Goldschmidt leaves Diamondbacks for birth of his first child

DENVER (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has left the team to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's first child.

Goldschmidt left Denver for Phoenix on a flight late Tuesday...

Pirates' Aramis Ramirez greeted warmly back in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Getting traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle of a pennant race hasn't changed third baseman Aramis Ramirez's mind about retirement.

Ramirez said on Wednesday that he couldn't...

Latest on US Open: Nadal wins in straight sets in 2nd round

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

7 p.m.

Rafael Nadal got past the second round at this Grand Slam tournament.

The 14-time major champion was pushed Wednesday by...

Fan at Fenway Park hurt trying for foul, leaves on stretcher

BOSTON (AP) — A fan at Fenway Park has been taken away on a stretcher after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball.

The accident occurred Wednesday during the seventh inning of a game between the...

Former Bears LB Briggs says he plans to retire

CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears reach the Super Bowl, plans to retire.

Briggs said Wednesday during CSN Chicago's broadcast of the Cubs' game against...

Wing, Berry in tight battle for Steelers punter

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the final game of the regular season with only one real starting spot up for grabs.

Punters Brad Wing and Jordan Berry have been in a heated competition for the...

Pujols hits 35th home run as Angels take series from A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a two-run drive to make him one of four players with 10 career 35-homer seasons, and the Los Angeles Angels jumped on AL ERA leader Sonny Gray from the start to beat the...

Natioanals' Strasburg won't make next scheduled start

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stephen Strasburg won't make his next scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Friday.

Strasburg was limited to four innings by upper back tightness his last outing. The right-hander...