| 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 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...
| Jul 11, 2012
Oh, that voice! It comes out of the TV, it comes out of the radio, it comes out of the man sitting across from me in the cafe behind the press box at Dodger Stadium. Courtly and indefatigable, Vin Scully has been calling Dodger games since Harry Truman...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 5:05 PM
CLEVELAND — Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome hasn't decided how much longer he wants to play, but he has a legitimate chance to catch an old teammate and friend on one of the most noteworthy lists in baseball history if he sticks around a little....
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:46 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - When it comes to picking a spot to watch the World Series, San Francisco has bigger sports bars and louder sports bars. Sports bars with more wide-screen, high-definition TVs and with more recent memorabilia with signatures from Giants...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 5:52 AM
CASA GRANDE, Arizona — Baseball abandoned Casa Grande, so Casa Grande abandoned baseball.
In 1961, San Francisco Giants owner Horace Stoneham opened a state-of-the-art training facility in this city, between Phoenix and Tucson in south central...
| Feb 17, 2011
I bow to my friend Andy Weaver. Once again, he was right on a Nazareth pick and I was wrong. Not only did he have the Blue Eagles winning, but in overtime, too. Amazing. Meanwhile, I have been amazingly bad. In fact, I was 0-for-4 on my picks the last two...
| Mar 14, 2011
The Angels reassigned 10 players to their minor league camp Monday, among them Mike Trout, the organization's 19-year-old wunderkind outfielder who has had an eventful spring. Trout has hit .344 in two minor league seasons in which he also stole......