Canadian Basketball Hopes a New Floor Will Raise Its Ceiling

The Raptors’ title run and the gargantuan television audiences it attracted have led Grunwald to proclaim, as he did in a recent phone interview, that “this is a basketball nation now.” Other prominent members of the Canadian basketball community say the same.

The Joy of Playing Soccer With Strangers

By 14, my soccer career was taking off. I joined the provincial team for Ontario, a pipeline for the Canadian national team, and was scouted to play internationally for Trinidad and Tobago months before it hosted a youth World Cup. Playing on

Kyle Higashioka Powers Yankees to Win Over Toronto

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Kyle Higashioka homered twice to support Gerrit Cole, and the Yankees beat Toronto, 3-1, on Monday night in the Blue Jays temporary home at their spring training ballpark. Higashioka caught Cole for the second straight start — and win

Britt Reid Charged With Felony D.W.I.

Britt Reid, the former outside linebackers coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and the son of the head coach Andy Reid, was charged Monday with one count of driving while intoxicated for his role in a car crash just days before the

It’s Time to Rethink the Olympics

The time has come to press pause and reimagine the Olympics. It might even be time, I’ve come to believe, for the entire endeavor to close down for good. What say you? First, consider the near term. In July, yet another wildly

M.L.B. Encourages Players to Get Coronavirus Vaccine

A few days after going to a grocery store over the winter, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Brent Suter woke up feeling off. As the day went on, he grew tired and achy, and his back stiffened. He tested positive for the coronavirus the

Yankees Finally Get Past Rays With Four-Run Tenth

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rougned Odor snapped a 10th-inning tie with his first hit as a Yankee, Gio Urshela homered and drove in three runs, and the Yankees rallied Sunday to avoid a weekend sweep with an 8-4 victory over the Tampa