| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:00 PM
BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life.
During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:29 PM
The team had won 71 games, finishing a distant fourth in the American League West. The fans had gotten impatient. The best player in free agency had decided this would be all about the money, and that fourth-place team got him with a blowout bid.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Major League Soccer on Friday suspended Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena for Sunday's game against Chivas USA.
The league's disciplinary committee said the one-game suspension resulted from Arena leaving the coaching area when he was arguing a call near the end...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:30 AM
In doing some number-crunching this weekend, I noticed a pretty astounding fact about the New York Yankees' current financial situation for 2014. I'm not one who is easily surprised, and nothing should ever surprise anyone when it comes to the Yankees and...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Ask Meredith Marakovits how tough it is to get through the 162-game grind of a major league baseball season and she'll happily tell you: "It beats having a real job."
Marakovits, a Central Catholic graduate and Northampton native, completed her second...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Thank you, mother of all search engines, for being there to explain twerking, gluten and bitcoin to the mystified masses.
Google's 2013 world search results are out, revealing that South Florida, as usual, trends at the top, too.
Of 1.2 trillion most-...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Here are some of the best reads, long-form journalism and investigative reports you may have missed from the week past.
USA Today examines FBI data, police records and media reports to understand mass killings in America and the people, weapons,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:51 PM
People who follow the endless saga of doping in sports know there's one hard-and-fast rule: Any time a big name gets whacked, the quality of public debate on the issue plummets.
That's certainly true of the case of Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:52 PM
The Boston Red Sox beat up the Orioles pretty harshly Friday night, winning, 12-3.
But Orioles first baseman Chris Davis continued to make club history.
Davis homered in the sixth inning against Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz for his 53rd of the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Michael Weiner, who spent his adult life representing Major League Baseball players and rose to become their leader during an era of unprecedented prosperity and labor peace, died Thursday. He was 51.
Weiner was diagnosed last summer with inoperable...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:36 PM
When the New York Yankees take the field for their season opener, will Alex Rodriguez be their third baseman?
That call might be up to a judge -- not to the Yankees, and not to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.
Rodriguez stormed out of his arbitration...