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Manchester United scores 100th-minute penalty to secure dramatic win over Brighton

Manchester United got its first Premier League points of the season thanks to a 100th-minute penalty from Bruno Fernandes to finally win 3-2 in an enthralling game against Brighton and Hove Albion.

As the French Open Begins, Confusion and Fears About Coronavirus Dominate

This tournament was supposed to represent the next stage for the comeback of tennis, with fans in the stands and more freedom for the players. It is not turning out that way.

The inside story of the Ryder Cup's postponement

September's final weekend in 2020 had been locked in sports fans' diaries ever since the final putt at Le Golf National in France in 2018: the return of golf's greatest spectacle.

'When Lewis is gone, who have you got to look up to?' asks Hamilton's half-brother

This season, Lewis Hamilton's fight has been as much off the track as on it.

What a Sold-Out N.F.L. Game Is Like in 2020

The Jaguars drew a socially distanced capacity crowd for Thursday night’s game against the Dolphins, as football fans sought a bit of normalcy.

Miro Heiskanen Is Dallas’s Do-Everything Defenseman

Heiskanen, 21, leads all players at that position in points this postseason and has impressed greats like Nicklas Lidstrom with his play.

Lightning Have Championship in Sights After Winning Third Straight Game

Kevin Shattenkirk scored on the power play in overtime to give Tampa Bay a 5-4 win and a lead of three games to one over Dallas.

Thom Brennaman resigns from Cincinnati Reds after uttering anti-gay slur

Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned, according to CNN affiliate WCPO. He had been suspended by the team after he uttered an anti-gay slur on air last month.

After Season of Challenges, Marlins Are on the Verge of a Breakthrough

Miami lost 105 games last year, and started this season with an alarming coronavirus outbreak. Yet, somehow, they are poised to end their 17-year postseason drought.

Oregon’s President Says Money Wasn’t Discussed in Pac-12 Return. It Didn’t Need to Be.

Universities in the Pac-12 were clearly struggling financially even before the pandemic, which magnified the importance of football once it hit.

Ang Rita, Who Conquered Everest Again and Again, Dies at 72

Earning the nickname Snow Leopard for his agility, he climbed the world’s highest mountain 10 times without supplemental oxygen between 1983 and 1996.

Sue Bird Uses Veteran Know-How to Exploit WNBA Rookies

“Every now and then you notice a rookie going extra hard against you,” said Bird, the star Seattle Storm point guard.

How a Baseball Outsider Became the Yankees’ Pitching Guru

Matt Blake never pitched professionally, and spent his first years out of college as a salesman. “It’s for the better,” one Yankees reliever said of Blake’s background.

The Connecticut Sun Are Fueled by Feeling Disrespected

Though they made the W.N.B.A. finals last season, the Sun have struggled this year. “They have, not a cockiness, but an air they belong,” Coach Curt Miller said.

Messi aims a dig at Barcelona hierarchy over Suarez's exit

It's safe to assume that Lionel Messi is still not happy with Barcelona's board.

Soccer Battle Looming Over National Team Games

Soccer has so far shown a largely united front in confronting the challenges of the coronavirus. Things may be about to get ugly.

Rafael Nadal is closing in on history. Can anyone stop him?

The tennis world waited seven months for the return of grand slams. Now, like buses, two have come along at once.

Michael Jordan’s Big Play in NASCAR Could Help Diversify Its Fan Base

A self-described fan of the sport, Jordan will form a team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, possibly helping to draw African-American interest in a largely white sport.

Jamal Murray Gets the Acclaim, but the Lakers Close In on the Series

“Jamal had it going,” LeBron James said. “The kid is special.”

Olympic organizers reveal plans for scaled-down Tokyo event

Tokyo 2020 organizers are proposing to cut the number of officials at next year's Olympics by 10 to 15% as part of a wider package of cost-reduction proposals, it was announced on Friday.

'FitzMagic' bedazzles Jacksonville Jaguars in NFL

Entering his 16th NFL season, Ryan 'FitzMagic' Fitzpatrick is still performing wizardry.

One Day on a Hard Court, Then on Clay

The French Open, held so close to the U.S. Open this year, forces players to quickly adjust to a new surface. Then there’s the change of seasons.

Rafael Nadal Goes for No. 13 in France

He skipped the U.S. Open and hunkered down in Spain, but is ready to defend his French Open title.

The Evolving Role of the Tiebreaker

Described as the most important rule change in tennis history, it made the sport more appealing to fans, especially on television.

Home-Field Advantage Won’t Matter This October. Did It Ever?

With Major League Baseball holding the postseason at neutral sites, the games will lack their usual raucous atmosphere. But recent history suggests playing at home doesn’t make much of a difference, anyway.

Lavelle and Morgan lead "American invasion" of English football

The "Manchester Derby" between Manchester United and Manchester City usually determines if the city is red or blue. But now the city is fully red, white and blue with the arrival of four members of the 2019 Women's World Cup winning USWNT side in Manchester.

Washington N.F.L. Team’s Drama Fueled by Owners’ Fight Over Payout

The team’s controlling owner, Daniel Snyder, withheld dividend payouts to partners in the spring, leading to an arbitration case and a boardroom brawl that has spilled into public view.

For the N.H.L. Bubble to Succeed, Everyone Had to Be Flexible

Broadcasters did interviews from high above the ice instead of rinkside. A popular cafe in Edmonton tailored its menu to athletes. And most players have gone weeks without seeing their families.