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Today β€” January 22nd 2020NYT Sports

Kansas and Kansas State Brawl in a Blowout

By Victor Mather

There is discipline expected for a fracas that spilled from the court into fan seating. No one appeared to be hurt.

Morgan Wootten, Acclaimed High School Basketball Coach, Dies at 88

By Richard Goldstein

He had one of the best winning streaks, and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Sharapova Uncertain About Future After Loss at the Australian Open

By The Associated Press

After losing in the first round, Maria Sharapova said she couldn’t predict where her career was headed. Caroline Wozniacki, who is set to retire after this tournament, won in the second round.

Stubbornness, as Much as Skill, Kept Derek Jeter on Top

By David Waldstein

He was talented and driven, sure. But Jeter was defined more by an unyielding ability to play the game, and carry himself, on his own terms.

Baseball Hall of Fame: Derek Jeter and Larry Walker Join 2020 Class

By James Wagner

Jeter came up a single vote short of becoming the second person to be named on 100 percent of the ballots. Walker was elected in his final year of eligibility.

Zion Williamson Nears Return From β€˜Frustrating’ Knee Injury

By Scott Cacciola

The Pelicans rookie forward said he wanted to “punch a wall or kick chairs” sometimes during his extended rehab from a preseason knee injury.

Yesterday β€” January 21st 2020NYT Sports

The Quiet Confidence of Naomi Osaka

By Ben Rothenberg

Osaka, the reigning Australian Open champion, was 14-1 going into the tournament after losing in the United States Open last year.

Mexico’s β€˜Chicharito,’ Javier HernΓ‘ndez, Joins Los Angeles Galaxy in M.L.S.

By Victor Mather

The striker will enter the league as its highest-paid player and raise the stakes in a nascent Los Angeles rivalry with L.A.F.C.

Javier HernΓ‘ndez Joins Los Angeles Galaxy in M.L.S.

By Victor Mather

The Mexico striker, known as Chicharito, will enter the league as its highest-paid player and raise the stakes in a nascent Los Angeles rivalry.

In a Game of Stars, Derek Jeter Distinguished Himself With a Flip

By Benjamin Hoffman

Six players on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot were part of a crucial 2001 playoff game. After divergent careers, only one has a strong shot at induction this year.

Envisioning a Champions League on Tour, a Soccer Investor Demands More for His Money

By Tariq Panja

The International Champions Cup, which brings Europe’s top clubs to North America, has been lucrative for the teams but not the organizer. Now there is a threat to end the event unless teams agree to make the competition more serious.

La Liga Chief Claims Saudi Arabia Is Using Sports to β€˜Whitewash’ Reputation

By Tariq Panja

The pointed criticism from Javier Tebas came days after four Spanish teams played a tournament in the kingdom, which has been accused of allowing the piracy of La Liga’s broadcast rights.

Before yesterdayNYT Sports

The Olympics Want Tiger Woods. He Wants to Go. But There’s a Catch.

By Karen Crouse

Golf was restored to the Games, in part, to forge an association with stars like Woods. But with a few months left to qualify, he is on the outside looking in.

Coco Gauff Vaults From Obscurity to Stardom, but Result Is the Same

By Christopher Clarey

Sudden fame and high expectations have not slowed Gauff, who again defeated Venus Williams in the first round of a Grand Slam, about six months after doing it as a little-known qualifier.

Fighters of All Kinds Want a Piece of Conor McGregor

By Morgan Campbell

Almost as quickly as McGregor dropped Donald Cerrone at U.F.C. 246, opponents lined up to be the next to face the Irish superstar.

The 49ers Run (and Run and Run) Over Green Bay and Into the Super Bowl

By Ben Shpigel

Playing in a stadium abounding with warm memories, San Francisco will seek to join New England and Pittsburgh as the only franchises to win six Super Bowl titles.

The Kansas City Chiefs Waited 50 Years for This Super Bowl Date

By Bill Pennington

In their last appearance, in 1970, they defeated the Minnesota Vikings. Then came a long drought noted by a lonely stadium flag.

What We Learned in the N.F.L.’s Conference Championships

By Benjamin Hoffman

The Chiefs came back to beat the Titans and the 49ers crushed the Packers. The matchup is set for Super Bowl LIV.