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On Pro Basketball: The Spurs Finally Succumb to the Chaos of the N.B.A. The San Antonio Spurs seemed locked in above the drama that swallowed up every other N.B.A. team at some point. Their core fully dismantled now — no more, from left, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker or Kawhi Leonard — the Spurs have finally fallen back to Earth. Parents Behaving Badly: A Youth Sports Crisis Caught on Video “Some people, frankly, want to punch me in the mouth,” Brian Barlow said. Dodgers Add Manny Machado With Eye on Another World Series Run Manny Machado took a selfie with his future teammate Matt Kemp of the Dodgers during the All-Star Game on Tuesday. Denis Ten, Olympic Skating Medalist, Stabbed to Death in Kazakhstan Denis Ten performing at the Pyeongchang Games in February. A Burst Through the Mountains Breaks Open the Tour de France Stage 11 of the Tour de France on Wednesday took riders from Albertville to the La Rosière ski resort.
Kawhi Leonard Traded to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan Kawhi Leonard is on the verge of being traded to the Raptors. On Golf: Tiger Woods Thinks He Can Win the British Open. And He May Have a Point. Tiger Woods, teeing off during a practice round at Carnoustie, likes his chances in the British Open. On Baseball: The Oakland A’s Are Crashing the Playoff Race Again Chad Pinder in three of the six positions where he has started for the Oakland A’s this season. From left: Pinder as a second baseman, after forcing out a runner; Pinder in the outfield; Pinder as a shortstop making a barehanded catch on a popup he initially bobbled. The British Open Challenge: Don’t Do Too Much, or Too Little, to the Course Justin Thomas during a practice round Monday at the British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland. After All-Star Game, Josh Hader Apologizes for Racist and Homophobic Twitter Posts Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers during the eighth inning of the All-Star game in Washington on Tuesday.
Brittany Lincicome Will Play Golf Against the Men. Where’s the Fuss? Brittany Lincicome is known as Bam Bam because of her long drives. She will be the sixth woman to compete in a PGA Tour event when she tees off at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky on Thursday. Darrelle Revis Is Retiring After 11 N.F.L. Seasons Darrelle Revis, a two-time Jet, came to define the cornerback position in his 11 N.F.L. seasons. Usain Bolt, World’s Fastest Man, to Try Out for Australian Soccer Club Usain Bolt, left, during a charity soccer match last month in Nanterre, France. “Everyone feels like I’m just kidding around, just joking, but I’m serious,” the sprinter said in April of his soccer ambitions. Now in Living Color: Ted Williams’s Last Game Referees’ Battle Against Abuse From the Sidelines Referees in youth sports are frequently subject to nasty jeers and even violence. One of them is fighting back, using videos meant to publicly shame the offenders.
American League 8, National League 6 | 10 innings: Alex Bregman’s Homer Caps an All-Star Slugfest Alex Bregman rounding the bases after hitting the winning home run in the 10th inning. On Baseball: Even at the All-Star Game, the Off-Season Standoff Still Stings Commissioner Rob Manfred with the Home Run Derby trophy on Monday. Liz Cambage Drops 53 Points, Breaking W.N.B.A. Scoring Record Liz Cambage of the Dallas Wings was 17 of 22 from the field in Tuesday’s game against the Liberty. On Baseball: Aaron Judge — Huge Talent, Phenomenal Trade Bait Aaron Judge’s trade value may never be higher, even if that sounds like blasphemy to the Yankees faithful.