| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:09 PM
NEW YORK — It has been overshadowed by Josh Hamilton's season-long slump, Albert Pujols' foot injury and the ongoing struggles of the back of the rotation and the entire bullpen, but it's impossible to overlook:
Mark Trumbo is in another second-...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Pitcher C.J. Wilson had harsh words for the 13 players suspended in the wake of the Biogenesis investigation on Monday, especially New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who got the stiffest penalty.
"It's good for the game that they're...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Josh Hamilton was still getting the hang of being a big leaguer.
Hamilton showed up in the majors belatedly but abruptly, after a three-year suspension for drug use and 15 games in the minor leagues. The Cincinnati Reds took a flier on him, and he hit...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:31 PM
The first major free-agent signing of the off-season, the St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of shortstop Jhonny Peralta, has exposed still-open wounds in Major League Baseball on the topic of performance-enhancing drugs.
Peralta was among 12 players...
| 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.
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Travis Tygart, chief executive of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that last year unveiled a lengthy "reasoned decision" that led to the stripping of cyclist Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles, said baseball's anti-doping efforts were not lessened...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Could this be the start of an upset binge?
West Virginia, which got shut out last week by Maryland, has rebounded to scoring a somewhat shocking 30-21 win over No. 11 Oklahoma State.
The Mountaineers (3-2) overcame some shaky clock management in the...
| 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-...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:25 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As is his laid-back Southern Californian nature, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman has tried to avoid having the spotlight shine on him.
In his start on Tuesday, however, Tillman has a chance to reach a milestone that few...