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May 15, 2021

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M.L.B. and Players’ Union File Grievances Against Each Other

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James Wagner The Major League Baseball Players’ Association recently filed a grievance over the shortened 2020 season, as they had threatened to do since negotiations with the league soured last summer. In turn, M.L.B. filed a countergrievance, and it has asked a three-person arbitration panel to expedite the process, according......

Northwestern Athletic Director Resigns Amid Backlash Over Harassment Case

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Gillian R. Brassil Hayden Richardson, a member of the team from 2018 to 2020, filed a lawsuit in January 2021 against the university, its deputy Title IX coordinator, its associate athletic director for marketing, Polisky and Bonnevier, claiming that she had been groped, harassed and lifted without her permission by......

M.L.B. and Players’ Union File Grievances Against Each Other

New York Times
James Wagner The Major League Baseball Players’ Association recently filed a grievance over the shortened 2020 season, as they had threatened to do since negotiations with the league soured last summer. In turn, M.L.B. filed a countergrievance, and it has asked a three-person arbitration panel to expedite the process, according......

Alex Rodriguez and Partner Reach Deal on Timberwolves and Lynx

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Marc Stein The baseball star Alex Rodriguez and his business partner Marc Lore have reached terms on a deal to purchase the N.B.A.’s Minnesota Timberwolves and the W.N.B.A.’s Minnesota Lynx for $1.5 billion. Glen Taylor, the lifelong Minnesotan who moved from a career in politics to become the owner of......

Avalanche Are Cup Favorites, but Even the Islanders Can Dream

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Andrew Knoll The N.H.L. playoffs begin on Saturday the same way the 56-game regular season played out: the schedule featured entirely intradivisional play and the postseason will be no different through the first two rounds. The four semifinalists will be seeded for the conference finals based on their records, and......

Avalanche Are Cup Favorites, but Even the Islanders Can Dream

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Andrew Knoll The N.H.L. playoffs begin on Saturday the same way the 56-game regular season played out: the schedule featured entirely intradivisional play and the postseason will be no different through the first two rounds. The four semifinalists will be seeded for the conference finals based on their records, and......

Eight people from the New York Yankees organization tested positive, despite having been vaccinated. Here’s what to know.

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James Wagner Gleyber Torres, the Yankees’ two-time All-Star shortstop, became the eighth person involved with the Yankees organization to test positive for the coronavirus this week, the team announced on Thursday. But what has caught the attention of many outside of the baseball world is that Torres, three coaches and......

‘No Smile, No Trash Talk’: Behind Tim Duncan’s Quiet Excellence

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Jonathan Abrams Tim Duncan stoically spent 19 fundamentally sound seasons allowing his play to speak for him. Nineteen playoff appearances. Fifteen All-Star selections. Five championships. Five total Most Valuable Player Awards, three in the finals, two in the regular season. And this week, he’ll be inducted into the Basketball Hall......

Forget Back Stage Passes or V.I.P. Bracelets. Vaccination Cards Are the New Ticket.

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Jennifer Steinhauer At Fort Bragg, soldiers who have gotten their coronavirus vaccines can go to a gym where no masks are required, with no limits on who can work out together. Treadmills are on and zipping, unlike those in 13 other gyms where unvaccinated troops can’t use the machines, everyone......

A Barcelona Star on Style, Substance and Another Champions League Final

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Tariq Panja In many ways, the trajectory of Lieke Martens’s career has mirrored the growth of professional women’s soccer in Europe. In the past four years alone, she has scored as the Netherlands won a European title, played in a Champions League final, been crowned the world’s best player and......

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