| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:31 PM
The final act of Greg Maddux's distinguished career was an ignoble one. He wandered in from the Dodgers' bullpen in the third inning, with his team losing. He departed in the fifth inning, his team even further behind.
"A very special day for me,"...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:44 PM
The Angels did not meet with Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka in Los Angeles last week, General Manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed, an indication that the team might not be a serious bidder for the 25-year-old right-hander.
Tanaka spent three...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:31 PM
Oregon State junior wide receiver Brandin Cooks is making himself available for the NFL draft.
The Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver, Cooks set Pac-12 Conference records with 128 catches for 1,730 yards for the Beavers this season....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:02 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Angels could fill both vacancies in their starting rotation in one trade.
They are in talks to acquire Tyler Skaggs from the Arizona Diamondbacks and Hector Santiago from the Chicago White Sox in a three-way trade that...
| 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...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Part of the fun of being a sports fan is team nicknames, which can range from the fitting to the fictitious; from the serious to the sarcastic. With that as a guide, and in no particular order, here are some of the best — and worst — sports...
| 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 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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:08 PM
What if the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony and no one came? That was painfully close to the truth last July, after the Baseball Writers Assn. of America rejected all the players presented for election.
There were three inductees, selected by...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The Boston Red Sox sure are a classy organization.
Either that or they sure know how to rub a championship in the face of the team they just beat in the World Series.
Red Sox ownership took out a full-page ad in Tuesday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:25 AM
The Angels named former shortstop Gary DiSarcina as their third-base coach on Tuesday, marking the third time in five years that DiSarcina, whom many believe will manage in the big leagues some day, has bounced between the Boston Red Sox and Angels...