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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:49:51 GMTCoach 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:56:55 GMTPakistani 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:14:08 GMTIn 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:46:39 GMTThe 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:28:03 GMTMarlins 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:34:44 GMTMiami 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:31:58 GMTYoenis 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:08:37 GMTThe 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:22:21 GMTDavid 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:31:23 GMTRepresentative 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.”
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:31:33 GMTEric 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:04:37 GMTChris 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:37:52 GMTDerrick 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:37:54 GMTArnold Palmer in Ryder Cup play in 1967.His Ryder Cup record in six appearances as a player was 22-8-2.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:44:51 GMTPalmer 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:33:26 GMTArnold 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:56:12 GMTHe was the charismatic face of professional golf and one of its dominant players.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:22:12 GMTArnold 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:16 GMTArnold 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:53:08 GMTCowboys 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:39:22 GMTShane 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.”
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:47:54 GMTJets 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:09:24 GMTPlayers 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:29:53 GMTThe 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:20:40 GMTChiefs 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:50:11 GMTRobert 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:11:01 GMTMarlins 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:19:34 GMTJose 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:22:46 GMTDanny 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:21:58 GMTY.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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:18:14 GMTDarren 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:03:35 GMTThe 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:47:42 GMTStanford’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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:00:40 GMTEngineers 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:02:18 GMTThe 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:05:50 GMTWalter 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:23:02 GMTEd 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:47:31 GMTZhou 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:26:06 GMTWayne 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:59:37 GMTHenrik 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:30:10 GMTSomerset 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.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:14:37 GMTAt 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:45:50 GMTTiger 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:32:53 GMTPeter 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.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:44 GMTUnited 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.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:53:40 GMTAdam 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.