This column was supposed to be a follow-up to last week's regarding mental health issues among collegiate athletes. However, recent events sometimes have a way of taking over one's best laid plans.
CHICAGO | In his farewell tour that took him through U.S. Cellular Field last week, Mariano Rivera has received accolades befitting the best reliever in history and a Hall of Famer five years from now.
Last week in this space, I wondered why youth baseball leagues didn't uniformly use reduced injury factor baseballs and why they don't have automated external defibrillators on hand at each field.
The Philadelphia Eagles want Brian Kelly as their new coach. Alas, Notre Dame football is doomed.
NEW YORK | The most polarizing Hall of Fame debate since Pete Rose will now be decided by the baseball shrine's voters: Do Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa belong in Cooperstown despite drug allegations that tainted their huge numbers?
SAN FRANCISCO | A federal jury convicted Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice Wednesday but failed to reach a verdict on the three counts at the heart of allegations that he knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone and lied to a grand jury about it.
SAN FRANCISCO | As prosecutors moved closer to finishing their case against Barry Bonds, former major league infielder Randy Velarde described meeting the slugger's personal trainer outside spring training ballparks for injections of human growth hormone.
SAN FRANCISCO | Barry Bonds looked at the witness stand with a blank expression as a childhood friend and former business partner described how baseball's biggest star walked into the master bedroom at his spring training home along with trainer Greg Anderson, who had a syringe with a needle.
When Barry Bonds walked into the federal courthouse in San Francisco on Dec. 4, 2003, his career total stood at 658 home runs, baseball had yet to institute drug testing with penalties and the Giants were nearly a half-century removed from their last World Series title.
SAN FRANCISCO | Barry Bonds' perjury trial is fast approaching and the lawyers and judge are still scrambling to set limits and rules for the month-long proceedings scheduled to start March 21.
SAN FRANCISCO | Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire's single-season home run record. Now he wants to follow Big Mac into the coaching profession some day.
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