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Yankees Bringing Back C.C. Sabathia for a Year, at a Discount C.C. Sabathia, 37, had an excellent season in 2017, with a 14-5 record and a 3.69 earned run average. On Soccer: Another Tough Test? Not for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola Coach Pep Guardiola giving directions to Sergio Agüero in Manchester City’s 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. City has a sizable lead in the Premier League and has faced all five of its notional rivals, dispatching each with some considerable style. N.F.L. Picks Week 15: Steelers and Patriots Battle for A.F.C. Superiority Antonio Brown has been dominant for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a win over New England on Sunday would bolster his case to be chosen as the N.F.L.’s most valuable player. On Pro Basketball: Live From New York, It Will Be a Struggling Carmelo Anthony Carmelo Anthony has long been one of the N.B.A.’s marquee players, but he is now hearing talk that he should be coming off the bench for Oklahoma City. FIFA in Hot Water Over Foam A referee sprayed the position of a free kick during a Ligue 1 soccer match in October in Guingamp, France.
Bars on the Windows, Laughter Between the Lines A father and his child inside Milan’s Opera prison. Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson Is Under Investigation Over Misconduct Accusations Jerry Richardson, a former N.F.L. player, has owned the Carolina Panthers since they entered the league in 1993. On Pro Basketball: An N.B.A. Team in Mexico City: How Realistic Is That? Fans at Mexico City Arena for the Nets-Thunder game last week. “We are ready now," Mexico City's mayor said about getting an N.B.A. franchise. "We are waiting for that announcement.” Mike Francesa Won’t Be ‘Back After This’ Mike Francesa on Wednesday during one of his last broadcasts with WFAN. His last show with the station is on Friday. Ex-Wife of Lorenzen Wright Charged With Murder in 2010 Death Lorenzen Wright, pictured in 2008 in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, played for five N.B.A. teams over 13 seasons.
Letters to the Editor Readers sound off on the latest headlines in sports. It Will Be Anthony vs. Knicks, but Maybe Not Anthony vs. Porzingis Kristaps Porzingis has been averaging 25.5 points a game for the Knicks this season. Ready for Liftoff: Juan Lagares Alters His Swing in Bid to Impress the Mets Juan Lagares has been a Gold Glove center fielder for the Mets, but in recent seasons, his hitting has held him back.