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  1. 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.
  2. games
    Serena’s Greatness Always Extended Beyond the CourtHer final, unforgettable match is not the end of her story.
  3. the sports section
    The Mets Are Great. They’re Also Great TV.SNY’s creative broadcasts are matching the excellent vibes of this year’s team.
  4. games
    The Mets Are Having an Extremely Un-Mets SeasonThey’re overachieving their way to the playoffs — and having a great time doing it.
  5. games
    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.
  6. the sports section
    Is New York Still the Center of the Basketball Universe?A new documentary, ‘NYC Point Gods,’ suggests it’s not.
  7. rage against the machines
    Who Will Save Us From the Russian Chess Robots?A robot grabbed and broke a kid’s finger during their chess match at a tournament in Moscow last week.
  8. the sports section
    Is Nick Kyrgios Finally Good Enough to Be Interesting?At Wimbledon, the volatile Australian has a chance to live up to years of hype.
  9. 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.
  10. the sports section
    The Rangers Are Done Being UnderdogsWhat is lost when a team gains the weight of expectations.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. games
    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.
  15. 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.
  16. games
    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.
  17. 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.
  18. the sports section
    Everybody Hates the LakersHow the NBA’s most storied franchise fell from myth to reality.
  19. games
    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.
  20. march madness
    A Night With the Basketball Team That Shocked the WorldThe last St. Peter’s home game in Jersey City drew 577 fans. Now the Peacocks are a win from advancing to the Final Four as a No. 15 seed.
  21. the sports section
    Mayor Adams Hints at ‘Solution’ for Unvaxxed New York AthletesAs opening day and the NBA playoffs approach, the pressure to make a change is only going to build.
  22. the sports section
    Former Brooklyn Borough President Fails to Recognize Brooklyn Dodgers CapEric Adams could use a baseball history lesson.
  23. games
    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.
  24. international affairs
    Australia Defeats and Deports DjokovicAfter his last-ditch legal effort failed, the unvaccinated tennis star has left the country and will not play in the Australian Open.
  25. games
    Professional Sports Are Learning to Live With COVID. We’re Next.The Omicron variant demands a more nimble approach to the virus.
  26. games
    Everybody Loves StephA sports megastar with seemingly zero haters is a rare and beautiful thing.
  27. china
    IOC Says Missing Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Told Them She’s SafeShe hadn’t been seen in public since accusing a former government official of sexual assault — prompting international concern about her welfare.
  28. games
    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.
  29. the sports section
    Steve Somers’s Final SchmoozeThe eccentric WFAN host on retiring after 34 years, his favorite callers, and talking New York sports when the teams aren’t very good.
  30. games
    Aaron Rodgers Fooled UsHis anti-vaccine ravings offer another hard lesson about our distorted perception of athletes.
  31. the sports section
    ‘The Amount of Times I Got Bing-Bonged in My Face Was Hysterical’Jordie Bloom said “bing bong” in a video outside Madison Square Garden. Now it’s the Knicks’ rallying cry.
  32. games
    Almost All the Complaints About the World Series Are WrongGrousing about late-night games and too many relief pitchers just makes you sound old.
  33. the sports section
    Baseball Teams Should Get to Pick Their Playoff OpponentsIt’s much more fair-minded than the current system — and much more fun.
  34. games
    The NBA Would Like You to Stop Talking About Kyrie IrvingThe league is now a culture-war lightning rod, even as its on-court product dazzles.
  35. nfl
    Jon Gruden Is Out of a Job Following Email ScandalIn addition to a racist comment about a Black NFL union leader, Gruden frequently made homophobic and misogynistic remarks, per a new report.
  36. the sports section
    Just Buy the Damn Championship AlreadyAfter another early playoff exit, it’s time for the Yankees to embrace their biggest advantage.
  37. games
    What Sports Learned From the Pandemic It Thinks Is OverLessons from the last 18 months.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. games
    Javy Baez Should Have Remembered Why Fans BooThe Mets player’s strange overreaction to being jeered is understandable but misguided.
  41. tennis
    The Strange Beauty of Seeing Andy Murray LoseThe former world No. 1 is seemingly at peace with not contending for titles anymore — and it’s a joy to watch.
  42. games
    College Football Is the Wild West NowAs a new season kicks off, it’s clear that the Supreme Court–weakened NCAA isn’t really in charge anymore.
  43. games
    Ten Takeaways From a Very Weird Summer OlympicsHow these Games did and did not stand out.
  44. 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.
  45. games
    Jon Rahm’s COVID Disaster Is a Great Vaccine PSASome athletes are still inoculation reluctant. Maybe watching a golfer lose more than a million dollars will help.
  46. games
    Fans’ Bad Behavior Isn’t New. The Outrage Over It Is.Players have been complaining about how they’re treated by fans for years, and now they’re finally being heard.
  47. games
    The Extremely Welcome, Slightly Jarring Return of Sports CrowdsWith screaming fanatics back in the mix, games are no longer a pale imitation of themselves.
  48. games
    The Dynamic NBA’s Future So BrightAs the playoffs begin, the league looks to be on solid ground — despite the political haters.
  49. the sports section
    Uh-oh, Jim Dolan Found a New Team to Meddle WithThe widely reviled Knicks owner had mostly left his hockey club alone. Not anymore.
  50. games
    Kevin Durant Needs to Win It AllIt’s the only way his big move to Brooklyn will truly pay off.
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