Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.
Oakland Athletics designated hitter Adam Dunn is retiring, he told ESPN's Pedro Gomez.
Derek Jeter was one of the world's most covered athletes in media during his 20-season career with the New York Yankees. Now, he's joining media with a new website devoted to delivering athletes' "unfiltered" views to the fans.
Rory McIlroy has been voted the PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three years.
Students and fans flooded the front lawn of University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel's on-campus house Tuesday night, demanding the school get rid of athletic director Dave Brandon.
Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.
Kobe Bryant said he felt like himself after his first team practice in about 10 months as the Los Angeles Lakers opened training camp on Tuesday under new coach Byron Scott.
With LeBron James back in uniform, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to win more games than any other team, according to one Las Vegas sportsbook.
Former New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison said Tuesday that it looked like quarterback Tom Brady is "scared to death" when he drops back in the pocket to pass.
The Oakland Raiders named Tony Sparano as their interim head coach Tuesday, less than 24 hours after firing Dennis Allen.
Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.
The Cleveland Cavaliers figure to have a target on their backs wherever they go this season, but there could be a little extra rivalry when they travel to the nation's capital.
The Oakland Athletics went to their bench in just the third inning when Geovany Soto left Tuesday's American League wild-card game with a left thumb injury.
The FCC votes to eliminate its sports blackout rules, but the NFL says it doesn't plan to change the way its broadcasts are handled.