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The Astros Are Major League Baseball’s Happy Place

The Astros Are Major League Baseball’s Happy Place

With a sophisticated use of analytics and a culture of frankness in the clubhouse,...

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

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

In the N.B.A., the very term “owner” has come under fire, as players, most of whom...

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The Real Hurdle at Tokyo’s Olympic Test Events: The Heat

The Real Hurdle at Tokyo’s Olympic Test Events: The Heat

The heat is on as Tokyo faces extreme temperatures during test events a year out...

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Daniil Medvedev Is Winning Ugly, but He’s Winning a Lot

Daniil Medvedev Is Winning Ugly, but He’s Winning a Lot

He has 11 wins in 17 days, all in straight sets. He is tied with Rafael Nadal for...

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

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

After a three-year hiatus, the pot-smoking, Dana White-antagonizing Everyman returns...

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

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

Urshela provides plenty of value with his bat and his glove. He also provided an...

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Golf’s New Breed Tries to Speed Things Up

Golf’s New Breed Tries to Speed Things Up

PGA Tour executives have long resisted singling out anyone for taking a long time...

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Amid a Great Run, the Mets Become an Earlier Version of Themselves

Amid a Great Run, the Mets Become an Earlier Version of...

A defeat in Atlanta gave the Mets a three-game losing streak, evoking memories of...

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Questions About Kaepernick Hover Over Jay-Z’s Deal With the N.F.L.

Questions About Kaepernick Hover Over Jay-Z’s Deal With...

The league cannot seem to escape the issue of the quarterback’s absence, which became...

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Tyronn Lue Will Coach in Los Angeles After All (for the Clippers)

Tyronn Lue Will Coach in Los Angeles After All (for the...

After nearly joining the Lakers as head coach this summer, Lue is close to becoming...