On Way to Super Bowl, the Patriots Moved the Ball and the Line
For much of the season, the Patriots were considered a tier below the N.F.L.’s best teams. But now that they are in the Super Bowl, they are favored again.
Sala's 'last goodbye' tweet gathers added poignancy
Emiliano Sala wanted to say goodbye one final time.
Tiger Woods refreshed and reset for 2019 quest
New year, new Tiger Woods.
Formula E driver back in the game after 'long time of suffering'
Formula E driver Antonio Felix Da Costa says the feelgood factor in the paddock has helped him out of the doldrums and back into form after a four-year winless drought.
PSG fined $114,000 for racially profiling players
French football club Paris Saint-Germain has been fined €100,000 ($114,000) for racially profiling youth players.
Australian Open: No. 4 Naomi Osaka Rallies to Reach Quarterfinals
The defending United States Open champion will next face sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina, who ousted No. 17 Madison Keys. The No. 4 men’s seed, Alexander Zverev, was swept by No. 16 Milos Raonic.
Film in His Blood, a Soccer Revolution in His Plans
The Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is pressing for changes that would punish teams that he feels don’t take their responsibilities seriously.
Emiliano Sala: Police focusing search on life raft scenario
British police searching for missing Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala say they are prioritizing their search based on the possibility that Sala and the other person on board the aircraft which lost contact on the English Channel have landed on water and made it onto the life raft which was on board the plane.
Adam Long Wins Desert Classic, Denying Phil Mickelson
Long, in his sixth PGA Tour event after kicking around golf’s lesser tours for years, made a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole to prevail.
Missed Call Dooms Saints, Thrills Rams and Pains New Orleans
A blown pass-interference call by the officials late in Los Angeles’s win over the Saints in the N.F.C. Championship left the Saints with a familiar sense of injustice.
Serena Williams Defeats Simona Halep, Ranked No. 1. Anyone Surprised?
With her round of 16 victory at the Australian Open, the indomitable Williams is one step closer to winning a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title.
The N.F.L. Confronts More Controversy, This Time on the Field
The league had largely avoided fan furor over this season, but disputed calls in Sunday’s two thrilling conference championship games brought it right back.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Danielle Collins Continue Surprising Runs at Australian Open
Tsitsipas backed up his win over Roger Federer by beating Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the semifinals. Collins also advanced to her first major semifinal.
1 Point Away, Serena Stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open
Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
When Is a Hacker a Whistle-Blower? In Football Leaks Case, a Hungarian Judge Will Decide
For years, the website Football Leaks tormented the elites of world soccer. Now the Portuguese man behind it has been arrested, and his fate could hinge of Hungary’s definition of “whistle-blower.”
Serena Williams Falls to Karolina Pliskova With Late Collapse
Williams was one point away from victory, but she appeared to injure her ankle before Pliskova reeled off six straight games to advance to the semifinals.
Serena Williams loses at Australian Open, so no Osaka rematch
Serena Williams will have to wait for a record-tying 24th grand slam title -- and rematch with Naomi Osaka -- after she failed to capitalize on four match points in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Osaka Tops Svitolina for 1st Australian Semi; Serena Next?
Naomi Osaka reached the Australian Open semifinals for the first time by stretching her Grand Slam winning streak to 12 matches.
Danielle Collins Upends the Australian Open, and Her Family’s Schedule
As Collins, an unseeded 25-year-old, advanced to the semifinals in Melbourne, a cousin grabbed a flight to Australia while Collins’s parents planned for more late-night viewing in their Florida home.
Boateng to Barcelona: Five of the strangest January transfers
Kevin-Prince Boateng signing for Barcelona in the January transfer window caught many people by surprise.
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A-Rod: Clemens, Bonds deserve to be in HOF
Alex Rodriguez acknowledged Wednesday that enshrining Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds into the Baseball Hall of Fame would make it easier for him to get into Cooperstown.