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He Was a Black Star 60 Years Before Jackie. Now He’s a Hall of Famer.

Bud Fowler was far more than a curiosity. A professional player in the late 19th century, Fowler is considered by…

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O’Neil, Hodges and Miñoso Are Among Six New Hall of Famers

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has six new members, with Buck O’Neil, Gil Hodges, Minnie Miñoso, Tony Oliva, Jim…

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The World Chess Championship Has Everything but Wins and Losses

The fifth world championship game between Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia on Wednesday in Dubai ended…

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Sports

Ready to Shine in the United States, a Star Waits in Japan

Seiya Suzuki is the only player in Nippon Professional Baseball history to homer the first time he stepped to the…

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World

Transfer Rumors From Another World

Everything starts with the interviews. Mohamed Salah granted the first, to the Spanish newspaper AS, last December. He talked about…

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Sports

Shohei Ohtani Was Already the M.V.P. for His Superfans

Shohei Ohtani was extraordinary this season. Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star, smashed 46 home runs, drove in 100…

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Sports

Phillie Phavorite: Bryce Harper Wins N.L. M.V.P. Award

Bryce Harper knew just how to endear himself to the locals when he joined the Philadelphia Phillies in 2019. He…

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Sports

What’s a Soccer Player Worth? Italy’s Regulators Are Asking.

Even by the standards of soccer’s murky multibillion-dollar player trading market, where values are at times little more than crowdsourced…

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Sports

Baseball Gets Another Chance to Honor a Legend

Minnie Miñoso was a mentor for generations of Chicago White Sox players. He served many years as a player and…

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Sports

To Keep Ohtani Happy, the Angels Have a Simple Directive: Win

CARLSBAD, Calif. — As autumn extended from leaves changing to leaves falling, Perry Minasian, the general manager of the Los…

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