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Chick Webster, Thought to Be N.H.L.’s Oldest Ex-Player, Stays Wry at 96

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:16:43 GMT

Chick Webster, thought to be the oldest living former N.H.L. player, in a Rangers alumni jacket at home last week in Mattawa, Ontario. Webster, whose given name is John, turned 96 on Nov. 3.Webster had a brief career in the league, playing 14 games for the Rangers in the 1949-50 season. But he is a beloved figure in the small Ontario town where he lives.


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On Tennis: Sustained Excellence, Not Titles, Puts Andy Roddick in Hall of Fame

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:00:15 GMT

No American man has won a major singles title since Andy Roddick, pictured in 2012, did so at the 2003 United States Open.Roddick won only one major, but also a Davis Cup and a No. 1 ranking, and for a decade, he was present among the game’s elite. He and Kim Clijsters will be inducted in July.


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Venus Williams Reaches Her First Australian Open Semifinal Since 2003

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:58:43 GMT

Venus Williams during her 6-4, 7-6 (3) victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday.Williams, 36, became the oldest woman to reach this stage of a Grand Slam tournament since 1994. She will face her fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe in the semifinals.


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Roger Federer Advances to a Semi Against Stan Wawrinka

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:18:57 GMT

Roger Federer advanced to his 13th Australian Open semifinal.Chasing an 18th grand slam title, and first since 2012, the 35-year-old Federer neutered Mischa Zverev’s serve-and-volley game


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Can We Get a Close Super Bowl? Please?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:04:32 GMT

The Patriots’ Brandon King, center, celebrated a victory over the Steelers on Sunday that was never really in doubt.The average margin of victory in these playoffs has been 15.7 points, the largest in 14 years.


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Knicks 109, Pacers 103: For Knicks, Close Game Against Pacers Is No Surprise. But a Win?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:17:26 GMT

Derrick Rose of the Knicks taking a shot between Thaddeus Young (21) and Myles Turner of the Pacers during the first half in Indianapolis. Rose finished with 20 points in the Knicks’ victory.Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, including a go-ahead jumper during the final minute, as the Knicks beat the Pacers for an important, if ungraceful, victory.


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Want a Piece of Mohamed Sanu? Go Out and Buy Some Shares

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:29:04 GMT

Receiver Mohamed Sanu catching a touchdown pass in the Falcons’ divisional-round playoff game against the Seahawks on Jan. 14. He received a fee in exchange for a share of his future earnings to allow his stock to be traded on an exchange.Sanu is among the N.F.L. players for whom stocks are traded on an exchange, and his shares could get a bump from his Super Bowl appearance.


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Advice From the Broadcasting Booth? Cricket Australia Is Investigating

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:11:34 GMT

Brad Hodge of the Adelaide Strikers batting during the Big Bash League match against the Sydney Thunder last week.During a match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Sydney Thunder, the Strikers’ captain got an unexpected tip in an on-air chat.


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N.B.A. This Week: All-Star Starters, Spurs-Raptors, Rozier’s Shot

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:16:56 GMT

The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo will start for the Eastern Conference All-Stars on Feb. 19 in New Orleans.The Spurs visit Toronto on Tuesday with a 34-9 record but not much buzz; Terry Rozier had Celtics fans talking with a clutch shot against Portland.


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Sports Briefing: In New Three-Stage Races, Nascar Will Award Points Before Finish Line

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:41:11 GMT

Fans of Algeria during a 2-2 draw with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations in Franceville, Gabon.Beginning with next month’s Daytona 500, the top 10 drivers at the end of Stage 1 and Stage 2 of races will earn points toward the 10-race playoff.


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Rangers 3, Kings 2: Rangers Edge the Kings as Henrik Lundqvist Makes 36 Saves

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:57:23 GMT

Kings goalie Jeff Zatkoff, right, defending against the Rangers’ Rick Nash on Monday.Brandon Pirri, Matt Puempel and Mats Zuccarello had goals for the Rangers, who won their third straight game after losing three in a row.


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Keeping Score: Why the Knicks Struggle to Win the Close Ones

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:34:56 GMT

Carmelo Anthony, Coach Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose in a 105-104 loss to the Bucks on Jan. 4, part of the Knicks’ recent slide.The defense has been woeful for a team that has lost 13 of its last 17 games, and three strong scorers have struggled in the final minutes.


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Michael H. Goldberg, 73, Lawyer Who Bridged A.B.A. and N.B.A., Dies

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:51:24 GMT

Michael H. Goldberg in 2015. Goldberg served as the executive director of the N.B.A.’s coaches’ union for nearly four decades.Goldberg served as general counsel for the American Basketball Association during its final years and headed the N.B.A.’s coaches’ union for almost four decades.


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Despite Country Club Members’ Rift, Obama Gets an Invitation

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:38:07 GMT

Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., told members that Barack and Michelle Obama would be welcomed as members.Members of Woodmont Country Club, a mostly Jewish club near Washington, have been entangled in a dispute over whether to exclude former President Barack Obama because of his policies toward Israel.


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For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Long Struggles Make Recent Success That Much Sweeter

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:35:08 GMT

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni after her fourth-round victory Monday. A Grand Slam doubles champion nearly two decades ago, she has had some tough times since.Lucic-Baroni, whose Grand Slam success as a young teenager was followed by many lean years, is appreciating her run at the Australian Open.


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Bernie Ecclestone Is Replaced as Formula One Chief Executive

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:47:53 GMT

Bernie Ecclestone before the Hungarian Grand Prix near Budapest in July 2015. He was in charge of Formula One for nearly 40 years.Liberty Media, which acquired the series last week, appointed the 21st Century Fox executive Chase Carey as Ecclestone’s replacement.


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Rafael Nadal Advances to Australian Open Quarterfinals

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:07:37 GMT

Rafael Nadal, above, defeated sixth-seeded Gaël Monfils on Monday, and will next face third-seeded Milos Raonic.Nadal beat Gaël Monfils in four sets on Monday, prompting talk of a potential final against Roger Federer.


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