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  • “The Simpsons” at 500 — our favorite episodes

     
    The Simpsons airs its 500th episode Feb. 19 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX, as part of its 23rd season (and it will be running through at least Season 25, and Episode No. 559). By now, its longevity, and the numbers and records it keeps racking up year after year,...
  • Angels' John Lackey Gets Win

    Angels' John Lackey Gets Win
    John Lackey stuck around for more than two pitches Monday night. In fact, he extended his pitch count to 82 against the Seattle Mariners, a marked improvement from Saturday's abbreviated start in Texas, when he was ejected after two fastballs, one that...
  • O's come alive in 9th

    O's come alive in 9th
    When George Sherrill took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning to preserve another improbable Orioles win, his first baseman was Luke Scott, who had played one inning at the position in his major league career. Ty Wigginton was at shortstop, a...
  • National League East preview capsules

    PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (92-70, 1st) MANAGER: Charlie Manuel (5th season) PAYROLL: $131 million X-FACTOR: Chase Utley has made a speedy return from hip surgery but any sort of setback would cripple the lineup. BEST CASE: Brad Lidge, after going 48 for...
  • AL West: Los Angeles Angels world again?

    AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST LOS ANGELES ANGELS (100-62, 1st) MANAGER: Mike Scioscia (10th season) PAYROLL: $110 million X-FACTOR: Top prospect Nick Adenhart wasn't ready last year but if he breaks into the rotation the Angels will have tremendous depth in...
  • 'Pitch' kids have delivery down

    Twin brothers Nathan and Ryan Mehta are good with facts and figures when it comes to sports. So good that the 9-year-old Burbank residents are regulars on the show "Kid Pitch" on Fox Sports Network, a baseball talk show for kids hosted by kids. They...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    In regards to trade deadline -- I'm NOT for the White Sox adding Adam Dunn. I've enjoyed their transformation away from the plodding strikeout-prone slugger ( Jim Thome), and Dunn is a step backwards. Is it possible that the Sox extra bat in the second...
  • Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez approaching 2 weeks in his quest for 600 career homers

    Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez approaching 2 weeks in his quest for 600 career homers
    The numbers on the specially marked balls for Alex Rodriguez's at-bats must be getting up there — perhaps, uhm, close to say 600. The Yankees slugger's quest — and by now it is one — for membership in the exclusive 600-homer club...
  • Gameday Live 35: Reds at Mets

     
    Top 9th - A tidy inning after Cincy bats out of order and makes the inning last three times longer than it should have. Mets win 8-3. Bottom 8th With a different score, the Mets would be regretting that inning......
  • Seth Meyers to host live airing of ESPY Awards

     
    Seth Meyers has been tapped to host the 18th annual ESPYs -- the sports-oriented awards on ESPN -- on July 14. This year marks the first time that the kudos will air live on the cable net since 2003 when Jamie Foxx hosted. Meyers is the third "Saturday...
  • Ken Griffey Jr. retires: “The Kid” deserves a better finale

     
    Baseball great and Orlando native Ken Griffey Jr. has called it a career and announced his retirement Wednesday after 22 seasons in the MLB....