| Jun 5, 2011
An American Life
Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00
Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
| Oct 27, 2010
Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire's single-season home run record. Now he wants to follow Big Mac into the coaching profession some day.
Bonds spoke just outside the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse before Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 11:49 PM
VALLEY GLEN — Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were still untainted home-run heroes the last time the Corona del Mar High girls' tennis team failed to reach at least the CIF Southern Section semifinals.
The Sea Kings (18-6) needed a quarterfinal...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:45 AM
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The 15 Worst Sports Scandals of All-Time
15. Tour De Dope-
Doping scandals and cycling are nothing new. In fact one can be go back as far as 1886 to find...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:42 PM
The NBA and its players finally reached accord on a new collective bargaining agreement last week. The season is scheduled to begin on Christmas Day.
The cost has been massive to owners, players and employees at the venues. Lost television revenue is...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 10:37 PM
The NBA lockout drags on with games canceled this week.
On Tuesday a federal mediator will meet with the sides in New York. A mediator is not someone empowered to force the sides to compromise — as in binding arbitration. Good mediators are skilled...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 2:33 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After a thrilling ride to a World Championship, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa made an abrupt announcement on Monday morning. After 33 years of managing baseball, he decided to retire. For some fans the announcement was out...
| 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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:16 PM
JOPLIN, Mo -- It's been more than a year since a tornado devastated the community of Joplin. It left many without a home. Some residents still don't have a home.
Habitat for Humanity is trying to change that, and they are getting a little help from...
| Sep 23, 2009
When men (and, for that matter, women) think about the powers of testosterone, they are not likely to consider mental processes. Indeed, the male hormone has much more obvious roles in a man's body. Still, new research suggests that testosterone may...
| May 31, 2009
The Other Side of Desire
Four Journeys Into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing
Ecco: 208 pp., $24.99
Aptly, journalist Daniel Bergner's exploration of erotic yearnings -- with their ineluctable pull and often startling manifestations --...
| Feb 29, 2008
| 3:26 PM
THE Alhambra in Granada, Spain -- a palace-turned-museum revered for its architecture -- was the inspiration for this newly built estate in the heart of Shady Canyon, the Irvine home of sports stars Mark McGwire and Lindsay Davenport and sports-show...