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Hall of Fame Committee Could Be Tough on Players With Steroid Links

Sunday’s vote on players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will be secret, but past statements from committee members indicate…

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The Fans Screamed for Qatar. Their Passion Hid a Secret.

DOHA, Qatar — Midway through the second half of Qatar’s match against Senegal at the World Cup, the drumming stopped…

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China Appears to Limit Crowd Shots to Avoid ‘Zero-Covid’ Comparisons

In Qatar, the maskless fans at the World Cup are joyfully screaming, packed elbow-to-elbow in crowded stadiums, seemingly having a…

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Canada has one more game before turning its focus to 2026.

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — After the final whistle, after Canada had been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup with a…

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Once a Star of College Basketball, Kevin Ollie Is Now Disrupting It

“I’m in a great place,” said Kevin Ollie, his voice clear and firm as we spoke recently in a telephone…

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Germany Meets the Moment and Keeps Its World Cup Hopes Alive

AL KHOR, Qatar — This is how fine the margins can be: Had Nico Schlotterbeck not raced back, his jaw…

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What We Learned From Week 12 in the N.F.L.

The A.F.C. playoff race only gets more and more contentious with each passing week, and teams are adjusting to make…

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Iran Calls for U.S. to Be Expelled From World Cup

A representative of Iran’s soccer federation on Sunday called for the United States to be expelled from soccer’s World Cup…

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Mexico’s view from last place: ‘We still have some hope.’

Entering the World Cup, there were many questions about the Mexican national team. How good was the squad, really? Was…

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Cheer, Chant, Clean: Japan Takes Out the Trash, and Others Get the Hint

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — The final whistle blew on Sunday afternoon, and the Japanese fans who had just spent hours…

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