What to Know About the WNBA Playoffs

The Chicago Sky are set to begin their bid to become the first back-to-back WNBA champions since the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001 and 2002. But the regular season was close at the top, and several teams could easily lift the trophy this year. . Here’s how the WNBA playoffs shape up. When do the … Read more

How John DeMarsico Made SNY’s Broadcasts Go Viral

On a sticky August evening at Citi Field, toward the end of a crucial Mets victory against division rival Atlanta, closer Edwin Díaz threw his last warm-up pitch and began his long, familiar journey from the right field bullpen to the mound for the top of the ninth inning. But something unusual happened: The television … Read more

MLB Players Have Unique Relationships With Gloves

LOS ANGELES — When Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suárez misses a ground ball, he shoves his face into his glove and has a few choice words for his leather companion. “I’ll say, ‘Come on, come on,’” he recalled recently in Spanish. “‘If I don’t eat, you don’t eat.’” Yes, Suárez talks to his glove. … Read more

World Cup Worries Mount With 100 Days (Give or Take) to Go

How the tournament – with more than one million visitors expected to visit – will be secured also still has not been articulated. Qatar has signed policing agreements with several nations, notably Turkey, which in January said it would be providing more than 3,000 security personnel, including riot police, for a tournament in which fans … Read more