Rules Changes in College Football: Targeting, Overtime and Blindside Blocks

College football is back, and the rule book is (a little) different. Although 2019 was classified…

In Andrew Luck’s Retirement, Football’s Consequences Weigh Heavily

In the century that it has grown into the nation’s most-watched sport, the N.F.L. has expected…

Andrew Luck’s Retirement Prompts Debate About His Grit

Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement from the N.F.L. sent shock waves across the social media and sports…

Andrew Luck of the Colts Retires From the N.F.L. After Spate of Injuries

Andrew Luck, a Pro Bowl quarterback and the face of the Indianapolis Colts, has decided to…

Touch Football, Sold as Safer, Now Requires a Helmet

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — On a steamy afternoon in June, Jim Poynter, the coach of the…

Red Sox’s Chris Sale to Miss the Rest of the Regular Season

BOSTON — Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale is receiving treatment for inflammation in his elbow that…

Naomi Osaka Pulls Out of a Match Because of a Knee Injury

MASON, Ohio — A little more than a week before she is to begin defending her…

DeMarcus Cousins Tears A.C.L. in a Blow to the Lakers, and His Career

There was a time when DeMarcus Cousins was one of the most feared players in the…

Mets Lose Jeff McNeil and Call Up Ruben Tejada

ATLANTA — The Mets’ hopes of building off their blistering stretch of winning took a discouraging…

Serena Williams, Citing Back Pain, Withdraws From Cincinnati Masters

MASON, Ohio — Serena Williams withdrew shortly before her first-round match at the Cincinnati Masters was…

Paul George’s Injury Was a Bad Break With No Permanent Damage

LAS VEGAS — Mason Plumlee of the Denver Nuggets paid a visit to the N.B.A.’s annual…

Antonio Brown Has a Cold Problem

Antonio Brown, the longtime superstar receiver for the Steelers, is not practicing with his new team,…

After Two Deaths Days Apart, Boxing Examines Its Risks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Pat English, a lawyer with long and influential ties to boxing, was delivering…

Despite Two More Injuries, Yankees Will ‘Keep Pushing Forward’

To illustrate how battered the first-place Yankees have been this season, consider the team’s starting lineup…

Mets Rout Pirates but Lose Robinson Cano to Injury

PITTSBURGH — Just when Robinson Cano is starting to hit, the Mets’ starting second baseman appears…