| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:00 PM
SACRAMENTO — There is hope for the rundown downtown here, and for the hometown basketball team. The Sacramento Kings were as good as gone in January, when rich boys from Seattle put up half a billion dollars to load the team into a moving van headed...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:32 PM
NEW YORK — The afternoon had been so sweeping in Yankees pride and nostalgia, so grand in ceremony and testimony, so lavish in gifts, so brash in Metallica guitar riffs, it would have been easy in the giddy possibilities of the day to overlook the...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, announced he is retiring from that position at the end of the 2014 season. Selig found his early years filled with controversy and was held as a villain with players and the public.
He endured to leave...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Ever since NBA player Jason Collins announced he was gay, some people have been hailing him as a new Jackie Robinson.
Yes, he is brave. And yes, he is inspiring; gay basketball players who thought the NBA would never accept them now might be...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:03 PM
New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera and Metallica will forever be linked.
For more than a decade, the heavy metal band's hit "Enter Sandman" was blasted over the sound system at Yankee Stadium whenever baseball's all-time saves leader would enter...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:02 PM
It was a graduation speech. Each fifth-grader at Burlingame's Lincoln Elementary gave one.
They were allotted one minute to describe their favorite school memory. Some talked about their first teacher. Others talked about a recent field trip to the...
| Aug 4, 2013
What happened to baseball?
With Alex Rodriguez and other major league players about to be shunned or suspended from the game for alleged performance-enhancing drug use — something that has been killing it for years — it might be time to...
| Aug 13, 2013
Bizarre only to those who don't know Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub answered a question Monday asking what he did to deserve the Presidential Medal of Freedom by breaking into the song his buddy Sammy Davis Jr. made famous.
"Whether I'm right or whether I'm...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The movie "42" arrived in theaters this spring swaddled snugly in the American flag.
Studio marketers declared the film to be "the true story of an American legend." With good reason: It's hard to find a more uplifting sports story than Jackie Robinson'...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Universal and Imagine Entertainment have greenlit the long-gestating James Brown biopic after tapping "42" star Chadwick Boseman to play the legendary artist known as the "godfather of soul."
"The Help" director Tate Taylor is helming the pic with...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Nearly 70 years after her father broke baseball's color barrier, Jackie Robinson's daughter Sharon recently got a stark reminder that society hasn't come as far as it might think.
"Two weeks ago, my father's statue with Pee Wee Reese in Brooklyn [was...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:33 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Race in America has been a hot topic of debate this summer and Hollywood, as if on cue, has muscled its way into the conversation.
This year is shaping up to be a big one in film for African American, black and civil rights...