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New York Times Sports
Nov 27, 2020

Ravens Game Against Steelers Is Moved Again, to Tuesday Night
Lamar Jackson, the N.F.L.'s 2019 M.V.P., was among more than a dozen Baltimore players to have reportedly tested positive for the virus.

New York Times Sports
Nov 27, 2020

It's 2020, So of Course Mike Tyson Is Boxing Again
The return offers started coming when videos of Tyson sparring at age 54 gained steam online. They landed on a bout with Roy Jones Jr., another champion from long ago.

New York Times Sports
Nov 27, 2020

Diego Maradona and All That We Have Lost
Part of Diego Maradona's enduring appeal is testament to his genius. But part of it, too, speaks to a sense of nostalgia for what he represented.

New York Times Sports
Nov 26, 2020

Lamar Jackson, Ravens Quarterback, Is Said to Test Positive for Coronavirus
The N.F.L.'s 2019 M.V.P. is among more than a dozen Baltimore players who have reportedly tested positive for the virus.

New York Times Sports
Nov 26, 2020

Leonard Kamsler, a Dissecting Golf Photographer, Dies at 85
He pioneered the use of strobe photography to break down a golfer's swing. He was also innovative, even crafty, in documenting P.G.A. tournaments for decades.

New York Times Sports
Nov 26, 2020

Immanuel Quickley's Path to the Knicks Started at the Foul Line
Quickley, a guard out of Kentucky, is an exceptional free throw shooter, a skill he learned from his mother. He had the third highest free-throw percentage in Division I last season.

New York Times Sports
Nov 26, 2020

Diego Maradona, a Hero Who All Too Human
The sport that Diego Maradona illuminated, the one he lifted into an art, was not tarnished by all that he did to himself.

New York Times Sports
Nov 26, 2020

She Dived More Than 300 Feet Under the Sea. Can She Go Deeper?
Alenka Artnik of Slovenia recently set a record in free diving. But her race to the bottom may not be over.

New York Times Sports
Nov 26, 2020

She Dove More Than 300 Feet Under the Sea. Can She Go Deeper?
Alenka Artnik of Slovenia recently set a record in free diving. But her race to the bottom may not be over.

New York Times Sports
Nov 26, 2020

Diego Maradona Is Mourned in Argentina
For many Argentines, Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday, was no mere soccer superstar. "I feel like a member of my family just died," said one.

New York Times Sports
Nov 26, 2020

The Heir to the Manning Quarterback Legacy Isn't on TikTok
Arch Manning, 16, nephew of Peyton and Eli, has a protective family to steer him from the perils of fame and expectation. And a grandfather, Archie, who texts him reminders to "have fun."

New York Times Sports
Nov 26, 2020

N.F.L. Teams Are Restricting Crowds. The Dallas Cowboys Want More.
The team's owner, Jerry Jones, is pursuing "a continued aggressive approach to having fans" at home games, even as coronavirus cases rise in the area around the stadium.

New York Times Sports
Nov 26, 2020

NFL Week 12 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread
Washington's game against Dallas will be the highlight of Thanksgiving now that Baltimore's matchup with Pittsburgh has been delayed until Sunday.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

Diego Maradona, Argentina's Icon
Images from the life of one of soccer's — and Argentina's — biggest icons.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

The N.F.L. postpones a Thanksgiving game because of a Ravens outbreak, and Coach Saban tests positive.


New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

The College Football Playoff Rankings, Explained
The first rankings are out, and the debates have begun. Here are some talking points about the country's best teams.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

Diego Maradona, the Most Human of Immortals
The sport that the Argentina legend illuminated, the one he lifted into an art, was not tarnished by all that he did to himself.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

The N.F.L. postpones a Thanksgiving game because of an outbreak among the Baltimore Ravens.


New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

The N.B.A. Slam Dunk Champion Cashes In
Derrick Jones Jr. took The New York Times behind the scenes of his free agency to reveal all of the nerves, contemplation and, ultimately, joy.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

N.B.A. Free Agency Frenzy: 5 Takeaways
A player was traded three times, and the Lakers and Clippers jockeyed for each other's stars. But Milwaukee is still waiting for a big decision from its biggest star: Giannis Antetokounmpo.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

Diego Maradona, One of Soccer's Greatest Players, Is Dead at 60
He was ranked with Pele among the best, and his ability to surprise and startle won over fans and even critics. But his excesses and addictions darkened his legacy.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

Nick Saban, Alabama's Coach, Tests Positive for Virus
The coach of the top-ranked Crimson Tide tested positive in October, but that finding was later deemed inaccurate. Now he'll miss the Iron Bowl.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

College Football Changes Thanksgiving Traditions Amid Pandemic
Some of the shifts come as universities deal with the prospect of students traveling as a coronavirus surge.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

Without Brees, the Saints Turn to a Not-So-Secret Weapon
Alvin Kamara has lined up for New Orleans at running back, receiver, kick returner and occasionally as a wildcat quarterback to make the most of his diverse talents.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

7 Places Where the Slopes Are Less Skied
These under-the-radar resorts offer plenty of room to turn, and plenty of challenge amid a winter of social distancing.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

College Football Teams Change Thanksgiving Traditions Amid Pandemic
Some of the shifts come as universities deal with the prospect of students traveling during the surging coronavirus.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

David Dinkins Kept Loving Tennis, No Matter Who Mocked Him
The expansion of the National Tennis Center in Queens was among the signature achievements of the former mayor, who still played into his late 80s.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

Without Drew Brees, the Saints Rely on an All-Purpose Back. No, Not Taysom Hill.
Alvin Kamara has lined up for New Orleans at running back, receiver, kick returner and occasionally as a wildcat quarterback to make the most of his diverse talents.

New York Times Sports
Nov 25, 2020

College Basketball Is Starting. Some Coaches Are Openly Asking Why.
There will be 100-plus games happening on Wednesday, as health officials urge the rest of us not to travel while the coronavirus surges.

New York Times Sports
Nov 24, 2020

Alabama Tops First College Football Playoff Rankings of a Chaotic Season
The final rankings will not come until at least Dec. 20. But on Tuesday night, the playoff's selection committee gave an early look at how it is approaching the pandemic-upended year.

New York Times Sports
Nov 24, 2020

College Football Playoff to Release First Rankings of a Chaotic Season
The final rankings will not come until at least Dec. 20. But on Tuesday night, the Playoff's selection committee will give a sense of how it is approaching the pandemic-upended year.

New York Times Sports
Nov 24, 2020

David Maas, Half of ‘Quick Change' Magic Act, Dies of Covid-19
Mr. Maas and his wife, who performed lightning-fast costume changes, often appeared on television and were a halftime fixture at N.B.A. and college basketball arenas.

New York Times Sports
Nov 24, 2020

Tom Brady Passed Twice on One Play. And It (Sort of) Worked.
When his first pass was blocked on Monday night, he simply tried another. That one counted.

New York Times Sports
Nov 24, 2020

Black Goalkeepers and Europe's Uneven Playing Field
Chelsea's recent match against Rennes in the Champions League was a rare meeting of Black goalkeepers on club soccer's biggest stage. The hard question is: Why?

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73
After promoting bands like Queen and the Sex Pistols, Mr. Hall became one of the most colorful agents in England's Premier League. He died of the coronavirus.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Mets' Steven Cohen Shows a Lighter Side on Twitter
Steven Cohen crafted an image as a secretive, and ruthless, billionaire. On social media he's showing an approachable side that couldn't feel less like his predecessors with the team.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

N.B.A. Players Meet With Pope Francis
The players and officials from their union were invited last week to discuss their campaign at the Vatican.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Banned for Five Years by FIFA
Ahmad Ahmad, the president of one of FIFA's six regional confederations, was accused of abusing his office, mishandling funds and trading in gifts.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Chiefs Beat Raiders on Sunday Night
Mahomes is the best because he is the most predictable. He knew the Chiefs were going to score and beat the Raiders.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

NFL Week 11: Joe Burrow's Season Is Over and More
Joe Burrow's rookie season is over after a knee injury. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and the Colts outlasted the Packers.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Ski patrollers shave their beards, and a tradition, to wear N95 masks.


New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

A Quarterback With N.F.L. Potential Pledges to an H.B.C.U., Joining a Trend
"I want to be a trendsetter," said Noah Bodden, who has announced he will play for Grambling State instead of for one of the wealthier, higher-profile teams at predominantly white colleges.

New York Times Sports
Nov 23, 2020

To Wear Their Masks, the Beards (and a Tradition) Had to Go
Members of ski patrols nationwide are known for their beards, but many have shaved them to wear masks in the pandemic, causing good-natured angst.

New York Times Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Jets' Second-Half Push Falls Short Against Chargers
Los Angeles ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Jets, behind three touchdown passes by the rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.

New York Times Sports
Nov 22, 2020

The Ravens Looked to Bounce Back. Then Derrick Henry Showed Up.
Titans running back Derrick Henry's 29-yard touchdown run sealed a contentious overtime win over the Ravens, who have now lost three of their last four games.

New York Times Sports
Nov 22, 2020

NFL Week 11 Results: What We Learned
Joe Burrow's rookie season is over. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and Taysom Hill won his first career start at quarterback for New Orleans.

New York Times Sports
Nov 22, 2020

On Running While Black, With More Hope Than Before
As Black Lives Matter signs popped up in recent months, our columnist grew less wary of running in predominantly white neighborhoods. But is that optimism premature?

New York Times Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Dear Jets: There's Hope to Be Found in a Winless Season. Take It From Someone Who Knows.
For one thing, you are leading the race for the top draft pick. But seriously, even finishing at 0-16 can yield valuable resilience. So says Hue Jackson, who coached the winless 2017 Cleveland Browns.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

2020 N.B.A. Free Agency Updates: Trades and Signings
The Bucks are trying to satisfy Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Warriors are scrambling and the Rockets are dealing with two unhappy stars.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

Toronto Raptors Will Play Home Games in Florida Because of Pandemic
The Raptors will begin the season based out of Tampa, Fla., amid concerns about the coronavirus in Canada. The team's president suggested they could return at some point.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

When Sharks Turned Up at Their Beach, They Called in Drones
A goal of the SharkEye project is to one day produce automated "shark reports" for beachgoers to help them gauge levels of risk.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

On Soccer's Debt to Its Fans
Fans are there for the game when it needs us. But we expect the favor to be returned.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

As M.L.S. Playoffs Open, Black Players Press for Progress
In protests and meetings, Black players have pushed M.L.S. for better representation. Now, as the playoffs open, and with the league's help, they are focused on follow through.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

A Cal Football Player Opted Out Because of the Virus. Then Came the Tuition Bill.
A committee found that the athletic department broke an N.C.A.A. rule by revoking Henry Bazakas's summer scholarship. His fight to get it back showed the cutthroat side of college football.

New York Times Sports
Nov 20, 2020

She Seemed Destined for Olympic Glory. Brain Injuries Ended That.
Ellie Furneaux looked like she was going to become Britain's next star in the sledding sport skeleton. But a series of concussions took a heavy toll.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Knicks Get ‘Must-See TV' Player in Obi Toppin
The Knicks selected Toppin, who is from Brooklyn, with the eighth overall pick in Wednesday's N.B.A. draft. Toppin said he models his game after Anthony Davis.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

M.L.S. Layoffs Cut League's Staff by 20 Percent
A combination of layoffs and the elimination of open positions is the latest sign of the coronavirus pandemic's punishing financial effect on sports.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

How to Run During the Winter
If you're forgoing the treadmill and want to keep logging miles, here's what you need to keep in mind.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Nancy Darsch, Champion Coach of Women's Basketball, Dies at 68
Darsch turned Ohio State into a power, helped two U.S. teams win Olympic gold and was one of the original coaches in the W.N.B.A., leading the New York Liberty.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Warriors' Klay Thompson Out for Season with Torn Achilles' Tendon
Thompson, a five-time All-Star, missed the 2019-20 season with a knee injury. He tore his Achilles' tendon during a pickup game Wednesday.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Swimming in a Bubble, Free From the Tyranny of Times
The pandemic disrupted the training of some of the world's best swimmers, but a new competition has offered a rare treat: a chance to ignore the ticking clock.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Despite Uncertainty, Tokyo Olympics Promoted as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel
Infection rates are rising in the United States and parts of Europe are back in lockdown. Yet the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, said the Games would take measures to go on.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Vermont's Ski Season, on the Brink
Just as winter was about to start, the state instituted a stricter quarantine and test requirement for visitors, and the snow-sports economy is bracing for the impact.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Organizers Promote Games as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel
Infection rates are rising in the United States and parts of Europe are back in lockdown. Yet the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, said the Games would take measures to go on.

New York Times Sports
Nov 19, 2020

NFL Week 11 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread
Arizona and Seattle will battle for N.F.C. West supremacy on Thursday ahead of a weekend filled with interesting matchups.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Anthony Edwards Drafted No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves
James Wiseman went to the Golden State Warriors at No. 2, and the Charlotte Hornets picked LaMelo Ball at No. 3.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Robinson Cano's Second Failed Drug Test Discredits His Career
Robinson Cano has Hall of Fame-worthy statistics, but another positive drug test will cost him 162 games and turn his career into a farce.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

A New U.S. Law Would Target Doping's Enablers. International Watchdogs Don't Like It.
The Rodchenkov Act, awaiting President Trump's signature, would allow American law enforcement authorities to go after the people who facilitate doping. The World Anti-Doping Agency says it will cause confusion.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Robinson Cano Banned for 162 Games After Positive P.E.D. Test
The Mets' second baseman will miss the entire 2021 season after a positive test for a synthetic steroid — his second doping violation.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Africa's Top Soccer Official Faces New Ethics Investigation
The president of the Confederation of African Football, Ahmad Ahmad, and another top official face questions about revisions to a multimillion-dollar television deal.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Marc Stein on the Russell Westbrook Trade Market
The Houston Rockets' two stars want out, but the market for Westbrook is lukewarm and dependent on what happens with James Harden. Plus: the latest on LaMelo Ball and the N.B.A. draft.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Where Russell Westbrook Is Wanted
The Houston Rockets' two stars want out, but the market for Westbrook is lukewarm and dependent on what happens with James Harden. Plus: the latest on LaMelo Ball and the N.B.A. draft.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

‘Jetman' Who Flew Beside a Plane Dies While Training in Dubai
Vincent Reffet, a 36-year-old French stuntman, had also broken a record jumping from the world's tallest building.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Kim Ng, Baseball's First Female General Manager, Has Been Ready for Years
The pioneering baseball executive proved herself — over and over — for three decades. Several of her peers say they can't think of a more qualified first-time general manager.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Kim Ng: a Baseball First, at Last
The pioneering baseball executive proved herself — over and over — for three decades. Several of her peers say they can't think of a more qualified first-time general manager.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

Wearing a Mask During Workouts Really Isn't So Bad
Two new studies found little downside to donning masks during vigorous exercise. And wearing a mask may do much good.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

1,000 Interviews to Pick No. 1: Inside the Timberwolves' N.B.A. Draft Prep
It has taken months of watching film, traveling the country and conducting interviews on video, but Minnesota is just about ready to make the first pick in the N.B.A. draft — or trade it away.

New York Times Sports
Nov 18, 2020

The N.F.C. West Has Highlights and Stars. But Can it Contend?
DK Metcalf's chase-down. DeAndre Hopkins's catch. The division has produced some of the most memorable moments of the 2020 season, but there's no distinguishing among its logjam of 6-3 teams.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

Theo Epstein Leaves the Cubs, but Plans to Stick Around Baseball
After ending long championship droughts for Boston and Chicago, Epstein plans to take a year off. But the executive will be in demand when he chooses to return.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

The Chicago Bears Aren't Good or Bad. They're Mediocre.
The team's 5-1 start was something of an illusion, but even at 5-5, Chicago is not quite dead in the N.F.C. North.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

Russia Brings Emotion, and Allies, to Fight Over Doping Ban
The decision to uphold, or overturn, Russia's four-year ban could determine if antidoping officials can ever punish state-backed cheating programs.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

Russia Wield Emotion in Pressing to Overturn Doping Ban
The decision to uphold, or overturn, Russia's four-year ban could determine if antidoping officials can ever punish state-backed cheating programs.

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

The N.B.A. Draft Steal ‘People Sort of Forgot'
Isaiah Stewart is ready to make his mark on the N.B.A. after a down season at Washington led many to overlook him. "I just have to remind them," Stewart said. "I have to wake them back up."

New York Times Sports
Nov 17, 2020

Bucks Plan Trade for Jrue Holiday in Bid to Keep Giannis
Holiday, the veteran New Orleans Pelicans guard, would be a key upgrade for Milwaukee as the Bucks await Giannis Antetokounmpo's decision on signing an extension.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Florida Lawyer Charged With Extorting N.F.L. Player in Robbery Case
William Dean was charged with trying to extort nearly $800,000 from former New York Giant DeAndre Baker in exchange for his clients' recanting allegations. On Monday, charges against Mr. Baker were dropped.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Lindy McDaniel, Ace Reliever for Mediocre Teams, Dies at 84
Over 21 seasons — including eight with the Cardinals and six with the Yankees — he was one of the game's most dependable closers but never made the postseason.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Phoenix Suns Agree to Trade for Chris Paul
The trade, which has not been finalized, would send Ricky Rubio and Kelly Oubre Jr. to Oklahoma City for Paul, the veteran point guard.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Kim Ng Introduced as General Manager of Miami Marlins
Major League Baseball's first female general manager said she had received an outpouring of support since her hiring was announced on Friday.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

N.C.A.A. to Host Men's Basketball Tournament in One City for 2021
The event, which is typically spread across the United States, could be held in its entirety in Indianapolis, organizers said.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Former Harvard Fencing Coach Peter Brand Accused of Taking Bribes
Prosecutors said a wealthy businessman, who is also charged, bribed the coach to help get his sons admitted to Harvard.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Mark Buehrle, Torii Hunter, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito Are Hall of Fame Finalists
Mark Buehrle, Torii Hunter, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito headline this year's list of first-time finalists for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Former Harvard Fencing Coach Charged With Bribery
The longtime coach is accused of taking $1.5 million to help the sons of a wealthy businessman get admitted to Harvard. The father is also charged.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Endless Subscribers: Pro Surfers Follow a New Path to Stardom
In the digital era, a carefully crafted persona has become more valuable than contest results.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

Chris Nikic, You Are an Ironman. And Your Journey Is Remarkable.
Nikic, 21, became the first person with Down syndrome to conquer the grueling endurance race, offering lessons in perseverance and hope.

New York Times Sports
Nov 16, 2020

While Training Continues, China's Prized Women's Hockey Players Are in Russia
With the 2022 Winter Games 15 months away, at a time teams would normally be paring their rosters, the North American imports aren't in the Beijing training bubble.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

What We Learned From Week 10 of the NFL Season
DeAndre Hopkins pulled down a catch that will live forever, Ronald Jones II ran Tampa Bay to victory and Ben Roethlisberger was no worse for the wear after a week of no practice.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

The 2020 Masters: Dustin Johnson Sets Scoring Record
Dustin Johnson won the Masters at 20 under, five strokes ahead of Australia's Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im of South Korea.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

Giants Make a Case to Win the Grim N.F.C. East
Daniel Jones threw accurate passes and had a 34-yard touchdown run as the Giants (3-7) moved a half-game back of Philadelphia in the once-grand division.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

Tiger Woods Faced Disaster at the Masters. He Stuck Through It Anyway.
After a horrific appearance at No. 12, the five-time Masters winner did not fade — even with no hope of another green jacket and almost no one around to watch.

New York Times Sports
Nov 15, 2020

The 2020 Masters: Dustin Johnson Sets New Scoring Record
Dustin Johnson won the Masters at 20-under, five strokes ahead of Australia's Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im of South Korea.

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