In Georgia Mill Town, Soccer Presents a New Opportunity

DALTON, Ga. – The old folks are mostly white and carry in boxes of pizza and portable stadium seats to prop up their backs. The young mothers are predominantly Hispanic, and some press sleeping babies against their chests. Students and fathers are here, too. Most of Whitfield County has packed into Bill Chappell Stadium for … Read more

Mets Beat Diamondbacks in 2022 Home Opener

The Mets almost always ace the first test. They won another home opener on Friday, a 10-3 rout over the Arizona Diamondbacks with Citi Field bathed in sun. This is their 61st season, and the 40th time they have won their first home game. That works out to a .656 winning percentage for the Mets … Read more

Michigan’s NHL-Ready Hockey Team Plays in Frozen Four

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Mel Pearson, the University of Michigan men’s hockey coach, gestured with his hand toward a small box in his office. His voice quavered as he described his players’ hopes of winning the upcoming Frozen Four, college hockey’s premier event. “I just want it so bad for the players,” Pearson said. “They’ve … Read more

The University of Michigan will provide $ 490 million to resolve malpractice cases

The University of Michigan said Wednesday it would provide $ 490 million to more than a thousand people accused of sexually abusing a doctor who worked with football players and other students. The deal, one of the largest by an American university to address allegations of sexual abuse, was scrapped in private negotiations that ended … Read more

Rachel Balkovec: Manager of the Tampa Tarpons

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Somewhere over Tampa Bay, while driving on the causeway connecting Tampa to Clearwater, Fla., Rachel Balkovec asked the two top Yankees prospects in the back seat if they had ever watched softball. Antonio Gomez, 20, a catcher from Venezuela, said he had. Jasson Dominguez, 19, one of the highest-ranked prospects in baseball, … Read more