| Apr 7, 2012
| 9:59 PM
It took 11 days over two continents a half-world apart, but the Mariners found their offense against the A's this weekend, with an 8-7 victory Saturday that completed a two-game series sweep.
Felix Hernandez was the beneficiary of the latest Mariners...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 11:01 PM
More than 46,000 fans descended on sold-out Safeco Field Friday night to see the Mariners take on the Oakland Athletics in the 2012 home opener. But the A's spoiled the event, blanking the M's 4-0 and disappointing the home crowd.
The showdown was the...
| May 17, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Their eye-popping stats are close to identical, but their attributes and stories are as dissimilar as a bloop and a blast.
Together, they comprise one of the two best one-two starting pitching combinations in California. But when taken individually, they...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 10:23 PM
NFL Football--Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals, Noon (CBS); Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks, 3 p.m. (FOX); Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants, 3:25 p.m. (CBS); Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons, 7:20 p.m. (NBC)...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:51 PM
There are three places I have no interest in seeing a 50-year-old Roger Clemens: Cooperstown, N.Y.; on a pitcher's mound; or in front of a microphone … unless he finally has decided to hold a press conference to apologize for being a juicer.
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:05 AM
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' TENNIS
Aberdeen Roncalli at Milbank, 1 p.m.
Tennis-WTA New Haven Open, Noon (ESPN2); ATP World Tour, Winston-Salem Open, 3 p.m. (ESPN2), same-day tape, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling-U.S. Pro Challenge, Stage 4, 3 p.m....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:40 PM
If sport is about mythmaking, then clean sport might be the biggest myth of all.
Baseball was reminded of this the hard way Wednesday when Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics was suspended 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. Melky...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Seeing Roger Clemens on the verge of becoming a 50-year-old big league starter makes me feel bad for Jamie Moyer.
While not blessed with Clemens' powerful build or pitching repertoire, Moyer got the absolute most out of his career — and he didn't...
| 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...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - The Oakland Athletics were swinging and missing, and Francisco Liriano kept on firing those fastballs, sliders and changeups in the strike zone that has eluded him so often this year and last.
For one afternoon, the Minnesota Twins...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Gio Gonzalez was 20 when I watched him pitch for the first time. He was at the Phillies' complex in Clearwater, Fla., and it didn't take long to see why Pat Gillick had insisted on him when the White Sox traded for Jim Thome.
You don't have to be a...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 2:55 PM
A reputation is a bad thing to lose. Just ask Manti Te'o.
While the Notre Dame icon reels under the weight of a strange soap opera, it is becoming clear he was the highly naive victim in one of the most bizarre, most cruel hoaxes ever played. The...