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  1. games
    What Sports Learned From the Pandemic It Thinks Is OverLessons from the last 18 months.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Javy Baez Should Have Remembered Why Fans BooThe Mets player’s strange overreaction to being jeered is understandable but misguided.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Ten Takeaways From a Very Weird Summer OlympicsHow these Games did and did not stand out.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The Extremely Welcome, Slightly Jarring Return of Sports CrowdsWith screaming fanatics back in the mix, games are no longer a pale imitation of themselves.
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    The Dynamic NBA’s Future So BrightAs the playoffs begin, the league looks to be on solid ground — despite the political haters.
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    Uh-oh, Jim Dolan Found a New Team to Meddle WithThe widely reviled Knicks owner had mostly left his hockey club alone. Not anymore.
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    Kevin Durant Needs to Win It AllIt’s the only way his big move to Brooklyn will truly pay off.
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    Last Year’s NFL Draft Was a Charming Oasis. Now the Circus Is Back.This year’s big event is set to bring back the hype nobody missed.
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    Why Everyone Is Enraged About the European Super LeagueEurope’s top soccer teams are forming an exclusive new league just for themselves — and even their biggest fans are now in open revolt.
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    The Knicks’ Revolutionary CompetenceIn what feels like a miracle, the perpetually embarrassing squad is showing signs of life.
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    Sports Are About to Look Like 2019 AgainThe Texas Rangers and Wrestlemania are paving the way for crowded stadiums and arenas to become the norm within weeks.
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    March Madness Is Back, Outbreaks Be DamnedThe NCAA won’t let COVID ruin its cash cow a second time.
  20. games
    The Athletes Have More to SayAthlete activism is the new normal — and organizations like LeBron James’s More Than a Vote are here to stay.
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    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.
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    It Already Feels Like the Post-COVID Era in SportsA shockingly ordinary baseball spring training presages a return to normalcy — or close to it.
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    Tom Konchalski Was the Last of the Old-School Basketball ScoutsThe legendary high-school basketball talent evaluator died Monday at 74.
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    A Marquee Super Bowl Is the NFL’s Reward for Cutting CornersCOVID schmovid. It’s Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes!
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    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.
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    The 10 Most Important Sports Figures of 2020The athletes, executives, and yes, politicians, who defined a stormy year.
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    How Sports Leagues Are Gearing Up for Another Weird SeasonEveryone is hoping for vaccine-enabled normalcy in 2021, but some sports are better positioned than others to wait things out.
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    The NFL Is Too Big to Let COVID Stop ItThe increasingly pandemic-afflicted league has learned an important lesson from other sports: Just keep playing.
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    COVID Is an Existential Crisis for College BasketballThanks to unlucky timing, no sport has been as badly hit by the pandemic.
  30. games
    The Pandemic Lessons From MLB’s Surprisingly Successful SeasonFour takeaways and four unknowns as the World Series looms.
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    The Fans Can Go to Games Again. Will They?The stadiums are open, but fans aren’t exactly rushing through the doors.
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    The NFL Is Returning To a Different World. Can It Adapt?Every NFL season brings with it madness and unpredictability, but none has ever had more potential for implosion than this one.
  33. games
    Baseball Without Fans Is Best Enjoyed From AfarIf you find yourself envious of those who are able to set foot inside the ballpark, you shouldn’t be.
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    NFL Players, Employee Forced Goodell’s Protest Ban ApologyThe NFL commissioner apologized on Friday for the league’s ban on the protests started by Colin Kaepernick, but not to Kaepernick, and not on his own.
  35. just asking questions
    This Is What It’s Like to Watch Live, Professional Baseball Right NowA conversation with Lotte Giants staffer Sung Min Kim.
  36. coronavirus
    Most U.S. Sports Leagues Have Suspended Their Seasons Due to CoronavirusThe NHL, MLB, MLS, and NBA are all either suspending or canceling play due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  37. the sports section
    U.S. Soccer Star Carli Lloyd Nets NFL Invite After Nailing 55-Yard Field GoalLloyd sees the potential for a “pioneering moment for women.”
  38. the sports section
    With White House Invitation, the Red Sox Couldn’t WinThe Red Sox will leave behind the green monster to visit the orange monster.
  39. just asking questions
    Donald Trump Doomed a Football League, But He’d Have Been a Great NFL OwnerAuthor Jeff Pearlman on how Trump’s time as a USFL owner predicted so much of his presidential behavior, including his feud with the NFL.
  40. the sports section
    The NFL’s Back, and So Are Trump’s Attacks on Protesting PlayersTwo members of the Miami Dolphins took a knee during the anthem on Thursday and someone got very cranky.
  41. the sports section
    NFL Anthem Protest Policy Put on Hold Under Agreement With Players’ UnionThe joint announcement came hours after a report that the Miami Dolphins might suspend protesters for four games sparked new outrage.
  42. games
    The Sports World Needs Its #MeToo MomentUnfortunately, when fans don’t care, executives certainly won’t.
  43. games
    The NBA Draft Is Great. It’s Also Totally Un-American.Sports have some really unfortunate ideas about competition, free markets, and labor, it turns out.
  44. the sports section
    Mexico’s World Cup Goal Caused Man-Made EarthquakeMexico City literally trembled during Mexico’s stunning upset win over Germany on Sunday.
  45. U.S., Mexico, and Canada to Host 2026 World Cup, and Probably Play in It TooIt’s the only win the U.S. will get in Russia this summer, but it’s a big one.
  46. Jets Owner Says He’ll Pay Fines If Players Defy New Anthem-Protest BanChristopher Johnson is acting owner of the Jets while his brother serves as Trump’s ambassador to the U.K.
  47. Putin Scores 5 Goals in Exhibition Hockey Game With Former ProsThat’s down from his seven last year and eight in 2015.
  48. The U.S. May Not Land the 2026 World Cup and It’s All Trump’s FaultMore than 200 FIFA members have to vote on the host and Trump has reportedly imperiled America’s chances.
  49. Warriors to Meet With Local Kids, Not Trump, on Trip to WashingtonTrump disinvited the NBA champs from the White House last September, but they didn’t want to go anyway.
  50. the sports section
    Several Eagles Players Already Refusing to Celebrate Super Bowl Win With TrumpRepeatedly accusing NFL players of being unpatriotic for protesting probably won’t boost turnout.
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