| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Josh Beckett, one of the best big-game pitchers of his generation, is retiring after 14 seasons.
After the Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs Tuesday, the right-hander told MLB.com that his ailing hip is prompting him to call it a...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:16 PM
As a mixed-blood Muscogee/Creek Indian, I would like to commend Washington, D.C.'s professional football team on its tasteful logo. The American Indian in profile with two eagle feathers is dignified and respectful.
I would also like to assure the people...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Orioles left-hander Zach Britton won't lie about it.
Yes, in the past year, he considered what it would be like to wear a different uniform, to get a second chance elsewhere. Heading into last fall, Britton had struggled through consecutive rocky...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before Thursday's game that he faced some difficult choices in selecting the team’s American League Division Series roster, but he said the decision to add right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez gives his 11-man pitching...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:51 PM
The most anonymous job in baseball once belonged to middle relievers, the offensive linemen of the national pastime.
They usually found themselves in the media spotlight only after blowing saves, and only a select few were ever considered for the All-...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:15 AM
The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, one day after the team was officially eliminated from playoff contention.
John Hart, the former general manager of the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, was named interim GM.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:42 PM
A month after the U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup, the country's new-found passion for soccer showed no signs of ebbing, with 10 soccer games drawing a higher average attendance, then 15 major league baseball games on Saturday.
| Sep 25, 2014
From an era of muscle-bound sluggers tarnished by doping scandals, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter emerged as a symbol of what is good in baseball, the ultimate winner of his generation.
Jeter will play his last regular season home game in the...
| Sep 30, 2014
About 25 years ago, Ashok Chakraborty completed his doctorate in India and came to the U.S. where he became a research scientist at Yale University. In those early years, the things he particularly missed included cricket, which he had played from the age...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Kyle Crockett’s first call-up to the Cleveland Indians on May 16 had that once-in-a-lifetime feeling of joy repeated dozens of times a season at minor-league baseball parks, but which never gets old.
As he prepared to step onto the bus for a trip...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:09 PM
White Sox: Chris Sale lowers ERA to 1.99. Last Sox pitcher to lead AL in ERA was Joel Horlen (2.06 in 1967.)
Indians: Posting a 1.49 ERA in 10 second-half starts, Corey Kluber establishes himself as an elite pitcher....