| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Magglio Ordonez has transformed from an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball to a mayor of a city in his native Venezuela in just a year's time.
The former player for the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers was elected mayor of Sotillo, an...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A day after President Obama’s televised mea culpa to the nation about the failings of his signature healthcare program, one question persists.
Again and again, Obama returned to gridiron analogies as he pleaded his case from a...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Desmond Jennings drove in four runs, Alex Cobb (10-3) took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles, 5-1, Saturday to maintain their lead in the American League wild-card race.
The first pitch came 10...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:17 PM
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates went 21 years between playoff games. The wait will be significantly shorter this time around.
Russell Martin homered twice, Francisco Liriano was dominant for seven innings and the Pirates roared past the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:38 PM
DETROIT — After watching the Tigers lose in the American League Championship Series in 2011 and seeing the Giants sweep them in last year's World Series, Motown is getting antsy.
And when the crowd of 42,669 began booing star first baseman...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:08 PM
BOSTON — Jake Peavy hasn't forgotten the first words Jonny Gomes said to him on his first day in the Fenway Park home clubhouse after his trade from the Chicago White Sox.
"I asked how Jonny was doing, and his quote to me was, 'Just a day closer...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
BOSTON -- Michael Weiner, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Assn., is not in attendance at the World Series as he continues his fight against brain cancer.
The travel from his New York home had become too arduous, said Tony...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:32 PM
This was supposed to be Clayton Kershaw's night. It turned into Juan Uribe's.
Uribe launched an eighth-inning offering by David Carpenter high into the October sky, sending the Dodgers to 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves and to the National League...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Third baseman Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles got some good news: He has a torn ligament in his left knee and could be running again six to eight weeks because his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments are fine.
An MRI exam Tuesday...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player.
Because professional sports are outlawed in communist Cuba and most business relationships between U.S. companies and...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Even with a resurgent John Lackey starting Wednesday night in hopes of leading the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series-clinching victory at Fenway Park in 95 years, their bullpen could be crowded.
"They know the urgency," pitching coach Juan...