Bautista’s bat flip made Joey Bats a polarizing name

He’s the face of Blue Jays baseball, front and center in every poster around Toronto. He’s a six-time All-Star who regularly engages with fans from his robust social media following. “I’m not lately,” Bautista said during batting practice before Game…

Trevor Cahill and Miguel Montero add another play to Cubs postseason lore

The Chicago Cubs added yet another signature play to their morbid postseason history when reliever Trevor Cahill bounced in a curveball which escaped catcher. It happened in the sixth inning, and while the Mets scored two more runs in the…

Royals’ bullpen supplies the underbelly to another victory

The internal skeleton of every architectural wonder is a rarely seen yet necessary element, supplying the broad shoulders where the grand facade can rest. That internal skeleton for the Kansas City Royals is with its bullpen, a group not only strong enough…

Weird, wacky Wrigley night has Mets on brink of Fall Classic

Heck, we witnessed a postseason game Tuesday at Wrigley where the baseball gods appeared to wreak all sorts of havoc. It just didn’t happen to be the kind of havoc conducive to the home team busting up any curses or…

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini hits out at media following criticism

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini says he is sick of the constant criticism he has had to face this season, suggesting the Italian media are doing all they can to undermine his efforts. Inter won their opening five games of…

Yaya Toure says Lionel Messi is the best he’s ever played alongside

Yaya Toure says Lionel Messi is the best footballer he’s ever played alongside, saying the Barcelona star can back up his prematch jests to embarrass opponents. Manchester City midfielder Toure played alongside Messi at the Camp Nou from 2007-2010. He…

Raheem Sterling and Georginio Wijnaldum hot property in fantasy

Norwich City’s supporters made the unholy 515-mile round trip to Newcastle on Sunday to witness their team boss possession (56-44 percent) and out-shoot their opponents 18-11 only to be on the end of a 6-2 stuffing. Georginio Wijnaldum (£6.8m) racked up…

W2W4: Wednesday’s UCL fixtures

No man prefers to sleep two in a bed. In fact, you would a good deal rather not sleep with your own brother. I don’t know how it is, but people like to be private when they are sleeping. And…

Ranking Europe’s most valuable kits

We’ve already researched and ranked all 20 Premier League teams and their kit maker/sponsorship deals. How do the top 10 clubs in the rest of Europe rate? And how do they measure up when compared to their English rivals?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan set to miss Borussia Dortmund trip to Azerbaijan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to miss Borussia Dortmund‘s Europa League trip to Azerbaijan because of security concerns, the club have said. Dortmund face Azerbaijani club Gabala in the Europa League on Thursday, but are likely to leave the Armenian midfielder…