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Malik Zaire named Florida’s starting QB vs. Missouri

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida interim head coach Randy Shannon on Thursday named graduate transfer Malik Zaire as the Gators’ starting quarterback for their road game against Missouri on Saturday. “Malik is the starting quarterback for this upcoming game at Missouri,” Shannon said in a release. “This is his opportunity to …

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Score predictions: Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Gators (3-4, 3-3 SEC) face the Missouri Tigers (3-5, 0-4 SEC) in Columbia, Mo., Saturday. Kickoff is set for noon ET, and the game will be televised on ESPN2. For Florida, it’s the start of the Randy Shannon and Malik Zaire eras while attempting to …

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When LeBron Is Done, What Next for the Cavaliers?

Close The end doesn’t come suddenly. That would be too easy, too clean and too painless. One day you’re here, and the next you’re not—no. Sport may be a metaphor for death but death is mostly unlike sport, or the opposite way around. Even the noblest declines have a malingering …

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The Astros and A.J. Hinch won the World Series without a bullpen

The Indians had Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw, and Cody Allen. The Yankees had Chad Green, Aroldis Chapman, David Robertson, and Dellin Betances. The Red Sox could trot out Addison Reed, Craig Kimbrel, and even David Price. The Dodgers featured Kenley Jansen, Kenta Maeda, and what was presumably a cybernetically enhanced …

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The Astros’ World Series-clinching Game 7 win explained in 9 stats

The 2017 World Series is over, at last and abruptly. The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 7 on Wednesday night in Chavez Ravine to claim the first World Series championship in franchise history. After both teams tussled evenly through six mostly bonkers and thoroughly homertastic …

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149 MLB players are now free agents

Welcome to the Major League Baseball offseason. Now that the World Series is over, the hot stove season officially began with free agency. As of 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, 149 players became free agents per the collective bargaining agreement between owners and players. Among the players who are now …

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