Zach writes about baseball, basketball, and other assorted topics.
Five Reasons the Book Behind ‘House of the Dragon’ is Even Harder to Adapt Than the Books Behind ‘Game of Thrones’
‘Thrones’ provided a blueprint for a series set in Westeros, but ‘Fire & Blood,’ the book ‘House of the Dragon’ is based on, is even more daunting to adapt than ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’
The Seven ‘Game of Thrones’ Episodes to Rewatch Before ‘House of the Dragon’
Before HBO’s epic prequel arrives, set the stage by revisiting several of the most relevant ‘Thrones’ episodes
Neither Age Nor Surgery Can Stop Justin Verlander
After undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing most of two seasons, the 39-year-old Astros ace looks like a Cy Young favorite again
Aaron Judge’s AL Home Run Record Chase Is Starting to Feel Real
It’s not too soon to get excited about the Yankee slugger’s odds of surpassing Ruth and Maris—and maybe sailing past 62
The Yankees and Astros Were Already the AL’s Top Teams—and They Just Got Better
After addressing their needs at the trade deadline, Houston and New York could be headed for another ALCS rematch
The Padres’ Juan Soto Trade Is a Historic Heist
In a blockbuster deadline deal with the Nationals, the Padres agreed to acquire the best young baseball player ever traded, plus Josh Bell—and they did it without paying that steep a price in prospects
Which MLB Contenders Have Roster Holes—and How Can They Fill Them at the Deadline?
With August 2 fast approaching, here are the best trade candidates at each position, and the teams that will be vying for their services
The 10 Biggest Story Lines in MLB’s Second Half
Can the Yankees challenge the single-season wins record? Will Juan Soto actually be traded? And are the Mariners set to snap the longest playoff drought in all of North American sports?
Five Things to Expect From ‘House of the Dragon’
HBO’s first ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel is still a month away, but a recent trailer and other features offer clues as to the show’s themes—and dragons
The Hawks Make a Big Bet That Dejounte Murray Can Put Them Back in the Title Mix
After a disappointing follow-up to its surprise run to the East finals, Atlanta agreed to send a robust package to the Spurs in the hopes that Murray can be the perfect complement to Trae Young