| Oct 30, 2011
| 5:00 AM
A-Rod. K-Rod. F-Rod. I-Rod. B-Rob. We are not living in the Golden Age of sports nicknames. J-Roll. O-Dog. T-Mac. D-Wade. These are not nicknames; they're contractions, abbreviations.
Crowned "King James" at the outset of a career that has yet to see him...
| Nov 26, 2006
They're at the top of the stretch ... On the outside, Efficiency. Here comes Town Cheer! ... Yankee Cashmere is trying to sweep from ninth ... Yankee Cashmere comes from last to take the stretch lead! A magnificent drive to ... win the Cadillac Breeders...
| Jun 20, 2014
Dan Jenkins may not be the greatest sportswriter of the 20th Century but he is indisputably in the same ballpark with such people as Grantland Rice, Ring Lardner, Red Smith, Jim Murray, Frank Deford and Gary Smith.
There are others, of course, some of...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It is easy now to identify the most famous name from the baseball box score dated July 11, 1914.
However, one hundred summers ago at Boston's Fenway Park, the annotation "Ruth" was not historically significant.
The baby-faced pitcher, only months...
| Jun 9, 2013
Amid all the wrangling over renovations and increased signage at Wrigley Field, we'd like to explode a few myths about the 99-year-old ballpark. As Ernie Banks might put it, let's play 10:
1 The ballpark you know as Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, used...
| Jan 4, 2012
When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 4:32 PM
ESPN's Sports Guy Bill Simmons talks about how his new Grantland sports and pop culture site is making connections between the worlds of sports and show business...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
USC stripped of another national title The Football Writers Association of America has revoked USC's 2004 national championship....
| Aug 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden announced that USC would play a home-and-home series with Texas in 2017 and 2018 and also play Utah State in 2013. The Trojans last played Texas in the 2006 Bowl Championship Series title game at......
| Nov 2, 2000
Ring Lardner Jr., the Academy Award-winning screenwriter who was imprisoned for refusing to answer questions before the House Un-American Activities Committee, has died of cancer. He was 85.
The last survivor of the so-called Hollywood 10, a group of...