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With Positive Tests, the Rules Change for Some Players in Australia

After three people on two charter flights tested positive for the coronavirus, 47 players will not be allowed to practice for two weeks.

George Whitmore, Climber Who Vanquished El Capitan, Dies at 89

In 1958, he was one of the first people to climb the 2,900-foot-tall sheer granite wall that looms over Yosemite National Park.

Nepali Team Says It Has Reached K2 Summit in a Wintertime First

The team endured temperatures dropping to 58 degrees below zero during its milestone ascent. “The impossible is made possible!” the leader said.

In Robert Saleh, the Jets Believe They Found the Leader They Need

Saleh’s defense carried the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance. But it was his ability to motivate players that brought him to New York.

After Frosty Houston Split, Harden Says He’s an ‘Elite Teammate’

James Harden, who was traded to the Nets this week, had been called “disrespectful” by his former teammates in Houston, who he said were “not good enough” to win a championship.

In Defense of Television, Soccer's All-Purpose Villain

Television, which influences everything from salaries to kickoff times, is soccer’s most convenient villain. But for the vast majority of fans, it’s the only connection they have.

Kyrie Irving Fined $50,000 for Attending Indoor Party

Irving, the star Nets guard, was found to have violated the N.B.A.’s coronavirus health and safety protocols that bar players from attending indoor social gatherings of 15 or more people.

Seattle SuperSonics Fans Can Relate to Houston's Loss of Kevin Durant

It’s had to be loyal and devoted to teams and players with whipsawing trades and movement the story of the N.B.A. these days.

DJ LeMahieu Returning to Yankees on $90 Million Deal

LeMahieu, the team’s best all-around player, was widely expected to return. His six-year deal lets the Yankees avoid the luxury tax — for now.

Hopes for Tokyo's Summer Olympic Games Darken Due to Virus

Organizers postponed the Olympic Games for one year last March. Nearly a year later, prospects are getting bleaker.

He Just Wanted to Play Catch. They Got Relief from Troubled Times.

A callout on social media for a game of catch in Dallas drew a varied group of strangers who found escape from society’s turbulence in the most banal ritual.

The Liberty Enter Free Agency ‘Absolutely’ Ready for Big Changes

Sabrina Ionescu’s ankle injury derailed the Liberty’s high hopes for her rookie year, but the team is again aiming to contend next season. This is how it can do it.
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