Can the N.F.L. Turn a 360-Pound Rugby Player Into a Football Star?

In February 2018, Jeff Stoutland, an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, was a day away…

How a Military Prep School Helped Army Improve in Football

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Kelvin Hopkins Jr., the youngest of three children raised by a single…

Can the Giants Really Bank on Daniel Jones?

About a week after the Giants drafted him sixth over all, quarterback Daniel Jones and his…

Why Many Top Hoops Recruits Won’t Be at the N.C.A.A.’s New Showcases

When federal authorities dropped a bombshell nearly two years ago with the announcement of a wide-ranging…

LeBron James Jr. Is 14. He Already Draws Curious Crowds.

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — College basketball’s familiar faces — Mike Krzyzewski, John Calipari, Roy Williams, Tom…

‘This One Was Worth It’: Yankees Set Record With Jasson Dominguez Signing

The Yankees have not been shy about spending heavily in the international amateur market, and it…

Rangers Sign Artemi Panarin, a Top Free-Agent Forward

The Rangers continued their roster revamp with their biggest splash yet on Monday, signing the high-scoring…

A Glimpse at the Future Excites the Rangers

STAMFORD, Conn. — In a No. 45 practice jersey, sprinting up ice and conversing with teammates,…

‘If You Don’t Have It, You’re Behind’: College Baseball’s Tech Arms Race

OMAHA — Kumar Rocker arrived on Vanderbilt’s campus last fall as one of the most heralded…

The Giants Changed Corey Ballentine’s Life. Hours Later So Did a Bullet.

TOPEKA, Kan. — It was 2 a.m., but Navarro Simmons’s mobile phone kept ringing and Corey…

Devils Acquire P.K. Subban From the Nashville Predators

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — One day after acquiring the potential franchise center Jack Hughes, the Devils…

American Players Rise to the Top in the N.H.L. Draft

The first round of the N.H.L. draft on Friday yielded one of the strongest showings ever…

2019 N.H.L. Draft: Devils Take Jack Hughes at No. 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Devils added to their depth at center by selecting Jack Hughes…

The N.B.A.’s Hot Stove Has Burned Down the League

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What the Knicks Need Is Out There, but the Nets Can Snatch It Away

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