Aaron Boone may see himself in his two riskiest wild-card picks

Aaron Boone may see himself in his two riskiest wild-card picks

He knows, of course. He understands. As much as anyone who will be inside Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night, Aaron Boone is intimately familiar not just with the noise of October, or the pressure, or the color and pageantry and history entwined with The Bronx, but with the powerful potential of redemption. The special specter […]

LaMelo Ball sparks brawl in game in Lithuania

LaMelo Ball sparks brawl in game in Lithuania

LaMelo Ball was ejected from a game in Lithuania on Monday after sparking a brawl. Ball, the youngest brother of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, was playing for a “USA” team made up of players from the Junior Basketball Association — the league started by his father, LaVar Ball — on an international tour. […]

The Earl Thomas dream is over for the Chiefs

The Earl Thomas dream is over for the Chiefs

Any idea of bringing in Earl Thomas, or someone like him, is now over for the Kansas City Chiefs after he suffered a season-ending injury. For the last few weeks, the question surrounding Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas was about where he would be playing for the long-term. After Sunday’s action, the question surrounding Thomas is […]

The Latest: Exum's Pick 6 stakes 49ers to early lead

The Latest: Exum's Pick 6 stakes 49ers to early lead

The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT): 4:40 p.m. In its first game without Jimmy Garoppolo, the defense has provided San Francisco with an early lift. Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy watches his players before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Chicago. […]

Hype reignited: With breakout win vs. BYU, Huskies' aspirations still alive

Hype reignited: With breakout win vs. BYU, Huskies' aspirations still alive

With a 35-7 statement win vs. No. 20 BYU, the Huskies emphatically proved they still may have a chance to have a national presence come January. The Huskies had been workmanlike. The Huskies had been efficient and sometimes opportunistic, intermittently dazzling, not to mention occasionally frustrating and inconsistent. But what they hadn’t been, in this […]

Ryder Cup tracker: USA down big, needs a rally in afternoon foursomes

Ryder Cup tracker: USA down big, needs a rally in afternoon foursomes

USA TODAY Sports Published 3:11 a.m. ET Sept. 29, 2018 | Updated 9:39 a.m. ET Sept. 29, 2018 Sergio Garcia celebrates after making a putt on the 17th green to win his morning fourball match.(Photo: Ian Rutherford, USA TODAY Sports) Starting the second day of Ryder Cup matches with a 3-5 deficit, the United States […]

Tristan Thompson: Cavaliers still the team to beat in East without LeBron James

Tristan Thompson: Cavaliers still the team to beat in East without LeBron James

CLOSE SportsPulse: LeBron James heading to the Lakers is just one of many burning topics as we inch closer to the 2018-19 NBA season. USA TODAY Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers are projected to be a towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference this season.(Photo: David Richard, USA TODAY Sports) They might have lost the […]

The players that matter most (and least) at this Ryder Cup

The players that matter most (and least) at this Ryder Cup

PARIS — One of the most difficult things to get people to understand every two years in preparation for the Ryder Cup is that match play and stroke play are different animals. They are almost different sports. Stroke play is about consistency and focus, blocking out your surroundings. Match play is about emotion, energy, a […]

Report: Flyers forward Jori Lehtera suspect in Finnish cocaine ring

Report: Flyers forward Jori Lehtera suspect in Finnish cocaine ring

What can only be described as a poor spinoff of the Netflix hit television series Narcos has been playing out in Finland over the past few months and Philadelphia Flyers centre Jori Lehtera may be involved. According to a report from a Finnish news service that has since been publicized by David Isaac of Courier […]