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Clipper Darrell Won’t Bow to King James. But He Wants To.

Clipper Darrell Won’t Bow to King James. But He Wants To.

Darrell Bailey, known as Clipper Darrell, is the most famous fan of the long-suffering team.

A Gay Referee Tries to Find His Place in Hockey

A Gay Referee Tries to Find His Place in Hockey

Andrea Barone in September. He is a referee in the ECHL, two levels below the N.H.L. A gay man, Barone wears a pride sticker on his helmet.

In Tennis, the Backward Cap Makes No Sense. Nevertheless, It Persists.

In Tennis, the Backward Cap Makes No Sense. Nevertheless, It Persists.

Denis Shapovalov, an 18-year-old Canadian, is among the young generation of tennis players who wears a backward cap during matches.

At Barcelona, Coutinho Deal Isn’t the Only Ticking Clock

At Barcelona, Coutinho Deal Isn’t the Only Ticking Clock

Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu. His team leads the Spanish league and is bidding to pay a club-record fee for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, but an aging core remains a looming concern.

The World Cup Extends to Siberia, Although It Isn’t an Easy Reach

The World Cup Extends to Siberia, Although It Isn’t an Easy Reach

In Ulan-Ude, fans rejoiced at 4 a.m when Russia completed its 3-1 victory over Egypt. The victory helped Russia advance to the knockout round of the World Cup.

Cavaliers Clear the Air by Blowing Up the Building

Cavaliers Clear the Air by Blowing Up the Building

The Cavaliers during a 127-99 loss in Minnesota last month. Isaiah Thomas (3) and Jae Crowder (99) were traded on Thursday as the team executed a drastic roster overhaul at the trade deadline.

U.S. Gymnasts Worry That Program’s Chaos Will Ruin Their Chances

U.S. Gymnasts Worry That Program’s Chaos Will Ruin Their Chances

Jordan Chiles, a member of the national gymnastics team, competing at the 2017 national championships.

When — if Ever — Will the Super Bowl Champion Eagles Visit the White House?

When — if Ever — Will the Super Bowl Champion Eagles Visit the White House?

Rodney McLeod, Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long of the Eagles during the national anthem before a game last season.

FIFA’s Infantino Calls for Rare Emergency Meeting Amid $25 Billion Offer

FIFA’s Infantino Calls for Rare Emergency Meeting Amid $25 Billion Offer

FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the 68th Ordinary Conmebol Congress in Buenos Aires. He has called for an emergency meeting of soccer’s top officials to discuss a $25 billion offer for tournament rights.

Police Escort Black Hockey Player to a Playoff Game After Threats

Police Escort Black Hockey Player to a Playoff Game After Threats

Givani Smith after being selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2016 draft.

Scorching Day at the U.S. Open Raises Questions About Heat Policy

Scorching Day at the U.S. Open Raises Questions About Heat Policy

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus tried to cool down during her first-round match against Danielle Collins on Tuesday. It was 95 degrees around 1 p.m.

Andy Murray’s Australian Open Is in Doubt Because of Lingering Hip Problem

Andy Murray’s Australian Open Is in Doubt Because of Lingering Hip Problem

Andy Murray, center, during a practice session on Monday. He said on Tuesday he was not physically fit enough to return to competition.

On a Wild Day at Wimbledon, Federer Exits and Nadal Hangs On

On a Wild Day at Wimbledon, Federer Exits and Nadal Hangs On

Kevin Anderson, 32, is in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time. He had not advanced past the fourth round before this year.

Syndergaard Returns for Five Innings in Mets’ Win Over Nationals

Syndergaard Returns for Five Innings in Mets’ Win Over Nationals

The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard lasted five innings against the Washington Nationals on Friday, allowing one run on two walks and seven hits. He threw three strikeouts in his return from a finger injury.


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