Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for fourth no-hitter

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for fourth no-hitter

MINNEAPOLIS — After two frustrating years, Astros ace Justin Verlander was uncertain about his baseball future. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched just one game in 2020 and 2021 combined, missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. Verlander is back to his old self — just like that guy with all those … Read more

Three Blue Jays ejected after Yankees’ Josh Donaldson hit

Three Blue Jays ejected after Yankees' Josh Donaldson hit

After five quiet innings, the Yankees offense exploded in the bottom of the sixth and some fireworks followed against the Blue Jays. Toronto lefty Yusei Kikuchi took a no-hitter into the sixth with the Yankees trailing 3-0. DJ LeMahieu dubbed and Aaron Judge followed with a single. After an Anthony Rizzo fly out ended Kikuchi’s … Read more

Chelsea being sold for $3B to LA Dodgers owners, investors

Chelsea being sold for $3B to LA Dodgers owners, investors

LONDON — Chelsea will be sold to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly, ending 19 years of ownership and lavish investment by Roman Abramovich until the Russian oligarch was sanctioned and forced to offload the English Premier League club over the war in Ukraine. The sale price of 2.5 billion pounds … Read more

Mets’ improbable comeback sparks dreams of what could be

Mets' improbable comeback sparks dreams of what could be

It’s not like you didn’t have other options at your disposal, right? The Rangers were coming back at the Penguins with a vengeance at Madison Square Garden. There was a cool crossover episode, two “Law and Orders,” both “SVU” and “Organized Crime.” There was a good book to crack open, maybe a podcast to get … Read more

Mets erupt for stunning rally in ninth inning to beat Phillies

Mets erupt for stunning rally in ninth inning to beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA—Never say never. On a night the Mets were listless, cooked, kaput, they finally found their bats in the ninth inning and didn’t stop the tidal wave until they had scored seven runs against the Phillies. In their most improbable victory of the season, the Mets rallied from six runs down in their final at-bat … Read more