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  1. the sports section
    Aaron Judge Is Even Better Than His Home Run TotalThe Yankees slugger hit his 62nd homer, breaking a still-sacred baseball mark. He’s also having a pretty good season in other categories.
  2. games
    There Is No Fixing ThisTua Tagovailoa’s ugly injury is the latest reminder that no policy change can excise brutality from the NFL.
  3. sports
    Aaron Judge Could be the Crossover Star Baseball Desperately NeedsThere’s nothing like a home-run chase to get normal people interested in the sport again.
  4. games
    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.
  5. tennis
    There Will Be No Next Roger FedererReflecting on his utter distinctiveness as he steps onto the court for one last pro match.
  6. games
    Rejoice: Tom Brady Is MiserableIt’s nice to know the guy who always wins experiences rough patches like the rest of us.
  7. tennis
    When Roger Federer Broke His Racket and Faced the FutureIn the late aughts, he came to terms with his transition from tennis God to mere mortal.
  8. the sports section
    Roger Maris’s Son Is Rooting for Aaron JudgeKevin Maris believes 61 is still the real home-run record, and he has some thoughts about Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds.
  9. games
    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.
  10. tennis
    The Future of Men’s Tennis Looks Pretty Damn BrightThis year’s U.S. Open has shown that the era to come after Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer will not be a letdown.
  11. games
    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.
  12. tennis
    Serena Could Actually Win This ThingHer final U.S. Open has already been special, but it could become spectacular.
  13. tennis
    Don’t Sleep on Tommy PaulThe former phenom is now 25, a little bit wiser, and finally making good on his early potential.
  14. games
    College Football Is Now NFL LiteA sport once defined by regional charm is awash in money and becoming more like the pros every week.
  15. us open
    The U.S. Government Has Forced Me to Side With Novak DjokovicDid it really have to come to this?
  16. encounter
    Can Nasty Nestor Turn Around the Yankees?The pitcher has become an unlikely star for the Yankees. He’s just happy to be here.
  17. games
    The ‘Real’ Home-Run Record Is 73, Not 61Aaron Judge’s tremendous season has rekindled a tiresome argument about the purity of the game.
  18. goat
    Serena Williams Announces Her Retirement From TennisIn a Vogue essay, she says she plans to step away from the sport after the U.S. Open wraps next month.
  19. sports
    Tuberville and Manchin Offer to Fix the College-Sports Money MessFederal legislation on player compensation is needed. But maybe the effort should be led by lawmakers who aren’t so closely aligned with coaches.
  20. the sports section
    Is New York Still the Center of the Basketball Universe?A new documentary, ‘NYC Point Gods,’ suggests it’s not.
  21. sports
    U.S. Proposes a Prisoner Swap to Bring Brittney Griner HomeThe trade reportedly involves Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S.
  22. games
    The Time I Tried and Failed to Profile Derek JeterThe new ESPN documentary attempts to figure out who he really is. Good luck.
  23. games
    The LIV Tour Is Built to Weather OutrageIndignation over its poaching of PGA players won’t last. But Saudi money will.
  24. washington commanders
    NFL Owner Dodges Congressional Subpoena by Going on Vacation on His YachtThe House Oversight Committee can’t depose Dan Snyder on alleged sexual misconduct at the Commanders because he’s touring the Mediterranean.
  25. sports
    The PGA Tour Is Under Investigation by the FedsDOJ investigators are questioning whether Establishment golf used anti-competitive tactics to take on an upstart rival.
  26. games
    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.
  27. tennis
    Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of Wimbledon in Major BummerAn abdominal tear did what no opponent has been able to do this year: defeat the Spaniard in a major.
  28. brittney griner
    Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty, Faces 10 Years in PrisonNow it’s up to the Biden administration to get her out of Russia.
  29. games
    It’s Not Too Early to Get Excited About a Subway SeriesThe Mets and Yankees are simultaneously great for the first time in ages.
  30. sports
    Brittney Griner’s All-But-Predetermined Trial BeginsThe WNBA star is likely to be convicted and faces up to ten years in Russian prison.
  31. off-season drama
    The Nets May Be Truly Screwed NowKevin Durant reportedly wants out, leaving Kyrie Irving as possibly the only superstar standing next year.
  32. sports
    Brittney Griner Seen in Handcuffs in Russian CourtThe WNBA star’s trial for allegedly possessing hashish oil begins July 1. If convicted, she could face ten years in prison.
  33. #metoo
    The First Female Referee in WWE Says Vince McMahon Raped HerRita Chatterton does not want to be forgotten.
  34. games
    The Nets Are Outdoing the Knicks in DysfunctionKyrie Irving’s contract drama typifies a decade of missed opportunities.
  35. foreign interests
    U.S. Botched Brittney Griner’s First Chance to Speak to Wife in 4 MonthsThey were set to talk by phone for the first time since the WNBA star was detained in Russia, but the U.S. embassy failed to patch the call.
  36. sports
    Brittney Griner’s Nightmare ContinuesRussian authorities have extended her detention ahead of a trial on drug-smuggling charges.
  37. the sports section
    The Rangers Are Done Being UnderdogsWhat is lost when a team gains the weight of expectations.
  38. the sports section
    Legendary Rangers Announcer Sam Rosen on the Team’s Incredible Playoff RunThe longtime voice of the team breaks down the Eastern Conference Final, why the Rangers are hitting their stride now, and the calls he nailed.
  39. games
    Can Men Be Friends?What fantasy sports reveal about the limits of male intimacy.
  40. the sports section
    Pro Darts Is a Raucous Party Now, and It’s Finally Coming to New YorkCan colorful characters and wrestling-style intros get Americans to embrace another European import?
  41. tennis
    The French Open’s Women’s Final Is a BlockbusterA dynamic young American versus the most dominant player in years. Who said the women’s game lacked excitement?
  42. games
    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.
  43. the sports section
    Advanced Analytics Hate the Rangers. They Keep Winning Anyway.The Conference Finals–bound team has defied the numbers so thoroughly that it seems to exist outside the realm of sports expectations.
  44. games
    Brittney Griner Still Isn’t Getting Enough AttentionAs a trumped-up trial in Russia looms, her case remains curiously under the radar.
  45. sports
    Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia Extended Another MonthThe WNBA star has been detained in Moscow since February. The State Department has classified her as “wrongfully detained.”
  46. the sports section
    The Rangers Have the Best Vibes in New York SportsAs the Stanley Cup playoffs begin, Rangers fans have a lot to celebrate.
  47. games
    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.
  48. sports
    Wimbledon Pins Blame for Russian Invasion on Daniil MedvedevThe tournament’s banning of individual Russians and Belarusians doesn’t make a lot of sense.
  49. the sports section
    Kershaw’s Perfect-Game Hook Isn’t What’s Wrong With BaseballIt’s too bad the Dodgers ace couldn’t finish what he started, but let’s not go overboard.
  50. games
    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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