Why was the British Open not played in Wales?

The rain dripping over the awnings around the 17th green of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club one afternoon last week, the air was so cold that it wasn’t even an English summer. A veil of mist clouded the landscape. Still close enough to peek at, the Welsh coast is a handful of long tee shots … Read more

NFL approves $6 billion deal for Washington Chiefs

The owners of 31 other NFL teams unanimously agreed to sell the Washington Chiefs to a group led by private billionaire Josh Harris, who agreed to pay a record $6.05 billion to scandal-plagued team owner Daniel Snyder. The figure surpassed the previous highest price paid by a US sports team, the $4.65 billion paid by … Read more

With Aaron Rodgers, the Jets are entering the era of predictions

Briefly on Thursday, Aaron Rodgers and Gates showed everyone what a renewal looks like. After a rocky few opening streak during a scrimmage on the first day of the Jets’ training camp, Rodgers fired the ball at second-year wide receiver Garrett Wilson on a quick way out. Wilson caught the pass, fumbled briefly, then darted … Read more

The true power of supershoes can be supercharged training

One month before the biggest track and field event of the year, an astonishing number of high-volume performances lit up the local and professional meets. In the spring, the University of Washington’s track team produced eight sub-four-minute distances. In June alone, four high school racers broke that barrier in the same race. On the professional … Read more

England were strong but shaky in this tournament.

It’s an exciting time for the England women’s side, who arrive at the Women’s World Cup among the tournament favourites, but also in perhaps the most uncertain state after two years of largely smooth sailing. The Lionesses are the European champions, a victory that radically changed women’s football in England in terms of popularity and … Read more

Can this man fix the women’s team in France?

A banner hangs below the central staircase of the elegant hotel that was dominated by the France women’s World Cup team. Hervé Renard wanted to make sure no one on his team missed out. The motivational words emblazoned across it are typical of the kind of positive messages teams rally around before major sports leagues. … Read more

Sophia Smith was ready for her World Cup moment

In the weeks leading up to the Women’s World Cup, Sophia Smith admitted she wanted to be the first American player to score a goal at the tournament. Of course I did. Like every great athlete, she has always envisioned herself as a superstar. Growing up in Colorado as the youngest of three girls, Smith … Read more

Inter Miami vs. Cruz Azul: Messi’s Revolution in Florida

En la mañana de la primera práctica official de Lionel Messi with sus nuevos compañeros del Inter Miami, Freddy Eraza Jr. y su padre se despertarón antes de que saliera el sol. Con la esperanza de ver a Messi y tomarle una foto, llegaron al DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, el martes a … Read more

ESPN is said to be talking to the leagues about getting involved with the network

ESPN has been in talks with some of the most powerful leagues in professional sports, including the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball, about acquiring a minority stake in its business. Three people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private discussions, said the cable network, … Read more