Jason Hammel

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

For roaming Raiders, the future has arrived

It’s Oakland’s luck. Just when the Raiders threaten to be good again,…


A's starter Scott Kazmir could be headed to the Chicago Cubs — along with the versatile Ben Zobrist — before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A’s lose again, trade rumors mount

As the sun continues to fade on the Athletics in the West,…


Baseball fan Keith Hartley, center, is photographed by another fan, after he caught a foul ball while bottle-feeding his 7-month-old son during the second inning of baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley field in Chicago. (Chicago Tribune via AP/Nuccio DiNuzzo)

Fan makes great catch over tarp while holding baby

CHICAGO — Two of the National League’s best teams faced off at…


LM Otero/AP file photoJason Hammel

Former A's pitcher Hammel returns to Cubs

SAN DIEGO -- Pitcher Jason Hammel agreed to a $20 million, two-year…

LM Otero/AP file photoJason Hammel