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Carson Wentz on starting Week 1: 'It's gonna be close'

Carson Wentz on starting Week 1: 'It's gonna be close'

Carson Wentz has a goal to start for the Philadelphia Eagles in the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons and is right on schedule with his rehab. Even Wentz admits it may come down to the final days before a decision is made before he takes the field for the opener. […]

Alshon Jeffery still not practicing; what about Week 1?

Alshon Jeffery still not practicing; what about Week 1?

Where does he fit in? Does he have a chance to make the roster? How can he show the coaches what kind of player he is with final cuts just 2½ weeks away? All valid questions. And Christian Hackenberg has no answers.  And he doesn’t care. Right now his focus is on getting better every […]

Cubs beat Nats on pinch hitter David Bote's walk-off grand slam

Cubs beat Nats on pinch hitter David Bote's walk-off grand slam

CHICAGO — Like out of a fairytale, Cubs rookie infielder David Bote hit a two-out, two-strike grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning with his team trailing 3-0 as Chicago pulled out a stunning 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Bote, 25, was pinch hitting with the bases loaded after the […]

Mays campaigns for Bonds' Hall of Fame induction: 'Vote this guy in'

Mays campaigns for Bonds' Hall of Fame induction: 'Vote this guy in'

SAN FRANCISCO — The plan was for Willie Mays to simply sit on the field with other Giants luminaries during Barry Bonds’ jersey retirement ceremony. And even after Mays requested to say a few words, they brought him a hand-held microphone so he could stay put. But the Say Hey Kid, even at 87, still […]

Maryland football program under fire in wake of reports on toxic culture

Maryland football program under fire in wake of reports on toxic culture

Maryland Athletics Director Damon Evans. (Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post) Maryland Athletics Director Damon Evans issued a letter to university staff, boosters and supporters on Saturday morning saying recent reports outlining an abusive environment in the school’s football program “are not reflective of the culture we seek to build here” and that he is […]

Tiger Tracker: Follow along as Tiger Woods looks to make the cut Friday at the PGA Championship

Tiger Tracker: Follow along as Tiger Woods looks to make the cut Friday at the PGA Championship

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Steve DiMeglio discusses the possible head-to-head showdown that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are currently planning. USA TODAY Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 2nd hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club.(Photo: Jeff Curry, USA TODAY Sports) Tiger Woods is […]

Felix Hernandez moved to bullpen by Mariners after 398 career starts for franchise

Felix Hernandez moved to bullpen by Mariners after 398 career starts for franchise

Seattle Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez has never pitched out of the bullpen. All 398 of his career appearances have been starts. That’s about to change. Hernandez, who entered Friday with a 5.73 ERA and 2.15 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 23 starts, is headed to the bullpen — at least for the time being: It’s official, Felix […]

49ers to honor Dwight Clark with statue, decal

49ers to honor Dwight Clark with statue, decal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers announced plans Wednesday to honor franchise legend Dwight Clark this season and beyond. Clark, who died in June after a battle with ALS, will be remembered this season with a decal on the 49ers’ helmets and on a more permanent basis by way of a statue outside […]

San Francisco 49ers release first unofficial depth chart

San Francisco 49ers release first unofficial depth chart

The San Francisco 49ers have released their first unofficial depth chart of the preseason, heading into Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys (10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT). The depth chart is compiled by 49ers communications and should not be viewed as a 100 percent accurate representation of how the coaches will line up […]

Astros continue to trip over themselves justifying Roberto Osuna acquisition

Astros continue to trip over themselves justifying Roberto Osuna acquisition

Last Monday, the Astros sent reliever Ken Giles and minor leaguers David Paulino and Hector Perez to the Blue Jays in exchange for Roberto Osuna. Osuna was in the midst of serving a 75-game suspension for a domestic violence incident in May. Osuna was arrested by Toronto police and charged with assault against his girlfriend. […]

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