| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:55 PM
LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91.
Neiman, who was...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 11:39 PM
Michael Phelps doesn't have to climb the mountain anymore.
He has reached the highest of Olympic heights. He is the most decorated athlete in the modern history of the Olympic Games. He is, by just about all accounts, the greatest swimmer who ever lived....
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Yup, I won a game for the Cubs when I was 9 years old, a kind of pre-pubescent reverse-Bartman deal. The next day's Chicago Tribune called the anonymous fan who interfered with a critical eighth-inning play "the fourth outfielder," which. with its...
| Jan 4, 2012
When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
| Apr 1, 2012
A couple of years ago, for Father's Day, my family bought me the interactive video game MLB 2K9 for the Wii. The great thing about the game, and also its enduring frustration, is its verisimilitude — playing as the 2009 New York Yankees, I had...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Clearly, brick and steel age more gracefully than the rest of us, because Oriole Park is about to celebrate its 20th birthday on Opening Day Friday and who can believe it is already the 10th-oldest ballpark in the major leagues?
Time does fly, in this...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Someday, people will tell their grandchildren about this. How, under the swooping roof of the Aquatics Centre, on the final day of his final Olympics, they saw Michael Phelps race for the final time. They’ll remember how they saw him, one more time,...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 3:20 AM
Cal Ripken Jr.will not come to your kid's school and help him polish off a bully.
What exactly do you want for $16.99?
But with his latest children's book, the Hall of Famer hopes he can arm your kids, informationally, with what they need to handle...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Second baseman Robert Andino and his band of upstart, red-hot, second-place Orioles swear they're facing just another tough divisional rival on the road this weekend.
It's not a big deal, Andino says, that Friday will be the first time his club plays a...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
In this Sundayâs Arts & Books, book critic David L. Ulin talks to Gay Talese about "The Silent Season of a Hero,"a new collection of his writings on sports. Talese has long been one of our most interesting journalists, the......
| Oct 25, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The consensus around the NBA seems to view contraction as a last-ditch resort in next summer's labor negotiations. The NBA is looking to cut costs, and with the labor agreement ending after this season, all options are being explored. Not many want to...