Uruguay’s potential driving Oscar Washington Tabarez, 71, to another World Cup tilt

Oscar Washington Tabarez hauled himself onto a plane for the marathon journey from South America to South Korea, where his Uruguay side are in action on Friday, before taking on Japan next Tuesday. It is just over 30 years since Tabarez first took charge of Uruguay, in a spell that ended with second round elimination […]

Ryan Braun, Yasiel Puig meet in NLCS two years after near trade

Part of the reason is history. Put any two clubs together on top of 140 years of major league baseball records and you’re going to find a few dozen places where they bumped into each other and walked away from the encounters slightly changed. The Red Sox and Astros are about to play a league […]


Marshawn Lynch’s benevolent side left him beloved by Seahawks

One day early in Baldwin’s career, while he was still playing on the minimum-salary rookie contract he’d signed as an undrafted free agent, he noticed Lynch strolling through the Seattle Seahawks’ locker room with a slick-looking backpack. He told Lynch he liked it and asked where he could get one himself. To Baldwin’s surprise, Lynch […]


Invisible Andy: Bengals fine with Dalton staying out of national spotlight

One of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s best qualities is probably one of the reasons he rarely gets national attention. Dalton doesn’t have outbursts on the sideline. He doesn’t throw teammates under the bus. His weekly news conferences are almost boring with his ability to say a lot while usually saying nothing at nfl […]


One year on, how the U.S. men’s national team missed the 2018 World Cup

In the bowels of Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad, champagne and beer sat chilled in the U.S. locker room. All the men’s national team had to do was tie Trinidad & Tobago on this humid October evening, and a trip to Russia for the 2018 World Cup was theirs. There was every reason to […]


Germany needs its core to regain form as post-World Cup work continues

The last time the German national team welcomed supporters to an open training session, it had just won the World Cup in Brazil. Four years later, Joachim Low and his men are anxious to avoid relegation in the Nations League after a 0-0 draw in their opening match at home to France. But that rather […]


Holding blocks, telling Goff what to do: Inside the Rams OL

The Los Angeles Rams offensive line has performed at an elite level this season, a sometimes-unsung group in the team’s 5-0 start. And that’s why they can find humor in at least one play that went somewhat astray. Saffold, a ninth-year pro, started to chuckle when he recalled a particular moment during a Week 3 […]


What we learned in Week 5: Get ready for a defensive spending spree

A funny thing happened here Sunday night. Two NFL teams — the Cowboys and the Texans — played a game and neither one of them scored 20 points. Not even with the help of an overtime period. Yes, even in the high-flying NFL of 2018, you still can find some pockets of defense being played […]


Twins’ Sano won’t face charges after hitting officer with his truck

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will not face criminal charges for his involvement in an accident in the Dominican Republic early Sunday morning in which a police officer suffered a broken leg. Sano, who was leaving a nightclub in his native San Pedro de Macoris at 3 a.m. on Sunday in the company of […]


George Springer’s shot ties AL playoff record en route to sweep of Indians

The Houston Astros tied an American League record Monday by hitting a home run in their 12th consecutive postseason game, and advanced to the AL Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland with an 11-3 nfl jerseys china nike George Springer’s fifth-inning home run off Mike Clevinger tied […]