Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins Second M.V.P. Award

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks star, won his second straight Most Valuable Player Award, after another stellar regular season, the N.B.A. announced Friday. He became the first repeat winner of the N.B.A.’s top individual honor since the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry in 2015 and 2016. At 25 years old, Antetokounmpo is the first back-to-back winner at that age since […]

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At N.Y.U., Explaining an Unraveling World Through Basketball

Shortly after New York University honored David Hollander, an assistant dean, with the college’s highest faculty honor in March 2019, he turned his attention on fine-tuning the syllabus for a new class that he had wanted to teach for 15 years. Hollander, 55, viewed the world as broken. Having identified deep fissures within politics, culture and commerce, he explained to […]

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With Football Returning, Big Ten Cities Brace for More Outbreaks

MINNEAPOLIS — To the Big Ten Conference’s leaders and medical advisers, the announcement Wednesday that the league would play football this autumn was a scientific masterstroke and an athletic triumph. In some Big Ten cities, however, public health experts worried it could create an off-the-field epidemiological crisis. “The Big Ten has come up with an excellent, safe plan for the […]

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Cricket: No cheerleaders, no fans – IPL pares down glitz for Covid era

New Delhi (AFP) – The much-delayed Indian Premier League starts on Saturday (Sept 18) without its customary glitz and glamour, but the Twenty20 tournament is expected to be a welcome relief to cricket fans during the coronavirus pandemic. The short-form extravaganza normally starts in March but along with other major international sporting events was postponed as countries went into virus […]

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Dallas Stars GM says Rick Bowness has earned team’s coaching job

Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill says interim head coach Rick Bowness has “earned the right” to come back behind the bench, but says the decision will come after the Stanley Cup final. “He definitely has earned the right to come back as the coach,” Nill told reporters Tuesday on a Zoom call a day after the Stars defeated the […]

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Cycling: Bardet suffered brain bleeding after Tour de France concussion

PARIS (REUTERS) – Romain Bardet suffered a small haemorrhage following a concussion that forced him to pull out of the Tour de France on Friday, the Frenchman said on Saturday (Sept 12). “An MRI in the morning revealed has confirmed a small haemorrhage following the concussion,” Bardet wrote on Instagram. The 29-year-old crashed with 87km in the 13th stage, getting […]

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