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Meet America’s first drug dealer: Arnold Rothstein’s wild, real-life 1920s “Sopranos” story

The modern drug war started with Arnold Rothstein, a criminal master so feared he managed to rig the World Series

Now Cubs have to trade prospects wisely to obtain major league talent

14 hours agoSports : Globetrotting

MESA, Ariz. — General manager Doug Melvin was a curious World Series observer despite a shocking tumble that eliminated his Brewers from playoff contention.

4 Nats Who Are in Danger of Being Cut, Demoted

This offseason, the Washington Nationals turned a nice roster into a World Series favorite with a handful of key acquisitions, but that's not such good news for some borderline big leaguers, who will now have to fight tooth and nailShow More Summary

Juan Pierre Retires After 14-Year MLB Career

Longtime outfielder Juan Pierre, who won the World Series in 2003 and twice led MLB in stolen bases, has reportedly retired from baseball. Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald passed along the news: Pierre started his career with the Colorado Rockies in 2000. Show More Summary

British Lionhearts beaten by Mexico

3 days agoSports / Boxing : BBC Boxing

British Lionhearts lose 3-2 to Mexico Guerreros, their third successive defeat in the World Series of Boxing.

MLB's 'Moneyball' Power Rankings: Who Is Overpaying/Underpaying the Most?

The Moneyball philosophy may not have resulted in a World Series title for the Oakland Athletics yet, but it undoubtedly had an impact on the way teams are assembled throughout the league. Whether we're talking about a small market team...Show More Summary

The Biggest Takeaways from the 2015 Daytona 500

There’s something oddly refreshing about athletics that gets lost in layers upon layers of varnished cynicism. At the center of it, where it really matters and why people tune to in to the Super Bowl, the World Series and the Daytona...Show More Summary

2015 World Series Odds for Every Team at the Start of Spring Training

From the St. Louis Cardinals to the Washington Nationals to the Los Angeles Dodgers, all the usual suspects are assembling. As spring training gets underway, here's a look around the league at 2015 World Series odds for every team in the majors. Show More Summary

Behind the Mask Returns Featuring World Series Champs SF Giants’ “Lou Seal” and More!

6 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Hulu Blog

We are thrilled to reveal that season two of the Emmy®-nominated Hulu Original Behind the Mask will feature one of the team’s most valuable players, the San Francisco Giants mascot, “Lou Seal” – among three more mascots who will uncover what it’s really like to balance real life between the pressures of game day. Set to […]

MLB Teams That Have Already Surpassed the Reigning Champion Giants

When we last saw the San Francisco Giants, they were winning their third World Series in five seasons. The top of the baseball world was all theirs. But nowadays? Eh, not as much. At least on paper, there are teams that look better. Maybe that sounds like a hot take, but it's really not. Show More Summary

A.J. Ellis, now sharing catcher role, is focused on World Series

A.J. Ellis laughed when asked about the Dodgers trading for another catcher in the off-season.

White Sox lefty Chris Sale has simple goal: 'Winning a World Series'

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Chris Sale probably isn't one in need of extra motivation, but the fiery White Sox left-hander couldn't help but feel a jolt as he watched the club's offseason unfold.

Papelbon: 'I Would Go Anywhere That Wants Me'

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Jonathan Papelbon won a World Series ring with Boston in 2007 and was hoping to earn more when he signed a $50 million, four-year contract with Philadelphia, a record deal for a relief pitcher.

WSOF 19 fight card updated for 'Gaethje vs. Palomino' in Phoenix

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) has bolstered the line-up of WSOF 19 "Gaethje vs. Palomino" on March 28th with this week's announcement of three new fights for Phoenix, including some surprising names from UFC and Bellator's recent history. World...Show More Summary

Will Dodgers Be Patient with Joc Pederson in World Series or Bust Pressure?

Change was the theme of the offseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers, both on and off the field. It began with an overhaul of the team’s front office, as ownership hired Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi to serve as president of baseball...Show More Summary

Play Ball: Champion Giants Begin Effort to Win in 'Odd Year'

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

The San Francisco Giants roll in even years, winning the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

20 Years Ago Today, Sparky Anderson Said No To Scab Players

last weekSports : Deadspin

After calling off the 1994 World Series because of a work stoppage, and failing to reach an agreement over the winter, MLB owners were determined not to lose another season of profits—even if they had to bring in the strikebreakers.Show More Summary

Chuck Knoblauch Has a Problem with the Yankees Retiring Andy Pettitte’s Number

On Sunday it was announced that the Yankees would retire the numbers of Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte, three of the most important figures from the Yankees dynasty that won five World Series titles in the late 90s and early 2000s. One Yankees player from that era who isn’t getting his number retired? […]

Pablo Sandoval Shows Up to Red Sox Camp Looking Big

Pablo Sandoval's weight was an issue during Kung Fu Panda's time with the San Francisco Giants. Now, it's the Boston Red Sox's problem. Sandoval has had all offseason to celebrate both his 2014 World Series win and his large contract with the Red Sox. Show More Summary

I Am 13. I Am 18. I Am An Ad

Summary: I am 13. I am a girl. I can throw a baseball. I can throw a baseball very well. I can throw a baseball so well that I struck out a lot of people in the Little League World Series. It’s really neat. It’s so cool. Hey, guess what? I threw baseballs on television. I threw baseballs, I think, for my team. I’m not sure, though.

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