World Series won, what's motivating Max Scherzer now?

What is fueling famously driven Washington Nationals star Max Scherzer in his mid-30s now that he has captured a World Series title?

Tom Brady seems less likely than ever to return to Patriots

Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots has never felt more realistic. Multiple reports Thursday morning indicated that the 42-year-old Brady is likely to leave the Patriots after spending 20 ye…

Sharapova retires with head held high despite unscrupulous attempts to undermine her reputation

Maria Sharapova has hung up her racquet on a 5-time Grand Slam-winning career that saw her dazzle as a teenage phenomenon but then shot down by smear and scrutiny as her name became mired in the murky meldonium scandal.

Mets’ J.D. Davis avoids serious injury with shoulder scare

PORT ST. LUCIE – J.D. Davis is sore, but appears to have avoided the worst from the hard landing on his left shoulder the previous day. An MRI exam performed Wednesday on the Mets left fielder/thir…

‘Conor might be able to take it back, who knows?’: Muhammad Ali's daughter predicts razor-close Khab

With a last name like hers, Rasheda Ali knows a thing or two about combat sports, and the daughter of the great Muhammad Ali says a potential rematch between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor is almost too close to call.

What Joe Judge’s peculiar no-name Giants rule really means

INDIANAPOLIS — Since getting hired as head coach of the Giants, Joe Judge has yet to publicly utter the name Daniel Jones. Not at his introductory press conference. Not in Mobile, Ala., at the Seni…

Yankees’ Luis Severino headed for Tommy John surgery

It looks like the worst-case scenario for Luis Severino and the Yankees. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Tuesday that team doctors have recommended Tommy John surgery for the 26-year-old right-han…

The mind-blowing memories Tiger Woods will carry into 2020 Masters

Tiger Woods had done it four previous times in his career. But there was something different about winning the Masters for the fifth time that left him moved more than he’d ever been before last Ap…

'Funniest excuse I've ever heard': Deontay Wilder roasted after blaming Tyson Fury defeat on ring-wa

Deontay Wilder has been ridiculed after claiming the reason he lost his WBC heavyweight crown to Tyson Fury not because of the Brit's fearsome punching power but due to being exhausted from wearing a 45lb costume to the ring.

Adam Silver: Kobe Bryant ‘will not be forgotten’

In Chicago last weekend, the NBA All-Star Game kept coming back to Kobe. His presence was all around us. Fans wore his jersey and chanted his name at airports, restaurants and the United Center. Ko…

Hurricanes acquire 3 players, including F Trocheck

The Carolina Hurricanes are going all-in on their pursuit of a playoff berth, making a series of moves Monday to improve their offense and defense.

Mets see Nationals’ championship path that could’ve been theirs

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — An enlarged imitation World Series trophy serves as a backdrop for fans to take pictures at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches during Nationals’ exhibition games. It’s a reminder …