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An Olympic Dream Dashed by a Nasal Swab

Two years ago, Nick Suriano put his life on hold to chase an Olympic dream.A national collegiate champion in wrestling, Suriano took a year off from competing for Rutgers to prepare for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. After the Games were…

Johnny Bench Misses His Hall of Fame Friends

“I get a call from Joe’s lawyer, and he says, ‘Johnny, I don’t think Joe’s going to last through the night.’ And I mean, you hear that and you’re stunned. You sit there and you are numb, and you remember and remember and remember.”He kept…

Yankees’ Kluber is Dominant in 100th Career Victory

Corey Kluber was so good, he even smiled.The right-hander handcuffed Detroit batters Sunday to earn his 100th career win with his most dominant performance since 2018. The pitcher nicknamed Klubot for his robot-like demeanor grinned when…

2021 N.F.L. Draft: What to Look for on Day 2 and Day 3

The first round of the N.F.L. draft commands much of the attention, and rightly so.But the second and third rounds can be just as important because teams often find valuable players who were not among the first 32 picks.And don’t ignore the…

Mets Rally to Beat Phillies After Squandering Lead

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning and the Mets benefited from a very questionable call by the second base umpire Saturday night in a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.Conforto also…

Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On another first Saturday in May, the beauty of America’s oldest sport battled neck and neck down the stretch with its unseemliness as a colt named Medina Spirit elegantly held off a determined challenge from…