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Kansas City Royals overcome Shohei Ohtani's 2 HRs, 8 RBIs to edge Los Angeles Angels

Kansas City Royals overcome Shohei Ohtani’s 2 HRs, 8 RBIs to edge Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani hit two three-run homers, including a dramatic tying drive in the bottom of the ninth inning. He drove in a career-high eight runs, the most by a Japanese-born player in major league history. And somehow, it still was not enough for his Los Angeles Angels to beat the Kansas City …

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Mike Brown introduced as Sacramento Kings coach, ready to embrace winning after lengthy playoff drought

Mike Brown introduced as Sacramento Kings coach, ready to embrace winning after lengthy playoff drought

A day removed from the Golden State Warriors’ championship parade in San Francisco, Mike Brown appeared 90 miles up Interstate 80 on Tuesday, reporting for duty as the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings. “I hope I don’t get in trouble for saying this,” Brown said as he sat next to Kings general manager …

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France rules against burkini swimwear for religious reasons

France rules against burkini swimwear for religious reasons

France’s top administrative court ruled Tuesday against allowing body-covering “burkini” swimwear in public pools for religious reasons, arguing that it violates the principle of government neutrality toward religion. While worn by only a small number of people in France, the head-to-ankle burkini draws intense political debate in the country. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin hailed the …

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Aaron Judge says he is looking forward to arbitration hearing with New York Yankees

Aaron Judge says he is looking forward to arbitration hearing with New York Yankees

9:18 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Aaron Judge intends to just “wear a nice suit” and “introduce myself and sit back” as a three-person arbitration panel debates whether the New York Yankees should pay their All-Star outfielder the $21 million salary …

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Biden mocks 'sensitive' Chevron CEO Michael Wirth in spat over gas price claims

Biden mocks ‘sensitive’ Chevron CEO Michael Wirth in spat over gas price claims

President Biden escalated a war of words with Chevron CEO Michael Wirth Tuesday after the country’s second-largest oil company rejected the president’s “political rhetoric” about high gas prices. “He’s mildly sensitive. I didn’t know they’d get their feelings hurt that quickly,” Biden said at the White House when a reporter asked about Wirth’s rebuttal. “We …

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Pope Francis' health, canceled trip fuel retirement rumors

Pope Francis’ health, canceled trip fuel retirement rumors

Pope Francis’ recent health struggles, worsening mobility issues and canceled events have fueled rumors that the head of the Catholic Church is about to follow his predecessor into early retirement. Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was elected to the papacy in March 2013, after Pope Benedict XVI stepped down at age 85, becoming the first …

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Mistake kept Brittney Griner from calling wife

Mistake kept Brittney Griner from calling wife

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that an “unfortunate mistake” prevented WNBA star Brittney Griner from calling her wife from a Russian jail over the weekend. Cherelle Griner said the Phoenix Mercury center attempted to call 11 times on Saturday — the couple’s fourth wedding anniversary — but the US embassy in Moscow, …

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski retiring from NFL for second time

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski retiring from NFL for second time

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski is again calling it a career. Gronkowski, 33, announced his retirement Tuesday via social media. “I want to thank the whole entire first class Buccaneers organization for an amazing ride, trusting me to come back to play and help build a championship team. I will now be going …

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