Even Cowboys Get the Blues

When a team is winning, it is all smiles and agreement in the clubhouse. But when a team loses a lot, the camaraderie gets fractured. The Dallas Cowboys have lost five games, and fingers are pointing in all directions. On Sunday, the Cowboys lost to the Washington Football Team, hardly a worldbeater,

The Erasure of Mesut Özil

LONDON — Everything started with a tweet. Mesut Özil knew the risks, in December last year, when he decided to offer a startling, public denunciation both of China’s treatment of the Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority in the region of Xinjiang, and the complicit silence of the international community. Friends and

Wild Days, New Faces and a Ticking Clock

The season is still young. The sample size is far too small to draw conclusions. Over the next month or two, order most likely will be restored. As the weeks clog with matches, as muscles tire and injuries occur, chances are that the familiar faces will be the ones left

Going From His Childhood Bedroom to the N.B.A. Draft

Marc Stein is on vacation this week. Tyrese Haliburton didn’t imagine he would ever find himself living with his parents again inside his Wisconsin childhood home. Certainly, he did not throughout a sophomore season at Iowa State in which his stock skyrocketed in N.B.A. mock drafts everywhere. But once he realized the pandemic,

Clippers Are Hiring Tyronn Lue as Their New Coach

The Los Angeles Clippers are hiring Tyronn Lue as their new head coach, according to two people with knowledge of the deal. The Clippers on Wednesday were finalizing a five-year contract with Lue to install him as the successor to Doc Rivers, according to the people, who were not authorized to