DETROIT – The Cleveland Indians limped into Comerica Park Thursday night dragging an eight-game losing streak. They had slid back to the pack in the wild-card race, leading the Tigers by 4.5 games coming into this four-game series. Theoretically, this could've been a pivotal weekend for the Tigers. Theoretically. Jose Ramirez had four hits, blasted a pair of home runs and knocked in four to ...

PITTSBURGH - A second after the pitch popped Jacob Stallings' mitt, Steven Brault walked toward the home dugout at PNC Park, screamed and pumped his left fist in excitement. Brault had just registered his sixth strikeout of the night, freezing Cardinals designated hitter Brad Miller on a four-seam fastball, and it clearly meant something extra to the Pirates pitcher. As it should have. In this ...

WASHINGTON - Dave and Diane Schell, a retired social studies teacher and a retired human resources professional from South Windsor, Connecticut, left their careers in 2015, and have worked the polls at their local precinct every election since. But not this November. The Schells - he's a Republican, she's a Democrat - are 68 and 65, respectively, and worried about contracting the coronavirus. ...

The Stars are used to the bubble. They just aren't used to time off in the bubble. Since the Stars played St. Louis in the last game of the round robin on Aug. 9, the team has never had more than one day between games - save for the league-wide, two-day walkout in the second round. After dispatching the Golden Knights in five games in the Western Conference Final, the Stars have the luxury of ...

PITTSBURGH - The original intent here was to explore the following question: Is this the worst Pirates team of all time? It's a fair question, even in this radically shortened, cardboard-cutout season. As of Thursday morning, the Pirates were on pace to go 47-115 over 162 games - 48-114 if you'd like to round up (and who wouldn't?). Their winning percentage sunk to .292 Wednesday with their ...

SAN FRANCISCO - In the last seven days, the San Francisco Giants have faced more adversity than they expected to see over the entirety of a condensed 60-game season. They endured a COVID-19 scare in San Diego, escaped smoky air in Seattle and sat dormant in hotel rooms along the west coast waiting to be told when and where they'd play again. After losing their top outfielder and their starting ...

Saquon Barkley is taking the high road after getting called out by the greatest Giant to play his position. Barkley was diplomatic on Thursday when asked about harsh comments by Tiki Barber earlier this week. Barber questioned his toughness and potential as an every down back after a poor performance to start the season. The former Penn State star responded by saying he will look at it as a ...

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The New York Jets might be without their only proven wide receiver on Sunday, when they face one of the best defenses in the NFL. Jamison Crowder injured his hamstring during Wednesday's practice and didn't practice Thursday. Jets coach Adam Gase said Crowder will be evaluated further, leaving his status in doubt for Sunday's home-opener against the San Francisco 49ers at ...

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On Thursday, the only concrete declaration that could be made regarding New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas was that Thomas, the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year in 2019 and a two-time All-Pro, did not practice due to an ankle injury.