| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:36 AM
When he was 12, Joey Armstrong triumphantly walked off the stage after his band finished its first-ever performance. His preteen punk band had won over some new fans and, more important, his secret was still safe.
Or so he thought — until the...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 6:36 PM
No one ever questioned where Jim Rice got his power.
One look at his stocky frame and massive arms and you knew why the Red Sox slugger launched many of his 389 career home runs over Fenway Park's Green Monster, seemingly with a flick of the wrists....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Many character issues
Juan C. Rodriguez
It won't happen soon.
Clemens' acquittal probably sways some voters on the fence about his candidacy. It won't put a big enough dent into the broader cross-section of writers who aren't prepared...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 8:32 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two months ago, an early two-run deficit would have had the Pittsburgh Pirates scrambling.
Now, it's just a blip. And for the moment, so is nearly two decades of losing.
Mike McKenry and Pedro Alvarez drove in two runs...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 5:08 PM
The problems troubling the National Football League are not unique to football alone.
Litigation, scandal, gross misconduct — name a professional sport that hasn't had bad headlines within the last few years.
The bounty case and...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:22 PM
The thing that bothered me about the Kansas City fans' treatment of Robinson Cano at the Home Run Derby wasn't the boos.
I thought it was, until I realized that if I were a Kansas City fan, I would've booed too.
I think the thing that really bothered me...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 11:24 PM
Dear Joe Flacco,
It's been a bizarre week, hasn't it? You're one win away from playing in the Super Bowl, and I think I've read approximately 11 million articles -- written primarily by people living outside the Baltimore metro area -- that seem eager to...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 5:05 PM
CLEVELAND — Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome hasn't decided how much longer he wants to play, but he has a legitimate chance to catch an old teammate and friend on one of the most noteworthy lists in baseball history if he sticks around a little....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 5:39 PM
During her IndyCar career, it seemed like the only Sunday that Danica Patrick was relevant was Super Bowl Sunday, when she appeared in the over-hyped godaddy.com commercials.
Now that she has made the switch to NASCAR, Patrick has a chance to be relevant...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Ken Williams has the enviable position of seemingly being the only Chicago executive immune from the pressure to win and perform. In recent years we have seen all the Chicago franchises clean house. The Chairman needs to pocket his loyalty and let...
| Aug 12, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — The blistering sun is beating down on the field at Citizens Bank Park. Most players are sheltered from the stinging rays and high humidity in the more friendly confines of the clubhouse.
Yet one face, the same one that emerges nearly...