-season game against the Orlando Magic. Team officials did not say whether Kidd-Gilchrist would require surgery, nor did they offer a timeline for his return.
Yankees counting on Tanaka in wild card game
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:56:12 -0400
The New York Yankees will try to hit the reset button Tuesday when they send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound against the Houston Astros in the American League wild card game. The winner of the do-or-die Major League Baseball playoff opener advances to the AL Division Series against the Kansas City Royals, while in the National League on Wednesday the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Chicago Cubs in the wild card duel for a chance to face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Division Series.
Brief profiles of MLB postseason teams
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:24:06 -0400
(Reuters) - Brief profiles of the 10 teams that qualified for the 2015 Major League Baseball playoffs. ...
MLB Wild Card and Division Series playoff schedule
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:23:33 -0400
(Reuters) - Schedule of one-game Wild Card playoff and best-of-five Division Series games in the 2015 Major League Baseball postseason. Wild Card Oct. 6 (American League) Houston Astros at New York Yankees Oct. 7 (National League) Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates - - American League Division Series Kansas City Royals v AL Wild Card winner Oct. 8 - at Kansas City Oct. 9 - at Kansas City Oct. 11 - at AL Wild Card winner Oct. 12 * at AL Wild Card winner Oct. 14 * at Kansas City - - Toronto Blue Jays v Texas Rangers Oct. 8 - at Toronto Oct. 9 - at Toronto Oct. 11 - at Texas Oct. ...
Eclectic mix of teams gear up for MLB postseason
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:20:51 -0400
Leading 10 teams into the October spotlight are top seeds St. Louis Cardinals (100-62) and Kansas City Royals (95-67), Midwest neighbors on the east and west edges of Missouri, who bring well balanced teams to their pursuit of the World Series. Headliners poised to perform the include NL West champion Dodgers' one-two pitching punch of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, and big-hitting Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion of an AL East champion Toronto team in the playoffs for the first time since winning a second consecutive World Series title in 1993.
Nationals manager Williams sacked
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:15:46 -0400
The Washington Nationals, who failed to make the Major League Baseball playoffs after being tipped as World Series contenders, fired manager Matt Williams on Monday. Williams, who took the helm two seasons ago in his first managerial job, had one year left on his contract. Williams won 96 games in 2014 in his first season as manager and was named National League Manager of the Year.
Yankees hurler Sabathia checks into rehab
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:45:23 -0400
As the New York Yankees prepare for the Major League Baseball playoffs, pitcher CC Sabathia is going into rehab, he said on Monday. "Today I am checking myself into an alcohol rehabilitation center to receive the professional care and assistance needed to treat my disease," Sabathia said in a statement. Sabathia's decision means Yankees manager Joe Girardi will have to revamp his pitching rotation should the Yankees beat the Astros on Tuesday in the American League wild card game.
Nationals fire manager after two seasons in charge
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:41:40 -0400
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Nationals, a club that struggled all season and barely finished .500 despite a roster loaded with marquee names and assembled through a team-record $164 million payroll, fired manager Matt Williams on Monday. Under-performing players, defensive lapses, and a slew of injuries to key players were just a few of the reasons the Nationals staggered to an 83-79 record and failed to make the postseason. "It wasn't Matt's best year," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters on a conference call.
Disappointing NFL Dolphins sack head coach Philbin
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:39:11 -0400
The Miami Dolphins sacked head coach Joe Philbin on Monday, a day after a 27-14 NFL loss to the New York Jets in London. Dan Campbell, the assistant coach in charge of tight ends, will take over head coaching duties for the remainder of the season, the club said. Sunday's defeat at Wembley dropped the Dolphins to 1-3 for the season.
Yankees' Sabathia entering rehab, will miss playoffs
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:17:04 -0400
New York Yankees veteran starting pitcher CC Sabathia is checking himself into alcohol rehabilitation and will miss the upcoming Major League Baseball postseason, the left-hander said on Monday. "Today I am checking myself into an alcohol rehabilitation center to receive the professional care and assistance needed to treat my disease," the 35-year-old Sabathia said. The Yankees will host the Houston Astros in a one-game Wild Card showdown on Tuesday with the winner moving on to play the Kansas City Royals in the best-of-five American League Division Series starting on Thursday.
Cubs rookie slugger Bryant has top-selling MLB jersey
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:01:54 -0400
(Reuters) - Rookie slugger Kris Bryant, who led the Chicago Cubs into the playoffs for the first time since 2008, had Major League Baseball's best-selling jersey in 2015, according to sales posted on the league's website on Monday. The 23-year-old third baseman, who is the first rookie and youngest player ever to top the list, led all first-year MLB players in home runs (26), runs batted in (99), runs (87) and doubles (31).
Canada's Rogers plans new-format HD sports push
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:57:37 -0400
Canada's Rogers Communications Inc said on Monday that it would broadcast live television in a high-definition standard known as "4K" by April next year, a move it hopes will woo viewers to an upgraded set-top box and faster Internet. The country's No. 1 cable and wireless phone company, which also owns the Toronto Blue Jays, is hoping to leverage sports assets like the Major League Baseball team and long-term NHL hockey broadcast rights to move viewers to the new standard. Rogers Chief Executive Guy Laurence made the announcement from the baseball team's home plate, days ahead of its first postseason appearance since 1993, when it won its second successive World Series.
Supreme Court denies appeal seeking return of Jim Thorpe's remains
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:57:01 -0400
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by a Native American nation and legendary athlete Jim Thorpe's surviving sons to have his remains moved from Pennsylvania to tribal lands in his home state of Oklahoma. Richard and William Thorpe, along with the Sac and Fox Nation, claimed the remains were stolen from an ancestral grave during a burial ceremony and taken illegally to Pennsylvania by Thorpe's wife at the time, who was seeking to profit from the move. The Supreme Court did not elaborate on its decision.
Dolphins fire coach Philbin after dismal start to season
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:09:54 -0400
(Reuters) - Joe Philbin became the first coaching casualty of the National Football League's 2015 season after leading the Miami Dolphins to a 1-3 start to the campaign, the team said on Monday. Philbin was fired a day after his team failed to convert any of their 12 third down opportunities or four fourth down chances during a 27-14 loss to the AFC East division rival New York Jets at London's Wembley Stadium. "This was a tough decision for me to make knowing how tirelessly Joe worked in his four years here to make this a winning team," Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in a statement.