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F1: How Red Bull caught up with the Mercedes 'juggernaut'

Mercedes entered the 2021 Formula One season seeking an eighth-consecutive drivers' and constructors' championship double.

Peng Shuai 'reconfirms' she is safe and well in second call with IOC, says Olympic organization

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held a second call with Peng Shuai on Wednesday and said that the Chinese tennis star "reconfirmed" that she was safe and well given the "difficult situation" she is in, the sporting organization said on Thursday.

I.O.C. Says It Held Second Video Call With Peng Shuai

Olympic officials said they ‘shared the same concern as many’ about the safety of the Chinese tennis star but offered no details of what they discussed with her.

Rory McIlroy defends players' right to play in Saudi Arabia tournament

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has defended players' rights to compete in the Saudi International next year.

With No Deadline Deal, M.L.B.’s Lockout Begins

Players and owners continued to negotiate until the final day, but with the sides still far apart, baseball has its first work stoppage since the 1994-95 strike.

N.F.L. Week 13 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The Cowboys hope to get back on track, Kansas City looks to gain separation in the tight A.F.C. West, and the Bills will try to retake the A.F.C. East from the Patriots.

M.L.B.’s Collective Bargaining Agreement Expires With Lockout to Follow

Players and owners continued to negotiate until the final day, but with no deadline deal, baseball is about to have its first work stoppage since the 1994-95 strike.

Max Scherzer Is Introduced by Mets After Record-Setting Deal

As Max Scherzer was introduced by the Mets as baseball’s highest-paid player, he praised a team owner who was willing to spend to make his team better.

Don Demeter, a Dodger Star of the Future Who Wasn’t, Dies at 86

Groomed to replace Duke Snyder, he broke his wrist in 1960 and never lived up to expectations. But he had a fine career with four other teams.

Lakers Search for Answers, With and Without LeBron James

James could miss multiple games because of coronavirus protocols, but the Lakers have struggled even when he has played.

The Knicks’ Struggles Go Deeper Than Kemba Walker

A surprising reconsideration of the lineup that pushed Walker out of the rotation could help with some of the team’s issues, but not all of them.

Lee Elder Paved the Way for Tiger Woods's Masters Dominance

Lee Elder forced golf forward by winning his way into the Masters tournament in 1975, the first Black player to do so, laying a path for Tiger Woods and others.

WTA Suspends Tournaments in China Over Missing Tennis Star Peng Shuai

Steve Simon announced Wednesday that the women’s tennis tour would not stage tournaments in China, including Hong Kong.

Four golfers test positive ahead of South African Open

Four golfers scheduled to play in the South African Open have been forced to withdraw after testing positive for Covid-19, the tournament announced on Thursday.

World Chess Championship: Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi Play to Fifth Draw

Magnus Carlsen is defending his title against Ian Nepomniachtchi. Continuing a frustrating trend, the first five games have all been draws.

Is this the end of the Tiger Woods era?

Tiger Woods is the rarest of athletes. At his peak, he transcended his sport. People who couldn't care less about golf watched in their millions on Sunday afternoons to see him roar. So the 15-time major champ's announcement that he is calling time on life as a full-time pro feels like the end of an era.

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan has died at the age of 26, Stirling County rugby club confirmed on Tuesday.

South Korean footballer Suk Hyun-jun racially abused during Ligue 1 game, Troyes alleges

French side Troyes has alleged that South Korean striker Suk Hyun-jun was racially abused during the club's game against Marseille on Sunday.

Ruthless England hammers Latvia 20-0 in record-breaking World Cup qualifier

England Women recorded their biggest ever competitive victory by hammering Latvia 20-0 in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier.

LeBron James misses game after being sidelined by Covid-19 protocols

LeBron James was sidelined by the NBA's Covid-19 health and safety protocols and as a result missed Tuesday's game against the Sacramento Kings, a team spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

Australia's vaccine mandate is not to 'blackmail' Djokovic says Victoria sports minister

The Australian Open's Covid-19 vaccine mandate is about protecting the community, not about "blackmailing" Novak Djokovic, a state government official said on Wednesday.

Meet the trailblazing 18-year-old breaking sensation setting her sights on Olympic glory

An 18-year-old, competing in a historically male-dominated discipline, thousands of miles from home.

A Tom Brady-Bill Belichick Super Bowl? It's Inevitable.

Thanks to the New England Patriots’ six-game win streak and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ light schedule, the pair seem to be on a collision course.

LeBron James enters N.B.A. health and safety protocols.

It is unclear whether James has tested positive for the virus or is a close contact with someone who did.

MLB Nears Bargaining Deadline as Lockout Looms

With the collective bargaining agreement set to expire this week, owners and players are negotiating over the sport’s future. A work stoppage seems inevitable.

Tiger Woods Concedes the Spotlight. ‘I’ve Had a Pretty Good Run.’

Best known for willing himself to victory, the winner of 15 major championships said he had no desire to do what would be necessary to win another on his surgically rebuilt right leg.

Mark Roth, Top Bowler Who Brought Power to the Sport, Dies at 70

His explosive release created a lot of hook and speed. “Sometimes I throw rockets,” he said. He won 34 titles, a record eight of them in 1978.

Bob Blitz Held the NFL to Task Over the Rams' Relocation

How an N.F.L. insider turned into St. Louis’s best weapon against the league in the battle over the Rams’ relocation.

Ex-footballer Mohamed Aboutrika calls homosexuality a 'dangerous ideology' against the backdrop...

Former Egypt international Mohamed Aboutrika has described homosexuality as a "dangerous ideology" amid an English Premier League initiative championing LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Tiger Woods on playing again: 'I don't know when that is going to happen'

Tiger Woods spoke about his golf future on Tuesday in his first press conference since suffering serious leg injuries in a February single-vehicle rollover accident. Woods is hosting the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week.