The New York Times: Sports

At Davis Cup, a Memorable Night (Plus Morning) Exposes Some Flaws

At Davis Cup, a Memorable Night (Plus Morning) Exposes Some Flaws

A doubles match between the United States and Italy ended at 4:04 a.m., another hiccup for an overhauled event that has not gotten off to a seamless start.

Wat Misaka, First Nonwhite in Modern Pro Basketball, Dies at 95

A son of Japanese immigrants, he starred for the University of Utah on national championship teams before joining the Knicks for a short but historic run.
N.F.L. Upholds Myles Garrett’s Indefinite Suspension

N.F.L. Upholds Myles Garrett’s Indefinite Suspension

Garrett, the Cleveland Browns star, told N.F.L. officials that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur during an in-game brawl.

Seven Russians Suspended for Obstructing Doping Investigation in Track

The bans deepened a crisis for Russian sports that soon could see the country barred from next summer’s Tokyo Olympics and other major international sporting events.
N’Golo Kanté and the Art of Winning

N’Golo Kanté and the Art of Winning

The Chelsea midfielder is soccer’s ultimate artisan: a player who does the running and the fetching and the retrieving so others can score the goals. That diligence has its rewards.
Kawhi Leonard. Paul George. Same Court. Same Time.

Kawhi Leonard. Paul George. Same Court. Same Time.

The Clippers finally got their two stars together, and also an overtime win.
No Joy in Victory in a Football Game Interrupted by a Young Boy’s Shooting

No Joy in Victory in a Football Game Interrupted by a Young Boy’s Shooting

The wounded boy died five days later, hours before the players finished the game at the Philadelphia Eagles’ stadium.
The Japan Cup Honors Deep Impact

The Japan Cup Honors Deep Impact

He delivered an emphatic victory there in 2006, and his recent death has deeply affected Japanese fans.
Aaron Rodgers Is Still Fluent in Winning

Aaron Rodgers Is Still Fluent in Winning

After an off-season in which his leadership was questioned, the Packers are soaring behind a new coach, a new offense, a new culture — and their rejuvenated quarterback.
The Jockey Yutaka Take Reflects on His Career

The Jockey Yutaka Take Reflects on His Career

He’s won the Japanese Triple Crown, the Japan Cup four times and has more than 4,000 victories.
There are Eight Undefeated Pac-12 Basketball Teams. Really.

There are Eight Undefeated Pac-12 Basketball Teams. Really.

U.C.L.A. and Arizona appear to be strong again for a conference that put only three teams in each of the past two N.C.A.A. tournaments.
Texans Look for Stability Against Wildly Unpredictable Colts

Texans Look for Stability Against Wildly Unpredictable Colts

Houston is trying to forget last week’s embarrassing loss and Indianapolis is dealing with several injuries in a game with huge playoff implications.
Yankees Cut Jacoby Ellsbury and Greg Bird

Yankees Cut Jacoby Ellsbury and Greg Bird

Injuries have prevented Ellsbury, who has more than $26 million left on his contract, from playing since 2017 and also stifled Bird’s career.
At the Heart of Serbia’s Tennis Success Story

At the Heart of Serbia’s Tennis Success Story

Janko Tipsarevic practiced in a drained swimming pool that was converted into a court. Now he is part of the core of another strong Davis Cup team.
10-Year-Old Boy Who Was Shot at High School Football Game Dies

10-Year-Old Boy Who Was Shot at High School Football Game Dies

The victim was a spectator at a Friday night playoff game in New Jersey.
James Wiseman of Memphis Can Return From Suspension in January

James Wiseman of Memphis Can Return From Suspension in January

The N.C.A.A. had declared Wiseman, potentially a top N.B.A. draft pick, ineligible because his family improperly accepted moving funds while the player was still in high school.
Maple Leafs Fire Coach Mike Babcock

Maple Leafs Fire Coach Mike Babcock

Babcock has won a Stanley Cup and Olympic gold medals, but he could not end Toronto’s championship drought.
Jimmie Johnson, 7-Time NASCAR Champion, Will Retire After 2020 Season

Jimmie Johnson, 7-Time NASCAR Champion, Will Retire After 2020 Season

Johnson, 44, joins an exodus of popular drivers that began when Jeff Gordon left the circuit in 2015.
Charles Barkley Is Accused of Threatening a Female Reporter

Charles Barkley Is Accused of Threatening a Female Reporter

Alexi McCammond, a political reporter for Axios, said the Turner Sports analyst told her he would hit her — if he hit women.
Brooks Koepka Withdraws From Presidents Cup Team

Brooks Koepka Withdraws From Presidents Cup Team

Player-captain Tiger Woods selected Rickie Fowler as Koepka’s replacement.