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Nick Saban Has Six New Assistants at Alabama — and Will Probably Still Win

Nick Saban Has Six New Assistants at Alabama — and Will Probably Still Win

Head Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide will head into the season with an overhauled roster of assistant coaches.

FIFA Pitches Multibillion-Dollar ‘Project Trophy’ to Seven Top Clubs

FIFA Pitches Multibillion-Dollar ‘Project Trophy’ to Seven Top Clubs

Gianni Infantino and FIFA are trying to sell an expanded version of the annual Club World Cup.

China Horse Club Makes a Run for the Roses

China Horse Club Makes a Run for the Roses

Audible, a contender at the Kentucky Derby, is one of the horses partly owned by the mysterious and secretive China Horse Club.

A Show of Appreciation at U.C.L.A.

A Show of Appreciation at U.C.L.A.

Robert Thomas was the honorary captain for the Bruins’ game Oct. 22. “I felt like I was back in the game, and all those feelings from back in the day,” he said.

Saquon Barkley and the Impossible Hype Machine

Saquon Barkley and the Impossible Hype Machine

Giants running back Saquon Barkley working out during training camp in July.

African Team, African Coach: Senegal Is Making a Strong Statement in Russia

African Team, African Coach: Senegal Is Making a Strong Statement in Russia

Senegal Coach Aliou Cissé celebrating a goal during his team’s match against Japan on Sunday.

An American Water Polo Star Tries to Conquer Something New: Hungary

An American Water Polo Star Tries to Conquer Something New: Hungary

Maggie Steffens is the first member of the United States women’s national team to compete in the elite Hungarian water polo league.

Behind the Bulls’ Surge, a Center Playing Like Chamberlain

Behind the Bulls’ Surge, a Center Playing Like Chamberlain

Joakim Noah (13) has 6.2 assists a game since Jan. 1. Wilt Chamberlain is the only center to average more than 6 for a season.

For Young Coaches, Tradition Is Among the Toughest Opponents

For Young Coaches, Tradition Is Among the Toughest Opponents

Ian Cathro during his brief tenure leading the Scottish club Heart of Midlothian. Hired at 30, he battled preconceptions about his age from the start, joking that his “first name was Under Fire: Under Fire Ian.”

In Pole Vault, Sam Kendricks Is a Team Player

In Pole Vault, Sam Kendricks Is a Team Player

Sam Kendricks competing at the United States outdoor championships last month. He won his fifth consecutive national title in pole vault.

An N.B.A. Star Takes On Erdogan

An N.B.A. Star Takes On Erdogan

Knicks center Enes Kanter has taken a political stance against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.

Racism at American Pools Isn’t New: A Look at a Long History

Racism at American Pools Isn’t New: A Look at a Long History

In 1964, several white and black protesters jumped into a pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Fla., in what The New York Times described as a “dive-in.” A white police officer in plain clothes later jumped in to arrest them.

The Tragic Diagnosis They Already Knew: Their Brother Died With C.T.E.

The Tragic Diagnosis They Already Knew: Their Brother Died With C.T.E.

Jeff Parker, above, who was drafted by the Sabres in 1982, was encouraged to fight as a pro, his family said. “He didn’t want to do that,” said his brother Scott, who provided this photo. “He just wanted to be a hockey player.”

Columbia University Is Cited for a Cracked Building Facade, Inviting Memories of a 1979 Death

Columbia University Is Cited for a Cracked Building Facade, Inviting Memories of a 1979 Death

Lori Gold’s sister, Grace Gold, was killed when concrete fell from the facade of a Columbia University building in 1979. Ms. Gold stood outside Columbia’s McBain hall, which has been cited for facade flaws that prompted the school to erect scaffolding.

The Golden State Warriors Know Dynasties Aren’t Easy

The Golden State Warriors Know Dynasties Aren’t Easy

The Warriors celebrated their second straight N.B.A. championship on Friday, but continued dominance is far from a given.

Inside the Confidential N.F.L. Meeting to Discuss National Anthem Protests

Inside the Confidential N.F.L. Meeting to Discuss National Anthem Protests

From left: DeMaurice Smith, Eric Reid, Bob McNair and Roger Goodell.


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