Can these Cubs really contend with the dominating Dodgers?

Perhaps Saturday night will be a difference-maker for the Chicago Cubs as they finally got the performance they expected — and needed — when they signed Yu Darvish away from the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 2017 World Series. Darvish kept his old team in check while striking out 10 over seven innings in his […]


Yankees’ rotation shows signs of straightening itself out

After all, through three straight games entering last weekend, the manager’s front-line hurlers had been unable to reel in their ballooning June ERA, and they had trouble shutting down opposing hitters. With injuries piling up in the rotation, and the pre-trade deadline picture beginning to come into focus, the question had to be asked: Were […]


Let the good times roll for Zion’s Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are hosting a draft party at beautiful Fulton Street Square on Thursday night that will include performances from Pierre The Pelican, the Pelicans dance team and drum line, the New Breed Brass Band and, of course, the Zion Harmonizers. While the forecast might call for thunderstorms on this hot and humid […]


The massive risks and rewards behind this Anthony Davis trade

Last summer, the San Antonio Spurs thought they had the Los Angeles Lakers right where they wanted them. L.A. had the inside track to sign LeBron James as a free agent on July 1. But the belief around the league was that James wouldn’t come to the Lakers by himself and spend the last years […]


Newlyweds: Jets’ Adam Gase says GM Joe Douglas ‘likes my insanity’

No one knows if Joe Douglas and Adam Gase can raise the New York Jets from the walking dead and deliver — dare we say it? — their first Super Bowl championship in a half-century. After all, Douglas is a rookie general manager and Gase is a 23-25 coach. But this much can be said […]


Cameron Jordan extension a win-win for Saints; Michael Thomas next?

Sean Payton must have had contract extensions on the brain Tuesday after he finished talking about defensive end Cameron Jordan’s new three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. Because when Payton was asked a question about receiver Michael Thomas’ growth, the coach said, “He’ll be the next one, I’m sure. [General manager Mickey Loomis] will […]


Man Utd complete signing of James for £15m

Manchester United have completed the signing of Wales international Daniel James from Swansea on five-year deal with the option of an extra 12 months. The Old Trafford club announced they had agreed a deal to sign James on Friday, with the initial fee believed to be around £15 million, potentially rising to £ nfl jerseys […]


The unbearable hope — and inevitable pain — of supporting England at a World Cup

“You’ve got to face the fact there may now be a meltdown. OK?,” said a senior member of the squad this week. “I don’t want anybody to panic during the meltdown. No panic. Pro bono publico, no bloody panic. It’s going to be all right in the end.” Yes, it’s time for another England World […]


‘Right now, they’re better than us’: As Rays rock Red Sox, pressure mounts in Boston

The 2019 Boston Red Sox made an admission this weekend: They’re not as good as the Tampa Bay Rays — at least not right now. Boston squandered an opportunity to climb back up the American League East standings this past weekend, when Tampa Bay took three of four games, putting the Red Sox seven games […]


Busted lips, blown saves and a whole lotta blame: After rough road trip, Yankees ready to meet the Mets

Drama, tension and scapegoating surrounded the New York Yankees and their fans last week, with a two-city road trip rife with disastrous outcomes. The normally reliable bullpen was shoddy. The clutch hits that had become a major part of the Bronx Bombers’ identity in May suddenly were nonexistent as June nike nfl jerseys cheap […]