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  1. Axford's gold-medal moments

    Jerry Crasnick

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Cleveland Indians spent Friday morning doing drills and taking batting practice before knocking off early for a charity golf tournament in the afternoon. But for a few anxious moments in between, new closer John Axford's mind w...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  2. Leonys Martin a big fan of Jose Contreras

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- There might be no bigger fan of Jose Contreras in the Rangers' clubhouse than Leonys Martin. There's a 16-year gap between Martin and the 42-year-old Contreras, and Martin almost seemed in awe to be on the same team -- a handfu...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  3. How to make the World Baseball Classic even better

    Jim Caple

    At its best, the World Baseball Classic could grow into what the World Cup is for soccer. At its worst, the WBC still is better than spring training.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  4. US Freeskiing, Snowboarding teams at spring training camp at Mamm...

    ESPN Action Sports

    The US Freeskiing and Snowboarding teams at a spring training camp at Mammoth Mountain

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  5. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  6. Batting practice caps take starring role in spring training despi...

    Paul Lukas

    Batting practice caps take starring role in spring training.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  7. Major League Baseball exploring sending two teams to Italy for sp...

    Major League Baseball is exploring the possibility of sending two teams to Italy for a few spring training games next year or in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2010
  8. Camp chat: C.J. Wilson and the Olympics

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson took a quick trip to Vancouver for the Winter Olympics earlier this week. He got a call from a friend and saw a couple of events before returning to Surprise. "I wanted to make sure I didn't miss any ...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  9. From The Rundown

    YOU MESS WITH THE BULL, YOU GET THE HORNS The Mess: Fans of Mississippi State decided to bombard a cell phone with pregame taunts. The Bull: DeMarcus Cousins, double-double machine for No. 2 Kentucky and owner of the cell phone. "Some were racial ...

    Blog | February 17, 2010
  10. What Up Weekend: A Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Procrastinators...

    Mark Martin has an excuse to forget his wife's Valentine's Day present. Do you? It's the day before Valentine's Day and you forgot to get something for your main squeeze, didn't you? It's OK. We won't judge. In fact, we'll help. With a V-Day gift ...

    Blog | February 13, 2010
  11. Melissa Isaacson: Former Olympians look to be role models for asp...

    Melissa Isaacson

    In an excerpt from her new book "Sweet Lou," Melissa Isaacson recounts Lou Piniella's first spring training with the Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2009
  12. Rob Neyer: WBC more exciting than spring training

    Rob Neyer

    ShysterBall doesn't care about the World Baseball Classic: For starters, for as much as I love, love, love baseball, I have long been incapable of caring about spring training games. The news from camp, yes, but actually sitting and watching a game...

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2009
  13. Spring training to start six days early due to World Baseball Cla...

    Spring training is expanding by nearly a week next year because of the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2008
  14. A look at steroid policies sport by sport

    A complete look at steroid policies in each major sport and for the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2006
  15. Helmets, hats and snazzy jerseys

    Paul Lukas

    Just in time for spring training, Uni Watch breaks down the fuss over two-toned CoolFlo helmets, logos on caps, and snazzy jerseys worn at the WBC.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2006
  16. A trip around the world

    DJ Gallo

    DJ Gallo is admitting it -- he's excited about the World Baseball Classic. And he's got a, er, unique, preview for each pool.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2006