Chicago Cubs hire Joe Maddon as manager, fire Rick Renteria

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball's best managers....

A day after World Series, Sandoval and Shields among 121 free agents hitting the market

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players became free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants....

Alex Rodriguez's season-long suspension ends and he's restored to Yankees' 40-man roster
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez's season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended....

Royals come up just short in World Series, point toward next season amid greater expectations

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction....

Chevy makes the best of executive's nervous World Series MVP presentation

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DETROIT (AP) -- Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors....

Lawyer seeks to bar Curtis from questioning students the former Tigers player sexually abused
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A lawyer representing four current and former Lakewood High School girls who have sued ex-Detroit Tigers player Chad Curtis for sexually abusing them has asked a judge to bar Curtis from questioning them....

World Series star Madison Bumgarner a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts....

Royals' Gordon watches dream run end from third base in 9th inning as Giants win World Series

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey....

Column: Bumgarner the star, but Bochy should get his due after a third World Series title

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The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game....

With 3rd World Series championship in 5 years, Giants certainly will earn dynasty distinction

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager....






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