| Apr 14, 2015
| 7:50 PM
NEW YORK — Matt Harvey won his first home start in almost 20 months, and Lucas Duda hit a three-run double to lead the New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
Daniel Murphy homered over...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 4:12 PM
It's been a long time since the Mets were the talk, let alone toasts, of the town, but it was their opener that brought the baseball buzz to the big city on Monday, and reigning rookie of the year Jacob deGrom delivered shutout ball to beat the Phillies,...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 4:34 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Even without his sharpest stuff, Jacob deGrom got the Mets off to a successful start at home.
He also gave Matt Harvey a nice round number to match: zero.
The reigning NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom pitched into the seventh inning...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 9:39 AM
He may be a 21-year-old who earned his first major championship at the Masters, but just who is Jordan Spieth? … The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein says that golf needs Spieth, a gracious, witty and thoughtful champion … As fans continue...
| Apr 5, 2015
The big names for the New York Mets this season: Matt Harvey, David Wright, Tommy John.
Finally confident they're a playoff contender, the Mets absorbed a familiar setback in spring training — two of them, really. Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:40 AM
Some pitchers have trouble finding the plate. Edwin Jackson of the Chicago Cubs had a much bigger problem: He couldn't find the ballpark.
Jackson missed his spring training start Tuesday against the A's when he drove to the wrong stadium. Fitting, too...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 9:10 PM
•"Joseph," Sight & Sound Theatre, lunch at Shady Maple, May 28. $99. "Ever After," Papermill Playhouse, lunch at Charlie Brown's, June 18. $98. Operation Sunshine, Dick, 610-435-9155.
•911 Museum, Zabar's, free time in New York,...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Heckuva year, but then, that's true of every year. In no particular order, here are some snapshots of what I noticed this year, in and out of sports, good and bad and occasionally hilarious. Perhaps you noticed some of the same things:
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Addison Russell appears destined to start the 2015 season at Triple-A Iowa, and the assumption is that Javier Baez will be the Cubs’ opening-day second baseman.
That leaves incumbent Starlin Castro at shortstop despite the need for marquee...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 2:08 PM
It doesn't get any bigger than this, Orlando.
The sharks are coming!
No, not the San Jose Sharks, hockey puck breath.
Even as we speak, I can envision Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer getting his head bit off on national TV. (Or maybe a...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:14 PM
While the Dodgers were adding one of those new-age, rock-star executives to their front office last week, naming Rays general manager Andrew Friedman their new president of baseball operations, the archrival Giants were busy winning their third pennant in...