Column: Real change in baseball is yet to come

Five seconds hardly seems worth talking about, and in a way it's not. Trimming the time between innings might save a minute or two over the length of a game, but the real heavy lifting toward solving ...

Column: A twist in the usual college sports scandal

The latest federal probe into the seamy underbelly of college athletics uncovered just the opposite of what we usually expect: Instead of paying recruits to attend schools, coaches and top athletic of...

Column: If Mark Cuban can run for president, who else?

Mark Cuban is talking once again about running for president and this time no one is laughing — at least publicly — at the thought. After all, if a billionaire reality TV star can be...

Column: Players finding payoffs are changing in baseball

Manny Machado's new $300 million contract put a stop — at least temporarily — to a growing chorus of player complaints that major league teams were conspiring to do deep damage to the free agent marke...

Column: Stiffing your caddie is never a good look

Matt Kuchar could have avoided a lot of damage by keeping his wallet open and his mouth closed. Like many of golf's entitled multimillionaires, though, he simply didn't have a clue. ...

Column: A perfect day and a perfect goodbye for Vonn

Lindsey Vonn just wanted to win. Win every time she put on skis. Win more than any other female ski racer before her. Win no matter how much she hurt or how much th...

Column: Where, oh where, should the Raiders play?

The Raiders thought they finally found a place to play next season, only to find out they're not wanted in San Francisco. Not by the mayor, and certainly not by the team that still c...

Breakfast with Manny Pacquiao on a rainy day in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take the...

A few surprises, and a few shockers in 2019 sports

Don't worry about preparing for the shockers of 2019 because by now there's little in sports that is truly shocking. All we can really do is brace ourselves for what the new year will bring, even if i...

Column: It's time for baseball's shift to go

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer. It's not a problem if the hitters don't make it one. ...

Column: For Urban Meyer, a good time to say goodbye

Urban Meyer stood before Ohio State boosters seven years ago with one goal in mind as he returned to the state he grew up in and the university where he got his first job. "Our objec...

Column: Wilder and Fury step up in heavyweight title fight

Just how well Deontay Wilder's heavyweight title defense Saturday night against Tyson Fury in Los Angeles will do at the box office is a question mark. For all the power in his right hand, Wilder is s...

Column: Easy to declare a winner in NHL concussion lawsuit

At the Stanley Cup Finals earlier this year, Commissioner Gary Bettman couldn't talk enough about the feel-good story of the Vegas Golden Knights and the NHL's role in bringing major league sports to ...

Column: Mayweather takes a hit for The Money Team

It looked like easy money, and there's no one more qualified to judge that then the founder and titular head of The Money Team. But sometimes chasing a pile of cash is more difficult...

Column: Legalized sports betting is one bet paying off

The action is coming fast and heavy. A bettor in New Jersey used his mobile app to win $325,000 on a $500,000 wager on Boston to win the World Series. Another DraftKings bettor hit a...