- Pirates edge Braves to clinch playoff spot
Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
- Bumgarner-led Giants send Pirates packing
Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game.
- Cowboys' Spillman faces sexual assault claim
Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the team's hotel last month, according to Grapevine, Texas police.
- WR Smith rips Panthers GM: It was personal
Steve Smith blasted Carolina GM David Gettleman during a radio interview Wednesday, criticizing the manner in which he was released by the Panthers earlier this year.