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Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal: Premier League Season Hangs on Final Day

From the vantage point of its end, there is something strange and distant – almost alien – about the start of a season. It is only 10 months ago, after all, barely the blink of an eye, and yet beliefs and convictions and truths from back then now seem as archaic as the idea that …

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Kevon Looney Leads Golden State in Comeback Win Over Dallas Mavericks

SAN FRANCISCO – The day before Kevon Looney produced the best game of his professional career, he sat in a hallway at Chase Center in San Francisco, thinking about the way his role had changed since Golden State drafted him in 2015. This was a team known for its smaller lineups; That’s how it had …

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Men’s Tennis Tour Penalizes Wimbledon Over Ban on Russian Players

“How do you draw the line of when you ban players and when you do not?” Yevgeny Kafelnikov, a Russian and a former No. 1 singles player, said in a telephone interview from Moscow. Updated May 20, 2022, 11:56 am ET Unlike Wimbledon, the lead-in events in Britain have not been stripped of ranking points …

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Tennis Experts Offer Advice on How Young Players Can Improve

When Ash Barty retired in March, the conversation centered on how someone so young could walk away from tennis. For a Women’s Tennis Association champion, however, 25 is relatively old. Since Serena Williams’s last Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2017, 15 of 19 Slam winners have been 25 or younger, and 11 …

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Who Referees the NBA Referees? On TV, Steve Javie Does.

SECAUCUS, NJ – “They think they know refereeing,” Steve Javie muttered to no one in particular, wearing a wry smile. “It’s even hard in slow motion.” The “they” could be anyone, from enraged fans to confused television broadcasters – and, sometimes, even Javie, who was an NBA official for 25 years. He was sitting in …

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Who Referees the NBA Referees? On TV, Steve Javie Does.

SECAUCUS, NJ – “They think they know refereeing,” Steve Javie muttered to no one in particular, wearing a wry smile. “It’s even hard in slow motion.” The “they” could be anyone, from enraged fans to confused television broadcasters – and, sometimes, even Javie, who was an NBA official for 25 years. He was sitting in …

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Carlos Alcaraz, Just 19, Has His Eye on a Grand Slam Title

ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN, France – Carlos Alcaraz of Spain was walking to a series of television interviews at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters here last month when something stopped him in his tracks: A Maserati MC20 on display. Cars have become a passion for Alcaraz, even though he did not obtain his driver’s license until this year, well …

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