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For Sports Halted at the Outbreak’s Onset, Loans Saved Staff

Tom Brady’s company got one. Mayweather Promotions, the advertising agency founded by the boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, did too. And the Los Angeles Lakers, the eighth-richest sports franchise in the…

Collin Morikawa Is Near-Perfect to Beat Justin Thomas in Playoff

DUBLIN, Ohio — Collin Morikawa never looked like a winner at the Workday Charity Open until he tapped in for par on the third playoff hole, capping off a wild…

Two Ex-Players Sue N.F.L. and Union Over Cuts in Disability Payments

Two former N.F.L. players have sued the league, the players’ union and the medical board those institutions jointly control for agreeing to reduce the disability payments they received for life…

ESPN Suspends N.B.A. Reporter for Vulgar Reply to Senator

ESPN’s most prominent basketball reporter has been suspended for a two-word vulgar email reply to the office of a United States senator on Friday morning in response to the senator’s…

‘We Didn’t Want to Sit Idle’: A Rush to Meet Pro Sports’ Testing Needs

In early March, as the coronavirus was spreading across the United States and testing capacity was already a problem, Bill Phillips had an idea. Phillips is the chief operating officer…

N.H.L. Owners and Players Approve New C.B.A. and Return-to-Play Plan

The N.H.L.’s owners and players union announced on Friday that they had officially approved a new labor agreement that will last through 2026 and, more immediately, will allow them to…

Jack Charlton, Soccer Hero in England and Ireland, Dies at 85

LEEDS, England — Jack Charlton, a soccer star who was a central part of the England team that lifted the World Cup on home soil in 1966 and who would…

Even as Covid-19 Looms, an M.L.B. Rookie Is Ready to Play

Along with the rest of the world, athletes have had their careers upended by the coronavirus pandemic. They are giving The New York Times an intimate look at their journeys…

The Bryan Brothers Were Ready to Call It Quits. Now They Might Need One Last Hug.

Bob and Mike Bryan had a really good plan. One last whirl around the world for this unmatched identical twin doubles team. Collect some prize money, doff their caps in…

Running Past an Olympic Dream

On an overcast morning in late March, a few days after the International Olympic Committee announced it was postponing the 2020 Tokyo Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kyle Merber…