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U.S. Curling Team, Once Called ‘Rejects,’ Beats Canada to Advance to Final

U.S. Curling Team, Once Called ‘Rejects,’ Beats Canada to Advance to Final

Matt Hamilton, right, and John Shuster celebrated the United States’ victory over Canada in the curling semifinals.

Love Story: Mexico Wins Again and Its Fans Roar for the Coach

Love Story: Mexico Wins Again and Its Fans Roar for the Coach

South Korea’s Kim Young-gwon reacted after Mexico scored its second goal on Saturday.

Former Brazilian Soccer Official José Maria Marin Is Sentenced to Four Years in FIFA Case

Former Brazilian Soccer Official José Maria Marin Is Sentenced to Four Years in FIFA Case

José Maria Marin outside of federal court in Brooklyn in November. He was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay millions of dollars in fines and restitution.

At the U.S. Open, the Usual Suspects Are Expected to Rule

At the U.S. Open, the Usual Suspects Are Expected to Rule

Roger Federer served to Stan Wawrinka during the Western & Southern Open in Ohio on Aug. 17.

I.O.C. Clears Nearly 400 Russians to Compete in Winter Games

I.O.C. Clears Nearly 400 Russians to Compete in Winter Games

The Russian delegation at the opening ceremony of the last Winter Games, in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.

An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t

An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t

It is snow crab season in South Korea, but many foreign visitors to the Olympics have seemed to be skipping such culinary specialties.

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.

A Numbers Guy Left the Front Office to Coach Prospects. Here’s What He Learned.

A Numbers Guy Left the Front Office to Coach Prospects. Here’s What He Learned.

Sig Mejdal, the leading sabermetrics analyst for the Houston Astros, in the dugout of the team’s Class AA affiliate, the Corpus Christi Hooks, last week. Mejdal served as a coach for a club on the lowest rung of the minor leagues last year. Now he roves among the farm teams.

The Most Dreaded Opponent at the Olympics: The Common Cold

The Most Dreaded Opponent at the Olympics: The Common Cold

Lari Lehtonen of Finland, left, alongside Canada’s Graeme Killick during the 30k cross-country skiing event in Pyeongchang on Sunday. Lehtonen, like many athletes, went to great lengths to avoid catching a cold before the Olympics.

In Blur of Smoke, Jeers and Then Goals, Liverpool Humbles Manchester City at Anfield

In Blur of Smoke, Jeers and Then Goals, Liverpool Humbles Manchester City at Anfield

Manchester City’s test at Liverpool began even before it reached the stadium on Wednesday.

Sloane Stephens and the Art of Defending

Sloane Stephens and the Art of Defending

Angelique Kerber won Wimbledon in July. Seven different women have won the last seven Grand Slam events.

Nascar Waits for Leader of Its Next Generation to Emerge

Nascar Waits for Leader of Its Next Generation to Emerge

Darrell Wallace Jr., 24, is in his first full season in Nascar's top series, racing for Richard Petty Motorsports. He is among a large group of young drivers in the spotlight for Sunday's Daytona 500.

At Global Clubs, Local Players Serve as Connective Tissue

At Global Clubs, Local Players Serve as Connective Tissue

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, 19, grew up in the city, and knows how children revere the club’s local players. “I can relate to the kids,” he said. “I know what impact it can have just to show that it is possible.”

After Years of Dismal Results, a Reorganization at McLaren

After Years of Dismal Results, a Reorganization at McLaren

Fernando Alonso of Spain drove the McLaren MCL33 Renault during practice for the French Grand Prix in June, which he did not finish.

Key to Hawks’ Team Play: Nourish the Individual

Key to Hawks’ Team Play: Nourish the Individual

Kent Bazemore of the Atlanta Hawks, who is shooting 40 percent from 3-point range this season, worked out after practice in January at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

After a Slogging Win, Jaguars Cling to Lone Bright Spot: Defense

After a Slogging Win, Jaguars Cling to Lone Bright Spot: Defense

The Jaguars’ Myles Jack batted away a pass intended for the Bills’ Logan Thomas. Jacksonville had two interceptions, including one late in the game to help seal it.


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