The NCAA and its member institutions have exploited the desire for diversity on college campuses and the high proportion of minorities in college athletics for years. The treatment of black athletes at San Jose State in the late 1960s and early 1970s is just one of many egregious examples. More»
Just like Matt Harvey, Jake deGrom has turned his biggest weakness -- the changeup -- into a strength, and is giving Mets fans optimism for the future. Though deGrom's Major League career is fewer than 100 innings old, there's a lot to like about the young right-hander already. More»
The Baseball Hall of Fame is faced with a voting logjam right now thanks to its stringent requirements and the steroid era. With the ballot window shrinking to 10 years, the greatest impact is on the candidacy of players like Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds. More»
Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, two of baseball's all-time greats, admired throughout America in large towns and small for their outstanding play in the 1990s, will be inducted to the Hall of Fame this week. More»
Although play has varied in quality over the last six years, the NL Central just keeps bringing the drama. The Brewers have owned the lead all season, but recent struggles could force moves at the trade deadline. More»
When producing MLB's All-Star roster, some deserving candidate is inevitably left out. But this trio of players -- including Kyle Seager, Chris Sale and Buster Posey -- can take solace in the fact that they're not the first to be unjustly snubbed. More»
With half the MLB season remaining, the statistical leaderboards feature a bevy of unfamiliar faces at the top. From Scooter Gennett to Sean Doolittle, these players are not just leading in the stats, they are dominating. More»
On Friday, Rodriguez dropped the final of the three lawsuits he filed in response to his 162-game suspension. This could pave the way for a return to the Yankees next year. As absurd as that may have sounded a few months ago, things look a lot different now. More»
Justin Verlander's 2014 has been a struggle. Surgery forced him to delay the start of his training, and now he's in the midst of one of the worst stretches of his career. Has time caught up with him? The former Cy Young winner thinks it's something else. More»
Minnesota came from nowhere this weekend to ink designated hitter Kendrys Morales. The Twins may be in last place, but they are just 5.5 games behind Detroit, and there's reason to believe a Minnesota club with Morales has the bats to make it interesting. More»
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras hit a home run in his first major league game on Saturday, but that homer should have come a month earlier. Instead, it took injuries and poor performances before the Cardinals called up their top hitting prospect from Triple-A. More»
Giancarlo Stanton has been launching baseballs into the deepest corners of major league ballparks since arriving with the Marlins in 2010, but this year he has surpassed all expectations so far, pounding homers over 450 feet with regularity. More»
Prince Fielder's 2014 season is all but over after it was reported that Fielder will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. But beyond this rough news, there have been signs the Texas Rangers new first baseman was headed for a steep decline. More»
Julio Franco is returning to American professional baseball. Yes, that Julio Franco, the one who last appeared in the majors seven years ago at age 48. But Franco has always said age is but a number, and one that's less important than batting average and OBP. More»
The Seattle Mariners looked buried a couple of weeks ago. But over the past 17 games, they have revived their season, thanks to Hisashi Iwakuma's return and Kyle Seager's hot streak at the plate. Do they have enough to make the playoffs? More»
The Yankees visit Milwaukee this weekend, and while most cities are rolling out the red carpet for Derek Jeter, Brewers fans are saving their excitement for a returning hero: CC Sabathia. His performance in 2008 remains one of the most remarkable in Brewers history. More»
Odrisamer Despaigne became the latest Cuban defector to join an MLB team on Saturday, when he signed a minor league deal with the Padres. Though 27-year-old pitcher had a robust career in Cuba, he is not expected to be an all-star like many of his fellow countrymen. More»
San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval wants $100 million, and both he and the Giants look willing to test the free-agent market after this season. But how does Panda rank against others who have recently earned that type of deal? More»
Albert Pujols's 500th home run was magical not just as the capstone of a career. Now, after two difficult seasons, the question for the Angels star can shift away from his steep decline and back to the lofty heights he can reach going forward. More»
Through his first seven seasons, it seemed as if Mark Teixeira was on a Hall of Fame track. Since then injuries have derailed his career, and his stats fell off -- but do the Yankees even need him to provide Hall of Fame numbers, or just power and a good eye at the plate? More»
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