Rudy Riska, the Heisman Trophy’s Guiding Light, Dies at 85

For over 40 years he oversaw the awarding of the prestigious trophy to the nation’s top college football player and helped winners on their “magic carpet ride” in New York. Rudy...

NBA Vaccine Skeptics Speak Out

More than 90 percent of players have received at least one dose of the vaccine, but some, like Nets guard Kyrie Irving, won’t say if they have been or plan to be vaccinated. More than 90 percent of N.B.A. players have...

Roger Federer’s Deep Passion for the Laver Cup...

He helped create it in 2017 and plans to stay involved after he retires. Roger Federer has always been a student of tennis. While still a teenager more than 20 years ago, Federer was interested in who the sport’s great historical...

The Challenges of Whistling Straits

Pete Dye designed the course, home to this year’s Ryder Cup, for all golfers, but threw in a few surprises for the professionals. Players come and go, but golf courses remain. The United States will try to wrest the Ryder Cup...

Diede de Groot and Dylan Alcott Did What Novak Djokovic...

The wheelchair tennis stars Diede de Groot and Dylan Alcott each added a fourth major championship to the Paralympic titles they won this year. The tennis Grand Slam is so rare that only five players can claim one, and no player...

Medvedev Takes the First Set, 6-4 in the Men's Singles...

Novak Djokovic finds himself in familiar territory 36 minutes into the final: down a set at the U.S. Open. Medvedev took the first set, 6-4, without facing a break point, holding onto a break he earned in the opening game of...

Olympics Power Broker Convicted in Forgery Case...

Sheikh Ahmad al-Sabah of Kuwait faces possible jail time, pending an appeal. GENEVA — Ahmad al-Sabah, a Kuwaiti sheikh who for years has been one of the most influential power brokers in global sports, faces more than a year in prison...

USMNT Faces El Salvador in World Cup Qualifying...

Ahead of World Cup qualifying, a young team with a fresh attitude says it is unburdened by the failure of its predecessors to qualify for the tournament. SAN SALVADOR — As drama goes, at least by recent United States World Cup...

U.S. Ties El Salvador in World Cup Qualifying...

As a youthful American team took its first step toward the 2022 World Cup, it rued a few missed opportunities. SAN SALVADOR — The formula for success in World Cup qualifying is written in years of hard lessons, hard games and...

Chelsea Proves a Point While Collecting One at Liverpool...

A red card put Chelsea to the test, but a draw won with control, composure and calm felt like much more. LIVERPOOL, England — Romelu Lukaku’s second half was not an especially glamorous one. There was a lot of running, darting...

A Stumble, a Scream and Venus Williams Is Out at...

#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 A Stumble, a Scream and Venus Williams Is Out Williams played through a painful...