Surprising JP Sears gives depleted Yankees a pick me up

Just when things started to turn south for baseball’s best team, the Yankees turned to a young man of the south, the heretofore practically unknown JP Sears, a fresh face from South Carolina with a 95-mph max fastball that plays better than its gun readings , a wicked breaking ball and a penchant for strikes. … Read more

ESPN Anchor Elle Duncan Shares Powerful Message After Texas Shooting

Editor’s note: This story contains details of a mass casualty event and gun violence. In the wake of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, an outpouring messages of condolences and cause for gun law reform poured in throughout the sports world. On Wednesday, ESPN anchor Elle Duncan shared a poignant … Read more

Cal Places Teri McKeever on Administrative Leave Following Abuse Allegations

Cal has placed longtime women’s swimming & diving head coach Teri McKeever on administrative leave following explosive allegations of verbal and emotional abuse by current and former athletes on Tuesday. The Orange County Register a report following a South California News Group investigation which found that at least six Cal athletes have contemplated suicide since … Read more

Corey Knebel, Joe Girardi discuss Phillies loss to Braves

ATLANTA — Corey Knebel and Joe Girardi spoke immediately following Tuesday night’s 6-5 loss to the Braves at Truist Park. Knebel, Kyle Schwarber and Kyle Gibson spoke with Girardi again in his office before Wednesday’s game. “We’re on the same page,” Knebel said. “I mean, that’s his rule. That’s it. No three days in a … Read more

Injury Notes: Civale, Ross, Odorizzi, Canning

The guardians are placing starter Aaron Civale on the 15-day injured list because of left glute tightness, writes Joe Noga of Cleveland.com. It’s not expected to be a long-term absence, with manager Terry Francona telling reporters the organization was debating whether he would even need to spend two weeks on the shelf. The skipper suggested … Read more

Jaylen Brown leads Celtics’ second-half turnaround as Boston beats Miami Heat to reach brink of advancing to NBA Finals

1:04 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — The Boston Celtics found themselves trailing the Miami Heat by five, on the road, at halftime of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night. And yet, the Celtics felt just fine. They couldn’t have played much worse in the first half, committing 10 turnovers and … Read more