Wednesday's sports stories

Dan Primack
Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Nov 24, 2021 - Economy & Business

Scoop: Red Sox owner wants to buy an NBA team

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Fenway Sports Group wants to buy an NBA team once it's done acquiring the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: FSG is pioneering a new sort of corporate sports ownership, buying up marquee franchises in different geographic markets.

Preview: Buckeyes head to the state up north

Chris Olave #2 celebrates scoring a touchdown with C.J. Stroud against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights earlier this season. Stroud has emerged as a leading Heisman Trophy candidate. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Every Ohio State-Michigan football game is a huge deal, but this year the stakes are truly monumental.

Why it matters: A year after the pandemic canceled the 2020 rivalry game, this Saturday's contest in Ann Arbor will have major postseason implications for both schools.

Nov 23, 2021 - Sports

Qatar 2022: One year out

Photo: AFP via Getty Images

The World Cup is just under a year away, as Qatar 2022 kicks off on Nov. 21.

Why it matters: This will be the first World Cup held in the Middle East, and the last to feature 32 teams before expanding to 48 in 2026. It's also the first World Cup held outside May, June or July to avoid Qatar's searing summertime heat.

Move over Bears — Chicago is seeing red

DeMar DeRozan #11 and Zach LaVine #8 during a recent game against the 76ers in Philadelphia. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

After watching the Bears lose their 5th game in a row, it's hard to root for a team that is out of the playoff race by Thanksgiving. Lately, that distinction has been reserved for the Bulls.

  • But not this year.

Bucs, Brady dominate on Monday Night Football

Tom Brady breaks a tackle on a QB scramble on Monday. Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Buccaneers forced three turnovers and turned 307 Tom Brady passing yards into a big 30-10 win over the Giants on Monday Night Football.

  • The win snaps a two game losing streak and puts Brady over 3,000 yards passing on the season.