The time has come to press pause and reimagine the Olympics. It might even be time, I’ve come to believe, for the entire endeavor to close down for good. What say you? First, consider the near term. In July, yet another wildly overbudget Summer Games, originally slated for 2020 butContinue Reading

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The third round of the Masters tournament began Saturday with a gusting wind that bedeviled the field and seemed to make the firm, already crusty Augusta National Golf Club greens more parched, speedy and vexing. Then, just before 4 p.m., a rainstorm with the potential for thunderContinue Reading

AUGUSTA, Ga. — To most every player at the Masters Tournament, the 530-yard, water-guarded hole called Firethorn is a back-nine destination for earning back a stroke. To Bernd Wiesberger, that hole, No. 15 at Augusta National Golf Club, can teeter toward the nightmarish. In November, it dealt him a doubleContinue Reading

In their 8,206th game as a franchise, the San Diego Padres finally joined the no-hitter club, as Joe Musgrove, a right-handed starter acquired during the off-season, thoroughly dominated the Texas Rangers in a 3-0 win on Friday. Musgrove, 28, was masterful, throwing 112 pitches (77 for strikes) and striking outContinue Reading