| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Looking back at Sunday's motor-racing action, including NASCAR's Chase for the Cup at Dover and NHRA drag-racing at St. Louis, five things come to mind:
-- Wouldn't it be something if Jeff Gordon won the Chase? Gordon, of course, got into the title...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The Braves couldn’t wait one day before playing the oldest and most tired of sporting clichés -- nobody loves us!
Nobody thought we could do this! Nobody picked us to win! Nobody thought we could pick matching socks!
It’s tiresome at the...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The great thing about baseball is that it's a mass of imponderables. How can Josh Hamilton be paid $17 million this year and hit .223? Why is a team with a $216-million payroll sitting nearly last in its division? (I'm looking at you, Dodgers.)
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson has gone somewhere that not even the Angels' Mike Scioscia or Dodgers' Don Mattingly have dared to go: the Ouija board.
Before the start of an Independance Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Washington,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:20 PM
It was two hours before the first pitch Thursday, and the Dodger Stadium tour guide was ushering a dozen fans from the seats behind home plate when one of them stopped.
"Wait a minute," he said. "Puig is hitting."
"But…," said the tour guide....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper started in left field and batted second Tuesday night as he began his minor league rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Potomac (Md.).
Harper, the National League rookie of the year last season, hasn't...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
The Colorado Rockies placed Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list Friday, and the star shortstop could sit out up to six weeks because of a broken rib.
An MRI taken Thursday night revealed a right rib fracture, the team reported. Tulowitzki was injured...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A year ago, high school teammates Max Fried and Lucas Giolito from Studio City Harvard-Westlake had plenty to celebrate on the opening day of the MLB amateur draft.
Fried, a left-handed pitcher, went No. 7 to the San Diego Padres. Giolito, a right-...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:34 PM
On Friday night, Yasiel Puig etched his name in the Major League Baseball record book with his fourth home run in the fifth game of his career. Only he and Mike Jacobs (2005, Mets) have accomplished that feat.
But no rookie has ever cranked five...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Yasiel Puig plays with reckless abandon. It’s wild, it’s powerful and it’s exciting.
But it can also be dangerous.
After hitting a chopper back over the pitcher’s mound in the eighth inning Saturday night, the Dodgers rookie...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Legrendary baseball scout Epy Guerrero, 71, died Thursday in the Dominican Republic, the Toronto Blue Jays announced.
The Blue Jays held a moment of silence before Thursday night’s game against Baltimore in memory of Guerrero.