Tokyo Olympics Chief’s Comments Draw Social Media Backlash

TOKYO — Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics, already facing rising costs and significant public opposition to…

These Women Were N.F.L. ‘Firsts.’ They’re Eager for Company.

Like Trask, Brownson said: “I look forward to the days where we stop talking about how…

Officer in Tamir Rice Shooting Playing on Football Team Sparks Protest

When the new player appeared on the semipro football team made up of emergency workers, he…

As Sports Gambling Grows, So Do Appetite-Whetting Sure Bets

The more than $1 billion in 2020 revenue is projected to grow sixfold by 2023, according…

What To Know About Covid-19 and the 2021 Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is unlike any other American sporting event: A football game provides the anchor…

Football Practices Pose More Concussion Risk Than Games, Study Suggests

Even as they acknowledged that the N.C.A.A. had issued recommendations and pressed for wider changes, they…

Rams Acquire Stafford for Goff as N.F.L. Quarterback Market Warms

In many other N.F.L. off-seasons, a swap of quarterbacks once drafted No. 1 over all, with…

Palmeiras Wins Copa Libertadores, Far From Its Fans

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — In the cramped streets around Allianz Parque, hundreds of Palmeiras fans huddled…

John Chaney’s Message Was Always Clear, in Support of Black Athletes

The metaphors and the stories would find a particular resonance in the homes of recruits who…

What Is Lightning Coach Jon Cooper’s ‘Special Sauce?’

After blowing a late-game lead and losing, the Green Bay Gamblers hockey players received a simple…