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An Astros Ace Imposes His Will on a Potent Yankees Offense

Let me confess bias. I adore watching a dominant ace, one of those pitchers who in the flower of his power and guile imposes his will on a powerful adversary. So I sat to watch the Astros’ ace of aces, Gerrit Cole, take on the Yankees, and their fearsome, stuffed to the gills power lineup.…

L.S.U., Known for Defense, Riding Offense for Title Hopes

BATON ROUGE, La. — When the quarterback Joe Burrow visited Louisiana State in the spring of 2018 as he considered where to transfer from Ohio State, he came well prepared. His mother, Robin, met with an academic adviser to map out a graduate studies program, while Burrow visited with the Tigers coach, Ed Orgeron, and…

What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 6

The Jets, Cardinals and Redskins all won, the Chiefs lost a second consecutive game at home, and the backup quarterbacks for Carolina and New Orleans improved to a combined record of 8-0. Week 6 saw the Patriots and 49ers both stay undefeated, but it was filled with lots of surprises. Here’s what we learned: Lamar…