Dodgers win first World Series title since 1988; Los Angeles defeats Tampa Bay to end a pandemic-shortened season
All year long, from February when the coronavirus outbreak was a concept beyond our imaginations and a shutdown was inconceivable, until Tuesday night, the Dodgers believed this was the year. This was the year those hovering ghosts — produced by annual heartbreak the last seven years — would vanish. This was the year they would add another round of World Series highlights to the 1988 reel that grows grainier each passing autumn. This was the year and this was the team to finally end a championship drought going on 32 years.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Blake Snell turned away from his manager and yelled an expletive as Kevin Cash headed to the mound. In control all night, the Tampa Bay ace no longer had the ball in his potent left hand.
FORT WORTH, Texas — NASCAR will make a fourth attempt to complete its playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday after persistent mist and cold temperatures continued the long delay.
Two Conference USA games scheduled for the weekend, including No. 19 Marshall at Florida International, have been postponed because of COVID-19 issues.
The switch to Tua Tagovailoa has triggered an unprecedented level of excitement and interest among those who cover the Miami Dolphins — locally and nationally — and those who root for them.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The Rams could tell Leonard Floyd was playing with an uncommon fury against his old team, and the rest of the Los Angeles defense followed his lead.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll over 32 seasons.
FORT WORTH, Texas — The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas was pushed back yet another day without drivers completing any more laps Monday.
UH-Hilo tried to break ground here a decade ago, but looking back it’s a surprise the university didn’t find a running river when it did.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Clayton Kershaw’s glittering career lacked two of the most satisfying accomplishments: a win deep in the World Series and a championship ring.
If you were 106 years old and still motoring along, the younger people of today might ask how you survived the Spanish Flu of 2018. The Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club survived the 1918 pandemic, but given the state of the economy during our current pandemic, one must wonder “how?”
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Zane Gonzalez made a 48-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in overtime to give the Arizona Cardinals a 37-34 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night in a thriller that featured 1,091 total yards, huge plays, crucial mistakes and — finally — a winner.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Patrick Cantlay felt his swing was good enough to take on any shot, and then it was a matter of making putts. He did both exceptionally well Sunday in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood for a victory he felt was overdue.
Maybe all the delays involving the Titans and the jumbled NFL schedule led to the kind of showcase game we all need.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from mixed martial arts after stopping Justin Gaethje with a triangle choke early in the second round at UFC 254 on Saturday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Brett Phillips squatted on the field crying, and Randy Arozarena was on the ground slapping his hands on home plate.
FRESNO, Calif. — You always remember your first. And for veteran head football coach Todd Graham that memory will be a fond one after the University of Hawaii secured a rare road win over rival Fresno State at empty Bulldog Stadium on an early evening in central California.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — With one good break and two good putts, Justin Thomas felt much better about his round of 5-under 67 on Saturday that gave him a one-shot lead over Jon Rahm in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood.
Antonio Brown, the former All-Pro wide receiver who is finishing an eight-game suspension after pleading no contest to burglary and battery charges and receiving two years’ probation, will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his first step toward a return to the NFL.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Justin Thomas went from a fast finish one day to a fast start the next, and it carried him to a 7-under 65 on Friday and a one-shot lead in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood.