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For College Football Playoff, a Surplus of Contenders and Arguments

Just a week before revealing its final four-team bracket, the College Football Playoff selection committee faces its biggest challenge yet. In the three previous seasons of the ...

Rangers Beat Edmonton for a 6th Straight Win

The Rangers, who have become the hottest team in the N.H.L. after an awful start to the season, used a man advantage to help them to a season-high sixth straight win on Saturday. ...

Shohei Otani, a Two-Way Player, Says He is Ready to Leave Japan for M.L.B.

Shohei Otani, an accomplished young pitcher and outfielder in Japan’s top league, announced on Saturday that he wanted to move to Major League Baseball next season. “The other ...

The Secret to Roger Federer’s Success is this Man

Pierre Paganini took part in track and field in his youth, and when he first decided to become a coach he was interested above all in working with soccer stars.But it is in ...

United States Ends 17-Year Drought with Fed Cup Victory

A 17-year championship drought came to an end for the United States on Sunday when it beat Belarus, 3-2, to take its 18th Fed Cup title.CoCo Vandeweghe and Shelby Rogers defeated ...

Ryan Fitzpatrick Leads Buccaneers Past the Jets

For Ryan Fitzpatrick, beating the Jets was not as much about getting the best of his old team as it was helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get back on track.Filling in for the ...

Croatia and Switzerland Clinch World Cup Berths

Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals after a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the playoffs against Greece on Sunday in Athens.With a considerable advantage from ...

Italy Misses World Cup as Sweden Wins Playoff

Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades after a scoreless tie on Monday meant it lost its two-leg playoff to Sweden, 1-0, on aggregate. Italy, ...

Knicks Show Fight, but LeBron James Scores a Knockout

LeBron James has bullied the Knicks during his 15-year N.B.A. career. He’s dominated them on the court and rejected them in free agency. He helped turn a generation of stars ...

Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger Unanimously Named Rookies of the Year

In a year of unprecedented power for Major League Baseball, it was only fitting that the rookies of the year would be record-setting sluggers. The Yankees’ Aaron Judge, who ...