Versatile Meng does it all for China

Baseball Mar 7, 2017

Versatile Meng does it all for China

by Jason Coskrey

Meng Weiqiang may patrol left field at some point for China during the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He's also going to pitch and might even strap on a catcher's mask. There's a chance he'll do at least two of those things, maybe even all ...

Raines, Bagwell, Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball / MLB Jan 19, 2017

Raines, Bagwell, Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown. After a vote that could prove to be a turning point how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining them in the next few years. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan ...

Baseball / MLB Mar 17, 2016

Stanton, Bonds stage homer duel

Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton and hitting coach Barry Bonds showed off their home run prowess at spring training. What began as an exercise in hitting breaking balls Wednesday evolved into Stanton and the home run king teeing off for homers on the back fields at ...

Bonds back in the game

Baseball / MLB Dec 5, 2015

Bonds back in the game

If Barry Bonds thinks a full-time return to baseball will help his Hall of Fame chances, he could be disappointed. Maybe he'll at least help the Miami Marlins. Bonds is joining the staff of new Marlins manager Don Mattingly as hitting coach. The media-shy, steroids-tainted ...

U.S. ends Bonds prosecution without conviction

Baseball / MLB Jul 22, 2015

U.S. ends Bonds prosecution without conviction

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday formally dropped what was left of its criminal case against Major League Baseball career home run leader Barry Bonds over allegations he received performance-enhancing drugs, ending a nearly decade-long prosecution of one of the most famous American ...

Bonds has conviction overturned by Court of Appeals

Baseball / MLB Apr 23, 2015

Bonds has conviction overturned by Court of Appeals

Baseball legend Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids distribution. Bonds, whose 762 ...

Steroids Era greats denied Hall pass

Baseball / MLB Jan 7, 2015

Steroids Era greats denied Hall pass

Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire's chances to enter the Hall of Fame are dwindling. Baseball writers so far overwhelmingly have decided the outsized statistics of the Steroids Era stars are tarnished by their connection to performance-enhancing drugs use. Once again Tuesday, Cooperstown's ...

Editorials Dec 23, 2011

Risky catalog purchase of fighter

The government on Tuesday selected Lockheed Martin's F-35 as the Air-Self Defense Force's next-generation fighter over Boeing's F/A-18 and the Eurofighter Typhoon to replace aging F-4 fighters. Japan plans to purchase 42 F-35s, hoping that the first delivery will start in fiscal 2016 (April ...