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  1. the sports section
    With White House Invitation, the Red Sox Couldn’t WinThe Red Sox will leave behind the green monster to visit the orange monster.
  2. just asking questions
    Donald Trump Doomed a Football League, But He’d Have Been a Great NFL OwnerAuthor Jeff Pearlman on how Trump’s time as a USFL owner predicted so much of his presidential behavior, including his feud with the NFL.
  3. The NFL’s Back, and So Are Trump’s Attacks on Protesting PlayersTwo members of the Miami Dolphins took a knee during the anthem on Thursday and someone got very cranky.
  4. the sports section
    NFL Anthem Protest Policy Put on Hold Under Agreement With Players’ UnionThe joint announcement came hours after a report that the Miami Dolphins might suspend protesters for four games sparked new outrage.
  5. games
    The Sports World Needs Its #MeToo MomentUnfortunately, when fans don’t care, executives certainly won’t.
  6. The NBA Draft Is Great. It’s Also Totally Un-American.Sports have some really unfortunate ideas about competition, free markets, and labor, it turns out.
  7. Mexico’s World Cup Goal Caused Man-Made EarthquakeMexico City literally trembled during Mexico’s stunning upset win over Germany on Sunday.
  8. U.S., Mexico, and Canada to Host 2026 World Cup, and Probably Play in It TooIt’s the only win the U.S. will get in Russia this summer, but it’s a big one.
  9. Jets Owner Says He’ll Pay Fines If Players Defy New Anthem-Protest BanChristopher Johnson is acting owner of the Jets while his brother serves as Trump’s ambassador to the U.K.
  10. Putin Scores 5 Goals in Exhibition Hockey Game With Former ProsThat’s down from his seven last year and eight in 2015.
  11. tv
    Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon to Compete on Dancing With the Stars Athlete EditionDancing With the Stars will do an athletes-only edition.
  12. The U.S. May Not Land the 2026 World Cup and It’s All Trump’s FaultMore than 200 FIFA members have to vote on the host and Trump has reportedly imperiled America’s chances.
  13. Warriors to Meet With Local Kids, Not Trump, on Trip to WashingtonTrump disinvited the NBA champs from the White House last September, but they didn’t want to go anyway.
  14. Several Eagles Players Already Refusing to Celebrate Super Bowl Win With TrumpRepeatedly accusing NFL players of being unpatriotic for protesting probably won’t boost turnout.
  15. ESPN: The Patriots Dynasty Is On the Verge of DeflatingTom Brady, Bill Belichick and Bob Kraft are denying the bombshell report and insisting they “stand united.”
  16. Trump’s Going to the College Football Title Game in ‘Crime Infested’ AtlantaThe White House is hoping for a warm reception but Trump might be in for a surprise.
  17. Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson to Sell Team Amid Sexual Misconduct AllegationsThe announcement came hours after a report said former employees received settlements over Richardson’s sexual and racial misconduct.
  18. the sports section
    Diddy Wants to Be the New Owner of the Carolina PanthersHe threw his hat into the ring after current owner Jerry Richardson announced plans to sell the team following allegations of workplace misconduct.
  19. South Carolina Women’s Hoops Team Turns Down White House InvitationHead coach Dawn Staley waited months for the invitation, but now she says the team has moved on.
  20. the sports section
    Most Houston Texans Kneel During Anthem to Protest Owner’s ‘Inmates’ RemarkWhile discussing the ongoing controversy during an owners meeting, Bob McNair said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”
  21. MLB Suspends Astros’ Gurriel Over Racist Gesture, But Not Until Next SeasonMLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he didn’t think it would be fair to Gurriel’s teammates to suspend him during the World Series.
  22. Yankees Fire Joe Girardi, Will Reportedly Seek a New ‘Analytics-Driven’ ManagerAfter ten seasons in the Bronx, the former Yankee catcher will move on.
  23. The Yankees Are Back! (But Maybe Don’t Mention It to Them.)Careful not to spook this overperforming bunch. Also, Aaron Judge talks about his playoff heroics with New York.
  24. Colin Kaepernick Files Complaint Accusing NFL Owners of CollusionThe grievance calls President Trump “an organizing force in the collusion among team owners,” but Kaepernick may have a hard time proving his case.
  25. The Yankees Might Not Be Postseason Favorites, But They’re No UnderdogsThe plucky upstarts from the Bronx just took down the mighty Cleveland Indians. Now they’ll face the Astros in the ALCS.
  26. It’s a Dark Day for United States Men’s SoccerFor the first time since 1986, the U.S. men’s team will miss the World Cup.
  27. Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones: Players Who Protest During Anthem Won’t PlayJones participated in his team’s show of “unity” several weeks ago, but after talking with Trump he’s taken a stand against demonstrators.
  28. theater
    Pence Flies to NFL Game to Stage Walkout Over Anthem ProtestsThe vice-president gave a master class in how not to orchestrate a political stunt.
  29. lawsuits
    How Justin Bieber’s Swollen Balls Got a Hospital Employee Fired*Eyes emoji*
  30. Former Knick Charles Oakley Gets a One-Year Madison Square Garden BanHe agreed to the terms as part of a plea deal after he was arrested in February at a Knicks home game.
  31. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France, AgainThe most unpredictable Tour in a decade ends in the most predictable way.
  32. Meet the Future Voice of the Brooklyn Nets. Maybe.He (and it was mostly guys) could have been among the 175 hopefuls that showed up for open auditions at the Barclays Center on Tuesday.
  33. Yankee Trade Upgrades Lineup and Bullpen, Screws the Red SoxTodd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle are getting fitted for pinstripes.
  34. An Upset Is Brewing in the Tour de FranceThe favorite lost the yellow jersey, and things are getting interesting.
  35. UFC Boss: Trump Wants to Attend Mayweather vs. McGregor, But Won’tDana White told reporters that even though Trump is hyped for the fight, he’s not coming because it would be a huge hassle.
  36. Yankees Phenom Aaron Judge Was Born for the Home Run DerbyThe rookie right-fielder doesn’t just hit a lot of home runs, he hits them a long way.
  37. movies
    Johnny Depp Passed on Face/Off Because It Was Not a Movie About HockeyThankfully, this gave us the masterpiece we have today.
  38. Now That Phil Jackson Is Gone, What’s Next for the Knicks?The end of the triangle could be the start of something for the Knicks.
  39. Warriors Win NBA Title and Immediately There Are Rumors of a White House BoycottThe Warriors met with Obama after their win in 2015, but head coach Steve Kerr and several players are outspoken Trump critics.
  40. The World Might Be Going to Hell, But at Least It’s a Good Sports WeekendThe NBA and NHL could crown champions, Nadal is in the French Open finals, and USA vs. Mexico at Estadio Azteca.
  41. Tiger Woods Found Asleep at the Wheel, According to Police ReportThe golfer registered a 0.00 on the Breathalyzer, which seems to confirm Wood’s statement that prescription meds, and not alcohol, are to blame.
  42. the sports section
    LeBron James, Not Humble, Is Teasing Kendrick Lamar’s New AlbumIt’s a King James sing-along!
  43. Mets Closer Jeurys Familia Suspended for 15 Games for Domestic-Violence ArrestThe ban will cost him more than $700,000.
  44. Sin City Is Getting an NFL TeamSoon to be the Las Vegas Raiders.
  45. the sports section
    Roger Federer Might Have Bad Taste In MoviesHe didn’t like La La Land’s ending.
  46. basketball
    The Roots Wrote a Basketball Musical for the NBA All-Star GameStarring Daveed Diggs, Michael B. Jordan, Jidenna, and others.
  47. Charles Oakley Arrested at Knicks Game, Charged With AssaultHe says Knicks owner James Dolan had him kicked out for no reason, but the team claims he was “highly inappropriate and completely abusive.”
  48. Fear and Choking at the Super BowlAn Atlanta super-fan watches his team go down.
  49. Some Boston Globe Subscribers Woke Up in a World Where the Patriots LostIn the too-early edition, the headline was “A Bitter End.”
  50. Nation Experiences Election Night Flashback During Patriots Super Bowl ComebackThe game was steeped in political controversy even before New England’s record-breaking rally in the fourth quarter.
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