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  1. the sports section
    The 2021 Mets Season As Told Through 15 Steve Cohen TweetsThe team’s owner has learned in public that rebuilding a benighted franchise isn’t so easy.
  2. games
    Dave Zirin Thinks the Kaepernick Era Is Just BeginningTalking with the veteran sports journalist about his new book, which examines how the activist quarterback transformed the sports landscape.
  3. tennis
    Novak Djokovic Lost. Hallelujah.A Federer fan breathes a big, probably short-lived sigh of relief.
  4. florida
    Trump Hosting a Boxing Match on 9/11 Was a Vision From an Alternate RealityOne in which he accepted his electoral loss and began chasing weird cash-grab appearances, like guest-hosting a novelty fight at a casino on 9/11.
  5. tennis
    This Year’s U.S. Open Is an Antidote to GloomThrilling phenoms, riotous crowds, and that old New York energy have made it a tournament to remember.
  6. dignity
    Trump to Commemorate 9/11 by Calling Evander Holyfield FightNever forget that you can pay $49.99 to hear his astute boxing commentary.
  7. games
    Unfortunately, Roger Goodell Deserves Some CreditEveryone’s favorite punching bag has steered the NFL back to sheer dominance with a single-minded focus on making money.
  8. tennis
    The GOATNovak Djokovic’s unstoppable rise to the top of tennis.
  9. sports
    President Pacquiao?As he preps for what may be his last bout in the ring, the Filipino boxing legend has his eyes on a bigger prize.
  10. games
    The NFL Should Require Fans to Get VaccinatedSome sports leagues are making it more difficult for players to avoid being inoculated. That’s not good enough.
  11. tokyo olympics
    Captain America Durant and Team USA Strike Gold After AllAfter struggling to pull off earlier victories in Tokyo, Team USA pulled it all together over France in Saturday’s gold-medal final.
  12. sports!
    The Best Things We’ve Seen at the Olympics So FarA swim coach horny for gold, teens shredding the skateboarding category, and more.
  13. tokyo olympics
    Why Can’t the U.S. Men’s Relay Team Pass a Baton Correctly?It crashed out of the Olympics by once again failing at a seemingly simple task.
  14. intelligencer chats
    The Tokyo Olympics Haven’t Felt Like Must-See TVBlame it on the time difference, the pandemic, the lack of a unifying star, or all of the above.
  15. 2021 olympics
    The Fate of U.S. Men’s Basketball Gold Rests in Kevin Durant’s HandsWhen Team USA bested Spain in the quarterfinals, Durant was dancing. For the U.S. to emerge as Tokyo Olympics champions, he has to keep doing it.
  16. games
    The Unbridled Joy of Watching Olympic Sports You Know Nothing AboutIt’s refreshing to be in sheer awe of athletes instead of nitpicking them to death.
  17. 2021 olympics
    Simone Biles Will Compete in Final Tokyo Olympics Gymnastic EventThe gymnast plans to participate in Tuesday’s beam final after withdrawing from all previous events in Tokyo to prioritize her mental health.
  18. tokyo olympics
    The One Limit Simone Biles Wouldn’t BreakHow the sports world’s obsession with mental toughness hurts athletes.
  19. games
    The Superhumanity of Simone BilesNo one has been under more pressure at these Olympic Games, and no one could have handled it better than she did.
  20. tokyo olympics
    COVID Falls Out of Focus at the Pandemic Olympics — for NowThe coverage of the games’ first weekend felt surprisingly normal. How long can this tone last?
  21. olympics 2021
    U.S. Men’s Basketball Had a Rocky Olympics Start. I’m Still Excited.This year, Team USA taking home the gold is not a sure thing by any means. But there’s plenty for fans to look forward to.
  22. sports
    Cleveland Renames Baseball Team After Traffic MascotGood-bye, Indians; hello, Guardians.
  23. tokyo olympics
    The Olympics’ COVID Problem Is GrowingThe games are opening today, as more and more athletes test positive for the virus and cases in Tokyo rise.
  24. covid-19
    The NFL Is Getting Tough on Unvaccinated PlayersRoger Goodell says teams with a COVID outbreak could face penalties and unprotected players must be tested daily.
  25. games
    The Olympics Will Reel You In AgainThe Games still make for spectacular television, even with no fans and COVID cases surging.
  26. sports
    Maria Taylor Leaves ESPN Weeks After Rachel Nichols’s Comments LeakAfter the fallout from Nichols’s claim suggesting Taylor received assignments because she is Black, Taylor is reportedly close to a deal with NBC.
  27. sports
    Washington Nationals Game Descends Into Chaos After Shooting OutsideThree people were shot on Saturday night, including a bystander attending the game, after people in two cars exchanged gunfire outside the ballpark.
  28. nfl
    Richard Sherman Arrested After Wild Clash With Family and PoliceThe NFL cornerback was pepper-sprayed in the face by his father-in-law and was subdued by a police dog after driving his vehicle into a barrier.
  29. sports
    Black Players Target of Racist Harassment After England Soccer LossBritish police are investigating hateful posts on social media.
  30. sports
    The National Psychodrama of England’s Euro 2020England is on the brink of exorcising its soccer demons. Can victory bring a hopelessly divided country together?
  31. tokyo olympics
    There Will Be No Fans at the Tokyo OlympicsWith the city declaring a COVID state of emergency, the world’s best athletes will have stadiums to themselves.
  32. vulture sports
    ESPN’s Malika Andrews to Replace Rachel Nichols During NBA FinalsFollowing her comments about colleague Maria Taylor.
  33. games
    Sports Are Already Getting Less PoliticalFor better and worse, the post-Trump era is looking like a return to a less opinionated time across the world of athletics.
  34. tokyo olympics
    Sha’Carri Richardson Is Officially Off the U.S. Olympic Track TeamAfter being suspended from the 100-meter dash for a positive marijuana test, Richardson was left off the relay team and will not be headed to Tokyo.
  35. games
    The Extremely Selective Outrage Around Baseball CheatingMLB’s “sticky stuff” crackdown is a reminder that when it comes to bending the rules, hometown fans are always forgiving.
  36. superstars
    The Only Thing That Can Stop Jacob deGrom Is Jacob deGromThe Mets ace is dominating hitters like no one in baseball history. If he can stay healthy, it’s the best show in town.
  37. sports
    A Second Marathon Is Coming to New York CityAfter years of lobbying the city, a runner’s organization has secured the permits for the Brooklyn Marathon to be held in April 2022.
  38. sports
    Rafael Nadal Is an Artist TooFederer gets all the odes. But there’s beauty in the King of Clay’s game — and in his foibles.
  39. games
    Tennis Lessons and Learning to Feel at Home in My BodyAt age 28, I began transitioning. But my body didn’t become mine until I picked up a racket.
  40. nfl
    NFL Will Stop ‘Race-Norming’ Policy That Diminished Black Brain InjuriesPolicy was used to determine smaller payouts for Black ex-players suffering dementia from years of head trauma.
  41. games
    Let’s Have a Good-Faith Discussion About Naomi OsakaHer abrupt exit from the French Open over anxiety around press conferences does not lend itself to a simple narrative.
  42. bloopers
    Watch One of the Most Inexplicable Baseball Plays You’ll Ever SeeA defensive sequence that will live in infamy.
  43. sports
    What’s Going On With the Tokyo Olympics?COVID is surging and the Japanese public is against holding the games. Why none of that may matter.
  44. sports
    When Your Central Park Softball Teammate Is a Former Yankees StarC.C. Sabathia is playing rec-league softball this season and mashing the ball all over Central Park’s North Meadow.
  45. games
    The View From the Stands for a Shockingly Good Knicks SeasonNew York is coming back, and so is its long-underachieving marquee basketball team.
  46. sports
    Why Valets Are Ready to Disrupt the Kentucky DerbyThe workers who tend to thoroughbreds want more for their dangerous jobs from Churchill Downs.
  47. sports
    England’s Empty Soccer Stadiums Drop Commentators in Hot WaterWithout fans, the famously booming play-by-play calls can now be heard by players and coaches. It can get awkward.
  48. sports & money
    One More Thing Bernie Madoff Helped Ruin: The MetsAuthor Devin Gordon on Madoff’s effect on the Mets and their tortured fanbase.
  49. daunte wright
    Minnesota’s Pro Sports Teams Suspend Games After Police Killing of Daunte WrightThe Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild postponed Monday’s home games after an officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb.
  50. new york
    New York to Legalize Mobile Sports BettingAnother creative solution to close New York’s revenue shortfall has been secured in the state budget.
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