| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — Before Michael Lewis' book "Moneyball" hit the best sellers list and before Brad Pitt brought Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane to the big screen in the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, the concept of building a...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:35 PM
The St. Louis Cardinals appear in control of the National League Championship Series, taking a 2-0 advantage into Game 3 Monday night in Dodger Stadium, but they know they’re in no position to feel overly confident about their World Series chances....
| Mar 15, 2013
In 2010, Nelson Figueroa and Ryan Vogelsong were teammates -- briefly -- on the IronPigs. Tonight, they carry the weight of their nation on their shoulders -- although truthfully, Figueroa's load is probably a bit heavier than Vogelsong's. Amazingly,...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:51 PM
First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings.
Loved the movie "Moneyball." If you weren't touched by Billy Beane's relationship with his daughter, you don't have a...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 3:03 PM
Virginia's 2009 baseball season was down to its final five outs when Danny Hultzen hit a grounder to second base. A record Ole Miss crowd of 10,323, and maybe even the Cavaliers themselves, sensed the Rebels were heading to the College World Series....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Weeks before the annual ritual of jogging down the orange carpet in front of a sellout crowd — before the loud ovation Nick Markakis received during his pre-game introduction — there was the isolation of those back fields in Sarasota. Doing...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:38 PM
After weeks of discussion and three separate meetings, the Orioles and pitching guru Rick Peterson have agreed to a much-anticipated deal Monday that will put Peterson in charge of developing pitching throughout the organization, an industry source...
| Jun 19, 2011
Edwin Rodriguez is taking heat in Florida, but if the Marlins fire their manager, they will lose shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the process. Ramirez is a huge backer of Rodriguez's and believes responsibility for their sudden slide belongs with the players,...
| Jun 26, 2011
Every team has its guy — a fringe candidate it believes should be recognized as an All-Star.
For the Rays, it's Kyle Farnsworth, the journeyman reliever manager Joe Maddon refuses to call his closer, even though he entered the weekend 15 of 16 in...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Duke paid Hall of Fame basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski made approximately $5 million in 2009, according to tax documents the private university provided last week to the Raleigh News & Observer.
Shrewd investment or skewed priorities?
Your answer may...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
“Moneyball” is the triumphant true story of how a professional baseball team made it back into the playoffs. The year after making them the last time. And didn’t win the World Series. In terms of distance traveled...