| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Longtime WNBA player Becky Hammon, who is retiring after this season with the San Antonio Stars, will be an assistant coach with the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. She'll be the first female full-time assistant on an NBA coaching staff. Kudos to Spurs...
| Aug 5, 2014
By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange
NEW YORK — Brandon McCarthy will be the first to admit that in the past when situations got tough, he might have thrown a hittable pitch in an attempt to back away.
With the New York Yankees, McCarthy is not...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:50 PM
What a thrill it was (for five seconds) to see Don Drysdale’s picture on the cover of Sunday’s sports section.
One of our own, a legendary Dodger, No. 53, was front-page news again.
It was a thrill until flipping over the fold —...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The Orioles offense received the wake-up call it needed in the fourth inning of Wednesday afternoon’s series finale when Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander threw a 94-mph fastball behind designated hitter Nelson Cruz.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:29 PM
Dodgers 3, Tigers 2 (10 innings)
KEY MOMENT: Carl Crawford's 10th-inning double skipped by Detroit left fielder Rajai Davis, allowing Chone Figgins to score the winning run from first base. Figgins opened the inning by drawing a walk. Detroit sent the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:02 PM
DETROIT — On Friday, the Orioles had to deal with a 1 a.m. flight, fewer than five hours of sleep, and a day game played in a brittle cold and persistent rain against a Detroit Tigers lineup that featured baseball’s best hitter, Miguel...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:20 PM
The Detroit Tigers accomplished another goal during their busy off-season, adding depth to their bullpen with Joba Chamberlain.
Chamberlain and the Tigers agreed to terms on a one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations....
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:27 PM
NEW YORK --As much as the Orioles’ bats were struggling going into their series finale against the New York Yankees, it only took one inning for their fortune to change — and for a season set for doom to suddenly be rejuvenated.
| Jul 16, 2013
OK, so the Phillies have fought their way back to .500 just in time for the All-Star Break. Now what? Several of my recommendations from earlier in the season have been adopted, with Darin Ruff now manning first base and......
| Oct 25, 2012
Strangest baseball injuries 2012 It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and then it's even funnier. Presenting our occasionally annual roundup of the year's weirdest, stupidest or most unfortunate injuries that befell MLB players (and one...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:06 PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving ranks as one of the best young point guards in the NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday continues to make strides.
But Irving's and Holiday's rising-star status probably doesn't...