Look in the mirror, Sports America. We are not Red Smith. We are Stephen A. Smith. We are aroused by the scream and entertained by the shout. We are not inspired by reasoned discourse, nor much interested in cold fact. We are stimulated by hot takes. There was a seismic shake Wednesday about 20
1. ESPN Layoffs As expected, ESPN began laying of dozens of employees Wednesday, including a number of well-known reporters. Danny Kannel, Trent Dilfer, Jayson Stark and Ed Werder were among the approximately 100 employees who were let go. More layoffs are expected. 2. Budget As legislators continue
On a recent gray April morning, as he looked out at what was once the circus grounds on Barbour Street, Harry Lichtenbaum, 86, recalled how small and far away the fire seemed when it first broke out in the Ringling Bros. tent on July 6, 1944. "The memory of that day just comes flooding back to
Politics isn't working anymore at the state Capitol. What's needed is sober leadership to confront a serious budget deficit that isn't going to yield to deferrals and accounting tricks. That problem was put in bold relief Tuesday when the legislative committee charged with setting spending adjourned
David Oliger, owner of Newtown Power Equipment, welcomed President Donald Trump's tax reform plan Wednesday, particularly the proposal to reduce the 35 percent tax paid by corporations and many small businesses to 15 percent. "Corporate taxes kill me," said Oliger, who sees a renewed optimism among
Luis Severino pitched seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball and Aaron Judge celebrated his 25th birthday with a two-run homer and spectacular catch, carrying the surging New York Yankees to a 3-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night in the longtime rivals' first meeting this season.