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In Loss to Real Madrid, P.S.G. Fails on the Big Stage It Covets

It was for the Champions League that P.S.G. sanctioned a $276 million move last summer for Neymar, the Brazilian superstar. It did not sign him from Barcelona, in the words of the...

Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau Share Lead in a Suspended First Round at Riviera

 Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau each carded a five-under-par 66 on Thursday to share the overnight lead in the Genesis Open. Play was suspended by darkness at Riviera Country...

Snowboarder Ester Ledecka Shocks Lindsey Vonn and the Super-G Field

An instant after completing her run in Saturday’s Olympic women’s super-G, Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic stood motionless in the snow as she gazed at the scoreboard...

Eric Hosmer Joins the Padres, Jolting a Quiet Free-Agent Market

Eric Hosmer was a reigning World Series champion when he took the field at Petco Park in San Diego for the 2016 All-Star Game. Hosmer, who had helped lead the Kansas City Royals...

At Daytona, Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr. Break Through Behind Familiar Numbers

Nascar’s most famous racecar numbers — 3 and 43 — finished in first and second place on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. But it wasn’t stock car racing’s two...

New York Open Stays Out of the Way in Tournament’s First Year

The public address system thundered “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses as two sheepish tennis players emerged from behind a cloud of machine-made smoke, only to be...

The N.B.A. Dunk Contest has the History, the 3-Point Contest has the Stars

It has been 30 years since Michael Jordan launched himself from the free-throw line and slammed the ball through the hoop to edge out Dominique Wilkins in an epic N.B.A. slam dunk...

The Mets Add Another Piece, and This Time It’s a Starting Pitcher

Even though the Mets patched up some of the holes in their roster this off-season, something still seemed to be missing: another starting pitcher. Now they have one. On Friday...

Tiger Woods, after Stumbling at Riviera, Plans to Come Back

Justin Thomas, 24, hitched a ride last week on Tiger Woods’s private plane to the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club. When Woods reminisced somewhere over America about first...

Yuzuru Hanyu writes another Chapter in Figure Skating Legend

At a figure-skating competition in Moscow last October, Yuzuru Hanyu was told that he resembled to some a heroic character, delicate but fierce, from the Japanese tradition of...