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2016-10-23 15:00:41.140TALLADEGA, Ala. -- If a restrictor-plate race win can be called easy, Joey Logano showed the way to do it Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The Team Penske driver bided his time through the first three-quarters of the Hellmann's 500, watching as the
2016-10-22 22:14:51.000CHICAGO -- Ron Santo never saw this. Fergie Jenkins never did this. Ernie Banks never lived to see this moment -- to watch the universe change before his eyes. But finally, on Saturday at 9:45 p.m. Wrigley Daylight Time, when the world turned upside-
2016-10-22 16:28:23.343It will be, no matter the outcome, a historic World Series, because whichever team wins, there will be black-and-white footage shown before the champagne has dried. The Chicago Cubs, as we all know, haven't won the World Series since 1908, a season i
2016-10-22 09:48:30.437Race car drivers spend the majority of their time thinking about winning races, competing for a title. You're dominated by it and it occupies the majority of your professional life. Then there's the risk associated with your profession -- it doesn'
2016-10-22 08:53:53.330TALLADEGA, Ala. -- About the only change to NASCAR Sprint Cup cars since their last trip to Talladega Superspeedway is the addition of 20 pounds. The addition of the weight, theoretically, could have a small -- very small -- impact on whether a 3,3
2016-10-21 08:27:02.120Among the reasons to like baseball is the "Awesome People Hanging Out Together" aspect of it. I could watch Clayton Kershaw pitch all day, I could watch Anthony Rizzo hit forever, and guess what, folks: Watch just a little bit of baseball and eventua
2016-10-21 18:55:08.693CHICAGO -- The 2001 Mariners won 116 games, and they couldn't do it. The 1995 Indians were 56 games over .500, and they couldn't do it. The 2004 Cardinals won 105 games, and all they're known for is being That Team That Lost to the Red Sox. Those thr
2016-10-22 13:00:38.803Penn State's White Out turned into No. 2 Ohio State's wipeout. The Buckeyes, who at times this season have looked like defending national champion Alabama's biggest threat in the College Football Playoff race, were stunned 24-21 at Penn State on Satu
2016-10-21 12:12:19.200TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Toyota teams entered the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup with a well-deserved swagger. They won 13 of the first 26 races. Martin Truex Jr. promptly won two of the three races in the first round, and all five of the Toyotas -- the f
2016-10-22 10:41:38.847TALLADEGA, Ala. -- You know what to watch for at Talladega. Crazy four-wide racing and too many nail-biting moments to count. Crashes, maybe lots of them. The "Big One." But I'm here to tell you that there will be more to the Hellmann's 500 than
2016-10-21 12:08:34.550TALLADEGA, Ala. -- You're going to hear a lot about risk versus reward this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, especially when it comes to the 10 drivers battling for six remaining NASCAR Chase playoff transfers. Rightly so. "Risk versus reward"
2016-10-21 12:18:07.487DETROIT -- The Detroit Free Press said sports columnist Drew Sharp died Friday at his home in Bloomfield Hills, a Detroit suburb. The cause was hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Sharp was 56. Sharp joined the Free Press as a sports writer in 1983.
2016-10-21 10:49:08.763Tiger Woods' golf game might not be ready for prime time, but his sense of humor remains in midseason form. As a guest on the episode of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" that aired Thursday, the 14-time major winner dropped several one-liners and
2016-10-21 09:52:30.900Two certainties about this season: The Florida Panthers' Jaromir Jagr will continue to defy age and score goals. The Calder Trophy race between the early front-runners -- Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets and Auston Matthews of the Toronto Mapl
2016-10-21 07:56:16.797Talk me down, I'm on the boxing ledge. I love boxing as much as anyone and devoted most of my professional career to it, but it is hard to be a boxing fan right now. Too many fights we all want to see do not get made (Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin
2016-10-12 06:08:40.803It's time for our last big preseason tradition: plopping all 30 teams into tiers to snapshot their place in the league hierarchy at this precious moment when everyone is 0-0. These are not strict power rankings, and the order within each bucket doesn