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How the Yankees Won Game 1 of the A.L.D.S.

Yankees fans, spoiled by 27 World Series trophies, might be frustrated by their team’s decade-long drought without adding another title. But consider the plight of Minnesota Twins fans when they learned of their team’s first-round postseason opponent. The Twins, who last won a World Series in 1991, have been eliminated …

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Aaron Boone: The Savage in the Yankees’ Dugout

Aaron Boone, the Yankees manager, can’t escape his now-infamous tirade at an umpire. It follows him everywhere, even though he isn’t proud of some of the language that on-field microphones caught him using during that July 18 game. His parents wear T-shirts printed with “Savages in the Box,” the phrase …

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Mickey Callaway Fired as Mets Manager

After the Mets won the final game of their season with a walk-off home run in extra innings Sunday, Manager Mickey Callaway quickly transitioned to lamenting the fact that his team would again have to watch the playoffs instead of competing in them. “The next month will suck,” Callaway said …

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Juan Soto Was the Right Man in the Right Spot

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals were four outs from elimination with the bases loaded on Tuesday when a feeling of serenity came over Mike Rizzo, their general manager. Rizzo was watching the National League wild-card game with his senior adviser, Jack McKeon, who is 88 years old. The hitter at …

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Mets’ Pete Alonso Breaks Rookie Home-Run Record

After Pete Alonso hit his 52nd home run of the season to tie with Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge’s major league record for most homers by a rookie on Friday, Alonso stood at his locker and considered his place in baseball history. “I think of old-timey guys like Lou Gehrig, Babe …

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Antonio Brown Saga Just Another Sign of the Patriot Way

In the days after the New England Patriots dumped him, receiver Antonio Brown has come out talking money and smack, threatening to take former teams to arbitration for having the audacity to tear up his contracts. In tweets that have taken on a not so slightly unhinged quality, the 31-year-old …

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Antonio Brown Says He Is Done With the N.F.L.

Antonio Brown, the free agent wide receiver recently released by the New England Patriots, declared on Sunday that he would no longer play in the N.F.L. Brown, who is being investigated by the N.F.L. for multiple accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior, including rape, was released by New England on Friday, …

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N.F.L. Week 3 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Does everyone like backup quarterbacks? At least seven teams — potentially eight, depending on the health of Cam Newton — enter Week 3 with a training camp backup in the top spot. It’s a situation that ranges from exciting (the Giants’ Daniel Jones) to seemingly fine (New Orleans’s Teddy Bridgewater) …

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Antonio Brown Is Released by the New England Patriots

The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown on Friday afternoon, ending his brief but turbulent tenure with the team as the N.F.L. was investigating him for multiple accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior, including rape. “The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown,” the team said in a statement. “We appreciate …

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