| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:49 PM
During his six seasons as a coach for the San Diego Padres, Rick Renteria frequently reviewed videotape of what he believed were umpires' questionable calls.
That experience led him to one unmistakable conclusion: Major League Baseball umpires are not...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Ronde and Tiki Barber haven't settled their sibling rivalry, and Marty Miller excels at a job he didn't want. LaTasha Colander Clark embodies grace, and Ticha Penicheiro schooled the boys on the playgrounds back in Portugal. Lou Wacker coached thousands...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:31 PM
The first major free-agent signing of the off-season, the St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of shortstop Jhonny Peralta, has exposed still-open wounds in Major League Baseball on the topic of performance-enhancing drugs.
Peralta was among 12 players...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:49 PM
BOSTON — The link between Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell and former boss Terry Francona remains strong, although there has been less dialogue between them during the World Series.
"We talked more probably in the division and Championship...
| Feb 8, 2013
1. "Until the End of Time" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $28). The intertwined stories of two couples, separated by almost 40 years. Last week: —
2. "Private Berlin" by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown, $27.99)....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Philadelphia Phillies hired Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg as their manager on Friday after firing Charlie Manuel.
Manuel, 69, had managed the Phillies since 2005, a run that included five consecutive National League East championships and a World...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum finally made the move he never should’ve had to make: yanking Carlos Marmol as closer.
Sveum never should’ve had to make the move because team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer should’ve...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Terry Francona, who led the Cleveland Indians to their first playoff berth in six years, was honored Tuesday as American League manager of the year.
Francona had never received a first-place vote in previous years, even when he led the Boston Red Sox to...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Derrick Rose's comeback turned out to be a cameo, and the Chicago Bulls' worst nightmare became a reality again.
The Bulls' hopes about contending for a championship this season took a serious hit. Their long-term plans appear to be up in the air too....