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N.C.A.A. Opens Investigation of Michigan State Over Nassar Case

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:06:39 GMT

Lawrence G. Nassar, a former doctor with Michigan State and U.S.A. Gymnastics, in court on Tuesday.The N.C.A.A. said it was requesting information from the university about potential rules violations in its handling of Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, who worked at the school.

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Victims in Larry Nassar Abuse Case Find a Fierce Advocate: The Judge

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:17:16 GMT

Judge Aquilina rejected a request from Dr. Nassar, foreground, to curtail the testimony of more than 100 of his victims during his sentencing hearing.For more than a week, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has cleared her docket to let more than 100 young athletes make statements about Dr. Nassar, accused of sexually abusing them.

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Keeping Score: LeBron James Celebrates 30,000th Point and Then He Scores It

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 04:45:39 GMT

LeBron James briefly celebrated on the court after sinking a 19-footer that gave him 30,001 points for his career.James was so confident that he would score the 7 points he needed to reach the mark that he congratulated himself on Instagram hours before Tuesday night’s game.

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Serena Williams Will Play With U.S. Fed Cup Team in February

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:32:54 GMT

Serena Williams has not played a competitive tennis match since January 2017, when she won the Australian Open title.Williams, who has sat out of competitive tennis for nearly a year to give birth to her daughter, will be joined by her sister, Venus, on the team.

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On Baseball: Chipper Jones Will Get Into the Hall of Fame. So Why Not Gary Sheffield?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:56:10 GMT

Chipper Jones made Atlanta Braves fans very happy many times over two decades. He’s expected to be voted into the Hall of Fame this week.A breakdown of the players who are showing up 10th on Hall of Fame voters’ ballots. (Kent, McGriff, Sosa, Vizquel ….)

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A Leg Injury Takes Rafael Nadal Out of the Australian Open

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 04:34:36 GMT

Rafael Nadal grimacing during his quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic. He was forced to retire with a leg injury in the fifth set.Nadal, the No. 1 seed, retired down 0-2 in the fifth set of his quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic because of an injury to his right leg.

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Giants Hire Pat Shurmur in Hopes of Revitalizing Struggling Team

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:13:43 GMT

Pat Shurmur was officially announced as the Giants’ new head coach on Monday, a day after the Minnesota Vikings, where he was the offensive coordinator, were eliminated from the playoffs.A former head coach, Shurmur found success as an offensive coordinator in Minnesota, leading the Vikings to the N.F.C. championship game.

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For Tennys Sandgren, Success Brings Scrutiny of His Political Views

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 04:46:04 GMT

Tennys Sandgren celebrating his victory over fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem on Monday. Sandgren advanced to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.Sandgren’s run at the Australian Open has drawn attention to social media activity that seemed to support alt-right ideas. He deleted his tweets Tuesday for “a cleaner start.”

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Existential Hell of This Year’s Super Bowl

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:00:14 GMT

Tom Brady, of the New England Patriots, on Sunday.It’s the Patriots — again — and a metaphor for Trump’s America.

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New York Legislator Renews Effort to Bar Tackle Football for Children

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:00:25 GMT

With research increasingly showing long-term cognitive problems linked to hits to the head, Pop Warner, one of the largest youth football leagues in the country, has changed some rules.The bill is a long-shot attempt by a state assemblyman who says he is responding to science that links football to long-term brain trauma.

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Australian Open: Chung Secures Semifinal Spot in Win Over Sandgren

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:45:52 GMT

Hyeon Chung beat Tennys Sandgren, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3, on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first South Korean man to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam singles tournament.Hyeon Chung became the first South Korean man to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam singles tournament, beating Tennys Sandgren, who had some angry words for the media after the match.

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Cricket Australia Picks an Indigenous Player and Searches for More

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:01:29 GMT

D’Arcy Short was selected by Australian cricket officials for a set of Twenty20 matches, making him one of only a handful of cricketers with indigenous heritage who will have represented Australia in international competition.In a nation with a history of excluding indigenous people, the selection of D’Arcy Short selection for a set of Twenty20 internationals was a powerful symbol of change.

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Australian Open: Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep Advance to Semifinals

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:09:31 GMT

Angelique Kerber continued her hot start to 2018, winning her 10th straight official match with a rout of Madison Keys.Kerber demolished the American Madison Keys in 51 minutes, and Halep overcame early trouble to beat Karolina Pliskova in straight sets.

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Opinion: U.S.A. Gymnastics Still Values Medals More Than Girls

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:27:43 GMT

Members of the United States’ women’s gymnastics team at the Olympics in 2012. Four of the five have said they were abused by Larry Nassar.Corporations like AT&T are doing more to reckon with the abuse than the sport’s governing body.

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Jeff Wilpon Makes Rare Appearance to Defend Mets’ Spending

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:04:25 GMT

Jeff Wilpon at a news conference at Citi Field last week, when the team welcomed back outfielder Jay Bruce after signing him to a three-year contract worth $39 million.Wilpon, an owner of the Mets and their chief operating officer, brushed aside complaints from some fans that the team’s payroll was not high enough.

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Mischa Zverev Is Fined After First-Round Retirement

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:55:38 GMT

Mischa Zverev was the only man or woman to retire from a first-round singles match at the Australian Open. He said he had a fever the day of the match.Under a new rule intended to curb retirements because of pre-existing ailments, players can be penalized performing “below professional standards.”

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Early Betting Favors Underdog Eagles in Super Bowl

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:04:29 GMT

Nick Foles, the backup quarterback, has carried the Eagles through the playoffs.Do you like the Eagles? Here are some reasons to feel confident.

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