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  • John McEnroe cuts short Federer interview, hugs him

     
    Holy Goolagong! At least youngish sports fans now know how and why tennis was a huge deal in the early 1980s. What more do you need to know about Sunday's Wimbledon final than that NBC's John McEnroe repeatedly called it...
  • Phillies nominee for Roberto Clemente Award announced

     
    The Phillies' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award was announced Tuesday. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is the five-time defending National League's nominee. The annual award recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball...

    Year-by-year inductees

    (BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro league career): 1936 -- BBWAA: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus...

    Catcher's interference costs Orioles in 4-3 loss to Rays

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his staff spend the spring breaking down the game into increments of 90 feet – the distance between the basepaths. But one ninth-inning mistake in Thursday’s Grapefruit League game against...

    Orioles first base prospect Tyler Townsend shelved again

    Orioles first-base prospect Tyler Townsend, a Delaware native who was the organization’s third-round pick in 2009 out of Florida International, is hurt again and has no set timetable for returning to action. Townsend, 24, injured his right wrist in...