Cubs put Addison Russell on DL; Daniel Murphy to hit leadoff

Cubs put Addison Russell on DL; Daniel Murphy to hit leadoff

DETROIT — The Chicago Cubs placed ailing shortstop Addison Russell on the disabled list on Wednesday to make room for newly acquired second baseman Daniel Murphy. Russell has been battling shoulder, hand and leg issues for weeks, finally succumbing to a nagging knuckle sprain on his left hand. “Me being a football player, I tend […]

The Northern Trust 2018 odds: Surprising FedEx Cup Playoffs picks from proven model that called Dustin Johnson's win

The Northern Trust 2018 odds: Surprising FedEx Cup Playoffs picks from proven model that called Dustin Johnson's win

The PGA Tour’s postseason has officially arrived. The 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs consist of four golf tournaments that will determine the PGA Tour’s season champion. The top 125 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings are eligible to play in the 2018 Northern Trust, which begins Thursday at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. There has […]

Giants catcher Buster Posey may have season-ending hip surgery

Giants catcher Buster Posey may have season-ending hip surgery

NEW YORK — San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey might need hip surgery that would end his season. Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Tuesday that “we have discussed the possibility.” The San Francisco Chronicle first reported on Posey’s situation. Giants catcher Buster Posey may undergo season-ending surgery to repair an ailing hip the required […]

Need to Know: The forecast for Redskins Park today is a media circus

Need to Know: The forecast for Redskins Park today is a media circus

Adrian Peterson is one of the best running backs in NFL history. But is he the best running back for the Redskins right now? The Redskins signed Peterson, 33 years old and a 12-year NFL veteran, to a one-year contract. They have been hit with injuries at the running back position, most notably the loss […]

Vikings cut kicker Kai Forbath, give job to rookie Daniel Carlson

Vikings cut kicker Kai Forbath, give job to rookie Daniel Carlson

EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota’s kicking competition effectively ended Monday after the Vikings released veteran Kai Forbath, two days after he missed a 41-yard field goal against Jacksonville. The Vikings saw six players exit Saturday’s preseason game with injuries, some of which coach Mike Zimmer expects to be season-ending. Rookie Daniel Carlson, whom the Vikings traded […]

Packers notes: Ageless Tramon Williams' return to Green Bay begins with a pick-6

Packers notes: Ageless Tramon Williams' return to Green Bay begins with a pick-6

Green Bay’s Tramon Williams intercepts a pass and returns it for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in the Packers’ 51-34 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.  MORRY GASH, ASSOCIATED PRESS GREEN BAY — Tramon Williams’ fountain-of-youth return to the Green Bay Packers has amazed […]

MLB suspends Yasiel Puig, but not Nick Hundley, for role in Giants-Dodgers fracas

MLB suspends Yasiel Puig, but not Nick Hundley, for role in Giants-Dodgers fracas

Earlier this week, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley exchanged pleasantries and shove attempts, sparking a benches-clearing load of nothing. Both were punished by Major League Baseball on Thursday, but only one — Puig — was handed a two-game suspension. Hundley, conversely, was hit with an undisclosed fine. […]

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