Author Archives: RONALD BLUM

Red Sox eliminate Yankees in Game 4 in photo finish

Craig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees’ ninth-inning rally that ended with a video replay, eliminating New York with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night that set up a postseason rematch with the World Series champion Houston Astros. Continue reading

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Yankees clinch AL wild card with 11-inning win over Orioles

Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees reached the playoffs the same way they played the regular season: They got hurt, stood up and kept on going. Continue reading

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Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

Antoine Griezmann’s father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward’s mother is of Portuguese decent. Continue reading

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Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their jumping and cheering fans in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys. Continue reading

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Messi and Ronaldo exit World Cup without titles

Lionel Messi stared, hands on hips, pain etched across a face once boyish and filled with limitless joy, now obscured by a brown beard and hardened by expectations for his nation unmet. Continue reading

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Germany looks to become 1st repeat Cup champ in half-century

After raising the World Cup eight miles from Copacabana Beach four years ago, Germany hopes to lift the trophy four miles from the Kremlin on July 15 and become the first repeat champion in more than a half-century. Continue reading

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Family matters: Husband joins wife scoring for US soccer

Dom Dwyer volleyed in a go-ahead goal in the 19th minute of his international debut, ran to the corner flag and did a double back flip that would make a gymnast proud. Continue reading

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