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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...

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...

Jake Phelps Dies at 56; as Thrasher Editor, a Skateboarding Guru

“It would make this rad sound when you were grinding it,” Mr. Reyes said.Fausto Vitello, Tony’s father and a founder of the magazine, named Mr. Phelps to replace Mr. Thatcher in 1993, liking his outspokenness and his connection...

D’Angelo Russell Has 44 as Nets Roar Back to Beat the Kings

SACRAMENTO — Coach Kenny Atkinson tried just about everything to kick the Nets into gear on Tuesday night. There were quick timeouts, angry, animated discussions with his players and even switching from man to zone defense.When nothing else...

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100 Afghan Soldiers Said to Flee Across Border, Chased by Taliban

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — At least 100 Afghan soldiers abandoned their posts and fled imminent capture by the Taliban by crossing the country’s border...

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