Dodgers need to replace Craig Kimbrel as closer ASAP

Craig Kimbrelillustration: Getty Images LOS ANGELES — It’s time for Dave Roberts to make a call to the bullpen. The Dodgers need a new closer. Craig Kimbrel’s first 25 appearances in a Dodger uniform haven’t gone according to plan. The Dodgers, who decided not to re-sign longtime closer to Kenley Jansen in the offseason, traded … Read more

Steph-mania has seeped into the WNBA

“Night night.”Image: Getty Images If it were not already apparent that Steph Curry is the popular kid who dictates whether 10th graders one- or two-strap their backpacks, fans needn’t look no further than the WNBA for proof. I debated if Sabrina Ionescu hitting a game-clinching 3 and striking the Steph “night night” pose against the … Read more

Pablo Sandoval plows into catcher in Mexican League

Pablo Sandoval delivers his own version of the Wuxi Finger during The recent Mexican League game. screenshot: screenshot It’s May 25, 2011 and the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants are playing against the Florida Marlins. The game is tied 6-6 in the 12th, but the Marlins have runners on first and third with … Read more

2013 No. 1 pick Mark Appel set to make MLB debut

Mark Appel making MLB debut tonight with the Phillies. photo: Getty Images Nearly a decade after being selected No. 1 overall in the MLB draft, RHP Mark Appel will make his major league debut at 30 years old for the Philadelphia Phillies today. Selected in the draft straight out of high school by the Detroit … Read more

“I don’t even know how I’m gonna get through this weekend”

This day had to come for Los Angeles Dodgers star Freddie Freeman. He’s visiting the Atlanta Braves — his former team with whom he played 12 seasons — for the first time since leaving them this off-season. It’s bound to be an excellent weekend series at Truist Park. Starting Friday night, the Dodgers will clash … Read more

Shohei Ohtani’s time with Angels looks short

Shohei Ohtani has expanded options now that the DH has gone universal. photo: Getty Images LOS ANGELES — Shohei Ohtani’s days in red are numbered. When he chose the Los Angeles Angels in the 2017 MLB offseason, it made perfect sense. The AL had the DH and the NL didn’t, and it was important to … Read more

Yankees score four in ninth to walk-off Astros

Aaron Judge’s walk-off single Thursday came just in time for his arbitration hearing.photo: Getty Images The Yankees have already put the AL East mostly to bed. If they haven’t tucked the Jays, Sox, and Rays in yet, it’s only to taunt them more. So it’s hard to get too juiced about anything left in the … Read more

Avalanche defeat Lightning in Stanley Cup Final Game 4

Darcy Kuemperphoto: Getty Images This train is never late. Oh sure, the main stories coming out of Game 4, a 3-2 Avs win that puts them one more victory away from the Cup, will be all sorts of things. Jon Cooper is going to make sure his moaning about a pretty much non-existent Too Many … Read more

“Braves s**t on the Giants,” “Braves have the Giants right where they want them”

The Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 this afternoon, thus completing a 3-1 series victory this week. Today’s win pushes the Braves’ record to 41-30. It is their 16th win in the past 19 games. The Giants aren’t rolling quite as nicely. They’ve gone .500 in their last 20 games, including this loss. … Read more

Man U Chairman Richard Arnold’s pub trip confirms Glazers don’t care about fans

Richard Arnoldphoto: Getty Images I’ve always been fascinated by the difference in sports fandom here in the colonies and abroad. Specifically, how soccer fans still feel like they have some control and say in how their clubs and sport is run (and in Germany they most certainly do). While here we have a more just-take-it … Read more