The Nets Could Have Had It All With Dr. J

As great as today’s Nets look with their starry threesome, they could have dominated the N.B.A. much, much sooner — in the 1970s, behind Julius Erving. …

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He Sought Refuge in Online Poker: ‘This Is Never About the Cards’

The author is not good at the game. But games played online while meeting on a video call with strangers provided connection at the right time. …

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Hideki Matsuyama Charges Into the Lead at the Masters

After a 78-minute rain delay, the golf course was far more forgiving with significantly slower greens, and Matsuyama will head into Sunday’s final round with a four-stroke lead. …

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Alex Rodriguez Near Deal to Purchase Timberwolves and Lynx

Rodriguez and Marc Lore, an e-commerce billionaire, intend to keep the team in Minnesota, the current owner said. …

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A Hole in One Pushes Corey Conners Up the Masters Leaderboard

The shot by the Canadian golfer was the sixth hole in one on No. 6 in tournament history. …

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Mets and Yankees are Both Shut Out in Frustrating Losses

Jacob deGrom tired a career-high in strikeouts for the Mets but was outlasted by Miami’s Trevor Rodgers. The Yankees optioned Domingo German to their alternate site. …

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Life Has Moved On, but Fans in Atlanta Mourn the All-Star Game

Friday’s home opener offered some prepandemic-like excitement, but even fans who support M.L.B.’s choice to move the signature event are sad to see it go. …

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Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio: lo que hay que saber

Después de un año de retraso, parece que los Juegos Olímpicos de Verano de Tokio están listos. Pero las circunstancias serán de lo más inusuales. Estos son los detalles. …

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Joe Musgrove Throws First No-Hitter in Padres History

The right-hander allowed only one base runner, on a hit-by-pitch. San Diego had been the last team without a no-hitter. …

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Rose Holds Slim Masters Lead as Johnson Misses the Cut

After shooting a 75 on Friday, Dustin Johnson, who won the Masters in November, became the latest defending champion not to advance into the weekend. …

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The Yankees Have a Rough Day as Rays Gets Rings and Then Romp

Aaron Judge was sidelined once again, and Gio Urshela was put on the Covid-19 injured list because of vaccine side effects. …

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Jordan Spieth Had a Very Good Day at the Masters

A crowd favorite, all eyes were on Spieth as he charged up the leaderboard and put himself in contention with a confident second round. …

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What Led Phillip Adams, Former N.F.L. Player, to a Shooting Spree?

A small city that bills itself as Football City U.S.A. is grappling with the shooting deaths of members of a prominent local family by Phillip Adams who, many say, had been adrift after his N.F.L. career ended. …

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Women Suing Deshaun Watson Must Reveal Their Names, Judges Rule

The rulings applied to just 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing the Houston Texans quarterback of assault and sexual misconduct. But it appears unlikely that any plaintiff will be allowed to remain anonymous. …

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The Sandwich Economics of the Masters and Augusta National

Experts say $1.50 pimento cheese sandwiches are not just about hospitality. Instead, they are a low-cost way to cultivate one of the biggest brands in American sports. …

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Trevor Bauer Finds Himself at Center of Ball-Doctoring Inquiry

Denying a report that suggested otherwise, Bauer, a reigning Cy Young Award winner, says balls were removed from his start for routine inspection. …

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Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Too Big to Fall

The Clásico has lost some of its luster as a season-defining day, but while its profile has fallen, its importance has not. …

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At the Masters, Justin Rose Is an Outlier, and Establishes an Early Lead

Unlike last year, when the Masters was played in November, a firm Augusta National course fought back, punishing many golfers through the first round, though Rose managed six birdies on the back nine. …

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Mets Get Controversial Win on Walk-Off Hit-by-Pitch

The Mets’ home opener included fans in the stands and a walk-off hit-by-pitch that the umpire says should have been a strikeout. …

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At the Masters, Lee Elder Gets Another Moment in the Spotlight

The first Black golfer to play the Masters in 1975 is an honorary starter as the 2021 tournament gets underway at Augusta National. …

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For Masters Second-Timers, a Chance at a More Normal Augusta National

The greens are firm and fast. Spectators are back. The course is blush with azaleas, not autumn’s colors. For young players, this tournament is an opportunity for a more traditional Masters experience. …

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Phillip Adams, Former N.F.L. Player, Is Suspect in South Carolina Shooting

The victims included the doctor’s wife and two of their eight grandchildren. The gunman, identified as a former N.F.L. cornerback, was found dead at a nearby home. …

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Jameson Taillon Impresses in First Yankees Start

Taillon has dealt with injuries throughout his career, but his first start for the Yankees went well. His coffee expertise is a bonus. …

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