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Cuban pitcher Misael Siverio told a Spanish-language newspaper he has defected to the United States and is going to try to make it to the major leagues.
Caution over rules for the World Baseball Classic limited Gio Gonzalez to 42 pitches Thursday afternoon in his final Washington Nationals start before joining Team USA.
Sidney Crosby's overtime goal to beat the United States and win gold for Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics is one of the two or three most memorable moments in the history of the sport. Nearly 35 million viewers were tuned in to watch it, roughly twice the average audience for the Masters, the Daytona 500 and the NCAA basketball finale.
The Washington Nationals' plans for preparing their pitchers this spring will have one added wrinkle when it comes to left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who will leave camp in early March to join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic.
The Minnesota Timberwolves worked hard in the offseason to add talented veterans and make the roster deeper and better able to withstand injuries.
During two deployments in Iraq — one for 15 months, the other for 12 — Sgt. Daniel Lucas wore an American flag patch on the left shoulder of his uniform. The delicately stitched American emblem still graced his same sleeve. Only now, it’s a different patch. The old flag now has a new owner.
When football's World Cup descends upon the heart of Europe today, national pride will be on the line for hard-hitting athletes sporting the red, white and blue.