| Feb 15, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Winter Sports--U.S. Curling Championships, women’s finals, 9 a.m. (NBCSN), men’s finals, 3 p.m. (NBCSN)
Men’s College Basketball--Villanova at Connecticut, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Xavier at Dayton, 11 a.m. (ESPN2);...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:45 AM
It’s now less than two weeks before pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla., but I still get a sense Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette isn’t done compiling his roster.
Really, I’m not sure there is ever a time when...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Opening day for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs is on April 4, precisely 10 weeks or 70 days from Thursday night, and assistant GM Howard Scharf happily pointed out: "We've already had our first sellout of 2013."
That's right, a sellout crowd of 1,100 at the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:38 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The days of flashy free-agent signings that break the bank, or eye-popping trades that stir up excitement may be over in Philadelphia — at least for a while.
The two most recent deals the Phillies have reached, including the...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Terry Ryan has nothing against free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. Honest.
But the general manager knows his Twins aren't going to compete again in the American League Central — Joe Mauer or no Joe Mauer — until they fix a starting rotation...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:44 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A friend was at Wrigley Field recently, picking out a location for his 2013 season tickets. He was struck by the abundance of choices.
"Man, they have a ton of unclaimed seats this year,'' he said. "Attendance will be a big...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Drayton McLane in the French Quarter?
No, it couldn't be. I didn't believe my eyes when I first saw him browsing in a shop with his wife, Elizabeth, last January, figuring it had to be a guy who looked like McLane. But there he was 10 minutes later,...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 4:22 PM
So far. so good. Make that so far, so very good, for the 2011 Phillies. They completed a three-game sweep of the Astros on Sunday, getting a three-run home run from Ryan Howard in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back in a 7-3 win over...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 1:11 PM
The Phillies pull an April Fool's Day prank on the Houston Astros as they wait until the bottom of the 9th inning to wake up their bats on Opening Day. John Mayberry, Jr. caps off a three-run rally with a line drive over the head of Astros centerfielder...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 9:45 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The struggles the Houston Astros were facing finally reached the point where they needed a 75-minute team meeting to air things out.
The frustrations built up over a five-game losing streak and losses in 10 of their past 11? All...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:40 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Karstens shut down the Houston Astros and pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates into a tie for first place in the NL Central.
Karstens threw a five-hitter and Andrew McCutchen tripled and drove in two runs as the surging Pirates opened...