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    Brett Favre Was Always Pretty AwfulThanks to his legion of defenders, the ex-QB thought he could get away with anything. An egregious scandal in Mississippi shows there are limits.
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    Rejoice: Tom Brady Is MiserableIt’s nice to know the guy who always wins experiences rough patches like the rest of us.
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    Did You Know the World Cup Is in Two Months?The strange timing (and location) of the world’s biggest sporting event will make it a hard sell in America.
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    The NFL Is America’s Best Crisis-Management CompanyA new season brings with it new scandals, but the league’s cultural dominance has never been more secure.
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    Serena’s Greatness Always Extended Beyond the CourtHer final, unforgettable match is not the end of her story.
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    College Football Is Now NFL LiteA sport once defined by regional charm is awash in money and becoming more like the pros every week.
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    Can Nasty Nestor Turn Around the Yankees?The pitcher has become an unlikely star for the Yankees. He’s just happy to be here.
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    The ‘Real’ Home-Run Record Is 73, Not 61Aaron Judge’s tremendous season has rekindled a tiresome argument about the purity of the game.
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    The Mets Are Having an Extremely Un-Mets SeasonThey’re overachieving their way to the playoffs — and having a great time doing it.
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    The NFL Expects You to Forget About Sexual MisconductAnyone expecting a harsher punishment for Deshaun Watson has just as short a memory as football fans have.
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    The Time I Tried and Failed to Profile Derek JeterThe new ESPN documentary attempts to figure out who he really is. Good luck.
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    The LIV Tour Is Built to Weather OutrageIndignation over its poaching of PGA players won’t last. But Saudi money will.
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    College Football Is About to Change Drastically — and Not for the BetterThe rise of two super-conferences will make the sport more like the NFL, and rob it of much of its character.
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    It’s Not Too Early to Get Excited About a Subway SeriesThe Mets and Yankees are simultaneously great for the first time in ages.
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    The Nets Are Outdoing the Knicks in DysfunctionKyrie Irving’s contract drama typifies a decade of missed opportunities.
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    Endless Saudi Money Throws Golf Into an Existential CrisisA new PGA rival shows that when the payday’s big enough, loyalty to established institutions only goes so far.
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    Enough With the Backlash Over Harmless Broadcaster GaffesThe Jim Kaat outrage cycle was completely unnecessary.
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    Can Men Be Friends?What fantasy sports reveal about the limits of male intimacy.
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    Why You Should Root for the Warriors in the NBA FinalsGolden State is the rare psuedo-dynasty that has remained likable, while Boston remains Boston.
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    The Most Disturbing Part of the Yankees’ ‘Jackie’ Incident Was the FansYankee Stadium picking up Josh Donaldson’s taunt was another example of crowd dynamics gone haywire.
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    Brittney Griner Still Isn’t Getting Enough AttentionAs a trumped-up trial in Russia looms, her case remains curiously under the radar.
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    Why Athletes Are Ignoring Roe v. WadeA short time ago, politics in sports was inescapable. But at this moment of profound crisis, there is mostly silence.
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    Baseball’s Unwritten Rules Are Just Excuses for Being a MeatheadA Mets-Cardinals brawl is the latest example of boneheadedness being passed off as tradition.
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    Wimbledon’s Ban on Russian Players Is the Coward’s Way OutThe tournament’s wrongheaded decision is political but not in the way it wants you to think.
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    Just Try to Take Your Eyes Off KyrieBrilliant on the court and perpetually compelling off it, Kyrie Irving is now the center of the NBA universe whether you like it or not.
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    The Bills Stadium Deal Is Both Indefensible and UnderstandableIt makes no sense from a financial standpoint. It makes slightly more sense if you consider the team’s priceless importance to Buffalo.
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    It’s Insane What Tiger Woods Is Doing Right NowA year ago, it was unclear whether he’d ever walk again. Now he’s within spitting distance of the Masters lead.
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    Your Guide to the Miracle That Is the 2022 Baseball SeasonAfter the end of a lockout that threatened to push the sport further to the margins, there’s a lot to celebrate.
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    The NFL Stops Pretending to Care About Violence Against WomenDeshaun Watson’s warm welcome in Cleveland marks a return to the league’s pre-Ray Rice, look-the-other-way era.
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    Who You Should Root For in March Madness (Not Duke)A totally harmless guide for the extremely casual fan.
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    Tom Brady’s Retirement Never Made Sense in the First PlaceWas a fierce competitor still at the top of his game really going to yak about football on TV?
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    Baseball Finally Stopped Shooting Itself in the FootIt’s great there will be a full season after all, but why did a deal take so long?
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    Why Isn’t Brittney Griner the Biggest Sports Story in the Country?One of the WNBA’s premier players has been detained in Russia for weeks, yet the reaction has been curiously muted.
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    Putin and Russia Have Fast Become Sports-World PariahsSports federations, teams, and even Russian athletes are speaking out and in many cases severing all ties.
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    Unfortunately, It’s Time to Let Kyrie Irving Play in NYCContinuing to penalize unvaccinated athletes like Irving and Novak Djokovic makes little sense, even if it feels good.
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    Los Angeles Won the Super Bowl in More Ways Than OneThe Rams won the game. The city, the stunning stadium, and the wonderful overall vibe won everything else.
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    Why You Should Root for the Bengals in the Super BowlSunday will mostly be about the NFL’s utter cultural dominance, but one of these teams is more deserving than the other.
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    Tom Brady Won’t Be the Last 40-Something SuperstarIt’s not just science that has enabled so many old athletes to remain dominant.
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    How Not to Lose Your Shirt Gambling on SportsNew Yorkers can now wager their 401ks on a Russian table-tennis match. Hooray?
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    Is the Next Great Pastime … Pickleball?Connor Pardoe wants to turn the racquet sport, once a game for retirees, into a primetime event.
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    The Decade That Defined the KnicksTalking with Chris Herring, whose new book looks back at the ugly-great teams of the 1990s.
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    The Supreme Court Couldn’t Slow College Football DownMonday night’s thrilling championship game was another sign that the sport, which appeared to be in trouble a few months ago, is healthier than ever.
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    Antonio Brown and the Specter of CTEThe wide receiver’s erratic behavior has rekindled a conversation the NFL doesn’t want to have.
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    The 10 Biggest Sports Stories of 2021Ohtani and Giannis were almost enough to make us forget about COVID for a while.
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    Professional Sports Are Learning to Live With COVID. We’re Next.The Omicron variant demands a more nimble approach to the virus.
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    Everybody Loves StephA sports megastar with seemingly zero haters is a rare and beautiful thing.
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    Enes Kanter Freedom Is Diluting His Own ActivismThe NBA journeyman has served as a strong moral compass for the league, but now he seems more interested in going on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
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    Everyone Used to Hate Coach KWhy are once widely reviled sports figures so often redeemed in the public eye?
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    What to Know About Baseball’s Looming Labor DisasterMLB players and owners are at each other’s throats, and the possibility of the first work stoppage in a quarter century is very real.
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    Why Nobody Should Want to Play for New YorkIt’s a hell of a sports town, but there are better places to join a team.
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