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Times Staff WriterSPORTS are tribal. We line up with our team, our school, our city; paint our faces Trojan colors, dye our hair Dodger blue. We immerse ourselves in the history, in the rivalries: Magic against Larry, John Roseboro against Juan Marichal, Al Davis against...
WASHINGTON — As the unendurable monotony of the offseason ends, celebrate baseball’s return with mental calisthenics. Everyone knows it was former Atlanta manager Dave Bristol who said, "Only trouble I ever had with chewing tobacco was that...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody was happier about the Hall of Fame shutout than the Hall of Famers themselves. Goose Gossage, Al Kaline, Dennis Eckersley and others are in no rush to open the door to Cooperstown for anyone linked to steroids. Barry...
Tribune reporterCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in a pastoral setting on the edge of this quaint village, Ron Santo's family and friends along with thousands of Cub fans who considered him a friend even if they never met him -- came to pay tribute...
The Dominican Republic has produced some of the finest baseball players to ever step on a diamond … stars like Albert Pujols, Pedro Martinez, Juan Marichal, David Ortiz, Pedro Guerrero, Robinson Cano and Hanley Ramirez, to mention just a few. The...
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies needed a power hitter and the pressure was on John Mayberry Jr. Freddy Galvis had the burden of being a rookie. And with Carlos Ruiz being the one main-stay in the bottom of the Phillies lineup, all eyes were on him,...
The Phillies FilesThe Phillies may be familiar with the Marlins, but they’re not so familiar with pitcher Mark Buehrle. And it many ways, that doesn’t make things easy for the Phillies. Buehrle has faced the Phillies just three times in career, with......
When the bus pulled to a stop in the village near the south-central coast of the Dominican Republic, it was surrounded instantly by dozens of mostly shirtless and shoeless youngsters. They banged on the sides and rocked the bus in joyful anticipation,...
Vida Latin is an attempt to bring a health-conscious twist to Caribbean cuisine. The emphasis at the Lake Mary eatery is on the food of the Dominican Republic, but as any island-hopping foodie knows, popular dishes are similar throughout the sun-kissed...
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
TV SPORTS Women's College Basketball-Michigan at Purdue, 5:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Penn State at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Idaho at Nevada, 10 p.m. (ESPNU) Men's College Basketball-Xavier at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Villanova at...
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