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  1. bloopers
    Watch One of the Most Inexplicable Baseball Plays You’ll Ever SeeA defensive sequence that will live in infamy.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. sports
    Why Valets Are Ready to Disrupt the Kentucky DerbyThe workers who tend to thoroughbreds want more for their dangerous jobs from Churchill Downs.
  6. 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.
  7. sports & money
    One More Thing Bernie Madoff Helped Ruin: The MetsAuthor Devin Gordon on Madoff’s effect on the Mets and their tortured fanbase.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. the sports section
    Why Did Someone Pay $5 Million for a Baseball Card in 2021?The pandemic isn’t the only reason the sports-card market has been booming lately.
  11. vulture sports
    Tiger Woods Hospitalized After Rollover Car Crash in L.A.He is recovering from a surgery on his right leg and ankle, according to a statement.
  12. legends
    The Poignancy of Serena Williams’s DeclineShe’s still better than almost anyone — but she’s no longer unbeatable.
  13. games
    Sports Have Been a Shadow of Themselves Without FansThe wisdom of bringing spectators back right now is debatable. But there’s no arguing how much they’ve been missed.
  14. obits
    Tom Konchalski Was the Last of the Old-School Basketball ScoutsThe legendary high-school basketball talent evaluator died Monday at 74.
  15. games
    A Telling Streak at the Pandemic Super BowlA blowout that should have been remembered for cementing Tom Brady’s legacy instead served as a symbol for the nation’s coronavirus failures.
  16. games
    7 Ways Trump Changed Sports ForeverHe left a permanent imprint — and not entirely in a bad way.
  17. games
    Bill Belichick Can’t Escape Trump That EasilyThe Patriots coach declined a Medal of Freedom, but his and other Trump-friendly sports figures’ legacies remain linked to the president.
  18. games
    How on Earth Are They Going to Pull Off the Olympics?Almost a year after their postponement, the pandemic is still raging. Maybe giving up altogether wouldn’t be such a bad thing.
  19. games
    10 Ways 2020 Changed Sports ForeverThe pandemic and the racial-justice movement will leave permanent marks, on and off the field.
  20. games
    Cleveland’s Baseball Team Shouldn’t Get Too Much CreditChanging its name is a welcome move, but one that’s long, long overdue.
  21. games
    Sports Are Making COVID Look Like No Big DealCoaches and athletes’ casual approach to the virus doesn’t exactly set a great example for the rest of the country.
  22. games
    Sports Leagues Are Being Very Trumpy After the ElectionThe NFL, NBA, and MLB may have veered left this year, but they aren’t acknowledging that Biden won.
  23. games
    If Trump Wins, Athletes Might Just Stop PlayingA shock victory next week would have a tectonic effect on activists in the NFL and other leagues.
  24. games
    Why Are Pandemic Sports Ratings So Terrible?Some theories on why viewers have unexpectedly turned away in droves.
  25. games
    LeBron James Is Now at the Center of EverythingStill dominant on the court, he has fully embraced his role as sports’ moral conscience as he vies for another title.
  26. games
    Sports Pulled Off a Miracle in 2020. Now What About 2021?The pandemic isn’t going anywhere, but leagues can’t afford another season with no fans.
  27. games
    If Athletes Want to Force Real Change, They Need to Stop PlayingSocial-justice momentum in the NBA and NFL is already stalling. Radical action is needed.
  28. games
    The Fan-Free U.S. Open Shows Tennis at Its Purest — and Most BrutalWithout the raucous New York crowd to propel them, players must rely even more on their own mental fortitude.
  29. games
    College Football Is Still Recklessly Barreling ForwardSome of the big conferences canceled their seasons. Others seem to have adopted a “let’s hope for the best” pandemic strategy.
  30. labor
    NBA Playoffs to Resume, New Social Justice Initiatives AnnouncedGames will resume on Saturday, team arenas will be converted into polling locations this fall, and a new social justice coalition has been formed.
  31. jacob blake
    The NBA Strike Is Jarring. That’s the Point.A work stoppage was a completely reasonable — and courageous — reaction to the chaos going on outside basketball’s bubble.
  32. games
    Where Did All the Trump-Boosting Jocks Go?Many of the athletes who proudly supported the president in 2016 have gone quiet. That says something about his political standing.
  33. games
    The U.S. Government Could Learn a Lot From the NBASports are one of the few American institutions getting the pandemic right.
  34. games
    Don’t Just Blame COVID-19 for College Football’s Lost SeasonPresident Trump, the NCAA, and many of the sport’s most loyal fans had their chance to improve the odds. They blew it.
  35. games
    Sports Now Feel Meaningless — and More Valuable Than EverWith the narrative stakes gone, each game is a pure, self-contained piece of entertainment.
  36. coronavirus
    Miami Marlins’ Season Temporarily Suspended Following MLB’s First COVID OutbreakAround a dozen Marlins players have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to a temporary suspension as the team quarantines.
  37. sports
    The Uncanny Return of Major League BaseballImages from the bizarre — and much-delayed — 2020 opening day.
  38. games
    Can Baseball Really Pull This Off?After a very rocky road back, the sport finally starts up this week amid a coronavirus spike.
  39. games
    The Washington Football Team Is Finally Changing Its Name. Who’s Next?The worst moniker in sports is no more. It may soon have company.
  40. coronavirus
    When (and How) Sports Are Returning Amid the COVID-19 PandemicIn the next few weeks, the MLB, NBA, and NHL will start playing again — but they’ll look wildly different.
  41. games
    Trump Can’t Turn Bubba Wallace Into Colin KaepernickIn his attempt to demonize an innocent driver, the president finds that even NASCAR won’t listen to him anymore.
  42. trump tweets
    Trump Attacks Bubba Wallace, Defends Confederate FlagThe president is being racist again.
  43. games
    10 Tips on How to Bring Your Sport Back During a PandemicFake crowd noise is good. So is shaming players who break the rules.
  44. coronavirus
    The First Pro League to Restart Is the First to Show Why It’s Still Too EarlyThe National Women’s Soccer League is scrambling to assemble an 8-team tourney, after six players tested positive on the star-stacked Orlando Pride.
  45. games
    The Only Thing That Would Stop Sports NowA player dying from the coronavirus is an unlikely but real possibility.
  46. coronavirus
    The NBA Will Reportedly Return on July 31Only 22 teams will be invited to continue the NBA season. The Knicks aren’t one of them.
  47. games
    It’s Probably Not Safe for Sports to Come Back. That May Not Matter.Both executives and fans have shown before that they’ll put entertainment over player safety.
  48. just asking questions
    This Is What It’s Like to Watch Live, Professional Baseball Right NowA conversation with Lotte Giants staffer Sung Min Kim.
  49. games
    The Big Questions Sports Leagues Have to Answer Before They ReopenA big one: What happens if a player tests positive for coronavirus in the middle of the season?
  50. games
    How Desperate Are Sports Leagues Right Now? This Desperate.You know it’s bad when we’ve reached the “playing in a biodome” phase of discussion.
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