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  • PASSINGS: Billy Costello

    PASSINGS: Billy Costello
    Billy Costello Former WBC light welterweight boxing champ Billy Costello, 55, a former WBC light welterweight boxing champion who won his first 30 professional fights, died of lung cancer Wednesday at a hospital in his hometown of Kingston, N.Y., said...
  • Who could emerge as baseball's Lin or Tebow?

    Dodgers fireballer Jansen Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune You might not have heard of Kenley Jansen. But he is well known to Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Robinson Cano and their teammates on the Dominican Republic's 2009 World Baseball Classic team. A...
  • No Marlins Park All-Star game until 2015 at earliest

    No Marlins Park All-Star game until 2015 at earliest
    Marlins Park won't be receiving an All-Star Game until 2015, at the earliest, Commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday. Addressing the media before the first regular season game at the new stadium, Selig said that an abundance of new stadiums in the...
  • Should Selig accept a two-year extension?

    Money sure is good Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Bud Selig's $18.4 million salary dwarfs those of NFL and NBA counterparts Roger Goodell ($10.9 million) and David Stern ($10 million). Why wouldn't he want to stick around? Under Selig's watch, the...
  • Hammel, Lindstrom talk about joining Orioles

    Hammel, Lindstrom talk about joining Orioles
    Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom were on today’s conference call to discuss Monday’s trade that sent them from the Colorado Rockies to the Orioles in exchange for Jeremy Guthrie. Here is Hammel on learning of the deal: “Obviously, it was...
  • Why passing on Cespedes makes sense

    Why passing on Cespedes makes sense
    Monday’s news that highly touted free-agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes chose to sign with the Oakland Athletics is understandably unwelcome to a large segment of an Orioles fan base disgusted by 14 years of losing and underwhelmed by the club’...
  • Ex-CdM baseball star Lemmerman traded

    Ex-CdM baseball star Lemmerman traded
    Jake Lemmerman, a Corona del Mar High product who has spent the last three baseball seasons in the minor leagues as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for utility man Skip Schumaker on Wednesday....
  • Your Turn: What sport would you like to see added to the Summer Olympics?

    Your Turn: What sport would you like to see added to the Summer Olympics?
    The Olympics are expanding and have been for decades. Ancient Olympians would hardly recognize the international competition for what it once was. While the slate of events for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro is mostly set, the drawing board is full...
  • Obama and Romney jockey for the Olympic vote

    Fresh off his trip abroad, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of undermining America's competitiveness in international sports competitions. "We have a president who apologizes for America's athletic...
  • 3 key relievers get some work vs. Spain's WBC team

    3 key relievers get some work vs. Spain's WBC team
    SARASOTA, Fla. — In an otherwise meaningless exhibition against an obviously undermanned Spain World Baseball Classic team, Orioles manager Buck Showalter accomplished something important Wednesday afternoon. He found work for relievers Jim...
  • Orioles make first round of cuts

    Orioles make first round of cuts
    The Orioles made their first cuts of the spring Thursday, sending five players to minor league camp, including two of the organization’s most promising young pitchers. The club sent out left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez and right-hander Mike Wright,...