Conor McGregor Faces Second Sexual Assault Investigation in Ireland

Conor McGregor, one of the biggest stars of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is being investigated over a sexual assault allegation, the second such case in less than 12 months, according to people familiar with the matter. The most recent allegation relates to a complaint that a woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted in a vehicle parked outside a Dublin …

N.F.L. Week 7 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Eagles at Cowboys, 8:20 p.m., NBC Line: Cowboys -3 | Total: 49 It was easy enough to write off losses to the Saints and Packers, but after the Cowboys (3-3) lost to the Jets last week, it’s reasonable to wonder if the team’s 3-0 start was a mirage. At full strength, Dallas should still have a top-tier offense, but the …

Patrick Day, Boxer, Dies After Suffering Brain Injury in the Ring

Four days after being knocked unconscious in a super welterweight title fight, Patrick Day, a former New York Golden Gloves champion and Long Island native, died on Wednesday. Day, 27, had been in a coma since Saturday night, when he fell to the canvas and hit his head after his opponent, Charles Conwell, a 2016 Olympian, landed several blows in …

Nationals Continue the Sports Joy in D.C.

WASHINGTON — When Ryan Zimmerman, the Washington Nationals first baseman, was a young boy playing baseball in his backyard, he often imagined that he was in the World Series. Two outs. Bottom of the ninth. Victory just one play away. It was high drama and his team — he recalled that it was either the Baltimore Orioles or the Atlanta …

LeBron James Says Executive Was ‘Misinformed’ in China Tweet

James, like many star players in the N.B.A., has large business interests in China through sponsors like Nike. He declined to offer his views of the political situation in China, saying he did not know enough about it to offer an informed opinion. “For me personally, I’ve always been welcomed with open arms,” he said. “I’ve been to China probably …