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Yankees 13, Tigers 4: Tanaka’s Efficiency and Sanchez’s Power Lead Yankees Past the Tigers

If so, it was a solid start on both counts Tuesday night, as the Yankees walloped the woeful Detroit Tigers, 13-4. Gary Sanchez, replacing the struggling Aaron Judge in the No. 3 spot in the lineup, hit two homers — including a mammoth 493-foot blast — and Judge, batting cleanup, ended his strikeout streak at 37 consecutive games as the Yankees remained four and a half games behind the Red Sox. Quietly, Tanaka did his part with an efficient, if not dynamic, effort. In seven innings, he allowed three runs…

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Jon Jones’s U.F.C. Title in Jeopardy After Failed Drug Test

Photo Jon Jones, right, defeated Daniel Cormier for the U.F.C. light heavyweight title in July. Credit Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier at U.F.C. 214 in Anaheim, Calif., last month to claim the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight title, but his victory may be short-lived. According to the U.F.C., the organization was informed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency of a potential violation stemming from “an in-competition sample” collected from Jones the day before the fight. According to TMZ, which first reported the potential violation, Jones tested…

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On Soccer: For a Price, a Chance to Go Beyond a Premier League Curtain

It is an idea City has imported from the United States — most notably from the Dallas Cowboys, whose AT&T Stadium boasts a similar facility. City sent a team to observe it a couple of years ago and tweaked its own so that it did not contravene the cultural mores of European soccer. At AT&T Stadium, the players walk through the bars and the cheering crowds on their way to the field. That is anathema here; in soccer, the tunnel, like the dressing room, has always qualified as sacred space,…

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Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall Avoid Major Injuries

Photo Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after being injured during the first half in Cleveland. Tests showed that he sustained a sprained left ankle. Credit Ron Schwane/Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Giants’ leading receivers, Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall, seemingly averted major injuries during an N.F.L. exhibition game on Monday night. Coach Ben McAdoo said Tuesday that Beckham and Marshall will be day-to-day after they were hurt during the first half of a 10-6 road loss to the Cleveland Browns. McAdoo did not rule out using them…

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Square Feet: A Bold, Expansive Vision for Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame

Canton’s perspective changed with two developments: a transition in the hall’s presidency in 2014, and an unscheduled visit by a California-based builder who is active in redeveloping Midwest cities. In January 2014, three days after he took office as the Hall of Fame’s president and chief executive, David Baker met Stuart Lichter, the president and founder of the Industrial Realty Group. Among Mr. Lichter’s Ohio developments is East End, in neighboring Akron, which includes a 639,000-square-foot, seven-story, $160 million headquarters for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Photo The Bust…

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Colin Meads, Revered New Zealand Rugby Star, Dies at 81

Meads played for the All Blacks for 14 years, from 1957 to 1971, and in 55 international matches, at a time when rugby was an amateur pursuit and a playing career of five years and 20 matches was reckoned substantial. Nicknamed Pinetree — he was a strapping 6-foot-3 and 220-plus pounds in his prime — Meads was a remorseless force of nature on the field, ripping the ball from opponents with powerful hands that, when he was a child, had been severely weakened by illness. His athleticism and ball skills…

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Hollywood Image-Makers Work Their Magic on U.F.C. Brawlers

Internally, the agency has put its press and agent corps to work securing opportunities for select U.F.C. fighters. One such beneficiary has been the strawweight Michelle Waterson, who appeared, naked, photographed from the side, on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s 2017 “Body Issue” in July. Ms. Waterson, nicknamed “the Karate Hottie,” also shared her beauty secrets with People magazine and was the subject of a Power of Beauty video for Allure. At IMG’s New York Fashion Week in February, she was a celebrity guest. While WME/IMG has the expertise…

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Women’s Tennis Still Awaits Its Next Age of Rivalries

Though she has faced a bevy of challengers in the past decade or so — Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Garbiñe Muguruza, to name a few — Williams’s toughest rival has been the history books. Brad Gilbert, a former top-10 player and longtime ESPN analyst, said Williams “hasn’t even come close to having a rival.” “She kind of wiped out the field,” Gilbert said. But Williams, who is expecting her first child in September, has not played on tour since winning the Australian Open in January. Her absence…

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