| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:04 PM
While the National Baseball Hall of Fame was announcing Wednesday that three players in their first year of eligibility — pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas — had been elected by the writers' association in the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:20 PM
NEW YORK -- Alfonso Soriano homered twice for the second straight night and drove in a career-high seven runs, giving him a staggering 13 RBIs in two games while powering the suddenly potent New York Yankees to an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis understands that there are going to be whispers, and that those will grow louder if he continues his torrid home run pace.
He is, after all, a muscle-rippling power hitter with video-game home run totals. He knows the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:07 PM
I hate Ryan Braun.
And I hate Lance Armstrong.
Yes, it’s because they’re cheaters. Yes, it’s because they’ve cast a pall over their sports, one of which -- baseball -- I happen to love. And yes, it’s because I have two...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:08 PM
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds was here.
His is the name that evokes all that went right, and so very wrong, for baseball during the steroid era. His spirit was here Monday, the day before the All-Star game, when baseball's premier slugger declared Bonds'...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:16 PM
This summer has hardly been fun and games in the world of professional athletics. The two biggest sports stories revolve around performance enhancing drugs peddled from an "anti-aging" clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., and an execution-style shooting death in...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Major League Baseball's suspension of 13 players in its most recent attempt to address the use of performance-enhancing drugs, including an unprecedented 211-game suspension of its highest-paid player, Alex Rodriguez, is a welcome sign that the game is...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Aimee Garcia and Michael Jordan go way back.
Garcia, who played nanny Jaime Batista on Showtime’s “Dexter” and can be seen in the upcoming “Robocop” remake in Feb., filmed a McDonald’s commercial with the NBA legend...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field.
In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa...
| Oct 11, 2013
The first time I realized just how big a piece of Chicago lore Steve Bartman was going to hold was Halloween 2003, a few weeks after Game 6. I was in Bloomington, Ind., and every fifth person was dressed as Bartman. He was--and remains--iconic.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:51 PM
People who follow the endless saga of doping in sports know there's one hard-and-fast rule: Any time a big name gets whacked, the quality of public debate on the issue plummets.
That's certainly true of the case of Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez,...