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Coaches Take Contrasting Styles Into World Cup of Hockey Finals

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:49:51 GMT

Coach Mike Babcock, second from left, ran Team Canada through drills on Monday in Toronto, ahead of the World Cup of Hockey finals, which start on Tuesday night.Ralph Krueger’s calm has led Team Europe to a showdown with undefeated Canada, led by the cold technician Mike Babcock.


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International Cricket’s Biggest Test Is Security

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:56:55 GMT

Pakistani players celebrating during an international match against West Indies on Saturday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.England will play a series in Bangladesh next month without some of its leading players because of safety concerns.


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Sam Allardyce Out as England Manager

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:14:08 GMT

In charge for 67 days, Sam Allardyce is the shortest-serving England manager.Allardyce left his position as England manager after only one match in charge after he was videotaped making damaging comments to undercover reporters.


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Baseball Playoffs: What if Three Teams Tie for Two Wild-Card Spots?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:46:39 GMT

The Cardinals’ Randal Grichuk was tagged out by Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud in a game last month. The Mets entered Tuesday with 83 wins; the Giants had 82 and the Cardinals 81.With the playoffs in sight, the Mets, the Giants and the Cardinals are still fighting for the two wild cards in the National League.


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On Baseball: Emotion Takes Center Stage After Tragic Loss of Jose Fernandez

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:28:03 GMT

Marlins players in jerseys honoring pitcher Jose Fernandez before a game against the Mets on Monday. Fernandez and two others were killed in a boating accident.Fernandez, a Miami Marlins pitcher who died in a boating accident with two others, represented the best to his teammates, his city and his Cuban compatriots.


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After Fatal Boat Crash, Baseballs Apparently Signed by Jose Fernandez Wash Ashore

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:34:44 GMT

Miami Marlins players left their caps on the pitching mound Monday to honor Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a boating accident.The Marlins star pitcher was killed with two friends in a boating accident over the weekend.


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Marlins 7, Mets 3: For a Night, the Mets’ Focus Shifts From Competition to Empathy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:31:58 GMT

Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets embraced Dee Gordon of the Marlins before Monday night’s game in Miami.In the heat of a playoff race, the Mets understood the added importance of their role in facing the Miami Marlins a day after the death of the star pitcher Jose Fernandez.


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Yankees 7, Blue Jays 5: Yankees Rally Past Blue Jays by Putting Up a Fight. Two of Them, Actually.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:08:37 GMT

The Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak, left, stared down the Yankees’ Chase Headley in the second inning. Four Yankees were ejected after two bench-clearing incidents.Bench-clearing incidents in the top and bottom of the second inning resulted in four ejections, and the Yankees took the lead in the ninth with two home runs.


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David Ortiz Is Ready to Trot Away

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:22:21 GMT

David Ortiz after last Tuesday’s game in Baltimore, in which he hit his 36th home run. If he indeed retires, that will be the one that broke Dave Kingman’s record for homers in a player’s final year.The slugger who helped lift the cloud over the Red Sox is still crushing homers at age 40. But his remarkable season is a definitive goodbye.


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Sports of The Times: Tax Break for Olympic Heroes? One Politician Says No

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:31:23 GMT

Representative Jim Himes questioned why Olympians should receive tax breaks on their compensation when other extraordinary Americans did not.Connecticut’s Jim Himes, the only United States representative who voted against a bill to grant medalists a break on their bonuses, called it “a lonely, lonely moment.”


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To Kneel or Not in the N.B.A.? For Some Stars, Team Consensus Is Key

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:31:33 GMT

Eric Reid, left, and Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem. N.B.A. players are debating whether to join a protest.The league’s rule book requires players, coaches and trainers “to stand and line up in a dignified posture” during the national anthem.


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Chris Bosh’s Desire to Play Leaves Heat at an Ethical Crossroads

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:04:37 GMT

Chris Bosh in January. A few days before the All-Star Game in February, he awoke with a sore calf. He was soon found to have a recurrence of blood clots, and team doctors told him his career was probably over.Bosh’s last two seasons have been cut short by blood clots, and Miami has indicated it doesn’t want him to step on the court this season, or perhaps ever again.


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Derrick Rose Case Is Subject of Los Angeles Police Investigation

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:37:52 GMT

Derrick Rose is a defendant in a civil case in which a former girlfriend accuses him and two of his friends of raping her.The Police Department confirmed it was conducting its own inquiry into a rape accusation against Rose that is the subject of a civil suit. At the Knicks’ preseason media day, Rose said he would be proved innocent.


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On Golf: Playing for His Country Brought Out Arnold Palmer’s Best

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:37:54 GMT

Arnold Palmer in Ryder Cup play in 1967.His Ryder Cup record in six appearances as a player was 22-8-2.


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Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:44:51 GMT

Palmer was 24 when he won the 1954 United States Amateur at the Country Club of Detroit.Palmer, who won seven major titles, captivated fans with his ferocious swing and fearless attitude, helping to inspire an American golf boom.


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Golf Great Arnold Palmer Was Also a Pioneering Pitchman

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:33:26 GMT

Arnold Palmer in 1965 with his agent, Mark McCormack, at the Laurel Valley Country Club in Ligonier, Pa., for the U.S. Open. Mr. McCormack would lead Mr. Palmer to make ads for Pennzoil, Wheaties and, more recently, the blood-thinning drug Xarelto, among many others.Mr. Palmer hawked nearly 50 products over a half-century and created the template for the modern entrepreneurial athlete.


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Arnold Palmer (1929 – 2016)

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:56:12 GMT

He was the charismatic face of professional golf and one of its dominant players.


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‘A Steel-Nerved Master’: How We Introduced Arnold Palmer in 1958

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:22:12 GMT

Arnold Palmer celebrated with his wife, Winnie, after winning the Masters in 1958.After winning The Masters, Palmer was featured in a “Man in the News” column in The New York Times.


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Raise a Glass to Arnold Palmer! Heavier on the Iced Tea!

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:16 GMT

Arnold Palmer, golfer and drink inventor.The legacy of Palmer, a golf legend who died on Sunday at 87, will always be invoked on hot days when a refreshing drink that bears his name is poured.


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N.F.L.: Here’s What We Learned in Week 3

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:53:08 GMT

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott hurdled Chicago’s Chris Prosinski in the second half of the Cowboys’ 31-17 victory on Sunday.Behind young arms, the Broncos, Eagles and Cowboys are rolling. Here’s what happened in Week 3 of the N.F.L. season.


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Giants’ Shane Vereen May Miss Rest of Season With a Torn Triceps

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:39:22 GMT

Shane Vereen in the Giants’ loss to the Redskins on Sunday. He will have surgery to repair a torn triceps, most likely ending his season.Coach Ben McAdoo said he wasn’t sure when the injury occurred but said Vereen may have been playing with it “for a significant amount of time.”


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After a Debacle, the Jets Already Face a Potential Turning Point

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:47:54 GMT

Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) threw six interceptions in Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had the worst game of his career, and the team’s red-zone offense, among the best last year, is now among the worst.


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Drew Brees’s Interception-Free Streak Ends as Falcons Keep Saints Winless

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:09:24 GMT

Players joined hands in a show of unity before Monday night’s game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons.Atlanta defeated New Orleans, 45-32, behind three rushing touchdowns by Tevin Coleman.


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Redskins 29, Giants 27: ‘Desperate’ Redskins Take Risks and Beat Giants

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:29:53 GMT

The Redskins’ Su’a Cravens was tackled by the Giants’ Shane Vereen after making an interception that essentially ended the game.Eli Manning threw two fourth-quarter interceptions, and the Giants’ defense faltered, squandering a chance to bury their rivals deeper in the N.F.C. East standings.


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Chiefs 24, Jets 3: Jets Self-Destruct, Leaving 8 Turnovers in Their Wake

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:20:40 GMT

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce barreling over the Jets’ Marcus Gilchrist (21) in the third quarter. During the play, Kelce appeared to lift Gilchrist with his right hand, pushing him back 5 yards.The Chiefs bullied the Jets throughout their 24-3 victory, taking advantage of a team that was too slow, too clumsy and too challenged by the task of making sensible decisions.


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Researchers Make Progress Toward Identifying C.T.E. in the Living

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:50:11 GMT

Robert Stern, a professor of neurology at Boston University. Blood samples from 96 former football players suggest that absorbing repeated head hits earlier in life can lead to higher concentrations of tau in the blood later, he said.One group of researchers revealed a step toward identifying in the brain a biomarker linked to the disease; another found elevated levels of tau proteins in blood samples.


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On Baseball: After His Despair, Jose Fernandez Forged an Ebullient Life

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:11:01 GMT

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in July. “When he was in the dugout,” the Mets’ Jacob deGrom said, “you’d look over there, and he’d be rooting on his team more than anybody you’d probably ever seen.”Fernandez, who was once jailed in Cuba for trying to defect, had a zest that animated his team, the Marlins, and all of baseball. He died in a boat crash that was discovered early Sunday.


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Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Is Killed in a Boating Accident

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:19:34 GMT

Jose Fernandez, though very young, was on a Hall of Fame trajectory, with a 2.58 E.R.A. for his career and 589 strikeouts in just 471 ⅓ innings.A Coast Guard crew found the overturned boat and three bodies around 3:30 a.m. Fernandez, Miami’s ace, was 24.


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Special Report: Ryder Cup: Europe Is Putting Faith in Its Rookies

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:22:46 GMT

Danny Willett, above, is one of the six rookies in Europe’s 12-man Ryder Cup squad, but he is also the 2016 Masters champion.Half of the defending champion's 12 players are newcomers, which helps explain why the United States is the odds-on favorite to regain the Ryder Cup this year.


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Special Report: Ryder Cup: The Long and the Short of Hazeltine’s Secrets

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:21:58 GMT

Y.E. Yang of South Korea en route to his victory in the 2009 P.G.A. Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. The club has staged a number of prestigious tournaments since its founding in 1966.Built on farmland in a suburb of Minneapolis in 1966, the site of the Ryder Cup this week overcame early difficulties to go on to host a number of major tournaments.


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On Golf: ‘Brexit’ Places the Unity of Europe’s Ryder Cup Team in Doubt

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:18:14 GMT

Darren Clarke in 2011. Clarke, the nonplaying captain of the European team for this year’s Ryder Cup, is British, as are seven of Europe’s 12 players.After Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, protocol changes and a shift in public perception may be in the offing. But some see it as a non-issue for the event.


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Sports of The Times: Are You Ready for Some Football … and Riot Gear and Pepper Spray?

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:03:35 GMT

The National Guard was at Bank of America Stadium for the Panthers’ game against the Vikings on Sunday.The fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., brought a different tenor to the Carolina Panthers’ game.


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On College Football: Stanford’s Flawless Finish Masks Its Need for a Quarterback

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:47:42 GMT

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey, right, had 165 all-purpose yards against Cameron Judge and U.C.L.A., but until late in the game, the Cardinal had to settle for three field goals.Ryan Burns led a Cardinal comeback against U.C.L.A. on Saturday, but their offense is having some trouble, which could derail their championship hopes.


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The Deflategate Scientists Unlock Their Lab

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:00:40 GMT

Engineers at Exponent were tasked with studying the air pressure of footballs at its test complex in Phoenix in the aftermath of the N.F.L.’s Deflategate scandal.The researchers whose work led to Tom Brady’s suspension have never spoken publicly. Now they’re eager to say they were right, no matter what Patriots fans believe.


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Home Teams Are Israeli, but Turf Is in West Bank

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:02:18 GMT

The Beitar Ironi Maale Adumim youth soccer team played Ironi Modiin, in white, on Friday in Maale Adumim in the West Bank.Palestinians are asking soccer’s governing body, FIFA, to bar clubs run by Jewish settlers from using fields in occupied territory.


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Walter L. Bush Jr., Longtime Hockey Executive, Dies at 86

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:05:50 GMT

Walter L. Bush Jr. pushed for the addition of women’s hockey to the Olympic Games.Mr. Bush was the president of U.S.A. Hockey from 1986 to 2003, and he was also a founder of the Minnesota North Stars franchise in the N.H.L.


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Ed Temple, Track Coach Who Produced Olympians and National Titles, Dies at 89

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:23:02 GMT

Ed Temple with, from left, Carla Mims, Edith McGuire, Vivian Brown and Wyomia Tyus at the women’s Olympic track and field tryouts on Randalls Island in New York City in 1964.Temple, who coached at Tennessee State University from 1950 to 1993, mentored female runners who won 23 Olympic medals and 34 national titles.


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Sporting: Adventures on the China Golf Tour

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:47:31 GMT

Zhou Xunshu at Guangzhou International Golf Club in China in the mid-1990s.The sport proved to be a wonderful window to view modern China and its contradictions.


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On Soccer: With Wayne Rooney Benched, Manchester United Looks Sharp Once Again

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:26:06 GMT

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United’s captain, preparing to enter as a substitute in Saturday’s match against Leicester City. Rooney was surprisingly not included in the starting lineup.In what may foretell a new stage of the career of Rooney, United’s captain, the team rolled past Leicester City, 4-1, without him in the starting lineup.


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If the 18th Hole Isn’t Made for TV, Make It the 9th

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:59:37 GMT

Henrik Stenson playing the traditional ninth hole at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta during the 2013 Tour Championship. For this year’s event it is the 18th hole, and organizers hope it will provide more end-of-round scoring drama because it is a par 5.The PGA Tour has flipped the front and back nines at East Lake Golf Club for the Tour Championship, while the last five holes of each nine at Hazeltine will be swapped for the Ryder Cup.


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Forget the Cubs. Somerset’s Title Drought in Cricket Is 126 Years and Counting.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:30:10 GMT

Somerset fans watching the deciding game on Friday between Middlesex and Yorkshire, which Middlesex won by 61 runs to clinch the title by 8 points over Somerset.Middlesex won the County Championship title on Friday by 8 points, but Somerset came tantalizingly close.


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Keeping Score: Baseball Is Having a Power Surge, but Nobody Knows Why

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:14:37 GMT

At age 40, in what he says is his final season, David Ortiz continues to provide a lot of power in the Boston Red Sox lineup.Explanations for the sudden rise in home runs include doping and a shift in strategy.


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Nike Tosses Its Golf Clubs. (Shirts to Stay On.)

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:45:50 GMT

Tiger Woods at the 2009 P.G.A. Championship. The sports world associates Woods with Nike and golf.Because of unsatisfactory sales, the company will shut down production of golf clubs and balls, but it will continue to produce its popular golf apparel.


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Sports of The Times: Good Bat? Cannon Arm? Jewish? Sign Him Up!

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:32:53 GMT

Peter Kurz, right, president of the Israel Association of Baseball, with Syed Fakhar Shah, the Pakistani team’s manager. Team Israel is in Brooklyn for the World Baseball Classic qualifiers.Players with a Jewish parent or grandparent are eligible for Israeli citizenship, which means they can play for the Israeli team at the World Baseball Classic qualifiers.


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An English Soccer Club Turns Fantasy Sports Into Reality

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:44 GMT

United London F.C., pictured on Saturday at halftime, claims to be the world’s only managerless club.United London F.C., which plays in the 12th tier of England’s soccer pyramid, has no manager, instead letting its fans set the team’s lineup each week.


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Private Coaches Proliferate in Hockey’s Elite Ranks

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:53:40 GMT

Adam Oates coaching the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League in 2012. He is now a skills consultant for N.H.L. players like Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise.Skills consultants are trusted by N.H.L. players, but their strategies may end up being at odds with the wishes of team coaches.


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