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Mexico crisis engulfs major institutions but hits the left hardest

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

When a president is in crisis, it is usually a propitious time for political opponents to pounce. But in Mexico, the controversies, failings and crisis of confidence engulfing President Enrique Peña Nieto have tarred not just his 2-year-old administration but the entire political...

French boutique airline La Compagnie a smooth flight to Paris

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

My wife and daughter recently traveled to Paris and back on La Compagnie, a new all-business-class airline. It flies from Newark to Paris six days a week. It was more convenient because of the intimacy of the 74-passenger cabin, and the flight attendants were excellent. The check-in at both...

Aaron Donald, Marshawn Lynch and other thoughts from the NFL Notebook

Aaron Donald for Rookie of the Year, keeping Lynch in Seattle and more from retired NFL defensive end Stephen White's Notebook. I know there will be a lot of debate over the Defensive Rookie of The Year award, but for me there is only one choice: Aaron Donald. Show More Summary

Jared Dudley continues bounce back year with perfect night against the Hawks

In a game full of anomalies, Dudley's 10-10 from the floor stands out above the rest. The Milwaukee Bucks pulled off a surprising blowout against the soaring Atlanta Hawks on Friday, beating the hottest team in the East by 30 points....Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 10 MLB Offseason Classes Based on Value Rating

It's not easy to find value on the MLB offseason market. Just take a look at the Toronto Blue Jays, who landed one of the best catchers in baseball but had to dish out a five-year, $82 million deal to bring Russell Martin to the Rogers Centre. Show More Summary

NFL picks and predictions, Bengals vs. Steelers 2014: Pittsburgh favored to win

Both teams are playoff bound, but the AFC North title will be determined on Sunday. Both the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be in the playoffs this season. However, only one will enter as a division winner. That distinction...Show More Summary

2014 MLB Free Agents: Rumors and Predictions for Remaining Available Aces

Max Scherzer and James Shields still need homes for 2015 and beyond. The two starting pitchers remain untouched on MLB's free-agent market, waiting to select a new employer before Opening Day. While action predictably intensified once...Show More Summary

Eagles vs. Giants 2014 picks and predictions: No clear favorite according to experts

Neither team has anything to play for on Sunday. The Philadelphia Eagles' season effectively ended during Week 16 with a loss to Washington and a Dallas Cowboys win over the Indianapolis Colts, which eliminated Philly from playoff contention. Show More Summary

Bills vs. Patriots 2014 picks and predictions: Near sweep for New England

Most the experts see the Patriots moving to 13-3. The Buffalo Bills have enjoyed more relevance this season than recent years, but since being eliminated from the playoffs last week, most experts believe they don't stand a chance ofShow More Summary

Watch the 2014 Holiday Bowl: Nebraska vs. USC game time, TV schedule, live online streaming

Nebraska and USC face off for the first time in seven years. Will the Huskers get their first-ever win over the Trojans? The Nebraska Cornhuskers make their third appearance in the last six seasons at the Holiday Bowl Saturday night against an uncommon foe: The USC Trojans. Show More Summary

Jets vs. Dolphins 2014 picks and predictions: Miami favored to get season sweep

The Dolphins look to end 2014 on a high note while getting the sweep of their AFC East rivals. The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets will face off in what's been one of the NFL's best rivalries of the past decade when the two teams end their seasons Sunday. Show More Summary

NFL picks and predictions, Bears vs. Vikings 2014: Minnesota getting love

Neither club is making the playoffs, but Minnesota has the look of a team hanging tough. The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears will wrap up their 2014 seasons on Sunday, with each having been eliminated from playoff contention for weeks. Show More Summary

Biggest Surprises, Disappointments 2 Months into MLB's Offseason Frenzy

Per usual, this MLB offseason is filled with interesting moves. Unlike seasons past, however, the amount of activity since the end of the World Series leaves much to dissect when analyzing the surprises and disappointments. To be clear, we will stay away from individual contracts or trades. Show More Summary

Josh Smith and the Pistons both look good after divorce

Josh Smith and the Pistons didn't part ways in good terms but everything might work out for both parties. The Detroit Pistons and Josh Smith had a very nasty and public divorce. Smith got waived despite having two years and $26 million...Show More Summary

NFL picks and predictions, Jaguars vs. Texans 2014: Houston favored in do-or-die game for NFL playoffs

The Texans will be in the NFL playoffs with a win over Jacksonville and losses by the Chargers and Ravens. Reaching the playoffs is still a very real goal for the Texans, but the Jaguars will look to spoil those plans when the two AFC South rivals face off in Houston on Sunday. Show More Summary

Thousands expected for funeral for slain New York policeman

10 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

For years, Rafael Ramos ushered people to their seats in his Queens church, be they parents steering bulky baby carriages, new congregants, or elderly people who needed help navigating the aisles.

Chargers vs. Chiefs 2014 picks and predictions: Experts split on AFC West rivals

The Chargers just need to win and they're in, while Kansas City needs some help. There's one playoff spot left in the AFC. Two AFC West rivals will battle for it in Kansas City on Sunday when the Chargers visit the Chiefs. The San Diego Chargers were nearly eliminated a week ago in San Francisco, trailing by 21 points at halftime. Show More Summary

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