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  2. On Baseball
    Clarity Emerging as Playoff Races Wind Down

    The postseason picture got less fuzzy this weekend with three teams on the verge of claiming division titles and some jockeying among the wild-card hopefuls.

  3. Bill Targets Pro Sports Leagues’ Tax-Exempt Status

    2:02 PM ETSenator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, has introduced the bill, which would disallow leagues, most notably the N.F.L., from claiming status as tax-exempt nonprofits.

  4. Analysis
    In League Ruled by Fiat, Response Seen as Flailing

    N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell’s varying responses to disciplinary problems, including the Ray Rice domestic-violence case, have led critics to call for him to step down.

  5. CBS Replacing Rihanna Song on Football Broadcast After Singer Lashes Out

    12:13 PM ETRihanna criticized CBS on Twitter after the network, whose pregame show focused on the Ray Rice story, pulled her song from “Thursday Night Football.”

  6. To Escape Fighting in Ukraine, Shakhtar Donetsk Takes an Indefinite Road Trip

    The professional soccer team Shakhtar Donetsk relocated to Kiev because of intense bombardment in the city over the last few months.

  7. For Longsword, a Comeback Ages in the Making
  8. The Upshot: Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy
  9. Yankees Lose Martin Prado to an Appendectomy
  10. Marlins 6, Mets 5: DeGrom Equals a Strikeout Record, but the Mets Fall to the Marlins
  11. Rays 1, Yankees 0: Masahiro Tanaka Near Returning, but Yankees’ Wild-Card Hopes Are All but Gone
  12. Longtime Yankees Executive Is Retiring
  13. Roundup: Seven-Game Suspension for Phillies’ Jonathan Papelbon
  14. Vikings’ Adrian Peterson Cleared to Play as His Lawyer Denies a New Abuse Allegation
  15. Ray Rice Is Expected to Appeal Suspension by N.F.L.
  16. Jets’ Botched Timeout and Other Mix-Ups Leave Blame to Go Around
  17. On Pro Football: Winless Giants See Reasons for Hope
  18. TV Sports: Game Day Reports: Off-the-Field Violence
  19. Sports of The Times: To N.F.L. Fans, the Sport’s Troubles Vanish Between the Lines
  20. N.F.L. Players Union on Its Role in a Possible Appeal by Rice
  21. New Rochelle Struggles Amid Rice’s Unraveling
  22. N.F.L. Roundup: Eagles Top Colts as Time Runs Out
  23. Tiger Woods Striving to Return at His Tournament in December
  24. A New Spring in a Guard’s Step
  25. A New Track and a New Tack
  26. DealBook Column: Atlanta Hawks’ Owner Stumbles on Line Between Business and Bias
  27. Sports Briefing | Soccer: Gus Johnson Quits as Top Soccer Announcer for Fox
  28. Champagne to Run Against FIFA President Blatter
  29. Enviable Finish in Vuelta a España Can’t Brighten Team Sky’s Mediocre Season
  30. The Best Selling Sports Books
  31. The Upshot: Greetings From the NYT 4th Down Bot
  32. interactiveTimeline: Highlights and Milestones: Derek Jeter
  33. Not a Young Man’s Game
  34. On Golf: With Early Ryder Picks, Tom Watson Misses a Mark
  35. Derek Jeter Has 2,734 Games Played and 3,450 Hits. Swings? Here’s a Ballpark Guess.
  36. On College Football: Penn State Follows the Lead of Christian Hackenberg, Its Teenage Quarterback
  37. Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three Players, N.F.L. Agrees

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