It was a convergence of the road Taylor had traveled — and where he was headed.

Here’s a look at how Taylor developed, the game itself and what happened through the eyes of the people who knew him best: Redskins secondary coach Steve Jackson said before one of Taylor’s first camps that he wouldn’t return anyone’s telephone calls. They had no idea if he’d be in shape when he reported. Williams […]

MLB trade rumors: Yankees learn what A’s want for Sonny Gray, Nationals also interested

Hearing a team is interested in a controllable starting pitcher at the trade deadline isn’t that ground-breaking, but to hear what a team wants for said starter can create some buzz. The Yankees have been widely seen as one of the frontrunners for Athletics’ ace Sonny Gray this season, but the consensus has been they […]

Billy Beane talks MLB’s international appeal, says Mike Trout would be soccer superstar in Germany

The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching, which means Oakland A’s front-office guru Billy Beane is a very busy man. As always. Managing the roster is a constant challenge for Beane, now the A’s executive vice president of baseball operations, and GM David Forst given the budgetary restraints that have been a reality of baseball […]