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N.F.L. Anthem Policy Bound to Please Only the N.F.L.

N.F.L. Anthem Policy Bound to Please Only the N.F.L.

Under the N.F.L.’s new national anthem policy, protests like this one by members of the San Francisco 49ers will result in a fine for the team, and potentially arbitrary discipline for the players.

How Giancarlo Stanton Let Go of ‘Mike’ and Embraced Who He Is

How Giancarlo Stanton Let Go of ‘Mike’ and Embraced Who He Is

Giancarlo Stanton made an instant splash with the Yankees, hitting two home runs in the season opener on Thursday in Toronto. The home opener is Monday.

A Relative Wages Jack Johnson’s Biggest Fight: To Clear His Name

A Relative Wages Jack Johnson’s Biggest Fight: To Clear His Name

Linda Haywood, the great great niece of the boxer Jack Johnson, who in 1908 became the first African-American heavyweight champion, has tried to clear his name from a racially charged conviction, long before President Trump tweeted about it.

Alex Ovechkin Carries Capitals Past Blue Jackets and Into Second Round

Alex Ovechkin Carries Capitals Past Blue Jackets and Into Second Round

Alex Ovechkin, right, after his second goal of the game on Monday.

Cavaliers Dealing Isaiah Thomas to Lakers and Dwyane Wade to Heat in Radical Restructuring

Cavaliers Dealing Isaiah Thomas to Lakers and Dwyane Wade to Heat in Radical Restructuring

The Cleveland Cavaliers are trading Isaiah Thomas to the Lakers amid reported locker room tension.

N.B.A. Coaches Pick Dwane Casey for Coach of the Year; Brad Stevens Gets No Votes

N.B.A. Coaches Pick Dwane Casey for Coach of the Year; Brad Stevens Gets No Votes

Dwane Casey of the Toronto Raptors will be named the National Basketball Coaches Association’s coach of the year on Wednesday. He is also a front-runner for the N.B.A.’s coach of the year.

Scott Hamilton Was Demoted as an Olympic Broadcaster. Don’t Feel Sorry for Him.

Scott Hamilton Was Demoted as an Olympic Broadcaster. Don’t Feel Sorry for Him.

Scott Hamilton at the Olympic figure skating arena in Gangneung, South Korea. After he learned that he would no longer be on NBC’s main broadcasting crew, he said, “there was a sadness for about 10 minutes.”

Robinson Cano Suspended 80 Games for Positive Drug Test

Robinson Cano Suspended 80 Games for Positive Drug Test

Seattle's Robinson Cano hitting against the Indians on March 31.

How a Tennis Minicamp Turned Around John Isner’s Year

How a Tennis Minicamp Turned Around John Isner’s Year

John Isner will enter the United States Open seeded 11th, seeking to convert a run at Wimbledon into success in New York.

The Era of Streaming Niche Sports Dawns

The Era of Streaming Niche Sports Dawns

The World Armwrestling League is one of a growing number of niche sports organizations that believe they can become profitable streaming their competitions.

Rafael Nadal Extends His Reign With an 11th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal Extends His Reign With an 11th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal became only the second person to win 11 singles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament.

America’s Next Great Running Hope, and One of the Cruelest Twists in Youth Sports

America’s Next Great Running Hope, and One of the Cruelest Twists in Youth Sports

At track meets, Katelyn Tuohy, second from right, never seems to stop moving.

A Source of Fleury’s Success in Las Vegas? His New Goaltending Coach

A Source of Fleury’s Success in Las Vegas? His New Goaltending Coach

Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has a 1.53 goals-against average in 10 playoff games, along with a .951 save percentage, leading the N.H.L. in both categories.

From Princeton and the Padres to M.L.B. Headquarters

From Princeton and the Padres to M.L.B. Headquarters

Chris Young, who was suspended after throwing a punch at the Cubs' Derrek Lee in 2007, now has a job in the commissioner's office that requires him to deal with discipline issues, among other things. Young said he regretted the punch, especially "now that my kids are old enough to Google that."

Shut Out in 2014, U.S. Speedskaters Modify Their Suits, Their Training and Their Expectations

Shut Out in 2014, U.S. Speedskaters Modify Their Suits, Their Training and Their Expectations

Joey Mantia in the new Under Armour suit that United States speedskaters will wear at the Pyeongchang Games.

Spanish Soccer Players Threaten to Block Match in U.S.

Spanish Soccer Players Threaten to Block Match in U.S.

Real Madrid opened its season against Getafe on Sunday in front of 48,446 spectators, its smallest home crowd in almost a decade.


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