He Won the World Series? Anthony Rendon Is Still Nonchalant

HOUSTON — It was the most frenzied hour or so of his baseball career, and Anthony Rendon had already done so much. With his Washington Nationals eight outs from elimination in his hometown, in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday, Rendon had homered to spark a 6-2 comeback victory over the Houston Astros. He had celebrated the final …

She Accused Soccer Star Neymar Of Rape. Now She Said She’s Being Threatened.

A woman who’s accused one of the world’s highest-paid soccer players of raping her during a trip to Paris told BuzzFeed News on Thursday that she’s under constant threat since she came forward. “I have no life, my apartment was broken into, I cannot take care of my son,” Najila Trindade wrote in a WhatsApp message to BuzzFeed News. A …

Deadspin Editor Fired Amid Pushback Over ‘Stick to Sports’ Memo

“Where they do not,” he added, “they are not.” By late afternoon, the Deadspin home page returned to topical sports stories: the World Series game on Tuesday night and N.F.L. head coaches. “Deadspin staffers had nothing to do with the changes on the front page,” the staff’s union said in a tweet. In fact, Mr. Maidment assumed direct control of …

Drake Is The Annoying Raptors Fan We Need

Vaughn Ridley / Getty Images Drake reacts during Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 30 in Toronto. Living in Toronto is a bit like being the world’s most famous euchre player. It’s, like, good for you, but ultimately no one cares, because no one cares …

World’s 14 Highest Peaks in 6 Months: Nepali Smashes Climbing Record

A Nepali climber has reached the summit of the world’s 14 highest mountains in just over six months, setting a record for a feat that took other climbers years to complete. The climber, Nirmal Purja, 36, completed his goal early Tuesday morning when he reached the top of Shishapangma in Tibet along with a Sherpa team. “Mission Achieved!” was the …

Do the Celtics Spark Joy? Early On, Yes

Don’t call these Boston Celtics underdogs in front of their coach, Brad Stevens. He bristles. As much as his mild-mannered nature will allow him to, anyway. And don’t suggest the expectations are different from last year, either, just because the team lost Kyrie Irving and Al Horford to free agency and because their bench is stocked with rookies. Last season, …

Rugby World Cup: South Africa Edges Wales to Reach Final

YOKOHAMA, Japan — South Africa will seek its third Rugby World Cup title after defeating Wales, 19-16, in the semifinals on Sunday. The Springboks could be the first team to win the tournament after losing a match in the pool stage. But to do it, they must defeat England, which impressively dismantled New Zealand, the tournament favorite, on Saturday. South …