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Kentucky Brings a Different Kind of One-and-Done to the Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Reid Travis needed to play one more year of college basketball.A Stanford senior, Travis had been working out privately last spring in anticipation of the N.B.A. draft. But an invitation to the combine never came....

N.C.A.A. Men’s Tournament: St. John’s Is Bounced Out by Arizona State

DAYTON, Ohio — Luguentz Dort overcame a hard foul and a leg injury en route to scoring 21 points Wednesday for Arizona State in a long-awaited N.C.A.A. tournament victory in Dayton, Ohio.The 11th-seeded Sun Devils (23- 10) beat...

Jazz Clobber the Knicks – The New York Times

Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Rudy Gobert added 18 points and the Utah Jazz romped to a fifth straight lopsided victory by beating the Knicks, 137-116, at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.“We just got punched,” Knicks Coach David...

For a Mike Trout, M.L.B. Flaunts Its Wealth. Average Players Reap Austerity

The best way to understand Mike Trout, the outfielder for baseball’s Los Angeles Angels, who on Tuesday reportedly agreed to the richest contract in North American sports, is as the perfect reflection of his sport.Little known to many...

Back in Mets’ Fold, David Wright Yearns to Help Build a Winner

“The winter meetings are nuts,” Wright said.He also said how “weird” it was to be in Port St. Lucie for the first time as something other than a player. On Monday, Wright said he fretted over what to...

Randy Jackson, a Fence-Clearing Footnote to Baseball History, Dies at 93

Ransom Joseph Jackson Jr. was born on Feb. 10, 1926, in Little Rock, Ark., the son of Ransom Sr. and Ann Polk Coolidge Jackson. His father, a former Princeton University baseball captain, prospered in the 1920s running a...

For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks

SEATTLE — Howard Schultz faced a full-court press of troubles as 2006 began. That the Seattle SuperSonics were lousy, having their worst season in 20 years, was only the beginning.Though the Sonics were a storied N.B.A. franchise, with...

Robert Kraft and Others Ask to Have Evidence Suppressed in Florida Case

Lawyers for Robert K. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, and 14 other men charged with soliciting prostitution in Jupiter, Fla., have filed a motion in Palm Beach County, Fla., to suppress all evidence in the...

Basketball Players Who Are Too Tall for Their Own Good?

Seven years ago, Tacko Fall and Christ Koumadje were discovered by basketball scouts in a similar fashion.They were hard to miss.On the streets of Dakar, Senegal, the two 7-footers stood out. They were spotted by employees of the...

Ronaldo and Juventus Will Avoid U.S. Amid Rape Investigation

Organizers of a high-profile summer tournament for world soccer’s biggest club teams have decided to keep Juventus and its star Cristiano Ronaldo away from the United States this year, eliminating the risk of the Portuguese star’s being detained...

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‘Rocketman’ Star Taron Egerton Joins Elton John For Post-Oscars Performance

Elton John’s annual Oscars viewing parties are the stuff of Hollywood legend, and his 2019 bash was no exception.  This year’s bevy of A-list...

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