Pete Rose

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde reported Wednesday he slimmed down over the offseason and he feels great about it. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Carlos Hyde sheds pounds ahead of season

49ers running back Carlos Hyde discussed the upcoming season with reporters Wednesday.…

 

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, left, and Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose are just two examples of the widespread hypocrisy that pervades professional sports in America.

Beckham, Rose and shameful hypocrisy

They dress in the finest business suits, communicate with polished elocution and…

 

Former baseball player and manager Pete Rose speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas, after Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday that he had rejected Rose's plea for reinstatement. Rose agreed to the ban in August 1989 after an investigation found that he had bet on the game while he was a manager for the Cincinnati Reds. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Pete Rose contrite, holds out hope for Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS — Pete Rose believes he still has a chance to…

 

Pete Rose, the 17-time MLB All-Star and all-time leader in hits, was denied his request for reinstatement by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who cited his continued gambling and evidence that Rose bet on games when he played for the Cincinnati Reds. (John Locher/AP)

Rose’s reinstatement plea rejected by Manfred

CINCINNATI — Pete Rose’s application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday…

Pete Rose, the 17-time MLB All-Star and all-time leader in hits, was denied his request for reinstatement by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who cited his continued gambling and evidence that Rose bet on games when he played for the Cincinnati Reds. (John Locher/AP)
Stephen Curry, center, watches from the Warriors bench — currently without head coach Steve Kerr — during Golden State's blowout loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Kerr the issue, not trash talk

Tonight, finally and thankfully, the Warriors’ preseason will come to a close…

Stephen Curry, center, watches from the Warriors bench — currently without head coach Steve Kerr — during Golden State's blowout loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
In this July 14, 2015 photo, Pete Rose waits to be introduced before the MLB All-Star baseball game in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo/AP)

Manfred meets with Rose on reinstatement application

NEW YORK — Pete Rose has made his case for reinstatement with…

In this July 14, 2015 photo, Pete Rose waits to be introduced before the MLB All-Star baseball game in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo/AP)
Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bonds wins, virtue loses

It looks like a gas station sign, the “756” plaque affixed to…

Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
A's starter Sonny Gray expects to stay put in Oakland for now. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Absence of black players a shame for All-Star Game

Major League Baseball refers to the All-Star Game as the Mid-Summer Classic.…

A's starter Sonny Gray expects to stay put in Oakland for now. (Tony Dejak/AP)
At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Old man Buster

Sometime between his third World Series parade last autumn, his springtime anointment…

At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Pete Rose visits with members of the Washington Wild Things in their dugout before a Frontier League baseball game against the Lake Erie Crushers in Washington, Pa., in June. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pete Rose still beloved in hometown despite scandals

CINCINNATI — A photograph of the bat and ball from Pete Rose’s…

Pete Rose visits with members of the Washington Wild Things in their dugout before a Frontier League baseball game against the Lake Erie Crushers in Washington, Pa., in June. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

ESPN says it obtained notebook documenting Rose 1986 bets

BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN says it obtained a notebook that shows Pete…