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Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens Have Parallel Lives on a Collision Course

Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens Have Parallel Lives on a Collision Course

Madison Keys beat Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania on Sunday, qualifying for her first French Open quarterfinal.

Justin Verlander’s Mind Has Aged, but His Fastball Has Not

Justin Verlander’s Mind Has Aged, but His Fastball Has Not

Houston’s Justin Verlander has dominated the Yankees over the last two seasons, allowing two earned runs in 30⅔ innings.

After a Man Was Lost at Sea, the Volvo Ocean Race Scrutinizes Safety Measures

After a Man Was Lost at Sea, the Volvo Ocean Race Scrutinizes Safety Measures

John Fisher, a safety officer on the Sun Hung Kai-Scallywag in the Volvo Ocean Race, was lost at sea after going overboard last month.

By His Absence, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Makes Sweden Stronger at the World Cup

By His Absence, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Makes Sweden Stronger at the World Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic before the World Cup match between Germany and Mexico on June 17. Ibrahimovic, the longtime star for Sweden who plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy, decided not to compete with his national team in the World Cup.

After the Trophy Presentation, It’ll Be Time to Tear Up Roland Garros

After the Trophy Presentation, It’ll Be Time to Tear Up Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal’s match against Diego Schwartzman at Center Court on Wednesday was cut off by rain. The stadium is expected to get a roof — or an umbrella, rather — by 2020.

All Eyes Are on Neymar, but It’s Coutinho Who Is Leading Brazil

All Eyes Are on Neymar, but It’s Coutinho Who Is Leading Brazil

Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, left, tackled Philippe Coutinho on Wednesday in Brazil’s 2-0 victory at the World Cup in Moscow.

Team’s Mission: Beat the Boys (and Maybe Make Them Cry)

Team’s Mission: Beat the Boys (and Maybe Make Them Cry)

Laura Kaiser, right, who is known as Beans, listened to instructions at an Xpress basketball practice in Springfield, Ill.

Rays Disrupt Baseball’s Tanking Industry by — Get This — Trying to Win

Rays Disrupt Baseball’s Tanking Industry by — Get This — Trying to Win

Ryan Yarbrough, a rookie for the Tampa Bay Rays, is 10-5 and has pitched more than 110 innings, but because of the team's unique pitching strategy, he has only started five games.

A Sombrero and a Dream: One Desperate Fan’s World Cup Odyssey

A Sombrero and a Dream: One Desperate Fan’s World Cup Odyssey

Jose Ramon Diaz, 23, a university student from Tehuacán in central Mexico with no tickets for matches, has used his sombrero to get notice and help make his way through Russia to root for Mexico.

Miguel Andujar’s 2-Run Homer Props Up a Shaky Outing by Yankees Relievers

Miguel Andujar’s 2-Run Homer Props Up a Shaky Outing by Yankees Relievers

Third baseman Miguel Andujar, who was 2 for 4, hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Yankees a 5-3 lead.

The Spurs Finally Succumb to the Chaos of the N.B.A.

The Spurs Finally Succumb to the Chaos of the N.B.A.

The San Antonio Spurs seemed locked in above the drama that swallowed up every other N.B.A. team at some point. Their core fully dismantled now — no more, from left, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker or Kawhi Leonard — the Spurs have finally fallen back to Earth.

Throwing it Back, Miami’s Dwyane Wade Takes the 76ers to School

Throwing it Back, Miami’s Dwyane Wade Takes the 76ers to School

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was too much for Philadelphia’s young stars, including Ben Simmons, in Game 2 of their first-round series.

Victims in Larry Nassar Abuse Case Find a Fierce Advocate: The Judge

Victims in Larry Nassar Abuse Case Find a Fierce Advocate: The Judge

After opening her courtroom to athletes, coaches and parents, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has prompted dozens more to share their stories of sexual abuse by the former sports doctor Lawrence G. Nassar.

France and Argentina Meet in an Elite Battle for World Cup Survival

France and Argentina Meet in an Elite Battle for World Cup Survival

A worker in Kazan, Russia, finishing a mural of the Argentine star Lionel Messi, whose team will play France on Saturday in the first game of the World Cup’s knockout phase.

Augusta National Takes an Unexpected Turn Toward Women’s Golf

Augusta National Takes an Unexpected Turn Toward Women’s Golf

Condoleezza Rice, left, who was among the first women to become members of Augusta National, with a participant in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at the club on Sunday.

Pernilla Lindberg Takes 3-Shot Lead in ANA Inspiration

Pernilla Lindberg Takes 3-Shot Lead in ANA Inspiration

Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden shot out of a bunker on the fifth hole on Saturday at the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, Calif.


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