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New York Times Sports
Nov 24, 2020

Black Goalkeepers and Europe's Uneven Playing Field
Chelsea's recent match against Rennes in the Champions League was a rare meeting of Black goalkeepers on club soccer's biggest stage. The hard question is: Why?

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73
After promoting bands like Queen and the Sex Pistols, Mr. Hall became one of the most colorful agents in England's Premier League. He died of the coronavirus.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Mets' Steven Cohen Shows a Lighter Side on Twitter
Steven Cohen crafted an image as a secretive, and ruthless, billionaire. On social media he's showing an approachable side that couldn't feel less like his predecessors with the team.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

N.B.A. Players Meet With Pope Francis
The players and officials from their union were invited last week to discuss their campaign at the Vatican.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Banned for Five Years by FIFA
Ahmad Ahmad, the president of one of FIFA's six regional confederations, was accused of abusing his office, mishandling funds and trading in gifts.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Chiefs Beat Raiders on Sunday Night
Mahomes is the best because he is the most predictable. He knew the Chiefs were going to score and beat the Raiders.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

NFL Week 11: Joe Burrow's Season Is Over and More
Joe Burrow's rookie season is over after a knee injury. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and the Colts outlasted the Packers.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Ski patrollers shave their beards, and a tradition, to wear N95 masks.


New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

A Quarterback With N.F.L. Potential Pledges to an H.B.C.U., Joining a Trend
"I want to be a trendsetter," said Noah Bodden, who has announced he will play for Grambling State instead of for one of the wealthier, higher-profile teams at predominantly white colleges.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

To Wear Their Masks, the Beards (and a Tradition) Had to Go
Members of ski patrols nationwide are known for their beards, but many have shaved them to wear masks in the pandemic, causing good-natured angst.

New York Times Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Jets' Second-Half Push Falls Short Against Chargers
Los Angeles ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Jets, behind three touchdown passes by the rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.

New York Times Sports
Nov 22, 2020

The Ravens Looked to Bounce Back. Then Derrick Henry Showed Up.
Titans running back Derrick Henry's 29-yard touchdown run sealed a contentious overtime win over the Ravens, who have now lost three of their last four games.

New York Times Sports
Nov 22, 2020

NFL Week 11 Results: What We Learned
Joe Burrow's rookie season is over. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and Taysom Hill won his first career start at quarterback for New Orleans.

New York Times Sports
Nov 22, 2020

On Running While Black, With More Hope Than Before
As Black Lives Matter signs popped up in recent months, our columnist grew less wary of running in predominantly white neighborhoods. But is that optimism premature?

New York Times Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Dear Jets: There's Hope to Be Found in a Winless Season. Take It From Someone Who Knows.
For one thing, you are leading the race for the top draft pick. But seriously, even finishing at 0-16 can yield valuable resilience. So says Hue Jackson, who coached the winless 2017 Cleveland Browns.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

2020 N.B.A. Free Agency Updates: Trades and Signings
The Bucks are trying to satisfy Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Warriors are scrambling and the Rockets are dealing with two unhappy stars.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

Toronto Raptors Will Play Home Games in Florida Because of Pandemic
The Raptors will begin the season based out of Tampa, Fla., amid concerns about the coronavirus in Canada. The team's president suggested they could return at some point.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

When Sharks Turned Up at Their Beach, They Called in Drones
A goal of the SharkEye project is to one day produce automated "shark reports" for beachgoers to help them gauge levels of risk.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

On Soccer's Debt to Its Fans
Fans are there for the game when it needs us. But we expect the favor to be returned.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

As M.L.S. Playoffs Open, Black Players Press for Progress
In protests and meetings, Black players have pushed M.L.S. for better representation. Now, as the playoffs open, and with the league's help, they are focused on follow through.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

A Cal Football Player Opted Out Because of the Virus. Then Came the Tuition Bill.
A committee found that the athletic department broke an N.C.A.A. rule by revoking Henry Bazakas's summer scholarship. His fight to get it back showed the cutthroat side of college football.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

She Seemed Destined for Olympic Glory. Brain Injuries Ended That.
Ellie Furneaux looked like she was going to become Britain's next star in the sledding sport skeleton. But a series of concussions took a heavy toll.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Knicks Get ‘Must-See TV' Player in Obi Toppin
The Knicks selected Toppin, who is from Brooklyn, with the eighth overall pick in Wednesday's N.B.A. draft. Toppin said he models his game after Anthony Davis.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

M.L.S. Layoffs Cut League's Staff by 20 Percent
A combination of layoffs and the elimination of open positions is the latest sign of the coronavirus pandemic's punishing financial effect on sports.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

How to Run During the Winter
If you're forgoing the treadmill and want to keep logging miles, here's what you need to keep in mind.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Nancy Darsch, Champion Coach of Women's Basketball, Dies at 68
Darsch turned Ohio State into a power, helped two U.S. teams win Olympic gold and was one of the original coaches in the W.N.B.A., leading the New York Liberty.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Warriors' Klay Thompson Out for Season with Torn Achilles' Tendon
Thompson, a five-time All-Star, missed the 2019-20 season with a knee injury. He tore his Achilles' tendon during a pickup game Wednesday.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Swimming in a Bubble, Free From the Tyranny of Times
The pandemic disrupted the training of some of the world's best swimmers, but a new competition has offered a rare treat: a chance to ignore the ticking clock.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Despite Uncertainty, Tokyo Olympics Promoted as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel
Infection rates are rising in the United States and parts of Europe are back in lockdown. Yet the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, said the Games would take measures to go on.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Vermont's Ski Season, on the Brink
Just as winter was about to start, the state instituted a stricter quarantine and test requirement for visitors, and the snow-sports economy is bracing for the impact.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Organizers Promote Games as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel
Infection rates are rising in the United States and parts of Europe are back in lockdown. Yet the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, said the Games would take measures to go on.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

NFL Week 11 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread
Arizona and Seattle will battle for N.F.C. West supremacy on Thursday ahead of a weekend filled with interesting matchups.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Anthony Edwards Drafted No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves
James Wiseman went to the Golden State Warriors at No. 2, and the Charlotte Hornets picked LaMelo Ball at No. 3.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Robinson Cano's Second Failed Drug Test Discredits His Career
Robinson Cano has Hall of Fame-worthy statistics, but another positive drug test will cost him 162 games and turn his career into a farce.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

A New U.S. Law Would Target Doping's Enablers. International Watchdogs Don't Like It.
The Rodchenkov Act, awaiting President Trump's signature, would allow American law enforcement authorities to go after the people who facilitate doping. The World Anti-Doping Agency says it will cause confusion.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Robinson Cano Banned for 162 Games After Positive P.E.D. Test
The Mets' second baseman will miss the entire 2021 season after a positive test for a synthetic steroid — his second doping violation.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Africa's Top Soccer Official Faces New Ethics Investigation
The president of the Confederation of African Football, Ahmad Ahmad, and another top official face questions about revisions to a multimillion-dollar television deal.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Marc Stein on the Russell Westbrook Trade Market
The Houston Rockets' two stars want out, but the market for Westbrook is lukewarm and dependent on what happens with James Harden. Plus: the latest on LaMelo Ball and the N.B.A. draft.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Where Russell Westbrook Is Wanted
The Houston Rockets' two stars want out, but the market for Westbrook is lukewarm and dependent on what happens with James Harden. Plus: the latest on LaMelo Ball and the N.B.A. draft.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

‘Jetman' Who Flew Beside a Plane Dies While Training in Dubai
Vincent Reffet, a 36-year-old French stuntman, had also broken a record jumping from the world's tallest building.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Kim Ng, Baseball's First Female General Manager, Has Been Ready for Years
The pioneering baseball executive proved herself — over and over — for three decades. Several of her peers say they can't think of a more qualified first-time general manager.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Kim Ng: a Baseball First, at Last
The pioneering baseball executive proved herself — over and over — for three decades. Several of her peers say they can't think of a more qualified first-time general manager.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Wearing a Mask During Workouts Really Isn't So Bad
Two new studies found little downside to donning masks during vigorous exercise. And wearing a mask may do much good.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

1,000 Interviews to Pick No. 1: Inside the Timberwolves' N.B.A. Draft Prep
It has taken months of watching film, traveling the country and conducting interviews on video, but Minnesota is just about ready to make the first pick in the N.B.A. draft — or trade it away.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

The N.F.C. West Has Highlights and Stars. But Can it Contend?
DK Metcalf's chase-down. DeAndre Hopkins's catch. The division has produced some of the most memorable moments of the 2020 season, but there's no distinguishing among its logjam of 6-3 teams.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

Theo Epstein Leaves the Cubs, but Plans to Stick Around Baseball
After ending long championship droughts for Boston and Chicago, Epstein plans to take a year off. But the executive will be in demand when he chooses to return.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

The Chicago Bears Aren't Good or Bad. They're Mediocre.
The team's 5-1 start was something of an illusion, but even at 5-5, Chicago is not quite dead in the N.F.C. North.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

Russia Brings Emotion, and Allies, to Fight Over Doping Ban
The decision to uphold, or overturn, Russia's four-year ban could determine if antidoping officials can ever punish state-backed cheating programs.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

Russia Wield Emotion in Pressing to Overturn Doping Ban
The decision to uphold, or overturn, Russia's four-year ban could determine if antidoping officials can ever punish state-backed cheating programs.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

The N.B.A. Draft Steal ‘People Sort of Forgot'
Isaiah Stewart is ready to make his mark on the N.B.A. after a down season at Washington led many to overlook him. "I just have to remind them," Stewart said. "I have to wake them back up."

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

Bucks Plan Trade for Jrue Holiday in Bid to Keep Giannis
Holiday, the veteran New Orleans Pelicans guard, would be a key upgrade for Milwaukee as the Bucks await Giannis Antetokounmpo's decision on signing an extension.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Florida Lawyer Charged With Extorting N.F.L. Player in Robbery Case
William Dean was charged with trying to extort nearly $800,000 from former New York Giant DeAndre Baker in exchange for his clients' recanting allegations. On Monday, charges against Mr. Baker were dropped.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Lindy McDaniel, Ace Reliever for Mediocre Teams, Dies at 84
Over 21 seasons — including eight with the Cardinals and six with the Yankees — he was one of the game's most dependable closers but never made the postseason.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Phoenix Suns Agree to Trade for Chris Paul
The trade, which has not been finalized, would send Ricky Rubio and Kelly Oubre Jr. to Oklahoma City for Paul, the veteran point guard.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Kim Ng Introduced as General Manager of Miami Marlins
Major League Baseball's first female general manager said she had received an outpouring of support since her hiring was announced on Friday.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

N.C.A.A. to Host Men's Basketball Tournament in One City for 2021
The event, which is typically spread across the United States, could be held in its entirety in Indianapolis, organizers said.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Former Harvard Fencing Coach Peter Brand Accused of Taking Bribes
Prosecutors said a wealthy businessman, who is also charged, bribed the coach to help get his sons admitted to Harvard.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Mark Buehrle, Torii Hunter, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito Are Hall of Fame Finalists
Mark Buehrle, Torii Hunter, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito headline this year's list of first-time finalists for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Former Harvard Fencing Coach Charged With Bribery
The longtime coach is accused of taking $1.5 million to help the sons of a wealthy businessman get admitted to Harvard. The father is also charged.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Endless Subscribers: Pro Surfers Follow a New Path to Stardom
In the digital era, a carefully crafted persona has become more valuable than contest results.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Chris Nikic, You Are an Ironman. And Your Journey Is Remarkable.
Nikic, 21, became the first person with Down syndrome to conquer the grueling endurance race, offering lessons in perseverance and hope.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

While Training Continues, China's Prized Women's Hockey Players Are in Russia
With the 2022 Winter Games 15 months away, at a time teams would normally be paring their rosters, the North American imports aren't in the Beijing training bubble.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

What We Learned From Week 10 of the NFL Season
DeAndre Hopkins pulled down a catch that will live forever, Ronald Jones II ran Tampa Bay to victory and Ben Roethlisberger was no worse for the wear after a week of no practice.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

The 2020 Masters: Dustin Johnson Sets Scoring Record
Dustin Johnson won the Masters at 20 under, five strokes ahead of Australia's Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im of South Korea.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

Giants Make a Case to Win the Grim N.F.C. East
Daniel Jones threw accurate passes and had a 34-yard touchdown run as the Giants (3-7) moved a half-game back of Philadelphia in the once-grand division.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

Tiger Woods Faced Disaster at the Masters. He Stuck Through It Anyway.
After a horrific appearance at No. 12, the five-time Masters winner did not fade — even with no hope of another green jacket and almost no one around to watch.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

The 2020 Masters: Dustin Johnson Sets New Scoring Record
Dustin Johnson won the Masters at 20-under, five strokes ahead of Australia's Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im of South Korea.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

Masters Day 4 Scoring
Dustin Johnson leads the Masters at 20-under, five strokes ahead of Australia's Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im of South Korea.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

Dustin Johnson Wins 2020 Masters in Record Fashion
Johnson, the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, completed a historic win at 20-under, becoming the first player to reach that total at Augusta National.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

Masters Day 4: Live Updates and Leaderboard
Dustin Johnson leads the Masters at 17-under with Australia's Cameron Smith attempting to make up a two-stroke deficit.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

Lewis Hamilton Ties Schumacher's Seven Formula One Titles
Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher's championship record with a win at the Grand Prix of Turkey.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

What to Expect on Day 4 of the 2020 Masters
Dustin Johnson enters Sunday's final round with a four-stroke lead over the Masters field. In his career Johnson, has held the 54-hole lead in a major championship four times before and failed to win.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

Dustin Johnson Widens Masters Lead and Eyes Scoring Record
The No. 1-ranked golfer played in one lead-up event before the Masters after a positive coronavirus test felled him in October. Despite the rust, he leads the field by four strokes after three rounds.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

Paul Hornung, Midcentury Football's ‘Golden Boy,' Is Dead at 84
His dazzling play at Notre Dame, a Hall of Fame Career with the Green Bay Packers, matinee-idol looks and a playboy image made him a national celebrity in the '50s and '60s.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

Masters Mentorship Puts Tournament Rookies on Top
On Saturday, 14 first-timers made the rain-delayed cut, a Masters record. Many of them benefited from pretournament sessions with seasoned Masters veterans.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

Masters Day 3 Results
The world No. 1 Dustin Johnson's 65 on Saturday put him at 16-under for the tournament and tied Jordan Spieth's scoring record through 54 holes.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

Masters Day 3: Live Updates and Leaderboard
The cut line is set at even par and some of the youngest players are near the top of the standings. Then there's Bernhard Langer who, at 63, is the Masters oldest golfer to make it to the weekend.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

2020 Masters: Rory McIlroy Aims for Balance, and a Green Jacket
McIlroy, still seeking a Masters win for a career Grand Slam, struggled in the first round at Augusta National but rebounded in the second.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

What to Expect on Day 3 of the 2020 Masters
The cut is coming on Saturday morning, but some of the youngest players are near the top of the standings.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

The ATP Finals Say Goodbye to London
This is the final year the world's best tennis players will compete at the O2 arena before the tournament moves to Italy.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

The Next Generation of Men's Tennis Is Making Noise
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic still dominate, but the youngsters have arrived.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

Rory McIlroy Aims for Balance, and a Green Jacket
McIlroy, still seeking a Masters win for a career Grand Slam, struggled in the first round at Augusta National but rebounded in the second.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

Stefanos Tsitsipas Adds to His Story
He won the ATP Finals last year and wants to eventually be the first Greek player to win a major.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2020

A Lack of Fans at the Masters Strains Those Who Would Sell the Experience
Passes to the Masters are some of the most expensive tickets in sports. But with fans barred from Augusta National Golf Club and other venues this year, many resellers are under pressure.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

Bryson DeChambeau's Ball Search Pushes Him Out of Masters Hunt
After predictions that he would dominate Augusta National, DeChambeau had a meltdown on the third hole Friday that put him below the projected cut line with six holes of his second round left to finish on Saturday morning.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

Partial Owners of Washington's N.F.L. Team Seek Path in Court to Sell Their Stake
Three limited partners said in a federal court filing that Daniel Snyder, the team's majority owner, was trying to block the sale of their combined 40 percent stake for $900 million.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

Arsène Wenger and the Gift of Time
The former Arsenal manager is still consumed by soccer, and how it is played and taught. It is just that now, he does not have anything to distract him from the big questions.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

Miami Marlins Hire Kim Ng, Breaking a Baseball Gender Barrier
Ng has twice been an assistant general manager, but after 30 years in the game she will be the first woman to lead a major league front office.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

Paul Hornung, Midcentury Football's ‘Golden Boy', Is Dead at 84
His dazzling play at Notre Dame, a Hall of Fame Career with the Green Bay Packers, matinee-idol looks and a playboy image made him a national celebrity in the '50s and '60s.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

LaMelo Ball Is Already a Celebrity. He Might Be a Basketball Star, Too.
Famous before he could legally drive, Ball headlines a group of players who circumvented the N.C.A.A. on their way to the N.B.A. draft.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

Paul Hornung, Football's ‘Golden Boy' of the '60s, Is Dead at 84
His dazzling play at Notre Dame, a Hall of Fame Career with the Green Bay Packers, matinee-idol looks and a playboy image made him a national celebrity.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

Miami Marlins Hire Kim Ng as Baseball's First Female G.M.
Ng has twice been an assistant general manager, but after 30 years in the game she will be the first woman to lead a front office.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

The N.F.L. Has Prevented Coronavirus on the Field. Off It Is Another Matter.
As the virus surges around the country — and near team facilities — the league's efforts to complete the season on schedule will be severely tested.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

For USWNT Stars in Manchester, There Is Now Only Red and Blue
After Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis signed with Manchester City, Tobin Heath and Christen Press joined United. On Saturday, their crash course in a nascent women's rivalry will go to the next level.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

Tommy Heinsohn: The Loud, Biased, Lovable Celtic
Tommy Heinsohn, who died on Monday, was a resounding figure in Boston sports, known for his love of the Celtics and disdain for referees.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

For Aging Masters Champions, Pandemic Cannot Mute Augusta's Call
Despite the coronavirus crisis, many of the older men who won the Masters reunited at the tournament that helped make them famous. Some are even playing.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2020

What to Expect on Day 2 of the 2020 Masters
Thursday's rain delay means many players will have to scramble to finish the second round of the tournament, which Paul Casey leads at seven under par.

New York Times Sports
Nov 12, 2020

2020 Masters: Tiger Woods Is 3 Shots Off Paul Casey's Lead
Casey shot seven under par on Thursday, and Woods was four under, after rain delayed the start of tournament and left many golfers with unfinished rounds.

New York Times Sports
Nov 12, 2020

Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports and Stalls Spring Sports Over Coronavirus
The conference said it would not stage sports like basketball and hockey as coronavirus infections rise to record-breaking levels.

New York Times Sports
Nov 12, 2020

Jose Abreu and Freddie Freeman Win 2020 MVP Awards
The slugging first basemen have plenty in common, including thriving in M.L.B.'s pandemic-shortened season.

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