| Mar 12, 2012
| 5:40 AM
From Tempe to Goodyear, Scottsdale to Mesa, baseball has returned to the Valley of the Sun, the now undisputed capital of spring training. The greater Phoenix area plays host to as many teams as the entire rival Grapefruit League in Florida — all...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 6:59 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Like a fish that refused to be reeled in, Albert Pujols kept slipping off the hook last fall.
Three different times he played what could have been his last game at Busch Stadium for the Cardinals — in the regular season, the...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:00 PM
I watched the Angels/Dodgers spring training game Sunday on television.
It wasn't nearly as much fun as sitting in the stands at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the Angels' spring training home field in Tempe, Ariz., where I spent part of last week.
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The World Baseball Classic is coming back next spring, and it's time for the U.S. to remember who invented the game.
While the chance to play against the best players in the world is a huge deal for the competitors and fans in places like Japan, Korea,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:51 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The $2.15-billion sale of the Dodgers baseball franchise to a group led by former Lakers star Magic Johnson was a cash deal that will not add to the team's debt load but could lead to a payoff of as much as $1 billion for previous owner...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 6:35 PM
Kosher Claus wants to wish all of his readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah.
My father wanted us to feel comfortable in a primarily Christian country and we were the luckiest kids in the neighborhood. We received presents for eight nights...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Happy New Year! Kosher Claus has returned to his secret lair until next Christmas/Chanukah season, the decorations are coming down, but there are plenty of inspirational memories from the year of sports in 2011.
The New Year affords the opportunity to...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Men's College Basketball-Florida at Tennessee, 10 a.m. (ESPN2); Duke at Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. (ESPNU); Nebraska at Illinois, Noon (Big 10 Network); Washington at Utah, 1 p.m. (FXSP); Kansas at Oklahoma, 1 p.m. (ESPNU); Ohio State at...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Ron Salisbury does his best to create an intimate setting for the Hot Stove League dinner series, now in its eighth year.
As owner of The Cannery in Newport Beach, he has good ideas of how to make it happen. But on Tuesday night, about 70 people dined at...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:35 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — On the other side of the globe, a nation will turn to video screens big and small at about 7:10 Monday night — or, 14 time zones away, 9:10 a.m. Tuesday in Tokyo.
Yu Darvish, almost certainly the best pitcher ever in Japan,...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Pretty ordinary as a relief pitcher, Jerry DiPoto is a natural as a general manager.
Serving as an interim GM for the Diamondbacks in 2010, DiPoto flipped the switch on the rebuilding that led to an unexpected division title last season, adding Daniel...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Soccer-Premier League, Manchester United at Chelsea, 9:30 a.m. (FOX)
Women's College Basketball-Texas-El Paso at Rice, 11 a.m. (FXSP); Missouri at Texas Tech, 1 p.m. (FXSP); Washington at Southern California, 3 p.m. (FXSP)