| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:56 PM
NEW YORK —Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez on Friday abandoned a legal challenge to his record suspension for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs, according to court filings.
In documents filed in Manhattan federal court, Rodriguez's...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 9:23 PM
“There are people out there calling me ‘Frankasaurus’,” Lafayette football coach Frank Tavani told Michael Kelley, sports editor of The Lafayette, the college’s newspaper, for a story that ran in Sunday’s edition. ...
| Jan 1, 2014
In addition to Victoria Falls, Africa's Zambezi River is known for its challenging whitewater. An agreement by the governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe to build two dams downriver from the falls would flood the Batoka Gorge below the falls, wiping out...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Last Sunday was the beginning of another “quiet” period for college football coaches, meaning they are not permitted to recruit on the road. So, where was Lafayette Coach Frank Tavani? In his office in Bourger Varsity Football House. I called....
| Jan 14, 2014
Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:07 PM
If you didn't know Richard Sherman before Sunday, you know him now.
Dedicated NFL fans knew all about the Seattle all-pro cornerback before Sunday's NFC Championship Game, but most of America probably didn't know much about him before his postgame...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Before the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks at this year's Super Bowl, they will be serenaded by soprano Renée Fleming in a performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Fleming has been tapped to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The recruiting websites (Fightonstate, Lions247 and Rivals.com) all reported Tuesday that defensive tackle Thomas Holley has given an oral commitment to Penn State. Two of the sites rate Holley with four stars, while Lions247 considers him a five-star...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 4:47 PM
If Wayne Gretzky hadn't been traded to the Kings in 1988, hockey in Southern California would still be the pursuit of a passionate few.
The Ducks wouldn't exist if not for the enthusiasm generated by Gretzky's unprecedented scoring feats and knack for...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
When a young Wayne Gretzky skated eight or 10 hours a day on frozen Canadian ponds, his ears would freeze and his toes would become so numb that he'd have tears in his eyes when he came inside and his father rubbed his feet to warm them.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Dodger Stadium in mid-January is peaceful after sundown. The distinctive scoreboard is barely visible through the twilight, the air is cool, and the quiet is almost a presence itself.
"We've heard coyotes howling late at night," Dan Craig says.