Richard Jarecki, Doctor Who Conquered Roulette, Dies at 86
He found a million-dollar edge by closely observing and identifying slight biases in roulette wheels, becoming “a menace to every casino in Europe.”
N.C.A.A. Alters Rules for Agents and Draft in Wake of Basketball Corruption Scandal
Two N.C.A.A. boards adopted a series of men’s basketball reforms as the governing body continues to grapple with federal indictments involving...
Mets Finally Reward Jacob deGrom With a Victory
DeGrom threw six scoreless innings to snap a seven-start winless streak in an 8-0 victory over the Reds.
On Golf: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Are Becoming Golf’s Odd Couple
The distance between them has narrowed in middle age, and as they go into this week’s P.G.A. Championship, the pair may have more in common than...
A Female Olympian Who Models Men’s Clothing
Casey Legler, a former Olympic swimmer, recounts her unlikely rise and fall in a new memoir, “Godspeed.” And that’s only half the story.
Saquon Barkley and the Impossible Hype Machine
The Giants’ rookie running back has already taken the N.F.L. by storm without ever playing in a game. Can he — or anybody — live up to those...
P.G.A. Championship’s Random Past Proves Anyone Can Win
The underdog-friendly major, which is at Bellerive in Missouri this year, is known for giving golf some very surprising winners.
LeBron James and Lakers to Play the Warriors on Christmas Day
Also on the card: Celtics-Sixers and Bucks-Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Phys Ed: Why We All Need to Drink More During Hot Weather Exercise
Some athletes have begun to eschew fluids during hot weather workouts, in hopes that the privation might somehow make them stronger. A new study...
Postcards from Saratoga Springs: A White Face, a Blue Eye and a Bright Future
The colt Southern Phantom has won admirers for his uncommon appearance, but he can run a bit, too.
Reds 6, Mets 1: Sal Romano, a Long Island Native, Baffles the Mets
The Syosset native pitched into the seventh inning, helping Cincinnati secure a victory that included a lengthy rain delay.
Yankees 4, White Sox 3 | 13 innings: Miguel Andujar Lifts Yankees to Narrow Win Over White Sox
Andujar, stationed at designated hitter because of struggles on defense, hit a home run and later delivered the game-winning hit in the 13th inning.