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New York Times Sports
Jan 23, 2020

A Rare Good First Week at a Grand Slam for the American Men
Upsets for Tennys Sandgren and Tommy Paul help put five U.S. players in the third round.

New York Times Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Players Suspended After Kansas-Kansas State Brawl
A fracas spilled from the court into fan seating. No one appeared to be hurt.

New York Times Sports
Jan 23, 2020

In 18 Minutes, Zion Williamson Shows Flashes of the Future
A blitz of 17 points in about three minutes has New Orleans fans thrilled.

New York Times Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Eli Manning Won Two Super Bowls. Is That Enough for Canton?
As Manning's career officially ends, the debate over his Hall of Fame résumé is only just beginning.

New York Times Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Las Vegas Doubles Down on Sports, Live and Broadcast
The arrival of professional hockey and football teams dovetails with a surge in sports betting nationally that has inspired local casinos to redesign their betting areas.

New York Times Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Coco Gauff, Facing Osaka Again, Plans to Be ‘More Aggressive'
Gauff once again finds herself playing Naomi Osaka in the third round of a major. Still just 15, Gauff is drawing praise for adapting to stardom so quickly.

New York Times Sports
Jan 23, 2020

The Making, and Remaking, of Adama Traoré
The story of why the speedy Wolves forward is just now hitting his stride illustrates how soccer handles — or, rather, tends to mishandle — players with unique skill sets.

New York Times Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Mad at the Voter Who Left Jeter Off the Ballot? He's Not
Jeter fell one anonymous vote short of being unanimously elected into the Hall of Fame, but he said he would "focus on the ones who did" name him.

New York Times Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Mets Name Luis Rojas Manager After Beltran's Ouster
Rojas, who has spent more than a decade in the organization, was the Mets' quality control coach last season. He will replace Carlos Beltran, who was implicated in the Astros' cheating scandal.

New York Times Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Eli Manning Announces His Retirement
The Giants' two-time Super-Bowl-winning quarterback will be remembered for leadership and championships.

New York Times Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers Mascot, Is Accused of Punching a Boy in the Back
The police are investigating.

New York Times Sports
Jan 22, 2020

W.N.B.A.'s Maya Moore to Skip Another Season to Focus on Prisoner's Case
The Minnesota Lynx star said she does not plan to retire yet, but the case of Jonathan Irons, a man she believes was wrongfully convicted, has consumed her.

New York Times Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Kansas Player Suspended After Brawl With Kansas State
A fracas spilled from the court into fan seating. No one appeared to be hurt.

New York Times Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Mets Set to Hire Luis Rojas as Manager
Rojas, who has spent more than a decade rising in the organization, spent last season as the Mets' quality control coach.

New York Times Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Brace for Zion vs. LeBron
In this week's newsletter, Marc Stein explores what's at stake for the New Orleans Pelicans as Zion Williamson makes his much-anticipated debut.

New York Times Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Kansas and Kansas State Brawl in a Blowout
There is discipline expected for a fracas that spilled from the court into fan seating. No one appeared to be hurt.

New York Times Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Morgan Wootten, Acclaimed High School Basketball Coach, Dies at 88
He had one of the best winning streaks, and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Sharapova Uncertain About Future After Loss at the Australian Open
After losing in the first round, Maria Sharapova said she couldn't predict where her career was headed. Caroline Wozniacki, who is set to retire after this tournament, won in the second round.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Stubbornness, as Much as Skill, Kept Derek Jeter on Top
He was talented and driven, sure. But Jeter was defined more by an unyielding ability to play the game, and carry himself, on his own terms.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Two Decades of Stubbornness Kept Derek Jeter on Top
He was talented and driven, sure. But Jeter was defined more by an unyielding ability to play the game, and carry himself, on his own terms.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Baseball Hall of Fame: Derek Jeter and Larry Walker Join 2020 Class
Jeter came up a single vote short of becoming the second person to be named on 100 percent of the ballots. Walker was elected in his final year of eligibility.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Derek Jeter and Larry Walker Elected to Hall of Fame
Jeter came up a single vote short of being the second person to be named on 100 percent of the Baseball Hall of Fame ballots. Walker was also elected in his final year of eligibility.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Zion Williamson Nears Return From ‘Frustrating' Knee Injury
The Pelicans rookie forward said he wanted to "punch a wall or kick chairs" sometimes during his extended rehab from a preseason knee injury.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

The Quiet Confidence of Naomi Osaka
Osaka, the reigning Australian Open champion, was 14-1 going into the tournament after losing in the United States Open last year.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Mexico's ‘Chicharito,' Javier Hernández, Joins Los Angeles Galaxy in M.L.S.
The striker will enter the league as its highest-paid player and raise the stakes in a nascent Los Angeles rivalry with L.A.F.C.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Javier Hernández Joins Los Angeles Galaxy in M.L.S.
The Mexico striker, known as Chicharito, will enter the league as its highest-paid player and raise the stakes in a nascent Los Angeles rivalry.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

In a Game of Stars, Derek Jeter Distinguished Himself With a Flip
Six players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot were part of a crucial 2001 playoff game. After divergent careers, only one has a strong shot at induction this year.

New York Times Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Envisioning a Champions League on Tour, a Soccer Investor Demands More for His Money
The International Champions Cup, which brings Europe's top clubs to North America, has been lucrative for the teams but not the organizer. Now there is a threat to end the event unless teams agree to make the competition more serious.

New York Times Sports
Jan 20, 2020

3 Horses Die in 3 Days at Santa Anita, Prompting Fresh Criticism of Racetrack
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has called on California racing officials to suspend racing at the track.

New York Times Sports
Jan 20, 2020

La Liga Chief Claims Saudi Arabia Is Using Sports to ‘Whitewash' Reputation
The pointed criticism from Javier Tebas came days after four Spanish teams played a tournament in the kingdom, which has been accused of allowing the piracy of La Liga's broadcast rights.

New York Times Sports
Jan 20, 2020

The Olympics Want Tiger Woods. He Wants to Go. But There's a Catch.
Golf was restored to the Games, in part, to forge an association with stars like Woods. But with a few months left to qualify, he is on the outside looking in.

New York Times Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Coco Gauff Vaults From Obscurity to Stardom, but Result Is the Same
Sudden fame and high expectations have not slowed Gauff, who again defeated Venus Williams in the first round of a Grand Slam, six months after doing it as a little-known qualifier.

New York Times Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Fighters of All Kinds Want a Piece of Conor McGregor
Almost as quickly as McGregor dropped Donald Cerrone at U.F.C. 246, opponents lined up to be the next to face the Irish superstar.

New York Times Sports
Jan 20, 2020

The 49ers Run (and Run and Run) Over Green Bay and Into the Super Bowl
Playing in a stadium abounding with warm memories, San Francisco will seek to join New England and Pittsburgh as the only franchises to win six Super Bowl titles.

New York Times Sports
Jan 20, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs Waited 50 Years for This Super Bowl Date
In their last appearance, in 1970, they defeated the Minnesota Vikings. Then came a long drought noted by a lonely stadium flag.

New York Times Sports
Jan 20, 2020

N.B.A. Midseason Power Rankings: The Clippers Have Room to Improve
Their two stars, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, have played just 18 games together.

New York Times Sports
Jan 20, 2020

What We Learned in the N.F.L.'s Conference Championships
The Chiefs came back to beat the Titans and the 49ers crushed the Packers. The matchup is set for Super Bowl LIV.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Baylor's Handling of Rape Cases Still Follows Ken Starr
At Baylor, Mr. Starr correctly surmised that the university's sexual assault crisis stretched far beyond the football team. What he did, or did not do, about that cost him his job.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

San Francisco's run game is too much for Packers.
The 49ers ride Raheem Mostert's four scores to return to Super Bowl.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

George Kittle's quiet night has had a huge impact.
He has been San Francisco's most dangerous target this season.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Packers aren't done yet.
Aaron Rodgers isn't conceding anything.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

First half: All Niners.
Running back Raheem Mostert carries his team to a 27-0 lead over the Packers.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Mostert's fourth score makes it look easy.
Did we say running back Raheem Mostert is having the game of his life?

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Rodgers finds Graham to set up Packers' second score.
The Packers may have found a rhythm, even if it's getting late.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Packers come out firing.
Aaron Rodgers hits Aaron Jones for Green Bay's first score of the game.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Aaron Rodgers throws an interception.
Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley picked off Aaron Rodgers on second-and-15.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Packers mistakes dig a deeper hole.
Things are going from bad to worse for the Packers.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Tevin Coleman carted off.
The San Francisco running back took a hit to the shoulder. His return is questionable.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Niners go up 17-0 as Mostert runs for another score.
The Packers have been unable to contain San Francisco's running game

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Nick Bosa torments the Packers.
Packers' second drive ends with another punt as Aaron Rodgers faces pressure.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Aided by a penalty, 49ers finish field-goal drive.
Robbie Gould converted from 54 yards out.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

San Francisco strikes first.
Raheem Mostert's 36-yard touchdown run opens scoring.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Frank Clark sack all but guarantees Kansas City victory.
The Titans failed to convert on fourth-and-6 from their own 35-yard line.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

The 49ers aren't counting on a repeat.
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers, 37-8, in November.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers have Green Bay's offense clicking.
The first-year coach has helped reignite the Packers' offense.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

The playoffs come to Santa Clara. Finally.
The 49ers are on the cusp of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2012 season.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Kansas City's firepower proves too much for Tennessee.
The Kansas City Chiefs are headed to Super Bowl LIV in Miami after ending the Tennessee Titans' Cinderella-like run in the playoffs with a 35-24 victory.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Tennessee not giving up just yet.
Tennessee answered Kansas City's latest touchdown by going 80 yards on eight plays.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Sammy Watkins outraces defense for 60-yard touchdown.
Patrick Mahomes and Sammy Watkins broke this game wide open with a 60-yard bomb of a touchdown pass.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Damien Williams extends Kansas City's lead.
Think the Chiefs are just a passing team? Think again.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

How will Richard Sherman fare against Davante Adams?
San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman and Green Bay receiver Davante Adams are set to face off.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

A slower start to the third quarter.
The third quarter began with consecutive punts.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Kansas City cold could be an issue in the fourth quarter.
It's 19 degrees in Kansas City, and it will only get colder with the sun going down.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Aaron Rodgers is looking for revenge against the 49ers.
The 49ers had a chance to draft Rodgers in 2005 but opted for Alex Smith.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Can Henry wear down the Chiefs?
Derrick Henry averaged 188.5 yards rushing in the first two games of the playoffs, wearing down the Patriots and the Ravens with his bruising running style.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Patrick Mahomes's touchdown run changed the game's momentum.
Patrick Mahomes capped Kansas City's 86-yar drive by thundering into the end zone himself.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Game slipping away from Titans at halftime.
Patrick Mahomes is up to 172 passing yards and 36 rushing yards.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Patrick Mahomes's run gives Kansas City its first lead.
Patrick Mahomes pulled off a run that looked like something from the Lamar Jackson playbook.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Kelly is the heaviest player to catch a postseason touchdown pass.
The 1-yard touchdown pass to tackle Dennis Kelly to put Tennessee ahead, 17-7, early in the second quarter.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Liverpool Races Away, Leaving United Grasping for Moral Victories
A plan foiled by an early header and a late Mohamed Salah winner exposes the growing chasm in quality that separates two bitter rivals.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Chiefs quickly answer with Tyreek Hill's second touchdown.
No one answers a scoring drive better than Patrick Mahomes.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Titans take advantage of penalty to extend lead.
Tennessee was handed a huge gift in the form of a pass interference penalty against Kansas City on a third-and-22 play.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Titans lead, 10-7, at end of first quarter.
Going into the second quarter, Tennessee has the ball, and a distinct advantage in both total yards and time of possession.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Tyreek Hill put the Chiefs on the board with a touchdown catch.
Kansas City responds early this week.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Titans extend lead with Henry's touchdown run.
Running back's 4-yard run is the game's first touchdown.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Titans take 3-0 lead with rare field goal.
Promising opening drive stalls out.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Chris Jones will be active for Chiefs.
The star defensive tackle is coming back from a major calf injury but was not on Kansas City's final injury report.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Head coaches have plenty of conference championship experience.
This is Andy Reid's tenth time coaching in this round of the playoffs. Mike Vrabel appeared in this round six times as a player.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Damien Williams views the Chiefs as underdogs.
The running back had a fumble returned for a touchdown in a Week 12 loss to Tennessee. He is determined to not lose again.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Las Vegas expects a high-scoring game.
The teams combined for 67 points in Week 10, and Las Vegas set the over/under for this matchup at 52.5.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Frank Clark gives Derrick Henry some extra motivation.
A Kansas City defender chose to mock the Tennessee running back's ability to break tackles.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

As Australian Open Begins, Pollution From Fires Is in Play
Organizers of the year's first Grand Slam tournament say they will suspend play outdoors if pollution levels become too hazardous.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Head Coaches Have Plenty of Conference Championship Experience
This is Andy Reid's tenth time coaching in this round of the playoffs. Mike Vrabel appeared in this round six times as a player.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Damien Williams Views the Chiefs as Underdogs
The running back had a fumble returned for a touchdown in a Week 12 loss to Tennessee. He is determined to not lose again.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Las Vegas Expects a High-Scoring Game
The teams combined for 67 points in Week 10, and Las Vegas set the over/under for this matchup at 52.5.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Frank Clark Gives Derrick Henry Some Extra Motivation
A Kansas City defender chose to mock the Tennessee running back's ability to break tackles.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Does the Australian Open Come Too Early?
Some players say that the first Grand Slam of the year arrives before they are at their best.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Barbara Jordan Once Won the Australian Open. Really.
Many do not recall her 1979 victory in the tournament, which is about to begin this week in a country ravaged by fire.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Rising Tennis Stars for the New Decade
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic still dominate, but here come the youngsters.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Australian Open 2020: What to Expect
The reigning champions, Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic, have been playing well, but there is a lot of potential for drama.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

How Conor McGregor Beat Donald Cerrone at U.F.C. 246
Conor McGregor, the U.F.C.'s biggest star, stopped Donald Cerrone with a quick, explosive flurry of strikes.

New York Times Sports
Jan 19, 2020

U.F.C. 246 Live Updates and Results: McGregor Beats Cerrone in 40 Seconds
Conor McGregor, the U.F.C.'s biggest star, stopped Donald Cerrone with a quick, explosive flurry of strikes.

New York Times Sports
Jan 18, 2020

U.F.C. 246 Live Updates: Ferreira Submits Pettis With a Choke
Conor McGregor, the U.F.C.'s biggest star, returns to the octagon on Saturday night. His main event fight against Donald Cerrone will likely happen after midnight Eastern.

New York Times Sports
Jan 18, 2020

U.F.C. 246 Live Updates: McGregor vs. Cowboy
Conor McGregor, the U.F.C.'s biggest star, is back in the octagon after spending all of 2019 away from mixed martial arts.

New York Times Sports
Jan 18, 2020

Odell Beckham Jr. Won't Face Battery Charge for Backside Slap
The Louisiana security guard who accused the N.F.L. wide receiver of hitting his buttocks has dropped the charge.

New York Times Sports
Jan 18, 2020

Technology Throws a Curveball to a Sport Built on Deceit. Or Is It Gamesmanship?
Baseball's sign-stealing scandal reflects a blurred line between being clever and breaking rules, a distinction that baseball and its unique codes of behavior have long wrestled with.

New York Times Sports
Jan 18, 2020

What to Watch From U.F.C. 246: Cowboy vs. McGregor
Conor McGregor, the U.F.C.'s biggest star, is back in the octagon after spending all of 2019 away from mixed martial arts.

New York Times Sports
Jan 18, 2020

The Rise and Sudden Fall of the Houston Astros
Aggressive and innovative strategies pushed the club to the pinnacle of baseball. But a cheating scandal has tarnished its accomplishments and left the sport reeling.

New York Times Sports
Jan 18, 2020

A Grieving Young Tennis Star Finds Solace on the Court
Just as Amanda Anisimova's career was soaring last summer, her father's sudden death changed everything, except her deep love of the sport and its connection to her family's history.

New York Times Sports
Jan 18, 2020

Technology Throws a Curveball to a Sport Built on Cheating. Or Gamesmanship?
Baseball's sign-stealing scandal reflects a blurred line between being clever and breaking rules, a distinction that baseball and its unique codes of behavior have long wrestled with.

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