The great Ty Cobb was born on this date in 1886. Against today's pitchers he'd probably bat only .280 or so. Then again, he'd be 123 years old.
Not a misprint. The Knicks pummeled Phoenix 126-99 to improve their stellar record to 4-14. They're only 10 games out of first place. Then again they've only played 18.
For my money, there was one unsung hero, one key player, that transformed the New York Yankees from a third place team in 2008 to World Series champs in '09.
The temperature in New York is 48 degrees as I begin to write this, three hours before the start of the sixth game of the World Series at Yankee Stadi...
Oakland's Tom Cable will not face charges for allegedly breaking the jaw of one of his assistants. When I saw the headline "No Charge for Cable," I knew the story wasn't about Cablevision.
Let's make marathons more interesting. How about crawling through windmills? We could combine the very best that marathon racing and miniature golf have to offer.
Rubbing salt. StubHub offered Mets playoff tickets yesterday so their fans can "be there as the Mets chase immortality." StubHub called it an "email glitch" and "regrets the error."
To be a true sports fan -- and you know who you are -- you have to sit through loads of dreck. But the good news is every now and again you are rewarded for your patience as never before.
When the Washington Redskins play Kansas City Sunday it will mark their sixth straight game against a winless team. Despite the cupcake schedule, Washington is 2 and 3.
A golfer in South Carolina went to retrieve his ball from a pond. An alligator bit off part of his arm. Your wet ball just isn't that valuable.
A fourth grade teacher made a nine-year-old kid wear his Yankees shirt inside out. The teacher is a Red Sox fan. Just one more cogent argument for home schooling.
The Yankees will probably clinch a playoff spot on the first day of fall. Detractors will say "sure, they bought themselves in." But to be fair, they've been buying and buying since 2000 and it hasn't paid dividends.
Click on this line to see Steve Parker's exclusive photo album of the start of the 2009 Gumball Rally, the world's most politically-incorrect automoti...
Matt McCarthy pitched one very forgettable season of minor league baseball in 2002. Seven years later, he turned a loose collection of journals into a best-selling book about his experiences in the baseball hinterlands, and people quickly took notice.
It's a story San Franciscans know well. In Game Six of the 2002 World Series, the Giants were leading 5-0 at the bottom of the seventh inning, only fo...