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The Most Dominant American Basketball Team? The Olympic Women

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:23:27 -0500

The United States women’s national basketball team has won five straight gold medals. Coach Geno Auriemma says this year’s edition may be the best yet.



Let LeBron James and Others Bail From Rio. These Women? Not a Chance.

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 21:12:15 -0500

It is time to focus on the folks going to Rio without fear or complaint — like Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, who hope to win their fourth gold with the United States women’s basketball team.



Letters to the Editor

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:58:59 -0500

Readers sound off on the latest headlines in Sports.



Quiet Protest Helped Tina Charles Find the Voice of Her Conscience

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:12:22 -0500

Charles has dominated the W.N.B.A. with her play and has found a platform to address social issues, particularly gun violence.



Aroldis Chapman Has a Bumpy Introduction With the Cubs

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:34:40 -0500

Chapman said during a news conference that he couldn’t remember the details of a phone call with management that laid out expectations for off-the-field behavior.



Carmelo Anthony and Michael Jordan Address Social Issues With Differing Approaches

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:46:13 -0500

Anthony hosted a community forum with local youth and police officers, while Jordan said in a statement that he was “deeply troubled” by recent violence.



W.N.B.A. Rescinds Fines for Players’ Pregame Activism

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:37:19 -0500

Three teams had been fined $5,000 and players had been fined $500 each for wearing black warm-up shirts in response to recent shootings involving the police.



Letters to the Editor

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:15:53 -0500

Readers sound off on the latest headlines in Sports.



Argentina’s Luis Scola Adds Olympic Flag-Bearer to his Résumé

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:32:13 -0500

Scola, who won a men’s basketball gold medal with Argentina in 2004, will carry the country’s flag during the opening ceremony.



For Michael Jordan, a Chance to Speak Up (for Once)

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:17:51 -0500

As a franchise owner, Jordan has broken barriers. But in the wake of North Carolina’s “bathroom law,” perhaps it’s time for him to break free of his corporate cautiousness.