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May 11, 2021

Fernando Tatis Jr. and Yankees Coach Test Positive for Coronavirus
San Diego's Tatis was asymptomatic. Phil Nevin, a third-base coach for the Yankees, tested positive despite being vaccinated.

New York Times Sports
May 11, 2021

Michigan Ignored Warnings of Doctor Abusing Athletes, Report Says
A law firm hired by the university released a report about sexual abuse by Robert E. Anderson, who was a longtime doctor in the athletic department.

New York Times Sports
May 11, 2021

LaMelo Ball Talks Wild Passes, Rookie of the Year and ‘Space Jam'
Ball, the Charlotte Hornets guard, is one of the season's standout players, and not just among rookies. The secret to his shot? "Just shoot it with confidence."

New York Times Sports
May 11, 2021

Michigan Ignored Warnings About Doctor Abusing Athletes, a Report Says
A law firm hired by the university released a report about sexual abuse by Robert E. Anderson, who was a longtime doctor in the athletic department.

New York Times Sports
May 11, 2021

Baffert Says Dermatitis Drug Caused Positive Betamethasone Test
The trainer acknowledged that it was neither cancel culture nor a conspiracy that caused the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit's positive drug test.

New York Times Sports
May 11, 2021

Chandro Tomar, Who Shot Her Way Through a Glass Ceiling, Dies
Born in 1931, she found her calling late in life but inspired thousands of people, especially women and girls, through her passion for the sport of shooting.

New York Times Sports
May 11, 2021

The Glennon Doyle-Abby Wambach Story Now Includes a Podcast
Inside the relatably argumentative, highly downloadable marriage of retired soccer star Abby Wambach and best-selling author Glennon Doyle.

New York Times Sports
May 11, 2021

Tamika Catchings Is Taking Her ‘Superpower' to the Hall of Fame
Catchings, a 10-time W.N.B.A. All-Star, said her hearing loss helped her have greater court awareness and better anticipate her opponents' moves.

New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

Rangers Look to Move Past ‘Crazy' Season
Another campaign ended without a playoff berth and with front-office changes for a team looking to take the next step in its rebuilding efforts.

New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

Mets Putting Jacob deGrom on 10-Day Injured List
The team said that the test had shown no structural damage to deGrom's lower back but that he would go on the 10-day injured list as a precaution.

New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

Amber Sabathia Hired as Agent by CAA
Having served as C.C. Sabathia's unofficial agent for years, Amber Sabathia has made things official, becoming an agent for CAA.

New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

Baffert, Medina Springs's Trainer, Denies Cheating Allegations
A day after the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was revealed to have failed a drug test, the horse's trainer cited "cancel culture" in his denials.

New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

Champions League Final Weighs Move to London or Portugal
Officials from UEFA and Britain met Monday to discuss shifting the Manchester City-Chelsea game from Istanbul to Wembley. Porto, Portugal, is another option.

New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

The 2021 Boston Marathon Field is Fast
Runners are ready to race again. The Boston Marathon was oversubscribed by more than 9,200 qualifiers.

New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

Kentucky Derby Winner's DQ Won't Change the Bets. Here's Why.
A failed drug test has cast doubt on Medina Spirit's victory at Churchill Downs. But people who bet on him to win will keep their money either way.

New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

The Champions League final may be moved from Istanbul to London.


New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

Cal Survived Covid. Now, Back to Its Usual Problems
The school conducted tens of thousands of coronavirus tests, aborted the football season and lost $10 million. Is that light at the end of the tunnel another train?

New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: A Brief Guide to Every Sport
From archery to yachting, and everything in between: Here are all the sports that are part of the Tokyo Games in 2021.

New York Times Sports
May 10, 2021

A Brief Guide to Every Sport at the Olympics
From archery to yachting, and everything in between: Here are all the sports that are part of the Tokyo Games in 2021.

New York Times Sports
May 09, 2021

Mets Sweep Arizona, but deGrom Leaves Early
The Mets' ace went five innings in his return after missing a start. The Yankees had their second consecutive walk-off win over Washington.

New York Times Sports
May 09, 2021

Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test, Baffert Suspended
The Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, whose horses have failed five tests in a little more than a year, was suspended, but he denied wrongdoing.

New York Times Sports
May 09, 2021

DK Metcalf Learns Football Speed Doesn't Equal Track Speed
DK Metcalf, the All-Pro Seattle receiver, finished last in his heat on Sunday in his first 100-meter race against professional sprinters.

New York Times Sports
May 09, 2021

Canelo Álvarez Has Three Belts and All the Numbers in His Corner
The supermiddleweight champion pounded Billy Joe Saunders in front of 73,126 spectators in Texas and wants the I.B.F. champion Caleb Plant next.

New York Times Sports
May 09, 2021

Connor McDavid Hits 100 Points in 53 Games. He's Not Done Yet.
The Oilers star had four points against the Canucks to reach one of the N.H.L.'s most meaningful milestones, but he is focused most on the playoffs.

New York Times Sports
May 09, 2021

Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test
The Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, whose horses have failed five tests in a little more than a year, denied wrongdoing: "We didn't do it."

New York Times Sports
May 09, 2021

Champions League Final: Meeting Set on Move to London
UEFA officials and the British government will discuss shifting the Manchester City-Chelsea game from Istanbul to Wembley to sidestep coronavirus travel restrictions.

New York Times Sports
May 09, 2021

The Root of the Knicks' Success? Caring When They Didn't Have To.
In a season of uncertainty, the Knicks gave fans, and opponents, one thing to count on: "They were coming to play," one observer said.

New York Times Sports
May 09, 2021

A Boxer May Miss the Olympics Because of Her Prepandemic Pregnancy
Olympic organizers changed how boxers from the Americas would qualify for Tokyo because of the pandemic. Now one of the best Canadians is on the outside looking in.

New York Times Sports
May 09, 2021

Mandy Bujold, Canadian Boxer, May Miss Olympics
Olympic organizers changed how boxers from the Americas would qualify for Tokyo because of the pandemic. Now one of the best Canadians is on the outside looking in.

New York Times Sports
May 08, 2021

Yankees Get a Walk-Off Win With a 50-Foot Single
A win over Washington put the Yankees over .500. For the Mets, Lindor and McNeil got back to baseball, leading the team to a win.

New York Times Sports
May 08, 2021

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski: The Making of a Goal Machine
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski is the most complete, most ruthless, most polished striker of his generation. But what we see is only the finished product.

New York Times Sports
May 08, 2021

N.C.A.A. Chief, Pressured by State Laws, Pushes to Let Athletes Cash In
Five states are poised to allow college athletes to profit from their fame starting on July 1, and the N.C.A.A.'s leader says the association is preparing to respond.

New York Times Sports
May 08, 2021

Roger Federer on His New Gig: Swiss Tourism Spokesman
In his new role, the tennis champion and avowed chocolate lover, shares favorite places to hike, play tennis and eat in his home country.

New York Times Sports
May 08, 2021

Canelo Álvarez Is Back, and Boxing Is Back to Its Usual Uncertainty
Beyond Álvarez's bout on Saturday night with Billy Joe Saunders, it is not very clear where boxing is headed. Thank the sport's usual gamesmanship.

New York Times Sports
May 07, 2021

Wade Miley Waits Out Delay and Throws Season's Fourth No-Hitter
The Reds scored three runs in 9th to break 0-0 tie. The Mets won in extra innings and the Yankees got crushed.

New York Times Sports
May 07, 2021

Zion Williamson's Year in College Was Worth More Than He Got
His name surfaces again in a lawsuit over shoe company payments to college players. But the surprising part is the paltry sums involved.

New York Times Sports
May 07, 2021

Nine Super League Founders Admit 'Mistake' and Recommit to UEFA
Nine founders of a breakaway soccer league have admitted it was a mistake and agreed to pay millions in fines. But three holdouts are vowing to seek damages.

New York Times Sports
May 07, 2021

As Women's Soccer Grows, So Does Its Competitive Divide
The success of a handful of top women's teams is a testament to their clubs' commitment. But a growing competitive divide should be addressed before it's too late.

New York Times Sports
May 07, 2021

The Super League Founders Are Now at War With One Another
Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona are threatening to extract damages from their former partners in a doomed European Super League.

New York Times Sports
May 07, 2021

Connor McDavid Getting Closer to 100 Points in 56 Games
With 96 points and four games left, the Edmonton Oilers star is piling up goals and assists at a pace not seen since the days of Gretzky and Lemieux.

New York Times Sports
May 07, 2021

Ubaldo Jimenez Gets College Degree, Honoring a Promise to His Mother
When leaving the Dominican Republic, Ubaldo Jiménez promised his mother he'd get an education. Twenty years later, he graduated from college — with honors.

New York Times Sports
May 07, 2021

Fighting in the N.H.L. Reveals Few, if Any, Winners
When the Rangers and the Capitals dropped their gloves to settle a score, the old-school spectacle was greeted with disgust, nostalgia and excitement.

New York Times Sports
May 07, 2021

Fighting in the NHL Reveals Few, if Any, Winners
When the Rangers and the Capitals dropped their gloves to settle a score, the old-school spectacle was greeted with disgust, nostalgia and excitement.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

Taijuan Walker Is Dominant in Win Over Cardinals
The Mets starter allowed just one hit in seven innings. In Cincinnati, Tony La Russa admitted a mistake.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

Albert Pujols Is Designated for Assignment by Angels
A long decline followed by an abrupt exit can't overshadow an early career of overwhelming dominance.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

Even in a Loss, Yankees (and Their Fans) Show Some Pluck
A recent hot streak and a series win over the hated Houston Astros have dramatically improved spirits in the Bronx.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

A Humbling N.B.A. Moment Brings Cheers From Japan
Going viral because you got dunked on? Yikes — unless you're Yuta Watanabe, whose effort has endeared him to a growing wave of basketball fans in his home country, Japan.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

Why Yuta Watanabe's Viral Moment Brought Cheers From Japan
Going viral because you got dunked on? Yikes — unless you're Yuta Watanabe, whose effort has endeared him to a growing wave of basketball fans in his home country, Japan.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

Del Crandall, All-Star Catcher With Champion Braves, Dies at 91
In his 13 seasons with the team, first in Boston and then in Milwaukee, he helped lead them to two National League pennants and a World Series title.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

Albert Pujols Placed on Waivers by Los Angeles Angels
The former superstar is expected to be released and may join another team as he closes out his extraordinary career.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

Rangers in Turmoil: Firings, Brawls and a $250,000 Fine
The N.H.L. fined the Rangers for the team's criticism of a player-safety official. The discipline came a day after the Rangers fired two top executives and played a fight-filled game against Washington.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Better Drug Testing Is a Hard Promise to Keep
The pandemic slowed worldwide drug testing to a crawl. The process has resumed, but the problems that led to poor testing ahead of the 2016 Games have not gone away.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

I.O.C. Offers Vaccine to All Tokyo Games Participants
Olympic officials announced deals to provide vaccine doses to visitors before they travel to Japan, the latest effort to ease the fears of a skeptical Japanese public.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

Champions League: Deep Pockets, Deep Benches, English Winners
Manchester City and Chelsea seal an all-Premier League final thanks in part to resources and rosters that no club, not even their biggest rivals, can match.

New York Times Sports
May 06, 2021

Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Drug Testing Is a Struggle
The pandemic slowed worldwide drug testing to a crawl. The process has resumed, but the problems that led to poor testing ahead of the 2016 Games have not gone away.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

Stanton Continues to Surge, Leading Yankees Past Astros
A fifth straight win has the team on a hot streak. The Mets split a doubleheader with St. Louis.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

With No-Hitter, John Means Opens Up a World of Possibilities
"Now, every time he takes the ball, he is well aware — because he's done it — that he could pitch a no-hitter," said Jim Palmer, the last Orioles pitcher to throw one on his own.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

Rangers in Turmoil: Brawls on the Ice Follow Front Office Firings
President John Davidson and General Manager Jeff Gorton lost their jobs, and then the team started settling scores with the Washington Capitals two days after Tom Wilson attacked two Rangers.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

Rangers in Turmoil: On-Ice Brawls Follow Front Office Firings
President John Davidson and General Manager Jeff Gorton lost their jobs, and then the team started settling scores with the Washington Capitals two days after Tom Wilson attacked two Rangers forwards.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

Rangers Fire President and General Manager
The president, John Davidson, was in only his second season in the role. The team was eliminated from playoff contention this week.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

Oscar Robertson Wants Westbrook to Break His Triple-Doubles Record
"There's no doubt about it," Robertson said. "I hope he gets it." And he hopes people will stop criticizing Russell Westbrook, the Wizards guard, for not yet winning a championship.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

Connor McDavid Could Score 100 Points in 56 Games
With 93 points and five games left, the Edmonton Oilers star is piling up goals and assists at a pace not seen since the days of Gretzky and Lemieux.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

N.Y.'s governor outlines new seating rules for vaccinated baseball fans, and says Broadway will start to reopen Sept. 14.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that fully vaccinated people will be able to sit in areas of Yankee Stadium or Citi Field without social distancing, and that people who get a shot at a game will get a free ticket.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

Blue Jays Will Move to Buffalo On June 1
The team still cannot return to Toronto, but on June 1 its home games will shift from Florida to a Class AAA park in Buffalo.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

IPL's Suspension Leaves Cricket Stars Stranded
The massive cricket competition, being played in a bubble despite India's outbreak, was half over when positive tests shut it down.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

Willie Mays Turns 90
On the occasion of baseball's oldest living Hall of Famer turning 90, a reflection on the conditioning that powered his greatness.

New York Times Sports
May 05, 2021

The N.B.A.'s Play-In Tournament Isn't the Problem
Though stars like LeBron James and Luka Doncic have complained about the pre-playoff hurdle, the stress of the play-in matters less than injuries and the compressed season.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

Rangers Call N.H.L. Safety Chief ‘Unfit' After Decision on Tom Wilson
The Capitals forward was fined $5,000 a day after he punched the Rangers' Pavel Buchnevich in the head and tossed a helmetless Artemi Panarin to the ice.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

With Victory over Astros, the Yankees Have a Winning Record
A raucous home crowd helped power an easy win. The Mets, meanwhile, are dealing with an injury to Jacob deGrom.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

Manchester City Beats PSG, Advancing to Champions League Final
With a win over Paris St.-Germain, City worked past some demons and headed to the Champions League final.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

Manchester City and Premier League Wage Secret Fight Over Cost Controls
City, the Gulf-backed soccer team on the cusp of a fourth English Premier League title, is fighting an investigation over financial control rules.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

Tamara Press, Olympian Whose Feats Raised Questions, Dies at 83
She won three gold medals in the 1960s but was the focus of speculation about her gender. She retired after pulling out of a track meet that would have required a sex test.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

At Stony Brook, a Lacrosse Powerhouse Built of Overlooked Recruits
"We're going to show them what they missed," Coach Joe Spallina says of Stony Brook's ability to compete with Division I heavyweights in women's lacrosse.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

What If Everything We Know About Gymnastics Is Wrong?
In the wake of a seismic scandal, Chellsie Memmel and other gymnasts are done with inhumane coaching — and the idea that they have to peak in their teens.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

Mets Fire Chili Davis as Hitting Coach
With an anemic offense and a losing record, the Mets insist the firing of their hitting coaches was based on process, not results.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

Manchester City Battles Premier League Over Alleged Rule Breach
City, the Gulf-backed soccer team on the cusp of a fourth English Premier League title, is fighting an investigation over financial control rules.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

Gymnastics Is a Brutal Sport. Does It Have to Be?
In the wake of a seismic scandal, Chellsie Memmel and other gymnasts are done with inhumane coaching — and the idea that they have to peak in their teens.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

My Crash Course in Covering a U.F.C. Fight
The assignment for a China correspondent: Report on a live sporting event for the first time. In a sport she barely knows. With less than 48 hours to prepare.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

Wainwright and Cardinals Fight Through Deficit to Beat Mets
After the loss, the Mets announced the firing of their hitting coaches. The Ball Hall of Fame, meanwhile, announced Roberto Alomar had resigned from its board.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

Eric Collins, Voice of the Hornets, Is Creating His Own Buzz
Eric Collins, the TV play-by-play announcer for the Charlotte Hornets, has gained new fans this season with his high-energy broadcasts showcasing the rookie LaMelo Ball.

New York Times Sports
May 04, 2021

The Voice of the Hornets Is Creating His Own Buzz
Eric Collins, the TV play-by-play announcer for the Charlotte Hornets, has gained new fans this season with his high-energy broadcasts showcasing the rookie LaMelo Ball.

New York Times Sports
May 03, 2021

How Nikola Jokic Became the Favorite for the N.B.A. M.V.P. Award
Jokic, the Nuggets center, has increased his scoring, and he conducts Denver's offense with outlet tosses that take advantage of his background in water polo.

New York Times Sports
May 03, 2021

Mike Trout Won't Hit .400, but It Will Be Fun to Watch Him Try
History suggests Trout may struggle to win the batting title, let alone hit .400, but baseball's best player has shifted into a higher gear.

New York Times Sports
May 03, 2021

Bobby Unser, Racing Clan's Three-Time Indy 500 Winner, Dies at 87
Unser, who was afraid of heights, also captured the Pikes Peak climb race an unmatched 13 times.

New York Times Sports
May 03, 2021

Johnny Bench Misses His Hall of Fame Friends
Bench knew, played with or played against all of the 10 Hall of Famers who died in the past year. "You sit there and you are numb, and you remember and remember and remember," he said.

New York Times Sports
May 03, 2021

An Olympic Dream Dashed by a Nasal Swab
Qualifying for the Games can be the achievement of a lifetime. In the coronavirus era, though, that opportunity can vanish without warning.

New York Times Sports
May 02, 2021

Boxer Félix Verdejo Charged in Killing of Pregnant Woman in Puerto Rico
Félix Verdejo Sánchez, who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games, surrendered after the body of Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz was found near San Juan, the authorities said.

New York Times Sports
May 02, 2021

Boxer Félix Verdejo Is Charged in Killing of Pregnant Woman in Puerto Rico
Félix Verdejo Sánchez, who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games, surrendered after the body of Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz was found near San Juan, the authorities said.

New York Times Sports
May 02, 2021

Yankees' Kluber Is Dominant in 100th Career Victory
After a rough start, the Yankees rotation is showing progress.

New York Times Sports
May 02, 2021

In Anti-Ownership Protests, United Fans Rediscover Their Own Power
The protests, by Manchester United fans demanding the Glazer family sell the club, forced the postponement of a match after the stadium was stormed.

New York Times Sports
May 02, 2021

Some Dramatic Quarterback Successions Start at the N.F.L. Draft
If the draft last week revealed anything, it was that there's no tactful way to replace a healthy starting quarterback.

New York Times Sports
May 02, 2021

Puerto Rican Boxer Félix Verdejo is Questioned in Woman's Disappearance
The body of Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz was found on Saturday. Félix Verdejo, who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games, has not cooperated with the investigation, the authorities said.

New York Times Sports
May 02, 2021

Boxer Félix Verdejo is Questioned in Woman's Disappearance in Puerto Rico
The body of Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz was found on Saturday. Félix Verdejo, who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games, has not cooperated with the investigation, the authorities said.

New York Times Sports
May 02, 2021

Pete Lammons, Who Helped the Jets Win '69 Super Bowl, Dies at 77
After his football career, he bred racehorses and competed in professional fishing tournaments. He died after falling out of a boat in East Texas.

New York Times Sports
May 02, 2021

Denied a Season, Some Ivy League Athletes Craft a Baseball Gap Year
The Ivy League, unlike most Division I conferences, decided against spring sports. That has led some athletes, like baseball players at Brown, to find outside ways to train.

New York Times Sports
May 01, 2021

Mets Rally to Beat Phillies After Squandering Lead
A win over Philadelphia came with help from the umpires. The Yankees, meanwhile, got Jameson Taillon's first win since 2019.

New York Times Sports
May 01, 2021

The Day at Churchill Downs: Medina Spirit Wins the Kentucky Derby
Medina Spirit, ridden by John Velazquez and trained by the two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert, prevailed in front of a limited crowd on Saturday.

New York Times Sports
May 01, 2021

Kentucky Derby Live Updates: Medina Spirit Wins by a Half Length
Medina Spirit, ridden by John Velazquez and trained by the two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert, prevailed in front of a limited crowd at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

New York Times Sports
May 01, 2021

Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby
Bob Baffert, the trainer, collected his seventh Derby victory as the favorite, Essential Quality, faltered and finished fourth.

New York Times Sports
May 01, 2021

Kentucky Derby Live Updates: Essential Quality Is Favorite; Race Minutes Away
The oldest continuously held sporting event in the United States returns to the first Saturday in May after being run last year in September without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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