Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw off a mound on Monday for the first time since he was hit in the forehead by a line drive during spring training.
The Bakersfield Condors signed Western Hockey League top scorer RW Mitch Holmberg for the playoffs.
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
CSUB used a seven run and six run inning to be Chicago State for the second night in a row.
The Navajo Nation Council voted to oppose the use of the Washington Redskins name, while a United Nations human rights expert said separately that the term is "inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession."
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is defending his reputation.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona calmly exited the dugout on opening night and approached home plate umpire Mike Winters with a rather polite request that he review a collision at the plate.
Players' union head Tony Clark has asked the commissioner's office to investigate comments attributed to unidentified executives in an ESPN.com story estimating what they would offer shortstop Stephen Drew and designated hitter Kendrys Morales, who remain free agents.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is named in a Miami police report describing allegations that he smoked marijuana with a woman and undressed her before she later wound up in the hospital with no idea how she got there.
Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus hit the ceremonial tee shots with fans already lining both sides of the first fairway on a brisk, sunny morning.
The 2010 AL MVP was injured during Tuesday night's game against Seattle during a headfirst slide into first base in the seventh inning. He remained in the game but struggled with throwing balls and gripping his bat. Ian Stewart pinch hit for Hamilton in the ninth and struck out with the potential tying run on base in a 5-3 loss.
The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player.
Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.
The NFL's slate of eight nationally televised preseason games will feature eight 2013 playoff teams, one of the highlights of the 65-game 2014 NFL preseason schedule announced Wednesday.
James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, has died, the WWE said. He was 54.