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By Starting a Reliever, the Yankees Imitate and Eliminate the Rays


The Tampa Bay Rays, who can no longer make the playoffs, had sparked a summer turnaround by experimenting with the order of their pitchers.

LeBron James Puts On a Lakers Uniform, and a Stoic Mask


James, donning purple and gold, revealed little during his first news conference with the Los Angeles Lakers: “My expectation is to try to get better every single day.”

Kristaps Porzingis Isn’t Saying No to Rehab


The Knicks star has been out injured for months, but he vows to be patient — the key word for New York basketball as a new N.B.A. season begins.

On Golf: The Old Tiger Woods Is Gone. His Replacement Is Doing Fine.


The renewal of Tiger Woods was not only good for him, but good for the sport as well.

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San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo Out for Season With Torn A.C.L.


Garoppolo is in his first full season as a starter for the 49ers, who have no third-string quarterback. Could this open the door for the return of Colin Kaepernick?

Spencer Dinwiddie’s Jersey Says Brooklyn. For Now.


Last year’s breakout star for the Nets spent the off-season enduring trade rumors, and just because training camp is starting doesn’t mean he’s here to stay.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic Become Besties


At the Laver Cup, there was tense tennis and maybe even the birth of another bromance in the sport.


An Appraisal: Remembering the One and Only Uno


He was the first beagle to win Best in Show at Westminster, and then Uno became so much more.

Baker Mayfield, After Strong Debut, Lands Browns Starting Job


Can he lead the Browns to glory, or even respectability, where Tim Couch, Brady Quinn, Johnny Manziel, and so many others failed?


How Tiger Woods Won the Tour Championship, Shot by Shot


Woods dominated the Tour Championship, leading by as many as six strokes in the final round. Here’s how he won.


Giants Move Beyond ‘Almost’ and Hold Off Struggling Texans


A rejuvenated offense led by Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley give Giants their first win.


What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 3


The next generation of quarterbacks looks amazing. The old generation is not too bad, either. Here’s what happened around the league.


In the N.F.L., ‘You Don’t Want to Be 0-3’


Four of seven winless teams got a victory in week three. The Raiders, Texans and Cardinals are still winless.


With a Little ‘FitzMagic,’ the Buccaneers Enjoy Their Makeover


Tampa Bay is 2-0 after astonishing performances by the veteran quarterback, who is playing on his seventh team. Can he deliver an encore Monday night against Pittsburgh?

Monday, Sep 24

Tiger Woods, Golf’s Dominant Force, Hoists a Trophy Once Again


Four back operations derailed Woods’s career, but he returned to the PGA Tour this season and at 42 staged one of the more remarkable comebacks in sports history, winning the Tour Championship.

A Cast of Thousands Joins Tiger Woods on His Victory March


At the 18th hole, fans were everywhere as Woods walked down the fairway. The chants for him were everywhere, too.

Carson Wentz Edges Andrew Luck as Two Comebacks Cross Paths in Philadelphia


It was Wentz’s first game at quarterback in nearly 10 months. It was Luck’s third game at quarterback in 20 months. Final score: Eagles 20, Colts 16.

Sunday, Sep 23

For Tiger Woods at the Tour Championship, the End of a Drought Awaits


Woods, who has not won in five years, heads to Sunday’s final round with a three-stroke lead over Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy.

Yankees 3, Orioles 2, 11 innings: Yankees Complete Long Day’s Journey to a Wild-Card Spot


It took 11 innings, and a lot of blah baseball, but the Yanks finally beat the lowly Baltimore Orioles and clinched a postseason berth.

Saturday, Sep 22

Yankees 10, Orioles 8: The Yankees Get a Victory, if Not Encouragement


C.C. Sabathia delivered a strong start, but six relievers were needed to get the final nine outs against the hapless Orioles.

Tiger Woods, Grinding Through Round 2, Keeps Share of Tour Championship Lead


Woods shot a two-under-par 68 to finish the day seven under for the tournament, sharing the lead with Justin Rose, the world No. 1.

Friday, Sep 21

On Pro Basketball: Can LeBron Bring Back Showtime in Year 1? Don’t Bet Against Him


With an unproven Lakers lineup around him, James faces a tough uphill climb to the playoffs in Los Angeles.

Is Your College Football Team in the Wrong League?


Realignment has produced millions for Arkansas, Rutgers, Maryland and other universities. Has it been worth it?

Baker Mayfield Ends Cleveland Browns’ 635-Day Winless Streak


A 1-32-1 record since the start of the 2016 season became a distant memory when the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft rallied his team to victory.

Red Sox 11, Yankees 6: Red Sox Win A.L. East Despite Giancarlo Stanton’s Grand Slam


It was the second time in three seasons that Boston, which neared a franchise record in wins, clinched the division in the Bronx.

Thursday, Sep 20

N.F.L. Week 3: Our Picks Against the Spread


Patrick Mahomes looks to extend a record-setting start; the Packers hope to rebound in Washington; and Los Angeles teams play each other for the first time since 1994.

Jaguars’ Yannick Ngakoue Isn’t Satisfied With Just a Sack


Ngakoue has emerged as the N.F.L.’s premier strip-sack artist, logging more since his rookie season of 2016 than anyone else in the league.

Heading for the Playoffs, Dodgers Are Still in the Shadow of 1988


“We’re sick of hearing about it,” Clayton Kershaw said.

Alex Cora Has a Blueprint for the Season’s Final Weeks


Boston’s manager learned a few things about winning a World Series as a bench coach for the Astros last year. Those lessons may come in handy for the Red Sox.