• What have other teams in AFC East been doing this offseason?

    What have the Bills, Patriots and Dolphins been up to in NFL Free Agency? What holes must they fill in the NFL Draft?

  • NFL draft preview: What to expect when AFC and NFC East teams make their picks

    The NFL draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Chicago. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, in the first of four daily parts, the East divisions: NFC East Calling all defensive playmakers. Dallas ranked 14th in total defense, including 26th against the...

  • Christianity is being driven out of the Middle East

    Prospects of Christianity surviving in its birthplace, the Middle East, appear as grim this Holy Week as they have at any time in the last two millennia. Persecution of the world’s largest religion has intensified, especially in Muslim-dominated countries. Jihadists appear to have repeatedly carried out one of their oft-stated goals of erasing any trace...

  • Middle East Christians are under attack

    Where is the international outrage? Fortunately, Pope Francis has taken the lead, expressing concern that Christians are “burned alive, hanged, beheaded, and decapitated by barbaric swords before the silence of the world.”

  • The Middle East's Siren Call

    In Greek mythology, sirens were beautiful creatures that lured sailors to their doom with their hypnotic voices. In Homer's epic, "The Odyssey," ships came to ruin on jagged reefs, following siren song, the pull of the beautiful voices so strong that the hero Odysseus, in order not to succumb, commanded that his crew lash him to the mast of his ship, and not untie him, until they were in safe waters. That's a lesson American presidents might have learned.

  • The East Still Belongs To The Cavs

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled mightily since the All-Star break, watching the Boston Celtics catch up with them atop the Eastern Conference standings thanks to their putrescent defense. Since getting throttled by the Spurs last week, the Cavs have stabilized and won three out of four, although they’ve given up over 100 points to the Magic, Sixers, and Pacers.

  • Duterte to visit Middle East

    President Duterte plans to visit three Middle East countries during the Holy Week in his bid to boost relations and secure better working conditions for Filipino workers.

  • National League East capsules

    Capsules of National League East teams, listed in order of finish last year: ___ Washington Nationals 2016: 95-67, first place, lost to Dodgers in NLDS. Manager: Dusty Baker (second season). He's Here: CF Adam Eaton, C Matt Wieters, 1B-LF Adam Lind, RHP Joe Blanton, LHP Enny Romero. He's Outta Here: ...

  • Rebuilding the lost village in East Baltimore

    The Rev. Donte Hickman can stand in front of his church on North Chester Street in East Baltimore and point to several reasons for hope in an old neighborhood that for decades might have been the most hopeless in the city. Down the street from Southern Baptist Church, where Hickman is pastor, is...

  • NFL draft capsules for AFC teams

    1, 12. CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-15) LAST SEASON: Following 0-14 start under first-year coach Hue Jackson, Browns barely avoided becoming only second team to lose all 16 games. Owners Jimmy and … Click to Continue

  • The 5 players in the AL East who matter the most

    Sluggers! Starters! And everything in between. These are the players who will be most responsible for how their teams fare in 2017. Hello, this is the last installment of the most important/impactful/notable/what-have-you players of the AL East. While it might appear to the untrained eye that I’m trying to sneak this final installment in on a Friday afternoon, that’s just because you don’t understand web strategy and content analytics. This has been a very popular series.