What the Ben Simmons Standoff Means for the Sixers and the N.B.A.

Over the summer, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons requested a trade, initiating a standoff that has dragged into the regular season. The organization fined Simmons repeatedly for missing practices, meetings and preseason games, according to ESPN. Simmons did not report to the

Knicks Beat Celtics in Opener in Double Overtime

When the typically gruff Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau took the podium on Wednesday night, he did something out of character. He opened his news conference with a smile. He had just sat — or rather, stood — through a double-overtime thriller to

Klay Thompson Finally Found Love. With His Boat.

It was the start of an unlikely bromance between Thompson, a five-time All-Star, and Patel, a 70-something grandfather who runs start-ups in Silicon Valley — and does not like to disclose his exact age. (“I’m old,” he said.) Patel has taken an

ALCS: Astros Beat Red Sox in Pivotal Game 5

BOSTON — No one has been able to drive the 2021 Boston Red Sox into extinction, yet. The Yankees tried and failed. Tampa Bay had its chances, but could not do it, either. It almost happened much earlier, during the final weekend

NLCS: Eddie Rosario Leads Atlanta Past Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Eddie Rosario introduced himself to October baseball in 2017 by crushing a home run off the Yankees’ Luis Severino in the first postseason plate appearance of his career in that year’s American League wild-card game. Though the Minnesota Twins

Lakers’ Opener Shows Their Stars Are Not Yet Aligned

LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis still remembers the narrative that trailed him to Los Angeles: “Can he do it under the bright lights?” Davis had been a stat-stuffing star with the New Orleans Pelicans before forcing his way out, landing with the