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College Sports Can Be Exploitive. They Can Also Be a Lifeline.

Our columnist welcomes significant changes to the amateurism rules that undergird the N.C.A.A.’s business model in the hope that young athletes might flourish, as he did, playing college sports.

With Reminders to ‘Play Boldly,’ Bryson DeChambeau Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

DeChambeau had counsel in the form of an old letter from Palmer and texts from Tiger Woods as he won his first tournament of the year on Sunday.

Travis Rice's Natural Selection Tour: A New Test for Snowboarders

So you think you can shred? Travis Rice has created a new tour that pushes full spectrum snowboarding as competitive sport.

Two Players Out of N.B.A. All-Star Game Because of Virus Protocols

Players were again questioning the decision to stage an exhibition amid the pandemic after Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers were ruled out of Sunday’s game in Atlanta.

F.C. Barcelona Poised to Elect Joan Laporta as President

Joan Laporta appeared set to prevail in a vote of Barcelona’s membership. The new president will face thorny issues on and off the field.

Manchester United Stops Manchester City but Not Its Destiny

A rivalry victory may only prove a speed bump in the Premier League title. But European rivals will see hope in a blow to City’s rhythm.

Can Roger Federer Be Roger Federer Again?

He has 20 Grand Slam titles, but he is 39 and has not played competitively in more than a year. That changes this week in Qatar.

Why the Nets May Be the Most Feared Team in the N.B.A.

At the midpoint of the season, the Nets are clicking, whether or not all three of their big stars are on the floor. That’s good for them, and frightening for all other contenders.

Claressa Shields Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant With Fight Outfit

Shields, known for her style, arrived for her bout against Ivana Habazin in Atlantic City, N.J. last January.

Surf’s Up. Grab Your Helmet.

Helmets used to be a rarity in surfing. Now, young surfers on the North Shore of Oahu are embracing the safety device as a necessity in the world’s most dangerous waves.

The Knicks Are Like Blink-182. Let Us Explain.

Hot in the 1990s and early ’00s. A source of joy and pain for a wildly devoted fan base. An unexpected resurgence. Yep, the parallels are there.

Hockey Legend Wayne Gretzky Shared His Father With a Nation

Walter Gretzky coached a young Wayne, who ended up setting N.H.L. scoring records that will never be matched, and became a role model for hockey parents.

LSU Mishandled Women’s Complaints Against Les Miles, Players

The university’s acknowledgment came after two reports in two days showed how L.S.U. mishandled complaints of harassment and assault.

Top Women’s Hockey Players Renew Their Olympic Journey

With the world championship just two months away, a pro tour will play its second event of the year this weekend through a partnership with the Blackhawks.

Perfection, Art and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City

Pep Guardiola’s team has won 15 straight Premier League games and hasn’t lost to anyone since November. But can clinical still qualify as cool?
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