The Aces Got to the W.N.B.A. Finals With Physical Play. What Happened?

The Las Vegas Aces battled and bruised other teams en route to the top seed this W.N.B.A. season. A’ja Wilson dominated the block on both sides of the court, and Angel McCoughtry sliced through defenders with ease. Driving to the basket, getting to the foul line and pushing the pace were what made the Aces …

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Fantasy Football Buy-Low, Sell-High Stock Watch: Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham Jr. among trade candidates heading into Week 5

It’s hard to believe, but we’re almost a third of the way through the fantasy football regular season. It’s not necessarily time to panic if you’re 1-3 (though it’s definitely time to panic if you’re 0-4), but with byes officially kicking in, injuries piling up, and COVID-19 rearing its ugly head around the league, things …

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Brett Rypien’s latest dime has the best QB’s in the NFL impressed

Brett Rypien is the Denver Broncos’ third-string quarterback, and he’s impressing some of the best passers in the league with his dimes. Prior to the start of the 2020 NFL season, many were picking the Denver Broncos to be a playoff contender, based off their talent on the offensive side of the ball. But, they’ve …

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Eagles announcer sounds ready to cry during overtime disaster (Video)

Nobody captured the Eagles overtime meltdown better than play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese.  Please get the Philadelphia Eagles off of our television. Get them out of print, block them on social media, and put them in an indefinite timeout. Few supposedly good teams have exposed themselves as actually bad more prominently than the Eagles, and Sunday’s …

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LeBron James and Anthony Davis Fulfill Lakers’ Finals Promise

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Purple-and-gold confetti fell on LeBron James late Saturday night as he sat on the court in a largely empty arena and digested the fresh reality that he was headed to his ninth N.B.A. finals in 10 seasons. One of the first people he thought about was Anthony Davis, his teammate …

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Patrick Mahomes was in a glass case of emotions during Texas Tech-Texas overtime thriller

Texas Tech alum Patrick Mahomes was an emotional wreck watching his alma mater try to upset Texas before falling just short in overtime. This week of college football has been completely bonkers. On Saturday, the shorthanded Kansas State Wildcats managed to come back from a 35-14 deficit to defeat the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners 38-35. …

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Lakers’ Game 4 win over Nuggets came down to Denver failing in one key area

There was LeBron James and Anthony Davis giving the Lakers 60 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists combined. There was Nikola Jokic going scoreless in the fourth quarter. And yes, there was debate as to whether the Nuggets should have gotten a better whistle, particularly on late possessions when James defended Jamal Murray. Despite all of those …

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Forceful Jaylen Brown sets tone for Celtics in Game 3 win over Heat

On the Celtics’ second possession of Saturday’s Game 3 against the Heat, Boston forward Jaylen Brown caught the ball near the basket off a pick-and-roll, and he had Kemba Walker open for a 3-pointer in the near corner. Kicking out to Walker wouldn’t have been a bad choice. Walker shot 38.1 percent from beyond the arc this season. …

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Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins Second M.V.P. Award

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks star, won his second straight Most Valuable Player Award, after another stellar regular season, the N.B.A. announced Friday. He became the first repeat winner of the N.B.A.’s top individual honor since the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry in 2015 and 2016. At 25 years old, Antetokounmpo is the first back-to-back …

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Nuggets vs. Lakers predictions, picks, schedule for 2020 Western Conference finals

What to know about Nuggets vs. Lakers So that “Battle for Los Angeles” many assumed would happen once the 2020 NBA playoffs reached the Western Conference finals? Well, maybe next year. The top-seeded Lakers have lived up to expectations through two rounds, easily dispatching both the Trail Blazers and Rockets in five games. LeBron James (26.6 points, 10.3 …

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Giants will continue to use Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram in pass protection

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram are both dynamic play-makers with elite athleticism, but they also share something else in common: struggles in pass protection. In a Week 1 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers, both Barkley and Engram missed key blocks that led to pressure on second-year quarterback Daniel …

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Giants’ Joe Judge on Tiki Barber’s criticism of Saquon Barkley: ‘I respect Tiki’

Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who holds the team’s all-time record for rushing yards, spoke critically of the Giants’ current running back, Saquon Barkley, on Wednesday. While taking nothing away from Barkley as a rusher or a receiver, Barber openly questioned the former first-round pick’s value as an every-down back due to …

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Will Seattle Seahawks offense let Russell Wilson cook this season?

Should we expect more performances like this out of Russell Wilson in 2020? Though they weren’t perfect, the Seattle Seahawks asserted their dominance over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. Even with three of the four NFC West teams getting Week 1 wins, Seattle was the most impressive of the …

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Is Jarvis Landry playing Thursday night? Fantasy injury updates for Bengals-Browns

Jarvis Landry has been remarkably consistent over the past several years. He doesn’t catch a lot of TDs, but the Browns receiver has always been a reliable PPR threat. He has recorded at least 81 catches in each of his six seasons, and he looked good last week, grabbing five passes for 61 yards. However, there …

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Taylor Rooks Gets the N.B.A. Interviews That Go Viral

[Marc Stein is on a brief hiatus after spending 54 days inside the bubble. Shauntel Lowe, N.B.A. editor for The New York Times, is filling in this week. Sign up to receive his newsletter each week by clicking here.] Taylor Rooks has been praised by her industry peers and sports fans alike for conducting some …

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Steelers vs. Giants score, results: Ben Roethlisberger carves up New York in NFL return

The Steelers opted not to sign or draft a replacement for Ben Roethlisberger this past offseason, banking on their 38-year-old quarterback to be healthy and effective over the next couple of years. Roethlisberger delivered a standout performance Monday night in his 2020 debut against the Giants following an injury-riddled 2019. His three touchdown passes (with no …

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A Young Core Carries the Celtics Past the Raptors. But There’s More Work to Do.

The last time Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart were in a Game 7, they were up-and-coming youngsters on a 2018 Boston Celtics team that was full of potential going up against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tatum even famously dunked on James in the fourth quarter of a losing effort — a …

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Rockets’ Danuel House Leaves N.B.A. Bubble After Violation

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The N.B.A. announced Friday that Danuel House Jr., a reserve forward for the Houston Rockets, had breached the league’s health and safety protocols by inviting an unauthorized guest to his hotel room and that he would be leaving the Walt Disney World campus, where the league has made a major …

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Rockets’ ‘Microball’ Puts P.J. Tucker at the Center of Chaos

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The joke doesn’t have quite the same bite now that the N.B.A. is playing all of its games in a so-called bubble, but it elicited a hearty laugh from P.J. Tucker of the Houston Rockets regardless. Have you heard the one about how the only center in Houston is the …

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Browns’ Myles Garrett wants one-on-one talk with Steelers’ Mason Rudolph over helmet incident

Browns pass-rusher rretMyles Gat says he wants to “clear the air” with Steelers backup quarterback Mason Rudolph “man-to-man” after what happened between them last November.  Garrett told Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot on Monday that he has been thinking for months about requesting a one-on-one meeting to try to get beyond the incident. Garrett tore Rudolph’s helmet off …

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SEC leads all conferences with players on Week 1 NFL rosters

Former SEC football stars continue to dominate NFL rosters professionally. Yes, NFL players with SEC football roots make up just over one-fifth of active rosters. On this graphic from The SEC Network, the SEC accounts for 21 percent of all NFL Week 1 rosters. That’s 356 players, the most of any conference in the league …

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Mariners trade veteran SP Taijuan Walker to Blue Jays for player to be named later

The Blue Jays have grabbed the first notable starting pitcher of deadline season, acquiring righty Taijuan Walker from the Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later. Both clubs have announced the trade. The player heading back to Seattle, per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (Twitter link), is someone not currently in Toronto’s 60-man …

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Damian Lillard Out for Game 5 of Lakers-Blazers Series

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, one of the standout performers of the N.B.A. restart at Walt Disney World, will sit out Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers because of a sprained right …

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Toronto Raptors’ Nick Nurse Named N.B.A. Coach of the Year

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Nick Nurse was announced as the winner of the N.B.A. Coach of the Year Award on Saturday after leading the defending champion Toronto Raptors to another 50-win season, this time without Kawhi Leonard. Nurse, who has the Raptors on the verge of the second round of the playoffs, was a …

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MLB considering playing postseason, World Series in a bubble?

Major League Baseball has already experienced two COVID-19 outbreaks just a few weeks into the 2020 MLB season. After seeing the success the NBA and NHL have had with a bubble, MLB could now look to follow the formula for the postseason and World Series. The NBA and NHL have been rewarded for using a …

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Knicks Among 8 N.B.A. Teams Allowed to Create Home City Bubbles

The eight N.B.A. teams that did not qualify for the season’s restart at Walt Disney World in Florida can create bubbles and hold voluntary group workouts at their team facilities beginning in mid-September, the league and its players’ union announced on Tuesday. The provision applies to teams like the Knicks and the Golden State Warriors, …

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Dani Carvajal: Real Madrid’s Model of Consistency Who Owes Much to Bayer Leverkusen

Dani Carvajal has been a model of consistency at Real Madrid | Tal Gilad/Minute Media Between 2016 and 2018 Real Madrid did the unthinkable, winning the Champions League three years in a row. While most of the architects of this remarkable run have received their due respect, one member of the squad’s contribution has been …

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Borussia Dortmund Expect Jadon Sancho Transfer Agreement With Manchester United

The Jadon Sancho transfer saga appears to be reaching its end | TF-Images/Getty Images Jadon Sancho has been told by Borussia Dortmund that they soon expect to reach a transfer agreement with Manchester United. United identified the England international, formerly of rivals Manchester City, as their primary transfer target for the 2020 window close to …

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‘The Better I Got in Sports, the Worse the Racism Got’

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — There were a few must-pack accessories for Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs for his stay at Walt Disney World. Mills brought a stack of books on Black history in the United States and his native Australia. He made sure to carefully transport his favorite flat-brimmed hat, which bears …

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Michael Zorc Provides Jadon Sancho Update as Borussia Dortmund Eye Replacement

Borussia Dortmund remain hopeful Jadon Sancho will stay at the club despite Man Utd interest | Lars Baron/Getty Images The Manchester United-Jadon Sancho saga continues, as sporting director Michael Zorc remains publicly hopeful of the England international staying put. Reports in Germany, meanwhile, suggest that BVB are already lining up a replacement…in the form of …

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Antonio Conte Responds to Rumours Linking Lionel Messi With Inter Switch

Lionel Messi has been linked with a move to Inter in recent days | Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images Inter coach Antonio Conte has categorically put an end to any ties linking Barcelona star Lionel Messi with a move to San Siro this summer, describing the rumours as ‘absolutely fake’. The Barça legend has grown frustrated at …

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Breanna Stewart Is Ready for Her Old Normal: Winning Championships

Along with the rest of the world, athletes have had their careers upended by the coronavirus pandemic. They are giving The New York Times an intimate look at their journeys in periodic installments through the rest of the year. Read Stewart’s previous installments here and here. At long last, Breanna Stewart’s W.N.B.A. comeback was set …

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W.N.B.A. Preview: With Sabrina Ionescu, the Liberty Hit Refresh

The W.N.B.A. season begins Saturday with everything a basketball fan could want, from a wave of intriguing rookies to a slate of superstar veterans ready to win another championship. Below, our reporters tell you what to expect this season in the W.N.B.A.’s Eastern Conference. (And click here for our preview of the race in the …

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Winners and losers from MLB Opening Night

It wasn’t exactly what we expected during Opening Night of the MLB season. Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer struggled in a rain-shortened 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees. In Southern California, an under-the-radar infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers made the biggest impact in a win over the San Francisco Giants. Meanwhile, the Giants’ …

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AC Milan Complete Ralf Rangnick U-Turn – And Hand Stefano Pioli New 2-Year Deal

Stefano Pioli had looked likely to be replaced as Milan boss. | Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Stefano Pioli has signed a new two-year contract at AC Milan, bringing to an end speculation linking Ralf Rangnick with the managerial role. The 54-year-old had looked certain to depart San Siro earlier in the year, with inconsistent form dogging …

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Who Is Behind Those N.B.A. ‘Bubble Life’ Tweets?

For nearly two weeks, the Twitter accounts @NBABubbleLife and @WNBABubbleLife have anonymously chronicled the world’s best basketball players shotgunning beers, dancing with their teammates, failing at fishing and going about everyday activities, like getting haircuts and eating pancakes. The posts — a curated series of videos, photos and musings pulled from players’ social media accounts …

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Watford Eye Slaviša Jokanović as Potential Nigel Pearson Replacement

Watford are considering turning to Slavisa Jokanovic in their search for a new manager | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images Exclusive – Watford are looking for a new manager to replace Nigel Pearson, and one man on their wish list is former boss Slaviša Jokanović. Despite leading Watford away from the foot of the …

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Tracy McGrady and Jermaine O’Neal Have Been Talking. They’re Starting a Sports Agency.

Tracy McGrady and Jermaine O’Neal were high-profile teenagers who shared the same agent and sneaker brand in January 1998, when a mutual acquaintance suggested that they meet for a meal. They went to an Applebee’s restaurant in Portland, Ore. O’Neal was in his second season there with the Trail Blazers, who had selected him out …

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The Chelsea Lineup That Should Start Against Manchester United

,Olivier Giroud has been in fine goalscoring form | Marc Atkins/Getty Images As Chelsea get to ready to face Manchester United in the FA Cup on Sunday, manager Frank Lampard will not need reminding of the fact that his side have already lost three times to United this season. That being said, the Blues have …

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Matisse Thybulle Is the Breakout (Mini-Movie) Star of the N.B.A. Bubble

Not long after the N.B.A. suspended its season in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Matisse Thybulle began looking for ways to occupy his time. He read books. He worked out. He also discovered TikTok, the video-sharing platform that seemed a natural fit for an avid photographer like himself. He filmed himself dribbling around his …

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Southampton 1-1 Brighton: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Danny Ings Nets 20th Goal of the Season

Danny Ings netted his 20th goal of the season in Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Brighton | Pool/Getty Images Brighton held on to see out a 1-1 draw away to Southampton on Thursday evening, all but mathematically securing Premier League survival for Graham Potter’s side with just two games to play. Neal Maupay opened the scoring …

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Parenting Inside Sports’ Bubble: ‘This Is Mom’s Job. Work With Me.’

When her soccer team returned to the field in June, Amy Rodriguez had a familiar problem. Alone in Utah with her two sons, she needed to get back to work but had no way to hire child care help because of the pandemic. So Rodriguez did what only felt normal after years of balancing her …

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The 6 Players Manchester United Are Looking to Sell This Summer

Jesse Lingard is among 6 players Man Utd want to sell | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images Manchester United will seek to boost their summer transfer budget by trying to sell six first-team players over the coming weeks and months, including Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Alexis Sanchez. United are hoping to continue the ongoing …

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Manchester City vs Bournemouth Preview: How to Watch on TV, Kick Off Time & Team News

AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City – Premier League | Michael Steele/Getty Images Bournemouth continue their fight for Premier League survival this week when they head to the home of deposed champions Manchester City on Wednesday. The Cherries sit 18th in the table after their dramatic win over Leicester on Sunday night, three points behind Watford …

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Dream Owner Kelly Loeffler Faces Backlash for Protest Opposition

On Monday, the W.N.B.A. announced that its upcoming season would be “dedicated to social justice with games honoring the Black Lives Matter movement.” It did not seem to be a relatively controversial or surprising message, considering how engaged W.N.B.A. players have been in the movement, which has also drawn support from a wide range of …

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Everton 1-1 Southampton: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Saints Left Rue Missed Penalty in Drab Draw

James Ward-Prowse missed a penalty as Southampton played out a 1-1 draw with Everton. | Michael Regan/Getty Images OTC Brands, Inc. Instructions to merchant You haven’t entered any instructions. Shipping address missed a penalty as Everton and Southampton played out a drab 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Thursday; a result that leaves both sides …

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As N.B.A. Forges Ahead, LeBron James Is ‘Ready for This Moment’

LOS ANGELES — As N.B.A. teams migrate to Florida for the N.B.A.’s scheduled restart later this month, players have expressed a range of concerns. They are concerned about the coronavirus, and Florida’s status as one of the pandemic’s hot spots. They are concerned about being separated from their families. They are concerned about being stuck …

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Barcelona ‘Enquire’ About Tottenham Duo Tanguy Ndombele & Ryan Sessegnon

Sessegnon and Ndombele have attracted interest from Barcelona | GLYN KIRK/Getty Images Barcelona are said to have ‘enquired’ about Tottenham pair Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon, as the Catalan giants eye more exchange deals this summer. Ndombele has endured a difficult first season in north London, with it even being suggested numerous times that his …

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Riyad Mahrez: The Algerian Ace Tearing Premier League Defences Apart Since 2014

Riyad Mahrez is a multiple-time Premier League winner. | Visionhaus/Getty Images It’s hard not to love z, iRiyad Mahresn’t it? He came from absolutely nowhere, helped keep Leicester in the top-flight and dragged the Foxes to an unbelievable title victory. Now, he’s rocking it up at Manchester City and best thing of all, he’s done …

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MLB players who were most helped and hurt by the delayed start of the 2020 season

MLB finally resumes in July with summer camp after being abruptly halted in mid-March due to the COVID-19 epidemic.The following players were helped or hurt most by the delay in the season. Roy Dabner / USA Today Sports Images Braun looked like he’d have his playing time slashed with the addition of Avisail Garcia. That …

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Chelsea Must Not Stunt Growth of Current Starlets With Influx Superstars

West Ham United v Chelsea FC – Premier League | Michael Regan/Getty Images It’s an exciting time to be a Blue. Frank Lampard, club legend is at the wheel, a dynamic and bold crop of academy products are blessing Stamford Bridge on a weekly basis, and the west Londoners are being linked with Europe’s elite …

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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 a Missouri penitentiary on Wednesday, nearly four months after a judge overturned his conviction on charges of burglary and assault. Irons, 40, an African-American man convicted at age 18, was met …

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Sports Are Returning. Virus Cases Are Rising. How Many Is Too Many?

It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. The return of major sports in the United States from their coronavirus-caused breaks was supposed to coincide with flattened curves and reduced concerns about infection and death rates and hospitalizations. Instead, cases are skyrocketing, and concerns are rising with them. The worry is perhaps most profound in Florida, …

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Barcelona Preparing to Sack Quique Setien as Players Row With Boss

Barcelona players reportedly rowed with Setien in the dressing room after the draw with Celta Vigo | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images Only winning La Liga or the Champions League will save Quique Setien’s job at Barcelona, amid reports of a growing rift between the players and coaching staff at Camp Nou. 61-year-old head coach Setien …

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Francesco Totti: Remembering the King of Rome’s First Year as a Professional

Claudio Villa Archive | Claudio Villa/Getty Images There’s a reason that football is widely monikered ‘the beautiful game’, and it’s due to mavericks like Francesco Totti. To many, Totti is remembered as a one-club man, a legend of the sport who gave his entire career to his beloved hometown side, AS Roma. For others (mainly found …

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Despite Virus Spike, N.B.A. Is ‘Very Comfortable’ With Florida Plan

Despite what Adam Silver, the N.B.A. commissioner, described as an “increased” level of concern over a significant rise of coronavirus cases in Florida, the league moved forward on several fronts Friday by formalizing its plans to restart the 2019-20 season at Walt Disney World near Orlando. The league and the National Basketball Players Association jointly …

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The Moments That Made Liverpool’s Season as Reds Crowned Premier League Champions

Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah celebrate the win over Manchester United | PAUL ELLIS/Getty Images 30 years in the making, Liverpool are officially, unequivocally and inevitably Premier League champions! The Reds’ showcase mauling of Crystal Palace on Wednesday meant that  Man City had to beat Chelsea at the Bridge on Thursday to keep the …

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DII college basketball Power 10 rankings Week 13

Trevor Hudgins saved the day, keeping Northwest Missouri State’s 17-game winning streak alive with a buzzer-beater against No. 17 Missouri Southern on Thursday, Feb. 21. That kept the Bearcats locked in on the top spot in this week’s Power 10 heading into the final week of the regular season. RANKINGS: How the Power 10 fared last …

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Knicks Have Long List of Coaching Candidates

With a list of candidates that has already reached double digits, the Knicks’ coaching search is poised to extend well into July, according to two people who were familiar with the team’s plans but not authorized to discuss the search publicly. Tom Thibodeau, the former coach of the Chicago Bulls and the Minnesota Timberwolves, is …

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Manchester City 5-0 Burnley: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Phil Foden Turns on the Style

Aguero celebrates Foden’s opener | Pool/Getty Images Manchester City prolonged Liverpool’s title coronation until Thursday at the very earliest with a thumping 5-0 victory over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium on Monday evening. City took advantage of the Clarets’ first lapse in concentration 27 minutes in as an unmarked Phil Foden lashed a low effort …

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Adama Traore’s Importance to Wolves Once Again Made Evident in 2-0 West Ham Win

Adama Traore was the difference | Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images Prior to the enforced break, Wolverhampton Wanderers had played over 50 matches in all competitions in 2019/20. Despite Nuno Espirito Santo having a fairly small squad (compared to others), the Premier League outfit were going strong on numerous fronts. However, the three-month layoff provided …

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LeBron James’s Business Partner Now Wants to Get Out the Vote

When LeBron James began building his business empire, he didn’t turn to a professional talent agency or an established Hollywood manager. He went to his childhood friend Maverick Carter. The two grew up together in Akron, Ohio, and were basketball and football teammates in high school. Mr. Carter interned at Nike after college, and began …

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Brighton vs Arsenal Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Not a happy return for Arsenal | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Arsenal were among the first group of teams to get the Premier League back up and running, but they probably wish they hadn’t been. A toothless performance, in which they failed to register a single shot on target, in a harrowing 3-0 defeat at the …

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Florida Is a Popular Site for Pro Leagues. It’s Also a Virus Hot Spot.

Florida reported 2,610 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, according to a New York Times database, only a slight drop from the state’s one-day record of 2,783. That was set on Tuesday. Florida was one of the first states to reopen in the midst of the global pandemic. Now, it is one of nearly two dozen …

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Bayern Munich’s 8 Consecutive Bundesliga Titles – Ranked

Bayern Munich have now won eight consecutive Bundesliga titles | THOMAS KIENZLE/Getty Images Is it getting repetitive, or is it just simply awe-inspiring? Whatever your take on it, Bayern Munich are an unstoppable force that cannot be tamed over in Germany. Relentless, unwavering and destructive, they’ve just claimed their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title. Eighth. EIGHTH …

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The NBA 113-Page Rule Book for Their July ‘Disney Bubble’ Return

An anonymous tip line to report rules violations. Preapproved golf outings. Protocols for how to properly disinfect basketballs. Table tennis is allowed — but singles, no doubles. The N.B.A. on Tuesday night detailed its elaborate plan for resuming play this summer by sending a 113-page handbook to team personnel, with a heavy emphasis on health …

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W.N.B.A. and Players Agree to Plan for 22-Game Season Starting in July

W.N.B.A. players have ratified a plan between the league and the players’ union to play a 22-game season, beginning in late July, along with a full playoff schedule, all at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., the league announced Monday. Players who opt into the 2020 season — they have until June 25 to notify their …

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Timo Werner Removed From RB Leipzig’s Champions League Squad Ahead of Chelsea Move

Chelsea have agreed a €60m deal for Werner | KAI PFAFFENBACH/Getty Images Timo Werner is prepared to miss the remainder of RB Leipzig’s Champions League campaign in order to move to Chelsea as early as possible and will be removed from the club’s European squad. Despite months of heavy interest from Liverpool, Chelsea swooped in …

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Harry Glickman, Who Brought Basketball to Oregon, Dies at 96

Harry Glickman, who founded the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association and was widely considered the father of professional sports in Oregon, died on Wednesday in Portland. He was 96. His death, at an assisted living center, was confirmed by his son, Marshall. Mr. Glickman held many titles for the Trail Blazers: executive …

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Bernd Leno Claims Arsenal Are Still in the Running for Champions League Spots

Bernd Leno is optimistic of Arsenal’s chances this season | Julian Finney/Getty Images Bernd Leno has claimed that there is no reason why Arsenal can’t secure a Champions League spot through their Premier League finish this season – citing their recent form as a beneficial to their chances. Remarkably, considering how poor the Gunners have …

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Snapchat Expands Deals With N.F.L., Disney and Others

LOS ANGELES — Disney, NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, the National Basketball Association and the National Football League are expanding deals to supply Snapchat with customized short-form content, underscoring the platform’s renewed momentum. Snap, which makes the ephemeral-messaging app, unveiled the multiyear deals on Thursday, along with a spate of original series and a breaking news feature called …

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Lionel Messi Returns to Barcelona Training Following Injury Scare

Messi is expected to be fit for La Liga’s restart | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images Lionel Messi returned to full Barcelona training on Monday following a minor injury scare, making an anticipated recovery ahead of La Liga’s restart. Barcelona return to league action on Saturday after a three month hiatus as a result of the …

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Latest MLB proposal includes further expansion of playoff field

The new proposal sent this on Monday morning from Major League Baseball to the Players Association in many ways boils down to a repackaging of previous, similar offers, but it does come with at least one particularly notable change, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). The league asked for 2020 postseason …

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Thomas Muller: The Space Investigating Assist Machine Is Every Coach’s Dream

FC Bayern Muenchen v Eintracht Frankfurt – Bundesliga | Pool/Getty Images The modern day footballer is often associated with flashy cars, multi-million pound mansions and luxury lifestyles. But Thomas Muller doesn’t fit that narrative at all. In fact, the German forward is so out of sync with the current wave of superstars, he can be …

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Shut Out of Disney World, Where Do These N.B.A. Teams Go Next?

The N.B.A. has taken a concrete step to resume play, announcing on Thursday that its board of governors had officially approved a format, pending player approval, for the league to reopen at Walt Disney World. Many hurdles remain, including figuring out how to protect those in the so-called Disney “bubble,” which players are not likely …

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W.N.B.A. Union Mulling Plans to Start Season as Early as July

The union representing the players of the W.N.B.A. is mulling over proposals to start its coronavirus-delayed 2020 season, with the league hoping to begin play as early as next month. The season was postponed because of the pandemic in early April, before training camps even opened. The league has been formulating plans for an abbreviated, …

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Premier League Confirms Fixture List for First Three Rounds of Restarted Games From 17 June

Premier League fixture list announced for return from coronavirus | Visionhaus/Getty Images The Premier League has released a fixture list for the next three rounds of games in the 2019/20 season, which will resume on 17 June if all safety measures are met, following a three-month enforced suspension due to the coronavirus crisis. Premier League …

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