• Jose Reyes Is Said to Return to Mets on One-Year Deal

    Taco Winter

    The Mets are bringing back yet another player from last year’s team.Infielder Jose Reyes, who wants to finish his career with his longtime team, reached an agreement on a one-year deal to return for a 12th season with the Mets, according to multiple people familiar with the deal. They were not authorized to speak publicly…

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  • Chipper Jones and Jim Thome Lead Large Class Into Baseball Hall of Fame

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    The Baseball Hall of Fame has rarely had a class like this. On Wednesday it welcomed four new members — Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman — in voting by the baseball writers. A smaller committee elected two other players, Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, in December. The six living inductees match…

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  • Sanchez Goes the Other Way, and Severino Stays the Course, in a Yankees Win

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    As Gary Sanchez steadied himself at the plate in the fifth inning Wednesday, it was not a tailing sinker that arrived from Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel. It was an invitation. A gaping hole on right side of the infield beckoned. So with his hitless streak at 19 at-bats and his continual pulling of the…

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  • Rafael Nadal Cruises Again at French Open

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    Rafael Nadal completed another straight-set win to reach the third round of the French Open on Thursday, extending his Roland Garros record to 81-2. Nadal is once again the big favorite on his favorite surface following a tremendous clay-court season, and the 10-time champion lived up to the status by easily dispatching Guido Pella of…

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  • A Tennis Champion’s Coach Returns to the Court

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    Anabel Medina Garrigues guided Jelena Ostapenko through a fairy-tale run to the French Open title last year. She is back at Roland Garros this year hoping to find a happy ending for herself. Medina Garrigues, who ended her coaching relationship with Ostapenko in October, entered the women’s doubles and mixed doubles events at the French Open, three…

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  • N.B.A. Finals: How the Warriors Won a Wild Game 1 vs. Cavs

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    LeBron James gave it everything he had, repeatedly willing the Cleveland Cavaliers back into the game and even putting them in position to win in regulation, but the Golden State Warriors found their offense in overtime and walked away with an unsettling 124-114 victory in Game 1 of the N.B.A. finals on Thursday. All the…

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  • UEFA’s Investigators Recommend Booting A.C. Milan

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    European soccer’s top financial investigators have recommended excluding the storied Italian club A.C. Milan from continental competition for violating rules that limit spending, according to two people involved in the process. A final decision on whether UEFA, the governing body of soccer in Europe, banishes Milan, a seven-time European champion, from participating in the Europa…

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  • Late Surge Lifts Hideki Matsuyama at the Memorial

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     Hideki Matsuyama and Tiger Woods hit their stride at the end of their rounds at the Memorial, and it paid off in different ways. Matsuyama was in the middle of the pack at Muirfield Village when he ran off four straight birdies and then holed out with a wedge from 130 yards on the 17th…

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