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  1. Olt finds TV for UConn championship

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Former University of Connecticut player and current Chicago Cubs infielder Mike Olt was plenty excited his alma mater won the men's basketball championship on Monday night, but he almost didn't get a chance to see it. Olt, 25, made the ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  2. Gordon and Figgins are making their case

    Buster Olney

    PHOENIX -- Baseball players aren't supposed to play basketball during the offseason, but a lot of them do anyway, as Aaron Boone will tell you, as an efficient way to stay in shape. But Dee Gordon stopped playing basketball this winter to impr...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  3. The next step for Matt Kemp

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp has told Magic Johnson he could beat him in basketball. "He doesn't believe I can," Kemp said Saturday, sitting in front of his locker at Dodger Stadium. Kemp paused. "But I can," he said knowingly, confidently. ...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  4. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is making progress in his rehab - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Matt Kemp wants a shot at Magic Johnson in a game of H-O-R-S-E, but that will have to wait. As Buster Olney writes, Kemp is still rehabbing his strained hamstring, and his next step will be getting back to running.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2012
  5. VCU's Shaka Smart to sing at Wrigley

    CHICAGO -- Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach Shaka Smart will sing the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field on May 8, according to the Chicago Cubs. Read the entire story....

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  6. VCU coach Shaka Smart to sing seventh-inning stretch at Chicago C...

    VCU coach Shaka Smart to sing during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field on May 8.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  7. Baseball futility and Butler basketball

    Jeremy Lundblad

    Today's Trivia: The Connecticut Huskies now are 3-0 in the men's basketball championship games. Can you name the only two MLB franchises with multiple appearances that have never lost the World Series? In the spirit of last night's national champi...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  8. Games We're Watching: This one's for the dogs

    Amanda Rykoff

    If you picked your brackets based on animal mascots, you'd be doing really well right now with the UConn Huskies and Butler Bulldogs set to tip at 9:23 p.m. ET in tonight's NCAA title game. If hoops isn't your thing, we've got baseball and NHL action.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2011
  9. Melissa Isaacson: Mike Quade is showing Cubs vets he's willing to...

    Melissa Isaacson

    It would be wrong to portray Mike Quade's Cubs as being in disarray.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2011
  10. MLB: Hall of Fame voting has taken place, and Buster has the insi...

    Buster Olney

    Each year there is voting, and every year feelings are hurt, explanations are made, heads are scratched, tears are shed and, at the end of the day, the custodians are there to clean up the mess, wipe away the trash and make things clean.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2011
  11. Vendor inspection reports

    Paula Lavigne and Lindsay Rovegno

    The complete list of stadium health inspection summaries, sorted by state

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  12. Chicago Cubs invite Butler coach Brad Stevens to throw out first ...

    The Cubs have invited the Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game against the Marlins on May 10.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2010
  13. Matthew Berry lists closers-in-waiting, anticipated callups, play...

    Matthew Berry

    Matthew Berry presents a hundred thoughts neatly organized in 10 lists of 10, from closers-in-waiting to callups to players to watch for to DL'd players to hold on to.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2010
  14. Matt Clement to coach alma mater's basketball team

    Former major league pitcher Matt Clement was hired Monday to be the boys basketball coach at his alma mater, Butler (Pa.) High School, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2009
  15. Ex-major leaguer Mel Hall receives 45-year sentence in sex case

    Former major league outfielder Mel Hall has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl he coached on an elite basketball team.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2009
  16. Ex-major leaguer Mel Hall found guilty in sex case

    Former major league outfielder Mel Hall was found guilty Tuesday of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he coached on an elite basketball team a decade ago.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2009