MINNEAPOLIS - The day after his wife gave birth, Carlos Silva found his new son a welcomed distraction from the usual pitching jitters.
"Most of the time, it's game, game, game, game. Today, it was game, baby, baby, baby, baby," Silva said after throwing his second career shutout in Minnesota's 6-0 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday night.
OAKMONT, Pa. - Tiger Woods flipped an iron toward his bag in disgust. As another tee shot sailed right, he grumbled ''Tiger!'' And when a putt that would be a gimme anywhere else rolled several feet past the hole, he stared at it, stunned.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to win championships, and there's no better place to do that than at Hendrick Motorsports.
You may find this hard to believe, but I was there.
Well folks, it looks as though summer is upon us.
ATLANTA - Willie Harris is a new name to most Atlanta Braves fans, but he's such a star in his hometown that he already has a street named after him - just like the town's only other native son to play in the major leagues, Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.
CLEVELAND - Time to bust out the hiking boots, grab some sturdy ropes and maybe even hire a Sherpa.
SAN ANTONIO - Two down, two to go. The San Antonio Spurs are halfway to a fourth title and a chance to state their case as an NBA dynasty.
And LeBron James, you're a witness.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox insists he has no animosity toward the Chicago Cubs. Lou Piniella said he feels the same way about the Atlanta Braves.
The reality, however, is that each manager oversees a pitching staff that keeps hitting batters on the other team.
Mike DeVeaux isn't quite ready to get "a real job" yet. Who could blame him?
ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was cleared to take a few swings in live batting practice on Sunday, but he still doesn't know when he can return to Atlanta's lineup.
ATLANTA - Peter Moylan pitched three scoreless innings in relief of injured starter Tim Hudson, and the Atlanta Braves ended a four-game losing streak with a 9-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Alfonso Soriano hit three home runs in the first four innings and the Chicago Cubs continued their strong road play by beating the Atlanta Braves 9-1 on Friday night.
SAN ANTONIO - One of the most anticipated debuts in NBA finals history was way, way off the mark.
MILWAUKEE - Hank Aaron wants no part of Barry Bonds.
Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.
ATLANTA - The losing captain - usually an American - is an easy scapegoat at the Ryder Cup. Now he at least has an accomplice.
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not rule out the possibility of former Ravens running back Ray Rice returning to play in the league after serving a suspension for domestic violence.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky.
Over decades of time the guys (and gals) who have cut my hair changed based on where I was living at the time and how much attention to detail was required.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.
Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move likely to be challenged in court by sports leagues.
BALTIMORE - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.
NEW YORK - Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion.
It's 1981 and sitting in the elegant office of Gulfstream CEO Allen Paulson were Georgia Southern College President Dale Lick and GSC Athletic Director Bucky Wagner. It would be Paulson who would turn Lick's dream into reality of bringing football back to the college through a requested investment of one million dollars!
ST. LOUIS - Attorneys pushing for a judge to give preliminary approval to a proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA said Friday that claims it unfairly forces athletes affected by head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars are untrue.
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.
BILBAO, Spain - The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.