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Pitchers over the years have gone to great lengths to hide oily, greasy or sticky substances that they could apply to the ball to give them an advantage

Gaylord Perry was one of the best, touching various parts of his uniform and cap to grab hold of a substance, but not getting suspended for it until late in his career. New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda took a different tact last week. Pineda had a patch of pine tar on his neck that […]

Stupid

Playing in the NBA is tough enough. It’s even more difficult when Donald T. Sterling, longtime owner of the Clippers made derogatory remarks about African Americans in a taped telephone conversation with 31-year-old friend/girlfriend V. Stiviano that aired on the gossip website TMZ. This was the case when the Clippers took the floor to play […]

Roughed Up

Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-2) has been reliable, but was roughed up by hard-hitting Colorado, 6-1, last Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. In five innings, the Korean left-hander gave up six earned runs, no walks, with three strikeouts and nine hits that included Josh Rutledge’s three-run homer in the sixth inning. The Blue Crew (14-12) pulled ahead […]

Masahiro Tanaka is making waves in Major League Baseball with his special pitch – the split-fingered fastball.

Tanaka struck out 10 batters as the New York Yankees blanked the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on April 16 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. The 25-year-old pitcher from Japan allowed a pair of bunt singles in eight innings to win his second game. “That split is not something you want to sit on,” […]

Revenge

This time around Manny Pacquiao removed any doubt about who the winner was when he faced Timothy Bradley Jr. recently as he earned a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The first time these two met in June 2012, two of the three judges awarded the World Boxing Organization welterweight belt to Bradley. […]

Blue Breaks Even

This is Yasiel Puig’s second season and he’s already a star. The Cuban defector’s three-run homer was part of a four-run sixth inning last Sunday as the Dodgers (12-7) tripped Arizona, 4-1, at the Stadium. Dee Gordon singled with one out and Carl Crawford’s triple made it 1-0. Adrian Gonzalez, who has a 15-game hitting […]

True Blue

Before three innings were played last Sunday, the Dodgers (9-4) had five runs in the bank, eventually fended off Arizona, 8-6, at Chase Field and claimed a three-game sweep. Dan Haren (2-0) scattered nine hits, allowed three runs (earned), striking out five and walking one over five and two-third innings, while hard-throwing reliever Kenley Jansen […]

Emilio Bonifacio is playing for his sixth team in eight years, and he’s performing like an All-Star.

The Chicago Cubs’ infielder/outfielder was hitting .392 with a .436 on-base percentage going into this week. Bonafacio’s sizzling start included 17 hits in his first seven games. “A lot of friends send me texts,” Bonifacio said. “They’re happy for me.” Bonifacio had four hits in the season-opener against PIttsburgh, and followed that with a five-hit […]

Ron Gardenhire, one of baseball’s best managers, has reached a milestone that only nine other managers in major league history have achieved

The Minnesota Twins manager won his 1,000th game on Saturday in a 7-3 decision over Cleveland. Gardenhire has managed the Twins since 2002, and joined Tom Kelly as the only Minnesota skippers to win 1,000 games. He also joined Connie Mack, John McGraw, Walter Alston, Tommy Lasorda and Earl Weaver as the only managers to […]

Doggie

Connecticut’s backcourt isn’t the tallest nor the most decorated, but may have the fastest hands which allowed Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright to wreak havoc against Kentucky in last Monday’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in front of a record 79,238 fans, as the No. 7 Huskies, who forced […]