The N.B.A. Slam Dunk Champion Cashes In

In a Miami hotel room, Derrick Jones Jr. and his agent, Aaron Turner, sat on a gray, three-seat couch with a laptop propped open on a coffee table in front of them. This was the start of N.B.A. free agency last weekend, compressed and frenzied, squeezed in just after the draft

College Football Changes Thanksgiving Traditions Amid Pandemic

At Colorado, the Thanksgiving meal for football players, a ritual since at least the mid-1990s, will not happen. Ohio State’s seniors will miss out on a tradition of Thanksgiving practice. At Virginia, any players who attend a large Thanksgiving gathering could have to quarantine. College football players across the country are

Kim Ng Has Been Ready for Years

When the moment arrived — when a major league team finally hired a woman to run its baseball operations — Kim Ng found a fitting way to tell her mother and four younger sisters. She gathered them all outdoors, at a gazebo in Wanaque, N.J., where her mother lives, and