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March 2, 2021

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Female Athletes Are Under Covered. These Olympians Want to Change That.

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Kevin Draper and Talya Minsberg “Growing up I didn’t have posters of female athletes, which wasn’t because I didn’t watch sports,” Morgan said. “I just didn’t know enough about female athletes to put them on my wall and idolize them.” Female athletes can also be more interesting subjects than male......

Iran’s Judo Ban, Sparked by Order to Avoid Israeli, Is Overturned

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Victor Mather Iran’s blanket suspension from world judo events for ordering one of its athletes to pull out of an event to avoid competing against an Israeli was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday. The court did not disagree that Iran had committed “severe violations” of......

C. Vivian Stringer Is the Thread Between the W.N.B.A.’s Emerging Stars

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Howard Megdal Erica Wheeler still remembers vividly what Rutgers Coach C. Vivian Stringer, standing in the Wheelers’ home, told Wheeler’s mother would happen if her daughter came to play for her. “She told my mom, ‘She won’t just be a basketball player,’” Wheeler recalled of the conversation between Stringer and......

Collin Morikawa Wins Workday Title on a Day of Tributes to Woods

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Bill Pennington BRADENTON, Fla. — Although he was atop the leaderboard, Collin Morikawa stumbled repeatedly on Saturday and Sunday at the PGA Tour’s Workday Championship, even calling one of his setbacks “stupidity at its finest.” But surmounting the unsettling vicissitudes of golf with a winning, steely resolve is becoming the......

N.B.A. Investigating After Jeremy Lin Said He Was Called ‘Coronavirus’

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Michael Levenson The N.B.A. G League said on Friday that it was investigating a report by Jeremy Lin, one of the best-known Asian-American players in basketball, that he had been called “coronavirus” on the court. Lin disclosed the slur in a Facebook post on Thursday in which he denounced the......

A Baseball Coach Sends a Drone to Help Ease Fans’ Fear

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James Wagner On Wednesday morning, four days before spring training games were to begin and fans would return across Major League Baseball, a six-foot-wide drone flew throughout a 10,500-seat stadium in Surprise, Ariz., the preseason home of the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers. The drone sprayed a cleaning......

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