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Will Russia Be Thrown Out of the Olympics on Monday? A Primer

There is a little more than seven months left before the opening of the 2020 Olympics, and, once again, Russia is bracing for yet...

The College Football Playoff Is Set, and L.S.U. Is No. 1

The potential for chaos has given way to certitude: Louisiana State, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma will compete for a national title after their...

L.S.U. Makes Case for Top Seed in Playoff With SEC Win

ATLANTA — The Southeastern Conference title game was less than three minutes old when the Louisiana State offense stormed onto the turf and started...

A Catastrophic Accident, Then the Gift of Learning How to Live

Late in the afternoon on Dec. 10, 1956, when I was an 18-year-old freshman at Williams College, my roommate locked me in my fourth-floor...

Keep Undercutting Clemson. The Tigers Have Thrived on It.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Each time Clemson drops in the polls (despite another unbeaten season) or quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws an interception or somebody dares...

Manchester United Players Targeted With Racial Abuse by City Fans

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United players were targeted with racist abuse and had objects thrown at them by Manchester City fans during Saturday’s ...

The Knicks Fired Their Coach. He Isn’t the Guy Who Needs to Go.

On Thursday night, near the end of another of those 37-point Knick routs that felt as if it should count as more than a...

The Wilpon Family Chronicles

The Wilpon family, a wealthy and well-connected New York clan, should have been everything sports fans would want in the owner of a team....

Hall of Fame Takes Another Swing at an Underappreciated Era

Baseball’s winter meetings are all about the future — players changing teams, leagues changing rules — except for the first order of business. On...

Utah Had a Shot at the College Football Playoff. Oregon Spoiled It.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Lil’ old Utah, the Little Engine That Could of college football, had emerged from the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains...