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LeBron or Not, the Cleveland Cavaliers Get Millions for Arena Renovation

LeBron or Not, the Cleveland Cavaliers Get Millions for Arena Renovation

Workers removed the LeBron James banner from the Sherwin-Williams building near Quicken Loans Arena last month.

The Books Are Ready for the World Cup. The Team Was Not.

The Books Are Ready for the World Cup. The Team Was Not.

Roger Bennett at a Men in Blazers book reading in May. He and his partner, Michael Davies, have written a soccer encyclopedia.

Jojo Is the Artist of Choice Among N.B.A. Stars

Jojo Is the Artist of Choice Among N.B.A. Stars

Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis, Selena Gomez and the rapper Big Sean all own art made by Jojo Anavim, who hosts a Shabbat dinner at his Chelsea apartment.

Messi Exits the World Cup. Hours Later, So Does Ronaldo.

Messi Exits the World Cup. Hours Later, So Does Ronaldo.

Argentina’s players, including Lionel Messi, middle, reacted after losing to France.

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.

Success Runs Deeper Than All the 3-Pointers

Success Runs Deeper Than All the 3-Pointers

Coach Karl Smesko, who was hired in 2001, has guided Florida Gulf Coast from an N.A.I.A. program to a midmajor Division I behemoth. The Eagles were 27-2 and ranked No. 20 entering Friday's game.

Firing of Several Black Coaches Puts N.F.L. Hiring Under Scrutiny

Firing of Several Black Coaches Puts N.F.L. Hiring Under Scrutiny

Among five African-American coaches fired as the N.F.L. season wound down was Steve Wilks, who coached the Arizona Cardinals (3-13) for one season.

In Larry Nassar’s Case, a Single Voice Eventually Raised an Army

In Larry Nassar’s Case, a Single Voice Eventually Raised an Army

Rachael Denhollander, the first former gymnast to go public with accusations of abuse by Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, was also the last of 156 people to speak at his sentencing hearing.

With a Wimbledon Win, Novak Djokovic Reclaims a Place at the Top

With a Wimbledon Win, Novak Djokovic Reclaims a Place at the Top

Novak Djokovic won his 13th Grand Slam title, but his first in two years, on Sunday at Wimbledon.

A Broken Intercom, a Missed Drug Test and a Tennis Player in Limbo

A Broken Intercom, a Missed Drug Test and a Tennis Player in Limbo

Alizé Cornet at the Australian Open in January. That month, she was charged with missing her third out-of-competition test in a 12-month period, a violation of tennis’s antidoping program.

Why Nathan Chen Shuns Sequins

Why Nathan Chen Shuns Sequins

Nathan Chen, the American figure skating champion, is known for his jumping ability. Leading into the Olympics, he sought a more even balance of athleticism and artistry.

Scott Blackmun Gets to Keep His Job? Really?

Scott Blackmun Gets to Keep His Job? Really?

Larry Probst, the chairman of the United States Olympic Committee, said that “there has been a tremendous amount of criticism” of the organization in the aftermath of the gymnastics abuse scandal.

Champions League: Liverpool Ousts Roma in Loss That Doubles as a Triumph

Champions League: Liverpool Ousts Roma in Loss That Doubles as a Triumph

Virgil van Dijk, left, and James Milner reacted with a mixture of joy and relief at the final whistle in Liverpool's match against Roma on Wednesday.

The Most Dreaded Opponent at the Olympics: The Common Cold

The Most Dreaded Opponent at the Olympics: The Common Cold

Lari Lehtonen of Finland, left, alongside Canada’s Graeme Killick during the 30k cross-country skiing event in Pyeongchang on Sunday. Lehtonen, like many athletes, went to great lengths to avoid catching a cold before the Olympics.

What Happened to College Hoops? Don’t Worry, the Kids Are All Right

What Happened to College Hoops? Don’t Worry, the Kids Are All Right

Michigan’s Moritz Wagner, right, put up a Final Four double-double previously recorded by only Hakeem Olajuwon and Larry Bird. “Wow,” he said.

Was Russia 2018 the Greatest of All World Cups?

Was Russia 2018 the Greatest of All World Cups?

France and Croatia play the final of the World Cup Sunday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.


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