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After Doping Scandal, Russia Hacked the Olympics, U.S. and Britain Say

LONDON — After the unmasking of its state-orchestrated doping program turned it into a sporting pariah, Russia hardly quietly accepted its punishment. Angered and humiliated, it has fought, so far…

Did Bayern Complete Its Rebuild While No One Noticed?

Hansi Flick did not see the parallel. This spring, like millions of others, he found himself absorbed by “The Last Dance,” the story of how, seven years after their first…

What to Expect From the Dodgers and Rays in World Series Game 1

Madness was expected during this postseason. Instead of the usual 10, 16 teams were included in a new playoff format cooked up for this coronavirus-altered season, and each of them…

Hockey Broadcaster Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Retires

When the N.H.L. begins its next season, absent for the first time in four decades will be the man perhaps more associated with the league than any player, coach or…

World Series Preview: A Clash of Coasts and Contrasts

ARLINGTON, Texas — The shortest and strangest season in Major League Baseball history will finish with a clash of coasts and contrasts. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay…

The Bills Won the Stefon Diggs Trade. Right?

People do not like ties. They want to win, and they want others to lose. It’s a maxim that has kicked around for years, but may have been best said…

Washington, Houston and Philadelphia Had Their Games Decided by Failed 2-Point Conversions

Touchdowns win football games. Turnovers win football games. Dominating the line of scrimmage wins football games. But sometimes it’s 2-point conversions that win (or lose) football games. Sunday wasn’t the…

Tampa Bay’s Defense Leads Team to Win Over Green Bay

So maybe — maybe, maybe, maybe — this is how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ thrust into N.F.C. contention begins. Maybe it begins with some anticipatory mastery, with a cornerback intercepting…

What We Learned From Week 6 of the NFL Season

It was not the day many people expected. The Broncos, the Falcons and the Bears all pulled off upsets on the road. The Buccaneers made easy work of the Packers,…

‘They Just Get It’: How Women in M.L.B. Found Support in a Group Text

When Alyssa Nakken in July became the first woman in major league history to coach on the field, it was big news in the baseball world. But it was a…