| Oct 17, 2012
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...
| 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...
| May 11, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Here is the list of Major League Baseball players who have hit four home runs in one game:
May 8, 2012: Josh Hamilton of Texas in a 10-3 win over Baltimore.
Sept. 25, 2003: Carlos Delgado of Toronto in a 10-8 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
| 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....
| Nov 3, 2012
| 7:15 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. — Football teams on a six-game bender have been known to check out. Start plotting for the offseason, NFL draft and/or holidays.
Subsequent half-baked efforts are most evident on defense. An assignment lapse here and delayed step...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:27 PM
Derek Jeter continues to move up the all-time hits list, and for the second time this season he passed an Orioles great Tuesday night.
Jeter's leadoff home run against the White Sox's Francisco Liriano in Chicago was the Yankee shortstop's 3,256th career...
| 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 5, 2012
| 1:37 PM
I love the idea of putting a baseball stadium right up against a newspaper office building that’s 80 percent windows. What could happen? And while we’re at it, let’s put the new police department shooting range right next to the ward for...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:59 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:55 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:53 PM
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...