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After Unsteady Steps to Punish Domestic Violence, N.F.L. Faces Scrutiny Again

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:25:23 GMT

The N.F.L. indefinitely suspended Giants kicker Josh Brown after the release of documents that mention abuse of his ex-wife.A six-game suspension was introduced after the Ray Rice case, but several players, including Giants kicker Josh Brown, have avoided punishment of that length.

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Sports of The Times: N.F.L. Shows It Doesn’t Really Care About Domestic Violence

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:05:55 GMT

Giants kicker Josh Brown was charged in 2015 with assaulting his wife. The N.F.L. suspended him for one game, but has now reopened its investigation.In the case of Giants kicker Josh Brown, the league has showed that it hasn’t learned much since its mishandling of the Ray Rice case.

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Trade Sports Cards? He Paints Them

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:13:38 GMT

Jonas Wood, whose show of portraits at the Anton Kern Gallery in Chelsea runs through Oct. 29, finds inspiration in the unlikeliest corners of the sports world.

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On Baseball: Cubs Are Hitting, Winning and Defying the Ghosts

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:33:46 GMT

Addison Russell of the Cubs was safe at first after Pedro Baez bobbled the ball on Thursday night.The Cubs have not reached the World Series since 1945, with Phil Cavarretta and Stan Hack and Harry (Peanuts) Lowrey. One more win and they will be there again.

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Sports Business: N.F.L. Stadium in Vegas Is About an Ego Boost, Not an Economic One

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:37:59 GMT

The Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis spoke with fans on Monday after Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada signed a bill into law that clears the way for a football stadium in Las Vegas.Rarely has the economic rationale for a taxpayer-funded stadium been as flimsy as it is in Las Vegas’s case — and never has the subsidy been as high.

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More Coveted Than a Sack? A Jersey With a Single Digit

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:22:15 GMT

Virginia defensive tackle Donte Wilkins desperately wanted No. 1. “It’s like a big boy’s dream to get to wear the small number,” he said.Turn on any college football game and it’s a safe bet that many of the best players will be wearing uniforms with low numbers, which have become a status symbol.

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Formula One’s Blue Flags Leave Some Seeing Red

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:38:13 GMT

Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari in action behind Pascal Wehrlein of Manor Racing during the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, two weeks ago.A racing rule aimed at making lapped racecars move aside to allow faster ones to pass has pitted the richer teams against the poorer ones.

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With Serena Williams Out, WTA Finals Offer Peek at the Future

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:01:16 GMT

Serena Williams during her loss in the United States Open semifinals last month. On Monday, she said she would miss the WTA Finals.Williams, who has a shoulder injury, is missing the event for the second straight year, providing a preview of what tennis might look like when she retires.

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N.F.L. Schedule: Here’s Who We Think Will Win in Week 7

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:53:28 GMT

Quarterback Carson Palmer, left, and running back David Johnson will lead the Cardinals into a key N.F.C. West matchup with the Seahawks on Sunday night.The Seahawks look to bury the Cardinals in the N.F.C. West; the Steelers face the Patriots without Ben Roethlisberger. Here’s what to expect.

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Sporting: Fly Fishing and the Art of Criminal Defense

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:48:47 GMT

Sometimes, a lawyer has to rely on other skills.

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Atlantic Coast Conference Chips Away at SEC’s Dominance

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:14:56 GMT

Louisville’s Lamar Jackson (8) and a stable of talented Atlantic Coast Conference quarterbacks have been bolstered by improving defenses around the league.With improving defenses and an offense-first mentality featuring a stable of talented quarterbacks, the A.C.C.’s strength, top to bottom, has been upgraded.

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Yasiel Puig Has Cooled Down, but Dodgers Fans Don’t Seem to Care

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:29:07 GMT

Yasiel Puig, cheered on in Game 4 against the Cubs in Los Angeles, may be in his final season as a Dodger.Puig’s hitting has faltered significantly in the past two seasons, but he still holds a unique appeal in Los Angeles.

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Keeping Score: Remember the Past, Cubs, but Avoid Repeating It

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:55:11 GMT

The Chicago Cubs watched their pennant hopes slip away to the San Diego Padres in 1984.The Cubs need one more win to advance to the World Series, but the writer has seen it all before.

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W.N.B.A. Admits Officials Made Critical Error Late in Game 5 of Finals

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:18:58 GMT

The Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike, left, made the game-winning shot over Lynx defender Sylvia Fowles with 3.1 seconds left, but her basket with 1:14 remaining should not have counted because of an expired shot clock.Officials missed a shot clock violation by the Sparks with 1:14 left in the deciding Game 5 Thursday, when Los Angeles beat the Minnesota Lynx, 77-76.

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Over-Under Prediction: Oregon and Cal Will Light Up Scoreboard

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:58:13 GMT

Oregon wide receiver Dwayne Stanford was hoisted after scoring on Virginia in September.The over/under for the Oregon-California football game, 89½, is the highest known total since 1980.

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Cubs 8, Dodgers 4 | Chicago leads series, 3-2: Jon Lester, Unfazed by Antics, Brings Chicago Cubs to Cusp of World Series

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:36:45 GMT

The Cubs’ Addison Russell hitting a two-run home run off Dodgers reliever Joe Blanton in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.The Los Angeles Dodgers tried to distract Lester on the basepaths, but he threw seven innings of one-run ball as Chicago took a three-games-to-two lead in the N.L.C.S.

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Wanted: Women to Coach Female Tennis Players

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:01:16 GMT

The coach Nicole Pratt, right, with Storm Sanders, left, and Viktorija Rajicic after a doubles loss in the first round of the Australian Open in 2013.All but three of the top 50 players on the WTA Tour are coached by men. The issue is complex, but some see a generational shift on the way.

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Asian Tennis Seeks a Homegrown Star

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:01:16 GMT

Naomi Osaka, serving at the Australian Open in January, is in position to make a big move both competitively and commercially in Japan. She just turned 19 and is No. 40 in the WTA rankings.Although Sania Mirza has again qualified for the WTA Finals in doubles, what the event really needs to generate regional buzz is a true women’s singles star from Asia, like Li Na.

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Sparks 77, Lynx 76 | Los Angeles wins series, 3-2: With 3.1 Seconds Left, Los Angeles Sparks Seize W.N.B.A. Title

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:46:53 GMT

Candace Parker, left, with Nneka Ogwumike, whose late shot lifted the Sparks to the W.N.B.A. title.Nneka Ogwumike hit a short jumper to lift the Sparks past the Minnesota Lynx. It was the first title for Candace Parker, who finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds.

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