| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan.
Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Ever since Granada Hills Kennedy opened in 1971, it has been known to produce lots of baseball-playing brothers.
Tagliaferri, Serr, Miranda, Avlas, Kane, Pinto, Ramirez, Sanchez, Bourne — they are just a few of the families that helped propel...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:27 PM
In a corner of the Angels' clubhouse, Josh Hamilton was talking about the thumb injury that has kept him out of the lineup for three weeks and could keep him out for another three. In the center of the clubhouse, the television flashed news that Bryce...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:40 PM
On an April Tuesday afternoon, a big black van rolled through the streets of Elmhurst.
It might have been rented for a prom by a group of friends. It might have contained a baseball team headed to a game.
Then it stopped at Dominic Corso's home and...
| May 3, 2014
| 3:45 PM
HAMPTON — Bill Hayes knew what he was getting when he chose Connell Maynor to shepherd Winston-Salem State University's troubled, transition football program.
Hayes recruited Maynor as a teenager, coaching him first at WSSU and then at North...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Scott Van Slyke was 13, standing in the outfield during the championship game of a baseball tournament. The crowd was tense. This very well could have been the most important game of the kids' lives. Focus was imperative.
And yet there was Van Slyke,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Retiring DeLand boys basketball coach John Zeoli is one of five new inductees for the High Schools of DeLand Sports Hall of Fame this fall.
Zeoli coached at DeLand High for 36 years and ranks in the top 10 in state history with 582 wins.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:01 AM
As an all-county baseball player at Columbia’s Atholton High School and a two-year starter at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve Sclafani had hopes of being drafted by a Major League team after college.
That didn’t happen, so he...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:35 PM
In recent years, the Orioles' first-round draft picks haven't required much seasoning before they arrived on Eutaw Street.
Manny Machado was up just over two years after his selection in 2010, while Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman, the club's last two...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Through most of the first 20 years of his life, Virginia's Derek Fisher had the good fortune to perform at the elite level of his sport on a year-round basis while avoiding serious injury.
So, as he was prepped for surgery March 17 to repair a broken...