LeBron James Laughs at Your ‘Old’ Lakers Memes. After His Nap.

The Los Angeles Lakers have five players who are at least 35 years old, including the 36-year-old James. Older, wiser, championship? LeBron James has seen the memes and read the punch...

At the Ryder Cup, the Fans Are Part of the...

The most un-golf golf tournament in the world brings camaraderie, rambunctiousness and world-class banter to a sport normally played in hushed tones. At the Ryder Cup, fans are everything. They bring excitement to the biennial match, which starts this week at Whistling...

With Crowds Back at the U.S. Open, Young Stars Give...

Novak Djokovic failed to win a Grand Slam, but there was a sense of renewal, exciting new players named Raducanu and Fernandez, and a sense that tennis is in capable hands. To fully appreciate the unmasked roars of 2021 at the...

USMNT Beats Honduras in a Crucial World Cup Qualifier...

Illnesses, injuries and a suspension marred the start of World Cup qualifying. A trip to Honduras offered a chance to right the ship. SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — For even the most assured players and talented teams, a maiden journey into...

Rod Gilbert, Known as Mr. Ranger, Warmed New York to...

The Rangers great, whose death at the age of 80 was announced on Sunday, was more than a sensational player and a good guy, writes a former Times hockey reporter. Rod Gilbert became the face of the Rangers when hockey was...

Review: In ‘Islander,’ the Puck Stops Here...

This verbatim hockey drama considers issues of masculinity and the peculiar ownership that fans feel toward a team and its players. The 2017 season didn’t start too badly. The New York Islanders, a National Hockey League team with a new coach...

Tony Esposito, Nimble Hall of Fame Goalie Known as Tony...

Esposito guarded the Chicago Blackhawks’ net for 15 seasons and was an early pioneer of the butterfly style of goaltending. Tony Esposito, who as a rookie in his first of 15 N.H.L. seasons as the Chicago Blackhawks’ goaltender recorded an astonishing...

The Mascot Whisperer

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. In America’s four major sports leagues, about nine out of every 10 teams have a mascot. As...

Tampa Bay Lightning Repeat as Stanley Cup Champions...

The Lightning overwhelmed the Habs, winning the best-of-seven series in five games to claim their second N.H.L. championship in nine months. In one of hockey’s most cherished rites, the Stanley Cup usually spends the off-season gallivanting with players around villages in...

Australians at Home Open Find Success After Year Without Much...

#masthead-section-label, #masthead-bar-one { display: none } The Australian Open What to Watch Today How to Watch The Players to Know Testing Australians’ VIrus Anxieties Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Australians at Home Open Find Success After Year Without Much Tennis Facing Australia’s strict...

Lionel Messi, Barcelona and the Crippling Cost of Success...

Credit...Associated Press The Great Read Barcelona and the Crippling Cost of Success The world’s richest soccer club is facing a financial crisis. Executives blame the pandemic, but many of its biggest problems, including its enormous debt to Lionel Messi, are its own fault. Credit...Associated...