Pete Rose dismisses sexual misconduct questions at Phillies reunion

Pete Rose dismissed questions Sunday about his first appearance on the field in Philadelphia since the franchise scrapped 2017 plans to honor him because of a woman’s claim she had a sexual relationship with baseball’s hit king when she was a minor. ‘It was 55 years ago, babe,’ Rose told a female baseball writer for … Read more

Bears’ Justin Fields is in a happy place

Justin Fields apparently feels better about his offensive line than Bears fans do.Image: Getty Images The Chicago Bears offense. Those words could be presented to children to teach them the meaning of the word oxymoron. Sure the Bears play in an unpredictable climate. Near the end of September, summer breaks and anything could happen, which … Read more

Mets piling up wins by playing old-school gritty baseball

You’re telling me that Buck Showalter couldn’t get back into a major league dugout for three years because the teams’ owners and new-age front office personnel thought the old school manager would demand too much authority? Oh, my goodness gracious. The culture shift in Queens has been as dramatic as the turnaround in the Mets’ … Read more

Brian Daboll treasures ‘humbling’ first Giants moment

The drive from the Quest Diagnostics Training Center to MetLife Stadium takes only two or three minutes, and yet that is when a thought hit Brian Daboll hard late Friday afternoon. He saw the people in the parking lots dressed in LT, Eli and Saquon jerseys, and allowed himself a momentary break from the daily … Read more

BenFred: Matt Carpenter’s comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters | Ben Frederickson

Matt Carpenter, Yankees hat atop his graying head, wiped away tears. “Excuse me,” Carpenter said Friday afternoon. “I didn’t want to do that. Sorry guys. The former Cardinals All-Star explained how he still pulls for the Cardinals — outside of this weekend, of course. He shared how excited his kids were to hear about this … Read more

Taijuan Walker’s ugly start dooms Mets in loss to Braves

With a doubleheader looming on Saturday, the Mets could ill afford a short start Friday night. But Taijuan Walker gave them that short start, a potential injury scare and an eight-run deficit in one fell swoop. Walker’s night ended before he could record a fourth out, and he had dug the Mets a big hole … Read more

Clay Holmes blows another save to sink the Yankees in a loss to the Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played Friday night. This is not the first half of the season anymore. Closer Clay Holmes struggled for a second straight appearance, coming in in the eighth inning and giving up an infield hit, a walk … Read more

Clay Holmes blows another save to sink the Yankees in a loss to the Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played Friday night. This is not the first half of the season anymore. Closer Clay Holmes struggled for a second straight appearance, coming in in the eighth inning and giving up an infield hit, a walk … Read more

GRAEME SOUNESS: Manchester United would be CRAZY to ditch Cristiano Ronaldo

My views on Paul Pogba at Manchester United – that he was a flop, with an attitude that was indefensible – have been fairly robust over the past few seasons. All the club’s immediate rivals will be sorry to see him leave, because he was a one-man, dressing-room wrecking ball. A virus, as Jose Mourinho … Read more