The tragedy of Roger Rivière

It was the 1963 Tour, the Anquetil-Bahamontes-Pérez Francés podium. It was over and the winners were honored at the Parc des Princes. The television focused on a young man in a dark suit on a racing bike with which...

Jeurys Familia isn’t helping his Mets case at all

MIAMI — Jeurys Familia received an ideal low-risk opportunity to regain the Mets’ trust Sunday, but flopped. The struggling reliever was summoned to protect a four-run lead in the seventh inning at Marlins Park and departed after retiring only...

Neymar "mocks" PSG before arriving in Paris

A hostile reception in Paris awaits Neymar today if he finally decides to go as promised to the headquarters of PSG. The Brazilian player conscientiously prepared an explosive arrival to the French capital after declaring during the presentation of...

Red Sox’s misfortune continues with extra-innings meltdown

BOSTON — Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Dodgers beat the Red Sox 7-4 Sunday night in another late-night showdown of last year’s pennant winners....

Motorcycles help, and much

There always comes a day when everything in the Tour is poisoned. The tensions begin to get out of control, the nerves and everyone begins to look at each other with suspicion. In those moments, maybe everyone should be...

NHL spotlight is on revamped Rangers, Islanders and Devils

It has been a tumultuous summer in the NHL, and so much of the action has centered around the New York area. The Devils and Rangers picked Nos. 1 and 2 in the draft, respectively, and by all accounts,...

The lives of Jacques Goddet

Mounted in his Jeep, dressed for a movie safari, played with his pith helmet, Saharan jacket, matching bermuda and wool stockings, Jacques Goddet drove the Tour with a megaphone. He ordered the platoon to stop to greet General de...

NYCFC coach freaks out over controversial loss to Red Bulls

Daniel Royer scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season in the Red Bulls’ 2-1 win over New York City FC at Red Bull Arena on Sunday in a game rocked by controversy. Royer scored from the penalty...

Doping? Please, we are soccer players

A study led by professor and cyclist technician Mikel Zabala reveals that among the millions of concerns that can lurk in the brain of a soccer player, doping may be the least. The Spanish soccer players confess openly that...

Inside Jeff McNeil’s insane Mets run: What fans don’t see

MIAMI — In the hitters’ meeting before the game, Jeff McNeil let his teammates know he was going to put them ahead, 1-0 Sunday against the Marlins. Mickey Callaway told McNeil, “I want to see an 11-pitch at-bat from...