TV Ratings for Many Sports Are Down. Don’t Read Too Much Into It Yet.

It feels as if television networks should be panicking about their ratings for sporting events, pondering existential questions about how viewing habits have changed amid the coronavirus pandemic and the U.S. election. But they’re not — despite some eye-popping numbers and a lot of armchair criticism. Ratings for the N.B.A. finals were down 49 percent, and the N.H.L.’s Stanley Cup […]

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World Series: Rays Bounce Back With a Narrow Win Over the Dodgers

Early indications that the Los Angeles Dodgers would simply sweep away the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series were momentarily checked on Wednesday, when good competition returned to the Fall Classic. The Rays responded after bad loss in Game 1 by beating back the Dodgers, 6-4, in Game 2 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Brandon Lowe, the […]

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Clause in Citi Field Lease Could Impede Steve Cohen’s Mets Purchase

Steven A. Cohen’s long, arduous pursuit of the Mets is headed toward a conclusion, but New York City may throw up a last-minute roadblock. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office notified the Mets and Major League Baseball on Friday that they were looking into whether the team could be legally sold to Cohen, a spokesman for the mayor said on Wednesday. […]

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Three Tests, a Private Jet and a Recent Rule: How Nick Saban Made It to Kickoff

A private jet, the crimson “A” of the University of Alabama painted on its tail, lifted off from Tuscaloosa, Ala., around daybreak Saturday with extraordinary cargo: cellular debris collected from the nose of Nick Saban, the football coach. Three days earlier, Saban had announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Now, still in isolation hours before second-ranked Alabama […]

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Red Sox owners partner with developer to revitalize Fenway Park area

Fox Business Flash top headlines for October 19 Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. The Boston Red Sox owners have partnered with a prominent developer to launch a project on constructing a new look just beyond the walls of Fenway Park. Continue Reading Below The Fenway Sports Group Real Estate, a division of the […]

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Badminton: Giving hope for Olympic gold

ODENSE (Denmark) • Nozomi Okuhara showed that she will be a strong contender to win badminton gold on home soil at next year’s Tokyo Games after defeating reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-17 at the Denmark Open yesterday. The 2017 world champion returned to the winners’ circle after a two-year absence in style, having last won a title at […]

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National swimmer Christie Chue to live out American dream

Two months ago, national swimmer Christie Chue received a direct message on Instagram from Florida International University inviting her to further her studies and train there. Her immediate thought was: “Is this a scam?” The first thing she did was to show her mum the message and ask if it was real, before verifying that it was when she checked […]

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What We Learned From Week 6 of the N.F.L. Season

It was not the day many people expected. The Broncos, the Falcons and the Bears all pulled off upsets on the road. The Eagles gave the Ravens a scare, and the Browns went from looking like an offensive juggernaut in Weeks 2 through 5 to being absolutely humiliated by the Steelers. But when you consider that several N.F.L. teams dealt […]

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