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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:06 GMTEpstein helped the Boston Red Sox end an 86-year World Series title drought. Expectations are high he can duplicate the feat with the playoff-bound Chicago Cubs.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:01 GMTFrom left, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka at Hazeltine National Golf Club during practice Wednesday for the Ryder Cup.Mickelson, a member of eight losing teams, was part of a United States task force that helped implement changes, including a more decentralized system.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:48:39 GMTThe Yankees won on a walk-off grand slam by Mark Teixeira Wednesday night and cling to life in the wild card race.The Red Sox clinched baseball’s final division title, but the wild-card races continue.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:00:12 GMTAlex Rodriguez at the United States Open this month. During the baseball playoffs, he will work as a studio analyst for Fox Sports, as he did last year after the Yankees lost the wild-card game.Rodriguez, released by the Yankees last month, will work as a studio analyst for Fox Sports with Pete Rose, Frank Thomas and the rest of its postseason crew.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:38:39 GMTYankees teammates douse Mark Teixeira, left, after he preserved their playoff hopes Wednesday with a ninth-inning grand slam.With the Yankees one out from being officially out of the postseason hunt, Teixeira hit a game-ending home run off Joe Kelly.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:26:46 GMTDavid Ortiz in his first at-bat Tuesday. “Yankee Stadium, it might be my favorite place to hit,” he said.Ortiz often made himself at home in the Bronx, where he has been a beloved foil.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:12:40 GMTMets first baseman James Loney hitting a two-run homer in the second. Right fielder Jay Bruce added a two-run shot in the fifth.Bruce, who had mostly struggled since arriving from the Reds in an Aug. 1 trade, hit his third home run in five games, and the Mets stayed ahead of the Giants and the Cardinals.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:56:01 GMTRedskins quarterback Kirk Cousins appeared to turn a corner against the Giants in Week 3 and has the good fortune to be playing the Browns as a follow-up.Cam Newton, LeGarrette Blount and Demaryius Thomas are among the players set up to perform well in Week 4.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:00:12 GMTJordi Cruyff at the Cruyff Foundation’s offices in Barcelona, Spain. His father, Johan Cruyff, founded the organization in 1997.The death of the Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff pushed his son, Jordi, to drive himself to distraction. But his father’s fans would not let him.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:47:03 GMTTry arguing on the playground with a mob of 12-year-old Cubs fans that Frank Thomas, above, the White Sox slugger, was a better player than the Cubs’ Sammy Sosa.What a Cubs World Series title would mean to a family of lifelong White Sox fans.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:06:24 GMTIn a Facebook post, Serena Williams wrote about fearing for her nephew’s well-being.The tennis champion shared a story on her public page of allowing her nephew to drive, and having misgivings after spotting a police officer on the side of the road.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:48:49 GMTEntering Thursday’s second finals game, Canada’s Sidney Crosby, above, had three goals and six assists to lead the World Cup of Hockey tournament in points.Crosby and Canada enter Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals with a chance to sweep Team Europe on Thursday night.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:57:55 GMTArnold Palmer in an advertisement for Heinz ketchup, one of the many companies he represented.His success representing corporations far outlived his golf career and has provided a lesson plan in branding to succeeding generations of athletes.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:53:18 GMTThe Atlantic Coast Conference’s football championship game will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.The game, typically played in Charlotte, was pulled from North Carolina earlier this month in response to a controversial state law.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:08:46 GMTThe San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem before a game against Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday.The 49ers quarterback, whose protests during the national anthem have caused a stir, also said both Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton were liars.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:56:55 GMTBatting second, Tim Tebow hit a solo home run in the first inning of his first instructional league game with the Mets on Wednesday.Tebow, the football player turned Mets minor leaguer, hit a home run on Wednesday afternoon on the first pitch he faced in the Florida Instructional League.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:58:56 GMTJaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis after a 19-17 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. Jacksonville was at least competitive in both of its home games.The Jaguars, the Saints, the Bears and the Browns are 0-3 and could wind up where only the 2008 Detroit Lions have been: winless for a full season.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:51:57 GMTMembers of a band called the Slants say their goal is to adopt and reform a disparaging term about Asians.The case involves an Asian-American dance-rock band called the Slants, but it also has implications for the Washington Redskins.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:39:22 GMTShane Vereen in the Giants’ loss to the Redskins on Sunday. He will have surgery to repair a torn triceps, most likely ending his season.Coach Ben McAdoo said he wasn’t sure when the injury occurred but said Vereen may have been playing with it “for a significant amount of time.”
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:47:54 GMTJets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) threw six interceptions in Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had the worst game of his career, and the team’s red-zone offense, among the best last year, is now among the worst.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:01:56 GMTAlan Cockrell has presided over the Yankees’ batting woes this season.The team’s general manager stood by the job done by Alan Cockrell, saying the players were to blame for a subpar offensive year.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:51:47 GMTAfghan youths playing soccer on a field in Herat province.Chicago gave Epstein, its president for baseball operations, a contract extension after an overhaul that has the franchise aiming for its first title since 1908.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:46:39 GMTThe Cardinals’ Randal Grichuk was tagged out by Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud in a game last month. The Mets entered Tuesday with 83 wins; the Giants had 82 and the Cardinals 81.With the playoffs in sight, the Mets, the Giants and the Cardinals are still fighting for the two wild-card berths in the National League.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:39:53 GMTNoah Syndergaard, who started for the Mets on Tuesday night, was also set up to be their pitcher for the last regular-season game or a potential wild-card game.After months of having to address one injury after another, the Mets lead the National League wild-card race and retain strong hopes of hosting the wild-card game.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:22:46 GMTDanny Willett, above, is one of the six rookies in Europe’s 12-man Ryder Cup squad, but he is also the 2016 Masters champion.Half of the defending champion's 12 players are newcomers, which helps explain why the United States is the odds-on favorite to regain the Ryder Cup this year.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:57:44 GMTMichael Phelps playing on Tuesday at Hazeltine National Golf Club, the site of the Ryder Cup.Phelps’s second Ryder Cup pro-am hardly resembled his shaky experience at his first, in 2012 — a change that is mirrored in his life more broadly.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:59:13 GMTThe cover of “Barbarian Days,” by William Finnegan.The best-selling sports books in August 2016, according to the New York Times best-seller list.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:34:55 GMTGerardo Martino was introduced on Wednesday as the new coach of Atlanta United, an expansion Major League Soccer team.Gerardo Martino, who most recently coached Barcelona and Argentina, was hired to get M.L.S.’s new expansion team, Atlanta United, off the ground.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:06:36 GMTSam Allardyce, the Football Association found, displayed conduct “inappropriate of the England manager.”His employers at the Football Association found that footage shot by journalists from The Daily Telegraph contained conduct “inappropriate of the England manager.”
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:39:15 GMTDerrick Rose, left, a new Knick, with the team’s new coach, Jeff Hornacek, at training camp on Tuesday.With Derrick Rose around to lessen the burden on Carmelo Anthony, the new-look Knicks are getting to know one another while hoping they won’t be waylaid by injuries.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:40:18 GMTMichael Dal Colle, a forward and a first-round pick, is among the young players being assessed by the Islanders.The team, coming off a season in which it won a playoff series, lost Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin, but has a raft of rookie prospects.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:08:03 GMTConor McGregor fired up the crowd during a U.F.C. news conference at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.In a news conference at the Garden, where he will face Eddie Alvarez in November, McGregor announced: “I run New York, I run this whole city.”
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:57:30 GMTVin Scully, the Dodgers’ announcer, pictured at Ebbets Field in the 1950s. Much of his work from that time was erased, discarded or never recorded in the first place.The body of work of the longtime voice of the Dodgers, including his hosting of a game show and reading of a grocery list, reflects a time when no job seemed too small.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:31:23 GMTRepresentative Jim Himes questioned why Olympians should receive tax breaks on their compensation when other extraordinary Americans did not.Connecticut’s Jim Himes, the only United States representative who voted against a bill to grant medalists a break on their bonuses, called it “a lonely, lonely moment.”
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:37:54 GMTArnold Palmer in Ryder Cup play in 1967.His Ryder Cup record in six appearances as a player was 22-8-2.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:44:51 GMTPalmer was 24 when he won the 1954 United States Amateur at the Country Club of Detroit.Palmer, who won seven major titles, captivated fans with his ferocious swing and fearless attitude, helping to inspire an American golf boom.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:33:26 GMTArnold Palmer in 1965 with his agent, Mark McCormack, at the Laurel Valley Country Club in Ligonier, Pa., for the U.S. Open. Mr. McCormack would lead Mr. Palmer to make ads for Pennzoil, Wheaties and, more recently, the blood-thinning drug Xarelto, among many others.Mr. Palmer hawked nearly 50 products over a half-century and created the template for the modern entrepreneurial athlete.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:56:12 GMTHe was the charismatic face of professional golf and one of its dominant players.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:16 GMTArnold Palmer, golfer and drink inventor.The legacy of Palmer, a golf legend who died on Sunday at 87, will always be invoked on hot days when a refreshing drink that bears his name is poured.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:09:32 GMTBrian Anderson, the professional skateboarder who announced that he was gay in a Vice Sports video posted on the web on Tuesday.Mr. Anderson, 40, becomes the most prominent professional athlete to come out as gay in a sport once considered tinged with homophobia.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:47:31 GMTZhou Xunshu at Guangzhou International Golf Club in China in the mid-1990s.The sport proved to be a wonderful window to view modern China and its contradictions.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:56:55 GMTPakistan has not played a Test match at home since March 2009, when the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked en route to a match in Lahore.England will play a series in Bangladesh next month without some of its leading players because of safety concerns.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:47:42 GMTStanford’s Christian McCaffrey, right, had 165 all-purpose yards against Cameron Judge and U.C.L.A., but until late in the game, the Cardinal had to settle for three field goals.Ryan Burns led a Cardinal comeback against U.C.L.A. on Saturday, but their offense is having some trouble, which could derail their championship hopes.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:31:33 GMTEric Reid, left, and Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem. N.B.A. players are debating whether to join a protest.The league’s rule book requires players, coaches and trainers “to stand and line up in a dignified posture” during the national anthem.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:28:03 GMTMarlins players in jerseys honoring pitcher Jose Fernandez before a game against the Mets on Monday. Fernandez and two others were killed in a boating accident.Fernandez, a Miami Marlins pitcher who died in a boating accident with two others, represented the best to his teammates, his city and his Cuban compatriots.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:03:35 GMTThe National Guard was at Bank of America Stadium for the Panthers’ game against the Vikings on Sunday.The fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., brought a different tenor to the Carolina Panthers’ game.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:02:18 GMTThe Beitar Ironi Maale Adumim youth soccer team played Ironi Modiin, in white, on Friday in Maale Adumim in the West Bank.Palestinians are asking soccer’s governing body, FIFA, to bar clubs run by Jewish settlers from using fields in occupied territory.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:00:40 GMTEngineers at Exponent were tasked with studying the air pressure of footballs at its test complex in Phoenix in the aftermath of the N.F.L.’s Deflategate scandal.The researchers whose work led to Tom Brady’s suspension have never spoken publicly. Now they’re eager to say they were right, no matter what Patriots fans believe.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:26:06 GMTWayne Rooney, Manchester United’s captain, preparing to enter as a substitute in Saturday’s match against Leicester City. Rooney was surprisingly not included in the starting lineup.In what may foretell a new stage of the career of Rooney, United’s captain, the team rolled past Leicester City, 4-1, without him in the starting lineup.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:01:34 GMTHenrik Stenson playing the traditional ninth hole at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta during the 2013 Tour Championship. For this year’s event it is the 18th hole, and organizers hope it will provide more end-of-round scoring drama because it is a par 5.The PGA Tour has flipped the front and back nines at East Lake Golf Club for the Tour Championship, while the last five holes of each nine at Hazeltine will be swapped for the Ryder Cup.