| Jan 24, 2015
| 6:49 PM
Ernie Banks didn't call me back last week.
I left voice messages, e-mailed him, sent him a text. That certainly wasn't like Ernie. He missed last weekend's Cubs Convention, and I wanted to do a well-being check on my longtime friend. He always would...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:13 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.
Rodriguez signed a $275 million, 10-year contract...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:01 AM
Patriots owner Robert Kraft fired a salvo at the NFL, demanding an apology from the league when (or if) his team is cleared of wrongdoing in deflate-gate. … Meanwhile, the NFL investigation is reportedly focusing on a locker room attendant....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Major League Baseball, 2014 in review:
• Clayton Kershaw was king of baseball in 2014 — National League most valuable player, Cy Young Award winner, pitched a no-hitter*, hit a score-tying triple, fielded a ground ball behind...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:00 PM
I watched Randy Johnson pitch for the first time in a college game in 1983, and his ascent from awkward freshman to Hall of Famer marks as one of the greatest transformations I've witnessed. The fact he won 24 games and pitched 260 innings at 38 in 2002...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:57 AM
Two-time World Series champ Johnny Damon says playing “The Celebrity Apprentice” was harder than being on a Major League Baseball team.
“I’ve been on teams that have been successful,” the Windermere resident said Friday....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:14 PM
American LeagueCentral Division
White Sox: Additions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Adam LaRoche should make Sox instant contenders if defense holds up.
Indians: Quiet so far, but adding Brandon Moss is an upgrade. Now if the Tribe can only...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:18 AM
The wow factor started as a freshman at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., and continued in games in which left-hander Jon Lester didn't pitch.
"He was too good not to play when he wasn't pitching," longtime Bellarmine coach Rick Barnhart recalled. "If...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 11:54 AM
The New York Yankees re-signed switch-hitting third baseman Chase Headley on Monday to a four-year contract extending through the 2018 season.
Headley's deal is reportedly worth at least $50 million.
The Yankees acquired Headley, 30, from the San...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Sy Berger, the man who came up with the basic design for baseball cards as you know them today — or, at least, as you knew them before the industry got really wacky — died Sunday of natural causes. He was 91. Berger, who worked for Topps for...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:31 PM
With third baseman Chase Headley signing a four-year contract with the New York Yankees on Monday, it appears that Alex Rodriguez will be relegated to designated hitter duties when he returns next spring.
The 39-year-old Rodriguez sat out last season...