| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:05 PM
NEW YORK -- James Shields settled down after a rocky beginning and pitched seven outstanding innings, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the New York Yankee Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Rookie David Lough and Billy Butler hit...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As sports officials fight to end the use of performance-enhancing drugs by big-name athletes, they face a new foe in South Florida: Parents seeking the dangerous chemicals to help their teens fulfill athletic dreams, a Sun Sentinel investigation has...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:01 PM
Manny Machado before 21
•He has 118 hits, second in the major leagues behind the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera, who has 120.
•His 38 doubles have him on pace for 71, which would break Earl Webb’s single-season MLB record of 67,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:34 PM
The voting ends at 4 p.m. Thursday and let's be abundantly clear. Whoever the fans pick for the final two spots in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote is swell by me.
Forget the OPS.
Forget WAR, wOBA and all the numerical obscurities.
When it comes to...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:54 PM
It feels like an eternity since bowl season ended, but fortunately today marks the greatest day of the year, when football returns to rescue us from the barren sports wasteland of August. Baseball? The U.S. Open? That stuff is a nice filler, like the...
| 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...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Often in the past 15 years, the Orioles have used September as a proving ground for the following season, experimenting with what they had in order to get a better idea of what they needed to fortify in the winter.
The Orioles head into this year's...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
With his fifth-inning home run Thursday, J.J. Hardy became the ninth shortstop since 1901 to have 25 home runs in three different seasons.
He is the fourth active player to achieve that as a shortstop – though I guess it depends on your definition...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:37 PM
NEW YORK — They don't have the pitching to pull this off. Sorry, Yankees fans.
Hiroki Kuroda has hit the wall. CC Sabathia did pitch somewhat better by his 2013 standards the other night to eek out a win over the White Sox, yet his 2013...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:36 PM
So much can go wrong. Can't-miss guys miss all the time. But suspend your skepticism, excuse some rough edges and Javier Baez's ascending arc screams what Cubs fans have been saying forever — wait till next year.
He is what baseball fans dream...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:43 PM
NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia pitched effectively into the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox by holding on for a 6-5 victory Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Sabathia (13-11) allowed three runs and...