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New York Times Sports
Dec 14, 2018

Another Very Good ‘Short' Quarterback Rises From Oklahoma
Kyler Murray won the Heisman. Mason Fine of North Texas is about to be college football's leading active passer. He's two inches shy of six feet.

New York Times Sports
Dec 14, 2018

Chargers Get Bold and Beat Chiefs on 2-Point Conversion
Philip Rivers found Mike Williams for a 2-point conversion with 4 seconds remaining to upset Kansas City at home.

New York Times Sports
Dec 13, 2018

Mets Bring Back Familia, This Time to Pitch the 8th Inning Instead of the 9th
Traded to Oakland last summer, Familia is coming right back to Queens for the 2019 season. Another top reliever, Boston's Joe Kelly, is going to the Dodgers.

New York Times Sports
Dec 13, 2018

Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnacion Involved in Three-Team Trade
Encarnacion goes to the rebuilding Seattle Mariners — for now — and Santana goes back to the Cleveland Indians in a deal that also involved Tampa Bay.

New York Times Sports
Dec 13, 2018

On Pro Hockey: Would Seattle Drink Coffee From Its Stanley Cup?
Just kidding. Our correspondent finds a hockey hotbed there and it already has in fact laid claim to a Stanley Cup. In 1917.

New York Times Sports
Dec 13, 2018

N.F.L. Week 15 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread
A week that could decide several playoff races is highlighted by Chargers-Chiefs, Cowboys-Colts and Bears-Packers.

New York Times Sports
Dec 13, 2018

N.F.L. Injury Analysis as Fast as You Can Say Ouch
David Chao, a former team doctor for the Chargers, has become a popular in-game analyst on Twitter from his couch. But is it responsible for him and others to diagnose from a distance?

New York Times Sports
Dec 13, 2018

Mets Re-Sign Reliever Jeurys Familia
Traded away to the A's over the summer, Familia comes right back to New York.

New York Times Sports
Dec 13, 2018

Five Russian Biathletes Accused by Austria of Doping
The authorities informed the accused at their hotel in Hochfilzen, where they are staying for this week's World Cup event.

New York Times Sports
Dec 13, 2018

Suicide, Quarterbacks and the Hilinski Family
Tyler Hilinski, a quarterback at Washington State, killed himself in January and was posthumously diagnosed with C.T.E. His brother is a star recruit at the same position. It's raw and complicated.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

In Off-Season of Restraint, Yankees Close In on J.A. Happ
He doesn't carry the wow factor of other options, but after a solid stint in the Bronx last season, Happ appears close to agreeing to a new contract.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Survive Late Comeback Try From Depleted 76ers
The Nets got their second win in three games against Philadelphia, which nearly completed a late rally despite playing without the injured Jimmy Butler.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

On Baseball: In the N.L. East, Slow Rebuilds Are Not in Vogue
Of the five teams in the division, only Miami is taking a pass on 2019, and beyond. Everyone else is trying to win now and it's refreshing to see.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

Justin Gimelstob's Career in Tennis in Doubt After Halloween Night Altercation
A coach of John Isner, an ATP board member and a Tennis Channel commentator, Gimelstob was charged with felony battery. He has pleaded not guilty.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

On Soccer: The Champions League Group Stage Is Over. So, What Did We Learn?
A familiar lineup of teams, from a familiar list of countries, found their way to the knockout stages, though not all of them were impressive along the way.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

Defending Kareem Hunt Inquiry, N.F.L. Says It Won't Pay for Video Evidence
The league doubled down on its policy of not paying for surveillance videos like the one that showed Hunt attacking a woman in a hotel in February.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

Justin Gimelstob's Career in Tennis in Doubt After Halloween Night Fight
A coach of John Isner, an ATP board member and a Tennis Channel commentator, Gimelstob was charged with felony battery. He has pleaded not guilty.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

Why N.B.A. Stars Are Trading In Their Nikes
An insurgency against the traditional basketball shoe powers is underfoot as companies like Puma, New Balance and Under Armour compete for a share of N.B.A. culture.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

Encounters: Wait Wait … for NPR Host Peter Sagal
Classic midlife crisis leads to obsessive running, a new book and a new marriage.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

Battling for the Denver Broncos, With Some Siblings in the Way
Beth Bowlen Wallace, Pat Bowlen's daughter, says she is ready to take control of his N.F.L. franchise. The ailing owner's trustees, who control the team, disagree.

New York Times Sports
Dec 12, 2018

United Nations Dispatch: Runners Extend U.N.'s Reach, One Sweaty Huff After Another
United Nations representatives dispense with hierarchical diplomacy during runs in Central Park. It's "a bit like going to the sauna — everyone is equal," said one from Finland.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

Soccer Match Set for Saudi Arabia Puts Its Organizers on the Defensive
Saudi Arabia's role in the killing of a journalist is creating uncomfortable dynamics for sports officials eager to feed the kingdom's growing appetite for sports events.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

Baseball Roundup: Winter Meetings: Red Sox Won't Cut Payroll but Will Move Mookie Betts (to No. 2)
Reports that Boston was trying to trade some high-priced players were dismissed, and the team said Andrew Benintendi would replace Betts at leadoff.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

On Baseball: For Brodie Van Wagenen, Everything Is on the Table in Vegas
The Mets' hyperactive new general manager has helped kicked the rumor mill into high gear during his first trip to baseball's annual Winter Meetings this week.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

Senator Asks F.B.I. to Investigate U.S.O.C. and U.S.A. Gymnastics
Senator Richard Blumenthal's request came a day after a report that examined who knew what, and when, in the Larry Nassar scandal.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

Baseball Roundup: Winter Meetings: Red Sox Say They Aren't Looking to Cut a Champion's Payroll
Dave Dombrowski, team president, dismissed reports that Boston was trying to trade some high-priced players. Also, Toronto released Troy Tulowitzki.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

On Soccer: Steady Amid Another Anfield Storm, Liverpool Advances in Champions League
Cool rather than chaotic, Liverpool beat Napoli by 1-0 to claim its place in the knockout round of Europe's most exclusive club competition.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

Flurry of Coaching Changes Adds to Upheaval in Women's Tennis
Many top players, including Venus Williams and Simona Halep, have changed their coaching arrangements as they prepare for the 2019 season.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

This Is the Most Important Week of the N.F.L. Season. Here's Why.
The Patriots, Steelers, Cowboys, Colts, Chargers, Chiefs, Dolphins and Vikings play games with huge playoff implications this week.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

Flurry of Coaching Changes Add to Upheaval in Women's Tennis
Many top players, including Venus Williams and Simona Halep, have changed their coaching arrangements as they prepare for the 2019 season.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

Thai Court Holds Bahraini Soccer Star Who Escaped Persecution
The Bahraini man, Hakeem al-Araibi, had been granted refugee status in Australia, but was detained in Thailand after a request from his home country to extradite him.

New York Times Sports
Dec 11, 2018

Ada Hegerberg Would Prefer to Talk About Soccer
The best women's soccer player in the world discusses her career, her crowning achievement and the controversy that overshadowed her big moment.

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

N.H.L. Roundup: Steven Stamkos Has 3 Goals and Milestone as Lightning Top Rangers
Stamkos became the first player from the 2008 draft to reach 700 points as Tampa Bay won its seventh in a row, 6-3. The Penguins beat the Islanders in a shootout, 2-1, at Nassau Coliseum.

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

Brian Cashman Says Yankees Want No Part of the Bryce Harper Sweepstakes
In a rejection of the strategies of George Steinbrenner, the Yankees do not feel inclined to add another outfielder just because one of superstar caliber is on the market.

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

Stephen Curry Doubts Moon Landings. NASA Offers to Show Him the Rocks.
The space agency invited the Golden State star to visit the Johnson Space Center, "perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets."

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

Top U.S.O.C. Officials Failed to Act on Nassar Allegations, Report Says
A 233-page independent investigation detailed a lack of action by two top United States Olympic Committee officials. One, Alan Ashley, was fired on Monday.

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

On Baseball: Harold Baines and the Election That Could Change Cooperstown
Baines was elected by a committee designed to take another look at modern players. His election could be good for other former stars on the outside looking in.

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

The Sabres Are Restoring Hope in Buffalo, but for How Long?
A 10-game winning streak was followed by a five-game skid as Coach Phil Housley tries to change the team's culture.

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

On Pro Basketball: If Jim Boylen Doesn't Soften on Bulls, Expect Another Change in Chicago
Boylen who replaced the fired Fred Hoiberg, has taken an old-school, hard-edge approach to coaching the young Bulls. It isn't working.

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

No, Mark Sanchez Was Not the Answer for the Redskins' Quarterback Problem
Sanchez has not been good for Washington, putting up an adjusted yards per pass figure of 0.09, barely better than simply kneeling with the ball every play.

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

N.F.L. Week 14 Was Wild. Here's What We Learned.
No contender was safe on Sunday with several close games, a few major upsets, and a highlight-reel touchdown catch by an offensive lineman.

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

The Original Ronaldo Adjusts to the Owner's Box
Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima remains an idol to some of the game's current superstars. Now he is setting up the model for a post-career life.

New York Times Sports
Dec 10, 2018

What We Learned in (Wild) N.F.L. Week 14
No contender was safe on Sunday with several close games, a few major upsets, and a highlight-reel touchdown catch by an offensive lineman.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

Ducks 6, Devils 5 | Shootout: Devils Score 5 Goals. They Also Score 3 for the Ducks.
Bounces off Devils players aided Anaheim in regulation. In the shootout, John Gibson, replacing the injured Ryan Miller, stopped Kyle Palmieri, who had two goals.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

Bears Humble Rams With Defense (and a Highly Unlikely Touchdown)
The lone touchdown on Sunday night came from Bradley Sowell, an offensive tackle, in a game that proved a great defense can beat a great offense.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

Lee Smith and Harold Baines Tapped for Hall of Fame
The Cubs' longtime closer and the White Sox' longtime designated hitter were elected by the Hall's Today's Game Era committee.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

Hornets 119, Knicks 107: Kemba Walker Comes Home to Lead the Hornets Past the Knicks
Walker, a native New Yorker, had 25 points for Charlotte. Kevin Knox scored 26 for the Knicks, who have lost four in a row.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

Cowboys 29, Eagles 23 | Overtime: Amari Cooper Lifts Cowboys Over Eagles for Fifth Straight Victory
The receiver, whose midseason trade to Dallas was criticized at the time, caught three touchdown passes, including the winner off a tip in overtime.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

On Pro Football: Patriots Were One Step From the Top. Then the Unthinkable Happened.
The Patriots were winning. The Chiefs were losing. A miracle play turned it all upside down.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

On Soccer: In a Transplanted Final, Even the Copa Libertadores Is Sanitized
The game, moved from Argentina after fan violence forced a postponement, retained its drama but not all the color of a true South American championship.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

Chiefs Survive Scare by Ravens to Win in Overtime
Baltimore, behind a strong running game, pushed Kansas City into overtime. But as he has done all season, Mahomes willed the Chiefs to victory.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

Ravens Scare Chiefs, but Patrick Mahomes Saves the Day
Baltimore, behind a strong running game, pushed Kansas City into overtime. But as he has done all season, Mahomes willed the Chiefs to victory.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

Giants 40, Redskins 16: Giants Rout Redskins as Saquon Barkley Rolls to 1,000 Yards
Barkley rushed for 170 yards and a 78-yard touchdown, becoming the first Giants rookie to break 1,000 yards for a season. Mark Sanchez struggled as the Redskins lost their fourth in a row.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

Dolphins Shock Patriots With a Miracle in Miami
On the last play of the game, the Dolphins used multiple laterals to find an opening and score the game-winning touchdown.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

Jets 27, Bills 23: In Battle of Rookies, Sam Darnold Leads Jets Past Josh Allen and Bills
Darnold, who had missed three games, directed his first N.F.L. game-winning drive to help the Jets end their six-game losing streak.

New York Times Sports
Dec 09, 2018

N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Top Knicks for 2nd Straight Win; Celtics Crush Bulls in Record-Setting Rout
The Nets, coming off an emotional overtime win over Toronto on Friday, beat the Knicks 112-104. Boston had the largest margin of victory in franchise history.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

N.H.L. Roundup: Islanders Rally Behind a Teammate, and Then Past the Red Wings
The Islanders, fighting mad about a hit on Anders Lee, came back from two goals down to win, 3-2. The Rangers beat the Panthers, 5-4, in a shootout.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Win 2nd Straight; Celtics Crush Bulls in Historic Rout
The Nets were coming off an emotional overtime win over Toronto on Friday.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

Nets 112, Knicks 104: Nets Win 2nd Straight While Knicks Continue Slide
The Nets were coming off an emotional overtime win over Toronto on Friday.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

Atlanta United Wins M.L.S. Cup. Now Comes the Hard Part.
In only its second season, the team captured a championship Saturday night. But its coach and some of its best players could soon be gone.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

N.H.L. Roundup: Islanders Rally From 2-Goal Deficit to Defeat Red Wings
Matt Martin scored the winner in a 3-2 victory. The Rangers beat the Panthers, 5-4, in a shootout.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

Kyler Murray Wins Heisman Trophy, and Will Face the Runner-Up
Murray, the second Oklahoma quarterback in two years to win, beat out Tua Tagovailoa, who will lead Alabama against the Sooners in the College Football Playoff semifinals.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

College football roundup: Army Beats Navy Again, Putting Yet More Bounce in Its Step
With President Trump on hand, the No. 22 Black Knights prevailed, 17-10. It was their third consecutive win in the series, after 14 straight losses to Navy.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

On Soccer: Hold the Coronation: Manchester City Is No Longer Unbeaten
A 2-0 loss to Chelsea actually puts Liverpool atop the Premier League, at least for the moment. And perhaps there will be a real battle for the title.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

U.S. Draws Sweden, Thailand and Chile at 2019 Women's World Cup
The Americans, seeking their second straight World Cup title and fourth over all, will open the tournament against Thailand on June 11 in Reims.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

Sporting: The Tao of Gravity
All martial arts are a quest for beauty and transcendence. I found those not in doing karate but rather having karate done to me.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

In Buenos Aires, a Final Is Gone, and So Is Some of Its Fire
The rescheduled Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played Sunday in Madrid. For the fans left behind in Argentina, that stings.

New York Times Sports
Dec 08, 2018

Atlanta United Was an Instant Success. Now Comes the Hard Part.
In only its second season, the team will play for the M.L.S. Cup tonight. Whatever happens, its coach and some of its best players will be gone.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

Luis Valbuena and José Castillo Are Killed in a Car Crash
Valbuena and Castillo, former major league players who were playing for a winter league team in their native Venezuela, died Thursday night in a car accident in Yaracuy.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

Nets 106, Raptors 105 | OT: Nets End 8-Game Skid With Win Over Raptors
D'Angelo Russell scored 29 points in the game and made all but one of the Nets' baskets in overtime.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

New Format for Basketball's World Cup Has Very Good Players Feeling Very Frustrated
A format change means N.B.A. players like Slovenia's Luka Doncic are unable to participate in most of the qualifying games, likely costing their countries a slot.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

The N.F.L. Questioned Kareem Hunt, But Not About Cleveland
A start-and-stop investigation, and then an interview with Kareem Hunt, but nothing about violence against a college student.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

You Again? Yankees Open Exhibition Schedule Against the Champion Red Sox
The Red Sox kept celebrating at Yankee Stadium last season on their way to a championship. Now the Yankees can watch Boston have some fun again — on Feb. 23.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

For M.L.S., Atlanta-Portland Final Is a Perfect Fit for Its Stage
The game is a dream matchup for Major League Soccer: two of its model franchises meeting for the title before a crowd expected to exceed 70,000.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

On Baseball: The Mets' New G.M. Prefers Boldness to Bargains. Now Comes His Big Chance.
Not long ago, Brodie Van Wagenen was an agent, grumbling about a lack of offers for free agents. Now he is a general manager, maybe ready to do some gambling.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

2019 Women's World Cup Draw: a Primer
The United States women's national team and the rest of the field will learn their first three opponents at Saturday's draw in Paris.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

A Quarterback Will Win the Heisman. But Which One?
Here is how Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa stack up, along with Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

The Knee's Better. Deshaun Watson's Better. And the Texans Are Better.
A torn A.C.L. ended DeShaun Watson's rookie season after seven games. Now he's back and, with a few tweaks to his game, he has led the Texans to nine straight wins.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

The Heisman Vote is Filled With Homers
Heisman voters may think they are not biased toward players from their own regions. The numbers say they are.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

Luis Valbuena and José Castillo Are Killed in Car Crash
Valbuena and Castillo, former M.L.B. players who were playing for a winter league team in their native Venezuela, died Thursday in a car accident in Yaracuy.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

At Ease: An Old Army-Navy Score Has Been Settled
In 1964, an Army cadet made a wager with a Navy midshipman about the outcome of the annual game. But the bet was never paid off. Until now.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

Beauty Generation to Defend His Hong Kong Title
The gelding won last year and continues to improve. He is now the darling of the Hong Kong racing industry, and all eyes will be on him on Sunday.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

The Impact of the Hong Kong International Races
Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the Hong Kong Jockey Club's chief executive, discusses the success of the marquee event of its racing season.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo Are Killed in Car Crash
Valbuena and Castillo, former M.L.B. players who were playing for a winter league team in their native Venezuela, died Thursday in a car accident in Yaracuy.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

Derrick Henry's 99-Yard Touchdown Highlights Record-Setting Day
The Tennessee Titans running back had topped 200 rushing yards and four touchdowns in just three quarters, and he tied Tony Dorsett's record for longest touchdown run.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2018

V.A.R. at the Women's World Cup? FIFA Still Won't Say
After hailing the performance of video-assistant review technology at the men's World Cup, FIFA still won't commit to having it for the women's event next year.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

Derrick Henry's 99-Yard Touchdown Ties an N.F.L. Record
The Tennessee Titans running back had topped 200 rushing yards and four touchdowns in just three quarters, and he tied Tony Dorsett's record for longest touchdown run.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

Celtics 128, Knicks 100: Celtics Get Revenge With Easy Win Over the Knicks
Boston won its fourth straight, avenging a home loss in November, while the Knicks have now lost four of their last five games.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

Times Insider: Drive, Hike, Wait, Repeat. What Could Be So Hard About Photographing a 200-Mile Ultramarathon?
After careening over rocks and slaloming through pines to keep up, I had to refine my strategy.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

On College Football: The Beginning Was a Blur; the Ending May Be Unforgettable
Kenneth Brinson, a senior linebacker at Army, and his teammates were 2-10 as freshmen. With a win over Navy, they can close their senior season at 10-2.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

On College Football: The Beginning Was a Blur, the Ending May be Unforgettable
Kenneth Brinson, a senior linebacker at Army, and his teammates were 2-10 as freshmen. With a win over Navy, they can close their senior season at 10-2.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

Deontay Wilder, Over Steak and Fries, Relives His Biggest Fight
Wilder, the heavyweight champion who fought to a draw with Tyson Fury on Saturday, watched a replay of the fight with a group of reporters.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

Knicks Owner James Dolan Fined for Violating F.T.C. Rules
He failed to tell government agencies of his acquisition of additional voting securities in the Madison Square Garden Company, the government says.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

How I Got the Shots: Drive, Hike, Wait, Repeat. What Could Be So Hard About Photographing a 200-Mile Ultramarathon?
After careening over rocks and slaloming through pines to keep up, I had to refine my strategy.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

Allegation of a Doping Cover-Up by Agents Exposes a Hole in Baseball's Authority
A dispute involving two prominent agents has been a source of deep frustration for Major League Baseball, which sees the players' union as unwilling to police them.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

U.S. Soccer Team Maps Out Six-Month Schedule Ahead of Women's World Cup
The team will also learn its first three World Cup opponents when the draw for the tournament takes place in Paris on Saturday.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

Soccer Player's Plea: ‘I Am Afraid if I Go to Bahrain, I Will Be Tortured Again'
Bahrain wants Hakeem al-Araibi extradited from Thailand. The case is seen as a test of how well the international soccer can protect its players.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

N.F.L. Week 14 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread
The Bears will try to spoil the Rams' fun, the Ravens will try to run over the Chiefs, and the Colts will try to end the Texans' winning streak.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

Christmas Music, Twizzlers and Long Walks: The N.F.L.'s Obsession With Superstition
Players (and officials) still cling to the pregame rituals they think will bring them success on the field.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2018

Kevin Durant Says Environment Around LeBron James Is ‘Toxic'
Durant says media attention and the way James controls a game are reasons other players stay away.

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