NEWPORT, R.I. — Long before Peter Blake was killed by a Brazilian pirate in the Amazon in 2001, he talked at the dinner table with his young son James about the privileges that came with successfully sailing around the world. “He always told me that you couldn’t put your elbows on the table until you’ve…

The Phoenix Suns are now on the clock for the first pick in the 2018 N.B.A. draft after winning the league’s annual draft lottery, and have a tough call in choosing among Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, Duke’s Marvin Bagley and the international star Luka Doncic. The Suns came into the event with the best chance of…

KENNESAW, Ga. — John Lipman rounded a corner in his stately home here northwest of Atlanta wearing a vintage Winnipeg Jets jersey and white Winnipeg Jets sneakers, but his game day outfit still felt incomplete. Ducking out of the foyer, he reappeared a few seconds later clad in an electric blue blazer — size 48…

TORONTO — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball after being charged with assault. The league said Tuesday that was investigating the circumstances of the charges in accordance with the joint domestic violence policy between the league and the M.L.B. Players Association. The Toronto Police said…



OBERSTDORF, Germany — Zahra Lari of the United Arab Emirates did not qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in figure skating in her final opportunity on Saturday. In fact, she finished last among 33 skaters at the Nebelhorn Trophy competition here. But, for Muslim women, Lari considered this a step forward, not backward. She is…

TAMPA, Fla. — Thairo Estrada, a top Yankees infield prospect, was shot in the hip during a robbery attempt last month in his native Venezuela, the Yankees announced on Friday. Estrada, 21, who had hoped to compete for the starting second base job, is expected to make a full recovery and could begin working out…

Michael Phelps: A Golden Shoulder to Lean On

TEMPE, Ariz. — Nearly a week into their most recent therapeutic reunion, Michael Phelps and Grant Hackett, two giants of Olympic swimming, sat down to breakfast at a packed restaurant and wondered how they would explain themselves to their children someday. The conversations they foresaw had nothing to do with Phelps’s record-shattering medal haul or…

NETANYA, Israel — More martial than art, this form of fighting extols the virtues of a poke in the eye and a timely kick to the groin. Its masters insist it is not a sport, because there are no rules, except for one: to survive. Krav Maga, the rough, close-combat self-defense system developed in the…

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sam Darnold was only 2 years old when his grandfather passed away, so he never got to know the Marlboro Man. Dick Hammer left behind a legacy of larger-than-life tales, though, and Darnold, the Jets’ newest quarterback, has heard them all. Family gatherings have been filled with the stories of Hammer’s…

After Hurricane Maria laid waste to Puerto Rico last month, Carlos Beltran could not sleep for about 10 days. He said he did not hear from his family there for a week, until his brother relayed stories about waiting in gas lines for nearly 24 hours and his baseball academy taking on three feet of…

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Talya Minsberg, a social strategy editor for The Times who is in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to cover the Winter Olympics, discussed the tech she’s using. As a social strategy editor for The Times, what tech do you use on…

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Matt Moore replaced an injured Jay Cutler and threw two touchdown passes in the final 12 minutes on Sunday as the Miami Dolphins pulled off another improbable victory by erasing a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Jets, 31-28, in N.F.L. Week 7. Josh McCown threw three touchdown…