| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:08 AM
Happy Black Friday. It’s the biggest shopping day of the year and at this hour, you’re likely either running through the aisle of a department store to snag that $99 high-definition TV or you're at home laughing at the thought of it.
| Sep 29, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Few baseball men are wiser than Joe Maddon. He proved it with this conclusion about the postseason viability of the White Sox after arriving in Chicago on Thursday.
"You just never know, man,'' the Rays manager said.
No, you don't. But you do know this:...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:23 PM
College Football--Louisville at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m. (ESPNU); Texas vs. Oklahoma, 11 a.m. (ABC); Iowa at Michigan State, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Northwestern at Minnesota, 11 a.m. (ESPN2); Alabama-Birmingham at Houston, 11 a.m. (FXSP);...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 7:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — I looked and looked for Melky Cabrera in the Giants' water-logged celebration, and never did find him.
Sort of like the way his teammates looked for him when his 50-game suspension was announced.
In both cases, the guy was...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 9:40 PM
DETROIT -- Ryan Theriot is living the dream. Brandon Crawford too.
Ditto the rest of the San Francisco Giants, who shed a .346 hitter like it was nothing, then swept a World Series.
Gregor Blanco more than replaced Melky Cabrera and manager Bruce...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Rick Hahn and Dayton Moore know one of the biggest realities of baseball and wasted no time acting upon it.
If you're going to go to the playoffs, you better have a strong starting rotation.
Last year, eight of the 10 postseason teams were in the...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 12:13 PM
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier recently got criticized for comments made on a radio show, but one of the great things about Spurrier is that he could not care less if you or I disagree with him. And in this case, despite what you think, he's right....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:51 PM
There are three places I have no interest in seeing a 50-year-old Roger Clemens: Cooperstown, N.Y.; on a pitcher's mound; or in front of a microphone … unless he finally has decided to hold a press conference to apologize for being a juicer.
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:40 PM
If sport is about mythmaking, then clean sport might be the biggest myth of all.
Baseball was reminded of this the hard way Wednesday when Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics was suspended 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. Melky...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 10:49 PM
Felix Hernandez knew Sunday was going to be a good day when teammates urged him to go out to the dugout before his start because he had to see something.
Hernandez never disrupts his pregame clubhouse routine, but finally relented in time to go out and...
| Aug 27, 2012
It may be a desire for immortality that pushes some athletes to seek to transcend the limitations of mere mortal bodies through the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Certainly Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner and Olympic champion,...