Terry Francona will not return to the Red Sox in 2012, the team announced Friday. The reason might have less to do with Terry Francona than the Red Sox team that has changed around him.
Baseball playoffs: The Rays and Rangers get the 2011 MLB postseason under way Friday afternoon in Texas, followed by the Yankees and Tigers. The National League playoffs start on Saturday.
Take this 12-question test to gauge your knowledge of baseball’s postseason since the playoffs era began. If you get nine or more answers right, we consider you a true all-star.
It was 50 years ago, on Oct. 1, that Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run mark by hitting his record-breaking 61st home run on the 1961 season’s final game. Only 23,154 witnessed the the solo shot in Yankee Stadium. Maris is surely the least known of baseball’s greatest sluggers. Test your own Maris knowledge with this quiz.
Wasn’t this sort of thing supposed to be a part of the Red Sox past? Bill Buckner’s booted ground ball? A “Curse of the Bambino” and World Series futility for over 86 years?
You know the sports gods are looking the other way when your only recourse is to root for your sworn enemy to save you. For Red Sox Nation, it's going to be a long winter.
Joe Namath is the only quarterback to lead the Jets to a Super Bowl title, but current Jets head coach Rex Ryan takes exception to recent comments about his team by Joe Namath.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was injured last week against the 49ers. The Redskins defense will bring pressure against the Dallas Cowboys offense in Monday night's game.
Michael Vick reached the NFL Pro Bowl three times while playing quarterback for the Falcons. Sunday night, Michael Vick and his new team, the Eagles, fell to earth in Atlanta.
Mariano Rivera is one of the best relief pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball. The Yankees helped Mariano Rivera reach a special mark Tuesday night in Seattle.
Monday Night Football kicks off the 2011 season with the Dolphins hosting the Patriots and the Raiders facing the Broncos. ESPN recently announced an extension of their Monday Night Football television deal with the NFL, worth some $15 billion.
The Pool Stage is the initial round of competition in the Rugby World Cup. At the conclusion of this round, two teams (a winner and a runner-up) will advance to the next stage, or "quarter-finals." There are four pools - A, B, C and D, and it is widely anticipated that the top seeds in those pools: New Zealand, England, Australia and South Africa respectively, will move to the next round.
The Rugby World Cup, which takes place every four years, commences in New Zealand Friday. It is being broadcast by NBC/Universal and can also be streamed on the internet at RugbyWorldCup.com
The Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints launch the NFL's lucrative new season. But even as the TV money pours in, a challenge looms: how to keep fans in their seats – at stadiums.
Serena Williams overcame windy conditions and a tough opponent Monday in the fourth round of the US Open. No. 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki, along with Serena Williams, will go on to the quarterfinals, expected to be played Wednesday.
US Open: Serena Williams wasn't on the court very long Tuesday night. Neither was Caroline Wozniacki as the US Open continues on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova had to use all three sets in her opening match Monday. The US Open tennis tournament, featuring Maria Sharapova and a host of other stars, is off and running in New York.
New York hosts the annual Grand Slam tennis finale, the US Open, Aug. 29-Sept. 11. Defending champions Rafael Nadal of Spain and Kim Clijsters of The Netherlands will be among the players looking to take home some of a record $23.7 million in prize money. Check your knowledge of the Open by taking this quiz.
Michael Vick was in prison on a dogfighting conviction three years ago. Now, the Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly reached agreement on a contract that will pay Michael Vick $100 million over the next six years.
Hurricane Irene: The approaching hurricane brings out 'storm surfers,' those who crave the bigger, more dangerous waves not usually found on the East Coast.