| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Left-hander Paco Rodriguez shakes his head when he thinks of how much his life has changed in the last five months.
Coming out of spring training, Rodriguez thought he had a 50-50 chance of making the Dodgers' opening-day roster. Today, he is one of the...
| Jun 22, 2013
Gary Vitti is at home cooking dinner for a few friends. But you can't escape the feeling that he's got someplace else he'd rather be.
He loves to cook, no doubt about that. And he's good at it. But at this time of year, Vitti really ought to be...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:15 PM
You'll have to excuse Solomon Jones III if he's feeling a little more giddy than an NBA veteran should.
Jones, 29, has 270 games under his belt since 2006, having played in L.A. and New York. He has been to China and back.
Playing for the Magic in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Maybe I’m just as delusional as Dwight Howard, but I wouldn’t totally reject the idea that the Magic could one day hang his No. 12 jersey from the rafters.
Who knows what might happen in, say, 2025?
You figure Dwight will play another 10...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Players come and go in the NBA. They have their glory, get old and live later lives out of the limelight. Unless your name is Michael Jordan or a few others, you depart Earth in the company of family, a few friends and a neighbor or two.
Then there is...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Arguably the greatest player in Wichita State history, Xavier McDaniel, and Houston’s three-time All-American Elvin Hayes will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City November 24 at the Midland by AMC.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:42 PM
When talk turns to athletic freaks, offensive linemen rarely rate a mention.
The term is usually applied to an NBA greyhound who can dribble around guards as easily as dunk over 7-footers. Or in the realm of football, maybe a quarterback who can...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Trying to compare Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan can spark intense debate.
Their career arcs took very different paths, but where they are undeniably close is in ring count. Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls. To date, Bryant has five with...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Our 5-part Saturday series focusing on the Magic's position battles heading into their Oct. 1 training camp continues.
OK, there's really no race for the starting spot.
Nik Vucevic is the incumbent – and landslide winner....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The National Football League’s increasingly visible injury legacy has become a topic of national debate, one that threatens to cast a lasting shadow over the country’s most popular, and profitable, sport.
Far less attention has been paid...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
He's one of the hottest architects in Hollywood: The houses designed by Paul Revere Williams have attracted generations of stars — Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Bill Cosby, Denzel Washington.
Actress Debra Messing recently sold a home he designed...