Sam Darnold’s next challenge: Short week and ‘Star Wars blitzes’

Sam Darnold is cramming for a big test on Thursday night, and he'll likely be on the move a lot because of the Browns' blitz schemes.  12:39 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The clock started ticking at 4:06 p.m. Sunday. As he walked off the field after losing to...

Nonfiction: Clarity and Grace Shine Through the Darkness in Sally Field’s Memoir, ‘In Pieces’

In many ways, the same can be said for “In Pieces” itself, which serves as a kind of tribute to those women — her mother in particular — and others who would guide and protect Field throughout her turbulent childhood and an adulthood fraught by personal and professional upheaval. With...

Three Things to Watch This Week

Advertisement Sept. 17, 2018 Every Monday, the Times TV critic Margaret Lyons picks the best of what’s ahead before the weekend. Check back each week for more recommendations. I Want a Sultry Drama Image Michelle Dockery in “Good Behavior.”CreditBrownie Harris/TNT ‘Good Behavior’Where to watch: Now, on Hulu. Michelle Dockery of...

Graphic Content: Jules Feiffer Completes His Trilogy: A Song of American Deceptions

The finale of Jules Feiffer’s “Kill My Mother” trilogy, THE GHOST SCRIPT (Liveright, $26.95), plunges into the world of 1950s Hollywood and its infamous blacklist. Feiffer luxuriates in the ironies, as when an ostensibly banished female screenwriter goes undercover and looks for work: Behind facial hair and pseudonym, her bespectacled...

Good Bortles. Quitting at halftime! The NFL’s weird return to fun

9:18 AM ET The first two Sundays of the NFL season have been wildly entertaining. After an oft-frustrating 2017 season saw breakout stars Deshaun Watson and Carson Wentz suffer torn ACLs and future Hall of Famers Aaron Rodgers and J.J. Watt miss most of the campaign with injuries of their...

Week 2 winners and losers

9:09 AM ET As we do each week, we recap the week's winners and losers from a fantasy perspective, complete with applicable game and historical data. Here are our picks of the week's best and worst through Sunday's games. Winners PLAYER YEAR TEAM FPTS Ryan Fitzpatrick 2018 TB 72.3 Patrick...

OSU is the Big Ten’s best CFP hope after a bad Week 3

2:29 AM ET In the end, as many had expected, it didn't matter that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was suspended for the first three games -- at least as far as the Buckeyes' win-loss record is concerned. With its 40-28 win against No. 15 TCU in Arlington, Texas, on...

Breaking down the Las Vegas starting lineup

Denny Hamlin intends to start the Playoffs strong at Las Vegas. Looking for his first win of the season, he starts Sunday's race from 3rd.  11:07 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports LAS VEGAS --...

Herm Edwards is only getting started at Arizona State

9:00 AM ET Herm Edwards has cracked college football. He hasn't broken it -- yet? -- but this season's most unconventional new hire has Arizona State at 2-0 after last week's 16-13 win over the No. 15 Michigan State. Edwards outfoxed one of the country's best coaches in Mark Dantonio...

Frank Gehry’s Disney Hall Is Technodreaming

LOS ANGELES — Can a concert hall dream? The Los Angeles Philharmonic has a lot riding on the answer. On Sept. 27, with big-ticket donors watching expectantly from a parking lot across the street, Refik Anadol, a Turkish-American artist, plans to transform the billowing steel superstructure of the orchestra’s Walt...