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New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

Keep Undercutting Clemson. The Tigers Have Thrived on It.
Despite another conference title, Clemson stood little chance to edge L.S.U. or Ohio State in the College Football Playoff seedings. But it's the semifinal matchup neither of those teams want.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

L.S.U. Makes Case for Top Seed in Playoff With SEC Win
Louisiana State dominated fourth-ranked Georgia from the outset, and Joe Burrow made his case to lock up the Heisman Trophy.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

Anthony Joshua Takes Back Heavyweight Crown from Andy Ruiz
A no-nonsense decision victory put Joshua's star career back on track. Ruiz acknowledged too much revelry after his previous win and not enough preparation for the rematch.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

Lane Kiffin Hired by Ole Miss as Next Coach
The announcement came after Kiffin led Florida Atlantic to a win in the Conference USA title game.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

Fans Didn't Like the Way Jeff Wilpon Ran the Mets. Neither Did Some of His Relatives.
The Wilpons had limited successes after becoming majority owners of the Mets in 2002. But the team's dysfunction was mirrored by the family discord that ultimately forced a sale.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

Manchester United Players Targeted With Racial Abuse by City Fans
A video appeared to show a man mimicking monkey gestures near Jesse Lingard and Fred during the second half of the Manchester Derby.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

Henrik Stenson Wins the Hero World Challenge
His 1-shot victory included an eagle on the 15th hole in the final round.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

Hall of Fame Takes Another Swing at an Underappreciated Era
Ted Simmons and Dale Murphy are among 10 candidates for election by the Veterans Committee, whose choices will be announced on Sunday. The former pitcher Ron Darling offered his thoughts on the seven he faced.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

Virginia Is the National Champion. But It Can't Seem to Make a Shot
Despite playing at a slow pace, Virginia has always had an effective offense. Not this season.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

A Catastrophic Accident, Then the Gift of Learning How to Live
Fay Vincent, a former commissioner of Major League Baseball, writes of the blue mood that envelops him when the anniversary of his paralyzing accident approaches, and the lessons wrought from it.

New York Times Sports
Dec 07, 2019

Utah Had a Shot at the College Football Playoff. Oregon Spoiled It.
Utah, ranked fifth by the committee that decides the playoff, was upended by Oregon in the Pac-12 Conference title game, 37-15.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

The Knicks Fired Their Coach. He Isn't the Guy Who Needs to Go.
Is it too much to hope that the owner James Dolan will someday make the one move that might save his team?

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Eli Manning Is Ready for Another Chance
Manning, the longtime Giants quarterback, is in line for his first start in three months with Daniel Jones injured.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

The Wilpon Family Chronicles
The Wilpons had limited successes after becoming majority owners of the Mets in 2002. But the team's dysfunction was mirrored by the family discord that ultimately forced a sale.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Will the Next Great Male Ski Racer Please Come Down the Hill?
Mikaela Shiffrin dominates women's ski racing. The retirement of Marcel Hirscher has left void on the men's side.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Knicks Fire Coach David Fizdale
The troubled team let go of its second-year coach after a 4-18 start, including blowouts in the last two games. The Knicks are on pace for their worst season ever.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Gerrit Cole, the Yankees and the Value of the Long Game
Brian Cashman drafted Cole, and lost him. Tried to trade for him, and lost out again. Now, in free agency, is he finally in position to get his man?

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Caroline Wozniacki, a Former Top-Ranked Tennis Player, to Retire
Though she had reached No. 1 as recently as 2018, her desire to start a family was among the reasons she cited in stepping away after the Australian Open next month.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Everton and the Burden of History
The Premier League club is in crisis again. But it is more serious than just one manager's failings: It is part of a fundamental reordering of the soccer world.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

‘Black Friday' Headline Is Condemned by Stars of Italian Soccer
A headline alongside photos of two black players in the Corriere dello Sport brought new condemnations of racism in Italy. The newspaper said it had suffered a "lynching."

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Real Madrid's President Plots a Way for Richest Clubs to Get Richer
Real Madrid's Florentino Pérez is shepherding a proposal that would reshape European soccer for the benefit of the Continent's biggest clubs. UEFA's president called the idea "insane."

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

N.F.L. Week 14 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs look for revenge against the Patriots, the Saints host the 49ers, and the Ravens and Seahawks try to stay hot on what should be a chaotic Sunday.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Are the Patriots Vulnerable at Last? Don't Bet on It
They have lost two of their last four games, and much of their 10-2 record was built against weak teams. But fears, and anticipation, of their decline seem misplaced.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Are the Patriots Vulnerable at Last? Don't Bet on It.
They have lost two of their last four games, and much of their 10-2 record was built against weak teams. But fears, and anticipation, of their decline seem misplaced.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

A Season on the Rez
A writer followed a Navajo high school basketball team for a season. Here is a tale from one road trip.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Pirelli Is Working to Give F1 New Tires for 2021
They are jumping from 13 inches to 18 inches, and testing their effect on racing has already begun.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Mercedes Dominated Formula One, but Not in the Second Half
The team was a winning machine at first, but then tailed off, giving its rivals hope for 2020.

New York Times Sports
Dec 06, 2019

Chase Carey Pulls Formula One Out of the Past
The chief executive is presenting the motorsport to an audience savvy about social media.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

The Personal Toll of Photographing a Story About Euthanasia
I spent nearly three years photographing the Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoort as she prepared to die by choice. It became one of the most emotional assignments — and friendships — of my life.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

The Mets' Would-Be Rescuer Is Far From a Hero
Steven Cohen's bid for the team may thrill fans tired of the Wilpon era, but his billions come with baggage.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

Will Real Madrid Abandon La Liga? Its President Maps a Way Out
Real Madrid's Florentino Pérez is shepherding a proposal that would reshape European soccer for the benefit of the Continent's biggest clubs. And he may have the backing to pull it off.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

Draymond Green Is Growing. But Some Things Never Change.
Green, the Golden State Warriors star, granted behind-the-scenes access for a trip into his past to show just how far he has come as a person and a player — and where he still needs to go.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

Lawsuit Against Luke Walton Is Dropped
The Sacramento Kings coach had been accused of sexual assault.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

Kentucky and Michigan to Play a Game in London Next Season
The deal comes as more American college sports teams play in Europe.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

Football Is Dying in Ohio. A Coach in This County Made It Thrive.
Demographics suggest football should be dying in Mercer County. Instead it's booming and producing state champions.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

Frankie Dettori Deeply Knows His Horses
The jockey, who has won race after race in a long career, says you have to know "what makes them tick."

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

The Cowboys Look for Their Offense Against the Bears
Dallas is in a rut, and Chicago's defense is hardly a pushover. Could an upset be brewing on Thursday night?

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

For William Nader, a Lifetime With Horse Racing
He got his start at his hometown track and now is an executive with the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

Hong Kong Horses Ready for All-Comers in Hong Kong Races
While there will be stiff competition from around the world, the locals are making more of an impression.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

Working at Equinox: ‘It's Very Hunger Games'
Working for the high-end gym chain seems glamorous, but for many trainers the schedule is unforgiving, the pay low and the turnover high.

New York Times Sports
Dec 05, 2019

Did FIFA Accidentally Confirm a World Cup Bribery Scandal?
Qatar has for years been dogged by accusations that a corrupt vote delivered the 2022 World Cup. Now, world soccer's governing body may have inadvertently supported those claims.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

Steve Cohen in Talks to Buy Majority of Mets fromWilpons
The deal with Mr. Cohen, a billionaire hedge fund manager, would represent a significant change in the New York sports landscape.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

Steve Cohen in Talks to Buy Majority of Mets from Wilpons
The deal with Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund manager, would represent a major change in the New York sports landscape, with a team that has had the Wilpon family as major investors since 1980.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

Baseball Free Agency: Power Starts Shifting Back to Players
Two big deals were reached on Wednesday, part of a pattern that suggested a substantial change from the quiet market of recent winters.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

How the Devils' Season Went Wrong
Blown leads, low scoring, goaltending woes and unmet expectations led to the firing of Coach John Hynes.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

Steve Cohen Moving to Acquire Bigger Stake in Mets
The deal with Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund manager, would keep Fred Wilpon, the controlling owner, and Jeff Wilpon, the chief operating officer, in their positions for five years.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

Adam Sandler Is Betting the N.B.A. (and Knicks) Can Take a Joke
A new movie uses an N.B.A. playoff as the backdrop for Sandler's gambling character, a mix the league once would have run from.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

Ron Rivera Led the Panthers to a Super Bowl. The Owner Who Fired Him Wasn't Around Then.
The timing of the move should give Carolina a jump on other teams looking to make a change.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

Kelly Slater Wants to Surf in the Olympics. His Neighbor Is in the Way.
Slater, 47, and his friend John John Florence are both hoping to compete in the first Olympic surfing competition next year in Tokyo. The problem is there is room for only one of them.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

James Harden Dunked It. Ruling: No Basket.
The Rockets are up in arms about a dubious call in a loss to the Spurs.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

The Best N.F.L. Trade of the Season? Look to Pittsburgh
After forcing his way out of Miami, Minkah Fitzpatrick has powered the Steelers' surprising surge into contention.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

The Best N.F.L. Trade of the Season? Look to Pittsburgh.
After forcing his way out of Miami, Minkah Fitzpatrick has powered the Steelers' surprising surge into contention.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

Pony Show Jumpers Deliver Big Thrills
The Longines Masters of Paris will feature a new pony class this year. Some of the top riders in the sport got their start on the little horses.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

Yes, Luis Scola Is Still Playing (Now in Milan)
This week's newsletter catches up with Luis Scola, 39, to talk about how the N.B.A. has changed since he left two years ago and about his surprising World Cup silver medal as part of Argentina's team.

New York Times Sports
Dec 04, 2019

Edwina Tops-Alexander Knows It's Not All About Her
She is one of the most successful show jumpers in the world, but she says 70 percent of her sport is the horse.

New York Times Sports
Dec 03, 2019

For L.S.U., a Lot of Love in Polls, Not So Much in Playoff Rankings
A win over Georgia this weekend should be a strong argument for making the Tigers the playoff's top seed, ahead of Ohio State, but will the committee see things that way?

New York Times Sports
Dec 03, 2019

He Wants to Surf in the Olympics at 48. His Neighbor Is in the Way.
The veteran Kelly Slater and his friend John John Florence are both hoping to compete in the first Olympic surfing competition next year in Tokyo. The problem is there is only room for one of them.

New York Times Sports
Dec 03, 2019

Wayne Merry, Climber Who Conquered El Capitan, Dies at 88
In 1958 he and two others became the first to scale a 2,900-foot granite wall in Yosemite National Park in California that many considered practically unclimbable.

New York Times Sports
Dec 03, 2019

Devils Fire Coach John Hynes After Disappointing Start
With the No. 1 pick, a former most valuable player and high-profile free-agent acquisitions, the Devils had high expectations for this season. Instead, they sank in the standings.

New York Times Sports
Dec 03, 2019

N.H.L. Takeaways: 3 Moves That Reflect a Cultural Shift in the Sport
Two months into the season, the departures of Don Cherry, Mike Babcock and Bill Peters shook the league.

New York Times Sports
Dec 03, 2019

Georgetown Loses a Player Accused of Threats
A woman, a fellow student, obtained a restraining order against Josh LeBlanc, who averaged 7 points for the men's basketball team.

New York Times Sports
Dec 03, 2019

Georgetown Loses 2 Players; One Is Accused of Threats
A woman, a fellow student, obtained a restraining order against Josh LeBlanc, who averaged 7 points for the men's basketball team.

New York Times Sports
Dec 03, 2019

A Welcome Funding Source for College Athletics: Women Investing in Women's Sports
As the 50th anniversary of Title IX approaches, former female athletes are donating millions to build facilities and endow scholarships and coaching positions at their alma maters.

New York Times Sports
Dec 03, 2019

A Welcome Funding Source for College Athletics: Women
As the 50th anniversary of Title IX approaches, former female athletes are donating millions to build facilities and endow scholarships and coaching positions at their alma maters.

New York Times Sports
Dec 03, 2019

Their Soccer Club Vanished. They Kept Coming.
After Bury Football Club was shuttered on the eve of this season, five employees chose to persevere without pay. Theirs is a story of loyalty, duty and hope.

New York Times Sports
Dec 02, 2019

Rob Gronkowski Will Not Return for Patriots' Playoff Run
The retired tight end did not meet the N.F.L.'s deadline to be reinstated.

New York Times Sports
Dec 02, 2019

Russian Doping Blurs Innocence and Guilt, With Olympics Caught in Middle
The manipulation of a drug-testing database raised doubts about 145 Russian athletes suspected of cheating. But with their records altered, some may yet compete in next year's Tokyo Games.

New York Times Sports
Dec 02, 2019

Megan Rapinoe Wins Ballon d'Or as World's Best Player
Rapinoe, who helped lead the United States to a World Cup title in July, beat Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan to claim the prize. Lionel Messi won the men's award for a record sixth time.

New York Times Sports
Dec 02, 2019

N.F.L. Week 13: What We Learned
Lamar Jackson powered the Ravens past the 49ers, the Patriots were upset by the Texans, and several of the N.F.L.'s basement dwellers enjoyed a day in the sun.

New York Times Sports
Dec 02, 2019

College Basketball: Who Gets the Spotlight This Week?
While teams like Duke falter, Michigan, Dayton, Maryland and others get a chance to shine.

New York Times Sports
Dec 02, 2019

Saudi Arabia Embraces Western Sports to Rehabilitate Global Image
Critics accuse the kingdom of "sportswashing" as international entertainment businesses shrug off human rights concerns.

New York Times Sports
Dec 02, 2019

‘It's Going to Hurt': A Football Playoff Without Alabama
The Crimson Tide faced a grim reality after losing to Auburn on Saturday. Penalty-prone and undisciplined, they will not make the four-team playoff for the first time since its inception in 2014.

New York Times Sports
Dec 02, 2019

What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 13
Lamar Jackson powered the Ravens past the 49ers, the Patriots were upset by the Texans, and several of the N.F.L.'s basement dwellers enjoyed a day in the sun.

New York Times Sports
Dec 02, 2019

Steelers Cling to Playoff Hopes, the Browns to the Idea of a Rivalry
Playing without Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph, the A.F.C. North face-off played out more predictably than the teams' last meeting.

New York Times Sports
Dec 02, 2019

Ravens Outlast 49ers With a Strong Finishing Kick
Quarterback Lamar Jackson converted two critical short-yardage runs on Baltimore's winning drive, then Justin Tucker kicked a 49-yard field goal as time expired.

New York Times Sports
Dec 01, 2019

Bengals Are No Longer Winless, Thanks to the Jets
Quarterback Andy Dalton, who was benched after the Bengals' eighth loss, returned and gave Coach Zac Taylor his first win as a head coach.

New York Times Sports
Dec 01, 2019

Green Bay Hands the Giants Their Eighth Loss in a Row
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes in snowy conditions as the Packers extended the Giants' losing streak, their longest in 15 years.

New York Times Sports
Dec 01, 2019

Artemi Panarin Has Been the Player the Rangers Wanted and Needed
A marquee free-agent signing in the off-season, Panarin is on a pace to become the team's first 100-point scorer in 14 years.

New York Times Sports
Dec 01, 2019

Rutgers Returns to Greg Schiano to Rebuild Football Program
Schiano, who coached the Scarlet Knights from 2001 to 2011, agreed to come back after lengthy contract negotiations.

New York Times Sports
Nov 30, 2019

Mikaela Shiffrin Learns a New Way to Win: Without Her Mother as Coach
A personal loss has prompted Eileen Shiffrin to step away from coaching her daughter after the two decided "it was important for her to get back to her life."

New York Times Sports
Nov 30, 2019

Justin Fields Has ‘Heisman Moment' in Ohio State's Win Over Michigan
The Buckeyes quarterback threw one of his four touchdown passes in a 56-27 win immediately after returning from an injury scare.

New York Times Sports
Nov 30, 2019

5 New Standout Ski Hotels
Forget the clichéd lodges full of Jägerbombs and Moncler puffer coats. Nowadays, there's a resort to suit every style, from history buff to gastronaut.

New York Times Sports
Nov 30, 2019

On the Road with Mikaela Shiffrin, the Olympic Gold Medalist
At the start of a competitive season, the world-class skier discusses travel, jet lag, music and the power of Mom.

New York Times Sports
Nov 30, 2019

Seymour Siwoff, Master of Sports Statistics, Is Dead at 99
As head of the Elias Sports Bureau, which he took over in 1952, he supervised record-keeping for baseball, football and other professional sports.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

Soccer Can't Avoid Climate Change Forever
UEFA has taken steps to counter the carbon footprint of a sprawling European championship next summer. But is the game avoiding a difficult question?

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

N.F.L. Suspends Cardinals Player for Betting
Josh Shaw has spent the season on the injured reserve list. The N.F.L. says he bet on games.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

The Nets Win One for Their Culture
After beating the Celtics on Friday, the Nets improved to 6-2 without Kyrie Irving. They've relied on some familiar faces to recover from a difficult start to the season.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Called Amazing. Now in Sign Language, Too.
New this season at the Milwaukee Bucks' postgame news conferences: a sign language interpreter.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

A Good Problem for Stephen F. Austin: Distributing $137,000 in Charity
A pastor from the Bahamas and a mid-major university must deal with the ramifications of a surprise windfall.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

Brad Gobright, a Throwback Climber on the Fringes of a Sport
Gobright, who was known for the simple life he led and the risks he took, fell during a descent on Wednesday.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

Will Jim Harbaugh Ever Beat Ohio State?
Like all Michigan coaches, Harbaugh, at the helm since 2015, is largely defined by his lack of success against his program's chief rival.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

Flames Coach Bill Peters Resigns After Being Accused of Using Racial Slur
Akim Aliu said Peters "dropped the N bomb" against him a decade ago while Aliu was playing in the minor leagues. Peters apologized in a letter to the team manager on Wednesday. He resigned on Friday.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

From the Hospital to an Old Navy: Thanksgiving at Work
Millions of people spent the holiday on the job, and many workplaces have forged holiday traditions out of the shared obligation.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

With Olympic Doors Open, a 14-Year-Old Skateboarder Enters a New World
When the International Olympic Committee decided to admit skateboarding without setting age requirements, the game changed for a lot of young girls.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

Brad Gobright, Renowned Rock Climber, Is Dead After Fall in Mexico
The American free solo climber, one of the world's best, fell nearly 1,000 feet on Wednesday while using a rope. He was 31.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

N.F.L. Week 13 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens' juggernaut of an offense will get their stiffest test against the San Francisco 49ers in a game that feels like a regular season Super Bowl.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

Families of Hillsborough Victims Are Again Left Without Answers
A not-guilty ruling related to the 1989 disaster presented a difficult reality: The 96 who died were unlawfully killed, but nobody, most likely, will ever be held responsible.

New York Times Sports
Nov 29, 2019

Bills Clinch Winning Season With Easy Win Over Cowboys
Buffalo dominated on both sides of the ball, which could spell trouble for Coach Jason Garrett in Dallas.

New York Times Sports
Nov 28, 2019

Flames Coach Bill Peters Apologizes After Being Accused of Using Racial Slur
Akim Aliu said Peters "dropped the N bomb" against him a decade ago. On Wednesday, Peters apologized in a letter to the general manager and said he "regretted the incident since it happened."

New York Times Sports
Nov 28, 2019

Police Commander Not Guilty in Hillsborough Soccer Disaster
A crowd crush at a 1989 match in England killed 96 people, and officials initially faulted the fans. Investigations later showed poor crowd control was to blame.

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