| Jan 31, 2015
| 12:45 PM
Cheating, getting an edge, pushing the boundaries, skirting the intent of a rule ... it only seems like the Patriots invented the art form. But it has been going on for years. Here's how in various sports, with contributions from Courant staff writers...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:11 PM
Baseball player Jon Jay is no stranger to giving back. The big-hearted outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals is hosting a bowling challenge fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 31 at Splitsville Lanes, 5701 Sunset...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:42 AM
The death of Ernie Banks last Friday touched fans all across the world, including an old friend of his, former Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman.
The two were Cubs teammates from 1965 through 1971, before Banks retired and Holtzman was traded to the A’s....
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:19 PM
An increasing number of Americans believe marijuana should be decriminalized, but on Tuesday came a sobering reminder that testing positive for the drug can still have significant consequences.
In the case of left-hander Robert Carson, it will cost...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:10 AM
Dave Goldberg always relished the chance to share his journalistic expertise and views with his peers. In turn, reporters walked away wiser, often chuckling from his humor.
Goldberg, one of the nation's top football writers and an award-winning veteran...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 5:05 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. One of the rituals of spring training is the physical exam that players must take before suiting up for the first time, and it's a good bet no one on the A's roster is looking forward to that more than Ike Davis.
The first baseman, picked...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 11:33 AM
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — New York Mets ace Matt Harvey has arrived at spring training, nearly two weeks ahead of the team's first official workout, and says he's willing to accept whatever innings limits the team chooses as he returns from elbow...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Look beyond those massive snowbanks, past the forecast for the next winter storm, and focus on the trucks. Those glorious tractor-trailers will be packed with baseball equipment in Boston and New York before rolling south this week.
Spring training is...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:13 PM
If you're feeling a cold wind blow through a hole in Chicago's heart, you know why: Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub," is dead at age 83.
The eternal optimist is gone.
"The Cubs are due in '62," he'd say. But that didn't happen. That same year, Banks announced...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:25 PM
The Chicago Cubs are the latest team for reliever Gonzalez German, who was claimed off waivers Friday from the Texas Rangers.
Germen, 27, pitched the past two seasons for the New York Mets, posting a 1-2 record and 4.31 ERA in 54 appearances. Germen has...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:37 PM
Vinny Rottino has not appeared in the majors since Oct. 2, 2012 as a member of the Cleveland Indians. He'll turn 35 on April 7, just after the start of the regular season. He's hoping to celebrate in South Florida as a member of the Miami Marlins....