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Why Human Umpires Are An American Tradition Worth Preserving

Whenever I went to the grocery store with my mother as a young child, she always tried to go to the same cashier, even if it meant waiting a few more minutes in line. Her name was Freita, and she was a joy. An older woman, she was warm, affable, and de…

“Sunday Night Football” sets TV ratings record

For the seventh consecutive year, NBC’s ”Sunday Night Football” has topped the season’s television ratings, as measured by Nielsen. The football games averaged 18.2 million TV viewers in 2017, a 29 percent margin over the runner-up, ”Thursday Night Football”

Tipsheet: Lamoriello’s hiring could take Tavares off market

“As I’ve done in the past in a situation like this, I take a step back and see exactly what the people who you have in place have to offer, what their thoughts are, what their vision is and then make decisions as I go along,” Lamoriello told reporters on a conference call. “I certainly

San Diego could get an AAF team

The NFL has abandoned San Diego. The AAF may be embracing it. Via Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune, the upstart Alliance of American Football is “on track” to make the Chargers’ former home one of the three remaining locations of the initial…

Ortiz: Holland needs trip to Memphis to find reset button

Greg Holland was serenaded with boos again Tuesday night at Busch Stadium, and he got off lightly because a great majority of the crowd started heading to the exits just before he took the mound in the ninth inning. It’s as though many in the crowd viewed Holland’s presence as an act of surrender

Cardinals hit nothing but singles, lose to Royals

The offense, showing some recent bubbles during its slow boil, couldn’t turn 11 singles into any runs against the Kansas City Royals, and that offered starter Luke Weaver little margin for error in a game that was taut until the ninth. Once reliever Greg Holland, the would-be closer who cannot find

O’Neill’s slugging keeps him in Cardinals lineup

O’Neill’s power-packed weekend has come in the wake of Harrison Bader’s strong road trip and left the Cardinals looking for opportunities for the two rookies. To make room for O’Neill in Tuesday’s lineup, the Cardinals started him in center field, keeping Dexter Fowler in right and

Rockets rally past Warriors in 4th to even series

Eric Gordon’s first 3-pointer of the game gave Houston a late five-point lead, and the Rockets held on from there to defeat the Golden State Warriors 95-92 in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday night to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece. James Harden scored 30 points and Chris Paul