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The Most Dreaded Opponent at the Olympics: The Common Cold

The Most Dreaded Opponent at the Olympics: The Common Cold

Lari Lehtonen of Finland, left, alongside Canada’s Graeme Killick during the 30k cross-country skiing event in Pyeongchang on Sunday. Lehtonen, like many athletes, went to great lengths to avoid catching a cold before the Olympics.

Tarik Cohen Makes Football Fun Again in Chicago

Tarik Cohen Makes Football Fun Again in Chicago

Running back Tarik Cohen led the Bears with 71 receptions this season.

A No-Hitter Brings Out Canadian Pitching Pride

A No-Hitter Brings Out Canadian Pitching Pride

James Paxton, a Mariners pitcher from Ladner, British Columbia, showed off his maple leaf tattoo after pitching a no-hitter against the Blue Jays on Tuesday in Toronto.

Last Year’s Victorious No. 15 Seeds Back Florida Gulf Coast

Last Year’s Victorious No. 15 Seeds Back Florida Gulf Coast

Kyle O’Quinn, left, starred during the first weekend of last year’s tournament, with 26 points and 14 rebounds in No. 15 Norfolk State’s upset of second-seeded Missouri.

A Brooklyn Family’s Journey Finally Reaches the N.B.A.

A Brooklyn Family’s Journey Finally Reaches the N.B.A.

The Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Dakari Johnson comes from a long line of Brooklyn-born basketball players.

Doping Whistleblower Sues Russian Olympians and Their Oligarch Backer, an N.B.A. Owner

Doping Whistleblower Sues Russian Olympians and Their Oligarch Backer, an N.B.A. Owner

Mikhail D. Prokhorov, right, with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin.

Rangers Hire Boston University’s David Quinn as New Coach

Rangers Hire Boston University’s David Quinn as New Coach

David Quinn after his Boston University team won the 2015 Beanpot tournament, which matches the four major college hockey teams in the Boston metropolitan area.

Serena Williams Still the Main Draw at Wimbledon

Serena Williams Still the Main Draw at Wimbledon

Serena Williams and her fans at the French Open. Williams is the No. 25 seed at Wimbledon.

Yankees Win Opener Against the Mets, as Masahiro Tanaka Scores a Painful Run

Yankees Win Opener Against the Mets, as Masahiro Tanaka Scores a Painful Run

Masahiro Tanaka scoring in the sixth inning. He left the game after the play with tight hamstrings.

Despite Soccer’s Woes, the Artists Played On

Despite Soccer’s Woes, the Artists Played On

From left, Barcelona’s Luis Suárez, Neymar and Lionel Messi. It was a year of transition in style for Barça, but led by the three South Americans, the team won everything in 2015: La Liga, the Copa del Rey, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.

Meet Peter Polansky, Tennis’s Luckiest Loser

Meet Peter Polansky, Tennis’s Luckiest Loser

Peter Polansky, playing against Alexander Zverev on Tuesday, took a roundabout way into the draw at all four Grand Slams this year.

Dominic Thiem Stuns Rafael Nadal on Madrid Clay

Dominic Thiem Stuns Rafael Nadal on Madrid Clay

Rafael Nadal of Spain, right, congratulated Dominic Thiem of Austria after their quarterfinal match at the Madrid Open on Friday.

Why Does Every Soccer Player Do This?

Why Does Every Soccer Player Do This?

The Germans reacted in unison in a game against South Korea.

By Land or by Sea, U.S. Open Golfers Got Creative About Their Lodging

By Land or by Sea, U.S. Open Golfers Got Creative About Their Lodging

Charley Hoffman and his wife, Stacy, with their daughters, Claire, 7, and Katelyn, 4, outside the recreational vehicle where they are living during the United States Open. The R.V. is parked on the grounds of a Montessori school, where four other golfers brought their vehicles for the tournament.


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