Thirteen Pac-12 Conference football players announced Sunday they were opting out of the coming season, saying they would not play until systemic inequities that have been highlighted by college athletics’ response to the coronavirus pandemic were addressed. The players, who are from 10 schools and include All-American and honor rollContinue Reading

Major League Baseball’s sputtering effort to play in a pandemic took another discouraging turn on Saturday when one St. Louis Cardinals player and three team staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the postponement of their weekend series in Milwaukee. The test results and the postponements were confirmed by twoContinue Reading

Sabrina Ionescu accidentally stepped on Betnijah Laney’s foot near midcourt, then dropped to the floor after rolling her left ankle. What was supposed to be an early-season showdown between the Liberty guard Ionescu and the Atlanta Dream’s Chennedy Carter, two of the top W.N.B.A. rookie of the year contenders, tookContinue Reading

The N.B.A. is finally back in action, with games featuring some of the stars fans have missed the most: LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers; Kawhi Leonard and Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers; and Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans. More than fourContinue Reading