N.F.L. Week 8 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Nearing the midpoint of the (newly extended) N.F.L. regular season, injuries are mounting and teams are sizing up their postseason chances as the Nov. 2 trade deadline looms. Coaches of middling franchises have doled out public support for their quarterbacks while speculation persists over whether any team will trade for Deshaun Watson, who faces open […]

Astros swarm Braves early to level World Series at one game apiece | World Series

José Siri launched himself headfirst into home plate, popped up with arms flexed and screamed with all his might. Welcome to the World Series, rook. The career minor leaguer sparked a team whose biggest stars took a while to shine, sending the Houston Astros to a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night […]

Cleveland Guardians Roller Derby Team Sues Over M.L.B. Team’s Name Change

Is Cleveland big enough for two sports teams named the Guardians? A roller derby team that has used the name since 2013 says no. The roller derby Cleveland Guardians sued the city’s Major League Baseball team in federal court on Wednesday in an effort to block the baseball team from changing its name to the […]

World Series Game 2: Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros – live! | Sport

7.19pm EDT 19:19 Preamble Hello, welcome all to Game 2 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros… Wait, wait, come back! We promise that things will get more interesting from here if solely because there’s nowhere to go but up after a Game 1 snoozefest that couldn’t have satisfied anybody […]

As Baseball Considers Its Future, Parity Isn’t the Problem

[Follow our live Astros vs Braves game coverage.] HOUSTON — A general manager’s job is to build World Series teams. Yet as he sat in the Atlanta Braves’ dugout on Monday night, with his players on that stage as they prepared for the Houston Astros, Alex Anthopoulos made a confession: His path here was a […]

Phil Foden misses as West Ham end Manchester City’s Carabao Cup reign | Carabao Cup

After five years of utter dominance, Manchester City’s hold on the Carabao Cup is over. Their reign ended after a night of absorbing entertainment at the London Stadium and Pep Guardiola’s side could have no complaints after being ground down by West Ham, who defended with astonishing organisation before holding their nerve in a tense […]

Tyler Matzek’s Journey From the AirHogs to the Atlanta Braves

HOUSTON — Atlanta’s most indispensable reliever this postseason was so dispensable three years ago that he could not even find a job in baseball. So he bought a Facebook advertisement and landed with an independent league team in Texas. He lived in an R.V. that summer, in 2018, and cashed a paycheck of around $400 […]

Preston North End v Liverpool: Carabao Cup – live! | Football

2.04pm EDT 14:04 Sepp van den Berg, on loan from Liverpool, has been granted permission to play for Preston against his parent club. He’s one of only two survivors from Saturday’s 2-0 derby loss at Blackpool. Captain Alan Browne is suspended after getting himself sent off during the last (literal) knockings of that match, but […]

When Did Braves Pitcher Charlie Morton Break His Leg?

HOUSTON — At a time when old-fashioned aces have become a rarity, Atlanta has lost one of the game’s best postseason performers for the rest of the World Series. And in a sequence of events worthy of the battle-tested hurlers of the olden days, Charlie Morton appeared to record at least one out, if not […]