| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:08 PM
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Manny Ramirez was released from his minor league contract Tuesday by the Texas Rangers, perhaps the last stop in a distinguished yet tarnished career.
Ramirez, 41, was batting .259 at triple-...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:24 PM
We have been inundated with stories of professional athletes, who have hopes of gaining an edge over their fellow competitors, taking performance-enhancing drugs. It seems these athletes will do whatever it takes to win at any cost.
Maybe my old-...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:54 PM
(Reuters) - A timeline of key Major League Baseball doping milestones:
Aug 22 - A jar of androstenedione is discovered in the locker of St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire, who admits he uses the steroids precursor. McGwire goes on to hit a then Major...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Se trata de dos miembros del Salón de la Fama del béisbol de las Grandes Ligas. Ambos latinoamericanos y leyendas inmortales de la pelota: el panameño Rod Carew y puertorriqueño Roberto Clemente.
¿Pero quién fue el mejor de los dos?
A mi juicio,...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A lot of people view Pete Rose these days with a mixture of anger and pity. Anger that his long-ago sin of betting on baseball games still keeps the sport's all-time hit king out of the Hall of Fame, and pity at the sad caricature they think he's become....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:35 AM
History, it has been said, is written by the winners.
But sometimes, writers write history, and I’m hoping those with Hall of Fame ballots do that today.
When the names of the newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, I hope...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:03 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — And so it begins.
On a cool, sunny Saturday alongside scenic Interstate 10, the Cubs played their first game with real promise since August 2009, when the worm turned for Lou Piniella. It didn't matter, of course, but it did suggest...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 6:42 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia pitched superbly in sweeping three games at last weekend's NCAA tournament regional. The opponents, however, were Elon and Army. No offense to the Phoenix or Cadets, but top-25 clubs they were not.
Mississippi State is....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:40 PM
After all this time, he's not sure if he read Lance Armstrong's book before his kidney was taken out or after, before the cancer spread to his lungs or later, before his doctors said to get his papers in order or not.
"I just remember admiring his...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:43 PM
In the 144-year narrative of our national pastime, five men have hit 60 home runs in one season. Henry Aaron never did it. Willie Mays never did it. One did it three times.
As his reward, Sammy Sosa received 71 of 569 possible votes (12.5 percent) for...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:44 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody was happier about the Hall of Fame shutout than the Hall of Famers themselves.
Goose Gossage, Al Kaline, Dennis Eckersley and others are in no rush to open the door to Cooperstown for anyone linked to steroids.
| Jun 1, 2012
| 9:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Two days before getting the starting nod in Florida State’s NCAA Regional opener against UAB, Seminoles pitcher Scott Sitz said that when he faced the Blazers, he wanted to last six or seven innings. Well, he had the chance...