He’s one of many Washington players who are struggling at the plate.

“I was extremely excited Game 2 of the NLDS when Bryce hit that homer and Zimm hit his homer,” Murphy said. “I lost my voice. I feel good, though, physically. Thanks for asking.” After finishing second in the NL with a .322 average during the regular season, Murphy is hitting .091 in the playoffs (1-for-11). […]

Severino, Judge help Yanks top Indians 7-3 to force Game 5

Luis Severino, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees are headed back to Cleveland for a decisive Game 5 — thanks to plenty of help from the Indians. Severino rebounded from his playoff debacle, Judge delivered a big hit and the Yankees took advantage of shoddy defense by Cleveland to beat the Indians 7-3 Monday […]

Sources: Jordan Brand ending Carmelo Anthony’s signature sneaker line

As Carmelo Anthony enters his 15th season in the NBA, his new Oklahoma City Thunder uniform won’t be the only change in his look. He also apparently won’t have a new Jordan signature sneaker to wear. “Next man up is the mentality we have to have,” coach Mike Yeo said after Carter Hutton made 16 […]

Red Sox beat Astros 10-3, avoid elimination in ALDS Game 3

Hanley Ramirez waved a “Believe in Boston” flag during pregame introductions, drawing cheers from a Fenway Park crowd fearful of a second straight postseason sweep. Then he gave the Red Sox exactly what they wished for: more October baseball. “I just tried to wake everybody up,” Ramirez said after delivering four hits and three RBI […]

Not helping the Chargers is the fact that they have been strange intruders in their temporary home.

With an 0-4 record this season, the team’s losing streak stands at nine after it dropped its final five games in San Diego last year. While the crosstown Rams look like factors in the NFC, the Chargers are already doomed to end a distant fourth in the AFC West. Their record indicates they’re as bad […]

Trubisky is a rookie who started just 13 college games.

My colleague Herm Edwards put this perfectly on SportsCenter on Friday, saying Glennon was “costing his team energy,” and my conversations with people in the Bears’ building back that up. This is a team that might not have brought high expectations into the season, but it believes it has played better than its record indicates. […]

Two key members of the Colts secondary did not practice Wednesday.

Jackson: “We used to run all trap coverages and blitz inside, and Sean was the over-the-top defender to the blitz side. He’d line up to the other side of the field and make it look like no one was over there trapping and the guy was wide open. It played right into what the gambler […]

Quarterback Marcus Mariota’s hamstring is the injury to watch this week

Prioleau: “The first thing I remember telling him when we got back to the locker room was, ‘Man, you just balled out.’ I told him, ‘I ain’t never seen anything like that. You are the best I’ve ever seen.’ Now, I’m just an average special-teams guy. He looked me dead in the eye and said, […]