Series notebook: Victorino set to play for Red Sox; Cards' Craig OK Boston leads the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 going into Wednesday night. The right fielder missed the last two games, and the Red Sox won without him. In Game 4, Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer in a 4-2 win after Victorino was a late scratch from the lineup. 10/29/2013 - 2:22 pm | View Link
World Series: How the Cardinals, Red Sox match up The Red Sox like to run, so that could be an intriguing matchup ... He was sidelined throughout the playoffs, but appears poised to return for the World Series. With a DH allowed under AL rules in Boston, that gives the Cardinals a perfect opportunity ... 10/22/2013 - 5:45 am | View Link
MLB Notebook: Giambi again a hero in a pinch Tuesday, thanks to Giambi's pinch-hit two-run homer in the ninth, the Indians defeated the White Sox 5-4. The dramatic home run marked ... Mickey Mantle and Frank Robinson (12 apiece), Tony Perez and David Ortiz (11 each). Dick Allen, Reggie Jackson ... 09/25/2013 - 5:24 am | View Link
There's no stopping the determined Red Sox They were picked by many to once again finish last. With fewer than three weeks -- just 14 games -- left, the Red Sox are poised to go very deep in the postseason. They are certainly capable of returning to the World Series for the first time since 2007. 09/13/2013 - 1:37 pm | View Link
Red Sox hit eight homers, hammer Tigers Stephen Drew, Daniel Nava, Ryan Lavarnway and Ortiz each delivered a two-run blast and Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Napoli added solo shots as the Red Sox won for the ninth ... over the Cleveland Indians. GAME NOTEBOOK: Ortiz's RBI double in the sixth ... 09/3/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
BY ERIK HORNE, email@example.comLeading up to the Sugar Bowl, the only clear advantage OU may have over Alabama is on special teams.
The Sooners trot out Bedlam hero Michael Hunnicutt, while Alabama will go with Cade Foster, who has had to deal with some ugly and abusive heat from fans after missing two field goals and getting another blocked in the Crimson Tide's loss to Auburn.
In support, fellow Texan President George W.
NCAA president Mark Emmert, speaking Wednesday at the IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, pooh-poohed the idea of paying collegiate athletes. "There's certainly no interest [among college presidents] in turning college sports into the professional or semi-professional," Emmert said. He added: "I think the key issue for members is, how would you have such a model that doesn't become a recruiting debate." The following essay, adapted from 15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong (Stanford University Press), offers a rejoinder.
These rules might not be perfect, and they are not yet final, but one prevailing truth makes this a good week for the evolution of our culture: Two tough guys allowed themselves to grow, and spurred change that will make sports safer for our sons and daughters.