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With a Coach Who Pulls Teeth to Relax, Iceland Becomes a Contender

With a Coach Who Pulls Teeth to Relax, Iceland Becomes a Contender

Heimir Hallgrimsson coaches the national soccer team of Iceland. With about 330,000 people, Iceland is the smallest nation to ever qualify for the World Cup.

Juventus’ Near Miracle Against Real Madrid Ends in Controversy

Juventus’ Near Miracle Against Real Madrid Ends in Controversy

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon angrily confronted the referee Michael Oliver after a late penalty went against Juventus in the team’s Champions League match against Real Madrid. Buffon received a red card.

The One Sport That Made Replay as Exhilarating as the Sport Itself

The One Sport That Made Replay as Exhilarating as the Sport Itself

A judge watching the women’s 3,000-meter relay, which included jostling and nudging throughout, prompting a lengthy replay review.

Madison Brengle Sues I.T.F. and WTA Over Injury From Blood Testing

Madison Brengle Sues I.T.F. and WTA Over Injury From Blood Testing

Madison Brengle, playing in Mexico in February, has sued the W.T.A. and the I.T.F. for injuring her right arm when a drug tester drew blood.

Chipper Jones and Jim Thome Lead Large Class Into Baseball Hall of Fame

Chipper Jones and Jim Thome Lead Large Class Into Baseball Hall of Fame

Jim Thome after hitting a home run during the 1995 A.L. Championship Series. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot.

Yankees Top the Mariners in a Battle of the American League’s Elite

Yankees Top the Mariners in a Battle of the American League’s Elite

Aaron Hicks, center, hit one of the Yankees' four home runs in their win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

Capitals’ Tom Wilson Tries to Shed Tough Guy Label for a New One: Go-To Guy

Capitals’ Tom Wilson Tries to Shed Tough Guy Label for a New One: Go-To Guy

In his first four N.H.L. seasons, Washington forward Tom Wilson was known more for spending time in the penalty box. This season he has career highs in goals, assists and ice time.

For a 90-Minute Game, a Train Ride of 27 Hours

For a 90-Minute Game, a Train Ride of 27 Hours

Patrik Brunnberg, a Swedish fan, traveled on Train No. 118 from Moscow to Yekaterinburg.

Lou Lamoriello Joins the Islanders’ Front Office

Lou Lamoriello Joins the Islanders’ Front Office

Lou Lamoriello spent the last three seasons as the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Marcus Mariota, With a Play for the Ages, Leads the Titans Past the Chiefs

Marcus Mariota, With a Play for the Ages, Leads the Titans Past the Chiefs

In a critical play of the game, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota dived for a touchdown after he caught his own pass, which was batted back to him by the Chiefs’ Darrelle Revis.

After Pledging Reform, FIFA Pays Millions to Ruling Council

After Pledging Reform, FIFA Pays Millions to Ruling Council

The World Cup, set for this summer in Russia, has put FIFA back in the spotlight.

Gabe Kapler Is Unlike Any Manager Phillies Fans Have Known (and Booed)

Gabe Kapler Is Unlike Any Manager Phillies Fans Have Known (and Booed)

Philadelphia Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler on Saturday. In the first three games of the season, two of them losses, he went to the bullpen 18 times, including a call to an infielder.

M.L.B. Puts a Limit on Mound Visits Per Game

M.L.B. Puts a Limit on Mound Visits Per Game

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, left, with catcher Brian McCann during the playoffs last season. New limits on mound visits are an attempt to curtail the number of meetings between the pitcher and catcher during a game.

FIFA Pitches Multibillion-Dollar ‘Project Trophy’ to Seven Top Clubs

FIFA Pitches Multibillion-Dollar ‘Project Trophy’ to Seven Top Clubs

Gianni Infantino and FIFA are trying to sell an expanded version of the annual Club World Cup.

The Tour de France Loves Its ‘Podium Girls’

The Tour de France Loves Its ‘Podium Girls’

Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet getting a kiss from a Tour hostess earlier this month.

South Korea Draws Inspiration From 2002. Ah, but So Does Mexico.

South Korea Draws Inspiration From 2002. Ah, but So Does Mexico.

Mexico’s coach, Juan Carlos Osorio, center, celebrated his team’s win against Germany last weekend with midfielder Hector Herrera, left, and defender Miguel Layún at the World Cup.


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