| 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...
| Sep 26, 2011
Beane changed game
How could it not be? Michael Lewis' book was a best-seller and has been condensed into a movie starring Brad Pitt. The movie's producers and director had no choice but to take some dramatic license to make...
| 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...
| May 25, 2011
| 5:24 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Randy Jones retired from Major League Baseball in 1982 as the first Padres’ pitcher to win a Cy Young Award and 20 games in one season, but he never left baseball behind.
He continues to work around the game without working in the...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 3:49 PM
The San Francisco Giants placed former Oriole Aubrey Huff on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, two days after he left the team because of an episode of anxiety.
Huff has been getting treatment in Florida and is expected to rejoin the team Friday in San...
| May 17, 2007
| 6:53 PM
One relies on power, the other on precision. One predicted a Cy Young season, the other only that he would do the best he could. One is a hulking right-hander from South America, the other a mid-sized left-hander from Middle America.
| May 25, 2007
| 7:31 PM
Alfonso Soriano is the first to admit he's not producing as well as he would like to in the first year of his eight-year, $136 million contract with the Cubs.
But Soriano was surprised to find himself on a list of the most overrated players, as...
| Jan 14, 2009
Like everybody else these days, politically engaged Hollywood -- and particularly its younger activists -- is in a back-to-basics mood.
That's why David Arquette called together a group of actors, musicians, artists, even some athletes, recently at the...
| Oct 9, 2006
Moments after the Dodgers ducked into their clubhouse for the last time, the New York Mets celebrating on the field and a sellout crowd filing out of Dodger Stadium, General Manager Ned Colletti patted rookie catcher Russell Martin on the shoulder and...
| May 24, 2009
| 11:07 PM
Adrian Beltre and Ken Griffey Jr. provided the power that's been missing in the middle of the Seattle Mariners' lineup.
Beltre and Griffey homered, leading Felix Hernandez and the Mariners over the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday.
Beltre hit a three-run...
| Dec 28, 2008
Pop music and jazz figures
Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5)
Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...