The W.N.B.A. begins its 25th season on Friday with the returns of some big-name veterans and the debuts of promising rookies. “Rosters are stacked with incredibly talented veterans, and the last few rookie classes are bringing a whole new element to the fierce competition within the league,” W.N.B.A. Commissioner CathyContinue Reading

The W.N.B.A. begins its 25th season on Friday with the returns of some big-name veterans and the debuts of promising rookies. “Rosters are stacked with incredibly talented veterans, and the last few rookie classes are bringing a whole new element to the fierce competition within the league,” W.N.B.A. Commissioner CathyContinue Reading

Buzzy rookies, reshuffled stars and new interest in women’s basketball after a thrilling N.C.A.A. tournament have positioned the W.N.B.A. to open its 25th season this week with a captive audience as it continues to lead in social justice efforts among professional sports leagues. Put it all together, W.N.B.A. Commissioner CathyContinue Reading

Even as a noted players’ coach, Rudy Tomjanovich had a hunch Kobe Bryant would need some time to embrace their new partnership. After five years and three N.B.A. championships under Phil Jackson, and having thrived in a read-and-react triangle offense, Bryant was suddenly playing for a lifelong Houston Rocket withContinue Reading

Robert Lewandowski does not characterize it as thought. Not conscious thought, anyway. In those moments when he has the ball at his feet and the goal in his sights, even after all these years, even when he can lay claim to being the most complete, most ruthless, most polished strikerContinue Reading