MELBOURNE, Australia — The worst part might have been the telephone conversation — CiCi Bellis and her mother on one end of the line, a doctor on the other — to go over the plan for one in a series of operations to rebuild the 20-year-old American tennis player’s right arm.
NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson’s sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could very well become part of New Orleans' pro sports lore — even if the final score won't.
SEATTLE — Two years ago, Kyle Lewis stood as the Mariners’ lone prospect worthy of high-level recognition by those who measure such things, specifically Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects in baseball.
SEATTLE — With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to spring training Feb. 12, and position players reporting five days later, the Mariners released a list of players who are not on their 40-man roster receiving invitations to major-league spring training.
NEW YORK — Derek Jeter and Larry Walker rarely crossed paths during their time in the major leagues.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning is ending a 16-year NFL career that saw him recognized as a great quarterback, a leader, a solid citizen and the man who led the New York Giants back into prominence with two Super Bowl titles.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward jogged through the end zone, stretched out his right arm and made a one-handed catch to start Pro Bowl practice Wednesday.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open.
DETROIT — Derek Jeter's election to the Hall of Fame marked the seventh straight year with at least one first-ballot honoree.
NEW YORK — Known for two decades as No. 2, Derek Jeter is now linked to the number 1 — as in, who was the lone Hall of Fame voter who didn’t put a check mark next to his name?
RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner will not play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl so he can rest his ailing knee, coach Pete Carroll confirmed Tuesday in an interview with NFL Network.
SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods won’t have to wait until he’s 50 to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame.
SEATTLE — For the first time in his career, Felix Hernandez will go to spring training with an organization other than the Seattle Mariners.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Her Grand Slam losing streak up to four matches, Maria Sharapova surely was aware questions about her future would be coming.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal says he's thinking about his next opponent ... and his next practice session ... and trying to recreate the superb tennis he played in his straight-set victory in the Australian Open's first round.
RENTON, Wash. — According to a report by Brady Henderson of ESPN, Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin will be playing in the Pro Bowl.
PORTLAND — After setting a Portland record with 61 points, Damian Lillard knew exactly who held the old mark.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The 2019 season for the Green Bay Packers marked the dawn of a new era.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — As the celebration raged in the victorious 49ers locker room, general manager John Lynch showed off a “Mobile to Miami” T-shirt that symbolized the turnaround in San Francisco.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Everyone had the same question when the Australian Open draw was revealed: What were the odds that Coco Gauff and Venus Williams would face each other again in the first round at a Grand Slam tournament?
Andy Reid revitalized the Kansas City Chiefs the same way he did with the Philadelphia Eagles.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Coach Kyle Shanahan received the NFC championship trophy from his Super Bowl-winning father Mike and raised it to the sky.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Kansas City Chiefs into their first Super Bowl since 1970.
NEW YORK — Technology unleashed baseball’s Analytics Era, and now it’s holding the sport prisoner.
SEATTLE — Days after completing a new collective bargaining agreement, the WNBA released an expanded 2020 schedule that increases the regular season from 34 to 36 games.
NEW YORK — Carlos Beltrán, called out on a curveball again.
SEATTLE — The question many Seahawks fans asked themselves throughout the 2019 season — and never more so than during Sunday’s 28-23 loss at Green Bay in the divisional round — is one the Seahawks say they will spend the offseason asking themselves, as well.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Get ready for Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams, Part II.
King Henry is running wild in the postseason.
NEW YORK — Stealing signals.
HOUSTON — After getting off to a disappointing start this season, the Portland Trail Blazers are focused on playing much better going forward.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Davante Adams obsesses about being great.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — One of the first things defensive end Nick Bosa noticed about his new team was it probably shouldn’t have been picking second overall in the NFL draft. The team, on paper, was better than its record.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — 49ers tight end George Kittle wasn’t on the practice field Wednesday due to an ankle injury, the team announced.
Alex Cora was an extraordinarily successful bench coach and manager, winning consecutive World Series titles with two different franchises.
NEW YORK — While the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox took decisive action in jettisoning their managers after Major League Baseball concluded they were involved in a nefarious sign stealing scandal, the New York Mets have stayed silent on Carlos Beltrán’s future.
LAS VEGAS — Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way.
PHOENIX — If Major League Baseball really wants to stop its teams from electronically stealing signs, it might consider fighting technology with more technology.
SEATTLE — Serena Williams, the women’s tennis icon who has won 23 major tournaments, will be on the five-player U.S. team for its Fed Cup qualifying battle against Latvia at Everett’s Angel of the Winds Arena on Feb. 7-8.
SEATTLE — The WNBA and its players union reached a tentative labor agreement on Tuesday that Storm star Sue Bird called “historic” due to its potential to change the financial landscape of women’s professional sports.
BOSTON — Alex Cora has already been identified as a ringleader in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros.
RENTON, Wash. — When the Seattle Seahawks head into free agency, it’s clear where their focus will need to be.
RENTON, Wash. — The end of an NFL season is followed the next day by players cleaning out their lockers, holding exit interviews with coaches, being examined by trainers one last time, then heading out the door into the offseason.
RENTON, Wash. — In a year Seattle’s defense was as penetrable as any since coach Pete Carroll’s first year in 2010, the Seahawks could at least depend on one thing — creating turnovers.
SEATTLE — As the Sounders open training camp for the 2020 season today, the biggest player isn’t on the field.
HOUSTON — The Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Tamika Catchings and Lauren Jackson headline the list of 12 finalists Thursday for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Instead of fretting about how close they were to what might have been the greatest comeback in team history — a dropped pass here, a controversial spot of the ball there — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll preferred to think about how far they had come.