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article June 21, 2017

Send In the Crown! Can King Save L.A.?

If you believe the rumors, LeBron James just might have one more move left in him. Some people think, if he feels he can't win another title in Cleveland once he hits free agency next year, he could be going west. That might mean Jerry West. More»
RoseHOFBallot article June 19, 2017

Time to Put Rose On HOF Ballot

Pete Rose shouldn't come off baseball's ineligible list, nor should he be a manager or coach again, nor be on the field for anything except ceremonial occasions. But he still belongs on the Hall of Fame ballot. After that, the voters can decide what's next. More»
AP_17165509643967 article June 14, 2017

Baseball, DC & Sickening Shots

Rep. Steve Scalise was one of five wounded in a shooting on a baseball field on Wednesday during practice for a congressional charity baseball game. They had all come to the field to feel young, but this time witnessed the kind of scene that keeps playing out over and over again in America. More»
LeBron-Durant article June 13, 2017

Kevin and L: Durant Rises Up

When it was all on the line in the biggest moments of the NBA Finals, the Warriors threw it to Kevin Durant. It doesn't mean he's Michael Jordan, but he sure played that way against the best in LeBron James and came out victorious. More»
Ortiz-Lupica article June 13, 2017

Boston Longs For Papi's Bat

Someday, there will be a statue of David Ortiz outside Fenway Park. He is one of the biggest and most important players the Red Sox have ever had. And the slugger's absence from the lineup this season has been felt in Boston. More»
Iguodala-LeBron1 article June 8, 2017

Sweet 16-0: Perfect Payback?

The Warriors are now a win away from going 16-0 in this NBA postseason. And they've gotten here thanks to some symmetry: a late run at the end of Game 3, along with a timely block that had echoes from the 2016 Finals. More»
AaronJudge-Lupica1 article June 7, 2017

Verdict Is Obvious: Vote Judge

There have been other Yankees home run kids since Mickey Mantle. But few have captivated crowds quite like Aaron Judge, who continues to rake in June and sends baseballs flying into the stratosphere wherever he goes. More»
YanksSox1 article June 5, 2017

AL East Mode: Sox, Yanks Back!

The Yankees and Red Sox will meet this week at Yankee Stadium. And, while it may be a little too early in the season for this to be a Big Series, we still see one of the great baseball rivalries of all time beginning to stir once again. More»
TigerDUI article May 30, 2017

D.U. Why? Tiger Needs Help

In the first news cycle after his DUI arrest, Tiger Woods wanted it made clear that alcohol was not involved when he was found asleep at the wheel of his car at 2 a.m. Monday morning. Doesn't make things better, but we hope he can get better. More»
GettyImages-679821884 article May 29, 2017

Rockies Peaking, Not Going Away

On Memorial Day, traditionally the first good tracking point of the baseball season, we really need to talk about the team with the second-best record in the sport: the Colorado Rockies, who have a long list of reasons to be excited about where they're heading. More»
DavidWright-1 article May 26, 2017

Hope For Mr. Wright Never Ends

David Wright was going to be the Mets' Derek Jeter, and for a long time -- but then his body started breaking down. Wright still believes he can get back on the field. In the meantime, he watches the Mets' young stars grow up, including phenom Michael Conforto. More»
Warriors-160 article May 24, 2017

16-0 Run Can Deify the Dubs

Of course, the Warriors will likely have to beat LeBron and the Cavs again to win it all. But what if they manage to sweep the NBA Finals? Would 16-0 in the playoffs be the greatest accomplishment in the history of team sports in this country? More»
JohnFarrellSox article May 23, 2017

Pivotal Stretch For Sox, Skipper

Before we get to Memorial Day, people are starting to talk about Red Sox manager, John Farrell, because that is just the way things go, and not just in Boston. An underachieving team can still turn things around, though, to save the manager's job. More»
Yankees-JudgeHicks article May 19, 2017

New Yanks Have Staying Power

Yankees fans still talk about Yankee Universe -- but what they really want is order being restored to the baseball universe. And now they hope that kids like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez begin to do that, as they have become a team to watch again. More»
MikeTrout-1 article May 18, 2017

Trout on the Town: Big Star In NYC

Mike Trout, the best baseball player in this world, will gets an extra trip to New York this weekend, when the Angels play the Mets. It is a very big deal, because of Trout's big talent for baseball. The city receives a most honored baseball guest. More»
AltuveCorrea-Astros article May 17, 2017

Astros' Blueprint the Right Stuff

The Astros, for now, and maybe for this whole season, are the best team in baseball, the best mix of young and old and hitting and pitching and defense. Manager A.J. Hinch talked about his players' confidence and the trust he puts in them. More»
Jeter-Lupica-1 article May 12, 2017

Derek's Decades: I Love 2 York

Derek Jeter was never the best player in baseball during his time in the game, but he was the player the kids wanted to be, and it is all inextricably tied to the fact that it all happened as the Yankees became the Yankees again. More»
YanksMets-1 article May 10, 2017

Bronx, Queens: Tale of Two Teams

So much has happened this season already in New York baseball, on both sides of town, more winning from the Yankees on the field, more drama from the Mets off it. You see how much the sport matters in the city. And we're just getting started. More»
GettyImages-680142850 article May 8, 2017

Rough Knight: Mets Have a Headache

It wasn't that long ago when Matt Harvey was nicknamed the Dark Knight, the savior of the New York Mets. Now? The Mets suspended Harvey for three days and the relationship doesn't seem like it's going to get better anytime soon. More»
GettyImages-669595546 article May 4, 2017

Reggie: Judge 'Leader of the Pack'

Of all the early-season storylines around Major League Baseball right now, there are none bigger -- both figuratively and literally -- than Yankees slugger Aaron Judge. The kid has taken the league by storm and he's only 25 years old. More»

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