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Pan Am Games Protesters Get Probation. Olympians Get a Warning.

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will take place amid sagging credibility of the Olympic movement itself and ahead of a divisive American presidential election....

Antonio Brown’s Helmet Standoff Nears a Conclusion

Even by N.F.L. standards — remember Deflategate, anyone? — the standoff between Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown and the league is odd.For the past...

Touch Football, Sold as Safer, Now Requires a Helmet

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — On a steamy afternoon in June, Jim Poynter, the coach of the 7-on-7 touch football team at Lamar High School...

A Russian B-Boy Dreams of Gold

VORONEZH, Russia — Russian break dancers these days, they don’t know how easy they have it.Sergey Chernyshev, 39, was reminiscing recently about starting out...

The Astros Are Major League Baseball’s Happy Place

Asher Wojciechowski was there at the beginning, on opening day in 2015, the year the Houston Astros started winning again. He lost his...

Is Slavery’s Legacy in the Power Dynamics of Sports?

There is no other business like the N.B.A. Its rainbow jump shots, rim-rattling dunks and heart-pounding drama are gleaming monuments to black America. Nearly...

U.F.C. Needs an Antihero: Nate Diaz Returns Just in Time

STOCKTON, Calif. — Nate Diaz was stoned in an ice bath.The antihero of the Ultimate Fighting Championship was on his patio, neck-deep in training...

U.F.C. Needs an Antihero: Nate Diaz Returns Just in Time

STOCKTON, Calif. — Nate Diaz was stoned in an ice bath.The antihero of the Ultimate Fighting Championship was on his patio, neck-deep in training...

Gio Urshela and the Yankees’ M.V.P. (Most Valuable Parrot)

TORONTO — It was 10:30 a.m. Sunday, and inside Gio Urshela’s locker in the visitor’s clubhouse at the Rogers Centre, his good luck charm...

Golf’s New Breed Tries to Speed Things Up

MEDINAH, Ill. — A pace-of-play problem that has simmered for decades on the PGA Tour reached full boil in 2 minutes 20 seconds, ...