Jill Biden brings a dose of normalcy to Olympic Games amid a pandemic

At a very not-normal Olympic Games kick-off, first lady Jill Biden was, outside of the athletes themselves, perhaps the only normal part. With Covid-19 cases here spiking, more...

Whatever Happened to the ‘Us vs. Them’ Olympics?

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Highlights From the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

A night of music and celebration played out in Olympic Stadium mainly for a television audience, concluding with Naomi Osaka, the tennis star, lighting the cauldron. Follow our...

Tokyo Olympics are the ultimate Covid-19 experiment

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Tennis great Roger Federer pulls out of Olympics, citing knee injury

Roger Federer, the four-time Olympian and all-time great tennis champion, announced Tuesday that he would not represent Switzerland in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, saying that a recent...

Lionel Messi and Argentina Beat Brazil in Copa América Final

Lionel Messi finally ticked the last empty box in his glittering soccer career on Saturday night, leading Argentina past host Brazil, 1-0, in the final of the...

England Overcomes Germany, and Its Demons

LONDON — The history, England’s players had said, did not matter. All week, the country has wallowed in nostalgia for disappointments the players do not remember, asked...

He Felt Like Running: 100 Days, 100 Ironman-Length Triathlons

LINDON, Utah — James Lawrence slipped into a public pool in the Rocky Mountains before dawn this month, just as he had for the past 98 days....

Simone Biles’s Olympic Cast Members Emerge From U.S. Trials

ST. LOUIS — A sea of cellphones rose in the stands at the Dome at America’s Center, focused on the showstopping gymnast below, Simone Biles. Ushers and...

NFL hires Goldman Sachs to help sell media properties: report

The National Football League has hired Goldman Sachs as it explores options to sell stakes in its media properties including the NFL cable channel, NFL Digital and...

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