MLB playoff field is set! Why 2022 postseason could be best ever

AP Photo/Hakim Wright The regular season is officially in the books (OK, maybe there is still a game or two trickling slowly to its finish as you read this) and the 2022 MLB playoffs are set to start Friday — and this year’s postseason could be epic. In addition to a new format that features … Read more

Los Angeles Dodgers place Clayton Kershaw on injured list; MRI ‘best-case scenario’

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday placed left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day injured list, a day after he left his start at San Francisco with lower back pain. This marks the 34-year-old Kershaw’s second trip to the injured list this season. He was previously sidelined with inflammation in a pelvic joint. … Read more

Bill Russell and Vin Scully get their dues, plus more quotes of the week

The sports world paid tribute to Bill Russell and Vin Scully, two titans of their fields, and more from our quotes of the week. “He’s the most important person to put on a basketball uniform ever.” Michael Wilbon, on the death of Boston Celtics legend Russell “[His] extraordinary contribution to the sport is one thing, … Read more