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Spurs' DeMar DeRozan relishing closer role after another clutch effort

Spurs' DeMar DeRozan relishing closer role after another clutch effort

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan popped up from the floor in front of the Dallas Mavericks bench determined that he wouldn’t blow another opportunity after misfiring on what could have been the winner at the end of regulation. “I got a great look,” DeRozan said. “I was mad at myself that […]

Leicester City players, fans mourn owner killed in helicopter crash

Leicester City players, fans mourn owner killed in helicopter crash

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, and Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha, the son and wife of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, lay a wreath among the memorials to the Thai businessman and four others who were killed in a helicopter crash. (Peter Nicholls / Associated) Cindy Boren Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics and national stories Des Bieler Sports […]

AP College Football Poll 2018: Top 25 Rankings for Week 10

AP College Football Poll 2018: Top 25 Rankings for Week 10

Mark Wallheiser/Associated Press College football’s top five is still intact. Everything else? A complete mess. Alabama remained the nation’s top-ranked team following an off week, with Clemson sticking at No. 2. Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan round out the unchanged Top Five. Here’s how the Top 25 played out: 1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Notre […]

2018 World Series: Dennis Eckersley throws ceremonial first pitch to Kirk Gibson 30 years after epic home run

2018 World Series: Dennis Eckersley throws ceremonial first pitch to Kirk Gibson 30 years after epic home run

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are playing Game 4 of the 2018 World Series on Saturday night. The Dodgers, for their part, are attempting to stave off falling into a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven series. But before Rich Hill and Eduardo Rodriguez could take the mound and get the game going, […]

World Series Game 3: Red Sox at Dodgers live updates and analysis

World Series Game 3: Red Sox at Dodgers live updates and analysis

By Rachel G. Bowers and Nicole Yang Globe and Boston.com Staff  October 26, 2018 The Red Sox are in LA taking on the Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series. Refresh this page for the latest from Dodger Stadium. 18th inning: Red Sox 2, Dodgers 2 Top: Alex Wood came on to pitch for […]

The Latest: FIFA to unblock Brazil's $100 World Cup fund

The Latest: FIFA to unblock Brazil's $100 World Cup fund

KIGALI, Rwanda — The Latest on the FIFA Council meeting (all times local): ___ 2:45 p.m. FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the soccer body is ready to unblock a $100 million fund from 2014 World Cup tournament revenues for host Brazil. The fund was frozen in fallout from corruption investigations. FIFA promised the money in […]

Five teams that were snubbed or overrated in the preseason men's basketball poll

Five teams that were snubbed or overrated in the preseason men's basketball poll

CLOSE SportsPulse: College basketball season is coming up quick. Here are the teams in the preseason top 25 that you need to know. USA TODAY Sports Loyola-Chicago guard Clayton Custer dribbles the ball against Nevada forward Cody Martin during the Sweet 16 of the 2018 NCAA tournament.(Photo: Brett Davis, USA TODAY Sports) The USA TODAY […]

World Series Live: Red Sox Jump to Early Lead vs. Dodgers in Game 2

World Series Live: Red Sox Jump to Early Lead vs. Dodgers in Game 2

How to watch: Fox has the broadcast at 8 p.m. Eastern, but you can stream it here. Bottom 3rd: Betts Gets on Base, but Red Sox Can’t Score After a difficult second inning in which Boston was hammering the ball, Hyun-jin Ryu was far better in the third. He worked around a one-out single by […]

Red Sox praise Eduardo Nunez for being clutch hero of game 1

Red Sox praise Eduardo Nunez for being clutch hero of game 1

BOSTON — The home run is no longer carving out October. The Red Sox have used the long ball as daggers in these playoffs (as though they can actually choose when they hit them). Think Jackie Bradley Jr. in the ALCS. Or Eduardo Nunez, of all people, on Tuesday night in the World Series. His pinch-hit […]

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 8

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 8

Late October is a transitional time of year. Leaves are falling, temperatures are plummeting, and Halloween beckons for all the youngsters. Even scarier than Halloween for the kids is the fact that the fantasy football season is now halfway over. And what a half it’s been! We’ve seen record-setting passing and scoring numbers that we […]