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  • Athletes may be overpaid, but don't call them lazy

    Milling about the club level of Ripken Stadium on Monday morning, awaiting the Aberdeen IronBirds' media day activities to begin, I was surrounded by members of this year's team who had been requested by myself and other attending journalists to sit and...
  • New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000
    He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played. He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio. And it won't be...
  • The Voters Speak: Comments On The UConn Play Of The Year

    Chris: All of these plays were amazing and were great choices, but I had to go with Kemba's shot during the Pitt game. I'm in the Pep Band, and seeing that shot courtside was unreal! Puneet: The Springer catch and Teggart's BCS clincher were great, but...
  • Etching Negro League names in stone

    Etching Negro League names in stone
    Armed with a yellow bucket filled with cleaning supplies, Jeremy Krock made his way toward the grave of John Donaldson, who was interred at Burr Oak Cemetery more than 40 years ago. Krock, 53, an anesthesiologist from Peoria, spruces up Donaldson's grave...
  • Our Laguna: Village Laguna continues the height fight

    Fear that Laguna Beach would become Miami West or a Waikiki wannabe drove a group of Laguna Beach residents to take on City Hall in 1971. The City Council had approved a new zone from Broadway to Bluebird Canyon Drive that would allow 100-foot-tall...
  • Bidding farewell to Ed Reed, the most interesting, entertaining athlete in Baltimore

    Bidding farewell to Ed Reed, the most interesting, entertaining athlete in Baltimore
    Sportswriters inevitably get the question: How do you cover teams you once loved as a fan? The standard answer is that you stop rooting for the jersey and start rooting for the best story. That’s true to a point but incomplete. It’s near...
  • Eddie Murray linked to insider trading probe

    Eddie Murray linked to insider trading probe
    Eddie Murray, the former Orioles Hall of Famer, has been linked to an investigation by federal authorities in a wide-ranging insider trading case that already has ensnared teammate Doug DeCinces, according to a Reuters report. Investigators have been...
  • LeRoy Neiman dies at 91; artist depicted sports in bold strokes

    LeRoy Neiman dies at 91; artist depicted sports in bold strokes
    LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91. Neiman, who was...
  • World View: In search of a lost ballpark

    World View: In search of a lost ballpark
    It took me a while to find home plate. I'm an explorer who loves to discover the world's great cities on foot. During a trip to New York earlier this month — and like an archaeologist searching for clues to a lost civilization — I took such a...
  • Q&A: Chicago-native 'Mr. Sophistication' star Harry Lennix

    Q&A: Chicago-native 'Mr. Sophistication' star Harry Lennix
    In the excellent new drama “Mr. Sophistication,” veteran comedian/actor Ron Waters (Chicago-native Harry Lennix) is tempted by the notion that fame means he exists on a different level in society. “I think any honest celebrity would see...
  • Carnett: Growing up in an international world

    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...