Four Teams Left. Four Different Approaches to the Anthem Protests.

Four Teams Left. Four Different Approaches to the Anthem Protests.

Sports January 21, 2018 0

The protests “sent a message of solidarity and cohesion, and made people understand that these guys are entertaining you, but they also have thoughts and ideologies and take a stand on issues,” said Charles K. Ross, the director of African-American Studies at the University of Mississippi and the author... Read more
Cavaliers Pursue DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams Ahead of N.B.A. Trade Deadline

Cavaliers Pursue DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams Ahead of N.B.A. Trade Deadline

Sports January 21, 2018 0

Photo In need of an elite rim protector and rebounder, the Cavaliers might try to acquire DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers. Credit Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press The Cleveland Cavaliers are pursuing a dramatic reshaping of their roster before the N.B.A.’s Feb. 8 trade deadline in hopes of rising out... Read more

Angelique Kerber Is Learning How to Win Again

Sports January 20, 2018 0

Williams, 36, should be back in the game soon. Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, told me that Williams, who gave birth to a daughter in September, was still planning to return to the circuit at the tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., in March. Photo Sharapova, a former No. 1, is... Read more
Australian Open: No. 1 Simona Halep Survives a Nearly 4-Hour Thriller

Australian Open: No. 1 Simona Halep Survives a Nearly 4-Hour Thriller

Sports January 20, 2018 0

Davis has worked to build more firepower into her game in recent years, and she hit 52 winners compared with 27 for Halep. Davis held up well through the grueling battle but needed two medical timeouts for foot treatment in the third set. One involved tending to a problem... Read more

One After Another, Athletes Face Larry Nassar and Recount Sexual Abuse

Sports January 20, 2018 0

For other young athletes just striking out, there seemed little they could do but give in, buckling under the pressure of knowing so many stars had seemingly benefited from him. And so a young gymnast named Chelsea Zerfas, now 15, spoke of anguished probing, under the guise of treatment,... Read more
Who Has U.S.A. Gymnastics’ Back at This Point? The U.S.O.C., for Some Reason

Who Has U.S.A. Gymnastics’ Back at This Point? The U.S.O.C., for Some Reason

Sports January 20, 2018 0

The gymnastics federation’s failure to safeguard young girls was graver than financial instability or ineptitude on the playing field, which were reasons the Olympic committee used to decertify other governing bodies. It’s a rare move — the Olympic committee has decertified governing bodies only three times in recent years... Read more
On Sánchez, City Passes and United Strikes

On Sánchez, City Passes and United Strikes

Sports January 19, 2018 0

The circumstances, in Wenger’s eyes, are not exactly parallel. Arsenal is expected to receive midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in exchange, as well as a fee of $35 million or so; it is not “one-way traffic,” as Wenger has put it. Sánchez’s relationship with Arsenal, too, is different from van Persie’s.... Read more
McKayla Maroney, Describing Sexual Abuse, Calls Larry Nassar a ‘Monster of a Human Being’

McKayla Maroney, Describing Sexual Abuse, Calls Larry Nassar a ‘Monster of a Human Being’

Sports January 19, 2018 0

“It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was ‘treated,’” she said, recalling being summoned to Dr. Nassar’s hotel room one night when she was 15. “I thought I was going to die that night,” she said. Ms. Maroney, who first made her allegations against... Read more
U.S.A. Gymnastics Cuts Ties With Karolyi Ranch Training Center

U.S.A. Gymnastics Cuts Ties With Karolyi Ranch Training Center

Sports January 19, 2018 0

A statement posted Monday on Twitter by Simone Biles, who is regarded as the top American gymnast in history, fueled a fierce backlash against U.S.A. Gymnastics for continuing to hold camps at the ranch. Feelings… #MeToo pic.twitter.com/ICiu0FCa0n — Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) Jan. 15, 2018 “It breaks my heart even... Read more
Vikings and Eagles Fans, Look Away

Vikings and Eagles Fans, Look Away

Sports January 19, 2018 0

Vikings ■ 1975 season, N.F.C. divisional round vs. Dallas: Until Stefon Diggs’s last-second 61-yard touchdown last Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, the term “Hail Mary” had a far more sinister connotation to Vikings fans. Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach helped introduce the term into the football vernacular by admitting... Read more