| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:19 PM
— The streets of South America's largest city were oddly quiet Saturday.
Brazil's prized national team was playing in the second round of the World Cup, so by noon, after all the stores and restaurants had closed, you could walk down the center of...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 3:29 PM
The NHL released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule Sunday afternoon and made it official that the Blackhawks will face the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic in Washington.
The Jan. 1 matchup was reported last week but wasn't formally announced until...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:46 PM
Yep. Playoffs. For the first time in major-college football history, the national champion will be crowned this year after a four-team playoff.
The College Football Playoff, as it is officially — and unoriginally — named,...
| Aug 29, 2014
College football spent the last eight months in therapy, facing its flaws and refining its goals.
It returned in earnest Thursday night after a transformative and tumultuous offseason new and improved, more honest about where the sport is headed and open...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Model trains that for 22 years got holiday revelers into a yuletide state of mind will no longer be part of the "Winter Wonderland" at Hoffman's Chocolates.
But plans are that it will keep chugging — all year-round.
Paul Hoffman, the founder...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:00 PM
As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades.
Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co....
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Jimbo Fisher's gaze drifted toward the crystal football trophy he held tightly in his hands as he carefully lifted it triumphantly. It was a token of all the hard work and countless hours Fisher's Florida State Seminoles put into winning the national...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:32 PM
When the Toronto Blue Jays overtook the New York Yankees for second place earlier this week and then won their game Wednesday night, the Blue Jays guaranteed that the Orioles couldn't capture the American League East crown until Monday at the earliest....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:47 AM
If the college football playoff started today and the USA Today coaches' poll still mattered, Florida State would play Oregon in one semifinal with Alabama and Oklahoma pairing up in the other.
The Seminoles and Ducks would play in the Sugar Bowl on New...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Authentic haggis is not for the squeamish. Under "Ingredients" on the label of packaged versions, you'll typically find oatmeal, onion, suet, seasonings — so far so good, eh? — and lamb offal.
Offal. Sometimes called pluck. It's the innards:...