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Mar 01, 2021

Surf's Up. The Temperature Isn't.
Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

New York Times Sports
Mar 01, 2021

C. Vivian Stringer Is the Thread Between the W.N.B.A.'s Emerging Stars
The Liberty's Betnijah Laney and Erica Wheeler of the Los Angeles Sparks are coming into their own after winding paths with a key intersection: Stringer's coaching at Rutgers.

New York Times Sports
Mar 01, 2021

How One Sports Season Fell Apart, Even in a Bubble
Players in the National Women's Hockey League left Lake Placid, N.Y., wishing there had been better communication as positive tests increased.

New York Times Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Collin Morikawa Wins Workday Title on a Day of Tributes to Woods
Morikawa, 24, who won the 2020 P.G.A. Championship in August, is doing things only Tiger Woods had done before turning 25.

New York Times Sports
Feb 28, 2021

The Leon Rose Approach: Way Too Quiet, But Effective for Knicks (So Far)
As the team president for the past year, Rose has let the Knicks' on-court flickers of progress do most of his talking.

New York Times Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Leon Rose's Quiet Effect: Knicks' Good Vibes Come Ahead of Schedule
As team for the past year, Rose has let the Knicks' on-court flickers of progress do most of his talking.

New York Times Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Yankees Host Fans at First Spring Training Game
Spring training started with a loss to Toronto, but Yankees players were just happy to have fans back. "It felt a lot more normal."

New York Times Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera Address Their Futures
Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera, two of the greatest hitters in baseball history, will be back for 2021. Whenever they retire, they will leave an enormous void.

New York Times Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Olympians Enter a Risky New Event: Vaccine Line Jumping
Some nations are prioritizing Olympians for vaccinations. Others say athletes will wait their turn. The choices could determine if the Tokyo Games are a sporting spectacle, or a super-spreader event.

New York Times Sports
Feb 27, 2021

Jewell Loyd Is in the Gym, Building Her Game and a Community
A trying year, on and off the court, helped Loyd finally embrace herself as an elite Black female athlete.

New York Times Sports
Feb 27, 2021

N.B.A. Investigating After Jeremy Lin Said He Was Called ‘Coronavirus'
Lin, who is Taiwanese-American, said on social media that he had been called "coronavirus" on the court. He has been playing in the N.B.A.'s developmental league.

New York Times Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Rangers' Don Wakamatsu Sanitizes Stadium Using Drones
Don Wakamatsu's day job is bench coach of the Rangers, but his background in farming led to an interesting solution for how to sanitize a stadium.

New York Times Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Geddert and Nassar Abused Gymnasts for Decades
Coach John Geddert drove young gymnasts to the point of injury, then sent them to Lawrence G. Nassar, the doctor who abused them sexually. Geddert killed himself on Thursday in the face of criminal charges.

New York Times Sports
Feb 26, 2021

John Geddert Charges: What Is Human Trafficking?
Experts say the filing of human trafficking charges against John Geddert, who died on Thursday, could have major ramifications for future prosecutions of coaches in the high-pressure world of elite sports.

New York Times Sports
Feb 26, 2021

The 7 N.B.A. All-Stars Who Would Be King (or Just M.V.P.)
Near the halfway point, this season's race for the Most Valuable Player Award has top-tier candidates from the usuals (LeBron James) to the newcomers (Joel Embiid).

New York Times Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Stars Aligned: McDavid and Matthews Set, and Keep, the Pace
Edmonton's Connor McDavid leads the N.H.L. in points, and Toronto's Auston Matthews has the most goals. The two will play three consecutive games against each other starting Saturday.

New York Times Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Pandemic Insurance Helped the N.C.A.A. Tournament and Others
Event cancellation insurance is a specialized realm. But during the coronavirus pandemic, it has shored up the balance sheets of sporting events around the world.

New York Times Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Atlanta Dream, WNBA Team Co-owned by Kelly Loeffler, Is Sold
Renee Montgomery, a former Dream guard, is part of a group buying the team from Loeffler, the former Georgia senator, who upset players by attacking the Black Lives Matter movement.

New York Times Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Atlanta Dream, WNBA Team Co-owned by Kelly Loeffler, Are Sold
Renee Montgomery, a former Dream guard, is part of a group buying the team from Kelly Loeffler, the former Georgia senator, who upset players by attacking the Black Lives Matter movement.

New York Times Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Is There a Way Back for a Forgotten Soccer Star?
For some stars, the path to China's Super League was paved with riches. But as the country's soccer fever cools, is there a way back to Europe for the best of them?

New York Times Sports
Feb 26, 2021

'Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke' by Andrew Maraniss: An Excerpt
An excerpt from a new book that examines the vibrant life, and untimely death, of Glenn Burke, baseball's first openly gay player.

New York Times Sports
Feb 25, 2021

John Geddert Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges
John Geddert died by suicide shortly after he was charged with human trafficking and criminal sexual conduct, Michigan prosecutors said.

New York Times Sports
Feb 25, 2021

The Impact and Influence of Tiger Woods: Here. There. Everywhere.
From fitness trailers to fist pumps and golf's global representation, the star, recovering in the hospital after a serious car crash, has a hefty presence at a PGA tournament even when he's not playing in it.

New York Times Sports
Feb 25, 2021

Bill Wright, Who Broke a Color Barrier in Golf, Dies at 84
In 1959, decades before Tiger Woods, Wright became the first Black golfer to win a United States Golf Association event.

New York Times Sports
Feb 25, 2021

Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges
John Geddert died by suicide shortly after he was charged with two dozen counts, including human trafficking and criminal sexual conduct, Michigan prosecutors said.

New York Times Sports
Feb 25, 2021

Ex-Olympic Gymnastic Coach Charged With Human Trafficking
John Geddert was charged with two dozen counts, including human trafficking and criminal sexual conduct, Michigan prosecutors said.

New York Times Sports
Feb 25, 2021

Tiger Woods and Another Terrible Turn of Fate
It is easy to cling to memories of Tiger Woods at his peaks, but his vulnerability tells as much, if not more, about his powerful hold on sport and culture.

New York Times Sports
Feb 25, 2021

Opponents Beware: Willow Johnson Inherited Her Father's Left Arm
A daughter of the Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson is part of an effort to bring professional women's volleyball to the United States.

New York Times Sports
Feb 25, 2021

The Retired Boys of Summer Play On
Senior softball leagues remain an essential lifeline for many retirees. I would know: My 83-year-old father is playing through the pandemic.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

Golf Without Tiger Woods? His Fellow Players Can Barely Imagine
Woods, 45, has been sidelined before as he recovered from various ailments. But this time, after a car crash that left him with serious leg injuries, feels different.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

Yankees' Domingo German Apologizes, Vowing to be 'Different Person'
The Yankees pitcher, who was suspended for 81 games over a domestic violence incident, addressed the news media for the first time since returning to the team.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

Family of Georgia Teen Who Died After Basketball Drills Sues School Officials
Imani Bell, 16, collapsed while running up stadium steps in "extreme heat," according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

Will Tiger Woods Play Golf Again? Doctors Predict a Difficult Recovery
He risks infections, bones that do not heal, and foot and ankle injuries that impede walking. His ability to play pro golf again is in question.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

If Luka Looks Familiar, You Must Have Watched Larry Bird
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is often compared to Bird, the Boston Celtics great. When he's hitting game-winners, as he did on Tuesday, this can seem about right.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

‘This Is Larry Bird Reincarnated'
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is often compared to Bird, the Boston Celtics great. When he's hitting game-winners, as he did on Tuesday, this can seem about right.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

Nets and Knicks Welcome Back Fans for First Time
The Nets and the Knicks were the first teams to take advantage of New York's relaxed rules on attendance at sporting events. It was … different, but also a welcome bit of normalcy.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

Tiger Woods Out of Surgery and ‘Recovering' After Crash
The greatest golfer of his generation sustained leg injuries in the accident that, along with a recent back surgery, could raise questions about the future of his career.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

What We Know About Tiger Woods' Car Accident and Condition
Woods was said to have been driving at a "greater speed than normal" when his S.U.V. went over a median strip and rolled over several times.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

Why Baseball Is Obsessed With the Book 'Thinking, Fast and Slow'
A psychology book by a Nobel Prize-winning author has become a must-read in front offices. It is changing the sport.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

Black Players and Common Goal Join Forces for Anti-Racism Project
Black players, joining with the charity Common Goal and backed by teams in North America, say they hope to reinvigorate the campaign against racism in the game.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

Tiger Woods Is Injured in a Serious Car Accident
The greatest golfer of his generation sustained leg injuries that, along with a back surgery in January, could raise questions about the future of his career.

New York Times Sports
Feb 24, 2021

The Women's Team Won a Title. Weeks Later, Owners Shut It Down.
A top women's soccer team won its first league title last season. But as richer rivals pour money into the women's game, Kopparbergs decided to fold rather than fight.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

What We Know About Tiger Woods' Car Accident
Woods was said to have been driving at a "greater speed than normal" when his S.U.V. went over a median strip and rolled over several times.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Tiger Woods Injured in Serious Car Accident
The greatest golfer of his generation sustained leg injuries that, along with a back surgery in January, could raise questions about the future of his career.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Tiger Woods was conscious and talking after the crash, the authorities said.
Woods sustained serious leg injuries when his S.U.V. rolled off the road in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday morning. He went into surgery, but his condition was not believed to be life-threatening.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Knicks' Julius Randle Named to His First All-Star Team
Randle is the first Knick to be an All-Star since Kristaps Porzingis in the 2017-18 season. He is averaging a team-leading 23.1 points per game.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Tiger Woods Live Updates and Video: Golfer Hospitalized After Car Crash
Woods was injured in both legs when his vehicle rolled off the road in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday morning. He went into surgery, but his condition is not life-threatening.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

With Help from M.L.B., Baseball Returns at Xavier University of Louisiana
In a sport with declining participation from Black Americans, Xavier University of Louisiana returned to the field on Tuesday for its first intercollegiate baseball game since 1960.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Tributes Pour in for Tiger Woods Wishing Him a Speedy Recovery
Alex Rodriguez, Stephen Curry and Jack Nicklaus were among the athletes who sent their wishes for a speedy recovery to Tiger Woods.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Residents Say Tiger Woods Crash Happened on Dangerous Stretch of Road


New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Danny Baggish Takes Aim at PDC Darts Tour
On the eve of his pro tour debut, Danny Baggish talks bright lights, tense moments and how carnivals put the big stuffed animals away when they see him coming.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Tiger Woods's Past Was Examined in Recent HBO Documentary
Woods was the subject of a recent two-part documentary on HBO called "Tiger," which chronicles the golfer's intense relationship with his father and how that shaped his career and personal life.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Justin Thomas on Woods's Accident: ‘I'm Sick to my Stomach'
A trusted confidant of Tiger Woods who frequently joins Woods for pretournament practice rounds appeared stunned by the news of Woods's accident.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Tiger Woods Live Updates: Golfer Hospitalized After Car Crash
Woods's vehicle could be seen turned on its side at the crash site in the Los Angeles area. Woods's agent said the golfer had suffered "multiple leg injuries" and was in surgery.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Justin Thomas on Tiger Accident: ‘I'm Sick to my Stomach"


New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Tiger Woods Is Injured in Car Crash in Los Angeles County
The golfer was pulled from the wreck by firefighters and paramedics using the "jaws of life," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

New York Sports Entering a Promising Era
After two decades of frustration and incompetence broken up by an occasional championship (thanks, Giants), the region's sports teams all appear headed in the right direction.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

The Pandemic Has Diminished Part of Athletes' Jobs: Signing Autographs
Even where spectators can attend sports events, physical buffers between them and the athletes often prevent autograph seeking. Players and fans miss the interaction.

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Champions League Schedule Blurs Home and Away
Coronavirus restrictions have sent multiple games to neutral sites. Will this summer's European Championship be the next big event to reschedule?

New York Times Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Luis Suárez Rediscovers His Bite
After a summer of indignity and humiliation, the striker has been reborn with Atlético Madrid.

New York Times Sports
Feb 22, 2021

Kevin Mather Resigns as Mariners President
In saying the quiet parts out loud, Kevin Mather inflamed tension between the players' union and teams. He resigned, but his words will resonate.

New York Times Sports
Feb 22, 2021

Rangers Star Takes Leave After Accusations He Assaulted a Woman in a Bar
Artemi Panarin denies the allegations made by a former K.H.L. coach. The team says their top scorer has been targeted for criticizing Vladimir Putin.

New York Times Sports
Feb 22, 2021

Muhammad Ali as You've Never Seen Him
A new graphic novel mixes comic book art and rarely seen photography to depict the legendary 1974 fight between Ali and George Foreman.

New York Times Sports
Feb 22, 2021

Muhammad Ali Photos, and Comic Book Art, in a Graphic Novel
A new graphic novel mixes comic book art and rarely seen photography to depict the legendary 1974 fight between Ali and George Foreman.

New York Times Sports
Feb 22, 2021

Australian Open Offered Unexpected Lessons About Pandemic Sports
The goal was to hold a major international sports event without putting public health at risk. Mission accomplished, but pulling it off presented major, unforeseen challenges and many sleepless nights.

New York Times Sports
Feb 22, 2021

Jasmine Harrison Becomes Youngest Woman to Row an Ocean
After 70 days 3 hours 48 minutes, Jasmine Harrison, 21, became the youngest woman to row an ocean. She is among a diverse set of endurance athletes to attempt the feat.

New York Times Sports
Feb 22, 2021

Jasmine Harrison Becomes Youngest Woman to Solo Row an Ocean Solo
After 70 days 3 hours 48 minutes, Jasmine Harrison, 21, became the youngest woman to row an ocean. She is among a diverse set of endurance athletes to attempt the feat.

New York Times Sports
Feb 22, 2021

She Rowed Across the Atlantic, Joining a New Wave of Extreme Endurance Athletes
After 70 days 3 hours 48 minutes, Jasmine Harrison, 21, became the youngest woman to row an ocean. She is among a diverse set of endurance athletes to attempt the feat.

New York Times Sports
Feb 22, 2021

On Horseback Among the Eagle Hunters and Herders of the Mongolian Altai
Deep in the Altai Mountains, where Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia meet, Kazakh people have for centuries developed and nurtured a special bond with golden eagles.

New York Times Sports
Feb 22, 2021

The Australian Open Promised Lessons for Pandemic Sports. Just Not These Ones.
The goal was to hold a major international sports event without putting public health at risk. Mission accomplished, but pulling it off presented major, unforeseen challenges and many sleepless nights.

New York Times Sports
Feb 21, 2021

Lake Tahoe's Sunshine Made for a Great Scene, but Bad Ice
After several players and officials stumbled on soft ice in the first period, an N.H.L. game that started on Saturday afternoon was delayed, ending after midnight Eastern time.

New York Times Sports
Feb 21, 2021

In His ‘Second Career,' Filip Polasek Wins His First Grand Slam Title
Polasek, who had effectively retired after the 2013 season because of an injury, won the Australian Open men's doubles championship with his partner, Ivan Dodig.

New York Times Sports
Feb 21, 2021

Medvedev's Australian Open Loss Shows the Men's Tennis Gulf Is Still Strong
The players at the top, starting with Novak Djokovic, have yet to be significantly challenged by the new generation.

New York Times Sports
Feb 21, 2021

Novak Djokovic Wins Australian Open Final Over Daniil Medvedev
The victory for the top-ranked Djokovic, in three sets over the fourth-ranked Daniil Medvedev of Russia, gave him his 18th career Grand Slam title.

New York Times Sports
Feb 21, 2021

Keeping the Australian Open Safe from Coronavirus
An army of workers toiled to create a safe environment at the Australian Open.

New York Times Sports
Feb 21, 2021

With Charlie McAvoy, the Bruins Filled a Void From Within
After the departures of two key defensemen in free agency, McAvoy, 23, is playing more minutes and is tied for the assists lead on first-place Boston.

New York Times Sports
Feb 20, 2021

Everton Beats Liverpool at Anfield, Adding to the Champions' Pain
Everton's victory, a cause for deserved celebration, reveals a broken Liverpool team holding tight to a system that has stopped working.

New York Times Sports
Feb 20, 2021

Australian Open Mixed Doubles Winners Are Crowned
After a 14-day quarantine in their hotel rooms, Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova rolled through the draw and claimed victory at the Australian Open.

New York Times Sports
Feb 20, 2021

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev Meet for the Title
Djokovic, aiming for his ninth title in the tournament, should face a strong challenge from Medvedev.

New York Times Sports
Feb 20, 2021

Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady to Win Australian Open
Osaka, 23, has won every Grand Slam final she has reached.

New York Times Sports
Feb 20, 2021

Australian Open 2021: In Defeat, Jennifer Brady Proves She Belongs
Appearing in her first Grand Slam final, the 25-year-old American started slow against Naomi Osaka, but rallied to go down fighting.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

N.C.A.A. Basketball Tournaments Will Welcome Fans After All
Some epidemiologists say it's a bad idea, because the games will attract people from all over the country to Indianapolis and San Antonio, the cities that will host every game of the men's and women's tournaments.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

The Mets Prioritized Depth Over Big Signings This Off-Season
An off-season of high expectations yielded a drastically improved roster, even if Trevor Bauer and George Springer signed elsewhere.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

Stephen Curry Sees Your Tweets, and Your Team's Weaknesses
An up-and-down season for the ailing Golden State Warriors has social media abuzz with people doubting Curry, but he's playing better than ever.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

An Outdoor NHL Game That for Once Is in the Great Outdoors
The pandemic pushed the N.H.L. toward a scenic site instead of a football or baseball field for its outdoor game. It's so pretty in Tahoe they'll play two.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

Timo Werner, Chelsea and Numbers That Lie
Strikers are paid to score goals. The more the better. But can a lack of them distort the full picture of a player?

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

N.F.L. Quarterbacks on the Move: Wentz. Watson? Darnold?
Carson Wentz is a Colt, Jared Goff is a Lion and Deshaun Watson wants to be anything but a Texan. A look at the deals that have been done, and a few more that might be next.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

Women's Doubles Champion Aryna Sabalenka Says She's Going Solo
After Aryna Sabalenka and her partner, Elise Mertens, won the Australian Open, Sabalenka said she was breaking up their team so she could focus on her singles career.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

High School Basketball Players Are Jumping to College
An N.C.A.A. decision related to the pandemic inspired some elite players to finish high school early and jump to college to take advantage of an extra year of eligibility.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

2021 Australian Open: Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady Meet for the Title
Osaka, a three-time major winner, and Brady, a first-time Grand Slam finalist, played a memorable semifinal at the 2020 U.S. Open and have history dating back to youth tournaments.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

For Djokovic in Australia, a Complicated Road Has a Familiar Destination
The reigning champion and world No. 1 will play in his ninth Australian Open final. He has yet to lose one.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

China Is Preparing for Another Olympics in Beijing, Like It or Not
With the Winter Games less than a year away, a powerful and confident China is promising retaliation if any country boycotts the event over human rights.

New York Times Sports
Feb 19, 2021

Farewell, Serena? Not So Fast
Williams's wan wave after losing to Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semifinal stirred retirement speculation. GOATs don't go out that way.

New York Times Sports
Feb 18, 2021

Ivy League Cancels Spring Sports Despite Pleas From Athletes
The league's leaders did leave open the possibility that some teams could play against nearby colleges if public health conditions improved.

New York Times Sports
Feb 18, 2021

The Padres Truly Commit to Fernando Tatis Jr.
In a sport plagued by indifference and frugality, San Diego asserted itself by locking up a 22-year-old superstar shortstop with a 14-year, $340 million contract.

New York Times Sports
Feb 18, 2021

Vincent Jackson's Brain Will Be Donated to C.T.E. Study
Jackson, 38, a retired N.F.L. wide receiver, was found dead in a Florida hotel room on Monday.

New York Times Sports
Feb 18, 2021

Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady Head to Australian Open Final
These are not athletic stars who pretend to be impervious to the pressures of their sport.

New York Times Sports
Feb 18, 2021

N.B.A. Announces All-Star Game Plans Despite Player Objections
The game and three related events will happen over several hours on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, even though the city's mayor and top players have expressed concern about the health risks.

New York Times Sports
Feb 18, 2021

Inter Milan vs. Inter Miami Is the Trademark Lawyer Derby
A dispute over a team name could have consequences for the increasingly global soccer industry.

New York Times Sports
Feb 18, 2021

Osaka and Brady, With Powerful Strokes and Zero Pretense, in Australian Open Final
These are not athletic stars who pretend to be impervious to the pressures of their sport.

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