Is A's reliever Sean Doolittle the most interesting man in baseball?
A new Oakland Athletics commercial emphasizes how a pitcher must trust his catcher, and shows how the team has been working toward building that relationship. We see pitchers Sonny Gray and Sean Doolittle each fall backward suddenly while saying "Trust fall a call that prompts catcher Josh Phegley
Kansas City vs. San Francisco: How the Rival World Series Cities Stack Up
The baseball season all comes down to this -- one final game tonight to decide 2014’s champion: the Kansas City Royals against the San Francisco Giants for baseball immortality in Game 7. This is the first time the World Series has reached a seventh game since 2011, when the St. Louis Cardinals
Congress Hearts Hollywood, Experts or Not
Actor Seth Rogen is best known for his role as a pot-smoking jokester in comedic hits like “Knocked Up” and “Pineapple Express,” but he joined the ranks today of other celebrities who have brought their Hollywood star power to Capitol Hill. “Thank you for the...
Metallica's Robert Trujillo On Creativity, Fitness, and New Movie 'Through The Never'
Metallica’s previous foray into film -- 2004’s "Some Kind of Monster" – served as possibly one of the most un-metal movies about a metal band. That documentary, directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, centered largely on members’ personal lives as well as intra-band turmoil, down to group
Metallica Helps FBI Try to Catch Fan's Killer
Metallica is helping law enforcement authorities try to catch the killer of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared nearly three years ago after one of the heavy metal band’s concerts. Lead singer James Hetfield recorded a public service video, posted on YouTube, urging people to...
Rock till you drop in 'Guitar Hero Metallica'
Music game fans looking for something edgier than Michael Jackson or Duran Duran can now rock out with Activision's Guitar Hero: Metallica, the latest in the best-selling rhythm series. Despite the steep $60 price tag, it's not a full-blown sequel as with last year's Guitar Hero: World Tour— but
First look: Metallica gets 'Guitar Hero' treatment
Next up on the Guitar Hero stage … enter Metallica. The legendary hard rockers are providing the latest riff on Guitar Hero, with a game based on their music expected in stores during the first half of 2009 for Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3 and PS2. No price or rating has been set, but past GH games
Fall Music, New Albums: 12 Candidates for Swift Career Transition
Change is the buzzword for fall, and not just in politics. Amid the bumper crop of upcoming albums, ears are trained on artists facing crucial career transitions. USA TODAY's music team looks at a dozen candidates whose new albums offer platforms for surges in critical and popular acceptance.
Holiday Music: Dreaming of a, Um, Blue Christmas?
O holy blight. Even the Grinch would grimace at some of the yuletide tuneage sharing shelf space with 2007's haul of holiday discs. No longer limited to church-friendly hymns and porch-ready carols, sounds of the season also tickle, titillate and tick off listeners. This year brings a diverse
Metallica Turns 25
The most successful heavy metal group in American history celebrates 25 years.