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Past articles by Victor:

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets Wins Second NBA MVP Award

A 6-foot-11 center, Jokic stands out among N.B.A. big men with his ability to score from inside and outside and bang the boards while finding open teammates. → Read More

Are There Limits to Pitching Perfection? Roki Sasaki Will Find Out.

The Japanese phenom is expected to start Sunday, with a streak of 52 consecutive retired batters on the line. → Read More

Japan’s Perfect Game Drought Ends With a 19-Strikeout Masterpiece

Roki Sasaki, 20, pitched the first perfect game in Nippon Professional Baseball in 28 years. But don’t expect to see him in M.L.B. anytime soon. → Read More

Your Guide to Every Sport at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

From Alpine skiing to speedskating, and everything in between: Here are all the sports that are part of the Beijing Games in 2022. → Read More

Hakuho, Japan's Most Decorated Sumo Wrestler, Retires at 36

The Mongolia-born champion, known for flouting tradition and for his sometimes rough tactics, won his final tournament in July. → Read More

Decades After a Disaster, English Soccer Fans May Stand Again

A practice banned for decades could return with new safety features. → Read More

Anthony Gose Completes Unusual Conversion, From Hitter to Pitcher

A former outfielder follows a path few others have taken, and does it throwing 100 miles per hour. → Read More

A Historical Guide to Renaming the Washington Football Team

N.F.L. team names have followed trends in certain eras, a practice that could give the Washington franchise more options for its rebranding. → Read More

Jessica Springsteen Wins Silver Medal With U.S. Equestrian Show Jumping Team

The daughter of Bruce Springsteen is now an Olympic medalist. → Read More

The Unsettling Music That Drives Artistic Swimming

At the Tokyo Games, the music selected by artistic swimming teams often was better suited to a horror movie than to a symphony matinee. → Read More

Olympics Live Updates: First Track Gold for Puerto Rico; U.S. and Canada Set for Soccer Semifinal

In women’s gymnastics, Jade Carey may be a highlight of the floor exercise final. And the U.S. men’s baseball team takes on Japan. → Read More

The U.S. men’s basketball team dominates Iran.

After losing its Olympic opener to France, the American team gets a morale-boosting, 120-66 win. → Read More

Puzzled by the parade of nations? Here’s how the order is chosen.

Many of the nations will proceed based on the Japanese alphabet. → Read More

Dick Hoyt, Who Ran Marathons While Pushing His Son, Dies at 80

He finished more than a thousand road races with his son Rick, who was in a wheelchair. They were best known for competing in the Boston Marathon. → Read More

How to Win Your N.C.A.A. Tournament Pool

It starts not by picking bold upsets, but by looking at how your bracket challenge is set up. → Read More

Klete Keller, Olympic Gold Medalist, Was in Crowd That Invaded Capitol

Klete Keller, who won swimming medals in three Summer Games, was captured on video inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda during last week’s violent election protest. → Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The star forward tested positive while on international duty with Portugal. He is asymptomatic, national team officials said. → Read More

Snooker, Handball, N.B.A.? It’s the Craziest Sports Calendar Ever

It’s not your imagination. This glut of sports events is kind of epic. → Read More

Who Is Davis Thompson? A Young Amateur on a Hot Streak at Golf’s U.S. Open

If it’s U.S. Open time, there is a surprise contender getting a lot of attention. History shows it may not last. → Read More

College Football Weekend Preview: Maybe Watch Another Sport

Only two top-10 teams have games on Saturday, and neither one is expected to be close. → Read More