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Sabrina Ionescu Comes Up Big in Moments On and Off the Court

Oregon’s star point guard is quickly turning into the face of women’s basketball, and she appears to be up for the challenge. → Read More

What’s It Like to Be an Emergency Goalie in an N.H.L. Game?

After the Carolina Hurricanes lost two goaltenders to injury in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Ayres, 42, stepped in and got the win. → Read More

Daytona 500: How Ryan Newman’s Last Lap Ended in Flames

Newman was in position to win the Daytona 500 on the race’s final turn Monday. Then everything went wrong, leaving him hospitalized and his colleagues trying to sort out a chaotic finish. → Read More

America Dominates Olympic Basketball, but What About ‘3x3’?

Team U.S.A. is set to select its three-on-three team for the Tokyo Olympics. Will the rest of the world have a fighting chance in this version of the sport? → Read More

NASCAR Races Into an Uncertain Future

Stars have retired or are poised to, leaving the sport struggling to get a foothold in the sports landscape. → Read More

N.F.L. Ends Myles Garrett’s Indefinite Suspension

The Cleveland Browns defensive end had been suspended indefinitely for removing Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hitting him with it. → Read More

Baseball Considers Expanding Its Playoff Field

In a play for younger views, M.L.B. is looking at a made-for-TV event in which some teams would pick their first-round opponent. → Read More

Jacksonville Jaguars’ London Games Create Distance With Fans

The team’s announcement this week that it will play two home games in London during the 2020 season drew the ire of its stateside fan base. → Read More

Major League Soccer Reaches a Deal With Its Players

M.L.S. has been trying to gain respect in world soccer without bankrupting itself. Will a new labor deal with its players help? → Read More

This Is Not Your Crazy Uncle’s XFL

A more sober league, dedicated to football, not gimmicks, starts up this weekend, 19 years after the old league shut down. → Read More

The Pro Bowl’s Onside Kick Alternative: Just Gain 15 Yards

The game for the N.F.L.’s all-stars doesn’t use kickoffs. That means no onside kicks, but there’s an option to keep the ball if a team can gain 15 yards on a single play. → Read More

Players Suspended After Kansas-Kansas State Brawl

A fracas spilled from the court into fan seating. No one appeared to be hurt. → Read More

Mexico’s ‘Chicharito,’ Javier Hernández, Joins Los Angeles Galaxy in M.L.S.

The striker will enter the league as its highest-paid player and raise the stakes in a nascent Los Angeles rivalry with L.A.F.C. → Read More

Alabama Cemented L.S.U. as a Betting Superteam

Oddsmakers predict Louisiana State will easily beat Clemson in college’s national title game. They acknowledge some of that is based on “public pressure” rather than hard data. → Read More

Tom Brady and the Patriots Have to Part Ways Someday. Is It Too Soon?

Brady, 42, is set to become a free agent after he and his team finished a season that was subpar by the standards of their dynasty. → Read More

Dallas Cowboys, After a Long Divorce, Commit to Mike McCarthy as Coach

The longtime Green Bay Packers coach had been interviewed for a number of N.F.L. openings, including the Giants’. → Read More

From Baugh to Brees, There Is No Slowing the N.F.L. Passing Game

With every successive decade, passing in the N.F.L. gets better and better. → Read More

Tokyo’s Olympic Marathon Site Moved Because of Heat Concerns

The 2020 men’s and women’s marathons and walking races are now scheduled to take place in Sapporo, 500 miles north of Tokyo. → Read More

The Patriots and Cowboys Are Huge Favorites. Bettors Are Taking Them Anyway.

If you want to bet on New England or Dallas, they have to win by more than three touchdowns for you to get paid. → Read More

Raiders’ Antonio Brown Loses Helmet Grievance

The wide receiver, already dealing with a foot issue, wanted to wear an older helmet, but the N.F.L. said the model was no longer approved. → Read More