• Ankiel says he drank vodka before starts to tame anxiety

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Ankiel says he drank vodka before his first two starts in 2001 to quell anxiety after throwing five wild pitches in one inning during the previous season’s playoffs.

  • Gibbons, Blue Jays have higher hopes

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is determined to guide his team into its third consecutive AL Championship Series. And to finally win it.