• Three Share the Lead at U.S. Women’s Open

    Taco Winter

    The sun shone brightly at rain-soaked Shoal Creek. So did Ariya Jutanugarn, Sarah Jane Smith and Jeongeun6 Lee. Jutanugarn, Smith and Lee each shot a five-under-par 67 Thursday to share the first-round lead at the United States Women’s Open, where the course held up better than some had feared after heavy rains in recent days.…

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  • On the Doubles Court, Venus and Serena Williams Make Time Stand Still

    Taco Winter

    Virginie Razzano once spoiled Serena Williams’s French Open, producing one of the biggest upsets in the Open era by defeating Williams in the first round in 2012. But Williams had tennis’s version of the last word on this drizzly Friday at Roland Garros. While Razzano was announcing her retirement at age 35 on the same…

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  • After Rocky Start, Sonny Gray Settles Down to Top Slumping Orioles

    Taco Winter

    Starter Sonny Gray, who has been erratic for much of this season, showed the Yankees his better side on Friday night in a 4-1 victoryover the Orioles. Gray stumbled in the early innings, but then righted himself and shut down the slumping Baltimore offense. The free-swinging Orioles had trouble with the biting curve and slider from…

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  • A Baseball Binge With Small-Town Charm

    Taco Winter

    The baseball teams began arriving about 10 days ago, mostly in charter buses after the beauty-pageant-of-a-drive along Interstate 70, over Vail Pass with a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Rockies, through Glenwood Canyon with cliffs up to 2,000 feet high by the roadside, past the Grand Mesa and finally into Grand Junction, a city 247…

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  • Tiger Woods Makes a Charge, but Webb Simpson Keeps Control at the Players Championship

    Taco Winter

    In hindsight, the skilled engraver who etches the champion’s Waterford crystal at the Players Championship could have started around lunchtime on Sunday, two hours before Webb Simpson headed to the first tee. After all, ever since his tournament-record-tying 63 on Friday, Simpson stayed in absolute control, starting the final round with a commanding seven-shot lead.…

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  • Roberta Vinci Ends a Career Defined by One Match

    Taco Winter

    Roberta Vinci played her last professional match on Monday, ending a 19-year career that included one of the biggest upsets in the history of professional tennis. Vinci, 35, lost, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3, to Aleksandra Krunic in the first round of the Italian Open in front of a raucous crowd. She confirmed after the match that…

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  • Lightning Lean on their Stars to Strike Back against the Capitals

    Taco Winter

    Down, two games to none, in the N.H.L.’s Eastern Conference finals after losing twice at home, the Tampa Bay Lightning got a lift from three All-Stars. Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman combined for three goals and four assists on Tuesday night, sparking the Lightning to a 4-2 victory in Game 3. Washington still…

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  • N.B.A. Western Conference Finals Preview: Rockets vs. Warriors

    Taco Winter

    For the 2017-18 season, the N.B.A. made some obvious choices to kick off the season on opening night: The rebuilt Houston Rockets would face the defending champion Golden State Warriors, and the former Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving would lead the Boston Celtics against his former teammates in Cleveland. If you didn’t watch how the regular…

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