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France, a World Cup Champion That Stood Above It All in Russia

France, a World Cup Champion That Stood Above It All in Russia

France celebrating with the trophy after winning the World Cup.

Paul Pogba and the Power of Perception

Paul Pogba and the Power of Perception

Paul Pogba during Manchester United's opener at Old Trafford this month.

Victims’ Father Lunges at Larry Nassar in Court

Victims’ Father Lunges at Larry Nassar in Court

Randall Margraves, the father of victims of Larry Nassar, attempted to attack the former sports doctor during a sentencing hearing on Friday.

Columbia University Is Cited for a Cracked Building Facade, Inviting Memories of a 1979 Death

Columbia University Is Cited for a Cracked Building Facade, Inviting Memories of a 1979 Death

Lori Gold’s sister, Grace Gold, was killed when concrete fell from the facade of a Columbia University building in 1979. Ms. Gold stood outside Columbia’s McBain hall, which has been cited for facade flaws that prompted the school to erect scaffolding.

Chipper Jones Will Get Into the Hall of Fame. So Why Not Gary Sheffield?

Chipper Jones Will Get Into the Hall of Fame. So Why Not Gary Sheffield?

Chipper Jones made Atlanta Braves fans very happy many times over two decades. He’s expected to be voted into the Hall of Fame this week.

Ski Ace Ted Ligety Bows Out of Olympics. Will It Be for Good?

Ski Ace Ted Ligety Bows Out of Olympics. Will It Be for Good?

The American skier Ted Ligety after a giant slalom run on Sunday. He finished in a tie for 15th place.

The Era of Streaming Niche Sports Dawns

The Era of Streaming Niche Sports Dawns

The World Armwrestling League is one of a growing number of niche sports organizations that believe they can become profitable streaming their competitions.

That Spitting Thing at the World Cup? It’s Probably ‘Carb Rinsing’

That Spitting Thing at the World Cup? It’s Probably ‘Carb Rinsing’

Dele Alli spitting what looks to be water during England’s game against Colombia last week. England’s players have been doing plenty of rinsing and spitting the past month in Russia.

Juventus’ Near Miracle Against Real Madrid Ends in Controversy

Juventus’ Near Miracle Against Real Madrid Ends in Controversy

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon angrily confronted the referee Michael Oliver after a late penalty went against Juventus in the team’s Champions League match against Real Madrid. Buffon received a red card.

Bad Blood Between the Yankees and the Red Sox Is Good for Baseball

Bad Blood Between the Yankees and the Red Sox Is Good for Baseball

Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin, center, started a scrum with Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, left, in the seventh inning on Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

South Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ Fall to Sweden in Olympic Curling

South Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ Fall to Sweden in Olympic Curling

Sweden defeated the South Korean curling team, known as the “Garlic Girls,” in the gold medal match on Sunday.

At Barcelona, Coutinho Deal Isn’t the Only Ticking Clock

At Barcelona, Coutinho Deal Isn’t the Only Ticking Clock

Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu. His team leads the Spanish league and is bidding to pay a club-record fee for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, but an aging core remains a looming concern.

With a Wimbledon Win, Novak Djokovic Reclaims a Place at the Top

With a Wimbledon Win, Novak Djokovic Reclaims a Place at the Top

Novak Djokovic won his 13th Grand Slam title, but his first in two years, on Sunday at Wimbledon.

Tennis Needs Serena Williams Back. But Does She Need to Be Seeded?

Tennis Needs Serena Williams Back. But Does She Need to Be Seeded?

Serena Williams practicing at Roland Garros last week. She plays her first-round match at the French Open on Tuesday.

Urban Meyer Apologizes to Courtney Smith, and for Not Doing It Sooner

Urban Meyer Apologizes to Courtney Smith, and for Not Doing It Sooner

Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer speaking at a news conference on Wednesday after he was suspended for three games.

A Lyrical Twist: Figure Skaters Perform to Music With Words

A Lyrical Twist: Figure Skaters Perform to Music With Words

Julian Yee performing at a competition last year in Germany, where he became the first figure skater from Malaysia to qualify for the Olympics. Yee has boldly taken advantage of the sport’s new approach to music.


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