| Feb 9, 2013
| 7:12 PM
There was a time, not so long ago, when members of the athletic community were viewed as pillars of honesty and integrity.
The public gave them trust ratings much higher than those of elected representatives (not surprising) and even physicians. Those...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Win the Super Bowl, and head to Disney. It's a tradition now since Phil Sims uttered the words, "I'm going to Disney World" after winning Super Bowl XXI with the New York Giants in 1987.
Now, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco gets the free trip...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Perhaps hoping to hit a home run of a different sort, former baseball outfielder Barry Bonds has listed his Italian-inspired estate in Beverly Park for sale at $25 million.
Designed to function as both a place to host large-scale events and as a family...
| Jan 27, 2013
Back in the late 1950s and early ’60s, the school ground in Dargan was the place to be if you wanted to play a little baseball. All the kids in the community would enjoy their summer vacations from school by playing the most popular sport....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Sammy Sosa said during a video website interview that he thinks the Cubs should retire his number.
This comes after another year in which the Cubs retired Sosa from their annual fan convention.
But still, the Sosa question persists like an infection...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 8:01 PM
It used to be so easy.
Back when I was a kid, all you did was flick on the TV and sit and watch sports.
You were moved, inspired and driven to be just like those guys, those athletes who dazzled you with their brilliance.
They were role models —...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
An embarrassing laugh track starting in cyberspace morphed into a national television joke during several Saturday Night Live segments involving Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o.
"This week, Lance Armstrong disappointed the last guy on Earth who still...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire were recently blackballed from the Baseball Hall of Fame because they were the biggest juicers this side of Minute Maid.
Ben Johnson and Marion Jones had Olympic gold medals stripped away for being massive drug cheats.
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Nobody on Earth could tell Lance Armstrong's story better than Lance Armstrong. Nobody on earth is less morally and ethically qualified to tell it than he is.
Armstrong is a liar. Armstrong is a cheat. Armstrong is a bully. In the famously foreboding...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I was overjoyed to learn that no one was nominated for entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year ("Voters shut out players," Jan. 10). A few nominees, including Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds, were shunned in their first year of...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Major League Baseball and the players association have agreed to take the next step toward eradicating performance-enhancing drugs from the game by expanding random blood testing for human growth hormone to during the season and conducting additional...