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article August 18, 2017

Grass Is Greener: MLB In Williamsport

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There will be a celebration of baseball and Little League Baseball in Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday night, at Historic Bowman Field. The Cardinals will play the Pirates in the MLB Little League Classic. And we'll all feel like kids again. More»
Cardinals-LUPICA article August 16, 2017

Cardinals Rediscover Their Way

There were times this season when the St. Louis Cardinals looked lost. But, as president of baseball operations John Mozeliak explains, the team is now playing with "energy and purpose." And they're not going away. More»
Harper-Nats-Injury article August 13, 2017

Bryce Land: Nats' Prayers Answered

It appears, at least for now, that baseball won't lose Bryce Harper for the season because of what happened at first base on a wet field at Nationals Park on Saturday. That's great news for Nats fans and anybody who loves the sport. More»
Sale-LUPICA article August 11, 2017

Sale Vote: Sox Set, Others Sink

Chris Sale will pitch against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. It will feel like a stage and a setting worthy of him and the year he is having for the Red Sox, one in which he's become more an ace than anybody in baseball. More»
MikeTrout-postseason article August 9, 2017

Down and Trout: Mike Needs October

Mike Trout, who just turned 26, has had one shot at October (an Angels sweep at the hands of the Royals). But it's worth wondering if he'll be able to get another chance with his current team the way things are going. More»
Buck-Photo article August 3, 2017

Buck Doesn't Stop, Nor Will the O's

He's Buck Showalter and the manager of the Orioles and goes into a long baseball weekend just three games out of the second Wild Card in his league in the loss column. There is no quit in this manager -- and the team continues to follow his lead. More»
Vasquez-RedSox article August 2, 2017

Mass. Hysteria: Sox W Had It All

That wasn't a baseball game the Red Sox and Indians played at old Fenway on Tuesday night. That was a novel, played out over three hours and 36 minutes until Christian Vazquez hit a walkoff home run. It's why we love baseball. More»
Darvish-Gray-LUPICA article July 31, 2017

Dodgers, Yanks Dominate Deadline

Fans of the Dodgers and Yankees had plenty to cheer about at the Trade Deadline, as L.A. got Yu Darvish, while N.Y. dealt for Sonny Gray. Each team is making its pitch for a title, but other clubs stocked up as well. All part of the July 31 fun. More»
JoseAltuve1 article July 27, 2017

The height stuff? Altuve best, period

Joe Morgan, who is 5-foot-7, on his way to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame weekend, took some time to talk about Jose Altuve, who is listed at 5-foot-6 and could be Cooperstown-bound himself one day. Says Morgan, "I think he's the best all-around player in the game." More»
Astros-Lupica article July 26, 2017

For Giant Leap, Will Astros Step Up?

As the great Frank Cashen once said, "You only get so many chances to win in this game." No team knows that better than the Astros, who will have some key decisions to make at the Trade Deadline, preparing for October. More»
SpiethBritishOpen article July 23, 2017

King Spieth: Jordan's Royal Rally

What we saw on Jordan Spieth's back nine at Royal Birkdale on Sunday was a great golfer gathering himself like a great fighter, one who had somehow put himself on the ropes. He rallied and won the British Open with an all-time great finish. More»
DaveDombrowski-1 article July 21, 2017

Corner Bat-tle: Your Move, Boston

The Red Sox, under the management of Dave Dombrowski, are a team clearly built to win now. It is why Dombrowski needs to make a trade now, perhaps for a big bat. The middle of the order should strike fear in the AL East again. More»
DeadlineDeals-Lupica article July 20, 2017

All In? Deadline Is Make or Break

The real Midsummer Classic in baseball is the Trade Deadline. It remains an essential, unchanging pageant of the game, in-season drama unlike any other we have in professional sports, all tied up in risk and reward. More»
Federer-Wimbledon1 article July 16, 2017

Fed Alert: At 35, Best in the World

Three weeks short of his 36th birthday, older than any Wimbledon champion, man or woman, in 108 years, Roger Federer wins his second major of 2017, and clearly establishes himself once again as the best tennis player in the world. More»
FedVenus article July 14, 2017

Old Rush: Fed & Venus Are Back

Roger Federer, three weeks short of his 36th birthday, tries to become the oldest man to win Wimbledon in 108 years. Venus Williams? All she does is try to win her sixth Wimbledon singles title at age 37. It's Back to the Future at the All England Club. More»
DaveRoberts article July 13, 2017

Man of Steal: Super Dave Leads L.A.

A winner keeps winning, and that's exactly what Dave Roberts has done, this time as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. We all remember him from The Steal in Boston: Now, Roberts is ready to make more October memories. More»
AaronJudge-60 article July 12, 2017

His Honor? Making 60 Sexy Again!

More than anybody, Aaron Judge has brought back the concept of the "big fly" in baseball. In the process, he and some of the other young sluggers might be doing something even more valuable: making 60 a magic number again in baseball. More»
BillieJeanKing-1 article July 6, 2017

Winner: All the King's Meant

With a movie coming out about Billie Jean King's famous match against Bobby Riggs in 1973, "Battle of the Sexes," we are reminded once again that King continues to be a pioneer in the world of politics and activism. A truly great American life. More»
Federer-Wimbledon article July 5, 2017

Federer Reserve: Old Reliable?

Roger Federer, the greatest champ on his side of the sport, born a month before Serena Williams in 1981, is at Wimbledon, trying to win his 19th major, a month short of his own 36th birthday. He's never seemed younger. More»
GettyImages-632889394 article July 4, 2017

American tennis: Red, White & Due

Serena Williams is the only American player to win a Grand Slam tournament in the past nine years, and she continues to be the top story in U.S. tennis even while not playing Wimbledon, as we continue to wait for a new generation of stars to emerge. More»

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