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New York Times Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Keith Hufnagel, Pro Skateboarder and Entrepreneur, Dies at 46
He soared over treacherous streets on his board before opening a streetwear store that grew into the popular brand Huf.

New York Times Sports
Sep 26, 2020

As the French Open Begins, Confusion and Fears About Coronavirus Dominate
This tournament was supposed to represent the next stage for the comeback of tennis, with fans in the stands and more freedom for the players. It is not turning out that way.

New York Times Sports
Sep 26, 2020

What a Sold-Out N.F.L. Game Is Like in 2020
The Jaguars drew a socially distanced capacity crowd for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins, as football fans sought a bit of normalcy.

New York Times Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Miro Heiskanen Is Dallas's Do-Everything Defenseman
Heiskanen, 21, leads all players at that position in points this postseason and has impressed greats like Nicklas Lidstrom with his play.

New York Times Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Lightning Have Championship in Sights After Winning Third Straight Game
Kevin Shattenkirk scored on the power play in overtime to give Tampa Bay a 5-4 win and a lead of three games to one over Dallas.

New York Times Sports
Sep 26, 2020

In a Season of Challenges, the Marlins Finally Break Through
Miami lost 105 games last year, and started this season with an alarming coronavirus outbreak. Yet, somehow, they have ended their 17-year postseason drought.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

After Season of Challenges, Marlins Are on the Verge of a Breakthrough
Miami lost 105 games last year, and started this season with an alarming coronavirus outbreak. Yet, somehow, they are poised to end their 17-year postseason drought.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Oregon's President Says Money Wasn't Discussed in Pac-12 Return. It Didn't Need to Be.
Universities in the Pac-12 were clearly struggling financially even before the pandemic, which magnified the importance of football once it hit.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Ang Rita, Who Conquered Everest Again and Again, Dies at 72
Earning the nickname Snow Leopard for his agility, he climbed the world's highest mountain 10 times without supplemental oxygen between 1983 and 1996.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

How a Baseball Outsider Became the Yankees' Pitching Guru
Matt Blake never pitched professionally, and spent his first years out of college as a salesman. "It's for the better," one Yankees reliever said of Blake's background.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Sue Bird Uses Veteran Know-How for Edge Over WNBA Rookies
"Every now and then you notice a rookie going extra hard against you," said Bird, the star Seattle Storm point guard.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

The Connecticut Sun Are Fueled by Feeling Disrespected
Though they made the W.N.B.A. finals last season, the Sun have struggled this year. "They have, not a cockiness, but an air they belong," Coach Curt Miller said.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Michael Jordan's Big Play in NASCAR Could Help Diversify Its Fan Base
A self-described fan of the sport, Jordan will form a team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, possibly helping to draw African-American interest in a largely white sport.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Soccer Battle Looming Over National Team Games
Soccer has so far shown a largely united front in confronting the challenges of the coronavirus. Things may be about to get ugly.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers Close in on the N.B.A. Finals
"Jamal had it going," LeBron James said of the Denver Nuggets guard. "The kid is special."

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Jamal Murray Gets the Acclaim, but the Lakers Close In on the Series
"Jamal had it going," LeBron James said of the Denver Nuggets guard. "The kid is special."

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

One Day on a Hard Court, Then on Clay
The French Open, held so close to the U.S. Open this year, forces players to quickly adjust to a new surface. Then there's the change of seasons.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Rafael Nadal Goes for No. 13 in France
He skipped the U.S. Open and hunkered down in Spain, but is ready to defend his French Open title.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

The Evolving Role of the Tiebreaker
Described as the most important rule change in tennis history, it made the sport more appealing to fans, especially on television.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Home-Field Advantage Won't Matter This October. Did It Ever?
With Major League Baseball holding the postseason at neutral sites, the games will lack their usual raucous atmosphere. But recent history suggests playing at home doesn't make much of a difference, anyway.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Washington N.F.L. Team's Drama Fueled by Owners' Fight Over Payout
The team's controlling owner, Daniel Snyder, withheld dividend payouts to partners in the spring, leading to an arbitration case and a boardroom brawl that has spilled into public view.

New York Times Sports
Sep 25, 2020

For the N.H.L. Bubble to Succeed, Everyone Had to Be Flexible
Broadcasters did interviews from high above the ice instead of rinkside. A popular cafe in Edmonton tailored its menu to athletes. And most players have gone weeks without seeing their families.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Pac-12 Will Play Football in 2020, Joining Other Top Leagues During the Pandemic
The decision clears a path for programs like Oregon and Southern California, and means every Power 5 league intends to compete this fall.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Bill Murray Faces Legal Threat From Doobie Brothers
A lawyer for the band demands that the actor pay for using the song "Listen to the Music" in an ad for his William Murray golf wear.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Robert Kraft, After Long Fight, Has Solicitation Case Dismissed
Nineteen months after charging the New England Patriots team owner with solicitation of prostitution, Florida prosecutors dropped a case in which video evidence against him was thrown out.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

The Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo Is ‘Built Different'
Adebayo made an All-Star turn during the regular season and is playing with distinction alongside Jimmy Butler as the Heat race toward an unexpected N.B.A. finals berth.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Sandy Alderson Set to Return to Mets as Team President
Steven Cohen, the presumptive new owner of the team, announced he would be hiring Alderson, who was the Mets' general manager from 2010 to 2018.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

French Open Sets Marquee Matchups but Virus Still Looms
Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray are scheduled to play in Round 1, three years after they met in a French Open semifinal. But new government restrictions may hinder plans of fans to see it.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

A Girl Wanted to Try Out for Boys' Tennis. Ginsburg Helped Make It Happen.
In the early 1970s, a law professor named Ruth Bader Ginsburg took on a case that paved the way for a 15-year-old girl in New Jersey to play on a boys' high school team.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Basketball Persists in Mexico Amid the Pandemic
The Astros de Jalisco are competing in Mexico's top professional basketball league during the pandemic. But several teams have decided it's not worth playing.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

The Lightning Gain Stamkos, and the Lead
The Tampa Bay captain played less than three minutes, but scored in a 5-2 win over Dallas in Game 3.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

NFL Week 3 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread
With a matchup between the Ravens and the Chiefs looming on Monday, the rest of the week feels like an appetizer.

New York Times Sports
Sep 24, 2020

James Rodríguez Is Here to Entertain You
Don't think about the economics at play in the Colombian's arrival at Everton. Just enjoy it.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

He Has Worked With Both Stanley Cup Coaches. Who Is He Rooting For?
George Gwozdecky, a former Lightning assistant, once worked with Tampa Bay's coach, Jon Cooper, and Dallas's, Rick Bowness.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Luis Suárez's Bid for Italian Citizenship Prompts Claim of Rigged Test
The Uruguayan forward Luis Suárez, a star at the Spanish club Barcelona, was trying to get a passport to smooth a transfer to Juventus. But investigators say his language exam was fixed.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Soccer Player's Bid for Italian Citizenship Prompts Claim of Rigged Test
The Uruguayan forward Luis Suárez, a star at the Spanish club Barcelona, was trying to get a passport to smooth a transfer to Juventus. But investigators say his language exam was fixed.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

A Girl Wanted to Try Out for Boys Tennis. Ginsburg Helped Make it Happen.
In the early 1970s, a law professor named Ruth Bader Ginsburg took on a case that paved the way for a 15-year-old girl in New Jersey to play on a boys' high school team.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Gale Sayers's Balletic Runs Obscure Football's Brutal Endings
The Chicago Bears great was known for his effortless, slicing runs. Revealing his dementia diagnosis years after his retirement showed the toll of those dazzling performances.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

At Cal, Every Sport but Football Feels Like Second String
As the Pac-12 tries to formulate a plan for its most prominent sport, dozens of other sports are awaiting news on their seasons. But how do you prepare for a schedule that doesn't exist?

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Secrets of the Most Thankless N.B.A. Job: Referee
A 17-year veteran N.B.A. referee discusses blown calls, player beefs and the timeless question: Do superstars get special treatment?

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

2020 MLB Playoffs: Rules, Wild-Card, Neutral Location, Seeding and More
This will be one of the most unusual Octobers in memory for Major League Baseball. Here's a primer to all the changes to the playoff format.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

M.L.B. Awards: In a Short Season, Veterans Are Standing Out
The top contenders for baseball's annual awards include two 30-somethings who could take home the Most Valuable Player Awards.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Cheating in Utah Fishing Contest Results in Two Felony Convictions
The men pleaded guilty to tampering to influence a contest, a third-degree felony, almost two years after the state started investigating where they caught their fish.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Gale Sayers Dies; Elusive Hall of Fame Running Back Was 77
Though his career was cut short by injuries, he was regarded as one of the N.F.L.'s greatest players. The movie "Brian's Song" spread his name beyond the sports world.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Gale Sayers, Elusive Hall of Fame Running Back, Is Dead at 77
Though his career was cut short by knee injuries, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs in National Football League history.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

College Football's Worst Fear in the Pandemic: The Death of a Player
Jamain Stephens was known as a big man on campus. His death raised questions about how his university is handling the coronavirus and prompted athletes to think about their own risks.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Fans Find a Way to Watch Baseball During the Pandemic
Baseball fans have found ways to watch live baseball in person this season despite not being allowed in the stands.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

The Death That Speaks to College Football's Worst Virus Fear
Jamain Stephens was known as a big man on campus. His death raised questions about how his university is handling the coronavirus and prompted athletes to think about their own risks.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown
Working with them in the wilderness means negotiating countless shifting variables. Sounds a lot like the world we're living in.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Covid-19 May Have a Hidden Impact on the Heart
Should that change how we think about its risks? This is what the research tells us.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

In These Stanley Cup Finals, One Coach Can't Lose
George Gwozdecky, a former Lightning assistant, once worked with Tampa Bay's coach, Jon Cooper, and Dallas's, Rick Bowness.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

NFL Injuries Lead to Hand-Wringing, Finger-Pointing and Confusion
Conventional football wisdom suggests player health would benefit from either more — or less — preparation.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

W.N.B.A. Star Sabrina Ionescu on Kobe, Injury Rehab and Her Rookie Year
This week, Marc Stein settles the Giannis-LeBron debate and talks to Ionescu, of the W.N.B.A.'s Liberty, about rehabbing her severely sprained ankle and grieving Kobe.

New York Times Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Sabrina Ionescu Opens Up About Kobe Bryant and Rookie Year Woes
This week, Marc Stein settles the Giannis-LeBron debate and talks to Ionescu, of the W.N.B.A.'s Liberty, about rehabbing her severely sprained ankle and grieving Kobe.

New York Times Sports
Sep 22, 2020

Betty Bushman, an Early Female Baseball Voice, Dies at 89
Hired in 1964 to provide the women's perspective on radio broadcasts of the Kansas City Athletics' games, she made history. But her tenure was brief.

New York Times Sports
Sep 22, 2020

Leon Draisaitl Wins N.H.L. M.V.P. Award
The Oilers forward led the league in points and became the first German-born player to win the Hart Trophy.

New York Times Sports
Sep 22, 2020

Maya Gabeira Rides the Year's Biggest Wave, A First for Women in Surfing
Maya Gabeira didn't just ride the biggest wave ever ridden by a woman. It was the biggest wave surfed by anyone in the 2019-20 winter season, a first for women in professional surfing.

New York Times Sports
Sep 22, 2020

The Biggest Wave Surfed This Year
Maya Gabeira didn't just ride the biggest wave ever ridden by a woman. It was the biggest wave surfed by anyone in the 2019-20 winter season, a first for women in professional surfing.

New York Times Sports
Sep 22, 2020

Nikola Jokic: The Water Polo World's Favorite N.B.A. Player
Jokic, the Denver Nuggets star, is doing everything in the N.B.A. playoffs: shooting, rebounding, blocking — and firing one-handed crosscourt passes like he's in a swimming pool.

New York Times Sports
Sep 22, 2020

With Kids in Sports Bubbles, These Parents Are Desperate for a Way In
Many parents are used to following their pro-athlete offspring from game to game. With the pandemic keeping them out of stadiums, some are getting creative.

New York Times Sports
Sep 22, 2020

She's the W.N.B.A. Threat No One Warned You About
Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield wasn't a top pick, and her coach didn't plan to play her much. Now she's the rookie of the year, and leading her Lynx through the playoffs.

New York Times Sports
Sep 22, 2020

Nikola Jokic Plays Basketball as if It's Water Polo
Jokic, the Denver Nuggets star, is doing everything in the N.B.A. playoffs: shooting, rebounding, blocking — and firing one-handed crosscourt passes like he's in a swimming pool.

New York Times Sports
Sep 22, 2020

Behind Their Power Play, Lightning Even the Series
Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat scored two of Tampa Bay's three first-period goals in its 3-2 win on Monday.

New York Times Sports
Sep 22, 2020

Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2: Tampa Bay Lightning Even the Series
Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat scored two of Tampa Bay's three first-period goals in its 3-2 win on Monday.

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

Estate's Racially Divisive Name Threatens Future of Premier Equestrian Event
The Olympic equestrian sport of eventing will no longer be held at a Pennsylvania estate that has resisted calls to change its name, which some say evokes slavery.

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

Christian McCaffrey Leads N.F.L. Injured List After Week 2
The Carolina Panthers running back's high ankle sprain is expected to keep him out for four to six weeks. He was among a number of high-profile players to get hurt in Sunday's games.

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

La Liga, Shaken by Second Wave of Virus, Enlists Players' Kids as Messengers
Facing a long season and a new wave of infections, Spanish soccer officials are now using fans, businesses and even players' families to warn players about Covid-19.

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

N.F.L. Embraces Sports Betting As Raiders Open Las Vegas Stadium
Monday night, the Las Vegas Raiders play their first game in a new $2 billion stadium, the physical manifestation of a long, slow embrace between the N.F.L. and legal sports wagering.

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

N.F.L. Embraces Gambling With Las Vegas Raiders
Monday night, the Las Vegas Raiders play their first game in a new $2 billion stadium, the physical manifestation of a long, slow embrace between the N.F.L. and legal sports wagering.

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

Players' Alliance Gets $10 Million From M.L.B. and Union to Build Diversity
The money is a substantial boost to the 12-week-old group formed by current and former players to increase Black participation at all levels of the sport.

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

In Montana, the Art of Crafting Fly-Fishing Rods
"One thing about Montana," says Matt Barber, an owner of Tom Morgan Rodsmiths, a custom fly rod shop in Bozeman, "is if there's a moving body of water, there is probably a trout in it."

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

Pandemic, Unrest, Fires? An M.L.B. Rookie Still Smashes Home Runs
Kyle Lewis of the Seattle Mariners is a top contender for the American League Rookie of the Year Award in a shortened season upended by postponements and delays.

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

Mikaela Shiffrin, Staggered by 2020, Wants to Enjoy Ski Racing Again
Her father's death, pandemic-caused cancellations and a wildfire evacuation gave the World Cup champion a new view on competing: "I want to enjoy it, the way I have enjoyed it in the past."

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

LeBron James and the Burden of Being Great(est)
He is miffed about not winning the M.V.P. Award, and rightfully so. His magic on and off the court is often unfairly taken for granted.

New York Times Sports
Sep 21, 2020

Tyler Perry Gives Rousing Emmys Speech After Receiving Governors Award
The award prompted a heartfelt personal story about a quilt made by Perry's grandmother, and about its symbolic resonance with the experiences of Black Americans.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

NFL Week 2: Recap, Top Performers and Highlights From Sunday's Games
The Falcons collapsed as only the Falcons can, the Chargers nearly shocked the Chiefs, injuries were everywhere and the Ravens simply never lose (in the regular season).

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

Yankees Clinch Playoff Berth in Pandemic-Shortened Season
Despite a loss to the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees are in the postseason because of baseball math dictated by a loss by the Seattle Mariners.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

Week 2 NFL Recap: The Chargers Nearly Shocked Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs
Kansas City needed fourth-quarter heroics and a 58-yard field goal in overtime to push past rookie quarterback Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

U.S. Open: Bryson DeChambeau Wins His Way -- By A Wide Margin
DeChambeau, who bulked up and went all-in to prove a power game could flout golf's norms, shot the only under-par round on Sunday to win the 2020 U.S. Open.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

One Depleted Team Played Well Sunday (Hint: Not the Jets)
The San Francisco 49ers lost two stalwarts from their defensive line, their starting quarterback and running back on Sunday. The Jets still couldn't challenge.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

Live NFL Scores Tracker
San Francisco lost Joey Bosa, Jimmy Garoppolo and Raheem Mostert to injury and Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski came up big for the second straight game.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

Aimless Giants Lose Saquon Barkley, Then the Game
Giants final drive ended with an offensive pass interference call on receiver Golden Tate.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

W.N.B.A. Postpones Storm-Lynx Game Over Coronavirus Concerns
Some Seattle Storm players received inconclusive virus test results before Game 1 of their semifinal series against the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. The game was postponed.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

Live NFL Scores Tracker: Falcons Lead Cowboys, Garoppolo and Mostert Injured
Giants running back Saquon Barkley left the field with a knee injury and San Francisco's injury report grew as Bosa and Solomon Thomas suffered first quarter knocks.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

Celtics Beat Heat to Reset Eastern Conference Finals, 2-1
Whatever happened in the locker room after blowing a lead in Game 2, the Celtics regrouped and hung on for the win in Game 3, 117-106.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar Becomes Slovenia's First Winner
Riding into Paris a day after grabbing the lead, Tadej Pogacar, 21, was still struggling to fathom how he had claimed his victory over two unforgettable days.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

This Year's U.S. Open Spotlights Ben Hogan's Claim to a Fifth
Hogan won the 1942 Hale America Open, which included qualifying rounds during World War II. He always believed it should have counted as his fifth U.S. Open victory.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

U.S. Open: Bryson DeChambeau's Power Game Is Working
DeChambeau's aggressive game plan at the tricky Winged Foot course has him near the top of the leaderboard: "I want to play it as hard as possible," he said. Tiger Woods did not make the cut.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

U.S. Open: Matthew Wolff, 21, Aims for First Major Win at Winged Foot
A fast start and some steady nerves gave Wolff a two-shot lead entering the final round of only his second major championship.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

Live NFL Scores Tracker and Updates
After last week's upsets, some contenders are licking their wounds while last week's Cinderellas are looking to dance again.

New York Times Sports
Sep 20, 2020

Dallas Gets Goals From Unlikely Sources in Win Over Lightning
Defensemen Joel Hanley and Jamie Oleksiak each scored in the Stars' 4-1 win, as Dallas took a 1-0 lead in the series over Tampa Bay.

New York Times Sports
Sep 19, 2020

U.S. Open: Matthew Wolff Leads Entering Final Round at Winged Foot
A fast start and some steady nerves gave Wolff a two-shot lead entering the final round of only his second major championship.

New York Times Sports
Sep 19, 2020

Tour de France Time Trial: Pogacar Snatches Lead From Roglic
For more than a week, Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic had stalked each other across France. On Saturday, Pogacar surged ahead of his rival and seized the yellow jersey.

New York Times Sports
Sep 19, 2020

Tour de France Time Trial: Pogacar Seizes Lead From Roglic
For more than a week, Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic had stalked each other across France. On Saturday, Pogacar surged ahead of his rival and seized the yellow jersey.

New York Times Sports
Sep 19, 2020

As Gareth Bale Returns to Spurs, Only Perceptions Have Changed
A star's war with Real Madrid has simmered for so long that the strangeness of it has been obscured. But his return to Tottenham doesn't mean he's finished as a player.

New York Times Sports
Sep 19, 2020

Tadej Pogacar Takes Tour de France Lead From Primoz Roglic in Epic Time Trial
For more than a week, Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic had stalked each other across France. On Saturday, Pogacar surged past his rival to claim the yellow jersey.

New York Times Sports
Sep 19, 2020

LeBron James, Denied the M.V.P., Overpowers Denver Nuggets in Game 1
LeBron James is playing angry and the Lakers are playing well. In Game 1, that spelled trouble for Denver.

New York Times Sports
Sep 19, 2020

Albert Pujols Hits Homers 661 and 662, Passing Willie Mays on Career List
Pujols's 661st and 662nd homers are cause for celebration, and offer a chance to reflect on a career that took a wildly different trajectory than many of his elite peers.

New York Times Sports
Sep 19, 2020

Big Ten Football May Be Back. The Atmosphere Isn't.
Athletes in other sports are still in limbo. Campuses have lost the campus feel. And people used to falls built around college football Saturdays are having to rethink their weekends.

New York Times Sports
Sep 19, 2020

Miami and Boston's Young N.B.A. Players Are Bucking Tradition
Jayson Tatum and Bam Adebayo are just two of the young or less-experienced players making an impact in the Eastern Conference finals.

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