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As Contracts Expire During Shutdown, Players and Clubs Ask: Now What?

As Contracts Expire During Shutdown, Players and Clubs Ask: Now What?

On June 30, most contracts in European soccer expire, and that will put hundreds, if not thousands, of players out of work. For the vast majority, the future is anything but certain.
Andy Dalton and Other Top N.F.L. Free Agents

Andy Dalton and Other Top N.F.L. Free Agents

After nine years starting at quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, Dalton joins two former No. 1 draft picks — Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney — among veteran players searching for jobs.
Carolina Releases Cam Newton, Completes Housecleaning

Carolina Releases Cam Newton, Completes Housecleaning

The quarterback, a former league M.V.P., was the most visible remnant of the franchise’s old identity. Facing free agency with an uncertain foot injury, 30-year-old Newton may be a tough sell.
Carolina Releases Cam Newton, Completes Housecleaning

Carolina Releases Cam Newton, Completes Housecleaning

The quarterback, a former league M.V.P., was the most visible remnant of the franchise’s old identity. Facing free agency with an uncertain foot injury, 30-year-old Newton may be a tough sell.
Tom Brady Becomes a Tampa Bay Buccaneer

Tom Brady Becomes a Tampa Bay Buccaneer

After 20 seasons and six championships with the New England Patriots, Brady is joining his second N.F.L. team.
Tom Brady Becomes a Tampa Bay Buccaneer

Tom Brady Becomes a Tampa Bay Buccaneer

After 20 seasons and six championships with the New England Patriots, Brady is joining his second N.F.L. team.
Tom Brady in Tampa Bay? It’s Not as Weird as It Sounds

Tom Brady in Tampa Bay? It’s Not as Weird as It Sounds

Brady has been synonymous with New England over his 20-year career with the Patriots. But landing with the quirky Buccaneers might give him an even better shot at success this year.
Tom Brady in Tampa Bay? It’s Not as Weird as It Sounds

Tom Brady in Tampa Bay? It’s Not as Weird as It Sounds

Brady has been synonymous with New England over his 20-year career with the Patriots. But landing with the quirky Buccaneers might give him an even better shot at success this year.
With Tom Brady’s Future in Play, N.F.L. Free Agency Is Set to Begin

With Tom Brady’s Future in Play, N.F.L. Free Agency Is Set to Begin

Travel restrictions are in place as teams look to bolster rosters through a market deep in quarterbacks, including the New England expatriate.
With Tom Brady’s Future in Play, N.F.L. Free Agency Is Set to Begin

With Tom Brady’s Future in Play, N.F.L. Free Agency Is Set to Begin

Travel restrictions are in place as teams look to bolster rosters through a market deep in quarterbacks, including the New England expatriate.
Tom Brady Lifted the Patriots. Now Comes a Second Act.

Tom Brady Lifted the Patriots. Now Comes a Second Act.

Winning six Super Bowls in New England, Brady flummoxed opponents and made Foxborough a household name. He’ll seek a new team after cutting ties with the Patriots.
Tom Brady Lifted the Patriots. Now Comes a Second Act.

Tom Brady Lifted the Patriots. Now Comes a Second Act.

Winning six Super Bowls in New England, Brady flummoxed opponents and made Foxborough a household name. He’ll seek a new team after cutting ties with the Patriots.
A BlackBerry Brought D’Angelo Russell to Minnesota

A BlackBerry Brought D’Angelo Russell to Minnesota

In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein goes behind the scenes of the trade deadline for the Timberwolves and goes deep on the state of the Knicks.
George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 94

George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 94

He found that team owners had twice conspired to impede the market for free agents in the 1980s. As a result of his rulings, owners had to pay $280 million.
George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 94

George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 94

He found that team owners had twice conspired to impede the market for free agents in the 1980s. As a result of his rulings, owners had to pay $280 million.

The Process. The Decision. The Big Three. They Changed the N.B.A.

The league has been upended in fundamental ways over the past decade, from how teams see players to how players see themselves.
The Decade’s Best and Worst (Sorry, Knicks)

The Decade’s Best and Worst (Sorry, Knicks)

In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein looks back at the last decade in the N.B.A.
The Decade’s Best and Worst (Sorry, Knicks)

The Decade’s Best and Worst (Sorry, Knicks)

In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein looks back at the last decade in the N.B.A.
With Nods to the Past, Gerrit Cole Embraces His Yankees Future

With Nods to the Past, Gerrit Cole Embraces His Yankees Future

During his first news conference in the Bronx, Cole showed off both impressive knowledge of baseball labor history and the sign he carried to the 2001 World Series to cheer on the Yankees.
Yankees Re-Sign Brett Gardner for a 13th Season

Yankees Re-Sign Brett Gardner for a 13th Season

The 36-year-old outfielder was drafted by the team in 2005 and is now the last link in uniform to the 2009 championship team.