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Sep 18, 2019

Giancarlo Stanton Returns, Giving the Yankees Relief After a Long Absence
With a division title close, Stanton was back in the lineup on Wednesday for the first time since he hurt his right knee on June 25.

New York Times Sports
Sep 18, 2019

The Everest Climber Whose Traffic Jam Photo Went Viral
Nirmal Purja snapped the photograph of an overcrowded Mount Everest summit while on a quest to climb the 14 tallest mountains in the world in record time.

New York Times Sports
Sep 18, 2019

In Rewritten Recipe, P.S.G. Grinds and Real Madrid Crumbles
Two Champions League fixtures part ways for a night. Only one seems to know where it's going.

New York Times Sports
Sep 18, 2019

Felipe Vazquez Admitted to Sex Acts With a 13-Year-Old, Police Say
The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, who was arrested on Tuesday, said he drove to the house of the girl in 2017 and engaged in sexual activity in his car, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

New York Times Sports
Sep 18, 2019

The Patriots and Cowboys Are Huge Favorites. Bettors Are Taking Them Anyway.
If you want to bet on New England or Dallas, they have to win by more than three touchdowns for you to get paid.

New York Times Sports
Sep 18, 2019

Hong Kong Unrest Leads to Cancellation of Horse Races at Iconic Track
The popular horse races — which draw a mix of Cantonese bettors and beer-swilling expats — had until now been largely unhurt by the unrest roiling the city.

New York Times Sports
Sep 18, 2019

Francesco Molinari Talks Golf, Pressure and Even Some Soccer
The Italian golfer discusses just beating Rory McIlroy last year and the art of defensive golf.

New York Times Sports
Sep 18, 2019

A New Date Brings New Faces to the BMW PGA Championship
The event was moved from May to September, which is allowing more top players to attend.

New York Times Sports
Sep 18, 2019

Club Members, Step Aside: Tournaments Playing Through
Holding a major event brings a golf club prestige but major disruptions, too.

New York Times Sports
Sep 18, 2019

Stroman's Strong Outing Keys Mets' 6-1 Win Over Rockies
Marcus Stroman provided a boost to the New York Mets' flickering playoff hopes.

New York Times Sports
Sep 18, 2019

The Clock Turns Back to 1983 as a Yastrzemski Homers at Fenway
Boston fans were left with a conundrum: Do you cheer for an opposing player if his grandfather is Carl Yastrzemski?

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Severino Makes a Strong Return to the Yankees, but Betances Is Hurt Again
After fighting injuries throughout the season, Luis Severino made his first appearance of 2019 and looked every bit the ace. Then came news of an injury to Dellin Betances.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Luis Severino Makes a Strong Return to the Yankees
After fighting injuries for most of the season, Severino made his first appearance of 2019. Over four scoreless innings he looked every bit the ace.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Felipe Vazquez of the Pirates Is Arrested on Child Sex Charges
Vazquez, 28, who was arrested on Tuesday in Pittsburgh, reportedly had a "sexual relationship" with a 13-year-old in Florida.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Eli Manning Takes a Seat After Years as the Giants' Great Catch
For Daniel Jones and the franchise, there are lessons to be taken from Manning's arrival 15 years ago and his development into a Super Bowl M.V.P.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

The N.F.L. Experiments With Letting All the Quarterbacks Play
Six teams will start a quarterback this week who was a backup in training camp. But no team outdoes the Jets, who will be on their third starter in three weeks.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

For Barcelona, a Valuable Point and a Worrying Sign
Barcelona's dependence on Lionel Messi is its greatest strength. Its continued reliance on him is starting to feel like a weakness.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Giants Name Daniel Jones the Starter, Sending Eli Manning to the Bench
The team's coach, Pat Shurmur, informed both quarterbacks of the decision on Tuesday.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Felipe Vazquez of the Pirates Is Arrested on Child Solicitation Charges
Vazquez, 28, who was arrested on Tuesday in Pittsburgh, reportedly had a "sexual relationship" with a 13-year-old in Florida.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Pirates Pitcher Felipe Vazquez Is Accused of Child Sex Crimes
Vázquez, 28, who was arrested on Tuesday, reportedly had a "sexual relationship" with a 13-year-old in Florida.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Eli Manning Benched as Giants Name Daniel Jones the Starter
The team's coach, Pat Shurmur, informed both quarterbacks of the decision on Tuesday.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

How Long Has Roller-Skating Been ‘a New York Thing'? Take a Look
The pastime has long been a part of New York life and continues to thrive. But it will be remembered most for its popularity during the disco era.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

A Look at the Teams in the Rugby World Cup
Most experts make New Zealand a heavy favorite to secure a third straight World Cup title, but there are formidable challengers.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Rugby Underdogs Again, the U.S. Team Hopes to Turn a Corner
The Americans head to the World Cup in Japan trying to hold their own in the Group of Death.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Rugby Referee Creates a Buzz While Keeping the Peace
Nigel Owens is the rare official who, at any given match, could have more renown than some of the players on the field.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

What Makes the All Blacks So Indomitable? It's in Their DNA.
New Zealand's pride for its team reflects generations of history and tradition, going back to 1903.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Wallabies Promise Unpredictability at the Rugby World Cup After Embracing Tumult
Social media scandals, years of hard losses and near-wins have toughened the Australian side as it heads to Japan.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Rugby Is a Sport for Big Guys, and the Shorties
During the Rugby World Cup, the smallest players can maneuver around tight spaces and "be quite pesky," getting into places the large players cannot.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Can the N.F.L. Turn a 360-Pound Rugby Player Into a Football Star?
Jordan Mailata had barely played football before the Eagles drafted him last year. Now he has to prove himself in one of the sport's most technically demanding positions

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Luis Severino Returns, but the Yankees' Slew of Injuries Remains a Mystery
All season, the Yankees' injury situation has been a series of steps forward followed by steps backward, and this week — which has seen Severino and Dellin Betances return — is no different.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Odell Beckham Jr., in Win Over Jets, Reminds MetLife What He Can Do
Cleveland's star wide receiver, returning to his former home field, dominated as the Jets lost another quarterback.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Red Bull Salzburg Gets Its Wings
The Champions League has brought the perennial Austrian champion nothing but pain. This year, just reaching the group stage is a pleasure. But it's also vindication for a vision.

New York Times Sports
Sep 17, 2019

Russian Athletes Set to Remain ‘Neutral' at Track Championships
They will compete at the world track and field championships this month, but fallout from the 2015 scandal lingers.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

Odell Beckham Jr. Reminds MetLife What He Can Do in Win Over Jets
Cleveland's star wide receiver, returning to his former home field, dominated as the Jets lost another quarterback.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

Trump Gives Medal to Another Sports Legend Who Likes Him: Mariano Rivera
Mr. Trump bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Mariano Rivera, widely considered the best relief pitcher in baseball history.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

Trump Goes to the Bullpen in Awarding His Latest Presidential Medal of Freedom
Mr. Trump bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Mariano Rivera, a member of five Yankees championship teams who is widely considered the best relief pitcher in baseball history.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

New Yorkers and Their Skates, From Discos to Commutes
Roller-skating has long been a part of New York life and continues to thrive. But it will be remembered most for its popularity during the disco era.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

Mike Stefanik, Ex-NASCAR Champion, Dies in Plane Crash
Mr. Stefanik, a driver who set records on the Whelen Modified Tour, was piloting a single-engine plane when it crashed in Connecticut.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

Roethlisberger and Brees Injuries Deal Blows to Two Playoff Hopefuls
The reliably formidable quarterbacks will both miss time to undergo surgeries for injuries sustained on Sunday.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years'
Warming waters and a series of dams are making the grueling migration of the Chinook salmon even more deadly — and threatening dozens of other species.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

Drew Brees' Injury and Another Bad Call Add to Saints' Pain
A second-quarter touchdown was called back, and New Orleans struggled to score with its quarterback out with a hand injury.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

Colin Kaepernick ‘Dream Crazy' Ad Wins Nike an Emmy
The spot surprised the public, revealing that Nike extended its contract with the quarterback known for protesting social issues. Still, it's unclear how much more there is to the partnership.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

FIFA and Premier League Document Saudi Link in BeIN Piracy Fight
A report financed by FIFA, two of its confederations and several top European leagues traced the signal of a large-scale piracy operation. Stopping its broadcasts has proved far more difficult.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

Mets on Fire? It Might Be the Bullpen Torching the Lead
Hopes get raised, and then the starter was pulled. In walked the bullpen arsonists.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

For the Mets, the Playoffs Still Seem Just Out of Reach
Hopes get raised, and then the starter was pulled. In walked the bullpen arsonists.

New York Times Sports
Sep 16, 2019

What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 2
The Rams (and the refs) beat the Saints, the Patriots, Cowboys and Chiefs romped, and a few young quarterbacks continued to prove their doubters wrong.

New York Times Sports
Sep 15, 2019

More Pain for Saints: Another Officiating Error and an Injury to Drew Brees
A second-quarter touchdown was called back, and New Orleans struggled to score with its quarterback out with a hand injury.

New York Times Sports
Sep 15, 2019

Antonio Brown's Patriots Debut Is Business as Usual
The wide receiver caught a touchdown pass in a run-of-the-mill rout of the Miami Dolphins.

New York Times Sports
Sep 15, 2019

Toronto Raptors Introduce Branded Hijabs
The hijabs were inspired by a group based in Toronto that promotes Muslim women in sports.

New York Times Sports
Sep 15, 2019

Dellin Betances Is Back. Yankees Hope His Fastball Returns, Too.
The reliever, who made his season debut on Sunday, is trying to regain his lost velocity, but he also knows that secondary pitches have allowed him to thrive.

New York Times Sports
Sep 15, 2019

The Mets' Other Chase: Jacob deGrom Seeks a Second Cy Young
The pitcher's pursuit of the award for the second time in two years is an additional story line in this wild-card chase.

New York Times Sports
Sep 15, 2019

Bills' Josh Allen Feels Right at Home in Win Over Giants
The visiting quarterback led Buffalo to its second win at MetLife Stadium in two weeks.

New York Times Sports
Sep 15, 2019

Spain Wins FIBA World Cup, Giving Marc Gasol a Rare Double
The center, who also plays for the Raptors, became the second player to win a World Cup and an N.B.A. title in the same year.

New York Times Sports
Sep 15, 2019

Horse Racing's Tough Year Keeps Getting Tougher
A spate of horse deaths. An upended Kentucky Derby. And now questions about a Triple Crown winner and performance-enhancing drugs.

New York Times Sports
Sep 15, 2019

The Jets Take on Odell Beckham Jr. (and the Other Browns)
After calling MetLife Stadium home for five seasons as a Giant, Beckham will return on Monday night for his first game there as a Cleveland Brown.

New York Times Sports
Sep 14, 2019

Yankees Blast the Blue Jays, Inching Closer to Crown
With division championship in sight, Brett Gardner led a relentless attack north of the border.

New York Times Sports
Sep 14, 2019

U.S. Defeats Poland at Basketball World Cup. But for 7th Place.
When does a victory feel like defeat? When an American team with N.B.A. players exits the tournament without a medal.

New York Times Sports
Sep 14, 2019

What Does a Great Player Look Like Now?
A wave of young stars will take the mantle from Messi and Ronaldo. Can they ever measure up?

New York Times Sports
Sep 14, 2019

Ichiro Suzuki Is Saying Farewell, Yet Still Perfecting a New Craft
Since he transitioned to an instructor role with the Mariners, Suzuki has applied his trademark meticulousness in a new area: throwing batting-practice pitches.

New York Times Sports
Sep 14, 2019

Yankees Lose in the 12th
Bo Bichette led off the bottom of the 12th inning on Friday night with a home run as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the visiting Yankees, 6-5.

New York Times Sports
Sep 13, 2019

Cody Bellinger Spins Disappointment Into an M.V.P. Candidacy
The Dodgers benched Bellinger for five of their 16 postseason games last year. He has since made himself indispensable, even against lefties.

New York Times Sports
Sep 13, 2019

Antonio Brown Remains Eligible to Play for Patriots
The league will continue to investigate allegations of rape and sexual assault made against the receiver but will not prevent him from making his Patriots' debut on Sunday in Miami.

New York Times Sports
Sep 13, 2019

In Cleveland, a Young Pitching Corps Grows Up Quickly
Three years after they were selected in the same draft, Shane Bieber, Aaron Civale and Zach Plesac are suddenly starring on the major league stage for a contending club.

New York Times Sports
Sep 13, 2019

Countable on One Hand: The Women Leading Power Five Athletic Departments
Women make up close to half of college athletes. But only a few are athletic directors in America's wealthiest and most powerful sports conferences.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

Injuries Mar Yankees' Doubleheader Sweep of the Tigers
Gary Sanchez left the second game an inning after he had been thrown out in his first stolen-base attempt this year, and Edwin Encarnacion homered in the first game but left with an oblique problem.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

In Defense of Justify, Bob Baffert Lets Others Do the Talking for a Change
The Hall of Fame trainer declined to comment on a drug test report, but his lawyer said contamination had led to detection of a banned substance in Justify weeks before he began his run to the 2018 Triple Crown.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

Is the Mets' Wild Season Careening Into the Playoffs?
It would have been hard to imagine a month ago, but the Mets are squarely in the race for a wild-card spot — and with an apparent camaraderie that other teams might envy.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

N.F.L. Suspends Bills Rookie for 6 Games
Tyrel Dodson had previously been placed on the commissioner's exempt list because he faces misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

Agonizing Summer Leaves U.S. Basketball Much to Ponder
The Americans lost to Serbia at the World Cup, ensuring they would play for seventh place, their worst showing ever in a tournament featuring N.B.A. players.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

N.F.L. Week 2 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread
An N.F.C. championship rematch, a game with an 18.5-point spread and two head-to-head matchups between Heisman winners are among the week's highlights.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

N.F.L. Settles Lengthy Fight with Insurance Company Over Concussions
Many of the league's insurers have claimed they did not have to pay for the concussion settlement with players because the N.F.L. had not disclosed the dangers of the game.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

Chester Williams, Rugby Champion Who Signaled Apartheid's Defeat, Dies at 49
Williams was the only nonwhite on the Springboks when it won the 1995 World Cup and was embraced by Nelson Mandela in a message of reconciliation.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

U.S. Loses to Serbia at Basketball World Cup, Guaranteeing Worst Finish
The Americans are assured of finishing no better than seventh at the World Cup after falling to Serbia, 94-89.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

N.F.L. Settles Lengthy Fight with Insurance Companies Over Concussions
The league's insurers had claimed they did not have to pay for the concussion settlement with players because the N.F.L. had not disclosed the dangers of the game.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

Orwellabama? Crimson Tide Track Locations to Keep Students at Games
Coach Nick Saban gets peeved at students leaving routs early. An app ties sticking around to playoff tickets, but also prompts concern from students and privacy watchdogs.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

Brian Barnes, 74, Dies; Golfer Bested Nicklaus Back to Back
Playing for Britain and Ireland in the 1975 Ryder Cup match, he defeated one of golf's greatest players twice in one day.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

Sam Darnold Out Indefinitely With Mono
Jets quarterback's illness comes during a brutal stretch in the team's schedule.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

Kim Clijsters Announces (Another) Return to Tennis
The former U.S. Open champion, 36, says she will end her second retirement from the sport next year.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

Need a Hug? Just Ask the Yankees' Cameron Maybin
The Yankees' veteran outfielder loves to hug, and gives one out after every home run his teammates hit. This year, that's meant a lot of hugs.

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

João Félix Is in a Hurry. So Is Everyone Else.
Félix has gone from Benfica's academy to Cristiano Ronaldo's heir apparent with dizzying speed. But how fast is too fast?

New York Times Sports
Sep 12, 2019

Mets Pummel the Diamondbacks for the Third Win in Their Series
Todd Frazier and Jeff McNeil each homered twice in the game, which the Mets played in 9/11 tribute cleats ordered by Pete Alonso.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

Homer No. 6,106 Breaks M.L.B. Season Record
Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles did the official honors Wednesday night, connecting for the homer that topped a 2-year-old record.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

For Antonio Brown, a Rape Accusation Raises a Question of Privilege in the N.F.L.
Brown has built a strong identity in a sport known for keeping personalities in check, but a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault has placed a harsh spotlight on him and the league.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

Antonio Brown, Resolute Attention Seeker, Faces Serious Scrutiny
Brown has built a strong identity in a sport known for keeping personalities in check, but a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault has turned a new spotlight on him and the N.F.L.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

U.S.A. Basketball's No-Win Situation Became Too Real
The U.S.A. men's basketball team had little to gain from winning the FIBA World Cup, but now its players are experiencing the harsh cost of losing.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

Justify Failed a Drug Test Before Winning the Triple Crown
Bob Baffert guided Justify to the 2018 Triple Crown, but a month before the Kentucky Derby, the horse failed a drug test that could have ended that campaign before it began.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

Ex-Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger Is Moving to FIFA
Wenger, who turns 70 next month, is expected to join world soccer's governing body in a technical role.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

Rory McIlroy Beats Brooks Koepka for PGA Tour Player of the Year
McIlroy won the FedEx Cup playoff but no majors this year, edging out the No. 1-ranked Koepka in a player vote.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

Antonio Brown's Tumultuous N.F.L. Career
How the Patriots wide receiver rose to prominence.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

Brewers Lose Christian Yelich for the Season With Knee Injury
Yelich, the reigning National League M.V.P., fouled a ball off his right leg and broke his kneecap, a big blow to Milwaukee's pursuit of a playoff berth.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

France Upsets U.S. at Basketball World Cup
The Americans fail to medal for the first time since 2002.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

U.S. Upset by France at Basketball World Cup
The Americans fail to medal for the first time since 2002.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

Diamondbacks Thrive With ‘a Nothing-to-Lose Attitude'
Arizona traded away Paul Goldschmidt. And Zack Greinke. Somehow, some way, they are surging toward a playoff berth.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

For the Yankees, 6 Homers and a 6-Run Lead Aren't Enough
Jordy Mercer capped a six-run comeback with a game-winning single off Chance Adams in the ninth inning, as the Tigers overcame another onslaught by the Yankees in a 12-11 victory on Tuesday night.

New York Times Sports
Sep 11, 2019

Mets Keep Pace Behind Strong Outing From Zack Wheeler
New York has taken the first two games against Arizona in this key four-game set between National League wild-card contenders.

New York Times Sports
Sep 10, 2019

Antonio Brown Accused of Rape in a Lawsuit
The Patriots receiver is accused of three incidents of sexual assault, in 2017 and 2018, against a woman who attended college with him.

New York Times Sports
Sep 10, 2019

Lawsuit Accuses Antonio Brown of Rape
The Patriots receiver is accused of three incidents of sexual assault, in 2017 and 2018, against a woman who attended college with him.

New York Times Sports
Sep 10, 2019

Iran's ‘Blue Girl' Wanted to Watch a Soccer Match. She Died Pursuing Her Dream.
Women are banned from attending sports events in Iran, but one woman sneaked into a stadium to see her favorite soccer team play.

New York Times Sports
Sep 10, 2019

Steeped in Hawaiian History, Longboarding Rides an Instagram Wave
The online popularity of longboarding persuaded the World Surf League to add an official tour to a sport known for shortboarding competitions.

New York Times Sports
Sep 10, 2019

Al Carmichael, Whose Catch Made A.F.L. History, Dies at 90
Playing for the Denver Broncos in a game against the Boston Patriots in 1960, Carmichael scored the new league's first touchdown.

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