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Coronavirus Leads Some Athletes to Opt Out, if They Can Afford to

The resurging coronavirus has in many places exposed fault lines of class and privilege that allow those with means to escape high-risk environments, to...

When a Farewell Season Was Wiped Out, the Outfield Became a Diner

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — The long goodbye to McCoy Stadium began in August 2018, when the Class AAA Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League...

Secret Contracts Held a Surprise for Fiorentina’s New Owners

When Rocco B. Commisso completed his purchase of the Italian soccer club A.C.F. Fiorentina last summer, he described the deal as the “quickest closing...

Maya Moore’s Help to Win Jonathan Irons’s Freedom Shows Women Leading Change

Still in her prime, Maya Moore sacrificed her career, stepping away as one of the greats in basketball for a long shot bid to...

Golfer’s Pro Journey Starts With a Burst Bubble

Sahith Theegala hardly remembered the details, but his father did.Well before he was a three-time All-American golfer at Pepperdine and long before he made...

Jonathan Irons, Helped by W.N.B.A. Star Maya Moore, Freed From Prison

Jonathan Irons, whose bid for freedom from a 50-year prison sentence was embraced and pushed by the W.N.B.A. star Maya Moore, walked out of...

Do Empty Stadiums Affect Outcomes? The Data Says Yes

Germany’s privilege was also its risk. On May 16, the Bundesliga became the first major league in any sport in the world to tread...

College Coaches Might See Top Prospects Through Streams This Summer

During a normal summer, Chet Holmgren would be getting ready to play in front of a who’s who of college basketball coaches during the...

‘Intelligent’ or ‘Strong’: Study Finds Bias in Soccer Broadcasts

MANCHESTER, England — For two weeks, the players of the Premier League have been taking a knee before games, demonstrating their support for the...

Bill Belichick Never Tipped His Post-Brady Plan. Now It’s Clear.

When Derek Jeter retired after the 2014 season, the Yankees did not have an obvious internal candidate to replace him, and that was not...