| Apr 5, 2013
| 10:31 PM
BALTIMORE -- Minnesota Twins left-hander Tyler Robertson walked to the mound in the eighth inning of a tie game. The bases were loaded, and his task was a formidable one: retire Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, major league baseball’s...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Four more innings. That's all Hanley Ramirez had to get through before the Dominican Republic could return him to the Dodgers in working condition.
But Ramirez tore ligaments in his right thumb diving for a ball in Tuesday night's World Baseball Classic...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Gio Gonzalez was 20 when I watched him pitch for the first time. He was at the Phillies' complex in Clearwater, Fla., and it didn't take long to see why Pat Gillick had insisted on him when the White Sox traded for Jim Thome.
You don't have to be a...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 7:12 PM
There was a time, not so long ago, when members of the athletic community were viewed as pillars of honesty and integrity.
The public gave them trust ratings much higher than those of elected representatives (not surprising) and even physicians. Those...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:26 PM
The poor, poor Orlando Magic.
They can't even get their steroids right.
Hedo Turkoglu, a veteran player who is a shell of his former self and having the worst year of his career, was suspended for 20 games by the NBA on Wednesday for testing...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was just a little too vague when he responded at Tuesday's Super Bowl media event to a Sports Illustrated report that he might have used a banned substance during his quick recovery from a triceps injury, so he delivered a much...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Win the Super Bowl, and head to Disney. It's a tradition now since Phil Sims uttered the words, "I'm going to Disney World" after winning Super Bowl XXI with the New York Giants in 1987.
Now, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco gets the free trip...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire were recently blackballed from the Baseball Hall of Fame because they were the biggest juicers this side of Minute Maid.
Ben Johnson and Marion Jones had Olympic gold medals stripped away for being massive drug cheats.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Lance Armstrong lied. Pete Rose lied. Marion Jones lied. Mark McGwire, who alternately saved baseball and trashed baseball, lied.
The authors of the greatest achievements in the history of sports ultimately have looked the camera in the eye and said,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:30 PM
It's time for Major League Baseball to have a grown-up conversation about the legacies of its players, past and present.
Ever since the true origin of how the monstrous power numbers of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa along with current superstars Alex...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:43 PM
In the 144-year narrative of our national pastime, five men have hit 60 home runs in one season. Henry Aaron never did it. Willie Mays never did it. One did it three times.
As his reward, Sammy Sosa received 71 of 569 possible votes (12.5 percent) for...