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New York Times Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Half the World Is On Lockdown. For Sports? More Like 99 Percent.
What follows is the sum total of sporting events being held on our planet. Plus, a really fast cyclist on Zwift.

New York Times Sports
Apr 03, 2020

W.N.B.A. Postpones Start of Season
The league had been set to begin play on May 15. It will still hold a "virtual" draft later this month.

New York Times Sports
Apr 03, 2020

U.S. Women's Open Postponed Until December
The event, originally slated for early June, is the third women's golf major tournament to be rescheduled.

New York Times Sports
Apr 03, 2020

To Safeguard Its Future, Tennis Seeks Unity. Even With the French Open.
As play is delayed to at least mid-July, small tournaments and many players are at risk of significant financial losses, and the French Open's unilateral rescheduling has added to the chaos.

New York Times Sports
Apr 03, 2020

European Soccer Teams Get Clarity and a Warning
European soccer leaders have written to teams and leagues to map out a plan to return to action in July and August, warning there would be consequences should leagues abandon seasons unilaterally.

New York Times Sports
Apr 03, 2020

For This N.B.A. Rookie, Reality TV Is an Escape That Feels Like Home
Rui Hachimura, a Washington Wizards forward, has found comfort and meaning in the hit Japanese reality show "Terrace House."

New York Times Sports
Apr 03, 2020

To Safeguard Its Future, Tennis Seeks Unity. Even With the French Open
As play is delayed to at least mid-July, small tournaments and many players are at risk of significant financial losses, and the French Open's unilateral rescheduling has added to the chaos.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Arianne Caoili, Chess Master, Is Dead at 33
A former model, she stood out in the chess world for her glamour in what is often thought of as an unglamorous game.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Pape Diouf, Former President of Marseille Soccer Club, Dies at 68
Mr. Diouf, who died of the coronavirus, was the first black president of Marseille, a notoriously difficult club to run. He was also a gifted orator and a defender of the club's passionate fan base.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

There's a Pandemic. Is This a Time for Tommy John Surgery?
Decisions to schedule operations for pitchers like Noah Syndergaard of the Mets and Chris Sale of the Red Sox have caused debate.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

No Live Sports on TV? Consumers Want a Refund
Some providers break out sports fees on bills. With seasons on pause because of the coronavirus, it's another reminder to customers of what they're paying for but not getting.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Coronavirus Coping: Novak Djokovic Is Playing Tennis With Frying Pans
Promotion and relegation concerns abound as soccer and rugby leagues consider canceling. In better news, Enes Kanter is cooking up a storm.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Tom Brady Moves Into Derek Jeter's Tampa Mansion
The home has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two boat lifts and now six Super Bowl rings.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

‘It's Just So Devastating': For Crestfallen Gymnasts, an Olympic Dream Deferred
Female gymnasts often compete at younger ages than their Olympic peers and have a far more concentrated opportunity at the top. Into that intense world dropped the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Some Alternatives for the Bored Gamer
Suffering from game burnout? We've got suggestions for all types of game enthusiasts.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

When the Tokyo Olympics Went Missing
The 1940 Games, scheduled for Japan, were returned to the I.O.C. because of a war against China and political infighting, rather than a pandemic.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

For the Bored Gamer, Some Alternatives
Suffering from game burnout? We've got suggestions for all types of game enthusiasts.

New York Times Sports
Apr 02, 2020

‘It's a Pretty Big Bummer': Olympic Dreams on Hold
The Times asked Olympic and Paralympic athletes from around the world to make videos about the postponed Summer Games, and what life is like stuck at home. Here's what they told us.

New York Times Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Wimbledon Canceled: A ‘Kick in the Gut' Not Felt Since World Wars
With Britain on lockdown, the tournament organizers didn't see a way to safely reschedule this year.

New York Times Sports
Apr 01, 2020

The Masters on Halloween? Golf Weighs Tradition Against the Calendar
The five different governing bodies of golf's most prestigious tournaments are considering unconventional concessions in order to salvage the season.

New York Times Sports
Apr 01, 2020

‘It's Just So Devastating': Olympic Delay Is Especially Hard for Gymnasts
Female gymnasts often compete at younger ages than their Olympic peers and have a far more concentrated opportunity at the top. Into that intense world dropped the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Sports
Apr 01, 2020

‘Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Girls': Idaho Is First State to Bar Some Transgender Athletes
Student-athletes from elementary school age through college may have to consent to sex testing in order to compete.

New York Times Sports
Apr 01, 2020

With Baseball Benched, These Movies Make Good Relievers
Here are the best features involving a diamond field from the last 50 years.

New York Times Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Wimbledon Is Canceled as Britain Remains on Lockdown
The tournament, the oldest Grand Slam, had previously been canceled only during World War I and II.

New York Times Sports
Apr 01, 2020

N.B.A. Players Miss Other Sports Too
In this week's newsletter, Marc Stein talks to Josh Hart and Larry Nance Jr. about finding a new routine without their day jobs and their other common love: Premier League soccer.

New York Times Sports
Apr 01, 2020

First Woman Drafted in N.B.A. Avoids Coronavirus, but Not Its Frustrations
Denise Rife scored 111 points in an Iowa high school game, was drafted by the Warriors in 1969 and appeared on "The Tonight Show." She needs a second hip replacement, but the pandemic has complicated that.

New York Times Sports
Apr 01, 2020

For the Uninitiated and Bored, an Introduction to the World of Gaming
Cooped up and looking for a new form of entertainment? Consider gaming. Intimidated? We're here to help.

New York Times Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Changing Lives: We Are (Still) in This Together
In tales of collective adaptation, homebound college students are not going anywhere and jokes about Chris Cuomo's basement turn serious when he announces he has the coronavirus.

New York Times Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Changing Lives: Tennis Will Come Back, but Maybe Not All of It
In tales of collective adaptation, the pro tennis tour is bracing for potential contraction and jokes about Chris Cuomo's basement turn serious when he announces he has the coronavirus.

New York Times Sports
Mar 31, 2020

N.F.L. Plays on Twitter and Brackets for Everything
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton shared his favorite plays on Twitter, alternative brackets are still getting busted and a Swedish soccer friendly was canceled after bettors swarmed.

New York Times Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Changing Lives: A Bus Keeps Running in a City That Stopped
In tales of collective adaptation, a "zombie bus" in England is staying on schedule, and jokes between the Cuomos turn serious when Chris announces he has the coronavirus.

New York Times Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus Presents an Existential Threat to Some Pro Tennis Events
It is already difficult for the lowest events on the men's and women's tours, even in a good economy. Now, the upending of the sports calendar by the coronavirus means some tournaments may not exist next year.

New York Times Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Changing Lives: Jokes Turn Serious as Chris Cuomo Tests Positive for Coronavirus
In tales of collective adaptation, a TV host reveals he is in quarantine to protect his family, while therapists look to avoid "Zoom Fatigue."

New York Times Sports
Mar 31, 2020

FIFA Plans Huge Emergency Fund to Support Ailing Soccer Industry
FIFA is drawing up plans to tap its $2.7 billion cash reserve and create an emergency fund to support the ailing soccer industry.

New York Times Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Changing Lives: Therapists Work Around the Coronavirus
In more tales of collective adaptation, online therapy looks to avoid "Zoom fatigue" and the Cuomo brothers continue their comedy act.

New York Times Sports
Mar 31, 2020

FIFA Plans Huge New Emergency Fund
FIFA is drawing up plans to tap its $2.7 billion cash reserve and create an emergency fund to support the ailing soccer industry.

New York Times Sports
Mar 30, 2020

N.C.A.A. Allows Extra Year of Eligibility for Athletes in Curtailed Spring Sports
The decision did not cover winter sports, like basketball and gymnastics, which had postseason events disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.

New York Times Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Hobbles World Antidoping Efforts
Collectors of biological samples can't do their work in the expanding global lockdown, making it difficult to carry out effective antidoping programs.

New York Times Sports
Mar 30, 2020

The Human Stories of the Coronavirus Pandemic
From inside our homes, capturing a changed world, and our collective inactivity has created the "Quarantine Routine" meme.

New York Times Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Live Coronavirus World News Stories
Do you need a new wardrobe for life at home? Struggling retailers are creating options just in case. That is just one change to our rapidly shifting world.

New York Times Sports
Mar 30, 2020

A Triple Crown Hopeful Emerges and Athlete Workouts Get a J. Lo Cameo
Tiz the Law won the Florida Derby, a prep race for the Kentucky Derby, which now isn't till September. And athletes are creating new ways of practicing on their own, with mixed results.

New York Times Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Live Coverage: The Human Stories of the Coronavirus Pandemic
A living room concert let huge stars — some of them in sweatpants — visit us at home. That is just one change to our rapidly shifting world.

New York Times Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Summer Olympics in Tokyo to Start on July 23, 2021
The new date for the Games, postponed for a year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, gives athletes time to recalibrate their training schedules.

New York Times Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Online, Virtual Games Escape the New Reality
With their ability to be played online, e-sports are one of the last bastions of competitive sports in a world upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Sacred Heart Is No Hockey School. $60 Million Could Change That.
Under its athletic director, Bobby Valentine, the small Connecticut university is expanding its facilities in the hopes of becoming a college hockey power.

New York Times Sports
Mar 29, 2020

How Skiing Through a Pandemic Can Create a Community Crisis
North American ski resorts have closed in response to the coronavirus, but mountain sports have still drawn crowds, alarming public safety officials.

New York Times Sports
Mar 28, 2020

James L. Dolan, the Knicks Owner, Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
Dolan is the first N.B.A. owner to publicly confirm

New York Times Sports
Mar 28, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Organizers Considering July 2021 for Opening Ceremony
The 2020 Summer Games, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, would start July 23, 2021 under a plan organizers are considering.

New York Times Sports
Mar 28, 2020

They Celebrated Basketball and a Birthday. Then Came Coronavirus.
A tight social circle bound by New York City basketball is hit hard by Covid-19, with two dead and others ailing.

New York Times Sports
Mar 28, 2020

Sabrina Ionescu's Big Moment Wasn't the One She Expected
The Oregon star had been called "the puppet master" by Kobe Bryant, but faced tragedy and canceled games in what was supposed to be a dream college season.

New York Times Sports
Mar 27, 2020

M.L.B. and Players' Union Lay Out Framework to Navigate Suspended Season
The deal addresses issues including players' service time and free agency, and how to handle the postseason in case a shortened season can be played.

New York Times Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Clubs Sell Community. Now Is the Time to Pay It Back.
Soccer embraces the idea that its teams are not just businesses, but social institutions, part of their cities. Right now, that can't just be marketing rhetoric.

New York Times Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Future Players Take a Big Hit as M.L.B. Navigates a Crisis
The baseball draft could be drastically reduced in a deal cut with the players' union to address complications of the game's suspension.

New York Times Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Jimmy Wynn, ‘Toy Cannon' Known for His Home Runs, Dies at 78
Just 5-foot-9 but packed with power, he was a mainstay of the Houston Astros' lineup for 11 years in the 1960s and '70s and a three-time All-Star.

New York Times Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Arnold Obey, 73, Educator and Marathoner, Dies
Mr. Obey was a veteran school principal who took to marathoning and kept at it — 38 times in a row in the New York City Marathon.

New York Times Sports
Mar 27, 2020

No Swimming Pools? No Sports to Announce? No Problem
Sports commentators and swimmers are having to get especially creative. Plus, we look at the sports weekend that would have been.

New York Times Sports
Mar 27, 2020

How the N.F.L. Draft Process Works From Home
With in-person contact limited, teams are rethinking their typically rigorous approach to assessing prospects. "The organizations that handle the stress best will win," one team executive said.

New York Times Sports
Mar 27, 2020

The I.O.C. Let an Olympic Boxing Qualifier Happen Despite Virus Warnings
Seven people tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in the European qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Games.

New York Times Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Gene Luen Yang Discovers the Art of Basketball
The cartoonist discussed his first graphic novel that is nonfiction, the way basketball has invaded his life and the biggest thing about "Linsanity."

New York Times Sports
Mar 26, 2020

With No Basketball Tournament, N.C.A.A Slashes Payments to Universities
The annual payment to conferences was cut to a total of $225 million, down from the $600 million that was budgeted before the coronavirus led to widespread cancellations in sports.

New York Times Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Curly Neal, Globetrotters' Dazzling Dribbler, Dies at 77
He admittedly "didn't know anything about being funny" when he joined the comedic basketball team, but he became one of its biggest stars.

New York Times Sports
Mar 26, 2020

FIFA Races Toward a Plan to Help Soccer Clubs Survive Shutdown
With leagues and clubs around the world scrambling to sort out issues from player compensation to future transactions, the global governing body is trying to provide a new framework.

New York Times Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Stephen Curry Hosts Coronavirus Discussion on Instagram Live
More than 50,000 viewers, including former President Barack Obama, were watching at the peak of the 30-minute chat with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.

New York Times Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Work Out With Venus Williams. Then Debate Stefon Diggs.
Have you always wanted to work out with a professional athlete? Now may be the time. Here's how athletes are keeping busy today.

New York Times Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus Protective Masks to Be Made From M.L.B. Uniform Material
The deal will send masks to health professionals in the Northeast with the distinctive pinstripes of the Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies.

New York Times Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Baseball Season Opens With a Dash of Imagination
Complaints of baseball's slow pace yielded to the universal wish that this game would last forever.

New York Times Sports
Mar 26, 2020

W.N.B.A. Will Hold ‘Virtual' Draft in April
The league is keeping its scheduled date of April 17 but adapting the format to allow draftees to have their moment in the spotlight no matter where they are.

New York Times Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Why the U.S. Lagged Behind in the Drive to Postpone the Summer Olympics
New leadership was intended to build trust and confidence following an abuse scandal, but athletes say they are frustrated the organization fell behind in the groundswell to postpone the Games.

New York Times Sports
Mar 26, 2020

It's Opening Day. Baseball Is Closed.
Instead of red, white and blue bunting and crowds flooding ballparks, we have players holed up in homes and endless questions about when baseball will return. When it does, it will be more important than ever.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

How the Yankees' Minor Leaguers Spent 2 Weeks in Quarantine
A positive coronavirus test for a teammate meant every Yankees minor leaguer had to spend two weeks isolated in Florida. They got creative to keep busy and stay in shape.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

Can It Still Be ‘Euro 2020' in 2021? Sponsors Hope So
The coronavirus pandemic pushed the European Championship to 2021. For companies with warehouses full of Euro 2020 merchandise, it may be better to pretend nothing has changed.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus Impact: How a Crisis Is Changing the U.S.
The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

On the Schedule: Chess, Horse Racing and Children Lifting
Even the National Spelling Bee was canceled. But you can watch professional athletes work out at home with their children (as both coaches and weights).

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus Impact: A Look at Our Changing Lives
The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

The Coronavirus and the Postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Explained
Your questions answered on what happened and what's next with the Summer Olympics now not happening this year in Tokyo.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

Help for Disabled N.F.L. Players Is Sacrificed for Pension Deal
Retired players will see bumps to pensions and an expansion to those who can receive them. But the win comes at a cost to benefits for players who are on total or permanent disability.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

A Year of ‘What If' for the N.B.A.
In this week's newsletter, Marc Stein discusses the postponement of the Olympics and the basketball connection to his late father.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus Impact: Major National Parks Close to Visitors
The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

What to Call 2021 Olympics? Just One of Many Challenges for Japan
The decision to delay the world's largest sporting event will pose an unprecedented series of economic, political and logistical hurdles.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

Deciding to Postpone the Olympics Was Tough. Actually Moving Them May Be Tougher
An entirely new challenge greets the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo: Pulling off the Games in 2021 instead of in 2020, as originally planned.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

Deciding to Postpone the Olympics Was Tough. Actually Moving Them May Be Tougher.
An entirely new challenge greets the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo: Pulling off the Games in 2021 instead of in 2020, as originally planned.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

N.F.L. Labor Deal Trades Pension Gains for Disability Payment Hit
Retired players will see bumps to pensions and an expansion to those who can receive them. But the win comes at a cost to benefits for players who are on total or permanent disability.

New York Times Sports
Mar 25, 2020

A New Rams Logo Draws Digital Boos From Fans
The Los Angeles Rams made a much-anticipated update to their logo, and it did not go over well.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus Impact: Nearly Half of Americans Are Told to Stay Home and Facebook Tries to Keep the Lights On
The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Clippers Owner Agrees to Buy the Forum in a Deal With M.S.G.
Steve Ballmer appears to be wrapping up a long dispute with James L. Dolan, the Knicks owner and the chief executive of the Madison Square Garden Company.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus Impact: Nearly Half of Americans Are Told to Stay Home and Harvard's President Tests Positive
The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Mets' Noah Syndergaard Will Have Tommy John Surgery
Syndergaard is expected to be out until midway through 2021 as he recovers from the operation.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Carolina Releases Cam Newton, Completes Housecleaning
The quarterback, a former league M.V.P., was the most visible remnant of the franchise's old identity. Facing free agency with an uncertain foot injury, 30-year-old Newton may be a tough sell.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus Impact: Harvard's President Tests Positive and the 76ers Have a Change of Heart
The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

All Alone, Belarus Plays On
Every soccer league in Europe has closed down in the face of the coronavirus pandemic except one: the Belarusian Premier League. When the authorities were asked why, they replied, "Why not?"

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Olympians Have Another Year to Prepare for Tokyo. It's a Blessing and a Curse.
The life of an Olympic athlete can be challenging and austere, and the training schedule can be relentless. Most athletes wanted a postponement, though even that has its challenges.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus Impact: Florida Doctors Ask for Help and Harvard's President Tests Positive
The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Mr. Consistency Leaves New England. No, Not Tom Brady.
The Patriots released their longtime kicker, Stephen Gostkowski, the latest player to depart in their turbulent off-season.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Why Olympic Leaders Clung to the Plan to Have the Summer Games in Tokyo
The International Olympic Committee had said the Tokyo Games would offer hope against the coronavirus this summer, even as sports leaders and medical experts insisted that the event be delayed.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Golf Rounds Surged as Coronavirus Advanced. Now the Game Is Retreating.
Drawn by open-air acreage, free time and new social distancing guidelines, recreational golfers in the U.S. were playing in droves this month. Then courses started shuttering.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus Live Coverage: Tracking Its Impact in the U.S.
The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

I.O.C. and Japan Agree to Postpone Tokyo Olympics
The decision came after swelling resistance from nations and athletes to holding the Games amid the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Why Olympics Leaders Cling to the Plan to Have the Summer Games in Tokyo
The International Olympic Committee expressed the belief that the Tokyo Games would offer hope against the coronavirus this summer, even as sports leaders and medical experts insisted that the event be delayed.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

Golf Rounds Surged as Coronavirus Advanced. Now the Game Is Retreating
Drawn by open-air acreage, free time and new social distancing guidelines, recreational golfers in the U.S. were playing in droves this month. Then courses started shuttering.

New York Times Sports
Mar 24, 2020

A Grand Vision of the Olympics Plays Catchup With the Rest of the World
The International Olympic Committee clung to the belief that the Tokyo Games would offer hope against the coronavirus this summer, even as sports leaders and medical experts insisted that the event be delayed.

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