Israeli catcher Ryan Lavarnway (left) has kicked around the edges of the majors for many years. A few years ago, at the Beijing Olympics, I covered a women’s beach volleyball match between Georgia and Russia. It was a preliminary-round match that should have drawn little notice, except that just days
If Super Bowls could be won on a quarterback’s mind alone, Romo would have a fistful of rings. For the next few days, the former face of the Dallas Cowboys will tour the NFL looking for his new home. Presumably the only criterion for Tony Romo and the teams who might wish to sign him is a Super Bowl
Magic Johnson has been enlisted to save the flagging franchise from the front office. From the moment he came into the NBA as a point guard in a power forward’s body, Magic Johnson was a transformative figure. If he can build the Lakers into champions again the way he did as a player, he will become
The house is full at the 2014 All-Star Game in New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS – Six years later, no one remembers who came up with the idea that saved the NBA in New Orleans. Who would have guessed the solution for keeping the Hornets (now Pelicans) in a place that wasn’t sure it wanted them would be to
The Shanghai Sharks’ Jimmer Fredette, left, drives against the Houston Rockets’ Eric Gordon during an exhibition game in October. Jimmer Fredette is a sensation again. At first, Fredette was disappointed.