| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:31 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — On the tiny Caribbean island of Curacao, located just off the northern Venezuelan coast, baseball is the unofficial national sport.
Kids growing up there have dreams of playing in the Little League World Series, following in the...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:11 PM
John Leck will never forget the look on the face of the paralyzed boy sitting in his wheelchair. When the arrow left the bow that had been strapped onto the eighth-grader's arm, a mixture of wonder and excitement was apparent as he watched it sail...
| Jan 20, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel's first Floridian of the Year for 1983 was a strong-willed woman who slugged it out with this state's power brokers.
Coincidentally, so is our 30th honoree, Deirdre Macnab.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas wasn't afraid to fight for their...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:49 PM
NORTHEAST GLENDALE - A lingering winter chill and a soggy diamond weren't about to deter nearly 45 participants from learning some of the essential fundamentals of baseball.
From Glendale to La Crescenta and across neighboring towns, children 7-14...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:46 PM
"I may not be the best, but I'm the first," Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner joked Monday morning as she accepted a certificate recognizing her for a ground- (or surf-) breaking achievement.
Gardner is the first mayor in the country to stand-up...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The playoffs are upon us. I'm not referring to the NBA or the NHL, though there are some terrific series taking place in those leagues. I'm talking about Little League baseball here in Huntington Beach, where, as the Jeff Pratto-led Ocean View team showed...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:17 AM
My name is John Calvo and I am 13 years old. I go to St. Bede School and am a big baseball fan. I am writing to you because I have played for the Glendale Foothill Little League. I have been playing for eight years and like to read the sports articles...
| May 2, 2013
| 9:50 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Practicing with lighter baseballs may help teen pitchers improve their throwing speeds while also reducing the risk of overuse injuries, a small study from Taiwan suggests.
After 10 weeks of training, young players who had...
| May 4, 2013
| 10:22 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — It's nearly 70 degrees with only the sun in the sky — a perfect morning for baseball. Digging in from the right side, Cameron Strickland sends a dribbler down the third-base line. It's going to be a close play at first....
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:48 AM
HOLLYWOOD -- Friday is Senior Day for Hollywood Hills’ baseball team, which has steadily improved under Coach Charlie Cardinale, and with a win at home against Plantation can finish the regular season with a 10-10 record.
It’s a special...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Our interim fire chief, Tom Arnold, has proposed a plan that will increase response times and coverage, will save money and will generate a cost-recovery program for our city ("The anatomy of a deal," Sept. 30). Arnold has employed sophisticated...