The Hard Part Is Still to Come for the N.B.A.

As daunting as a comeback seemed for the N.B.A. in May and June, when worriers like me openly fretted about all the threats to the viability of Bubble Ball, there is an uncomfortable reality generating little coverage in basketball circles in advance of the Nov. 18 draft and the free-agent

At Augusta National, Patience and Experience Pay Off

At last year’s Masters Tournament, the cut after the first two days was three over par. Adam Scott, the 2013 champion, was the co-leader on Friday night at seven under. But just six shots back, having easily made the cut at one under par, was another past champion: Bernhard Langer,

The Dolphins Appear to Be Relevant. How About That?

The Miami Dolphins were arguably the N.F.L.’s least relevant team from the turn of the 21st century until two Sundays ago. They were never truly great during that span, but were rarely terrible enough to be comically entertaining, either. They produced few stars or personalities and fewer memorable moments. The Dolphins