The Sun Get Physical to Stay Alive Against Las Vegas

On the brink of elimination, Connecticut locked down Chelsea Gray and got superb performances from Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas.

Chile Loses Appeal Seeking Ecuador’s Place in World Cup

A FIFA panel reaffirmed an earlier decision dismissing Chile’s claim that its rival fielded an ineligible player. Chile plans one last appeal.

Welcome to Wrexham: It’s the Future

Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds seem sincere about their investment, emotionally and financially, in a Welsh soccer team. But they are not mere observers in its story.

N.B.A. Under Pressure to Remove Suns Owner

A sponsor, team owner and players are calling for a harsher penalty for Robert Sarver, the Phoenix Suns owner, after an investigation found he mistreated employees for years.

These Left-Handed Golfers Are Content to Go Their Own Way

Outnumbered on courses and ill-served by pro shops, a society of British players happily defends their turf, and their cause, from the other side of the tee box.

Free Pizza and Easy Sleep: W.N.B.A. Upgrades Travel for Finals

For the first time ever, the W.N.B.A. is providing charter flights throughout the finals. Aces and Sun players are loving it — and hope it becomes permanent.

Biden meets with relatives of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.

For all his successes and talent, Gennadiy Golovkin is destined to be remembered as Saúl Álvarez’s foil.


In Russell Wilson’s Seattle Return, Seahawks Have the Last Word

Wilson connected on big passing plays in his return to the city he led to a Super Bowl title, but a missed field-goal attempt in the final minute denied his Denver Broncos a victory.

Maris Would Be ‘Tickled to Death’ to Be Matched by Judge

Aaron Judge tied Roger Maris’s American League record with his 61st home run of the season, and Maris’s former teammate Bobby Richardson sees many parallels.

Aaron Judge Inc.

Aaron Judge tied Roger Maris’s American League record with his 61st home run of the season, and Maris’s former teammate Bobby Richardson sees many parallels.

A Passing Record Even Marino, Manning and Brady Haven’t Touched

Norm Van Brocklin threw for 554 yards in a game in 1951. A few players have come close but, even in a pass-heavy era of football, none have surpassed his total.

The Chasm Between A.F.C. and N.F.C. Teams Seems Huge — for Now

Led by offenses both expected (the Bills and Ravens) and surprising (the Jaguars), A.F.C. teams have dominated early-season scoring while perennial N.F.C. contenders have shown their age.

Yankees Clinch a First-Round Bye as Judge’s Wait Continues

A win over Toronto gave the Yankees the American League East title, but Aaron Judge remained stuck at 60 home runs.

PGA Tour Accuses LIV Golf of Interfering With Its Contracts

The PGA Tour filed a counterclaim against the breakaway, Saudi-backed LIV Golf series, which has accused the tour of antitrust violations.

U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Closes World Cup Tuneups Looking Listless

The team had a scoreless draw with Saudi Arabia to follow a 2-0 loss to Japan. In more ways than one, they were atypical of the send-off matches in World Cup years.

Memphis and Hardaway Escape Serious Punishment for N.C.A.A. Violations

An N.C.A.A. panel said Hardaway’s unique standing made it allowable for him to give moving expenses to the family of a star player.

U.S. Mountaineer’s Body Found Two Days After Avalanche on Peak in Nepal

Hilaree Nelson was apparently blown off a cliff while she was skiing down Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest peak.


How the Passage of Time Softened the Fury Over Diana’s Death

A quarter-century ago Princess Diana’s shocking death provoked outrage at the royal family. Queen Elizabeth’s passing, in contrast, has been draped in civility and respect.

This Might Not Be a Cold War, but It Feels Like One

Even at their worst moments, the Americans and the Soviets kept talking. Today, U.S.-China contacts are scarce, while Beijing and Moscow move closer together.

Apple Extends Reach With $800 Watch, as New iPhone Inches Along

The Apple Watch Ultra is aimed at endurance athletes, a market dominated by Garmin. Apple also introduced updated AirPods.