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Chicago gangsters outnumber cops 10 to 1 as spike in crime reaches fever pitch

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The figures come from the police pension board, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times. It shows that between January and June, some 363 officers called it quits, and another 56 were expected to retire this month.  ...

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani set to pitch, bat leadoff in All-Star Game: ‘This is what the fans wanna see’

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Ohtani was the only player to be selected to hit and pitch in an All-Star Game as he leads the league with 33 home runs and is 4-1 with a 3.49 ERA in 13 starts on the mound. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . ...

UFC star Derrick Lewis tosses head-scratching first pitch before Astros game

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Lewis threw out the first pitch before the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday and while he didn’t exactly pull a 50 Cent or Mariah Carey, the delivery wasn’t great. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . ...

Vanderbilt eliminates Stanford on walk-off wild pitch to keep College World Series hopes alive

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The Commodores entered the ninth inning of the elimination game against the Cardinals down one run. With two runners on base and two outs, Enrique Bradfield Jr. singled home Javier Vaz to tie the game. The hit moved ...

Rox win on wild pitch in 11th; Texas’ 13th road loss in row

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McMahon started the inning on second base, moved to third on a groundout and raced home when Martin (0-2) bounced a pitch to Brendan Rodgers that got away from catcher Jonah Heim. "I don’t think it was a mistake on B...

White House attests ‘rise in hate’ despite Biden pitch as ‘unity’ president

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During an appearance on CNN’s "State of Union," Cedric Richmond, the senior adviser to the president, appeared to blame "dangerous rhetoric" about the coronavirus pandemic during the Trump administration for the upti...

Column: 1st rule of baseball is 1st basemen don’t pitch

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And, no, he's never read the unwritten rules of baseball. He can’t, because, well, they’re unwritten. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Tony La Russa seems to know them anyway, which isn’t surprising. And La Ru...

Padres score on wild pitch to beat Rockies 2-1 in 10 innings

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The Padres have a five-game winning streak and have won eight of their last nine. San Diego’s 26 victories tie San Francisco for the most in the majors. Bard (1-3) threw a high pitch on a 3-2 count to Trent Grisham t...

La Russa says Mercedes made mistake hitting HR on 3-0 pitch

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The 76-year-old Hall of Fame manager said he was yelling for Mercedes to take. Instead, the rookie drove the 47-mph eephus pitch deep to center for his sixth homer — and touched off yet another debate about baseball'...

Mets’ Kevin Pillar shares update after getting hit in face by pitch vs. Braves

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Pillar was up with the bases loaded when he took a 94 mph pitch to the face from Braves pitcher Jacob Webb. Somehow, Pillar was able to get up and walk back to the dugout under his own power. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPOR...

Mets’ Kevin Pillar gets hit in the face by a pitch, social media reacts to scary scene

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In the top of the seventh inning, Pillar came up to bat with the bases loaded and quickly fell behind 1-2 in the count with two outs. On the very next pitch, Braves pitcher Jacob Webb let the ball get away from him, ...

Wild pitch in the 9th lifts Athletics past Twins 7-6

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Laureano hit a one-out single off reliever Taylor Rogers (0-2) in the ninth. Matt Olson followed with a grounder back to the mound, but Rogers’ throw skipped off the glove of third baseman Josh Donaldson, who was cov...

Straw scores on wild pitch in 11th, Astros beat Rangers 4-3

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After the Rangers loaded the bases with an intentional walk to Alex Bregman that brought up Chas McCormick, reliever Brett Martin (0-1) uncorked a 1-2 pitch that bounced away, and Straw raced home from third. "I was ...

Seth Rogen recalls Tom Cruise trying to pitch Scientology to him: ‘Dodged that bullet’

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The star recently appeared on Howard Stern's radio show and opened up about visiting the actor's home for a meeting about him making a foray into comedy, and was asked to listen to a pitch about his religion, Sciento...

After Cheney ouster, Stefanik promises ‘disciplined, unified message’ in pitch for leadership post

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"I strongly believe that one of the most important qualities in any leader is the commitment and ability to listen," Stefanik, R-N.Y., wrote in a letter to colleagues, formally announcing her candidacy for the leader...

Biden visits Virginia schools as latest part of economic pitch

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are visiting an elementary school and community college in Virginia on Monday to promote his sweeping economic proposals and how they would benefit schools if signed int...