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  • Baseball will long be haunted by steroid era

    Not to get all biblical on you, but if the just-released Mitchell Report is any indication, the truth will not necessarily set you free. The 409-page review of baseball's performance-enhancement scandal has, in fact, made us all prisoners of the...
  • Elusive football lets baseball take steroid hit

    During the news conference Thursday in which former Sen. George Mitchell unveiled his 409-page report on baseball's performance-enhancement scandal, I kept waiting for him to announce that he had been hired by the NFL to perform a similar investigation to...
  • A man of meager beginnings, Sammy Sosa won over the baseball world and then lost it

    A man of meager beginnings, Sammy Sosa won over the baseball world and then lost it
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The man does not do still. He will not -- cannot -- stop moving. Not for anyone. He has tried before, but it is much too difficult. Even when he is relaxed, he is laughing, fidgeting, speaking rapidly and making wild gestures with...
  • All-Stars, Sort Of

    The best in baseball will gather in Minneapolis Tuesday for the annual Midsummer Classic. There will be names you know, names you're just learning and names you may never hear again. So, in honor of the All-Star Game, we offer some of the more obscure...
  • Many theories on why Jose Abreu's swing connects so well

     Many theories on why Jose Abreu's swing connects so well
    On the night Jose Abreu clobbered his 24th and 25th home runs of the season, White Sox manager Robin Ventura marveled at how the ball comes off Abreu's bat. "When he hits it on the barrel, it just continues to go," Ventura said. "It's like helium...
  • Jose Abreu won't make predictions about 2nd half

    Jose Abreu won't make predictions about 2nd half
    White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu wasn't about to predict Monday whether he could keep up his torrid start to the season in the second half. The Sox tried to temper expectations for the Cuban rookie before the season, but he entered Monday tied for the...
  • Bob Welch dies at 57; faced Reggie Jackson in classic World Series duel

    He provided the Dodgers with an iconic moment: a fresh-faced rookie blowing away baseball's most feared hitter in a David vs. Goliath World Series duel before a roaring capacity crowd in Chavez Ravine. Bob Welch striking out the New York Yankees' Reggie...
  • Dodgers, Angels have mixed reaction to tobacco after death of Tony Gwynn

    Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett was saddened but not shaken at a level some might think. He knew Tony Gwynn and was hit hard by the news Monday that Gwynn had died of cancer. Yet, what had not really registered with Beckett was an element he shared with...
  • Haren helps himself in Dodgers' win

    The Sports Xchange By Joseph D'Hippolito, The Sports Xchange Haren helps himself in Dodgers' win LOS ANGELES -- On a team of stellar hitters, a pitcher made the offensive difference for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Right-hander Dan Haren not only picked...
  • Yasiel Puig has had quite a year

    Yasiel Puig has had quite a year
    As hitting coach Mark McGwire reflected on Yasiel Puig's first year with the Dodgers, he started looking into the future. Speaking Tuesday before the Dodgers' 4-1 defeat to the Chicago White Sox, McGwire said, "There could a triple crown. I see some...
  • Letters: Finishing off the Lakers

    Letters: Finishing off the Lakers
    Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
  • There's a reason for lack of fanfare about Albert Pujols' 500th home run

    There's a reason for lack of fanfare about Albert Pujols' 500th home run
    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...