Red Sox ride unlikely MVP to World Series title for the ages

They buried the AL East across six months, mugged the Yankees in the ALDS, hammered the Astros in Houston in the ALCS and Sunday night they shredded...

Mets need to get real about present to fix their future

Jacob deGrom did not pitch Sunday and the Mets won nevertheless, which is a reflection on the current condition of the reeling Phillies. But it also is...

Giants fans finally will get first look at Saquon Barkley

This is supposed to be the era of professional football when the running back isn’t all that important. From the West Coast offense to the Spread, the...

Venus and Serena both win at US Open, setting up third-round showdown

NEW YORK — When Serena Williams plays a match she prefers to have the crowd support firmly on her side. After winning her second-round match 6-2, 6-2 over...

Giants defensive coordinator: I have to be better

HOUSTON — Without coming out and saying it, sometimes a coach will explain a failing of his team by insinuating, “We taught it right, they played it...

AFC North Looks Wide Open After Bengals Beat Ravens on Thursday Night Football

It may only be Week 2, but one thing is clear: the AFC North is up for grabs. The Bengals won on Thursday Night Football last night, beating the Ravens...

Sam Darnold sounds cold alarms that even the Vikings noticed

On the kind of 39-degree, wind-chilled day Sam Darnold had never encountered on the West Coast, the rookie quarterback of the Jets looked and played Darn Cold. Darnold...

Breaking down what home-field advantage really means in NFL

Why is home-field advantage “worth” three points in the NFL betting marketplace? Because it’s supposed to be! If you do the math over a large sample size,...

David Wright takes his emotional Mets curtain call

The tears in David Wright’s eyes and wide smile on his face as he departed the field for a last time to a standing ovation best summed...

Giants have another show-stopper in Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley has dreamed of this day for most of his life, and Odell Beckham Jr. has dreamed of this day for 11 months, 11 painful months...

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