Astros turn to Justin Verlander to close out Yankees

Justin Verlander has been put in just about every situation on the mound and come out of them all as one of the game’s best pitchers. Even so, his accomplishments do not protect him from the nerves…

Yankees don’t look good in loss to Astros in Game 4, season on brink

CC Sabathia threw a cutter to George Springer and grimaced from the pain in his left shoulder, then covered his face with his glove as he walked to the dugout after what was likely the final pitch of his career.

Yankees don’t look good in loss to Astros in Game 4, season on brink

CC Sabathia threw a cutter to George Springer and grimaced from the pain in his left shoulder, then covered his face with his glove as he walked to the dugout after what was likely the final pitch of his career.

Yankees’ Chad Green couldn’t get it done this time

As Masahiro Tanaka seemed to flirt with disaster throughout much of his ALCS Game 4 outing against the Astros, Chad Green warmed up multiple times in the bullpen, waiting to come to Tanaka’s — and …

Masahiro Tanaka can’t muster magic this time for Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka’s playoff résumé gave the Yankees confidence as he headed to the mound to face the Astros for a pressure-packed Game 4 of the ALCS on Thursday night. The right-hander picked a bad t…

Taylor Hall leveling Adam Fox was lose-lose for Rangers

It was hard to call it a dirty hit, but it surely hurt. Devils star Taylor Hall absolutely bulldozed Rangers defenseman Adam Fox 6:49 into the second period during New Jersey’s 5-2 win Thursday nig…

Yankees on brink of elimination after ugly loss to Astros

One hundred and three regular season wins. An AL East title for the first time in seven years despite expensive and talented broken bodies on the IL for long stretches. A luxury cruise through the …

Why Rangers need to give Kaapo Kakko a bigger role

It is true in the macro sense that what is good for Kaapo Kakko is good for the Rangers. At this moment, though, what is good for the Rangers is promoting Kakko from the second power-play unit to t…

CC Sabathia leaves possible final Yankees outing with injury

CC Sabathia left Game 4 of the ALCS with what appeared to be an arm injury in what could be his last Yankees outing ever. Sabathia entered the game after the Astros chased Adam Ottavino in the bott…

Warren Gatland names strongest Wales team possible for quarter-final clash with France

Starting XV is identical to the one that beat Australia in the pool stage with both Jonathan Davies and George North passed fit

Stamkos scores in shootout, Lightning beat Bruins 4-3

Giants’ Jabrill Peppers gives blunt take on his own game

In his last game, Jabrill Peppers notched a season-high 10 tackles. In the previous game, he forced a fumble at the goal line. The game before that, he returned an interception for a touchdown and …

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