Sports

Russia topped the United States for gold after Simone Biles’s stunning withdrawal.

In the biggest upset for the United States at the Tokyo Games, Simone Biles withdrew from the gymnastics team competition after it had started on Tuesday, handing Russia’s squad a path to the gold medal and ending American domination of the event for more than a decade. Biles, Team U.S.A.’s star, pulled out of the …

Russia topped the United States for gold after Simone Biles’s stunning withdrawal. Read More »

Sunisa Lee Stepped Up When Simone Biles Stepped Back

With Russia’s women’s gymnastics team leading by more than a point and Simone Biles abruptly out of the competition in Tuesday’s team final, it fell to Sunisa Lee, anchoring the United States on the uneven bars, to keep the Americans’ gold medal hopes alive. It was, Lee said afterward, “the most pressure I’ve ever felt …

Sunisa Lee Stepped Up When Simone Biles Stepped Back Read More »

Alberto Salazar Is Permanently Barred from Track for Sexual and Emotional Misconduct

Alberto Salazar, once a prominent Nike coach of some of the world’s top distance runners, was permanently barred from participating in track and field on Monday by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, which cited Salazar for sexual and emotional misconduct. Salazar, 62, has 10 business days to request an appeal through arbitration of the ruling …

Alberto Salazar Is Permanently Barred from Track for Sexual and Emotional Misconduct Read More »

What to Watch in the Women’s Gymnastics Team Final

The United States has reigned over women’s gymnastics for more than a decade, with the last team defeat handed to it by Russia in 2010, by only two-tenths of a point. Since then — and particularly with Simone Biles’s emergence on the world scene in 2013 — the American team has seemed unstoppable. But Biles …

What to Watch in the Women’s Gymnastics Team Final Read More »

A Runner’s Trip to the Olympics Is in Doubt Because of His DACA Status

When Luis Grijalva crossed the finish line second in the 5,000-meter race at the N.C.A.A. track and field championship meet last month, he had plenty to celebrate: a new personal best time, a national record in his native Guatemala and a ticket to the Olympic Games. It should have been a joyous occasion. But the …

A Runner’s Trip to the Olympics Is in Doubt Because of His DACA Status Read More »

America’s Rugby Sevens Teams Try to Restart Their Prepandemic Roll

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Momentum is a funny thing in sports. It can crystallize seemingly out of nowhere and vanish just as easily. The American men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams know about that. Both squads turned lackluster performances at the 2018 World Cup into fabulous 2019 campaigns, finishing second in the world, their highest …

America’s Rugby Sevens Teams Try to Restart Their Prepandemic Roll Read More »

N.F.L. Sets Stiff Penalties for the Unvaccinated, Jolting Teams

Throughout the off-season, the N.F.L. had stopped short of requiring that its players and other team personnel receive a Covid-19 vaccination, instead strongly encouraging inoculation. With training camps starting in earnest next week and the regular season less than two months away, that approach has shifted. Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday sent a memo to …

N.F.L. Sets Stiff Penalties for the Unvaccinated, Jolting Teams Read More »

And Still She Rises. And Rises. And Rises.

And Still She Rises. And Rises. And Rises. Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time, who has used her influence to speak out against injustices, arrives at her second Olympics prepared to soar above the sport’s devastating recent history. ImageCredit…Illustration by Cristiana Couceiro; Photos: Jeff Roberson, via Associated Press By Juliet Macur July 24, …

And Still She Rises. And Rises. And Rises. Read More »

Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top