Dellin Betances Joins the Yankees’ Injured List

TAMPA, Fla. — The Yankees were already expecting to begin their season without a few key players — center fielder Aaron Hicks, and pitchers Luis Severino and C.C. Sabathia. Reliever Dellin Betances joined that list on Tuesday when the Yankees announced that he had an impingement in his right shoulder. Betances, a right-hander known for his fastball in the high […]

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Yankees’ Luis Severino Is Out Until May; Aaron Hicks Could Miss Opening Day

TAMPA, Fla. — Two key Yankees may be out longer than originally expected to start the 2019 season. While pitcher Luis Severino had already been scratched from his opening day start on March 28 because of a shoulder injury, General Manager Brian Cashman gave a clearer estimate on Friday, saying Severino would be out until the beginning of May “at […]

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Yankees’ Luis Severino Scratched, Raising Doubts About Opening Day

The Yankees’ tenuous rotation depth took a significant hit Tuesday when the right-hander Luis Severino was found to have rotator cuff inflammation in his throwing shoulder, almost certainly ruling him out as the team’s opening day starter on March 28. Yankees Manager Aaron Boone told reporters that Severino, who had been scheduled to make his first spring training start Tuesday, […]

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Tiger Woods Withdraws From Arnold Palmer Invitational, but Hopes to Be Back Soon

Tiger Woods on Monday withdrew from this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational because of a neck strain. While Woods played down the injury, any fresh health setback to the game’s most popular player has often elicited alarm throughout the golf community. Recognizing that level of concern, and aware that a series of lower back surgeries nearly ended his career, Woods tried […]

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A Star’s Shoe Breaks, Putting College Basketball Under a Microscope

When the left sneaker of college basketball’s biggest star split open on national television Wednesday night 30 seconds into the biggest game of the season, what spilled out was not only his foot but also questions about the future of a marquee player and about the huge influence shoe companies hold over big-time college basketball. The episode occurred in a […]

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LeBron James Is Expected to Miss at Least Another Week

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has shown throughout his 16-year N.B.A. career that he is good at a lot of basketball-related activities, including scoring, passing, rebounding and winning. But perhaps one of his most remarkable assets — a feat, really — is his durability. He seldom misses games because of injury. But now, less than […]

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Alex Smith’s Gruesome Injury Gives Joe Theismann a Bad Flashback

LANDOVER, Md. — Joe Theismann was driving to the Washington Redskins game from his home in Northern Virginia on Sunday when he realized what day it was. “I turned to my wife and said: ‘Robin, it was 33 years ago today,’” Theismann, the former Washington quarterback, said late Sunday afternoon, standing in a hallway beneath the grandstand at FedEx Field. […]

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A College Started a Tackle Football Team. For Little Guys.

SPARKILL, N.Y. — In much of the United States, this is an era of disappearing tackle football programs. Tightening budgets and concerns about safety and liability have combined to spell the end of football at colleges like Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y., and St. Mary’s College of California. Then there is St. Thomas Aquinas, a 65-year-old college founded by Dominican nuns, […]

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