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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 […]

Blue Right Ship

Dodger Stadium is known as a pitchers’ ballpark, but not last Sunday night as the Boys in Blue (5-3) crashed four homers while pasting San Francisco, 6-2. Matt Kemp mashed a solo homer in the second inning, Hanley Ramirez added a solo rocket in the fourth, and Kemp’s two-run, opposite field shot in the same […]

Monday was Opening Day for the majority of major league teams, and, as always, there were several interesting statistics and notes that caught the eye.

Detroit’s Victor Martinez became the first Tiger to hit a home run on Opening Day since Brandon Inge and Curtis Granderson did it in 2009. Martinez’s homer came in his first at-bat. Last season, his first round-tripper came in his 113th at-bat. Salvador Perez had four hits for Kansas City, just the fourth player in […]

It’s Set

College basketball’s biggest weekend is set and will determine the national champion as overall top-seeded Florida takes on Connecticut in one national semifinal, while Kentucky will meet Wisconsin in the other. The Gators have been ranked No. 1 for much of the season and have now won 30 straight games. Florida’s last loss was a […]

Baseball’s Here

After picking up two victories in Australia, then losing two of three to the Angels in the Freeway Series, the Dodgers finally played their first game in North America last Sunday night against San Diego at Petco Park before a stadium-record 45,567. In a tight pitching matchup between Andrew Cashner and Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Dodgers […]

Real Sweet

College basketball’s Sweet 16 was set over four days this past week and a dozen games are on tap to determine the Final Four. Several stood out such as No. 3 seeded Duke losing to No. 14 Mercer in the Midwest Regional, 78-71, No. 12 Harvard taking out No. 5 Cincinnati in the East Regional, […]

G’day, Mate!

Major League Baseball wants to expand its brand, and the Dodgers were selected to open the 2014 season this past weekend in Australia against National League West rival Arizona. The trip was profitable for the Dodgers, who took two games from the Diamondbacks at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground. Clayton Kershaw’s Opening Day assignment was […]

Hoophead

Michigan State is playing at a high level at just the right time, and capped off the Big Ten Tournament with a 69-55 pounding of Michigan at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis last Sunday. For their work the Spartans (26-8) were given the No. 4 seed in the East Regional and will meet No. 13 […]