Caeleb Dressel’s record time disappeared from the scoreboard at Budapest’s Duna Arena almost as fast as he could check it, vanishing as if it were an unsightly stain wiped clean by an unseen hand. The scoreboard was not malfunctioning. In fact, it was working to perfection. While the potential ofContinue Reading

Obi Toppin’s fairy-tale path from a skinny high school tweener without a single offer from a four-year college to an N.B.A. lottery pick began with a promise. He made it four years ago to Rodrick Harrison, the basketball coach at Mount Zion Prep near Washington. It came after the disappointmentContinue Reading

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers take on one of the N.F.L.’s most stifling secondaries. Tennessee and Baltimore face off in a battle of struggling contenders. Kansas City looks for revenge against Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh tries to get to 10-0 for the first time in franchise history. There is aContinue Reading