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Jan 16, 2019

in her words: The Game-Changing Women of the N.F.L.
Sarah Thomas became the first woman to officiate an N.F.L. playoff game last weekend — making her one of a few women who have broken new ground in football.

New York Times Sports
Jan 16, 2019

At the Australian Open, Young American Men Seize the Moment
Frances Tiafoe, 20, upset fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson, and Taylor Fritz, 21, ousted Gaël Monfils in the second round.

New York Times Sports
Jan 16, 2019

John Engler, Michigan State's Interim Leader, Says Some of Larry Nassar's Victims Enjoy Spotlight
Survivors of Dr. Nassar's abuse have accused Mr. Engler, the university's interim president, of antagonizing them. "He blames, he shames and he attacks," one said.

New York Times Sports
Jan 16, 2019

John Engler, Interim Leader of Michigan State University, Says Some of Larry Nassar's Victims Enjoy Spotlight
Survivors of Dr. Nassar's abuse have accused Mr. Engler, the university's interim president, of antagonizing them. "He blames, he shames and he attacks," one said.

New York Times Sports
Jan 16, 2019

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal Cruises
Sloane Stephens advanced at the expense of her former doubles partner Timea Babos.

New York Times Sports
Jan 16, 2019

On Pro Basketball: The Warriors Prepare to Add Another Star: DeMarcus Cousins
The Warriors have won three of the last four N.B.A. championships and just scored 51 points in the first quarter. And they're getting better.

New York Times Sports
Jan 16, 2019

A Male Tennis Pro, a Female Coach and Shrugs for Anyone Who Thinks It Won't Work
Amélie Mauresmo was ready to become France's Davis Cup captain when Lucas Pouille, a young French player, came to her with an offer: Coach him instead.

New York Times Sports
Jan 16, 2019

Short Pants and Long Sleeves: China's Soccer Team Plays Under Tattoo Ban
It's hot at the Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi, but some of China's players are wearing long sleeves because of a rule barring visible tattoos in matches.

New York Times Sports
Jan 16, 2019

Australian Open: Frances Tiafoe Upsets Kevin Anderson
Anderson, the No. 5 seed, let an early lead slip away against the 20-year-old American in the second round.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

University Leader Draws Criticism for Saying Some of Larry Nassar's Victims Enjoy Spotlight
Survivors of abuse by Dr. Nassar, a former Michigan State University team physician, have accused John Engler, the university's interim president, of being antagonistic toward them.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

On Pro Football: The N.F.L.'s Minority Head Coaching Ranks are Thinning
Despite the Rooney Rule, enacted in 2003 to enhance opportunities for minority head coaches, white coaches have gotten nearly every job this year.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

John Wetteland, a Former Major Leaguer, Is Charged With Sexually Abusing a Child
Wetteland, 52, a former pitcher, was arrested on Monday in Texas and accused of continually abusing a child younger than 14.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

For Katelyn Ohashi, Viral Gymnastics Joy Was No Act
"What you see is how I feel," Ohashi said of her effervescent floor routine over the weekend, which has garnered millions of views on YouTube.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

The Game-Changing Women of the N.F.L.
Sarah Thomas became the first woman to officiate an N.F.L. playoff game last weekend — making her one of a few women who have broken new ground in football.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

A Champion for Britain, and for Women's Tennis
Andy Murray rarely hesitated to speak up for women's tennis. It will miss him, too, if he is retiring from the sport.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

Simona Halep Manages to Beat Kaia Kanepi, This Time
Halep gets revenge after being was bundled out of the U.S. Open within its opening hours.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

Unseeded Venus Williams Fights Back to Advance
Victoria Azarenka eliminated; Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic win.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

Golfers to Watch in Abu Dhabi
Under the new European Tour schedule, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA is the only Rolex Series event in the first half of the year.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

Golf Tiptoed Into the Middle East, Then Dived In
One tournament began 30 years ago in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and now there are six spread around the region.

New York Times Sports
Jan 15, 2019

Serena Williams Turns Back the Clock in Easy Victory
Playing at the Australian Open for the first time since she won it in 2017, Williams absolutely crushed Tatjana Maria, and she did it in style.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

keeping score: James Harden, the N.B.A.'s One-Man Band, Hits a High Note
Harden's 57 points against Memphis accounted for more than half of his team's total helping make up for his lack of a supporting cast.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

No. 1 Duke Falls to Syracuse in Overtime
Tyus Battle led the Orange with 32 points as Syracuse won for the second time in three years at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Crucial Reference Helped Adam Gase Land Jets Job: Peyton Manning
After a mixed performance over three years in Miami, Gase asked Manning to put in a good word with the Jets. It worked.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Cavaliers' Handling of Patrick McCaw Broke No Rules, N.B.A. Finds
The Golden State Warriors had held McCaw's rights until the deal, raising concerns that Cleveland was a planned pit stop en route to unrestricted free agency for McCaw.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

On College Football: Kyler Murray Knows His Options. That's Why This Isn't Simple.
After months of saying his football career was about to end, the Heisman Trophy winner suddenly is not so sure. Is it leverage or is he still trying to decide?

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Kyler Murray Enters N.F.L. Draft, Throwing Baseball Future Into Doubt
After months of saying his football career was about to end, the Heisman Trophy winner suddenly is not so sure.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Mel Stottlemyre, Yankees' Ace During Lean Years, Dies at 77
Stottlemyre was an anchor for the pitching staff during the late 1960s and early '70s. He was later the pitching coach for Yankees and Mets teams that won the World Series.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Andy Murray Loses at Australian Open but Won't Say It's All Over
Murray said last week that he planned to retire at Wimbledon, or even sooner. But on Monday he left the door open to a return.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Against John Isner, Reilly Opelka Stands Taller
Opelka, 21 and 7 feet tall, ousted the ninth-seeded John Isner, who is 6-10, in the first round of the Australian Open.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

For Caroline Wozniacki, Battling Arthritis Is the New Normal
The defending champion defeats Alison Van Uytvanck ln Round 1.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Australian Open: Sharapova and Nadal Start With Wins
Sharapova didn't lose a game in a 63-minute first-round victory.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

University of Michigan Fires Gymnastics Coach With Ties to Nassar Scandal
The school hired Rhonda Faehn, a former U.S.A. Gymnastics executive, to consult for its women's team last week. After an outcry, it reversed course.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Andy Murray Fights Valiantly, but Loses at Australian Open
Murray plans to retire at Wimbledon, or even sooner.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

What We Learned in the N.F.L.'s Divisional Round
From the Chiefs' running game to the Saints' versatility at quarterback, there was plenty to note as four teams advanced to the conference championships.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Australian Open: Andy Murray Out; Sharapova and Nadal Start With Wins
Murray goes five sets in his final Australian match. Sharapova didn't lose a game in a 63-minute first-round victory.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

South Korea's Speedskating Community Faces Reckoning After Rape Allegations
The speedskater Shim Suk-hee, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, said that in addition to physical beatings, she had been repeatedly raped by her former coach.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

N.B.A. Mid-Season Power Rankings: The Warriors Are Not No. 1. For Now.
A season of surprises has reached a turning point, with some Eastern Conference leaders facing their first real challenges, and the West bracing itself for a Warriors surge.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

On Tennis: Serena Williams Is Back at Australian Open, for Tennis and So Much More
The debates and commentary on race, gender and sports she generated at the U.S. Open resonate as she seeks to win her 24th major title, tying a record.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

University of Michigan Fires Gymnastics Coach With Ties to Sexual Abuse Scandal
The University of Michigan hired Rhonda Faehn, a former U.S.A. Gymnastics executive, to consult for its women's gymnastics team last week. After an outcry, it reversed course.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal Start With Easy Wins
Sharapova didn't lose a game in a 63-minute first-round victory, and the second-seeded Nadal dispatched an Australian wild-card entrant in straight sets.

New York Times Sports
Jan 14, 2019

Matt Kuchar Muddles Through Bogeys, Then Piles Up Birdies to Win Sony Open
After losing the lead to Andrew Putnam, Kuchar righted himself and went on beat him by four shots for his ninth PGA Tour title.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

N.H.L. Roundup: Islanders Quickly Leave the League-Leading Lightning Behind
The Islanders, with three goals in the first five minutes, got their 11th win in 14 games, 5-1. The Rangers lost, 7-5, at Columbus, which had Sergei Bobrovski back in goal.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

Saints 20, Eagles 14: Drew Brees Leads Saints Out of Hole, Past Eagles and to the N.F.C. Championship
Brees threw an interception on his first pass, and New Orleans fell behind 14-0, but the Saints reeled off 20 straight points to oust the defending Super Bowl champions.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

Saints 20, Eagles 14: Saints Brush Off Poor Start to Reach N.F.C. Championship Game
Drew Brees threw an interception on his first pass of the game, and New Orleans fell behind 14-0, but the Saints reeled off 20 unanswered points to win.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

Patriots 41, Chargers 28: Patriots Make a Statement With a Furious Rout of the Chargers
New England scored on its first four possessions and Los Angeles was never close in an A.F.C. playoff rout.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi Will Play Super Bowl Halftime
The N.F.L. officially released the lineup as Scott announced a $500,000 donation to the social justice group Dream Corps to head off criticism.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

76ers 108, Knicks 105: Knicks' Home Woes Continue as 76ers Hold On
The Knicks rallied from a 24-point deficit but still lost their eighth straight game at Madison Square Garden and fourth in a row over all.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

Patriots 41, Chargers 28: Patriots Dominate Chargers to Reach A.F.C. Championship Game
The Patriots scored on their first four possessions and Los Angeles was never close in an A.F.C. playoff rout.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

For WADA, Another Crucial Discussion About Russia
A special committee will discuss whether Russia has done enough to comply with a demand for data about drug testing. It's complicated — or not.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

Rams Land a Devastating 1-2 Punch in the N.F.L. Playoffs
Adding C.J. Anderson to the backfield with Todd Gurley II turned out to be a stroke of genius for Sean McVay and the Rams.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

Matt Kuchar Extends His Lead in Hawaii
Kuchar will go into Sunday's final round of the Sony Open with a two-shot edge over Andrew Putnam.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

Kuchar Two Ahead in Hawaii in Bid for Ninth PGA Tour Win
Matt Kuchar went bogey-free again to earn a two-stroke lead over Andrew Putnam after the third round at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Saturday.

New York Times Sports
Jan 13, 2019

Rams 30, Cowboys 22: Rams Trample the Cowboys for Their First Playoff Win in 14 Years
The Rams set a franchise record with 273 yards rushing as they advanced to the N.F.C. Championship for the first time since 2002.

New York Times Sports
Jan 12, 2019

Chiefs 31, Colts 13: Chiefs Finally End a Playoff Drought at Home, Burying the Colts
Thanks to quarterback Patrick Mahomes and a stout defense, Kansas City started to rewrite an ugly postseason history and advanced to the A.F.C. Championship.

New York Times Sports
Jan 12, 2019

N.H.L. Roundup: Rangers Finally Win at Barclays Center; Devils Edge Flyers
The Rangers won in Brooklyn for the first time since the Islanders began playing home games there in 2015.

New York Times Sports
Jan 12, 2019

Men's Basketball Roundup: Louisville Routs No. 12 North Carolina in Chapel Hill
Coach Roy Williams endured his worst home loss in 16 seasons with the Tar Heels. Elsewhere, No. 4 Virginia improved to 15-0 and Kansas State upset No. 20 Iowa State.

New York Times Sports
Jan 12, 2019

In San Diego, a Quandary Over the (L.A.) Chargers
To root for the former home team or not? It's a question for which there is no right answer, especially in a laid-back city on the ocean.

New York Times Sports
Jan 12, 2019

Foxboro(ugh!): Where Visiting N.F.L. Teams Hate to Play
The New England Patriots are 19-3 in playoff games in this century in Foxborough, Mass. — or is it Foxboro? — their out-of-the-way, small-town home since 1971.

New York Times Sports
Jan 12, 2019

ON TENNIS: A Tennis Wish List for 2019
First, unity. Then, let's find some common ground. And, finally, let's clear up some of the confusion.

New York Times Sports
Jan 12, 2019

In Women's Tennis, Finesse Can Fight Power
Though baseline power remains the most fail-safe route to stardom, players with subtler, more creative games are also finding a way to win.

New York Times Sports
Jan 12, 2019

How Are Ties Broken in Tennis? That Depends
There are four tournaments, and they each have a different way to solve a tie.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

Matt Kuchar Keeps His Score Low and Smile Bright in Leading the Sony Open
Kuchar, a frequent visitor to Hawaii, shot his second straight seven-under 63 to take a one-shot lead over Andrew Putnam at Waialae.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

N.B.A. Roundup: Raptors Are Again Unbeatable at Home and Against the Nets
Toronto won, 122-105, for its second seven-game home winning streak of the season, and its 13th win in 14 games against the Nets. The Knicks lost to the Pacers, 121-106.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

A Mystery for the Reeling Rangers: How to Beat the Islanders
The Rangers have lost 13 of 15 games to their local rivals and have never won a regular-season game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

Dean Spanos on Life Up the Coast
The Los Angeles Chargers owner talked about his team's recent success and the move from San Diego.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

Yankees Add D.J. LeMahieu, Signaling Reduced Interest in Manny Machado
LeMahieu, a three-time Gold Glove winner at second base, won the National League batting crown in 2016. He agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

On Pro Football: Will Defense Doom the Chiefs in the Playoffs?
Kansas City has an offense so potent it recalibrated how football is played. But it also fielded one of the worst defenses ever to make the N.F.L. postseason.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

Can Aryna Sabalenka Ride Her Hot Streak to the Australian Open Title?
Sabalenka, 20, one of tennis's biggest surprises in 2018, is a popular pick to break through for her first major tournament triumph.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

On Tennis: Andy Murray Gave His All. Which Is Why This Ending Hurts.
Murray earned his place in tennis's Big Four with his week-to-week consistency, his resilience and his all-surface brilliance. But an injury is about to drive him out.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

Citing Concussion-Related Symptoms, Rick Nash Retires From Hockey
Nash, the No. 1 overall pick by Columbus in 2002, scored 437 career goals with the Blue Jackets, the Rangers and the Bruins.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

N.F.L. Playoff Predictions: Divisional Round Picks
As teams compete for spots in the conference championship games, Patrick Mahomes makes his playoff debut, Philip Rivers tries to beat the Patriots and Ezekiel Elliott looks to run all over the Rams.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

On College Football: What We Learned About College Football in the Past Season
Alabama can, in fact, get pummeled, Urban Meyer is not beyond judgment, and other valuable nuggets that will make the game different in the fall.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

On Baseball: In Bid for Manny Machado, White Sox Wonder if Camaraderie Can Trump Cash
The White Sox have added two of Machado's closest friends this off-season, but can personal relationships trump the prospect of more wins, and more cash?

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

In Alabama, a Girl's High School Hoop Dreams Are Restored
U.S.A. Basketball sent Maori Davenport a check in error after she played for one of its national teams. Alabama officials ruled her ineligible. A judge ordered her back onto the court.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

2019 Australian Open: Players to Watch
While Caroline Wozniacki and Roger Federer aim to defend their singles titles in Melbourne, some younger players have shown signs that they can make a run.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

LaMarcus Aldridge Scores 56 as the Spurs and the Thunder Fill Up the Scorebook
Aldridge was 16 of 16 on free throws. The Spurs were 16 of 19 on 3-pointers. And Russell Westbrook had 24 assists as part of a triple-double.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

Japan's Olympics Chief Faces Corruption Charges in France
The accusations against Tsunekazu Takeda relate to Tokyo's winning bid to host the 2020 Games — the latest in a string of corruption cases in Olympic bidding.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

An Adult's ‘Clerical Error' Threatens a Girl's High School Hoop Dreams
U.S.A. Basketball sent Maori Davenport a check in error after she played for one of its national teams. Alabama officials ruled her ineligible for her senior season in high school.

New York Times Sports
Jan 11, 2019

Roger Federer Is the Defending Australian Open Champion, but Not the Favorite
Federer, seeded No. 3 at age 37, has won the last two singles titles in Melbourne. Starting Monday, he will try to dispel concerns about a less-stellar spell last year.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

In Battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2, Notre Dame Holds Off Louisville
The Irish escaped a close game with a 14-2 run in the final minutes to beat the Cardinals and hold on to their top ranking.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

N.H.L. Roundup: The Islanders' One and Only Shot of the Third Period Does In the Rangers
Josh Bailey scored with 1:26 left to give the Islanders a 4-3 victory. John Tavares scored twice, reaching 300 career goals, in the Maple Leafs' 4-2 win over the Devils.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Andy Murray Announces Retirement This Year
Murray, the 31-year-old former No. 1, who has struggled with a hip injury for months, said he would stop playing this year.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Andy Murray, Citing Pain, Says He Will Retire After Wimbledon
Murray, the 31-year-old former No. 1, who has struggled with a hip injury for months, said he would stop playing this year.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Citing Pain, Andy Murray Says He Will Retire After Wimbledon
Murray, the 31-year-old former No. 1, who has struggled with a hip injury for months, said he would stop playing this year.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Andy Murray Says He Will Retire After Wimbledon at the Latest
Murray, the 31-year-old former No. 1 who has struggled with a hip injury for months, said he would stop playing this year.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

N.F.L. Roundup: Broncos, Going Old School in a Changing N.F.L., Pick Vic Fangio as Coach
Fangio, a 60-year-old pro head coaching rookie who was the Bears' defensive coordinator, said he would stress fundamentals.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

N.F.L. Roundup: Broncos, Going Old School in a Changing N.F.L., Pick Vic Fangio as Coach.
Fangio, a 60-year-old pro head coaching rookie who was the Bears' defensive coordinator, said he would stress fundamentals.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Mets Sign Infielder Jed Lowrie to Bolster Their Versatility
The switch-hitter can play three positions and is coming off a season in which he set a new career-high with 23 home runs.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA Sought by Las Vegas Police in Rape Investigation
Law enforcement officials investigating a sexual-assault accusation against the soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo have obtained a warrant for a sample of the player's DNA.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Group Led by Nets Co-Owner Nears Deal for W.N.B.A.'s Liberty
Joseph C. Tsai's investment group owns 49 percent of the Nets, and now may take over one of the three founding W.N.B.A. teams still in existence.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Spanish Police Link 28 Tennis Players to Match-Fixing Ring
The police accused the Spanish tennis player Marc Fornell-Mestres of being a link between players and an Armenian ring that bribed them for betting purposes.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

DNA Sample Sought in Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Investigation
Law enforcement officials investigating a sexual-assault accusation against the soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly have obtained a warrant for a sample of the player's DNA.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

N.F.L. Playoff Predictions: Our Picks for the Divisional Round
As teams compete for spots in the conference championship games, Patrick Mahomes makes his playoff debut, Philip Rivers tries to beat the Patriots and Ezekiel Elliott looks to run all over the Rams.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Serena Williams Could Face Top Seed Early at the Australian Open
Williams, seeded 16th, may have a fourth-round match against top-seeded Simona Halep, or perhaps her sister Venus, in Melbourne.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Serena Williams Could Face Top Seed Early at Australian Open
Williams may have a fourth-round match against top-seeded Simona Halep, or perhaps her sister Venus, in the Australian Open.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

Serena Williams Could Face Top Seed Early
Williams may have a fourth-round match against top-seeded Simona Halep, or perhaps her sister Venus, in the Australian Open.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Is Hurt. Step Forward, Kyle Kuzma.
The Lakers' lesser lights get a chance to operate on their own.

New York Times Sports
Jan 10, 2019

In Australia, Simona Halep Faces an Estonian Longshot Again
Kaia Kanepi stunned Halep at the U.S. Open. And Halep has not won a match since.

New York Times Sports
Jan 09, 2019

In Adam Gase, Jets Pick a Coach They Could Rarely Beat
Gase went 23-25 in three seasons with the Miami Dolphins, but he was 5-1 against the Jets. Now he gets the chance to lead the team he tormented.

New York Times Sports
Jan 09, 2019

Nets Erase 19-Point Deficit in Win Over Hawks
D'Angelo Russell led the Nets with 23 points as they overcame a big early hole to get their eighth win in their last nine home games.

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