When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market. Every team faces the fickle nature of relief pitching - that combination of factors that makes it difficult to predict how late-inning pitchers will perform season to season. Relievers generally aren't as consistent as starters or hitters, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial began on Monday with opening statements in which jurors were asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen moviegoers in 2012, or a calculating mass murderer who deserves execution.
Matthew Pouliot offers up his thoughts on Josh Hamilton, Alex Guerrero and a handful of closing situations in his latest tour around the league.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) - Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican budget negotiators on Monday reached a compromise deal for the first joint House-Senate budget in six years, one that seeks to boost military spending while calling for deep cuts to social programs to eliminate deficits in a decade.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had received a letter from her Indonesian counterpart late on Monday advising her of the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers and offering no hope of a reprieve.
Truck drivers who haul goods from docks at the nation's busiest seaport complex walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their earnings and employment status, but port officials said the impact on international commerce appeared to be minimal.
When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe goes to the White House on Tuesday, he’s likely to get an earful on one topic: cars.
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