Category: Sports

Dolphins Trade Jay Ajayi to Eagles for Fourth-Round Pick

The N.F.L.-leading Eagles bolstered their running attack Tuesday, acquiring Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick hours before the trade deadline.Ajayi has 465 yards rushing and is averaging 3.4 yards per carry with no touchdowns. He went to the Pro Bowl last season after running for 1,272 yards, including three […]

Patriots Trade Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers acquired their quarterback of the future on Tuesday by trading for the New England backup Jimmy Garoppolo.The Niners agreed to send a 2018 second-round pick to the Patriots in the deal that will be official once Garoppolo passes a physical. He is expected to be introduced at a news conference later […]

Devils’ Youth Movement Is Off to a Promising Start

During the Devils’ game against the Ottawa Senators on Friday, Frank Piserchia wore a red Devils jersey with the number 30 stitched across the front and back. It was a homage to the former goalie Martin Brodeur, the cornerstone on the 1995, 2000 and 2003 Stanley Cup championship teams. Piserchia, a season-ticket holder from 1988 […]

Georgia Tops First College Football Playoff Rankings

Defying The Associated Press’s poll and much recent history, the initial College Football Playoff rankings placed the undefeated Georgia Bulldogs (8-0) in the top spot, one above the undefeated Southeastern Conference colossus Alabama (8-0).Rounding out the top six of the rankings, released Tuesday evening, were Notre Dame (7-1), the defending national champion Clemson (7-1), Oklahoma (7-1) […]

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback

In the year that Bobby Robson coached Barcelona, 1996-97, he was not short of players to praise. His defense was marshaled by Laurent Blanc, his midfield controlled by Pep Guardiola and his spearheaded by Ronaldo, the greatest talent of his generation.Even among all those masters, however, Robson took particular delight in his jack-of-all-trades. “Luis Enrique,” […]

A Dodger Steps Back as Fans Deliver Their Own World Series Justice

As the boos rained down on Yuli Gurriel in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night, Rich Hill walked slowly around the mound at Dodger Stadium. He fidgeted, he stretched, he went up the mound and back down again. Even for a pitcher who deliberately alters his pace to mess with the timing of opposing […]

Champions League: Tottenham Stuns Real Madrid

Tottenham stunned Real Madrid, the Champions League titleholder, 3-1 on Wednesday and qualified for the knockout phase for only the second time. Madrid, the European champions in three of the last four seasons, had not lost in the group stage for five years, and the humbling defeat on Wednesday came after Madrid’s defense of its […]

Rafael Nadal Clinches No. 1 Ranking With Victory in France

Rafael Nadal will finish the year as the top-ranked player for the fourth time.The 31-year-old Nadal assured himself the No. 1 ranking by beating Hyeon Chung, 7-5, 6-3, Wednesday in the second round of the Paris Masters.It is the first time he has finished the year at the top since 2013, with Novak Djokovic and […]

Voices Grow Louder for Merger of Women’s Pro Hockey Leagues

Members of Canada’s national women’s hockey team believe the answer is clear. So do their rivals on the United States roster.A stable of Olympic gold medalists and the National Hockey League agree too: it is time to seriously explore a unification of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and National Women’s Hockey League, which is based […]

Astros Outlast Dodgers to Clinch First World Series Title

If the Houston Astros had plenty on their minds — and the weight of history on their backs — it hardly seemed like a burden when they arrived at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.A franchise that hadn’t won a championship since joining the major leagues in 1962 faced the daunting task of playing Game 7 of […]