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‘Not the Old Jags’: Defense Brings the Playoffs to Jacksonville

‘Not the Old Jags’: Defense Brings the Playoffs to Jacksonville

Jaguars safety Barry Church breaking up a pass intended for the 49ers’ Marquise Goodwin in December. A defense that excels in takeaways and sacks helped Jacksonville win 10 games this season.

All Eyes Are on Neymar, but It’s Coutinho Who Is Leading Brazil

All Eyes Are on Neymar, but It’s Coutinho Who Is Leading Brazil

Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, left, tackled Philippe Coutinho on Wednesday in Brazil’s 2-0 victory at the World Cup in Moscow.

For Tennis Players, Numbers in Antidoping Program Don’t Add Up

For Tennis Players, Numbers in Antidoping Program Don’t Add Up

Serena Williams, reacting during her first round win at Wimbledon this week, doesn’t understand why she gets tested for performance enhancing drugs so often. Other players have similar questions.

International Champions Cup Will Add Women’s Event This Summer

International Champions Cup Will Add Women’s Event This Summer

Jane Ross and Manchester City will join Paris St.-Germain and the North Carolina Courage in the inaugural Women’s International Champions Cup.

South Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ Fall to Sweden in Olympic Curling

South Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ Fall to Sweden in Olympic Curling

Sweden defeated the South Korean curling team, known as the “Garlic Girls,” in the gold medal match on Sunday.

North American Bid for World Cup Gets High Marks, but Still Needs Votes

North American Bid for World Cup Gets High Marks, but Still Needs Votes

Billion dollar venues like Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium earned North America’s 2026 World Cup bid high technical marks from FIFA.

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.

For 2018, a Different Plan Is in Place

For 2018, a Different Plan Is in Place

South Korean performers celebrated the symbolic handoff to the next Winter Olympic city, Pyeongchang.

World Cup: Iceland Ties Argentina, but You Can Call It a Victory

World Cup: Iceland Ties Argentina, but You Can Call It a Victory

Alfred Finnbogason in action in Iceland’s first-ever World Cup game, against Argentina on Saturday. Finnbogason scored Iceland’s only goal in a 1-1 tie.

For a Change, the Mets Like Their Pitching Numbers

For a Change, the Mets Like Their Pitching Numbers

Mets pitcher Jamie Callahan warms up in the bullpen on Monday.

26 Vehicles Played in the Mud. Here’s the Dirt.

26 Vehicles Played in the Mud. Here’s the Dirt.

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon was the winner in Mudfest's Compact and Midsize Vehicle category and was named the Northwest Automotive Press Association's Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year.

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.

Caster Semenya Will Challenge Testosterone Rule in Court

Caster Semenya Will Challenge Testosterone Rule in Court

Caster Semenya, a two-time Olympic champion, won the 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., last month.

2 U.S.A. Swimming Officials Resign Amid Accusations of Ignored Abuse

2 U.S.A. Swimming Officials Resign Amid Accusations of Ignored Abuse

American swimmers at the Olympic trials in Omaha in 2016. Two officials of the sport’s national governing body announced their resignations this week.

Twins’ Miguel Sano Accused of Assaulting Photographer

Twins’ Miguel Sano Accused of Assaulting Photographer

Miguel Sano, center, in August. He issued a statement strongly denying accusations of sexual assault against him.


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