| Feb 20, 2015
| 5:53 PM
The White Sox and Cubs have conducted spring training in many exotic places, but perhaps none so surprising — or with a more tantalizing name — than French Lick, Ind.
Because of World War II travel restrictions, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 12:21 PM
Goran Dragic to the Heat means they're a sure thing for the playoffs and potentially dangerous in them. Point guard has been a blatant problem for the Heat this year, and now a third-team All-NBA player from last year is inserted as the point guard....
| Feb 15, 2015
| 5:10 PM
NEW YORK — If Knicks President Phil Jackson had his way, Steve Kerr would be coaching at Madison Square Garden on a regular basis.
Instead, Kerr roamed the sideline Sunday night for just the second time, coaching the West All-Stars eight days...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:29 PM
Whew, NBA players got what they wanted — a really, really long All-Star break.
Tweeted Oklahoma City star/jokester Kevin Durant: "think during this @NBAAllStar break I'm going to get my law degree."
There might not be quite enough time for that....
| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:58 AM
The phrase "greatest ever" gets tossed around without much heed in the sports world.
However, it might actually apply to this year's three-point-shooting contest during the NBA's All-Star weekend.
"I think it's the greatest field that we've seen,"...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 9:36 AM
The very contract that has made Hassan Whiteside such a bargain for the Miami Heat these next two seasons also will leave the Heat no recourse but to have to bid for him during 2016 free agency on no better than equal footing with most of the rest of...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:54 PM
We'll remember this game for two things: Northwestern coach Chris Collins going bonkers after a blown goaltending call and D'Angelo Russell dropping a Larry Bird (33 points) in a sensational performance.
The freshman guard scored Ohio State's...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:02 PM
Every now and then, a call comes in to a hotel in Indiana with an unusual request.
"Can I talk to Steve?"
The manager, April Barricks, wouldn't know what to say. Eventually, she asked the owner.
People keep asking for Steve Alford, Barricks told...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:56 PM
At first look, NBA schedule makers had made Monday's game at Staples Center a must-see.
In town were the hated Celtics, the green-clad demons of Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, John Havlicek and many more. They are the leprechauns Los Angeles has...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:18 PM
An AFC Championship edition of Half-Baked Jake:
Andrew Luck is 25. Tom Brady is 37. Luck is 0-3 against the Patriots, including last year in the playoffs. He has passed for 968 yards and six touchdowns in those games, but has eight interceptions and two...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:46 PM
It's almost time to replace a word in the nickname Nick Young gave himself last month.
When he proclaimed himself to be "IDM" (I Don't Miss), he left himself open to ridicule if he started missing. He's done a lot of it in six games this month, making...