| Apr 6, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Like his bosses, Mike Foltynewicz is a baseball optimist. He can see the Astros rising out of the ashes they find themselves in at the beginning of the Jim Crane era.
"In three or four years, we're going to be a fun team,'' said Foltynewicz, a 21-year-...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 10:13 PM
Presentation at Bethany Lutheran Triangular in Rosemount, Minn., day two of two, vs. Finlandia, 12:30 p.m, and vs. Bethany Lutheran, 4:30 p.m.
Major League Baseball—Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 10:28 PM
NHL Hockey--Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings, 11:30 a.m. (NBC); Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN); Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild, 7 p.m. (FXSP)
NBA Basketball--Miami Heat at New York Knicks,...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:20 PM
BOSTON — He loves the ballpark again. Not Fenway or Yankee Stadium or Progressive Field specifically — Terry Francona loves them all again.
"I get there absurdly early," he said Thursday. "I stay there absurdly late. I have no perspective."...
| May 25, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Zach McAllister didn't appear out of nowhere for the Indians last September at U.S. Cellular Field. He was making his 25th big-league start, but he looked too good to have a 4.56 ERA.
Turns out the six strong innings McAllister threw against the White...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Talking baseball while wishing we could fast forward to first-round games in the NCAA basketball tournament:
1. No matter what Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney were suggesting before Michael Bourn’s deal with Cleveland was finalized Monday, the Cubs...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Drayton McLane in the French Quarter?
No, it couldn't be. I didn't believe my eyes when I first saw him browsing in a shop with his wife, Elizabeth, last January, figuring it had to be a guy who looked like McLane. But there he was 10 minutes later,...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Soccer--Women's National Teams, exhibition, United States vs. Brazil, 6 a.m. (ESPN2); UEFA Champions League, Marseille at Bayern Munich, 1:30 p.m. (FXSP)
NHL Hockey--Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN); Minnesota Wild...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Men's College Basketball-Cincinnati at Connecticut, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Seton Hall at Villanova, 6 p.m. (ESPNU); Indiana at Nebraska, 6 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Texas at Kansas State, 8 p.m. (ESPN2); Oklahoma State at Iowa State, 8 p.m. (ESPNU);...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Do you know what was going on in the world 90 years ago? Twins, Loraine Glenewinkel and Viola Merz, of Brenham do!
The pair are longtime Astros fans so what better way to celebrate their 90th birthday, than being honored by their favorite baseball team?...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Bobby Valentine has a better guess where he'll be Thursday than the Yankees do.
Bobby V, who has posted fewer Vs than any Red Sox manager since Billy Herman in 1965, figures to be on the other end of a phone call summoning him to a meeting with the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:38 PM
Major League Baseball—Playoffs, St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves, 4 p.m. (TBS); Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (TBS)
College Football—Pittsburgh at Syracuse, 6 p.m. (ESPN); Utah State at Brigham Young, 9:15 p....