ATLANTA — The Los Angeles Dodgers reached the National League Championship Series with a final, bitterly contested pitch on Thursday night in San Francisco. Its last-pitch luck — or sorcery or absurdity or whatever your baseball loyalties lead you to call it — did not last. Instead, with Game 1
In all the photographs, there is one constant. In some of the images, Spain’s players stare at the ground, disconsolate, chewing over their loss to France in the final of the Nations League. In others, they give interviews, lead-faced and faintly forlorn. In one, Luis Enrique, their coach, offers respectful
Some year-long suspensions are better than others. The suspension Major League Baseball levied on Alex Cora, for example, could not have been imposed at a more convenient time. After Cora played a principal role in the Astros’ illicit sign-stealing caper of 2017, M.L.B. suspended him for the entire 2020 season.
After both teams put on a display of dominant pitching, the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, to win Game 5 of this division series and advance to the National League Championship Series against Atlanta. The tense affair between these longtime rivals, each of which came into
For nearly a decade, the president of the Washington Football Team sent emails to a friend in which he casually joked about Native Americans and racial and political diversity, griped about referees and league initiatives to improve player safety, and arranged tickets and perks for his correspondent. He also thanked
TUCSON, Ariz. — As James Slade Jr., a freshman studying physiology, sat in the University of Arizona student section Saturday night watching another football game gone wrong, he wasn’t thinking much about the missed tackles, the wayward passes or the other shortcomings that added up to the Wildcats’ 17th consecutive
Jon Gruden’s resignation from the Las Vegas Raiders, after stunning revelations about his history of racist, misogynistic and homophobic emails, points to a deep truth about the National Football League: The league can write as many antiracism slogans in end zones and add as many rainbows to its social media
ATLANTA — And in the fourth game, the offenses finally erupted. Until Tuesday, the National League division series between Atlanta and Milwaukee had been nothing but pitching masterpieces, with three games that saw a total of nine runs. Game 4, the first of the series with a season’s fate at