Gerrit Cole responds to Gleyber Torres’ 2019 Astros allegations

TAMPA — Gerrit Cole met Gleyber Torres for the first time Monday, which was the same day the Yankees’ shortstop strongly accused last year’s Astros, which Cole helped pitch to the World Serie…

Houston Astros players heckled by fans during batting practice at spring training

Houston Astros players received a cold welcome as they participated in batting practice at their spring training facility in Florida on Monday.

'Every single' Houston Astros player 'needs a beating,' Braves outfielder Nick Markakis says

The Houston Astros need to experience some retaliation over their cheating scandal, Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis said Tuesday.

Fan taunts Astros by banging trash can during batting practice

One bang on the trash can for a curveball, two for a changeup, 11 for … shame? A fan arrived at the Astros’ spring training complex Monday to deliver a reminder of their past, just in t…

Braves’ Nick Markakis: Cheating Astros players ‘need a beating’

Nick Markakis wants the Astros to experience more than just chin music this season. “I feel like every single guy over there needs a beating,” the Braves outfielder said Tuesday in resp…

Sportsbooks try capitalizing on players’ Astros anger with plunking odds

Sportsbooks are predicting a lot of retaliation against Astros batters this season. In the wake of the Astros sign-stealing scandal, bookmakers such as William Hill are taking bets on the number of…

The Pen: Rob Manfred basically admits MLB can’t be trusted to police cheating

MLB looked into sign-stealing complaints about the Astros before Mike Fiers blew the whistle and found nothing. So how will it stop the next cheating scandal?

‘I got the US visa… now there’s fire in my belly’: Chinese UFC champ Zhang beats coronavirus fears,

The UFC’s first Chinese champion Zhang Weili says she has “fire in her belly” after overcoming potential coronavirus problems to obtain a US visa, setting her up for her title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk in Las Vegas.

Vunipola ruled out of England vs Ireland due to family reasons

Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of England’s Six Nations encounter this Sunday against Ireland after the Saracens prop travelled to Tonga due to "family reasons". Eddie Jones named a 33-man squad for their third match of this year’s Six Nations, with Vunipola the notable omission. With the loosehead prop unavailable and definitely out of this week

Borussia Dortmund's free-scoring wunderkinds train sights on PSG in Champions League last 16 showdow

Bolstered by two of the game's hottest teenage properties in Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, can Borussia Dortumund's youngster's make a statement against Neymar and co. when Paris Saint-Germain come to town on Tuesday evening?

Frank Lampard: VAR decisions 'soul destroying' for Chelsea fans

The video assistant referee (VAR) "didn't get it right" in Chelsea's loss against Manchester United and it was "soul destroying" for the fans, says Blues boss Frank Lampard.

Tennis: Plenty of positives for Clijsters despite Dubai comeback...

Kim Clijsters says there was much to be pleased about in her comeback match against Garbine Muguruza after the Belgian matched the pace and intensity of the Australian Open finalist before losing 6-2 ...