P.G.A. Championship 2020: Collin Morikawa Wins His First Major Title

The long-awaited first major golf tournament in a season upended by the coronavirus pandemic delivered an upstart winner on Sunday. Collin Morikawa, a 23-year-old Californian playing in just his second major, won the 102nd P.G.A. Championship at a spectator-free TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. [This is a developing story. It will be updated shortly.] Morikawa, who turned pro last …

Dustin Johnson, Surrounded by Young Challengers, Leads the P.G.A. Championship

In the crowd-free quiet of the P.G.A. Championship on Saturday, Collin Morikawa could hear two kayakers on the lake below the 16th hole of TPC Harding Park trying to identify golfers on the cliff above them. Eventually, the pair came up with the name of the player walking with Morikawa — Adam Scott, the former world No. 1 from Australia. …

Tiz the Law Wins the Travers in a Runaway

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Belmont Stakes champion Tiz the Law added the Travers Stakes to his winning résumé on Saturday, making him the favorite to win the postponed Kentucky Derby next month and then possibly to claim the sport’s 14th Triple Crown with a Preakness victory in October. A New York-bred son of Constitution, Tiz the Law ran away …

Pitchers Are Creatures of Habit. A Season of Chaos Is Testing Them.

Of all the elements that make baseball distinctive, nothing compares to pitching. In what other team sport does the most influential player spend most of the schedule resting? Training for the treacherous job of throwing overhand repeatedly, at high speeds, requires careful calibration and strict routines. And then there is 2020, when quarantined pitchers are firing baseballs into hotel-room mattresses …

N.F.L.’s Push Ahead With Season Rankles Workers in the Home Office

In late June, the N.F.L. brought back about 25 percent of its usual head count to its headquarters at Manhattan’s 345 Park Avenue, where about 800 people work. Workers at its offices in Culver City, Calif., and Laurel, N.J. have followed a different timetable. Now, league officials have laid the groundwork for a more complete employee return to Park Avenue, …

For a Small Stable, Big Prizes Could Lie Ahead

How lucky is Jack Knowlton? Lucky enough to have the even-money favorite, Tiz the Law, in the 151st running of the Travers Stakes on Saturday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and with no real pressure to win it. In gambling parlance, Knowlton and his Sackatoga Stable have a free roll: whether his colt wins or loses the Travers, also known as …

Equestrian Coach George Morris Accused in Lawsuit of Sexual Abuse of Teens

The equestrian world’s biggest kingmaker, George Morris, an Olympian who was barred for life from the sport one year ago, is now facing lawsuits by two people who said he raped them as teenagers. The suits were filed Wednesday in New York, one year to the day after Morris, a former United States Olympic team coach who remained even into …

A’s Mike Fiers Has Moved On From Astros Cheating Scandal

It wasn’t exactly the 2020 debut Mike Fiers had spent an interrupted spring training and abbreviated summer camp envisioning. When he finally got on the mound for a real game on Major League Baseball’s opening weekend, Oakland’s right-handed pitcher allowed seven hits and four runs — three of them on a mighty home run by Mike Trout. Despite his ordinary …

WNBA Players Escalate Protest of Anti-BLM Team Owner, Kelly Loeffler

Players for the Atlanta Dream and other teams across the W.N.B.A. have begun a public show of defiance by wearing T-shirts endorsing the Democratic opponent of the Dream’s co-owner Senator Kelly Loeffler, Republican of Georgia, who is in a tightly contested race for her seat and has spoken disparagingly of the Black Lives Matter movement. Images of players, including the …

UConn Cancels Football Season Because of Coronavirus

The University of Connecticut canceled its football season on Wednesday, becoming the first member of the Football Bowl Subdivision to abandon its schedule in full because of the coronavirus pandemic. Connecticut’s season was already in flux because of the decisions of leading conferences, including the Big Ten and Southeastern, to play exclusively within their leagues. By the time Connecticut announced …