The Olympics Were No Fluke. American Women Are Excelling in Cross-Country Skiing.
Jessie Diggins won the notoriously grueling Tour de Ski, after she and Rosie Brennan notched 1-2 finishes in two consecutive stages.
Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream Continues to Embrace Activism
Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream helped galvanize opposition to one of her team’s owners, Senator Kelly Loeffler, who has criticized Black Lives Matter. But the Capitol riot underscored the work ahead.
Doug Pederson Fired as Philadelphia Eagles Coach
Less than three years after leading Philadelphia to its first Super Bowl win, Pederson was let go by the franchise ahead of an overhaul.
N.B.A. Investigating Kyrie Irving Over Maskless Party Video
The Nets said they were aware of the video, which appears to show their guard attending a large indoor party, which would violate the league’s coronavirus protocols.
N.B.A. Tightens Rules as Virus Crisis Spreads
For at least the next two weeks, players won’t be allowed to leave their homes except for basketball activities and essential activities. Also: No more handshakes.
Alabama Fans and Ohio State Fans, and Reveling During a Pandemic
The immediate winner of college football’s national championship was easy to discern by the crowds after the game. The health consequences are yet to be seen.
Who Else Has Declined a Presidential Honor?
Bill Belichick, who turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is not the first person to decline the award. Jacqueline Kennedy and Moe Berg, the baseball player, also said no.
Dee Rowe, UConn Basketball Coach and Fund-Raiser, Dies at 91
He coached the Huskies for eight seasons, taking them to the N.C.A.A. tournament, before spending decades raising money for campus athletic facilities.
Celtic draws with Hibernian after 13 players forced to self-isolate
A late equalizer saw Scottish champion Celtic draw 1-1 against Hibernian after one of its players tested positive for Covid-19 and 15 other members of playing and coaching staff were required to self-isolate.
'If I would have known then what I know now, I would have never stepped foot in the NFL'
For decades, cheerleaders have been synonymous with the NFL.
53-year-old signs contract extension to play in his 36th professional season
Kazuyoshi Miura just can't give up playing football.
One Division, Seven Canadian Teams and a Lot of Travel
The N.H.L.’s new North Division will feature the Original Six rivalry between Toronto and Montreal and the Battle of Alberta. But it’ll also require cross-country trips.
Alabama crushes Ohio State to win 6th national title in the Nick Saban era
This college football season had a series of stops, starts and ripped-up schedules because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, despite its unevenness, the 2020 season did conclude -- and with a familiar team at the top.
Alabama Ends Pandemic Season by Overpowering Ohio State for Title
Ohio State could not keep up with Alabama’s offensive combination of DeVonta Smith, Mac Jones and Najee Harris.
Bill Belichick declines Presidential Medal of Freedom offer from Trump
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has announced that he is declining the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which he was scheduled to receive from President Donald Trump on Thursday.
Michael Cusack, 64, Dies; Helped Inspire the Special Olympics
An athlete with Down syndrome, he won numerous medals over nearly 40 years at an event that one admirer said would not have happened without him.
N.C.A.A. President Seeks Delay on Vote to Let Students Profit From Fame
Facing pressure from the Justice Department, the N.C.A.A. president “strongly recommended” postponing a crucial decision, almost certainly extending a protracted debate.
N.B.A. Postpones Two More Games Because of the Virus
The league has now postponed four games, and said it would meet with its players’ union to discuss changes to health protocols.
Tommy Lasorda Was a Celebrity. He Was Also a Leader.
The longtime Dodgers manager enjoyed antics on and off the field. But his tactics propelled an underdog to a World Series title, and his vision helped expand the sport’s reach.
Qatar unveils 2022 FIFA World Cup venue Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
The 40,000-seat Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium has become the fourth arena to be unveiled for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
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Golf: Spieth uses birdie blitz to climb Harbour Town leaderboard
Jordan Spieth recovered from a poor start with a stunning run of birdies to tie the lowest nine-hole score of his career in the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday.