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Latest: Official: At least 25 migrants in truck were Mexican

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A federal criminal complaint says the driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants in San Antonio told investigators he was unaware there were people inside until he parked. More>>

LEADING OFF: Stanton surges, Devers debuts, Gray auditions

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LEADING OFF: Stanton surges, Devers debuts, Gray auditions. More>>

Kershaw has back strain, not herniated disk like last season

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The Los Angeles Dodgers say they're encouraged that ace Clayton Kershaw's back problem doesn't seem as bad as his injury last year. More>>

Royals get pitchers Cahill, Maurer, Buchter from Padres

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The contending Kansas City Royals have acquired three pitchers from San Diego, getting starter Trevor Cahill, closer Brandon Maurer and reliever Ryan Buchter. The Royals gave up pitchers Matt Strahm and Travis Wood, minor leaguer Esteury Ruiz and cash. More>>

White Sox end 9-game slide with 3-1 win over Cubs

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Adam Engel and Matt Davidson homered and the White Sox snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the crosstown rival Cubs at Wrigley Field. More>>

Twins acquire LHP Jaime Garcia, Recker from Braves for Ynoa

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The Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran left-handed pitcher Jaime García, catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-hander Huascar Ynoa. More>>

Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heat

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Experts say the temperature inside a tractor-trailer where eight smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. More>>

Dramatic Scalise shooting audio appears in ad for Senate bid

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Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is using audio of last month's shooting involving GOP Whip Steve Scalise and other Republican congressmen in a campaign ad touting his support for gun rights. More>>

Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heat

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Experts say the temperature inside a tractor-trailer where nine smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. More>>

James A. Finley, longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, dies

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James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died. More>>

Dodgers lose injured Kershaw, beat Braves 5-4 in 10

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Logan Forsythe singled in the winning run with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers over the Atlanta Braves 5-4 to gain a split of the four-game series after Los Angeles lost injured starter Clayton Kershaw. More>>

LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Strasburg ailing; Cubs get boost

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LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Strasburg ailing; Cubs get boost. More>>

Contreras homers as Quintana, Cubs beat Cards, tie Brewers

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Willson Contreras homers as Jose Quintana, Chicago Cubs beat St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 and tie Brewers for first place. More>>

NL West-leading Dodgers lose Kershaw to DL with back injury

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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw left his start against the Atlanta Braves after two innings. More>>

LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Strasburg ailing; Cubs get boost

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LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Strasburg ailing; Cubs get boost. More>>

Yankees win first series in 6 weeks, beat Mariners 6-4

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The New York Yankees won a series for the first time in six weeks when Aroldis Chapman struck out Ben Gamel with a runner on to preserve a 6-4 victory over Seattle, their third win in four games against the Mariners this weekend. More>>

Nationals' Strasburg leaves game after 2 innings

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Washington standout right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Sunday's game after two innings. More>>

Dodgers trade reliever Sergio Romo to Rays

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded reliever Sergio Romo to the Tampa Bay Rays in a deal between playoff contenders. More>>

Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

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Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in the ever-tightening NL Central race. More>>

LEADING OFF: Quintana-Wacha at Wrigley, Kershaw aims at 16th

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LEADING OFF: Quintana-Wacha at Wrigley, Kershaw aims at 16th. More>>

Santana drives in go-ahead run, Brewers end 6-game skid

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Santana drives in winning run, Brewers end 6-game skid with 9-8 win over Phillies. More>>

Judge nearly leaves yard in Yankees' 5-1 win over Mariners

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Aaron Judge hit a colossal three-run homer that nearly left Safeco Field, and CC Sabathia allowed one run while pitching into the sixth inning of the New York Yankees' 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. More>>

Braves beat Dodgers 12-3 after Wood unravels in 1st loss

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Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia hit a grand slam off previously unbeaten Alex Wood to highlight Atlanta's 12-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. More>>

LEADING OFF: Trout vs Price; JD in desert; Wrigley rivalry

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LEADING OFF: Trout vs Price; JD in desert; Wrigley Field rivalry; McHugh makes season debut, Salazar also returns from DL. More>>

Arizona starts with 3 homers, finishes 6-5 win in the 9th

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The Arizona Diamondbacks opened the game with three straight home runs off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer and ended it with Brandon Drury's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 6-5 victory. More>>

D-backs open with back-to-back-to-back HRs

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David Peralta, A.J. Pollock and Jake Lamb hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for Arizona to start the first inning against Washington star Max Scherzer, the first time the Diamondbacks have started a game with three straight homers. More>>

Cardinals score 9 in 8th, cool off Cubs with 11-4 win

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St. Louis Cardinals score 9 in 8th inning, cool off Chicago Cubs with 11-4 win. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns

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LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns. More>>

Braves end Dodgers' 11-game winning streak with 6-3 victory

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Mike Foltynewicz and the Atlanta Braves finally cooled off the sizzling Los Angeles Dodgers with a 6-3 victory that snapped their 11-game winning streak. More>>

Polanco homers, Pirates beat Brewers 4-2 for 4-game sweep

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Gregory Polanco homered, Chris Stewart added three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with a 4-2 victory. More>>

AP source: Sandoval to sign minor league deal with Giants

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A person with knowledge of his plans tells The Associated Press that Pablo Sandoval plans to sign a minor league contract to return to the San Francisco Giants. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns

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LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns. More>>

Marlins trade RHP David Phelps to Mariners for 4 prospects

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Person familiar with situation says Marlins trade Phelps to Mariners for prospects. More>>

Dodgers win 11th straight, spoil Moncada's White Sox debut

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Kike Hernandez had two home runs to lead the surging Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-1 win in a rain-shortened game, spoiling the Chicago White Sox debut of top prospect Yoan Moncada. More>>

Arenado hits 3 homers, powers Rockies past Padres 18-4

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Nolan Arenado lined three homers as part of his five-hit afternoon and tied a career-high with seven RBIs, helping the Colorado Rockies complete a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with an 18-4 victory. More>>

LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals. More>>

Montgomery homers as Cubs beat Braves 8-2 for 6th straight

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Mike Montgomery throws 6 strong innings, hits first career HR to lead streaking Cubs to 8-2 win over Braves. More>>

Paxton, Gamel power Mariners to 4-1 win over Astros

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James Paxton had another strong start against Houston and rookie Ben Gamel powered the offense with a two-run homer to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-1 win over the Astros. More>>

LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals. More>>

Dodgers win 11th straight, spoil Moncada's White Sox debut

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Kike Hernandez had two home runs to lead the surging Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-1 win in a rain-shortened game, spoiling the Chicago White Sox debut of top prospect Yoan Moncada. More>>

Berrios, Twins top Yankees 6-1 for elusive home series win

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Miguel Sano hit a three-run home run, Jose Berrios went strong into the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat New York 6-1 to win their first home series against the Yankees in nine years. More>>

Pirates rookie Moroff beats Central-leading Brewers in 10th

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Max Moroff got his first career game-ending hit with a single in the 10th inning, pulling the Pittsburgh Pirates closer to the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-2 victory. More>>

Eager Yankees reinforcements embolden team for pennant drive

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The New York Yankees have ignited their pennant drive despite a midseason tailspin with a trio of major acqusitions. More>>

Cubs' Bryant leaves game with sprained finger on left hand

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Cubs' Bryant leaves game against the Braves with apparent injury to his left hand. More>>

Montgomery homers as Cubs beat Braves 8-2 for 6th straight

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Mike Montgomery throws 6 strong innings, hits first career HR to lead streaking Cubs to 8-2 win over Braves. More>>

Yankees get Frazier, Robertson, Kahnle from White Sox

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The New York Yankees have acquired infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox for reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects. More>>

Diamondbacks acquire All-Star OF JD Martinez from Tigers

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The Diamondbacks acquired star outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers for a package of prospects, hoping for a playoff boost. More>>

Ramirez homers in 15th after 1 am, Red Sox outlast Jays 5-4

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Hanley Ramirez hit drive out of Fenway Park in the 15th inning, giving the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in a rain-delayed game that ended after 1 a.m. More>>

Breezier All-Star game sees bump to 9.3 million viewers

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Baseball's breezier All-Star game saw a turn-around in viewership from last year's record low. More>>

Foul! NJ gov Christie catches ball at Mets game, gets booed

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Fans at the Cardinals-Mets game cheered when a man neatly caught a foul ball at Citi Field, until they realized it was New Jersey governor Chris Christie. More>>

Kershaw wins 15th, Dodgers top Chisox 1-0 for 10th W in row

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Clayton Kershaw pitched seven scoreless innings for his major league-leading 15th victory and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Chicago White Sox 1-0 for their 10th straight victory. More>>

LEADING OFF: Frazier, 2 more to Yanks; JD Martinez to Dbacks

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LEADING OFF: JD Martinez joins Diamondbacks, Gray auditions. More>>

Astros put shortstop Correa on 10-day DL with thumb injury

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All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb. More>>

Extra! Extra! Red Sox once again playing a lot of innings

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No rest lately for Dustin Pedroia and these Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox kept up their recent rash of playing extra extra innings when they went into the 15th against the Toronto Blue Jays. More>>

Brewers catcher Vogt out at least a month with sprained knee

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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt is out for at a least month with a sprained left knee following a collision at home plate. More>>

Pirates OF Starling Marte humbled in return from suspension

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Starling Marte insists he still isn't sure exactly how the illegal steroid that cost the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder an 80-game suspension got into his system. More>>

Buy or stand pat? Surprising Brewers weigh trade deadline

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The Milwaukee Brewers are weighing their options with the trade deadline approaching as they try to hold on to their lead in the National League Central. More>>

Catch This: Astros hold mock funeral for Beltran's glove

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Carlos Beltran hasn't used his glove in a game in more than two months. So the Houston Astros gathered around their teammate in center field and laid his mitt to rest, holding a mock funeral to send it off. More>>

LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Dodgers roll, Colon makes Twins debut

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LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Dodgers roll, Colon makes Twins debut. More>>

Houston All-Star Correa leaves game with thumb injury

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All-Star Carlos Correa has left the Houston Astros' game against the Seattle Mariners with a jammed left thumb. More>>

Red Sox manager Farrell says protest denied on play vs Yanks

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Red Sox manager John Farrell says Major League Baseball has denied Boston's protest over a bizarre play on the bases involving Matt Holliday of the New York Yankees last weekend. More>>

DeJong decks Mets again, Wainwright leads Cards to 6-3 win

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Paul DeJong homered against the New York Mets for the fourth straight game and Adam Wainwright hit an RBI double while winning his fourth consecutive start, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-3 victory. More>>

Yankees pitcher Pineda to have Tommy John surgery Tuesday

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New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is set to have Tommy John surgery this week, likely putting him out of action until at least late next year. More>>

Home plate umpire Chris Segal hit by Josh Donaldson's bat

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Home plate umpire Chris Segal stayed on his post after getting hit in the head by Josh Donaldson's bat in a game between the Blue Jays and Red Sox. More>>

Zimmerman sets franchise HR record, Nationals beat Reds 6-1

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Ryan Zimmerman set the Nationals' career home run record with a solo shot, and Bryce Harper connected again as Washington powered its way to a 6-1 victory and a four-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds. More>>

Underperforming Mets could be busy sellers at trade deadline

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When the season began, the New York Mets thought they'd be fighting for first place this time of year. More>>

Turner homers, Dodgers win 9th straight by beating Miami 3-2

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Justin Turner homered and singled to increase his batting average to .374, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to nine games by beating the Miami Marlins 3-2. More>>

Quintana dazzles in Cubs debut, fans 12 to beat Orioles 8-0

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Jose Quintana dazzled in his debut for the Chicago Cubs, striking out a season-high 12 in seven sharp innings to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 for a three-game sweep. More>>

LEADING OFF: Keuchel makes rehab start, Nats boost bullpen

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LEADING OFF: Keuchel makes rehab start, Nats boost bullpen. More>>

Stanton loses glove over wall on triple by Dodgers' Taylor

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Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton lost his glove over the wall while trying unsuccessfully to catch a triple by the Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor. More>>

Bob Wolff, versatile and longtime sportscaster, dies at 96

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Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports, has died at 96. Wolff broadcast the NFL's championship game, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals. More>>

Murphy's 2 homers lead Nationals to 14-4 rout of Reds

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Daniel Murphy hit two of Washington's five home runs and had five RBIs to lead the Washington Nationals to a 14-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds. More>>

Nats get Madson, Doolittle from A's for Treinen, prospects

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Looking to fortify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances, the Washington Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Blake Treinen and two prospects. More>>

Yankees top Red Sox 4-1 in 16th; Boston plays under protest

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Didi Gregorius lined a go-ahead single in the 16th inning and the New York Yankees outlasted the Boston Red Sox 4-1 in the longest game between the bitter rivals at Fenway Park since 1966. More>>

Bellinger hits for cycle as Wood, Dodgers beat Marlins 7-1

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Cody Bellinger became the first Dodgers rookie to hit for the cycle, and Alex Wood became the first Dodgers pitcher since at least 1913 to win his first 11 decisions in a season, helping the NL West leaders beat the Miami Marlins 7-1. More>>

LEADING OFF: Quintana debuts for Cubs, Yanks-Bosox play late

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LEADING OFF: Quintana debuts for Cubs, Yanks-Bosox twinbill. More>>

LA manager says Puig was wrong to confront Marlins pitcher

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An angry Yasiel Puig took several steps toward the mound after he was nearly hit by a pitch from Jose Urena in the first inning of Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins. More>>

Bellinger becomes 1st Dodgers rookie to hit for cycle

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Cody Bellinger became the first rookie in Dodgers history to hit for the cycle when he tripled in the seventh inning Saturday against the Miami Marlins. More>>

Red Sox put game under protest after strange play vs Yanks

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The Boston Red Sox are playing their game against the New York Yankees under protest after a strange play in the 11th inning at Fenway Park. More>>

Nationals pitcher Joe Ross to have Tommy John surgery

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Washington right-hander Joe Ross will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season. More>>

Puig hits 3-run homer in 9th to help Dodgers beat Miami 6-4

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Yasiel Puig hit his second homer of the game with two out in the ninth inning, and the three-run shot helped the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Miami 6-4 for their seventh consecutive victory. More>>

Chapman walks in winning run, Red Sox beat Yankees 5-4

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Aroldis Chapman walked in the winning run without recording an out in the ninth inning, handing the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees. More>>

Teams looking to boost lineup have options on trade market

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Teams looking to boost their offense have plenty of options on the trade market. More>>

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner back from crash, All-Stars aplenty

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LEADING OFF: Bumgarner back from crash, All-Stars aplenty. More>>

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner back from crash, All-Stars aplenty

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LEADING OFF: Bumgarner back from crash, All-Stars aplenty. More>>

Red Sox cut losses, designate Sandoval for assignment

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The Boston Red Sox have cut their losses with Pablo Sandoval and designated him for assignment. More>>

FANTASY PLAYS: Quintana's value after trade to Cubs

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FANTASY PLAYS: Quintana's value after trade to Cubs. More>>

Timely Tim: Tebow hits first pro walk-off HR for St. Lucie

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Tim Tebow hit the first game-ending home run of his pro baseball career, lifting the Class A St. Lucie Mets over the Daytona Tortugas 5-4 in a seven-inning game. More>>

LEADING OFF: Trout returns, Cubs try to start turnaround

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LEADING OFF: Trout returns, Cubs try to start turnaround. More>>

Cubs acquire Quintana in blockbuster trade with White Sox

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The Chicago Cubs have acquired ace Jose Quintana from the White Sox in a major trade between crosstown rivals. More>>

Francona rejoins Indians a week after heart procedure

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Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rejoined his team for an extended stay in Northern California, one week after undergoing a minor procedure for an irregular heartbeat. More>>

Panel says lawmakers may use campaign funds on home security

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The Federal Election Commission has voted 5-0 to let lawmakers use campaign funds to upgrade security systems at their homes after a House member was critically wounded in a shooting last month. More>>

LEADING OFF: Trout returns, Cubs try to start turnaround

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LEADING OFF: Trout returns, Cubs try to start turnaround. More>>

Streaking Dodgers enter 2nd half on pace to win 100 games

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The century mark is in sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into the second half of the season. More>>

Hurricanes: Owner Karmanos considers offer to sell team

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Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is considering selling the NHL team. More>>

Court: MLB committee can determine Nationals' rights fees

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Appellate court rules that committee of MLB owners and executives can determine amount of Nationals' TV rights fees. More>>

Dad of Red Sox minor leaguer faces drug, weapons charges

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The father of 2016 Boston Red Sox draft pick Jason Groome faces drug and weapons charges in New Jersey. More>>

Scalise undergoes surgery for infection, in fair condition

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise undergoes surgery for infection, in fair condition. More>>

Baseball chasing Dodgers, Astros on eve of second half

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Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros clear World Series favorites heading into 2nd half of season. More>>

Rookies dominated first half, others could shine soon

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Kyle Schwarber, Carlos Correa and Trea Turner each came up from the minors before the All-Star break and had a strong second half to catapult their teams into the postseason over the past two years. More>>

Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

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Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors. More>>

Is Darvish into last stretch with Rangers, his 1st MLB team?

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Japanese ace Yu Darvish could be going into his final stretch with the Texas Rangers. More>>

LEADING OFF: Another day to rest as trade deadline nears

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LEADING OFF: Another day to rest as trade deadline nears. More>>

LEADING OFF: Another day to rest as trade deadline nears

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LEADING OFF: Another day to rest as trade deadline nears. More>>

All-Star ratings up slightly from last year's record low

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All-Star ratings up slightly from last year's record low, with AL's 2-1, 10-inning win viewed by average of 9.28 million on Fox. More>>

Rockies chasing after 1st playoff appearance since 2009

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The Colorado Rockies are in prime position to make their first playoff appearance since 2009 despite a recent 5-13 plunge. More>>

Ex-Christie ally, Bridgegate mastermind avoids prison time

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The mastermind of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal faces sentencing. More>>

Forbes says Cowboys most valuable sports team, worth $4.2B

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Forbes says Dallas Cowboys remain most valuable pro sports franchise for second straight year. More>>

Cano 10th-inning homer gives AL 2-1 All-Star win

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Robinson Cano's 10th-inning homer off Wade Davis lifted the American League to a 2-1 All-Star win. More>>

It no longer counts: All-Star result won't matter in October

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Nelson Cruz's photo with umpire Joe West didn't affect the All-Star Game outcome, and won't affect the World Series either. More>>

Wounded congressman out of intensive care, remains serious

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, remains in serious condition at a Washington hospital but has been moved out of the intensive care unit. More>>

All-Star players remember late Marlins ace Jose Fernandez

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Players preparing for the All-Star Game at Marlins Park are remembering the late Jose Fernandez, whose locker serves as memorial to the late Miami Marlins ace. More>>

LEADING OFF: MLB sees how All-Star Game shows in TV ratings

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LEADING OFF: MLB sees how All-Star Game shows in TV ratings. More>>

Manfred: MLB open to more aggressively managing change

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With homers, strikeouts and game time at record levels, Manfred is open to making changes on field. More>>

Judge win draws most Home Run Derby viewers in nearly decade

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Aaron Judge's victory in All-Star Home Run Derby draws event's most viewers in nearly a decade. More>>

The Latest: Cano's homer in 10th gives AL a 2-1 All-Star win

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there are three viable bidding groups that are essentially in the same place pricewise in the Miami Marlins sale process. More>>

MLB looks to Harper, Trout, Judge to connect with fans

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Major League Baseball looks to Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Aaron Judge to connect with fans and compete with NFL and NBA stars for recognition. More>>

Take me out to the screen: Virtual reality baseball a hit

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Take me out to the screen: Virtual Reality baseball is a hit at FanFest, where fans get to feel what it's like to be Buster Posey catching pitches _ without the pain of snatching major league tosses. More>>

Former baseball star Livan Hernandez files for bankruptcy

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Former major league pitcher Livan Hernandez has filed for bankruptcy in Florida, claiming debts of up to a million dollars. More>>

With All-Star win, AL can pull into series tie with NL

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With a win in the All-Star Game, the AL can pull into a series tie with the NL. More>>

All rise as Judge smashes his way to Home Run Derby title

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Aaron Judge dominated the All-Star Home Run Derby in the same manner he has smashed his way through his rookie season, hitting drives up to 513 feet and beating Minnesota's Miguel Sano 11-10 in the final. More>>

LEADING OFF: Judge, AL try to even All-Star rivalry, at last

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LEADING OFF: Judge, AL try to even All-Star rivalry, at last. More>>

AL's Chris Sale, NL's Max Scherzer to start All-Star Game

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Chris Sale will become the first pitcher to make consecutive All-Star starts representing different teams, with the Boston ace opening Tuesday for the American League and Washington's Max Scherzer on the mound for the National League. More>>

Maddon only one from World Series champs at All-Star Game

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Joe Maddon is the only member of Chicago Cubs' first World Series champions since 1908 to be at All-Star Game. More>>

The Latest: Aaron Judge wins the Home Run Derby

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Giancarlo Stanton will defend his Home Run Derby title short on sleep. More>>

From .179 to the All-Star Game: The climb of Aaron Judge

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Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is set for his All-Star debut, still inspired by hitting .179 in his first small taste of the majors a year ago. More>>

House official: Threats to lawmakers spike in 2017

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The chief law enforcement official for the House tells federal officials that the U.S. Capitol Police have already investigated more threats to members of Congress than in all of 2016. More>>

Unpopular Christie turns to sports talk, calls fan 'a bum'

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The first poll released since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was photographed lounging on a beach closed to the public shows his approval rating is holding steady at a dismal 15 percent. More>>

Mike Trout slated to return to Angels' lineup Friday

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Mike Trout will return to the Los Angeles Angels' lineup Friday after missing 39 games with an injured thumb. More>>

Vin Scully to receive Icon Award at The ESPYS

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Vin Scully will receive the Icon Award at the EPSY Awards, with actor Bryan Cranston presenting the honor given to those whose careers have left a lasting impression on the sports world. More>>

Freeland loses no-hit bid in 9th, Rockies top White Sox 10-0

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Hometown rookie Kyle Freeland came within two outs of the first no-hitter by a Rockies pitcher at Coors Field before surrendering a sharp single over the infield to Melky Cabrera as Colorado beat the Chicago White Sox 10-0. More>>

Braun capable of strong 2nd half _ if he can stay healthy

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Milwaukee leads the NL Central despite minimal contributions from slugger Ryan Braun, and he's capable of a big second half if he can stay healthy. More>>

LEADING OFF: Stanton, Judge set for All-Star Home Run Derby

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LEADING OFF: Stanton, Judge set for All-Star Home Run Derby. More>>

Correa, Altuve, Astros batter Blue Jays 19-1 for 60th win

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Carlos Correa homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs as the Houston Astros romped into the All-Star break, battering the Toronto Blue Jays 19-1. More>>

Kershaw tosses 6-hitter, Dodgers beat Royals 5-2 for sweep

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Clayton Kershaw tossed a six-hitter to become the majors' first 14-game winner, Justin Turner homered twice, and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2. More>>

Honeywell helps US tops World 7-6 in All-Star Futures Game

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Houston Astros prospect Derek Fisher scored the first run and hit a two-run double to lead a well-balanced United States side past the World team 7-6 in the All-Star Futures Game. More>>

Pitbull, Hudson, Kravitz performing at All-Star events

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Pitbill, Jennifer Hudson and Lenny Kravitz are among the artists performing at events surrounding baseball's All-Star Game in Miami. More>>

All-Star Fulmer outlasts Kluber as Tigers top Indians 5-3

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Fulmer outshines fellow All-Star Kluber as Tigers down Indians 5-3. More>>

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