| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:26 PM
In one dramatic 86-minute span Friday night, Chicago sports reinforced the power of its passion.
9:47 p.m.: The Bulls rallied to beat the Wizards 100-97 at the Verizon Center in Washington in a game tied until Jimmy Butler drilled a 3-pointer with 24....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:59 PM
SYDNEY, Australia — On the morning the Dodgers landed in Australia, there was a vague reference to their upcoming season-opening series on the cover of the Sydney Morning Herald.
There was a small box that included a picture of basketball star...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:45 AM
— As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Pat Prada was fed up, mad enough to protest the only way he could — with his wallet.
The lifelong Orioles fan opted against renewing his season-ticket plan in early February, convinced he should no longer patronize a club that wouldn't spend...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:16 PM
For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball’s strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table.
In the last 22 seasons, only three...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Tampa Bay
2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013
Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues.
He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:41 AM
In what has to be one of the most stunning career reversals in recent baseball history, former Orioles closer Jim Johnson -- who saved at least 50 games in each of the past two seasons -- has been removed from that role after barely two weeks in Oakland....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The last time Grant Balfour was in Baltimore, he thought he had landed in the place where he'd spend the next two years of his career.
In December, Balfour arrived at the Warehouse to take a club physical that he believed would be the last step in...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When the Orioles traded Jim Johnson in December and then spiked a potential deal with Grant Balfour weeks later, the likelihood of Tommy Hunter being the club’s 2014 closer increased.
With a few weeks left in the offseason, the Orioles could still...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:05 AM
As the Orioles prepared for last year's annual FanFest, it didn't seem to matter that the club had made only under-the-radar alterations to its roster. The organization was coming off its first winning season and first postseason appearance since 1997....