| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS Tom Kelly, as manager of the Minnesota Twins, had the chance to be an All-Star manager twice and guided the American League to victory both times. But even with the pageantry and excitement associated with those games, he never was sad to...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:27 PM
In 1955, Ray Burris' family business called for the then 5-year-old — who had yet to master reading a children's book — to pick cotton, milk cows and work in the hay, barley and tobacco fields in Oklahoma's small southwestern town of Duke....
| Jun 15, 2014
| 10:52 PM
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MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The New York Yankees, who are chasing Toronto in the American League East, will have a chance to make up some ground during a three-game series against the Blue Jays...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:20 AM
LARRY STONE, The Seattle Times, on SOCCER IN THE U.S.:
The pending arrival of the World Cup has led to the usual quadrennial speculation about whether this year's event will spawn a U.S. soccer boom.
You know, the one that had been periodically...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away.
But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push.
Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:02 AM
There are places where barns and livestock or narrow roads along open acres give way to a distinctively rural feel.
In Orange County, if you're talking about the West Windermere Rural Settlement, rural means old citrus groves blanketed in St....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number that matters most is not 500.
The number that matters most is 0.
That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols.
He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:46 PM
NEW YORK — Big dreams can come from small places. And as Eric Campbell sat at his locker in the visiting team clubhouse Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, he shook his head in amazement at how big those dreams grew off Scotland Road in Norwich.
| Aug 3, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Garry Maddox had the responsibility of covering more than just center field when he played for the Phillies from 1975 to 1986.
With plodding left fielders such as Greg Luzinski and a stable of marginal defensive right fielders during that time, Maddox...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame -- along with six others -- on Saturday (Aug. 11)....
| Jan 10, 2013
Richard McWilliam, hailed for revolutionizing the trading card and sports memorabilia industry as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co., has died. He was 59.
McWilliam died Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe....
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:18 PM
By one admittedly imperfect measure, Josh Hamilton is the most popular player in baseball history.
Hamilton got a record 11 million votes in All-Star balloting last year. No one has attracted so many votes — not Ken Griffey Jr., not Albert Pujols,...