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Jay Wright, Hall of Fame Villanova Basketball Coach, Retires

Jay Wright’s storied run at Villanova has come to an end. The Big East Conference was notified on Wednesday night…

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World

Joan Joyce, Dominant in Women’s Softball, Is Dead at 81

On a warm August night in 1961, Ted Williams, the “Splendid Splinter” who had finished his Hall of Fame baseball…

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Sports

Will Smith Owned the Williams Sisters’ Story Onscreen. Then He Stole Their Moment.

The table was set for a moment of family triumph. Venus and Serena Williams were dressed and seated for the…

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Sports

In Art and Tennis, Watch Out for the Backhand

Something about the way the director Jane Campion went overboard on Sunday to identify with, then insult, Venus and Serena…

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Sports

Naomi Osaka, Heckled by Spectator, Is Ousted at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Naomi Osaka, fighting through tears on court after being heckled by a spectator, was knocked out…

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Sports

In Beijing, Britain’s Skeleton Team Resets, With Confidence

In the early days, before Britain became an international force in the sport of skeleton, Simon Timson would park himself…

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Arts

Clad in a Kimono, a Painter of Warriors Returns to Downtown New York

The figurative painter Chaz Guest has fans in high places. Collectors of his work include the Obamas — who displayed…

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Sports

Serena Williams Withdraws From Australian Open

Serena Williams has announced her withdrawal from next month’s Australian Open, extending her absence from the sport that she long…

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Sports

Baylor Punctures Oklahoma’s College Football Playoff Hopes

It is rare that a Power 5 team’s undefeated record works against it. The 9-0 Georgia Bulldogs are the top…

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