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  1. PhotoTracy McGrady at his home in Fresno, Texas.CreditMichael Starghill Jr. for The New York Times

    The former All-Stars, who both entered the N.B.A. straight from high school, hope to share their experiences in the league with potential clients entering the 2021 draft.

    By Marc Stein

  2. PhotoPlaying in front of cutouts, Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier, one of the few players to wear a face covering in the preseason game on Saturday, hit a home run in the fourth inning at Citi Field.CreditAdam Hunger/Associated Press

    Exhibition games replaced practices and intrasquad scrimmages as the New York teams prepared for the start of their regular-season schedule later this week.

    By James Wagner

  3. PhotoJack Nicklaus, in blazer, and Jon Rahm eschewed the traditional handshake for fist bumps on Sunday at the Memorial Tournament. Nicklaus revealed that he and his wife, Barbara, tested positive for the coronavirus in March.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times

    With his win at the Memorial Tournament on Sunday, the previously petulant Rahm takes over the No. 1 world ranking.

    By Bill Pennington

  4. PhotoRyan Strome of the Rangers trained at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility on Monday. The team will soon continue training in Canada.CreditNick Homler/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

    on pro hockey

    The team’s move to Canada to train and finish the N.H.L. season recalls a time in the 1960s and ’70s when training up there was standard. And most of the team was Canadian.

    By Gerald Eskenazi

  1. PhotoA spreading coronavirus outbreak in the United States is being closely watch by the International Olympic Committee and organizers of the Tokyo Games.CreditPhilip Fong/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    Japan has largely controlled the coronavirus. Large parts of the rest of the world, especially the United States, have not. A year before the rescheduled Games, that is still a major problem.

    By Matthew Futterman, Motoko Rich and Andrew Keh

  2. PhotoJose Alfaro, left, and Manuel Peña-Morros rode down the access road in the Dinamos nature preserve near Mexico City, a popular route in a city with a growing biking community.CreditNathaniel Parish Flannery

    With new bike routes and the pandemic pushing more people to cycle, the mountains outside one of the world’s megacities are drawing new and veteran enthusiasts.

    By Nathaniel Parish Flannery

  3. Photo“There are stories after stories of women who have been harassed, marginalized and tokenized within the N.F.L.,” said Linda Seabrook, director of workplace safety and equity for Futures Without Violence.CreditJim Lo Scalzo/EPA, via Shutterstock

    Diversity and inclusion advocates said until the league fully addresses its toxic relationship with women, “those stories will keep coming.”

    By Juliet Macur and Ken Belson

  4. PhotoThe Toronto Blue Jays at batting practice earlier this month at Rogers Centre in Toronto.CreditMark Blinch/Getty Images

    Canada’s immigration minister said repeated cross-border travel among players and staff members posed a health risk. The team is likely to play the regular season in the U.S.

    By Tyler Kepner

  5. PhotoM.L.B.’s virus protocols say players should avoid high-fives and fist-bumps. At least Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge wore gloves for theirs.CreditKathy Willens/Associated Press

    M.L.B.’s protocols require it, but it’s not easy to suddenly stop spitting, high-fiving and wiping your face in a sport where doing so can be second nature.

    By James Wagner

  1. PhotoJessica McDonald brought her 8-year-old son into the N.W.S.L. bubble.CreditKyle McCue/North Carolina Courage

    As sports return, some female athletes have entered restricted environments with their children in tow. Their leagues have taken steps to make it easier.

    By Molly Hensley-Clancy

  2. On Soccer

    PhotoLeeds United’s 16-year absence from the Premier League ended Friday.CreditPaul Ellis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    After 16 years away from English soccer’s top division, an era marred by sporting and financial batterings, Leeds United finally claimed a spot in the Premier League on Friday.

    By Rory Smith

  3. PhotoThe Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic, right, posting up Portland’s Hassan Whiteside in March. Vucevic had his wife bring a video game he wanted to a designated drop-off zone at the N.B.A. “bubble.”CreditJohn Raoux/Associated Press

    With their homes, family and friends minutes away, Orlando players feel conflicted as they resume their season in quarantine at Walt Disney World.

    By Marc Stein

  4. PhotoDan Snyder, above, the Washington team’s owner, is conducting a review of the team’s name and logo while overhauling the organization’s front office alongside its new head coach, Ron Rivera.CreditAlex Brandon/Associated Press

    The organization hired a Washington-based law firm after 15 women said that they were sexually harassed while employed by the team.

    By Ken Belson, Kevin Draper and Juliet Macur

  5. PhotoIlya Kovalchuk is still chasing his first Stanley Cup title.CreditGeoff Burke/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

    Waiting out the lockdown for one last shot at a Stanley Cup has been hard for veterans. “Selfishly, I was really upset when we stopped playing,” one said.

    By Andrew Knoll


  1. N.C.A.A. Updates Guidelines and Says Return of Sports Depends on Spread

    The coronavirus needs to be better contained for fall sports to happen, Mark Emmert, the association’s president, said. “Today, sadly,” he said, “the data point in the wrong direction.”

    By Gillian R. Brassil


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