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Yesterday β€” December 5th 2019NYT Sports

Lawsuit Against Luke Walton Is Dropped

By Victor Mather

The Sacramento Kings coach had been accused of sexual assault.

Hong Kong Horses Ready for All-Comers in Hong Kong Races

By Amanda Duckworth

While there will be stiff competition from around the world, the locals are making more of an impression.

The Cowboys Look for Their Offense Against the Bears

By Benjamin Hoffman

Dallas is in a rut, and Chicago’s defense is hardly a pushover. Could an upset be brewing on Thursday night?

Frankie Dettori Deeply Knows His Horses

By Tom Pedulla

The jockey, who has won race after race in a long career, says you have to know “what makes them tick.”

For William Nader, a Lifetime With Horse Racing

By Tom Pedulla

He got his start at his hometown track and now is an executive with the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Football Is Dying in Ohio. A Coach in This County Made It Thrive.

By Joe Drape

Demographics suggest football should be dying in Mercer County. Instead it’s booming and producing state champions.

Did FIFA Accidentally Confirm a World Cup Bribery Scandal?

By Tariq Panja

Qatar has for years been dogged by accusations that a corrupt vote delivered the 2022 World Cup. Now, world soccer’s governing body may have inadvertently supported those claims.

Working at Equinox: β€˜It’s Very Hunger Games’

By David Yaffe-Bellany

Working for the high-end gym chain seems glamorous, but for many trainers the schedule is unforgiving, the pay low and the turnover high.

Steve Cohen in Talks to Buy Majority of Mets From Wilpons

By Kevin Draper, Emily Flitter, Danielle Allentuck and Kate Kelly

The deal with Mr. Cohen, a billionaire hedge fund manager, would represent a significant change in the New York sports landscape.

Baseball Free Agency: Power Starts Shifting Back to Players

By Tyler Kepner

Two big deals were reached on Wednesday, part of a pattern that suggested a substantial change from the quiet market of recent winters.

How the Devils’ Season Went Wrong

By Dave Caldwell

Blown leads, low scoring, goaltending woes and unmet expectations led to the firing of Coach John Hynes.

Before yesterdayNYT Sports

Wilpons in Talks to Sell Majority of Mets to Steve Cohen

By Kevin Draper

The deal with Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund manager, would keep Fred Wilpon, the controlling owner, and Jeff Wilpon, the chief operating officer, in their positions for five years.

Adam Sandler Is Betting the N.B.A. (and Knicks) Can Take a Joke

By Harvey Araton

A new movie uses an N.B.A. playoff as the backdrop for Sandler’s gambling character, a mix the league once would have run from.

James Harden Dunked It. Ruling: No Basket.

By Victor Mather

The Rockets are up in arms about a dubious call in a loss to the Spurs.

The Best N.F.L. Trade of the Season? Look to Pittsburgh

By Ben Shpigel

After forcing his way out of Miami, Minkah Fitzpatrick has powered the Steelers’ surprising surge into contention.

Yes, Luis Scola Is Still Playing (Now in Milan)

By Marc Stein

This week’s newsletter catches up with Luis Scola, 39, to talk about how the N.B.A. has changed since he left two years ago and about his surprising World Cup silver medal as part of Argentina’s team.

Edwina Tops-Alexander Knows It’s Not All About Her

By Hannah Wulkan

She is one of the most successful show jumpers in the world, but she says 70 percent of her sport is the horse.

Pony Show Jumpers Deliver Big Thrills

By Lisa Cowan

The Longines Masters of Paris will feature a new pony class this year. Some of the top riders in the sport got their start on the little horses.