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New York Times Sports
Nov 21, 2018

The Magnus Effect: Norway Falls Hard for Chess
Chess is omnipresent in Norway, the home to the world champion Magnus Carlsen. And, somehow, it has become cool.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Give Heat Fifth Straight Home Loss; Knicks Lose Sixth in Row
D'Angelo Russell scored 20 for the Nets, who combined with Miami for the lowest-scoring first half of the N.B.A. season. The Knicks fell to Portland despite 32 points from Tim Hardaway Jr.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

Italy 1, United States 0: Young U.S. Team Falls to Italy in Dave Sarachan's Final Match as Coach
Sarachan, who said it was his last game as the interim coach of the national team, deployed the youngest lineup since the U.S. began keeping records.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

Vijay Singh and PGA Tour Settle Suit Over Deer Antler Spray
The litigation stemmed from the tour's investigation of Singh in 2013 over his admission that he used the spray, which was a banned substance.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

J.R. Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers Will Keep Their Distance
Smith has asked to be traded because he does not think the franchise is trying to win. The Cavaliers announced Tuesday that he would no longer be with the team.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

Ken Hitchcock Is Back Behind the Bench, This Time With the Oilers
Hitchcock, 66, the third-winningest coach in N.H.L. history, came out of retirement to take over his hometown team, which fired Todd McLellan.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

Adam Silver Can See That You Are Angry, and He Is Here for It
Silver, the commissioner of the N.B.A., said Tuesday that he tries to engage fans who disagree with his decisions. He also opened up about what he wants the league to do next.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

J.R. Smith Will Stay Away from the Cleveland Cavaliers Amid Trade Request
Smith has asked to be traded because he does not think the franchise is trying to win. The Cavaliers announced Tuesday that he would no longer be with the team.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

Keeping Score: Adrian Beltre Was the All-Time Great You Failed to Notice
A combination of outrageous offensive statistics and defensive prowess had Mike Schmidt calling him the greatest ever. On Tuesday, Beltre retired.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

The Future of Football Has Flags
More American children ages 6 to 12 now play flag football than the tackle version of the sport. The N.F.L. has taken note and is investing in the game.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

On Pro Football: Rams vs. Chiefs Scorepalooza Is the Consequence of N.F.L.'s New Safety Rules
An N.F.L. crackdown on helmet-to-helmet hits has helped an offensive explosion.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

Rams and Chiefs Can't Stop Scoring, and There May Be More to Come
An N.F.L. crackdown on helmet-to-helmet hits has helped an offensive explosion.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

On Soccer: Four Years From Its Big Party, Qatar Remains a Soccer Work in Progress
Building stadiums and roads has proved far easier than building a team for the tiny Gulf nation. But the 2022 World Cup is coming, and soon enough the scores the matter.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

Rams 54, Chiefs 51: Rams and Chiefs Add Defensive Pop in an Explosion of Points
The offenses of two 9-1 teams put on the expected show, but the defenses made an unexpected impact, combining to force seven turnovers and score three touchdowns.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2018

Rams 54, Chiefs 51: Rams and Chiefs Defenses Add Pop to an Explosion of Points
The offenses of two 9-1 teams put on the expected show, but the defenses made an unexpected impact, combining to force seven turnovers and score three touchdowns.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

Rangers 2, Stars 1: Surging Rangers Beat Stars as Filip Chytil Extends Scoring Streak
Chytil scored the winner, becoming the first teenager in franchise history with goals in four consecutive games. The Rangers won their sixth straight at home and their eighth of 10 over all.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

Yankees Acquire James Paxton From Mariners to Bolster Rotation
The Yankees surrendered three prospects, including Justus Sheffield, in an effort to shore up the big league rotation.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

Netherlands 2, Germany 2: The Dutch Rally to Reach the UEFA Nations League Final Four
The Netherlands scored twice from the 85th minute on, forcing a tie that capped a disappointing year for Germany.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

‘This Wedding Broke Down Walls,' Said Former N.F.L. Player Jeff Rohrer of Marrying Joshua Ross
Photographs of Mr. Rohrer's and Mr. Ross's ceremony, before about 150 guests at Wattles Mansion Gardens in Los Angeles.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

The Memphis Grizzlies Are in ‘Extensive Discussions' to Sign Joakim Noah
Noah was waived by the Knicks in October after two disastrous seasons of a four-year, $72 million deal. The center has been away from the team since an argument in February.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

Checkmate or Stalemate? Carlsen and Caruana Draw Again
The world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana has completed eight of its 12 scheduled games. Every one has ended in a draw.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

Aldyr Schlee, 83, Dies; Created Brazil Soccer Team's Iconic Jersey
Mr. Schlee won a contest, though he was skeptical about the rules: The jersey design had to use the blue, green, white and yellow of Brazil's flag.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

On Baseball: Breaking Down the New Players on This Year's Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot
Mariano Rivera is a lock, and Roy Halladay could be the first player elected posthumously by baseball writers since 1973.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

Indicted Kuwaiti Sheikh Steps Aside From I.O.C.
Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah has been indicted on a charge of forgery in Geneva.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 11
A brutal injury, a huge comeback, and the Saints crushing the defending champs were just a few of the biggest moments of an exciting Week 11.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2018

On College Football: The College Football Playoff Has More Contenders, and Quandaries, Than Ever
The playoff committee may have its toughest task yet in trying to allocate their four spots with so many formidable teams.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Lakers 113, Heat 97: LeBron James Scores 51 Against Heat as Lakers Win
It was the first time James won against Miami since leaving the team after the 2014 N.B.A. finals.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Magic 131, Knicks 117: Knicks Lose Fifth in a Row, Falling to the Magic
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 32 points for the Knicks, Trey Burke added 31, and Enes Kanter had 21 points and 19 rebounds. Aaron Gordon led Orlando with 31 points.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

N.H.L. Roundup: Stars Get 2 Goals from Defenseman in Win Over the Islanders
The Islanders gave up four goals in the second period of a 6-2 loss. The Devils gave up two goals in the first 30 seconds and fell to the Hurricanes, 2-1.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Alexander Zverev Upsets Novak Djokovic for First ATP Finals Title
At 21, Zverev became the youngest ATP Finals champion since Djokovic, who also won the event at 21, in 2008.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Joey Logano Wins Top Nascar Series, Holding Off 3 Predecessors
Logano beat out Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick at Homestead-Miami to clinch his first championship.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Lexi Thompson, Thanks to a Puppy's Love, Caps a Hard Road Back With a Win
After an emotionally difficult 2017, Thompson took some time off and found a new, fluffy, five-pound friend. It all paid off in her first LP.G.A.victory in 14 months.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Giants 38, Buccaneers 35: Giants Beat Bucs for Their First Win-Win Situation in 3 Seasons
Saquon Barkley ran for 142 yards and had three touchdowns, helping give the Giants consecutive victories for the first time since December 2016.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

New Orleans Saints Show Eagles No Mercy in 41-Point Win
Drew Brees threw four touchdowns for New Orleans in a game that quickly became out of reach for Philadelphia, the defending Super Bowl champion.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Alex Smith Out for the Season After Breaking His Leg in Two Places
Smith, the Redskins quarterback, was injured and carted off the field in the third quarter of the game against the Texans.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

On Pro Football: Alex Smith's Gruesome Injury Gives Joe Theismann a Bad Flashback
Smith, the Redskins quarterback, had his leg broken in two places on Sunday, 33 years to the day after Theismann's leg was broken on national television.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Kansas, Seeking Lift in Football, Hires Les Miles as Coach
Miles, who coached L.S.U. to a national title in the 2007 season, will be tasked with reviving one of the country's worst power-conference programs.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Aldyr Schlee, Designer of Brazilian Soccer Team's Iconic Jersey, Dies at 83
Mr. Schlee won a contest, though he was skeptical about the rules: The design had to include the blue, green, white and yellow of the Brazilian flag.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Aldyr Schlee, Who Designed the Brazilian Soccer Team's Iconic Jersey, Dies at 83
Mr. Schlee won a contest, though he was skeptical about the rules: The design had to include the blue, green, white and yellow of the Brazilian flag.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Steelers Erase 16-Point Deficit to Beat Jaguars
Ben Roethlisberger dove into the end zone in the closing seconds to complete the comeback for the Steelers, who increased their lead in the A.F.C. North.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

On Pro Basketball: Mo Williams Has Moved On From Cleveland, but Not From LeBron James
Williams is an assistant at a college in Los Angeles, where his best-known former teammate has relocated his crown. James's coming return to Cleveland with the Lakers recalled some hard feelings, now healed.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Alex Smith Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury 33 Years After Joe Theismann's
Smith, the Redskins quarterback, was injured and carted off the field in the third quarter of the game against the Texans.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Alex Smith Suffers Gruesome Injury 33 Years After Joe Theismann's
Smith, the Redskins quarterback, was injured and carted off the field in the third quarter of the game against the Texans.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

Lamar Jackson Good Enough for Ravens to Beat Bengals
The rookie quarterback ran the ball 27 times for 117 yards in the victory.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2018

N.B.A. Roundup: Clippers Rally Past Nets; Kemba Walker Scores 60 for Hornets in Loss to 76ers
Jarrett Allen had 24 points for the Nets. Walker's point total is a league high this season, but Jimmy Butler's 3-pointer won it for Philadelphia in overtime.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

College Football: Oklahoma State Shocks No. 7 West Virginia
Ohio State also narrowly escaped Maryland, and Penn State's Trace McSorley now has more wins than any other quarterback in the program's history.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

N.H.L. Roundup: Henrik Lundqvist Moves Up Win List as Rangers Top Panthers
Lundqvist passed Jacques Plante for seventh place in a 4-2 victory. The Devils lost to the Red Wings in overtime, 3-2.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

N.H.L. Roundup: Devils Can't Hold Two-Goal Lead and Lose to Red Wings
Dylan Larkin scored in overtime to give Detroit its fifth win in six games. The Devils had won two in a row.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

Clippers 127, Nets 119: Clippers, Led by Danilo Gallinari's 28 Points, Rally Past Nets
Jarrett Allen had 24 points for the Nets, who led by 15 points midway through the first half.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

Notre Dame 36, Syracuse 3: With Poise and Pinstripes, Notre Dame Rolls Past Syracuse in the Bronx
The emphatic victory moved the Fighting Irish closer to an undefeated regular season and bolstered their chances to be part of the championship playoff.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

Lexi Thompson Stays in Command of the L.P.G.A.'s CME Group Tour Championship
Thompson held a three-stroke lead after the third round of the season-ending event.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

Red Wings 3, Devils 2 , Overtime: Devils Can't Hold Two-Goal Lead and Lose to Red Wings
Dylan Larkin scored in overtime to give Detroit its fifth win in six games. The Devils had won two in a row.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

Federer Falls Short of a 100th Title. But He Does Get an Apology.
Alexander Zverev beats Federer at the ATP Finals in London and then says he's sorry for the quirky way the match stopped during the second-set tiebreaker.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

On Baseball: Free Agency 2018: Harper and Machado and, Oh Yeah, Everyone Else
The Yankees and Phillies are among the top possibilities for the two stars, who are both 26 years old and have 10 combined All-Star selections.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

On Baseball: M.L.B. Free Agency 2018: Harper and Machado and, Oh Yeah, Everyone Else
The Yankees and Phillies are among the top possibilities for the two stars, who are both 26 years old and have 10 combined All-Star selections.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2018

Nets 115, Wizards 104: N.B.A.: Nets Register First Victory Since Caris LeVert's Ugly Injury
Also, the Knicks lost in New Orleans after fading in the fourth quarter, and Sue Bird joined the Nuggets' front office.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

Essay: A Concussion Lawsuit Has Been Settled. A Commissioner's Legacy Is Unclear.
In an essay, Ken Dryden contends that Gary Bettman needs to look beyond the N.H.L's legal victory last week if he truly cares how he is perceived years from now.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

Nascar Has Its Final Four Set to Go at Homestead-Miami Speedway
The Big Three — Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. — will be joined by Joey Logano in Sunday's championship field.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

Another U.S.A. Gymnastics Executive Steps Down
Ron Galimore, the longtime chief operating officer for U.S.A. Gymnastics, became the latest high-profile departure from the embattled organization.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

Lexi Thompson Takes a 3-Shot Lead at the CME Group Tour Championship
At the L.P.G.A.'s season-ending event, Thompson, 23, is seeking her first title of the year.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

On Pro Basketball: The Rocky Rockets Settle Down and the Warriors Get Weird
Peace and wins may be breaking out in Houston. As for those guys from the Bay Area, it's going in the other direction.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

On Pro Basketball: Carmelo Anthony: The Square-Peg Superstar
Another N.B.A. chapter ends poorly for Anthony, who always seems to be unable, or unwilling, to fit in.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

On Golf: Swing Doctors? Top L.P.G.A. Players Prefer to Heal Themselves
More and more women's pros are eschewing coaches. The secret, they say, is knowing your own swing.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

Who Will Make the N.F.L. Playoffs? Here's Your Guide
The Rams, Chiefs, Patriots, Steelers and Saints are all but guaranteed to be in the postseason. But what about the others?

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

Notre Dame Is Good and Lucky and … Notre Dame
The Irish are no longer unique. But when the schedule falls just right, they can be Notre Dame all over again. Two wins from the playoff.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

Jeff Rohrer Is the First Known N.F.L. Player to Marry a Man
The former Cowboys linebacker appears to be the first former or current National Football League player to celebrate a same-sex marriage.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

He Was 302 Pounds, but in This Battle, He's David and Not Goliath
As president of the N.F.L. Players Association, Eric Winston is up against billionaire owners, the commander in chief and an existential threat to football itself.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

Where Latino Roots and High School Football Merge for Glory
In Coatesville, Pa., a struggling steel town, Coach Matt Ortega and his son Ricky have led the team to a 12-0 record. Their success is both extraordinary and reflective of more Latino participation in the sport.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2018

Seahawks 27, Packers 24: Seahawks Seize Inside Track to Wild Card
A huge fourth quarter from Russell Wilson pushed Seattle past the Green Bay Packers.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

N.H.L. Roundup: Islanders Edge Rangers Behind Anthony Beauvillier's Hat Trick
Beauvillier had three goals and an assist as the Islanders beat the Rangers for the 12th time in their last 13 games.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

M.L.B. Extends TV Deal With Fox Sports Through 2028
The new seven-year deal is said to be worth $5.1 billion, a significant increase over the current deal for $4.2 billion and eight years.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

Mookie Betts and Christian Yelich Easily Win M.V.P. Awards
A throwback leadoff hitter for Boston and a slugging outfielder for Milwaukee both captured the game's top awards in near landslides.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

England 3, United States 0: U.S., Still Treading Water, Loses to England at Wembley
A roster full of promise, but without a permanent coach, looks shapeless, lifeless and directionless in an exhibition game against the English national team.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

Houston Rockets ‘Parting Ways' With Carmelo Anthony
Anthony, 34, has struggled since the Knicks traded him to Oklahoma City in 2017. His newest challenge is finding a team to sign him.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

Oddsmakers Predict High Scores and Blowouts in Football This Weekend
The over-under total for Monday's game between the Chiefs and Rams has been set at 63½. That is the highest total in the history of the N.F.L.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

N.F.L. Week 11 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread
The week features a meeting of 9-1 teams, the Saints looking for a ninth straight win, and a huge battle in the N.F.C. North.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

A Hall of Famer in Exile: Larry Brown's Italian Adventure
Brown's renowned wanderlust carried him to 15 coaching jobs in a five-decade career. His latest post is in Italy, and, so far, it hasn't been easy.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

ATP Tour Lays Out Plans for New Men's Tennis Team Event
The 24-team ATP Cup will take place in January 2020, a week before the start of the Australian Open and only two months after the revamped Davis Cup tournament.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

Life in N.F.L. Purgatory
Where do N.F.L. players go when they are cut? Plenty end up at a gym in Phoenix where they can stay in shape and trade war stories.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

Talent. A Football Scholarship. Then Crushing Depression.
Isaiah Woods, a promising wide receiver, hit rock bottom with mental illness and is among a number of college athletes learning about, and dealing with, depression.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2018

On Soccer: Past and Present Collide at Wembley, England's Spiritual, and Spiritless, Home
A billion-dollar offer to buy England's national stadium, which will host a friendly against the United States this week, forced England to confront the idea that it doesn't need one.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

Magic 111, 76ers 106: Jimmy Butler Can't Prevent Collapse in 76ers Debut
Butler scored 14 points for his new team but Philadelphia gave up a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter against Orlando.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

Magic 111, 76ers 106: Jimmy Butler's 76ers Debut Spoiled by Magic's Comeback
After finally finding his way out of Minnesota, Butler scored 14 points for his new team but Philadelphia collapsed in the fourth quarter against Orlando.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

Jacob deGrom and Blake Snell Win Cy Young Awards
DeGrom won in a near-unanimous decision despite recording only 10 wins this year because of the Mets' anemic offense.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

For Daniel Carcillo, the Fight Against the N.H.L. Goes On
Carcillo has become the face of the brain-trauma lawsuits brought by retired players against the N.H.L. But his reputation from his playing career isn't doing him any favors.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

Agnieszka Radwanska, Tennis's Ninja, Retires at 29
Radwanska, who reached the 2012 Wimbledon final and No. 2 in the rankings, the first Polish woman to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era, won 20 WTA titles in her career.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

Larry Brown's Senior Year Abroad
Brown's renowned wanderlust carried him to 15 coaching jobs in a five-decade career. His latest post is in Italy, and, so far, it hasn't been easy.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

Former Cowboys Linebacker Jeff Rohrer Is to Marry Partner
Mr. Rohrer is the first known former or current National Football League player to be part of a same-sex marriage. He is to marry Joshua Ross.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

On Pro Basketball: Lob City Is Dead, but the Clippers May Be the Best Show in L.A.
The Clippers are usually an afterthought in N.B.A. conversations, but they — not the Lakers — have taken command of the Los Angeles basketball scene.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

Calgary Votes Against Hosting Winter Olympics in 2026
More than 56 percent of voters said ‘No' in the plebiscite, a surprisingly lopsided margin after both sides had expected a close call.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

Draymond Green's Feud With Kevin Durant Casts Shadow Over Warriors
Green didn't pass to Durant in the closing seconds of regulation in Monday's loss. The ensuing argument led to his suspension.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

Draymond Green-Kevin Durant Feud Casts Shadow Over Warriors
Green didn't pass to Durant in the closing seconds of regulation in Monday's loss. The ensuing argument led to his suspension.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

Serena Williams Is GQ's ‘Woman' of the Year. Fans Ask: What's With the Quotation Marks?
Some social media users thought the magazine was calling the tennis star's femininity into question. But GQ said the punctuation choice was a famous designer's trademark.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

The Players to Watch in Dubai
The points race comes down to Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, but a handful of top golfers have a chance to finish the season with a flourish.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

For Ryder Cup Teammates, It's Back to Business in Dubai
The golfers who represented Europe and defeated the United States must put their esprit de corps aside for the DP World Tour Championship.

New York Times Sports
Nov 14, 2018

European Tour Hopes to Build on Fleetwood-Molinari Pairing
The two golfers, who made a splash at the Ryder Cup and who are now being called Moliwood, may give the tour a boost.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2018

N.H.L. Roundup: Tom Wilson Returns to Capitals After Arbitrator Shortens Suspension
The forward had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 and was back in action, scoring in the first period and getting in a fight in the second.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2018

Tom Wilson Returns to Capitals After Arbitrator Shortens Suspension
The forward had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 and was back in action, scoring in the first period and getting in a fight in the second.

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2018

Warriors Suspend Draymond Green One Game for Spat With Kevin Durant
The volatile forward didn't pass to Durant in the closing seconds of regulation in Monday's loss. The ensuing argument was deemed "conduct detrimental to the team."

New York Times Sports
Nov 13, 2018

Manager of the Year Honors Go to Bob Melvin and Brian Snitker
Melvin, of the Athletics, won the award for the third time. Snitker led the Braves, who were 72-90 in 2017, to a 90-72 record this season.

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