| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Before they went upscale at Target Field, the word that best described the Twins varied according to whether they made the playoffs. They were efficient in the good years, cheap in the other ones.
The cost of everything has soared post-Metrodome,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:47 AM
MIAMI – Talking baseball while wondering how badly Tiger Woods blows away the field at Augusta:
1. Nothing against tulips, wooden shoes and Bert Blyleven, but I wish Monday’s 7-6 game in Tokyo had gone the other way. While it’s cool...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS — America looks at Jim Harbaugh and sees one of the NFL's brightest and most charismatic coaches who wears the same black 49ers sweatshirt and hat every day leading up to Super Bowl XLVII.
Chicago still sees No. 4.
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:14 PM
DETROIT — Wearing a knotted tie and a focused gaze, Patrick Mannelly looked like a nervous stockbroker staring at the morning ticker as he sat on a folding chair Sunday inside the visiting Bears locker room.
A few feet away, fellow Bears veteran...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:29 PM
When the Bears line up to play the Vikings at the Metrodome, they may be getting a look into the 2013 season.
They will be without Brian Urlacher, who has a hamstring pull. And being without him next season is a possibility.
| Dec 8, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Suspense surrounded Halas Hall last year over who would take the fall for the Bears squandering a 7-3 start and missing the playoffs. Who besides Mike Martz, that is, because in retrospect we practically blamed Martz for everything from causing too many...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 4:55 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — In a telling fit of frustration appropriate for Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Vikings, Bears wide receiver Devin Hester followed up a failed late fourth-down conversion by throwing his helmet against the turf of Mall of America Field....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:39 PM
Nothing signaled a Bears season suddenly gone askew Wednesday more than reporters surrounding backup linebackers Geno Hayes and Dom DeCicco, who both are closer to becoming potential answers to a trivia question than making a major impact.
| Apr 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Javier Baez is considered widely to be the best prospect in the Cubs' farm system. His counterpart for the White Sox is Courtney Hawkins.
Baez, a 20-year-old shortstop, and Hawkins, a 19-year-old center fielder, both have tremendous hitting skills. They...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:34 PM
In February, Oakton Community College’s baseball team opened its spring season with three games in the Metrodome – the Minnesota Twins’ former home. In March, …...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 12:08 PM
With plenty of interest already, Poquoson High shortstop Chase Pinder, only a rising junior, seems certain to add to the growing list of Bay Rivers District baseball players in Division I. Todd Goodson, a coach with the EvoShield Canes, says that Pinder...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Sean Harlin has lived a nice, serene existence for nearly a decade now, a comfy chair in a dark room with a ballgame on the TV in front of him. His job has been sort of quasi-librarian, cataloguing every pitch, every swing, every inning of every Twins...