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Recent articles by Benjamin:

Déjà Vu in Texas as Astros Pitchers Toss Two Immaculate Innings

Luis Garcia and Phil Maton each recorded a three-strikeout inning on nine pitches. That they accomplished the feat against the same three Rangers batters added some absurdity. → Read More

‘Yeah, That Happened.’ A Giants Player Is Slapped Over Fantasy Football.

Joc Pederson of the San Francisco Giants discussed an incident in which he was slapped by Reds outfielder Tommy Pham. The Giants said M.L.B. would investigate. → Read More

With a Change in Vaccine Mandate, Baseball Avoids the Issue for Now

An exemption allows unvaccinated Yankees and Mets players to play in home games, but the Yankees will still have to contend with unvaccinated players being barred from Canada. → Read More

Yankees Remake Infield by Trading Gary Sánchez

An All-Star catcher who had fallen on hard times, Sánchez is headed to Minnesota with Gio Urshela in a trade for Josh Donaldson, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a young catcher. → Read More

Brewers’ Combined No-Hitter Breaks Record for the Most in a Season

Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader dealt Cleveland its third no-hit loss of 2021. With nine no-hitters overall, baseball has broken the record for a season, which was set in 1884. → Read More

Complete or Incomplete?

Try to guess whether these N.F.L. receivers caught the ball or whether it fell incomplete. → Read More

What We Learned From Week 11 of the N.F.L. Season

Joe Burrow’s rookie season is over after a knee injury. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and the Colts outlasted the Packers. → Read More

NFL Week 4: Results and Highlights from Sunday's Games

Odell Beckham Jr. ran right past the Cowboys, Joe Burrow got his first career win and Tom Brady turned back the clock. → Read More

Live NFL Scores Tracker and Updates

Even as the league scrambles to deal with an outbreak among the Tennessee Titans and Cam Newton’s positive Covid-19 test delaying the Patriots-Chiefs matchup, football’s schedule rumbles on. → Read More

The Watchable Parts of Thursday’s Broncos-Jets Game

A sloppy contest between fairly woeful teams had a few moments of pure beauty. We focused on those and left out the rest. → Read More

NFL Week 3: Recap, Top Performers and Highlights

Fourth quarter leads were far from safe in a week where Green Bay, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Seattle and Chicago — yes, the Bears — improved to 3-0. → Read More

N.F.L. Week 3: Russell Wilson’s Five Touchdowns Beat Dallas

Wilson was under pressure all afternoon but found receiver Tyler Lockett for three of his five scores against Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. → Read More

NFL Week 2: Recap, Top Performers and Highlights From Sunday's Games

The Falcons collapsed as only the Falcons can, the Chargers nearly shocked the Chiefs, injuries were everywhere and the Ravens simply never lose (in the regular season). → Read More

Live NFL Scores Tracker and Updates

After last week’s upsets, some contenders are licking their wounds while last week’s Cinderellas are looking to dance again. → Read More

Week 2 NFL Recap: The Chargers Nearly Shocked Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs

Kansas City needed fourth-quarter heroics and a 58-yard field goal in overtime to push past rookie quarterback Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers. → Read More

‘Very Unhealthy’ Air Quality Forces M.L.B. to Reschedule Games

Smoke and haze from wildfires filled Seattle’s stadium on Monday. With air quality worsening on Tuesday, games between the Mariners and Giants were moved to San Francisco. → Read More

Keeping Score: A No-Hitter by Alec Mills Cannot Be Cheapened With an Asterisk

Fans can debate whether this season’s records count. But M.L.B.’s official historian insists this year’s achievements — including Alec Mills’s no-hitter on Sunday — are as real as any other. → Read More

N.F.L. Week 1: Recap, Highlights and Top Performers From Sunday's Games

Cam Newton looked terrific, Tom Brady looked fairly terrible, and there were upsets all over the place in a wild slate of games. → Read More

N.F.L. Week 1: Live Updates From Opening Sunday

The Saints won the Brees-Brady showdown; the Patriots won their first game with Cam Newton at quarterback; and the 49ers lost a tight battle with the Cardinals. → Read More

Punter With Arms ‘Like Logs’ Puts on a Show at the N.F.L. Combine

Arizona State’s Michael Turk, the only punter who participated, recorded 25 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press. → Read More