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New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

With Time Running Short, Patriots Unlikely to Make White House Visit
They won the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. But since then the team and the White House have not agreed on a date, though both sides say politics has nothing to do with it.

New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

Amid Growing Soccer Wealth Gap, Is 92 Teams Too Many?
The financial woes of England's Bury F.C. raise an uncomfortable question: is it possible for a country to have too many professional teams?

New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

Lawyer in Ohio State Abuse Scandal Says Number of Accusers Has Surpassed 300
Ohio State and a growing group of men who sued the university claiming they were sexually abused by a team doctor decades ago are in negotiations on a financial settlement.

New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

Russ Conway, 70, Dies; His Reporting Led to a Hockey Boss's Downfall
He detailed the corrupt acts of the head of the N.H.L. players' union, laying the groundwork for successful prosecutions in the United States and Canada.

New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

U.S. Open Officiating a Year Later: More Explanations for the Audience
After the furor that enveloped the women's final last year, when Serena Williams was penalized a point and then a game, the tournament organizers decided to make rulings clearer to fans.

New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

A's Complete Sweep of Yankees
Gleyber Torres homered twice for New York, but Masahiro Tanaka was rocked early.

New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

Patriots' Patrick Chung Indicted on Charge of Cocaine Possession
A New Hampshire grand jury indicted Chung on the charge in early August.

New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

Where Have All the Race Horses Gone?
Horse racing could use more fans. What it needs first is more horses.

New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

Yankees-Dodgers Is Both a Rarity and a Potential Playoff Preview
Linked by history more than recent on-field meetings, the teams will take the best records in baseball into their weekend series in Los Angeles.

New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

Daniel Jones Shows Promise in a Giants Preseason Win
The rookie quarterback completed a difficult week with an encouraging performance, leading the Giants to a touchdown during a 25-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

New York Times Sports
Aug 23, 2019

M.L.B. Bars Players from Venezuelan Winter League
The policy is related to a government ban on Americans' doing business with Venezuela.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

Koepka and Schauffele Catch Thomas to Share the Tour Championship Lead
Under the new scoring format in the FedEx Cup playoffs, Thomas needed to shoot only par in the first round to stay on top.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

J.D. Davis, the Mets' Quietest Move, Is Making Lots of Noise
He didn't come with the name recognition of Robinson Cano or Edwin Diaz, but Davis, freed from a logjam in Houston, has thrived.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

New York City Accuses U.S. Open Organizers of Underpaying Rent
The city comptroller said the tournament organizers had improperly reported its revenue, and he called for a renegotiation of the lease for the tournament site.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

Serena Williams Will Play Maria Sharapova in First Round of U.S. Open
Williams holds a 19-2 career record against Sharapova, whom she has never faced in Flushing Meadows over their long careers.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

Patriots' Patrick Chung Faces Felony Cocaine Charge
A New Hampshire grand jury indicted Chung on the charge in early August.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

Serena Williams Will Play Maria Sharapova in 1st Round of U.S. Open
Williams holds a 19-2 career record against Sharapova, whom she has never faced in Flushing Meadows over their long careers.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

Patriots Patrick Chung Faces Felony Cocaine Charge
A New Hampshire grand jury indicted Chung on the charge in early August.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

Le'Veon Bell's Long-Awaited Return Will Have to Wait
Coach Adam Gase says he will hold the running back out until the Jets' first regular-season game, on Sept. 8.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

Khris Davis Breaks a Slump and Helps Beat the Yankees
New York's J.A. Happ allowed five runs and four hits in four innings.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

A Night to Remember at the U.S. Open
Forty years ago, in one of the wildest moments at the Open, a match between John McEnroe and Ilie Nastase caused a near riot.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

The Lost Tennis Art of Returning Up the Middle
Hitting the ball right to your opponent may seem counterintuitive, but many in the game said it is underused and can be the most effective service return. Martina Navratilova calls it gold.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

Night Tennis Like Nowhere Else
When lights came to the U.S. Open in 1975, it moved the game from the dainty periphery to the sizzling center. And the New York attitude certainly helped.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

Did Venus Williams Ever Get Her Due?
How the first Williams sister changed the course of women's tennis.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

New Cable Network for A.C.C. Heightens Arms Race in College Sports
The ACC Network is owned by ESPN with revenues and costs split with the Atlantic Coast Conference. Its launch comes against a backdrop of changing viewership and big money to air college sports.

New York Times Sports
Aug 22, 2019

Are the FedEx Cup Playoffs Rewarding the Wrong Players?
Neither Tiger Woods, the Masters winner, nor Shane Lowry, the British Open champ, made the 30-man field of the playoff finale, the Tour Championship. Some players in the field are questioning the rules.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

Mets' Streak at Four After J.D. Davis Hits Game-Winner in Extra Innings
Cleveland appeared to have the game won in the 10th but a pitcher failing to cover first on a potential double-play opened the door for another Mets win.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

Richard Callaghan, Figure Skating Coach, Is Barred for Sexual Misconduct
Callaghan, one of the most prominent American coaches in the sport, was first publicly accused of abusing a young skater 20 years ago.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

Pan Am Games Protesters Get Probation. Olympians Get a Warning.
Two athletes who protested the national anthem at a recent competition were placed on 12 months' probation. But stopping other competitors from making political stands at next year's Tokyo Olympics won't be easy.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

Cyclist Deaths in New York City: Accidents or Crimes?
The horrific death of a cyclist has intensified debate over whether drivers are being treated too leniently.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

Antonio Brown's Helmet Standoff Nears a Conclusion
The Raiders receiver has fought the N.F.L.'s new safety standard so that he can wear a favorite model.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

Pan American Games Protesters Each Get 12 Months of Probation
A letter to the two athletes from Sarah Hirshland, the chief executive of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, seemed to sound an alarm for other competitors considering political stands at the 2020 Olympics.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

70-Year-Old Man Wins 1,000-Kilometer Horse Race in Mongolia
The winner, Bob Long, "hated" to think that he couldn't complete the Mongol Derby, a grueling dash across the steppes of Mongolia.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

Yankees Begin a Stretch Against the A's With a Loss
Matt Olson and Mark Canha homered in the first inning for the A's, who will play the Yankees five more times in less than two weeks.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

‘Preparation Trumps Youth': 70-Year-Old Man Wins Longest Multi-Horse Race
The winner, Bob Long, "hated" to think that he couldn't complete the Mongol Derby, a grueling 1,000-kilometer competition across the steppes of Mongolia.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

Cyclist Deaths in New York City: Accident or Crime?
The horrific death of a cyclist has intensified debate over whether drivers are being treated too leniently.

New York Times Sports
Aug 21, 2019

Pan-Am Games Protesters Each Get 12 Months of Probation
A letter to the two athletes from Sarah Hirshland, the chief executive of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, seemed to sound an alarm for other competitors considering political stands at the 2020 Olympics.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

The Mets' Homestand Should Reveal Who They Really Are
Are their postseason hopes an illusion? A tough nine-game stretch at Citi Field could provide the answer.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

The Mets' Next 9 Games Should Show Who They Really Are
Are their postseason hopes an illusion? The current homestand could provide the answer.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

Former M.L.B. Players Are Linked to Dominican Crime Ring
Octavio Dotel was arrested and Luis Castillo was cited for suspected links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering network in the Dominican Republic.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

Amanda Anisimova Pulls Out of U.S. Open After Death of Her Father
The 17-year-old American, who reached the semifinals of the French Open in June, would have been seeded at the Open, which begins Monday.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

Ugo Sansonetti, 100, Dies; Won Track Medals Into His 90s
Mr. Sansonetti began running after retiring from his job and racked up dozens of gold medals and two world records in masters competitions.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

Touch Football, Sold as Safer, Now Requires a Helmet
A Texas program for high schools mandated soft-shell helmets after serious injuries occurred during incidental contact.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

M.L.S. Adds St. Louis as League's 28th Team
The team, which will begin play in 2022, will be the first female majority-owned club in the league's history.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

A Transfer Market Parable
Summer moves at Juventus were the latest example of a broken economy in which teams are selling players they should keep, and keeping players they would prefer to sell.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

Do You Understand the N.B.A. Salary Cap? Imagine Enforcing It
It's up to a small group of league officials to make sure all N.B.A. teams follow the rules of the collective bargaining agreement. They do more to shape the league than fans realize.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

Do You Understand the N.B.A. Salary Cap? Imagine Enforcing It.
It's up to a small group of league officials to make sure all N.B.A. teams follow the rules of the collective bargaining agreement. They do more to shape the league than fans realize.

New York Times Sports
Aug 20, 2019

What to Do This Week at the U.S. Open (Yes, There's Stuff to Do)
The main draw of the tournament doesn't start until next Monday, but there is plenty to see in Flushing Meadows right now.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

Michael Phelps Is Losing World Records, but He's Gained Other Treasures
It once seemed impossible that anyone could go faster in the butterfly. By the time it happened, the most decorated Olympian had a growing family and no problem letting go of records.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

Michael Phelps Is O.K. With Losing World Records, and Confident He Is Still No. 1.
It once seemed impossible that anyone could be faster in the butterfly. By the time it happened, the most decorated Olympian had a growing family and no problem letting go of records.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

Red Sox's Chris Sale to Miss the Rest of the Regular Season
Sale received an injection for inflammation in his elbow, and will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

FIFA Claims Deep Pool of Bidders for 2023 Women's World Cup
The enthusiasm is the latest sign of growing interest and potential investment in the women's game, but one of the countries on FIFA's list says it has no plans to bid.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

Judge Sets May 2020 Trial Date in U.S. Women's Soccer Lawsuit
The date set by the judge is at least six months earlier than both sides had requested, and could see the trial disrupt the team's preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

Al Jackson, Pitching Star of Woeful 1960s Mets, Is Dead at 83
He lost 20 games and won only eight in 1962 for a legendarily bad team. But among his wins were four shutouts, including a one-hitter.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

Judge Sets May Trial Date in U.S. Women's Soccer Lawsuit
The May 2020 date set by the judge is at least six months earlier than both sides had requested, and could see the trial disrupt the team's preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

Cedric Benson, Former N.F.L. Running Back, Dies at 36
Mr. Benson, who played for the Texas Longhorns and three N.F.L. teams, died in a motorcycle crash, friends and family said.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

Stephen Curry to Bankroll Golf's Return to Howard University
The basketball star will donate a seven-figure sum to fund men's and women's Division I golf at the university for at least six years.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

FIFA Says 10 Countries May Bid for 2023 Women's World Cup
The enthusiasm is the latest sign of growing interest and potential investment in the women's game, but FIFA's decision to expand the event will leave the host nation a narrow window to prepare.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

Cedric Benson, Former N.F.L. Player, Dies at 36
Mr. Benson, who played for the Texas Longhorns and three N.F.L. teams, died in a motorcycle crash, friends and family said.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

Cedric Benson, Former Texas Longhorns Running Back, Dies at 36
Mr. Benson, who played for the Texas Longhorns and three N.F.L. teams, died in a motorcycle crash, friends and family said.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

A Teenage NASCAR Driver Is Content to Go Slow for Now
Hailie Deegan, 18, has high hopes for her racing career, and the confidence that success will come in good time.

New York Times Sports
Aug 19, 2019

A Russian B-Boy Dreams of Gold
The inclusion of unconventional sports in future Olympics is creating a new breed of aspiring medalist. Sergey Chernyshev, a break dancer known as Bumblebee, is one of them.

New York Times Sports
Aug 18, 2019

Madison Keys Wins Western & Southern, but Keeps Eyes on U.S. Open
The 24-year-old Keys went through a series of big names in Cincinnati, finishing things off with a win over Svetlana Kuznetsova.

New York Times Sports
Aug 18, 2019

Cedric Benson, 36, Former Texas Longhorns Running Back, Dies
Mr. Benson, who played for the Texas Longhorns and three N.F.L. teams, died in a motorcycle crash, friends and family said.

New York Times Sports
Aug 18, 2019

The Yankees Continue to Dominate. Is That Enough?
Despite Sunday's loss to the Indians, the Yankees are focused on achieving the best record in the regular season and home field advantage in the playoffs.

New York Times Sports
Aug 18, 2019

Tiger Woods Watches His Season End at BMW Championship
Justin Thomas got his first PGA Tour win of the season and Woods, who finished tied for 37th, began his transition to Presidents Cup captain.

New York Times Sports
Aug 18, 2019

Pete Alonso Sets N.L. Rookie Home Run Record in Mets Victory
Alonso's 40th homer of the year was just part of an onslaught that saw the Mets' 1-4 hitters go 11 for 18.

New York Times Sports
Aug 18, 2019

Cedric Benson, 36, Former Running Back, Dies
Mr. Benson, who played for the Texas Longhorns and three N.F.L. teams, died in a motorcycle crash, friends and family said.

New York Times Sports
Aug 18, 2019

Jack Whitaker, Emmy-Winning Sportscaster, Dies at 95
He covered all areas of sport, from baseball and football to golf and the Olympics, but he was perhaps best known for his graceful essays.

New York Times Sports
Aug 18, 2019

After Gloomy Talk of No-Shows, Signs of Optimism for U.S.A. Basketball
Beating highly-regarded Spain in an exhibition game helps defuse pessimism over a lack of all-stars on the team.

New York Times Sports
Aug 18, 2019

U.F.C.: Stipe Miocic and Nate Diaz Return With Big Wins
Miocic beat Daniel Cormier to reclaim the heavyweight title after one year off. Diaz scored a dominant decision over Anthony Pettis after three.

New York Times Sports
Aug 17, 2019

Jacob deGrom's Sharp Pitching Gives Mets the Win Over the Royals
DeGrom allowed just one run and three hits in Saturday's 4-1 victory over Kansas City.

New York Times Sports
Aug 17, 2019

Woods Bounces Back and Thomas Sets Record at the BMW Championship
Tiger Woods is tied for 31st but far off the lead, where Justin Thomas sits on a six-shot edge heading into Sunday's final round.

New York Times Sports
Aug 17, 2019

Dugout Antics Lead to Another Brett Gardner Ejection
Gardner, Aaron Boone and C.C. Sabathia were all ejected in the bottom of the sixth inning amid disputes with the umpires in a victory over the Cleveland Indians.

New York Times Sports
Aug 17, 2019

Ashleigh Barty Denied in Bid to Return to No. 1
Svetlana Kuznetsova upset Barty in a semifinal at the Western & Southern Open, leaving women's tennis a bit unsettled ahead of the U.S. Open.

New York Times Sports
Aug 17, 2019

When Soccer Is a Family Business
An easing of registration rules has led to a surge in the number of Premier League players who are represented by family members.

New York Times Sports
Aug 17, 2019

Pro Tennis Returns to the Bronx, but for How Long?
The new Bronx Open, which begins Sunday at Crotona Park, is the only professional women's event held the week before the U.S. Open.

New York Times Sports
Aug 17, 2019

In D.C., Trading Politics for a Paddle
The Potomac River offers a watery vantage point on the nation's capital, with some rocky shoals.

New York Times Sports
Aug 17, 2019

Manning and Jones Have Solid Outings in Giants' Preseason Win
Daniel Jones, the rookie quarterback, fumbled twice but also connected on 11 of 14 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown.

New York Times Sports
Aug 17, 2019

Royals Escape a Mets Threat in the 9th
Noah Syndergaard had pitched at least seven innings in five straight starts, but that streak ended as he allowed two runs on five hits through six innings.

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

Naomi Osaka Pulls Out of a Match Because of a Knee Injury
"I'm kind of worried a little bit," Osaka said after being forced to retire from a quarterfinal less than two weeks before she is to start defending her U.S. Open title.

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

Tiger Woods's Caddie Is a Reluctant Star
Joe LaCava, Woods's caddie since 2011, was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame this week, and golf fans have been acknowledging his milestone.

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

That Innovative Air Raid Offense? Maybe Not So Innovative
Some of the most successful teams in the N.F.L. were already throwing the ball a ton. The Cardinals will try to emulate them.

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

Umpire Who Clashed With Serena Williams Won't Work Her Matches
Carlos Ramos, who issued penalties against Williams during last year's U.S. Open final, will not be assigned to her matches, or her sister's, this year.

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

For Donovan Mitchell, U.S.A. Basketball Is Summer School. He's Top of the Class.
Mitchell, the breakout star of the Utah Jazz, is learning from one of the best coaches ever. It could change his career.

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

Yankees' Mike Tauchman First Did His Homework, Then Got His Chance
The outfielder embraced what it means to be a modern player, using video, data and opportunity to emerge as an invaluable contributor to his new team.

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

Tracing the Origins of the Phrase ‘Walk-Off Home Run'
Dennis Eckersley is credited with coining the phrase to describe a game-ending homer, but now there are walk-off errors, balks and even field goals.

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

The Mets Get Their Swagger Back
Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario had five hits each as the Mets outlasted the Braves

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

The Astros Are Major League Baseball's Happy Place
With a sophisticated use of analytics and a culture of frankness in the clubhouse, Houston has become the envy of M.L.B.

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

They Met on the Court. They Both Won in Love.
Eric Wankerl and Paige Marquardt first connected in 2013 on a Minnesota basketball court.

New York Times Sports
Aug 16, 2019

Is Slavery's Legacy in the Power Dynamics of Sports?
In the N.B.A., the very term "owner" has come under fire, as players, most of whom are black, assert self-determination.

New York Times Sports
Aug 15, 2019

Pete Alonso's Big Day Helps Halt Mets' Losing Streak at Three
Alonso, a rookie first baseman, went 5 for 5, reached base six times, and tied Cody Bellinger's record for homers by a rookie in the National League.

New York Times Sports
Aug 15, 2019

Indians Score Early and Often in Shellacking of Yankees
A seven-run first inning set the tone in a game in which the Yankees' only real highlight was Mike Ford, a position player, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

New York Times Sports
Aug 15, 2019

Sam Darnold Sets the Tone in Jets Win Over Falcons
Darnold started things off with a 66-yard touchdown drive. On a good night for quarterbacks and a bad night for kickers, the Jets walked away with a victory.

New York Times Sports
Aug 15, 2019

A Rough Start, but a Great Day for Justin Thomas at BMW Championship
A hard time on the range and a shot off a tree early on couldn't stop Thomas from matching a course record.

New York Times Sports
Aug 15, 2019

DeMarcus Cousins Tears A.C.L. in a Blow to the Lakers, and His Career
The third major injury for Cousins in the last two years calls into question his future in the N.B.A. and the lofty aspirations of the Los Angeles Lakers.

New York Times Sports
Aug 15, 2019

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Family Are ‘Safe' After Plane Crash
The plane, with Earnhardt, his wife and their young daughter on board, rolled off a runway near Bristol, Tenn., where NASCAR has a race this weekend.

New York Times Sports
Aug 15, 2019

The Real Hurdle at Tokyo's Olympic Test Events: The Heat
The heat is on as Tokyo faces extreme temperatures during test events a year out from the 2020 Olympic Games.

New York Times Sports
Aug 15, 2019

Daniil Medvedev Is Winning Ugly, but He's Winning a Lot
He has 11 wins in 17 days, all in straight sets. He is tied with Rafael Nadal for the ATP Tour lead with 41 victories this year.

New York Times Sports
Aug 15, 2019

Outburst Will Cost Nick Kyrgios $113,000
Kyrgios earned eight fines during his loss to Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at the Western & Southern Open.

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