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MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 major league seasons, six All-Star games, three Gold Glove awards, three batting titles and 2,123 career hits, all with his hometown Minnesota Twins.

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EAGAN, Minn. — The physical attributes Danielle Hunter has used to amass his league-leading total of 11½ sacks this season are so ideal that some of his Minnesota Vikings teammates have taken to calling him “Create-A-Player,” the feature on Madden NFL that allows gamers to concoct the seemin…

GREEN BAY — Every year, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy nips any playoff talk in the bud by saying it’s not a topic of conversation until the team wins 10 games.

NEW YORK — Milwaukee's Christian Yelich is the favorite for National League MVP, and Colorado's Nolan Arenado and Chicago's Javier Baez also were revealed as other two top vote-getters when the Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed the finalists for its major awards Monday night.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — Tom Brady threw for 294 yards and a touchdown, and James White ran for two scores to lead the New England Patriots to a 31-17 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.

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Bob Gibson outduels Denny McLain in the World Series opener 4-0 and the teams go on to a seventh game with the Tigers taking a 4-1 win behind Mickey Lolich and Jim Northrup’s 2-run triple in the seventh. The win was the third of the series for Lolich and he is named MVP.