Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein is leaving his hometown team to take the reins of the Chicago Cubs. He departs after a disastrous season, but he will be remembered for making history. The youngest ever general manager in major league baseball designed the teams that won two World Series, Boston's first since 1918. Now he'll try to make Wrigley's loveable losers into champions.
Michael Gill is the proud owner of a bicycle. It's not new, it's not cutting-edge — in fact, it's just a frame. But it's tied to Gill's past, when he rode the Peugeot for thousands of miles in the 1980s. That's when he had to part with the elite machine — until last month, when he found it again.
It's been known for years that when temperatures are hotter, pitchers are more likely to hit batters with pitches. A new study finds that heat also increases a pitcher's likelihood of retaliating by hitting an opposing batter when players from his team were hit earlier in the game.
In America, football is really big — and it's getting bigger. Football is now gigantic, monstrous, humongous. And it has done more than surpass baseball. It now simply looms alone above the American sportscape.
Three years ago, the Detroit Lions were the worst team not just in the NFL — but in NFL history. They finished with 16 losses and no wins. Robert Siegel talks to Detroit Lions fan Leonard Lark about his team's 5-0 start this year.
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