Oral history of David Bote’s epic walk-off grand slam

David Bote's airplane celebration while rounding the bases conjured memories of Sammy Sosa.  8:30 AM ET PITTSBURGH -- It'll be a night they'll tell their grandkids about, especially Chicago Cubs rookie David Bote. Last Sunday, on national television, Bote hit the only walk-off grand slam in baseball history in which...

The Enthusiast: In Praise of Karel Capek

Capek avoids all this by returning relentlessly to the newts, in all their hideous particularity. These are not dream-newts, or metaphor-newts. They are newt-newts. They stink, especially when their water needs changing. Their skin is oily. They get sick all the time. Image Capek’s books have an eerie resonance, a...

NBA superteam rankings: Who has the most star power?

7:03 AM ET Andre SnellingsESPN These days, only superteams need apply as NBA championship contenders. But what defines a superteam? Last year, Tom Haberstroh categorized superteams as having at least two established current stars as measured by All-NBA and All-Star nods. Here, I expand that definition to also include on-court...

Titans return: High time UConn-Tennessee rivalry resumes

The late Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma have won a combined 19 national championships -- and built the best rivalry in women's basketball.  Aug 14, 2018 Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984,...

Power Rankings: Rooney sends D.C. into a frenzy

1:48 AM ET Jason Davis 1. Atlanta United Record: 14W-6D-4LWeek 23 ranking: 1 There was no game on the weekend for Atlanta, and its margin at the top of the standings in both the Eastern Conference and Supporters Shield race is down to a single point over the Red Bulls....

Kourtney Kardashian Will Never Date Scott Disick Again

Kourtney Kardashian Color Me Happily Single ... Don't Even Ask about Scott EXCLUSIVE Kourtney Kardashian is ready to live up the single life again -- and has no interest in being tied down to another guy ... especially baby daddy Scott Disick. TMZ broke the story -- Kardashian split with...

That Decisive Moment: Turning Climate Crisis Into Sound: The Week in Classical Music

A simultaneously glacial and tumultuous abstract drama, it attempts to wrestle in sound with the paradox that is ours: A fundamental threat, climate change, whose progress is both undetectable and devastating. How, in other words, to capture the emotional landscape of our time? I loved her eloquent note in the...

Gender Letter: Rebel Women Are Coming to a Public Monument Near You

Gender Letter is a weekly take on news and culture. Tell me what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. Lessons on women’s history were sparse at best in my early eduction, but that didn’t stop me. I read voraciously on the subject and later took women’s studies classes throughout college. Yet recently...

Fiction: A Novel That Delves Into the Mind of a Famous Schizophrenic

PLAYTHINGSBy Alex Pheby249 pp. Biblioasis. Paper, $14.95. When a writer casts a historical figure as the subject of a novel, the intrepid reader may ask why an element of nonfiction is needed to create a work of fiction, and how that work of fiction may expand or complicate a biography....

Darren Till ready to ‘impose my will on Tyron Woodley’

Top UFC welterweight contender Darren Till defeated Stephen Thompson in May by decision.  5:39 AM ET Chamatkar SandhuESPN Darren Till is just a month away from perhaps becoming only the second UFC champion from England, and the chance was given to him against his own wishes. Till (17-0-1) defeated Stephen...