Tonight’s Yankees-Red Sox game was, for once, short—the shortest of my life. That was courtesy of a pitchers’ duel between Masahiro Tanaka and Chris Sale, in which both were excellent but in wholly different ways.
Takkarist McKinley was raised by his grandmother, and he promised just before she died that he’d make it to a Division I football team. Having achieved that—and then some—the UCLA defensive end brought a photo of his grandmother to the stage after his selection by the Falcons with the 26th pick; he then launched into…
Jonathan Allen just got picked by Washington at #17 in the NFL draft, guaranteeing him a big paycheck. Which he is most excited to spend on...something that can play Total War.
The Penguins hung on to beat the Capitals, 3-2, after some ridiculous work by Marc-Andre Fleury to keep Washington from scoring on a late scramble in front of the net. With three minutes remaining in the third period, Fleury somehow managed to keep things together even after losing his stick:
Midway through the fourth quarter last night, it looked as if the Bucks might pull off a nifty comeback and force a Game 7 after being down by double digits for much of the second half. They did not.
Sidney Crosby opened up the second period in dramatic fashion—scoring twice in just 54 seconds to allow the Penguins to take a 2-0 lead in tonight’s Game 1 against the Capitals.
The Browns started tonight’s NFL draft by following through on rumors that they would take Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett first. Then things got weird.
More than a year after it happened, the Diamondbacks’ trade for Shelby Miller has come to serve as a sort of easy symbol of the organization’s dysfunction under former general manager Dave Stewart. But following a truly miserable 2016 that included extended stints in the minors, Miller actually took some steps toward…
Walking in soft sand is tiring; running in sand is positively exhausting. Playing soccer in sand is fun for about 10 minutes until your legs are burning and you’re drenched in sweat and you need to go dunk yourself in the ocean before you suffer a heat stroke. Watching beach soccer, though, is fantastic—and if you’re…
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Bryce Harper sent a Jordan Lyles fastball to the tree-laden Rockies bullpen this afternoon. He stood and admired the shot for a second, as he should have. There’s no choice but to marvel at a perfect bat-on-ball THWACK like this one.
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Last night, the Pirates’ Gift Ngoepe became the first African-born player to appear in a major-league game. He came in to play second in the top of the fourth and hit a single off Jon Lester in his very first at-bat in the bottom of the inning. Later, he walked and helped turn the game-ending double play in the…
Remember the Mets? You know, the team that made a surprise run to the 2015 World Series thanks to Yoenis Cespedes’s strong hitting, then made the play-in game last year, all the while flashing one of the deepest and most dominant young rotations baseball had seen in years? Things aren’t going well for them.
On Tuesday, Oklahoma Republican governor Mary Fallin signed into law Senate Bill 425, which will allow the state’s public universities the option to sue any third-party actor that “engages or conspires with another to engage in conduct in violation of the rules of the governing authority that causes the educational…
John “Papa John” Schnatter is a major booster to Louisville athletics. The school’s football stadium is named after his pizza company, which is headquartered in town, and he’s on the university’s board of trustees. Until this morning, he was also on the school’s Athletics Association board, but he resigned from his…
This week has brought several news items about Teddy Bridgewater and his future in Minnesota. That future continues to look pretty grim.
This article originally appeared in the premiere issue of Inside Sports (April, 1980) and appears here with permission from the author’s estate.
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