Read the Polls. Debate Them. Definitely Don’t Count on Them.

DALLAS — Around the time the University of Oklahoma’s spirit squad, the Ruf/Neks, fired its shotguns,…

Sam Darnold’s Comeback Rescues the Jets’ Offense

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Before Sunday, no one would have called him a superhero, but to…

Miami Out-Bungles Washington in Race to the N.F.L.’s Bottom

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — It was necessary on Sunday to remember, despite six weeks of conflicting…

Poland, Russia qualify for Euro 2020; Croatia must wait

Poland and Russia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Sunday, while Gareth Bale’s goal forced…

What to Watch for in Game 2 of the A.L.C.S.

Game 1 of the American League Championship Series could not have gone better for the Yankees,…

Coco Gauff, 15, Wins Her First Singles Title

Coco Gauff put her hands on her face in disbelief, then pumped her arms in triumph…

Russia routs Cyprus 5-0 to join Belgium at Euro 2020

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russia routed Cyprus 5-0 on Sunday to join group winner Belgium in…

Cardinals’ Hit or Miss Offense Is Missing Again

ST. LOUIS — The baseball schedule is so unforgiving that most teams, by the end, know…

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei Breaks Marathon World Record

CHICAGO — This city lived up to its billing as host of America’s fastest major marathon…

Belgium beats Kazakhstan to stay perfect in Euro qualifying

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — With its place at the 2020 European Championship already secure, Belgium stayed…

Neymar plays only 12 minutes as Brazil held by Nigeria

SINGAPORE (AP) — Neymar limped out of Brazil’s friendly against Nigeria in Singapore on Sunday after…

Simone Biles Becomes World Championships’ Most Decorated Gymnast

Simone Biles on Sunday became the most decorated gymnast in world championship history, winning gold medals…

Nationals Pitching Puts an Old-School Tactic on the Cutting Edge

ST. LOUIS — For all the new wisdom in baseball, some theories stay timeless. One in…

China Conflict Mutes N.B.A.’s New-Season Buzz

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Turnaround: Italy qualifies for Euros with 3 games to spare

ROME (AP) — Two years after failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy’s turnaround could…