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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis left-hander Jaime Garcia is unlikely to be ready to pitch at the start of the season, but Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak won't completely rule out the possibility.
Garcia will be returning to the Cardinals' spring training camp after Dr. James Andrews did not find any structural damage in the pitcher's throwing shoulder.
Mozeliak said Wednesday that Garcia will receive a cortisone injection at Andrews' office...
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Raymond Felton is determined to keep personal turmoil from affecting what was already his most trying season professionally.
A day after his arrest on felony weapons charges, Felton returned to practice with the New York Knicks on Wednesday, saying that was "not a distraction" to the team.
Felton spoke for less than a minute and did not take questions. He thanked family, friends and teammates for their support and insisted his...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout has his first seven-figure contract. Up ahead is what figures to be a nine-figure deal.
"It feels good," Trout said Wednesday after agreeing to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
The salary is the highest for a one-year major league contract for a player not yet eligible for arbitration who wasn't coming to the big leagues from Japan or Cuba or wasn't required to have a larger amount because of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Collins hasn't even worn his No. 98 jersey in a game yet, and already it's a big seller.
Collins had four of the top five selling jersey items Wednesday on NBAStore.com, the day the NBA's first openly gay player was to wear the jersey in a game for the first time at Portland. His home and road replica jerseys, the women's replica road jersey and the men's T-shirt with number on it were top in their categories. A LeBron James item led the fifth...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drew Gooden has signed his 10-day contract with the Washington Wizards.
The veteran forward joined the Wizards at Wednesday's practice and will be available for Thursday's game against the Toronto Raptors.
Gooden agreed to the deal Tuesday. The Wizards were in need of frontcourt depth after losing forward Nene to a sprained left MCL.
Nene is expected to be sidelined about six weeks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scottie Pippen has filed a countersuit against a Southern California man who claims the former Chicago Bulls star assaulted him at a sushi restaurant last year.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1dzzge5 ) says the cross-complaint filed this month alleges 49-year-old Camran Shafighi cursed at Pippen using racial slurs, spat on him and his children and threatened to kill him.
Pippen's suit calls for unspecified damages....
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James says his new protective mask is hot, uncomfortable and prone to fogging up. Plus, as teammate Dwyane Wade pointed out, it looks weird.
So James is in the market for design suggestions.
"I've been talking to Marvel Comics for the last couple of days, and DC Comics, to try to come up with one of the greatest masks of all time," James said with a chuckle Wednesday. "So we'll see what happens."
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky says he's over the disappointment of Russia's Olympic failure in hockey. Now he's committed to getting the Columbus Blue Jackets into the playoffs.
"Right now I feel pretty good. It's already behind us," he said. "Right after the games, I felt empty and I felt bad. But that's already past."
Bobrovsky and three Blue Jackets on the Russian team arrived back in Columbus a week ago and have had plenty of...