Major League Baseball
BOSTON | Michael Wacha had a funny way of preparing for his World Series start that's supposed to save the season for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The out-of-sight, but not out-of-mind guy should be the abiding topic of Jose Abreu’s introduction to the White Sox this morning at U.S. Cellular Field.
It was 1945. World War II had recently ended. The Cubs were in the World Series, and 13-year-old John Stiles was at Wrigley Field with his dad for Games 4 and 5 against the Detroit Tigers.
BOSTON | Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard.
Randy McCambridge is about to go where few of us dare, a land where danger lurks around every corner and the unexpected is a way of life.
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton swung a bat made in Valparaiso when he belted a walk-off homer out of Tropicana Field in the bottom of the ninth Monday.
CHICAGO | Almost everyone believes the Detroit Tigers should be headed for greatness, playing to the end of October and snaring the Motor City’s third World Series title in 45 years.
A 40-year-old chicken would never sell. Too tough. Too dry. You'd need a blowtorch to slice it.
CHICAGO | Fortunate that Marcus Semien and Leury Garcia probably haven’t heard of Satchel Paige’s most famous homily:
CHICAGO | The Paul Konerko Watch has flipped on and off most of the 2013 season, but it apparently has to wait until some date in mid-autumn for a sudden announcement either way.
The participants in the Friday roundtable discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center were, from left, Kenny Williams of the White Sox, Shari Runner of the Chicago Urban League, Wendy Lewis of Major League Baseball, Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, moderator Harold Reynolds of MLB Network, Thomas…
CHICAGO | “It’s tough being a kid today.”
ST. LOUIS | With a small sample size from which to choose, Chris Rusin can easily pick his best performances. His latest ranks toward the top.
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.
Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay painstakingly built their record-setting careers and untainted reputations by resisting shortcuts and exercising tight control over who gained entrance to their inner circles.
NEW YORK | Teams spent $219.9 million on signing bonuses for selections in baseball's amateur draft this year, up six percent from $207.8 million at a similar point last year.
NEW YORK | Flip on any highlight show and you're almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps.
After criticizing the trade of starting pitcher and new-found friend Scott Feldman, Valparaiso’s Jeff Samardzija has softened his stance a bit on the Cubs’ rebuilding-oriented deals.
SEATTLE | Even at 37 years old, Alfonso Soriano can still make a difference.
CHICAGO |The age-old story of baseball redemption played itself out again Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.
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