ON THIS DAY ONE BIG THING WHAT'S NEW

Sunday Column: One Big Thing, On This Day, What’s New In Sports

February 23, 2020 One Big Thing: Tyson Fury became a world champion once again Saturday, and he did it by outslugging the knockout artist. In one of boxing’s most anticipated rematches in years, Fury defeated Deontay Wilder via seventh-round TKO at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, capturing the WBC world heavyweight title in the […]

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National Football League News & Notes, Brees Staying With Saints, Brady Still Undecided

February 19, 2020 The New Orleans Saints quarterback and the NFL’s career passing leader will return for a 20th season after posting to Instagram on Tuesday that he will “make another run at it.” Drew Brees, who turned 41 in January, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent March 18, but he has made it clear for […]

ON THIS DAY ONE BIG THING WHAT'S NEW

One Big Thing, On This Day, What’s New In Sports 2/7/20

February 7, 2020 One Big Thing: The Houston Astros’ front office laid the groundwork for the team’s electronic sign-stealing ploys via a program dubbed “Codebreaker” that was introduced by an intern in the organization in September 2016. The Excel-based application designed to decode opposing catchers’ signs was used throughout the 2017 season and for part of […]

ON THIS DAY ONE BIG THING WHAT'S NEW

One Big Thing, On This Day, What's New In Sports 1/23/20

January 23, 2020 One Big Thing: Derek Jeter, the longtime New York Yankees captain, appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, falling just short of the record set last year when longtime Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection. Jeter’s 99.7 voting percentage moved above Ken […]