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A Curious Golfer, a Lawn Mower and a Thousand Hours in Lockdown

On Friday evening, Chris Powell and 23 locals stood in a field roughly a mile from his home in the rolling hills of Rhayader in Mid Wales. All around the group, familiar features dotted the landscape — from a winding series of public footpaths to gorse bushes, patches of bracken and a centuries-old stone cottage. …

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For Jrue Holiday, It’s a Good Game When His Wife Says So

It was not until May, which the Bucks began with back-to-back victories over the Nets, that Milwaukee loudly announced it was still an N.B.A. championship contender. Jrue Holiday scored 14 points in the first quarter of the second win, and in a contented home locker room, one of the league’s foremost defensive players let his …

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Alex Rodriguez and Partner Reach Deal on Timberwolves and Lynx

The baseball star Alex Rodriguez and his business partner Marc Lore have reached terms on a deal to purchase the N.B.A.’s Minnesota Timberwolves and the W.N.B.A.’s Minnesota Lynx for $1.5 billion. Glen Taylor, the lifelong Minnesotan who moved from a career in politics to become the owner of both franchises, announced on Friday that the …

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Northwestern Athletic Director Resigns Amid Backlash Over Harassment Case

Erika Carter breathed a small sigh of relief when she learned that Mike Polisky had resigned as the Northwestern University athletic director after about 10 days in the role. But it was just a small sigh. Polisky had stepped aside on Wednesday amid escalating questions over his and the university’s handling of accusations of sexual …

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Expert Picks: Who Will Win the Preakness?

Medina Spirit, who won the Kentucky Derby on May 1 to give the trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh victory in the race, was installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, despite nearly not running at all after it was disclosed that he had tested positive for betamethasone, a corticosteroid, after the …

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Brace Yourselves: The Knicks Are Going to the Playoffs

Let’s keep this simple: The Knicks — the Knicks! — are going back to the playoffs. When the Boston Celtics lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, the Knicks clinched a top-six seed in the Eastern Conference. That means the Knicks will avoid the N.B.A.’s play-in round. And while their final playoff seed is …

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