| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:24 PM
NEW YORK — Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has said repeatedly that he is just soaking up the playoff atmosphere, trying to have fun and not do too much. He's here to do what he can to contribute, not be a savior.
That sentiment works, until...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Bill "Moose" Skowron, who went from marbles, softball and dreams on the parks and playgrounds of the Northwest Side to attain fame as one of the greatest athletes from Chicago, has died. He was 81.
Skowron, whose most enduring renown came as a member...
| Apr 30, 2012
A bio on NPR's website of its commentator Frank Deford notes that the magazine GQ christened him, quite simply, "the world's greatest sportswriter." (Is he?) A story on ESPN's companion website, Grantland, referred to Deford as "a writer who had...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:49 AM
Babe Ruth's 1934 Yankees hat is going to auction and is expected to sell for at least $300,000, auctioneers said Monday.
The Bambino's hat was famously worn by Bombers hurler David "Boomer" Wells in the June 18, 1997 game. A devoted fan, Wells wore the...
| May 10, 2012
| 9:34 PM
GCC baseball hopes for repeat success
For the second year in a row, the Glendale Community College baseball team will look to advance out of the California Community College Athletic Assn.'s Southern California Super Regional tournament to the state...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Brooks Robinson owned third base. Still does. At his sendoff in 1977 — a "Thanks, Brooks" Day at a packed Memorial Stadium — Robinson's successor, Doug DeCinces, removed third base from its moorings and presented it to the Orioles veteran....
| Oct 29, 2012
| 7:55 PM
My 13-year-old grandson, Ethan, is quite a soccer player, if I do say so myself.
He's played club-level soccer for the last several years in his North Carolina community, and he's a star on his middle school's varsity soccer squad. Whenever we travel...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 7:11 PM
It's an issue that's staring the Phillies in the face.
What will be Jim Thome's role when Interleague play, along with the freedom to have him be the designated hitter, disappears today?
It's always easier to put off the inevitable, especially when...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Shannon Sharpe remembers vividly the late-night conversations in his kitchen with a 25-year-old Ray Lewis.
It was 2000, and the young linebacker was staying with his new Ravens teammate in Sharpe's Atlanta home as he endured a murder trial that could...
| Mar 19, 2013
Saturday is a big day in Virginia’s writing community. Almost a year of planning and coordinating will culminate in a gathering of more than a dozen nationally best-selling authors in one place, at one time, to describe how they craft the stories we...