Could Call of Duty Be in Trouble?

For the past several years, Activision has been using a rotating trio of studios to ensure its massively successful Call of Duty franchise gets a new entry on an annual basis. Those studios are Treyarch (known for the Black Ops subseries), Infinity Ward (Modern Warfare) and Sledgehammer (the other ones). Call of Duty, despite always […]

How the Yankees could fill gaping CC Sabathia hole

BALTIMORE — CC Sabathia went on the 10-day injured list Thursday to take care of his inflamed right knee. That was a given following Wednesday night’s victory over the Orioles in which he earned the win, while working on the painful hinge. How the Yankees fill in the rotation with the veteran lefty on the […]

DH days jump-starting Yankees’ Luke Voit

BALTIMORE — Manager Aaron Boone used Luke Voit as the DH on Thursday for a second straight game and went with Kendrys Morales at first in back-to-back games. “Kind of a way to squeak some days [of rest] for him,’’ Boone said of Voit, who went 2-for-5 with a homer in the Yankees’ 6-5 win […]

Yankees’ big guns were needed after all

BALTIMORE — Considering they were a combined 10-for-26 with seven homers and 14 RBIs in the previous three wins over the Orioles, not seeing Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres in the starting lineup of the Yankees’ 6-5 win over the Orioles on Thursday was a mild surprise. Neither was hurt, but Sanchez caught Wednesday night […]

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket into low-Earth orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX, the private rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched the first batch of 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit on Thursday for Musk’s new Starlink internet service. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 10:30 p.m. local time, clearing […]

Brodie Van Wagenen’s boasts were mistake

Steve Phillips cringed when he heard it. That would be one of Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen’s boasts before the season started that his newly constructed team was the favorite to win the National League East. “It was like, ‘nooooo, don’t say that’ because I just know how this goes,” Phillips, the former Mets […]