Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
When Colts owner Jim Irsay decided to rebuild the team after the 2011 season, he insisted on finding the right balance.
Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2 -hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

Professional

  • World Series capsule
    Series: Best of 7 Schedule (All games 8:07 p.m.): Game 1, today, at Kansas City; Game 2, Wednesday, at Kansas City; Game 3, Friday, at San Francisco; Game 4, Saturday, at San Francisco; x-Game 5, Sunday, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 6, Oct. 28, at Kansas City; x-Game 7, Oct.
  • Nugent-Hopkins' goal gives Oilers 1st win
    EDMONTON, Alberta — Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season.
  • Steelers rally past stunned Texans
    PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night.
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