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  • LeRoy Neiman dies at 91; artist depicted sports in bold strokes

    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...
  • Make room on Baltimore's 'Mount Rushmore' of sports

    Make room on Baltimore's 'Mount Rushmore' of sports
    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....
  • The fourth outfielder

    The fourth outfielder
    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...
  • Critic's Notebook: Grantland takes on the bigger world of sports

    Critic's Notebook: Grantland takes on the bigger world of sports
    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...
  • 'Damn Yankees' and the passions they stir

    'Damn Yankees' and the passions they stir
    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...
  • Camden Yards, the stadium that changed baseball and Baltimore, turns 20

    Camden Yards, the stadium that changed baseball and Baltimore, turns 20
    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...
  • Michael Phelps ends Olympic career with finish that's golden

    Michael Phelps ends Olympic career with finish that's golden
    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,...
  • Cal Ripken will help your kid fight bullies

    Cal Ripken will help your kid fight bullies
    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...
  • Andino, Orioles not stopping to look back at last year's walk-off finale

    Andino, Orioles not stopping to look back at last year's walk-off finale
    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...
  • Gay Talese talks with David L. Ulin

     
    In this Sunday’s 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......
  • Orlando Magic and NBA News: Monday, Oct. 25

     
    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...