The Future of Football Has Flags
More American children ages 6 to 12 now play flag football than the tackle version of the sport. The N.F.L. has taken note and is investing in the...
Rams and Chiefs Can’t Stop Scoring, and There May Be More to Come
An N.F.L. crackdown on helmet-to-helmet hits has helped an offensive explosion.
On Soccer: Four Years From Its Big Party, Qatar Remains a Soccer Work in Progress
Building stadiums and roads has proved far easier than building a team for the tiny Gulf nation. But the 2022 World Cup is coming, and soon enough...
Rams 54, Chiefs 51: Rams and Chiefs Defenses Add Pop to an Explosion of Points
The offenses of two 9-1 teams put on the expected show, but the defenses made an unexpected impact, combining to force seven turnovers and score...
Rangers 2, Stars 1: Surging Rangers Beat Stars as Filip Chytil Extends Scoring Streak
Chytil scored the winner, becoming the first teenager in franchise history with goals in four consecutive games. The Rangers won their sixth...
Yankees Acquire James Paxton From Mariners to Bolster Rotation
The Yankees surrendered three prospects, including Justus Sheffield, in an effort to shore up the big league rotation.
Netherlands 2, Germany 2: The Dutch Rally to Reach the UEFA Nations League Final Four
The Netherlands scored twice from the 85th minute on, forcing a tie that capped a disappointing year for Germany.
‘This Wedding Broke Down Walls,’ Said Former N.F.L. Player Jeff Rohrer of Marrying Joshua Ross
Photographs of Mr. Rohrer’s and Mr. Ross’s ceremony, before about 150 guests at Wattles Mansion Gardens in Los Angeles.
The Memphis Grizzlies Are in ‘Extensive Discussions’ to Sign Joakim Noah
Noah was waived by the Knicks in October after two disastrous seasons of a four-year, $72 million deal. The center has been away from the team...
Checkmate or Stalemate? Carlsen and Caruana Draw Again
The world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana has completed eight of its 12 scheduled games. Every one has ended in a draw.
On Baseball: Breaking Down the New Players on This Year’s Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot
Mariano Rivera is a lock, and Roy Halladay could be the first player elected posthumously by baseball writers since 1973.
Indicted Kuwaiti Sheikh Steps Aside From I.O.C.
Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah has been indicted on a charge of forgery in Geneva.