St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 700th career home run on Friday night, connecting for his second drive of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and becoming the fourth player to reach the milestone in major league history.
Don Mattingly will not be back as manager of the Miami Marlins next season, he said Sunday, announcing that he and team officials have decided a new voice is needed to lead the club going forward.
The Washington Commanders face the NFL’s top-ranked offense Sunday, and will be down a few key defenders in the process.
Aaron Judge was held without a homer for the third straight game, keeping him at 60 for the season and one shy of Roger Maris’ American League record, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Friday night.
The reigning Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics suspended coach Ime Udoka after a months-long investigation by an outside law firm that found multiple violations of team policies but did not point to a larger cultural problem of sexual misconduct, owner Wyc Grousbeck said Friday.
Eagles fans will be at the stadium to boo, taunt and cheer against Carson Wentz, Washington’s quarterback who spent his first five seasons with Philadelphia — where the signal-caller went from a beloved icon to being so ridiculed that diehards were hardly sad when Wentz’s trade request was granted following the 2020 season.
Maury Wills, who died this week at 89, came out of the District as maybe the greatest athlete from this city who impacted the game of baseball when he set the basepaths on fire as a record-setting Most Valuable Player for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
This year’s roster — led by now-even-wealthier Bradley Beal, recently acquired Kristaps Porzingis and ascendent Kyle Kuzma — is believed to have more upside. But the potential upside isn’t without question marks.
“Every playoff loss hurts. It hurts you deep inside. It stays with you,” Capitals veteran Lars Eller said. “We just haven’t gotten it done the last four years. I don’t know what to say other than I am still hungry. I think the hunger is still in the room.”