Braves get an early jump on Dansby Swanson extension talks

Swanson might have to take a hometown discount to stay. …read more

Blocking UCLA’s move to Big Ten could have massive fallout for UC regents

A longtime observer of the UC regents says trying to thwart a transaction properly made by a university chancellor could result in a chilling effect.

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Michael Carter already emerging as leader despite new Jets competition

It would have been easy for Michael Carter to get ticked off back in April when the Jets selected Breece Hall in the second round of the draft. …read more

Lawyer for Deshaun Watson’s accusers trashes Roger Goodell: ‘Utter baloney’

The lawyer for the roughly two dozen women who accused Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct has slammed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over the Browns quarterback’s punishment. …read more

Josh Donaldson’s walk-off grand slam for Yankees lifts ailing uncle

Josh Donaldson’s heroics on Wednesday night had some extra meaning, with a special fan watching from afar. …read more

Jets practice a mixed bag for Mike White, Joe Flacco

Mike White looked in command of the offense and threw with precision, particularly during the red-zone portion of the day. …read more

Islanders have many maybes after missing out on Nazem Kadri

Losing out on Kadri is only the latest disappointment for the Islanders and their fan base. …read more

Wingate basketball player Kyle Honore dies after being hit by train

The 19-year-old incoming freshman on the Wingate University men’s basketball team died after being struck by a train on Tuesday night. …read more

Little Leaguer Easton Olivera out of intensive care, walking after scary bunk-bed fall

The family of a 12-year-old Little League World Series player who sustained a head injury after falling from the top bunk of his bed said that he has been moved from intensive care, is able to sit up, eat and walk with help. …read more

Kenny Pickett getting ‘varsity action’ as Steelers intrigue grows

Kenny Pickett delivered in his first taste of NFL action and the Steelers are ready to give him a bigger test. …read more