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Can the Streaming Era Lift Niche Sports?


A new generation of niche sports is looking to streaming instead of big networks to find more exposure and new fans.


Usain Bolt, World’s Fastest Man, to Try Out for Australian Soccer Club


The sprinter, an eight-time Olympic champion, will try out with the Central Coast Mariners, the smallest club in Australia’s A-League.


The Curious Case of Bryce Harper’s .214 Batting Average

The Nationals slugger’s upcoming free agency has been talked about for years. But even after a home run derby win, questions about his approach to the shift persist.

On Tennis: What’s Next for Wimbledon? New Roof, and Maybe 5th-Set Tiebreakers


The 2018 tournament was memorable for its upsets and five-set marathons, in both positive and negative ways. Wimbledon’s chief executive discussed the event’s future.


76ers Foiled in Their Pursuit of Houston’s Daryl Morey

The Sixers had strong interest in hiring Morey to replace the ousted Bryan Colangelo, but Morey could not be lured away.

The Nationals, Phillies, Red Sox and Others Are Defying Expectations


Philadelphia is up, and Washington is down — way down — from what oddsmakers predicted. But no team has overachieved quite like Boston.

Monday, Jul 16


France’s World Cup Win Is a ‘National Relief’ After Attacks and Racial Tension

The delirium expressed since the men’s soccer team captured the trophy has been a boost for supporters of multiculturalism.


World Cup 2018: The Winners and Losers


France might be the big winner of the World Cup, but several teams and players can walk away with a smile. Others aren’t smiling so much.


On Soccer: The World Cup Changed Russia, but for How Long?

A comparison between the 1980 Summer Olympics and this year’s World Cup is not perfect, but there are parallels to study.


Nationals 6, Mets 1: Ex-Met Helps Nationals Clobber His Old Team


Daniel Murphy’s pinch-hit two-run single was part of a huge seventh inning as Washington easily beat their division rival.


Indians 5, Yankees 2: Aaron Boone Teaches the Yankees Accountability by Saying Sorry

It was not unusual for a first-year manager to make a few mistakes in a key series. But Boone set himself apart by admitted the mistakes and apologizing.


On Tennis: With a Wimbledon Win, Novak Djokovic Reclaims a Place at the Top

Djokovic earned his 13th Grand Slam singles title — and first in more than two years — by defeating Kevin Anderson, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3).


‘We Are United’: France’s World Cup Win Brings Together a Nation

From the Champs Élysées to the low-income Paris suburbs that many of the French team’s stars call home, the country rallied behind “Les Bleus” for the big game against Croatia.

Sunday, Jul 15


Martina Navratilova May Be Retired, but She Still Wants to Win

At 61, Navratilova was the oldest of the participants in the Wimbledon women’s invitational doubles event. She also owns another superlative: most competitive.

French Fans Celebrate a World Cup Victory


In Paris, Moscow, New York and Chicago, fans took to the streets to celebrate the World Cup’s champion.


Len Chappell, 77, College All-American and N.B.A. All-Star, Dies


Chappell led Wake Forest to the Final Four in 1962 and was the top scorer for the Knicks in 1963-64, averaging more than 17 points per game.

The Winning Scene From Paris


Witness in 360 video as fans in Paris celebrate the French team’s victory in the World Cup final.

On Soccer: France, a World Cup Champion That Stood Above It All in Russia

France always felt out of place in Russia, winning with an air of cultivated detachment, as though it was competing in a completely different tournament.

How France Won Its Second World Cup Title

Led by Kylian Mbappé and Paul Pogba, France brings home its second World Cup trophy, 20 years after winning its first.


The Rules of the Baseball Press Box


As a foul ball came screaming toward me, I remembered a few key ones.


Pussy Riot Members Detained After Running Onto the Field in World Cup Final, Police Say

Four people ran onto the field dressed in police uniforms during the second half of the game, and the activist group claimed responsibility and made a list of demands.


Crash Takes Richie Porte Out of the Tour de France


John Degenkolb won a three-man sprint to conclude the action-packed and cobblestoned Stage 9 on Sunday, while the contender Richie Porte crashed out of the race.


Yankees 5, Indians 4: 1 Double and 2 Errors Later, Austin Romine Scores the Yankees’ Winning Run

A series of defensive miscues by the Indians gave the Yankees a lead in the seventh inning, and their bullpen continued its hot streak.

Manny Pacquiao Knocks Out Lucas Matthysse in the 7th Round


The win gave the Philippine boxer the W.B.A. welterweight title.

On Soccer: Croatia, Cast in Underdog Role, Has the Look of a Champion

Croatia does not have the economic power of France. It does not have its talent pool. But it will not, by any stretch of the imagination, be underestimated.


Wheeler and Conforto Deliver in a Mets Win Over the Nationals


Zack Wheeler (3-6) was brilliant for seven innings before tiring in the eighth in his longest outing since June 19, 2014.


Tennis Coach Brad Stine Is Back in the Spotlight With Kevin Anderson


It has been 25 years since Stine, who used to work with Jim Courier, coached a Wimbledon finalist. He will be back in the front row of the players’ box on Sunday for the men’s final.

Mike Bryan, Without His Twin, Wins Men’s Doubles at Wimbledon


Bryan earned his 17th Grand Slam title — but his first without his identical twin, Bob. He teamed with Jack Sock to beat Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus.

No Storybook Ending for Serena Williams. Instead, a Wimbledon Title for Angelique Kerber.

Kerber’s victory prevented Williams, who gave birth less than a year ago, from tying Margaret Court’s record of 24 major singles titles.


Essay: Croatians Savor the Present, but Keep One Fateful Foot in the Past


Croatia is playing for the World Cup title on Sunday. It is a huge moment, maybe as big as the kick that Zvonimir Boban unleashed during a 1990 soccer riot.