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Hoping for a Gem From Their Starter, Yankees Are Instead on the Receiving End

Hoping for a Gem From Their Starter, Yankees Are Instead on the Receiving End

MINNEAPOLIS — When the American League wild-card playoff is held in three weeks, almost certainly in Oakland or at Yankee Stadium, Aaron Boone may have a decision on his plate that the rookie manager never expected to have to make. Who will be his starting pitcher? He could turn to the reliable J.A. Happ, or […]

Red Sox Wrap: Price Helps Lift Boston To 100th Win With 1-0 Victory Vs. Blue Jays

Red Sox Wrap: Price Helps Lift Boston To 100th Win With 1-0 Victory Vs. Blue Jays

One day after clinching a playoff berth, the Boston Red Sox reached another milestone in their spectacular season. Boston secured its 100th win of the season Wednesday night thanks to some lights-out pitching from David Price, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 in the middle contest of a three-game set at Fenway Park. Price continuing […]

As Umpires Threaten to Boycott Serena Williams, it's Time to Stop Downplaying the Role of Racism

As Umpires Threaten to Boycott Serena Williams, it's Time to Stop Downplaying the Role of Racism

The Times of London is reporting that professional tennis umpires have threatened to boycott officiating Serena Williams’ future matches after she accused sitting officiant Carlos Ramos of “stealing” her points in the US Open. One of the umpires’ bones of contention, supposedly, is that The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) have backed Williams’ […]

Dez Bryant and Jerry Jones seen together at Beyonce concert

Dez Bryant and Jerry Jones seen together at Beyonce concert

Phrases like “spotted together” in a headline are usually reserved for articles about Hollywood’s latest rumored couple. Well, that isn’t the case here. Just a wide receiver and his former team owner enjoying the musical stylings of Beyonce and Jay Z. .@DezBryant and #Cowboys boss Jerry Jones, at Beyonce & Jay-Z concert on Tues at […]

Bills to start Josh Allen at QB vs. Chargers

Bills to start Josh Allen at QB vs. Chargers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott on Wednesday named rookie Josh Allen as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, repeating several times that he believed it was the “right move for our team” but declining to explain further. “I don’t feel a need, honestly to elaborate,” McDermott […]

Steph Curry on Serena Williams: 'You're going to have reactions. That's what sport is about.'

Steph Curry on Serena Williams: 'You're going to have reactions. That's what sport is about.'

Serena Williams shouts at chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the U.S. Open. (Danielle Parhizkaran/USA Today) Cindy Boren Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics and national stories September 12 at 10:25 AM In sports, stuff happens and how an athlete copes with that stuff can determine whether he or she ends up with a […]

The best and worst NFL trade debuts ever: Khalil Mack has company

The best and worst NFL trade debuts ever: Khalil Mack has company

6:56 AM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Khalil Mack‘s debut for the Chicago Bears was the story of Week 1 — until Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led a second-half surge en route to a 24-23 comeback victory […]

USMNT Player Ratings: Adams, Carter-Vickers get high marks in El Tri clash

USMNT Player Ratings: Adams, Carter-Vickers get high marks in El Tri clash

New York Red Bulls ace Tyler Adams played the goal hero as the U.S. national team scored a hard-fought 1-0 friendly victory over 10-man visitors Mexico in Nashville. The green home side struggled mightily to string connect positive passes in the El Tri half until nearly an hour had gone, but raised their game on the ball […]

Herald Sun savaged again for latest Serena controversy

Herald Sun savaged again for latest Serena controversy

Australian newspaper Herald Sun has come under fire yet again after it defiantly republished a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams on its front-page, slapping aside “politically correct” accusations that the drawing was racist and sexist. Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight’s caricature of Williams throwing a tantrum at the US Open, was originally printed […]

Yzerman leaving as Lightning GM leads to more questions than answers

Yzerman leaving as Lightning GM leads to more questions than answers

The news struck like, well, a lightning bolt. Steve Yzerman was stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Why? And why now?  Yzerman answered some questions in a news conference Tuesday, when the Lightning announced he will be a senior adviser to the new GM, Julien BriseBois. But he left a big […]