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  • Washington gets its badly needed fix

    WASHINGTON -- Karl Marx is credited with saying that religion is "the opium of the people." But here in the nation's capital, baseball is the drug of choice that rescues political junkies from the unpleasant realities around them. Currently providing...
  • Lewis Yocum dies at 65; Angels team doctor

    Lewis Yocum dies at 65; Angels team doctor
    Dr. Lewis Yocum, the longtime Angels team physician and nationally renowned orthopedic surgeon who saved or extended the careers of hundreds of major league baseball players, died Saturday after quietly battling liver cancer. He was 65. Yocum, who was...
  • Biblioracle: Book reviews don't compute

    Biblioracle: Book reviews don't compute
    In a previous column I discussed the practice of "sockpuppetry," where authors create fake online personas to pump up the ratings of their own books and trash those of their rivals. Recently, two additional stories have come to my attention that cast...
  • Andre Ethier, Dodgers start second half with 3-2 win over Nationals

    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 inĀ in the first...
  • Three Things on Jake Long, Vontae Davis and Stephen Strasburg

    Three Things to consider on this still-soggy sports Tuesday: Thing 1: Jake Long’s knee injury during practice on Monday marks the third straight year the Miami Dolphins’ franchise left tackle has suffered a significant physical setback....
  • Increase in Orioles merchandise sales a boon for local shops, online retailers

    Increase in Orioles merchandise sales a boon for local shops, online retailers
    In years past, Nathaniel Scroggins spent late August and early September finding ways to de-emphasize the Orioles gear at the Sport Shop store in Harborplace. Whatever was left from summer got tucked into one corner, while Ravens gear swarmed the space....
  • Vegas favors a Michigan-Louisville national championship game

     
    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...
  • Marlins nip Nationals 2-1 in 10 with late heroics

    Marlins nip Nationals 2-1 in 10 with late heroics
    The one thing Giancarlo Stanton knew for sure was Rafael Soriano was not going to throw a strike. Ahead in the count 1-2, Soriano threw a chase pitch. Stanton chased it and crushed it. With the Marlins down a run in the ninth Saturday, Stanton...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    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;...
  • Injury problem a lingering issue for Nationals

    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....
  • UVa prevails over Army in rare NCAA tournament pitching duel

    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Bored on the eve of his team's NCAA tournament opener Friday, Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor wandered up to the press box at Davenport Field and held court. The topic on which he was most animated: Cavaliers closer Kyle...