| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:35 PM
STORRS — Mike Olt could sense the awkwardness around his teammates. Something was wrong — he knew it, they knew it. But no one knew how to approach it.
"A lot of guys wanted to say something," Olt said, "but it's kind of weird to say...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Talking baseball while wondering which unbeaten team gets tested the most this weekend, the Bears or Ohio State:
1. Believe it or not, the Cubs have a chance to do something that could be remembered years from now as a turning point. They’re...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
While the road to Red Sox deliverance from baseball's most pathetic joke in 2012 to its most joyous resurrection in 2013 figures to lead to a wicked celebration in the coming hours, it seems worth pointing out that the road has been paved by a number of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Lois Peralta's Mustang GT is Dodger blue. That's also the color she paints her toenails for each game.
When the Dodgers lose, she wipes the polish off and starts over. Fresh toenails equal a fresh start for her team.
Ritual is everywhere in baseball...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:19 PM
NFL Football--Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings, Noon (FOX); Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos, 3 p.m. (CBS); Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers, 3:25 p.m. (FOX); Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys, 7 p.m. (NBC)...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
BOSTON — One led the American League in stolen bases this season. The other led the American League in getting hit by pitches. Some have claimed, somewhat unfairly, certainly callously, that one does not play in pain. The other almost seems to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:38 PM
College Football--Oklahoma vs. Texas, 11 a.m. (ABC); Missouri at Georgia, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Indiana at Michigan State, 11 a.m. (ESPN2); Memphis at Houston, 11 a.m. (ESPNEWS); Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech, 11 a.m. (ESPNU); Kansas at...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:54 PM
Soccer--Premier League, Chelsea at Norwich, 7:25 a.m. (NBCSN); Premier League, Arsenal at West Bromwich, 9:55 a.m. (NBCSN)
PGA Golf--Presidents Cup, 11 a.m. (NBC)
NFL Football--Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans,...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:54 PM
As Alex Rodriguez combusts in a fiery ball of bad feelings, the Yankees have turned to Alfonso Soriano to save their season.
You can't make this stuff up.
Amazingly, perhaps sickeningly if you have that old-fashioned anti-Yankees bias, there's a...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:18 PM
It's time to step to the plate, Rick Hahn. Batter up.
Trade early, trade often, trade (just about) anyone. About the only way you could upset your fan base is by doing nothing.
If there was any doubt about the direction of the White Sox — and...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:39 AM
Former Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez is back in North America after his Taiwanese baseball adventure, but there's something different about him.
No, he's still washed up, but his trademark dreadlocks are now gone.
As part of his minor league deal with...