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  • 'Sugar' chronicles young Dominican's big league bid

     
    "Sugar," opening Friday at four Manhattan theaters and later more widely, depicts a fictional, aspiring Dominican pitcher named Miguel (Sugar) Santos, played by Algenis Perez Soto. Do not see it expecting a standard, Disney-esque sports movie. Its pace is...
  • Sarah Palin down, but not out: Gallup

     
    by Mark Silva Sarah Palin isn't looking so good lately - not in the eyes of most Americans surveyed. The public's favorability rating for the former governor of Alaska stands at 40 percent, according to the Gallup Poll, today registering......
  • Great pitchers have downs with their ups

     
    Here's the 2009 scouting report (written by Greg Grant) on Phillies star pitcher Cliff Lee in the Maple Street Press 2009 Indians Annual: In 2007, Cliff Lee had about as bad a season as a veteran pitcher can have. After......
  • Sammy Sosa pictures

     
    The biggest news from last week's Latin Grammy Awards wasn't the fact that urban duo Calle 13 won five awards. The biggest news were those photos of a celebrity fan, prompting gasps of "What happened to Sammy Sosa?" as they......
  • Getting out of jam as easy as A-B-C

     
    If, like so many public figures, you can never remember in the heat of the mortifying moment, which should come first, the excuse or the apology, just think of the alphabet. A comes before E. Apology comes before excuse. Democratic......
  • Ken Griffey Jr. announces his immediate retirement

     
    Ken Griffey Jr. retired Wednesday night, ending one of the great careers in baseball history. The 40-year-old Griffey told Seattle team president Chuck Armstrong that he was done playing. Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu called his players together before...
  • PBS sets John Lennon profile, modern-day Sherlock, Ken Burns’ ‘Tenth Inning’

     
    PBS today announced premiere dates for fall programming. “American Masters” will look at the last decade of John Lennon's life. The program, with the working title “John Lennon — New York City,” will air Nov. 22, shortly...
  • New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits 600th home run

     
    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez became the seventh -- and youngest -- player in Major League history to hit 600 career home runs Wednesday, exactly three years after he hit his 500th. Rodriguez's 600th was a first-inning shot......
  • Vazquez flops again as Twins take series opener from White Sox

    Vazquez flops again as Twins take series opener from White Sox
    Aside from Ken Griffey Jr. moving ahead of Sammy Sosa for fifth place on the all-time home run list, the White Sox's 9-3 blowout loss Tuesday night at Minnesota provided some chilling thoughts. "That's not a loss, that was a [rear]-kicking," manager...
  • Cubs waste chances, lose to Brewers

    Cubs waste chances, lose to Brewers
    After winning eight of their first nine games without Alfonso Soriano in the lineup, the idea that Soriano's absence was beneficial to the Cubs gained acceptability in some quarters. "Listen, if we hadn't been winning, they'd say, 'Boy, these guys really...
  • Ken Griffey Jr. hits 600th homer

    Ken Griffey Jr. hits 600th homer
    MIAMI -- Certain privileges come along with Ken Griffey's stature in baseball, like pep talks from Hall of Fame players. Griffey homered against Florida Marlins starter Mark Hendrickson on Monday night for his 600th home run in the Cincinnati Reds' 9-4...
  • Wait, it's the Cubs' opener already?

    Wait, it's the Cubs' opener already?
    Automatic refresh version | Jump to current inning Here we go again. When last we left our North Side heroes they were putting on quite the hitting display in the NLDS and then were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks. In case you haven't heard, the...