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Today โ€” July 12th 2020Sport

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

By Andrew Knoll

The approval cements the league’s plan to begin an expanded playoff tournament in August, and ensures labor peace at least through 2026.

Yesterday โ€” July 11th 2020Sport

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

By Rory Smith, Elian Peltier and Mark A. Walsh

A towering defender, he won the World Cup with his home country in 1966 and went on to coach the Irish national team to memorable runs in 1990 and 1994.

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

By Kurt Streeter

Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis never wavered in his decision to play in baseball’s truncated season. Now he’s just got to get used to wearing a mask and not spitting.

Week In Sports: Ivy League Schools Cancel Fall Sports Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

NPR's Scott Simon and ESPN's Howard Bryant discuss the week's top sports stories, including the Ivy League calling off their season because of the pandemic.

  • July 11th 2020 at 13:54

The Racial Justice Reckoning Over Sports Team Names Is Spreading

By Frank Morris
Fans sit in the stands before the start of a game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in 2019 in Landover, Md. The Redskins, and other teams, are reviewing their names.

In the wake of George Floyd's killing, Confederate monuments have fallen, food companies have scrubbed racist imagery from labels, and now, pro sports teams names are under fresh review.

(Image credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

  • July 11th 2020 at 13:00

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

By Matthew Futterman

2020 was supposed to be a farewell tour for Bob and Mike Bryan, the incomparable tennis twins, who have long been the darlings of doubles. Then coronavirus canceled it. Will they try again?

Running Past an Olympic Dream

By Scott Cacciola

When Kyle Merber’s plans to reach the Tokyo Games were derailed by the pandemic, he realized how much the singular pursuit had been holding him back.

Meet 'Spot' and 'Pepper': Baseball's robot fans

Say hello to "Spot" and "Pepper." They're big baseball fans who never stop moving and never get tired of singing for the Fukuoko SoftBank Hawks.

  • July 10th 2020 at 18:26

Thierry Henry kneels during match to honor George Floyd

As one of only two Black managers in Major League Soccer (MLS), Montreal Impact's Thierry Henry used his platform to make a powerful statement by taking a knee for nearly nine minutes of last night's game with the New England Revolution.

  • July 10th 2020 at 14:09

PSG handed huge boost on potential path to final

It has been four months since a ball was last kicked in the Champions League, but now finally all the fixtures are confirmed for the remainder of the competition.

  • July 10th 2020 at 13:57

How Portugal lost Ronaldo and learned to 'suffer'

As qualification for Euro 2016 got underway, few would have earmarked Portugal -- a nation rarely short of footballing talent but with no major trophies to show for it -- as the tournament's eventual champion.

  • July 10th 2020 at 12:48

WNBA has come too far to be silenced by Kelly Loeffler

Roxanne Jones recalls covering the launch of the WNBA and says that illustrious history, populated by the pioneers of women's professional basketball, laid the groundwork for the leadership the league is now showing on social justice issues.

  • July 10th 2020 at 05:48

British athlete calls for 'rigorous' investigation into handcuffing incident

British sprinter Bianca Williams says she hopes an investigation that has been launched into a controversial handcuffing incident involving herself and her partner will be "rigorous."

  • July 10th 2020 at 01:59

Bullish Fernando Alonso targets third F1 world title

Fernando Alonso does not do things by halves. Less than two years after bidding farewell to Formula 1, but always leaving the door open for a return, the two-time world champion confirmed on Wednesday that he is to make a stunning comeback with Renault next year.

  • July 9th 2020 at 17:51

'I absolutely experienced racism in and out of tennis,' says former Wimbledon finalist

MaliVai Washington is a "little sad." That's because he holds a 24-year record that he never expected to possess for so long -- he's the last African American to reach a grand slam final.

  • July 9th 2020 at 16:52

'There's not enough Black people' in golf, says Westwood

Former world No. 1 golfer Lee Westwood says golf has some work to do in addressing issues of diversity within the sport and that it's "dominated by White people."

  • July 9th 2020 at 15:44

Liverpool breaks yet another record in remarkable season

Liverpool may have already won its first league title in 30 years but its incredible season just keeps rolling on.

  • July 9th 2020 at 12:32

Two-time world champion snowboarder dies in spearfishing accident

Two-time world champion snowboarder Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin has died while spearfishing in his native Australia.

  • July 8th 2020 at 14:09
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