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  1. Uni Watch - A few hits and strikeouts for baseball's new duds

    Paul Lukas

    A's, Braves, Dodgers, Giants, Red Sox and Twins all made some changes. Find out which teams made good choices and what went wrong in Uni Watch.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  2. Cuba says its athletes can now sign with foreign leagues

    Cuba announced Friday that island athletes will be allowed to sign contracts to compete in foreign leagues, a shift from decades of policy that held professional sports to be anathema to socialist ideals.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2013
  3. Bud Selig says MLB won't interrupt season for Olympics

    Major League Baseball won't change its schedule to boost the sport's chances of getting back into the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  4. Tommy Lasorda on World Baseball Classic

    Lynn Hoppes

    With the United States playing its first game tonight in the World Baseball Classic, Playbook reached out to talk to baseball legend Tommy Lasorda about the event. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, Lasorda came out of retirement to manage the U.S. team...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  5. Even in his family olympics, Mitt Romney is always a winner - ESP...

    Michael Brendan Dougherty

    If the cutthroat events of the Romney Family Olympics are any indication, Mitt Romney doesn't wear silver medals well, writes Michael Brendan Dougherty in ESPN the Magazine's DC Issue.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  6. Lochte joins Olympians making TV cameos

    Lynn Hoppes

    With Olympic champion Ryan Lochte set to appear on the Oct. 29 episode of "90210," Playbook has decided to look back at memorable moments of Olympians on television. We've broken them into two categories: athletes known just for the Olympics and athl...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- All-American final guarantees beach gold ...

    Wayne Drehs

    After upsetting the No. 1-ranked Brazilians in the semifinals, Jennifer Kessy and April Ross no longer should be considered the "other" American beach volleyball team.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  8. MLB -- Deadline day winners and losers

    Jayson Stark

    The Angels and Dodgers did the best job at the deadline, but who else did well or did less than they hoped for?

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  9. 2012 Body Issue: Revealing answers to questions about the body

    espnW

    In our Pro's Questionnaire, we asked athletes -- female and male -- five probing questions about their bodies, and got some very revealing answers.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  10. June in Sports: By the Numbers

    Michael Kruse

    Here's a look at the numbers behind some of the biggest sports stories this past month. Send us suggestions for next month's edition by tweeting at @michaelkruse with the hashtag #GrantlandStats. Number of Seattle Mariners who combined to pitch a ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  11. About Last Weekend: Tiger Roars Past the Bear

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Tiger Woods moved into second place on the all-time PGA tour wins list behind Sam Snead by out-dueling Bo Van Pelt to win the AT&T National golf...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  12. May-Treanor talks Olympics, unis, 'DWTS'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Misty May-Treanor is a two-time Olympic gold medalist -- currently the most successful female beach volleyball player with 110 championship victories -- and married to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Matt Treanor. It's a month away from the Olympics, and...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  13. Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda released from ho...

    Tommy Lasorda has been released from the hospital.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  14. Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda had a heart atta...

    Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a heart attack Monday in New York and is hospitalized, the team confirmed Tuesday in a statement.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  15. Memories rush back as Dodger Stadium turns 50 (moments 30-21)

    Mike Downey

    Memories rush back as Dodger Stadium turns 50.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2012
  16. MLB -- Weighty issues, All-Star style

    Amanda Rykoff

    So much for svelte, athletic physiques: more than a few MLB players are packing plenty of extra poundage along with their statistical punch.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2011