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This Sophisticated Admirer of the Warriors Says, ‘More Draymond, Please’

“She said it was the best $200 she ever spent,” Reeve said.Reeve also could not help but notice that Tucker immediately went to Durant to help him up after his foul, which she viewed as a cagey move: Tucker...

Poor Pitching Does Yankees In Against Angels

It is difficult, if not impossible, to find fault with a team that is at or near the league leaders in runs, home runs and slugging percentage, and has been keeping the pressure on the Boston Red Sox, who...

A Reliever Gets a Game’s First Three Outs, and Then Some Backlash

Cozart called the Romo experiment bad for baseball, suggesting to The Orange County Register that it could be a ploy to suppress future salaries for pitchers who would otherwise be starters. Romo emphasized the strategic view.“If anything, it’s just...

Greg Bird Is Rejoining the Yankees, Carrying Yet Another Bat

The most potent offense in baseball is about to get even stronger Saturday, when the Yankees — who lead the major leagues in home runs, slugging percentage and runs — will get first baseman Greg Bird back.Manager Aaron Boone...

Mets Lose on a Walk-Off Walk

MILWAUKEE — The Mets’ A.J. Ramos entered the game with two outs and two runners on base in the bottom of the 10th inning of tie game. He threw nine pitches, and only one of them was a strike.He...

Shohei Ohtani Is a Perfect Fit. Just Not in New York.

When Shohei Ohtani issued an invitation to all major league clubs in November to make a pitch for his services, there was one club that seemed positioned best to sign him: the Yankees.The Yankees had been tracking him since...

Why Max Scherzer Is the Perfect Pitcher for This Baseball Era

WASHINGTON — Strikeouts have overtaken baseball as never before, climbing steadily for a dozen years, a tidal wave that just keeps rising. Nearly eight weeks into the season, there have still been more strikeouts than hits. In 1984, the...

Dave Garcia, M.L.B. Manager and Minor League Mainstay, Dies at 97

Never a star, Garcia was a lifer who devoted himself to baseball while toiling in obscurity in the minors, as a teammate and manager of future major leaguers like the pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm and Bill White. And finally, when...

Scratch Ovechkin Off the ‘Greatest Players Never to Reach the Finals’ List

When the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday, the team not only put itself in a Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1998 — and just...

Jeurys Familia Wastes Narrow Lead as Mets Fall to Marlins

J. T. Realmuto and Starlin Castro each hit a run-scoring single off closer Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Mets on Wednesday at Citi Field.Jacob deGrom dodged trouble...

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MLB — Masahiro Tanaka shuts down Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout

NEW YORK -- Sunday was supposed to be the day two of Japan's best pitching talents squared off at Yankee Stadium in a matchup...