It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.
Roger Clemens' perjury trial next year will take a lot of twists and turns. One of them might depend on how well the Rocket can keep his temper.
Former Mariners outfielder Shane Monahan wasn't named in the Mitchell report, but he wants to come clean about his use of steroids and amphetamines in the late '90s anyway, writes ESPN.com's Mike Fish.
Don't expect Roger Clemens to make his first on camera statements about accusations of his steroid use before a Congressional hearing next month. Or any other player for that matter.
With baseball still buzzing about the Mitchell Report, the NHL asserted Friday that widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs is not an issue among hockey players.
Jose Canseco, the Mitchell report and, of course, the Knicks are topics on the table.
Rangers general manager Glen Sather likes the moves his team made at the NHL trade deadline.