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Kenya Disbands Olympic Committee, Citing Disorganization

25-08-2016

Kenya Disbands Olympic Committee, Citing Disorganization

Photo Members of the Kenya delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio Games. Credit Leon Neal/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya — Missing uniforms. Shabby post-Games accommodations. Problems with airline tickets that left athletes temporarily stranded thousands of miles from home. At the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Kenya ’s National Olympic Committee performed far worse than its athletes, whose 13 medals, including victories in the men’s and women’s marathons and four... Read more

U.S. Open Special: The Electric, Infuriating Nick Kyrgios

25-08-2016

I t was just before noon on a swampy July morning when Nick Kyrgios came walking through the parking lot of the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Fla., on his way to practice. He wore black shorts and a black basketball jersey, and his haircut straddled the line between a faux-hawk and a fade; a racket bag was slung over his shoulders, and his eyes were fixed on two smartphones, one in each hand.... Read more

In Tennis, Playwrights Find a Ready Device for Onstage Drama

25-08-2016

“It’s always hard to put a finger on why something is suddenly in the zeitgeist,” said Ruhl, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and a Tony Award nominee. “I don’t know why it is happening with tennis in theater right now. But for me, while researching the Bush dynasty, I realized tennis is such a big part of their lives and a wonderful metaphor for family competition and sibling rivalry.” In “Scenes from Court Life,” Greg... Read more

Sports Briefing: Marlins Halt Royals’ Winning Streak at Nine Games

24-08-2016

Sports Briefing: Marlins Halt Royals’ Winning Streak at Nine Games

Photo Pablo Maffeo, right, of Manchester City, which won a Champions League playoff game, 1-0. Credit Carl Recine/Reuters Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings and appeared to avoid a serious injury when he tweaked his right leg on his final pitch on Wednesday night, helping the host Miami Marlins beat Kansas City , 3-0, and ending the Royals’ nine-game winning streak. Fernandez (13-7) pulled up after striking out Christian Colon to end the seventh and rubbed... Read more

Jay Bruce Limps Off as Cardinals Clobber the Mets

24-08-2016

Jay Bruce Limps Off as Cardinals Clobber the Mets

Photo Stephen Piscotty after hitting a two-run homer off Mets starter Jacob deGrom in the fifth inning. Credit Jeff Curry/USA Today Sports, via Reuters Stop us if this sounds familiar: A Mets player did something during a game to hurt himself and had to depart the contest early. In this case, during a routine double to left field in the second inning, Jay Bruce grimaced as he ran out of the batter’s box in Wednesday’s... Read more

Jay Bruce Limps Off as Cardinals Clobber the Mets

24-08-2016

Jay Bruce Limps Off as Cardinals Clobber the Mets

Photo Stephen Piscotty after hitting a two-run homer off Mets starter Jacob deGrom in the fifth inning. Credit Jeff Curry/USA Today Sports, via Reuters Stop us if this sounds familiar: A Mets player did something during a game to hurt himself and had to depart the contest early. In this case, during a routine double to left field in the second inning, Jay Bruce grimaced as he ran out of the batter’s box in Wednesday’s... Read more

U.S. Soccer Suspends Hope Solo and Terminates Her Contract

24-08-2016

U.S. Soccer Suspends Hope Solo and Terminates Her Contract

Photo United States goalkeeper Hope Solo reacting to a goal in a loss to Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals. Credit Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters U.S. Soccer terminated the contract of goalkeeper Hope Solo on Wednesday for what it called “conduct that is counter to the organization’s principles.” The federation also said it had suspended Solo from the women’s national team for six months, but in ending her contract it sent a strong signal that Solo — who... Read more

No Medals, but Benefits Nonetheless, for Those Who Skipped Rio

24-08-2016

No Medals, but Benefits Nonetheless, for Those Who Skipped Rio

Photo As Justin Rose, center, received the gold medal, Henrik Stenson, left, took silver, and Matt Kuchar won bronze, some top golfers who sat out the Olympics had their televisions tuned elsewhere. Credit Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Rory McIlroy did not watch much of the golf during the Olympics. He did not watch much of anything. He spent a week at an isolated cabin in upstate New York, where there was no electricity.... Read more

Laver Cup Will Pit European Players Against the World

24-08-2016

Laver Cup Will Pit European Players Against the World

Photo Rod Laver, center, with Rafael Nadal, left and Roger Federer announcing plans for the Laver Cup, a team contest pitting Europe against the world. Credit Alex Goodlett/Getty Images Rod Laver and Roger Federer are separated by 43 years of age and more millions of dollars than Laver would care to count. But as to which tennis legend produced the richer social stories to pass on for posterity, Federer would readily admit: It’s no contest.... Read more

World Series Run May Have Cost the Mets’ Starting Rotation

24-08-2016

World Series Run May Have Cost the Mets’ Starting Rotation

“The off-season is short,” deGrom said. “You’ve got to adjust. You end up taking some time off, and then you look up and it’s spring training. I think that’s why I started slower. Right now, I feel as good as I did last year.” Photo Worries about Matt Harvey’s workload came up last season. He has been out since July because of surgery to alleviate compression of nerves or blood vessels in his upper torso.... Read more

World Series Run May Have Cost the Mets’ Starting Rotation

24-08-2016

World Series Run May Have Cost the Mets’ Starting Rotation

“The off-season is short,” deGrom said. “You’ve got to adjust. You end up taking some time off, and then you look up and it’s spring training. I think that’s why I started slower. Right now, I feel as good as I did last year.” Photo Worries about Matt Harvey’s workload came up last season. He has been out since July because of surgery to alleviate compression of nerves or blood vessels in his upper torso.... Read more

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