England's Joe Launchbury 'extremely proud' despite reduced role

Launchbury started 21 straight Tests from 2012 to 2015 when he was considered an automatic pick for the second row, but has since been forced him onto the fringes of selection

NHL roundup: Archibald nets OT winner for Oilers

Josh Archibald capped a two-goal performance by scoring 3:57 into overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday in Raleigh, N.C.

Nets’ possible lineup strategy with Kyrie Irving lingering

The Nets will come out of the All-Star break having already played nearly two-thirds of the schedule, and still trying to figure out their best rotations and lineups for the final third. Once Kyrie…

Gary Sanchez draws most eyeballs in pivotal Yankees drill

TAMPA — Yankees catchers threw to bases Saturday and first-year catching instructor Tanner Swanson’s new lower base setup was on display. While six other catchers participated in the drill, Gary Sa…

Who the Jets could cut to facilitate Joe Douglas challenge

The Jets have some decisions to make. And some of them will come before NFL free agency begins a month from now. That starts with cutting some players who will clear more salary-cap space for gener…

Spencer Dinwiddie can’t help himself from destroying Knicks

CHICAGO — Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie can’t help himself. In his hometown Chicago, as part of All-Star festivities in the Skills Competition on Saturday night, Dinwiddie trashed the Knicks again. …

Caddie Joe LaCava: Tiger Woods hasn’t been at his best this week

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — No one knows Tiger Woods’ game better than his caddie, Joe LaCava. So LaCava didn’t need to hear Woods tell reporters he wasn’t sharp after the indifferent 2-over 73 he …

Jan Blachowicz on chasing redemption and ‘catching up to the greatest’

Exclusive interview: Polish light heavyweight is aiming to shed the demons of his 2015 defeat by Corey Anderson

First days as Phillies manager ‘fabulous’ for Joe Girardi

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Joe Girardi said he was “a little worried” Thursday. He had a tee time later in the afternoon with an important playing partner — Phillies owner John Middleton. “I don’t know abo…

Nets don’t want repeat of their last post-break disaster

The Nets have some momentum going into the All-Star break. Now they’d better hope it goes better for them than Christmas break did. “[Coach Kenny Atkinson] is wary of another break because of how w…

Nets’ Kyrie Irving injury caution continues into All-Star break

With Kyrie Irving’s long injury history — and he’s already sat far more than he’s played in his debut season in Brooklyn — the Nets aren’t taking any chances with his health. Or anything for grante…

Joe Girardi, Didi Gregorious weigh in on Astros cheating scandal

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The man who got fired only days after losing to the Astros in the 2017 ALCS said Thursday he is not angry about their illegal sign-stealing program. Joe Girardi’s former players …

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