At the MLB All-Star break, Pittsburgh and Washington have shed their losing images in a 2012 season marked by an uncommon number of brilliant pitching performances. Can the Pirates and Nats keep it up?
In pro baseball, which holds its all-star game Tuesday, more than the playing fields are green. Teams are rigorously looking for ways to cut energy use and become better overall environmental stewards.
To get a sense of the historic arc Major League Baseball has taken over just the past 100 years, hop on our time machine and review some of its key news and developments at 10-year intervals, beginning in 1912.
The NCAA Final Four takes place Saturday evening in New Orleans. Louisville plays Kentucky, followed by Kansas and Ohio State. Kentucky and Kansas are favored to win. Both Final Four games will be televised by CBS.
MLB season opener: Japan's own Ichiro Suzuki had a big day for Seattle as they beat Oakland in 2012's first game. The contest in Tokyo was the most recent MLB season opener that occurred outside the US.