Playboy in exclusive talks with Mountain Crest on IPO bid

Playboy Enterprises is in exclusive talks with Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. a blank check company headed by Chinese national Suying Liu, that would enable the once-iconic brand...

The N.F.L., After Shunning Las Vegas, Doubles Down With Raiders

The “Autumn Wind” is still a Raider, but he’s no longer blustering in from the sea. Instead, as John Facenda of N.F.L. Films might intone in his oft-heard...

What We Learned From Week 2 of the N.F.L. Season

After Week 1 was defined by huge upsets, some order has been restored to the N.F.L. this week with 13 of 14 favorites prevailing leading into Sunday...

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After several major upsets last week in N.F.L., the bar for Week 2 to compete is set awfully high. Were Jacksonville and Washington one-week wonders? Can Chicago...

LeBron James sets records with 16th All-NBA team selection

For LeBron James, breaking NBA records has become a habit. And on Wednesday, he broke yet another, becoming the player selected to the most All-NBA teams when it...

Steven Cohen Agrees to Buy the Mets

Frustrated Mets fans have for years pined for a new owner to swoop in and buy their team, someone to save it from what they felt was...

Big Ten to vote on football returning as early as October

The Big Ten could return sooner than it ever anticipated. A little more than a month after postponing all fall sports and turning its attention to spring football,...

N.F.L. Week 1 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

In the quiet moments before Week 1 begins in the N.F.L., every team believes it is destined for the Super Bowl. (OK, maybe not the Jaguars or...

N.F.L. Season Kicks Off With Players’ Protesting Racism

After an off-season of social and political turmoil, N.F.L. players made it clear on the night of the season opener that they will continue to shine a...

Chess Is Now a Streaming Obsession

On a recent afternoon, thousands of noncombatants watched from the sidelines as their general ordered his troops across the battlefield and became locked in a fierce duel...

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