Serena Williams Had A Mom Moment During A Tennis Match

Celebrity · Updated 30 minutes ago. Posted 2 hours ago “I’m thinking OK Serena stop looking over there.” Serena Williams played her first tennis match in the wake of the pandemic today, going up against Bernarda Pera. But, even though she won, her mind was focused off the court — at least for a moment. Christopher Polk / Getty Images …

Big Ten and Pac-12 Are First Marquee Conferences to Postpone Football

But the Pac-12 said its vote was unanimous. Dr. Doug Aukerman, the senior associate athletic director at Oregon State and the head of the conference’s medical advisory board, said his group had two major concerns: that the virus was not under control near the conference’s universities, and that there were too many unknowns about health risks related to the virus, …

Collin Morikawa’s Joyful Win Broke Through Golf’s Pandemic Fog

As Collin Morikawa hoisted the huge Wanamaker Trophy above his head on Sunday evening, giving it a quick, jubilant shake, the lid went clattering off. Again, he was providing exactly what golf needed in a season dimmed by plague. First the 23-year-old Morikawa delivered a dazzling final round to win the P.G.A. Championship at San Francisco’s T.P.C. Harding Park, becoming …

Sure? No. But Rob Manfred Is Still Optimistic About This Season.

The commissioner then listed three factors: “No. 1, throughout tens of thousands of tests, we have a positive rate that’s less than one-half of 1 percent. That’s way better than wandering around in the general population. No. 2, the bulk of our activity is outdoors. Just look at what’s going on in the rest of the world: outdoors is better …

Collin Morikawa Wins the P.G.A. Championship, Delivering Moments of Magic

Morikawa went into the final round two shots off the lead, then finished at 13 under, two shots ahead of the runners-up, Casey and Dustin Johnson. He now has three victories over all in his brief time on the PGA Tour. “It’s amazing,” Morikawa said after receiving the trophy on the 18th green. “To close it out in San Francisco,” …

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 …