| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:49 PM
While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:38 PM
By his standards, Andre Ethier had a fairly quiet first half. Not horrific, just not up to his standards.
He has willingly played every outfield position without complaint, but a .268 batting average, five home runs and 28 runs batted in in the first...
| Jun 25, 2013
They had no game Monday, but it was hardly a day off for the Washington Nationals.
At Nationals Park, Bryce Harper took his latest step back to the lineup with a workout. Starting pitcher Dan Haren planned to receive an MRI on his stiff right shoulder....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:06 PM
The Huntington Beach High baseball program will hold the second Collin Balester-Hank Conger Giveback Golf Invitational next Monday. The shotgun start is 10:30 a.m. at SeaCliff Country Club (6501 Palm Ave.) in Huntington Beach.
Registration for the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:11 PM
More than two decades after his futile attempt to draw Penn State's attention as a player, James Franklin was hired Saturday by the university as its football coach.
Franklin, 41, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left for the NFL's Houston Texans coaching job...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The unfamiliar and unwanted chill in the Florida air will soon subside, and that means one thing -- it's time for spring training baseball in the Sunshine State.
Pitchers and catchers begin reporting for Grapefruit League teams in the second week of...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:08 PM
The list of pitchers who have fully recovered from Tommy John surgery grows longer every year. It contains the famous (Chris Carpenter, John Lackey, Stephen Strasburg) as well as those you haven’t heard of (at least, not yet).
Ethan Carter, who won...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:50 PM
In the fall of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
| Apr 1, 2013
It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Clearly, baseball fans and the media who represent
them are hungry for some real news as the exhibition season gets underway,
but it will be a while before what happens on the field really starts to mean much.
| May 24, 2011
| 3:07 PM
Three months are more instructive than three days, Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor believes, which is why the Cavaliers' season-ending hiccup at North Carolina doesn't greatly concern him heading into the ACC tournament.
The Cavaliers (45-9) still...