MLB spring training: 10 crucial position battles for contending teams, including Yankees, Mets and Dodgers

MLB spring training: 10 crucial position battles for contending teams, including Yankees, Mets and Dodgers

The 2021 Major League Baseball regular season is a little more than one month away. Teams around the league will use these next five weeks to evaluate their players and eventually finalize their roster. Spring training games don’t count, but they do matter. For many players, spring training is their best opportunity to win a […]

Martin Odegaard completes Arsenal loan, reveals boss Mikel Arteta was 'crucial' to persuading him on Gunners

Martin Odegaard completes Arsenal loan, reveals boss Mikel Arteta was ‘crucial’ to persuading him on Gunners

Martin Odegaard says Mikel Arteta played a crucial role in convincing him to make a loan switch from Real Madrid to Arsenal amid interest from several rival suitors. Odegaard was today unveiled as Arsenal’s new No.11, signing on loan until the end of the season from Real Madrid. The Gunners swooped into the race last […]

Presidency appears within Biden’s grasp as his lead widens in crucial battlegrounds.

Presidency appears within Biden’s grasp as his lead widens in crucial battlegrounds.

The outdoor stage was all set in Wilmington, Del., for Joseph R. Biden Jr. to come out and address the nation — presumably in a victory speech as the president-elect. There were banners and spotlights and people in cars ready to honk their approval for the next president and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris. […]

Susan Collins Wins in Maine, Denying Democrats a Crucial Senate Pickup

Susan Collins Wins in Maine, Denying Democrats a Crucial Senate Pickup

Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, claimed victory on Wednesday in her bid to secure a fifth term, beating back an avalanche of Democratic money and liberal anger in the most difficult race of her career to defeat Sara Gideon, a Democrat, and strengthen the party’s hold on the Senate. Her triumph, reported by The […]

Mark Kelly Defeats Martha McSally in Crucial Arizona Senate Race

Mark Kelly Defeats Martha McSally in Crucial Arizona Senate Race

Mark Kelly, an astronaut and retired Navy captain, toppled Senator Martha McSally, Republican of Arizona, early Wednesday, flipping a seat vital to Democrats’ effort to wrest control of the Senate. It was the second time that voters in the traditionally conservative state rejected Ms. McSally, who attached herself to President Trump to buoy her Senate […]

Poll Finds Voters in Two Crucial States Repelled by Trump’s Debate Behavior

Poll Finds Voters in Two Crucial States Repelled by Trump’s Debate Behavior

By overwhelming margins, voters in Pennsylvania and Florida were repelled by President Trump’s conduct in the first general election debate, according to New York Times/Siena College surveys, as Joseph R. Biden Jr. maintained a lead in the two largest battleground states. Over all, Mr. Biden led by seven percentage points, 49 percent to 42 percent, […]