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Colin Kaepernick Has Not Been Told Who Will Attend His Workout

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Ken Belson Colin Kaepernick’s long road back to the N.F.L. has hit another snag. The N.F.L. has declined to provide Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, with a list of who will attend a workout that the league scheduled for him on Saturday, according to a person familiar with...
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Bryan Brothers Will Retire From Tennis After 2020 U.S. Open

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Ben Rothenberg Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, the twins who are far and away the most successful American men in professional tennis over the past two decades, announced Wednesday that they planned to end their careers at next year’s United States Open. Starting at the 2003 French Open, the Bryans...
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Jacob deGrom Wins Second Straight Cy Young Award

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Kevin Armstrong Shortly after pitcher Jacob deGrom signed a contract extension worth $137.5 million with the Mets on the eve of opening day in March, his father, Tony, waited for him in a room off the lobby at the Ritz-Carlton in Arlington, Va. Tony deGrom considered his son’s accomplishments a...
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Adam Gase’s Job as Jets Coach Safe Despite Losses, C.E.O. Says

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The Associated Press FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase is staying put as the coach of the New York Jets. Not just this season. But, next season, too. Team chairman and chief executive Christopher Johnson announced Wednesday that Gase’s job is safe and he will remain the coach in...
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For Coaches at V.C.U., Moving on Ultimately Means a Return Visit

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Jon Rothstein Being the men’s basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University means holding a position that comes with great attention and the potential to move on to more prestigious coaching jobs. It also comes with a major caveat: Coming back if you decide to leave. V.C.U. hired Jeff Capel, who...
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These Teams Could Use a Quarterback Like Colin Kaepernick

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Victor Mather Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been invited to work out for N.F.L. teams this weekend, possibly a step toward a return to the N.F.L. for the first time since the 2016 season. The news set off a flurry of speculation. Some fans said they hoped Kaepernick could help their...
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Players to Watch at the Nedbank Golf Challenge

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John Clarke The Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, South Africa, is the penultimate tournament on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. This year, golfers celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Gary Player Country Club course. Here are six players to watch, starting Thursday. Henrik Stenson Stenson, who has been...
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As a Mountain Biking Motivator, Add a Little Electronic Assist

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Gretchen Reynolds It turned out that riding an e-mountain bike had confirmed some of the cyclists’ expectations an subverted others. More of the riders felt afterward that pedal assistance would make riding appealing to average people and fewer suspected that e-mountain bikes would be a passing fad. Meanwhile, their personal,...
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‘Emboldened’ N.F.L. Players Value Health Over Paychecks

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Ken Belson One player defied his team and had surgery on his damaged shoulder. Another blamed his club for not spotting a rare form of cancer sooner. Still another, according to media reports, disputed his team’s assertion that his concussion symptoms had abated. The players — former Jets guard Kelechi...
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Remember, It’s a Warriors Reset, Not a Rebuild

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Scott Cacciola SAN FRANCISCO — On Monday morning, a few hours before the Golden State Warriors’ 11th game of the N.B.A. season, Coach Steve Kerr guided his team step by painstaking step through a few defensive concepts. It was more instructional clinic than pregame workout, which by itself was a...
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Gabe Kapler Hired as Giants Manager

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The Associated Press Gabe Kapler might need years to match the popularity of his predecessors with the San Francisco Giants. Farhan Zaidi believes he will get there eventually. Kapler has been hired as San Francisco’s manager a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler...
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Evansville Topples No. 1 Kentucky

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Field Level Media Kentucky’s reign as the nation’s No. 1 team will last only one week as Evansville shocked the Wildcats, 67-64, on Tuesday night in Lexington, Ky. The Purple Aces (2-0), coached by Walter McCarty of Kentucky’s 1996 N.C.A.A. championship team, were in contention from the start. Evansville never...
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Alabama Falls to Fifth in Playoff Rankings

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The Associated Press Alabama is fifth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, behind L.S.U., Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, which took over the fourth spot in the selection committee’s second Top 25 of the season. L.S.U. replaced Ohio State as No. 1 in Tuesday night’s rankings after the Tigers...
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Rocco Baldelli and Mike Shildt Are Named Managers of the Year

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The Associated Press The Minnesota Twins’ Rocco Baldelli won the American League Manager of the Year Award on Tuesday, beating the Yankees’ Aaron Boone in a tight vote. Both received 13 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, but Baldelli got more second-place nods. The 38-year-old...
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Former Astros Pitcher Says Team Electronically Stole Signs in 2017

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David Waldstein The Houston Astros won the World Series in 2017 after scoring the most runs in baseball in the regular season. They also had the most total bases and the highest team batting average. And according to a report by The Athletic on Tuesday, they often knew what pitches...
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Zeke Bratkowski, Packer Quarterback but Not a Starr, Dies at 88

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Richard Goldstein Zeke Bratkowski was an outstanding passer with a keen football mind; he played at quarterback for 14 seasons in the N.F.L.; and he later engineered passing attacks as an offensive coach for six pro teams, including the Jets. He spent seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers, mostly...

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