Yankees cruise past Orioles as Aaron Judge goes homerless

On the 61st anniversary of Roger Maris breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record, Aaron Judge barely got a chance to become the Yankees’ single-season home run champ. That’s because the Orioles, who were eliminated from playoff contention when the Mariners won on Friday night, barely threw him any pitches to hit in the Yankees’ 8-0 … Read more

Clark Phillips’ 3 picks guide No. 12 Utah past Oregon State 42-16

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah safety RJ Hubert closed in, saw the ball coming his way in the end zone, and ran for his life for 70 yards after he picked off the pass from Oregon State backup quarterback Ben Gulbranson. Hubert’s pick was the third of four interceptions on … Read more

Jacob deGrom falters as Mets drop series-opener to Braves

ATLANTA — Superman has suddenly developed a kryptonite problem, at the worst possible time for the Mets. Jacob deGrom is still faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive, but he can’t avoid the long ball. To start their most anticipated series in several years, the Mets needed their ace Friday night, … Read more

Rihanna signs on for Super Bowl as NFL gets worse

“And now, for your halftime entertainment…”Image: Getty Images Let’s just get right to it. This Rihanna situation feels…uncomfortable. Words like “odd,” “unexpected,” and “wrong” could also be used to describe how most of us are feeling about her decision to perform during halftime at Super Bowl LVII. Just a few years ago, Rihanna was one … Read more

Who are Aaron Judge’s parents? Meet Patty and Wayne Judge

Aaron Judge had a storybook celebration with his mother, Patty Judge, after the Yankees slugger tied Roger Maris’ AL home run record at 61 on Wednesday. Judge gave the home run ball to his mom in the locker room after New York’s 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The mother-son duo shared … Read more

Chess Fans Think Big Scandal Is Causing More Online Cheating

Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos (Getty Images) Remember the anal bead cheating controversy? As much as I’d like to forget, it turns out that a lot of people are still thinking about it. Some chess players have reported an uptick of computer-aided cheating in Chess.com matches ever since the story about Hans Niemann broke. One player has … Read more

Who are Aaron Judge’s parents? Meet Patty and Wayne Judge

Aaron Judge had a storybook celebration with his mother, Patty Judge, after the Yankees slugger tied Roger Maris’ AL home run record at 61 on Wednesday. Judge gave the home run ball to his mom in the locker room after New York’s 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The mother-son duo shared … Read more

Chicago Bulls’ Lonzo Ball to have third knee surgery

Lonzo Ball needs another procedureImage: Getty Images The ideal version of this Chicago Bulls roster — the one that started last season 27-11 and featured three wing-sized guys on the perimeter that played defense, scored, and shared the ball — is like so many teams whose bright future hinged upon versions of players that no … Read more

Chicago Bulls’ Lonzo Ball to have third knee surgery

Lonzo Ball needs another procedureImage: Getty Images The ideal version of this Chicago Bulls roster — the one that started last season 27-11 and featured three wing-sized guys on the perimeter that played defense, scored, and shared the ball — is like so many teams whose bright future hinged upon versions of players that no … Read more