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Today β€” July 12th 2020NYT Sports

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 β€” July 11th 2020NYT Sports

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.

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.

FedEx Made a Demand Dan Snyder Couldn’t Afford to Dismiss

By Ken Belson and Kevin Draper

Long a defiant defender of his team’s name, the owner of the Washington football team changed course in short order after FedEx sent a letter threatening to withdraw its sponsorship.

Everton Weekes, Cricket Star and Racial Pioneer, Is Dead at 95

By Huw Richards

Along with his fellow Barbados batsmen Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott — together they were “the three Ws” — he broke the sport’s longstanding color barrier.

Before yesterdayNYT Sports

Turkish Soccer Has Lost Its Way

By Rory Smith

Tottenham and Arsenal are clinging to their status as members of the Premier League’s Big Six. The pandemic may loosen their grip for good.

For Sale: A Team With a Colorful Financial History

By Victor Mather

The Mets are up for auction, with Steve Cohen again being mentioned as a front-runner to buy the team.

In Turkey's Soccer League, the Super Lig's Giants Face a Reckoning

By Rory Smith

Turkish soccer, hobbled by fallen giants and rife with conspiracy theories, can no longer match Europe’s powerhouses. Fixing its problems will require the one trait no one seems to have.

Tennis Tours Hope to Salvage Their Seasons. It’s Not Getting Easier.

By Christopher Clarey

Both the ATP Tour and the WTA are set to resume play in August, but travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines may pose roadblocks.

New Jersey Devils Hire Lindy Ruff as Coach

By Dave Caldwell

After an organizational demolition this winter, the Devils tabbed Ruff and made interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald’s role permanent.

A W.N.B.A. Owner Clashes With Players on Protests

By Sopan Deb

Kelly Loeffler, who is also campaigning for a Senate seat in Georgia, opposes the league’s plan to allow players to wear jerseys in support of the movement.

Big Ten Will Play Fall Sports Only Within Conference, if at All

By Gillian R. Brassil and Alan Blinder

The league’s football teams had been scheduled to participate in some of the most highly anticipated nonconference games of the 2020 season.

β€˜I Just Cost Myself 250 Grand.’

By Bill Pennington

Missing a short putt worth hundreds of thousands of dollars is a golfer’s nightmare, but PGA Tour veterans have ways of psyching themselves up to try anyway.

Game Time Beer? For M.L.S., Make That a Kickoff Cappuccino

By Andrew Keh

Bed head, morning breath, fatigue. The 9 a.m. kickoffs for Major League Soccer games restarting this week could be one of the bigger challenges for players taking the field.

South Korean Triathlete’s Suicide Exposes Team’s Culture of Abuse

By Choe Sang-Hun

After Choi Suk-hyeon’s death, her family released secret audio recordings that depict the physical and psychological abuse she appeared to suffer at the hands of her team’s doctor and coach.