DENVER — About midway through the third quarter of a game in early April, Nikola Jokic was pushing the ball up the court after grabbing a defensive rebound for the Denver Nuggets. Right before he reached the midcourt line, he lobbed a perfectly placed pass over the heads of fourContinue Reading

The new United States Football League, which debuted last weekend, is betting that fans want more pro football in the lull before the N.F.L. season begins. To win that bet, the league is experimenting with technology to make games move quickly, make officiating as accurate as possible, improve player performanceContinue Reading

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Ukrainian comeback attempt had come up just short, and Dayana Yastremska and her four teammates were preparing to pose for their final formal photograph at this Billie Jean King Cup qualifier. The blue and yellow ribbon representing Ukraine that had been stenciled onto the tennis courtContinue Reading