Firing Line getting mellow after Derby

Baltimore, MD ( – A little peace and quiet is being enjoyed by Kentucky Derby runner-up Firing Line at Churchill Downs. Owned by Arnold Zetcher and trained by Simon Callaghan, Firing Line walked under the shedrow for approximately 30 minutes Monday morning. “He’s doing really well. Even the first day after the race, he was

At the Net: Coric looks like the real deal

Philadelphia, PA ( – As I gaze into my crystal ball, I can see Croatia’s Borna Coric as a future world No 1. He’s only 18, but Coric is already the youngest player in the ATP’s Top 100 at a career-high No. 53 as we speak. Coric, who stunned Rafael Nadal at the Swiss Indoors

McIlroy remains in firm control of No. 1 ranking

Philadelphia, PA ( – Among the best in the world at last week’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play, Rory McIlroy emerged victorious with a 4 & 2 win over Gary Woodland on Sunday, which allowed McIlroy to tighten his grip even more on the No. 1 ranking in the world. McIlroy improved 1.41 average points and is

Brewers name Counsell manager

Milwaukee, WI ( – The Milwaukee Brewers named Craig Counsell as their new manager on Monday. A former Brewer, Counsell replaces Ron Roenicke, who was fired just 25 games into the season on Sunday. Counsell doesn’t have any managerial experience at any level, but has been with the Brewers’ front office since 2012 as a

Orlando’s Molino to miss rest of season with ACL injury

Orlando, FL ( – Orlando City SC forward Kevin Molino will miss the remainder of the 2015 season after tearing his ACL in a friendly with Brazilian side Ponte Preta on Saturday. The 24-year-old went down just 16 minutes into the contest holding his right knee, and after undergoing tests, the extend of the injury

Benzema to miss Madrid’s CL clash with Juve

Madrid, Spain ( – Real Madrid revealed on Monday that the club has left striker Karim Benzema off the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal first leg at Juventus because of a knee injury. Benzema injured ligaments in his right knee in last month’s Champions League quarterfinal clash with Atletico Madrid. And although the Frenchman

Murray outlasts Kohlschreiber for first clay-court title

Munich, Germany ( – Andy Murray has finally added a clay- court title to his impressive resume. The two-time Grand Slam champion waited an extra day because of rain, then outlasted Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in a 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) victory in Monday’s final of the BMW Open. Murray had never even been to

Seattle Mariners (10-15) at LA Angels of Anaheim (11-14), 10:05 p.m. (ET)

( – Felix Hernandez tries to become the first pitcher in the American League to five wins on Monday when Seattle opens a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium. Hernandez won his third straight start on Wednesday in Texas, as he held the Rangers to a pair of runs

Texas Rangers (8-16) at Houston Astros (18-7), 8:10 p.m. (ET)

( – The Houston Astros go after an 11th straight win on Monday when they open a three-game series with the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park. Houston ran its winning streak to double digits in dramatic fashion on Sunday, as Evan Gattis hit a tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth to

Martinez aims for fourth straight win with Cubs in town

( – Former reliever Carlos Martinez has quickly erased any doubts that he can be a capable starter for the St. Louis Cardinals. The young right-hander brings a three-start winning streak into Monday’s opener of a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs. Martinez began his St. Louis career with 78 appearances over the previous two