ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In the Rays’ increasingly more challenging bid to win the American League East, they know they are going to need some help from teams beating the first-place Orioles.
But they also have to help ...Read more
Our Week 2 was buoyant, faith and spirits lifting like helium balloons. The 11-5 record straight-up is solid; the 10-5-1 mark against the spread (Saints’ 3-point win pushed) is even more satisfying. And two of those ATS ...Read more
Los Angeles Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines this week's matchups. Lines according to FanDuel Sportsbook (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 9-7 (.563); season 18-14 (.563). Using point spreads with the scores ...Read more
PITTSBURGH — After some former players and members of the national media called out Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick for being a dirty player after he ended Nick Chubb’s season with a low tackle, Fitzpatrick defended...Read more
CHICAGO — After a full day of upheaval at Halas Hall, Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles emerged Thursday morning to reset the tone, acknowledging the struggles of an 0-2 start and insisting there is no panic in ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — The moment produced pause, puns and fun on the fly. Oh, and reminders of a similar intrusion that immediately preceded the Dodgers' demise in last year's National League Division Series.
David Peralta ...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. — Barring some unforeseen future catastrophe, 2006 will always be the most important season in the history of the Carolina Hurricanes. Not because of how it ended, but because of the fog of uncertainty in ...Read more
I wish I had not been startled by the words. Alas, the modern announcer has been trained to be inoffensive above all.
Seldom is heard a discouraging word, at least about the home team. Tell it like it is, unless it might ...Read more
CHICAGO — With the Chicago Sky eliminated from the WNBA playoffs, the team’s front office now faces the most important task of the year: filling the empty offices left by former coach and general manager James Wade, ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — The team that the Eagles have been through two games this season is a team that we have seen here before, and it is not a team that Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman particularly care to see. The victories ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — The Tigers didn’t leave L.A. quietly.
They managed to avoid getting swept by the N.L. West champion Dodgers Wednesday night with a plucky 4-2 win.
Carson Kelly, Tyler Nevin and Kerry Carpenter each had ...Read more
NEW YORK — Jasson Domínguez underwent Tommy John reconstruction surgery as expected on Wednesday, the Yankees announced. The procedure also included the addition of internal bracing, a newer method for repairing torn ...Read more
ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals played their first game this season after having been officially eliminated from the postseason. The combination of injuries and being out of contention gave their lineup some strong spring ...Read more
CHICAGO — Mitch Keller achieved an important milestone. The other only felt like one.
A day after the Cubs throttled the Pirates, which has been a fairly routine occurrence this season, manager Derek Shelton's team ...Read more
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — You want a sneak peek of the Patriots’ game plan against the Jets?
Here it is.
Here are all of their chosen schemes, film findings, scribbled Xs and Os condensed into three words that apply to all...Read more
BALTIMORE — An Oregon judge set a July 2024 trial date for a civil trial in which Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is suing Nike on allegations the footwear company he used to endorse breached its contract.
WASHINGTON — A House panel on Wednesday advanced legislation that could pave the way for the Washington Commanders’ return to the District and residential and commercial redevelopment at the underused RFK Stadium site....Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Brandon Drury has done exactly what the Angels hoped when they signed him last winter.
If he were batting sixth or seventh, as they’d planned, then they might really have something.
Instead, ...Read more
MIAMI — Miami Marlins rookie right-handed pitcher Eury Perez struggled through an abbreviated start and the group of five relievers that followed him collectively didn’t fare much better in a 8-3 loss to the New York ...Read more
Through the first two games of the 2023 NFL season, the Dolphins’ offense has showcased the elements that made it one of the league’s most explosive units in 2022: unmatched speed on the outside, a quarterback as ...Read more
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