The Baseball Reliquary Survived and Is ‘Better than True’

The Baseball Reliquary Survived and Is ‘Better than True’

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Now on display at the Los Angeles Central Library through November in an exhibit entitled “Something in Common.” There is a San Diego Chicken costume, a half-smoked cigar from Babe Ruth that likely — maybe? possibly? — was spirited from a Philadelphia brothel in 1924 and a baseball signed by Mother…

Pac-12 Commissioner Keeps It Professional, but Pointed, After Defections

Pac-12 Commissioner Keeps It Professional, but Pointed, After Defections

[ad_1] An indication of Kliavkoff’s feistiness came when he was asked at a news conference about Brett Yormark, the newly hired Big 12 Commissioner, who remarked recently that his conference — which has tried to poach Pac-12 schools — is “open for business.” “I appreciate that,” Kliavkoff said. “We haven’t decided if we’re going shopping…

At a LIV Golf Event, Thin Crowds and a Tense Start

At a LIV Golf Event, Thin Crowds and a Tense Start

[ad_1] BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Standing over his ball on Friday, Phil Mickelson, the prized acquisition of the new, Saudi-backed LIV Golf series, lined up his opening tee shot in the breakaway circuit’s event at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. Just as Mickelson, who reportedly received an upfront $200 million signing bonus to join the insurgent…

To 9/11 Families, Saudi-Backed Golf Event Is ‘Another Atrocity’

To 9/11 Families, Saudi-Backed Golf Event Is ‘Another Atrocity’

[ad_1] BEDMINSTER, N.J. — A somber and tearful group of protesters stood between two American flags behind a public library, in stark contrast to the festivities at a golf tournament three miles down the road. They made their statements and promoted their cause, but declined to take the fight to the gates of Trump National…

Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes: U.F.C. Battle of Toddler Moms

Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes: U.F.C. Battle of Toddler Moms

[ad_1] There, she met Nina Ansaroff, who trained at the same gym. Initially sparring partners, the two soon struck a romantic relationship. They soon shared a two-bedroom home with seven other people in Little Haiti, a Miami neighborhood with some of the city’s highest poverty rates. Their lives began to stabilize as they entered the…

A Paean to the Gods (and Shammgods) of New York City Hoops

A Paean to the Gods (and Shammgods) of New York City Hoops

[ad_1] There is little left that defines New York City basketball, save for the Knicks’ eternal search for an impactful lead guard. It’s a search that has always been inflamed, exacerbated and magnified by the abundance of point guards bred by the city. There was the incandescent Pearl Washington, who rode a motorcycle and sometimes…