C.C. Sabathia of Yankees Says It’s Time for a Windup to a Long Career

TAMPA, Fla. — C. C. Sabathia didn’t have to say much on Saturday as he formally announced that the 2019 baseball season would be his last. But in a sense, the announcement spoke for itself. “It’s time,” Sabathia, a 38-year-old left-hander, said during a news conference at the Yankees’ spring training complex that formalized a…

‘The Hooligans Were the Club’

MYSLENICE, Poland — The dark, uneven soil at Wisla Krakow’s training facility in this village 40 minutes south of Poland’s second largest city was frozen solid last month as a few hundred supporters trudged through the snow to greet Jakub Blaszczykowski. Blaszczykowski, a 33-year-old midfielder, has played in some of soccer’s biggest matches, including the…