| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:32 PM
NEW YORK — The afternoon had been so sweeping in Yankees pride and nostalgia, so grand in ceremony and testimony, so lavish in gifts, so brash in Metallica guitar riffs, it would have been easy in the giddy possibilities of the day to overlook the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:03 PM
New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera and Metallica will forever be linked.
For more than a decade, the heavy metal band's hit "Enter Sandman" was blasted over the sound system at Yankee Stadium whenever baseball's all-time saves leader would enter...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Ever since NBA player Jason Collins announced he was gay, some people have been hailing him as a new Jackie Robinson.
Yes, he is brave. And yes, he is inspiring; gay basketball players who thought the NBA would never accept them now might be...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 6:04 PM
ST. LOUIS -- In the year that the movie "42" dramatized the story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, the number of African Americans playing in the World Series is the same as the number playing in the major leagues when Robinson made...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Hubert V. Simmons was a gentle man who threw a nasty knuckleball in Negro Leagues baseball, and for years he dreamed of establishing a museum that could tell a story about the national pastime before it was really national, when black players were...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:43 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.--The absurdity continues.
Even in death, Marvin Miller cannot get elected to the Hall of Fame. The leader who built the Major League Baseball Players Assn. into the powerhouse of sports unions was rejected again Monday, when a...
| Nov 11, 2013
On a day when we honor the men and women who've served in the U.S. military, we must not forget that tens of thousands of veterans across the country are homeless, including an estimated 6,300 living in Los Angeles County, the largest concentration of...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, announced he is retiring from that position at the end of the 2014 season. Selig found his early years filled with controversy and was held as a villain with players and the public.
He endured to leave...
| Nov 13, 2013
What, I wonder, explains the gender gap in political corruption?
Women make up almost 20 percent of the current Congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, but they don't come anywhere near that many of Congress' scandals....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
UCLA has gone to court to overturn a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans agency.
The university described itself as a "surprising casualty" of an August ruling that the Department of...