Nike confirmed Tuesday that it had renamed the Alberto Salazar Building on its Beaverton, Ore., campus, whose namesake was the famed distance running coach who has been barred from the sport for sexual and emotional misconduct. The change is a stunning and perhaps complete termination of the relationship between Nike
As the tennis tours warm up for the U.S. Open in the summer heat of North America, the sport’s most accomplished players will arrive in New York cold. The five active players with the most Grand Slam singles titles to their names — Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak
“The Tokyo Olympics, I’ve kind of been waiting for them for eight years almost, because I didn’t make it to the Rio one,” Osaka said of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. “I felt everyone started asking me about the Tokyo Olympics every year from that point, so I
Over the last several weeks, a team of New York Times photographers sought to capture every aspect of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Doug Mills I was leaving the morning swim events and was all packed up and walking along the pool deck. I was looking at the other end
Joe Walton, who as a player helped take the Giants to three consecutive N.F.L. championship games in the early 1960s with his outstanding pass-catching and blocking, but who found considerably less success coaching the N.F.L.’s other New York team, the Jets, for most of the 1980s, died on Sunday in
In those frantic, final hours in April, before a cabal of owners of Europe’s grandest clubs unveiled their plan for a breakaway superleague to an unsuspecting and unwelcoming world, a schism emerged in their ranks. One faction, driven by Andrea Agnelli, chairman of Juventus, and Florentino Pérez, president of Real
Roberto Aguirre-Hunn Jr., a chef in East Lansing, Mich. was just six picks away from assembling a virtual hitting streak that would have netted him $5.6 million in 2019. But he chose D.J. LeMahieu to extend his streak to 52, and LeMahieu went 0 for 4, leaving Aguirre-Hunn in tears.
One of the hottest commodities in the minor leagues right now isn’t a fireballing pitcher or a phenom slugger. Instead, a garbage-can-flying raccoon astronaut named Sprocket has captivated baseball’s lower levels. Sprocket is the mascot for the Rocket City Trash Pandas, the Class AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.
The N.F.L. announced on Tuesday that as part of its stated commitment to “protecting players from unnecessary risk, while keeping the game fair, competitive and exciting,” it would implement new rules and emphasize others for the betterment of the game. Chief among its priorities for the coming season: disciplining players
For most of the last two decades, the Cleveland Browns exemplified what it meant to be an N.F.L. bottom feeder. Between 2001 and 2019, the Browns enjoyed only two winning seasons and one playoff berth behind a rotating cast of starting quarterbacks, coaches and front-office executives. Fans attended games wearing