Guardians flip Aaron Civale, Zach Plesac to align for playoffs; Bo Naylor added to the practice squad

Guardians flip Aaron Civale, Zach Plesac to align for playoffs;  Bo Naylor added to the practice squad

Cleveland Guardians pitcher Aaron Civale throws home during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson) The Guardians clinching the American League Central so early has afforded them an extended chance to align their starting rotation for the postseason. That process … Read more

Fantasy hockey hits, blocks league draft guide

Fantasy hockey hits, blocks league draft guide

FANTASY RANKINGS: 📈 Top 250 PROJECTIONS: 🔮 F | D | G Fantasy hockey draft cheat sheet PLAYERS TO PRIORITIZE IN HITS LEAGUES NOTE: Players are listed in order of NHL.com fantasy rank, along with their hits-per-game averages from last season. Fantasy-relevant players who averaged at least 1.0 hit per game have been included on … Read more

The seven best games to watch and stream this weekend

The seven best games to watch and stream this weekend

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young rolls to the edge before passing during a win over Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 17. The Crimson Tide faces another potentially tough SEC test against Arkansas on Saturday. (Vasha Hunt/Associated Press) The Times will highlight the top college football games worth watching each week. Here’s a rundown of seven games in Week … Read more

Flyers’ Valerie Camillo reflects on a breakthrough 2022 for women in the NHL

Flyers’ Valerie Camillo reflects on a breakthrough 2022 for women in the NHL

After the Chicago Blackhawks named Jaime Faulkner their president of business operations on Dec. 16, 2020, a flower arrangement was delivered to her. The sender? The first woman to ever be hired to that position in the NHL — the Flyers’ Valerie Camillo. Camillo, who helped blaze the trail for women in senior positions in … Read more

Temper expectations on Edmonton Oilers forward Dylan Holloway, Toronto Maple Leafs re-sign Rasmus Sandin and more

Temper expectations on Edmonton Oilers forward Dylan Holloway, Toronto Maple Leafs re-sign Rasmus Sandin and more

Dylan Holloway is the talk of the town in Edmonton, and rightly so. He’s burst onto the scene ahead of training camp here looking to grab a spot on the Oilers roster. The team, after all, could really use his entry-level contract when it comes to making the salary cap work. But it’s time we … Read more

Beniers of Kraken, Power of Sabers among 12 rookies to watch this season

Beniers of Kraken, Power of Sabers among 12 rookies to watch this season

The Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators and Seattle Kraken could each have as many as two rookies in the lineup, leading a talented group of first-year players hoping to make an impact when the 2022-23 season begins Oct. 7. Here are 12 rookies to keep an eye on (listed alphabetically): Matty BeniersF, Seattle Kraken No. 2 … Read more

Fantasy Football Week 4: Bold predictions

Fantasy Football Week 4: Bold predictions

Our analysts reveal their boldest fantasy predictions for Week 4. Which will come to pass? Andy Behrens: It appears as if the Chicago Bears believe there is no in-game predicament that can’t be resolved via the run. This team is averaging 34.7 rush attempts and just 15.0 passes per game, which is basically a 1970s … Read more

CAMP: Oilers entering the second stage of Training Camp

CAMP: Oilers entering the second stage of Training Camp

EDMONTON, AB – Training Camp Stage Two: Activate. Head Coach Jay Woodcroft, his coaching staff and management began their evaluations of the 52 players (five goaltenders, 17 defensemen and 30 forwards) in attendance at Oilers Training Camp during the first seven days that featured medicals, meetings, practices and three pre-season games. But on Thursday, the … Read more