| Mar 17, 2015
| 5:20 AM
PEORIA, Ariz. Robinson Cano needed to clear his throat. A lump the size of a baseball was building as he spoke about his grandfather, Ovidio Cano, and what he had meant to him.
There weren't enough words, or the right words, to describe a man that...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 3:02 PM
A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:
Alex Rodriguez is scheduled to play a road game for the first time this spring. No telling what kind of reception he'll hear from...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 1:57 PM
Have glove will travel — to any position on the field.
That is Don Kelly's selling point in quest of a utility job with the Miami Marlins. And when he says he can play anywhere, he means it.
Infield. Check. Outfield. Check. Pitcher? Catcher?...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:41 PM
As our friend the Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Big results require big ambitions.”
Say this for Yasiel Puig, he is nothing if not hugely ambitious. No, bigger than that. Still bigger.
Remember that talk Dodgers hitting coach...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:12 PM
Former UConn cornerback Byron Jones of New Britain, whose senior season was cut short by a shoulder injury, got the full attention of NFL types at the NFL combine Monday, setting a broad jump record (12 feet, 3 inches). His vertical leap: 44.5 inches....
| Feb 22, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Given a choice between dunkers and and 3-point bombers, I'll take muscle-flexing beasties every time. Which is why I like Purdue's chances for making more postseason noise than Indiana.
The Boilermakers convinced this skeptic when they swept Indiana by...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:29 PM
Theo Epstein has a phrase for the potential of local TV revenue.
He says it will be "a paradigm shift" in keeping the Cubs on pace with baseball's richest teams. But will the club president get his money?
In a rapidly changing media landscape, there...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:26 PM
Theo Epstein has mentioned on several occasions that local TV revenue will be a game-changer for the Cubs. The president of baseball operations calls it “a paradigm shift” in keeping up with baseball’s big-money teams.
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Jose Abreu's harrowing journey to the White Sox began last year on a small boat on the shores of Cuba.
"I've heard Abreu's story, and I thought mine was crazy," said teammate and fellow Cuban native Adrian Nieto, who came to the U.S. on a raft with...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:14 PM
American LeagueCentral Division
White Sox: Additions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Adam LaRoche should make Sox instant contenders if defense holds up.
Indians: Quiet so far, but adding Brandon Moss is an upgrade. Now if the Tribe can only...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners' All-Star second baseman, will miss the next three to four weeks after breaking the small toe on his right foot when he was hit by a pitch Saturday during an exhibition game in Tokyo.
Cano was struck by a pitch thrown...