Here is the latest Sports News from the International New York Times.
Antidoping Authorities From 17 Nations Push for a Series of Reforms
The proposals include prohibiting antidoping employees from having an overlapping leadership role in international sports and increased funding for the World Anti-Doping Agency.
U.S. Open Today: How and What to Watch on Day 2
Here’s what’s happening, and what’s going to happen, at the United States Open on Tuesday.
On Soccer: Trapped in the Premier League’s Golden Cage
Deemed surplus by their clubs, players like Mario Balotelli, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Joe Hart find their high salaries are making it hard to move on.
Essay: Africa’s Tennis Talent, Though Obscure, Is Thriving
The continent has skilled players, but a lack of resources and opportunities, including access to top competition, keeps them from breaking through.
Formula One: Rosberg Cruises to Victory in Belgium, but Hamilton Steals the Show
Lewis Hamilton climed onto the podium from the 21st position in the grid, keeping his lead over his Mercedes teammate Rosberg in the series.
A Solid Return for Quade Cooper, but Not Enough to Save Wallabies
The flyhalf made a couple of good kicks that briefly hampered the All Blacks, but there was not the sidestep that has torn defenses open before.
A Big Stage for Golf Animates Female Players Around the Globe
The inclusion of players from countries more competitive in events such as cricket or badminton could increase interest in the sport.
In Tennis, Playwrights Find a Ready Device for Onstage Drama
While the sport takes center stage next week with the start of the United States Open, the sport is also appearing on the theatrical stage with surprising frequency.
A Motivational Tool: Believing That Tennis’s Big Four Era Is Over
Ending the dominance of Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Murray requires mental adjustments by the rank and file, says Carlos Moyá, who coaches No. 6 Milos Raonic.
Prosecutors in Oscar Pistorius Case Lose Bid to Appeal 6-Year Sentence
Mr. Pistorius was convicted of the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, but last month he received a sentence more lenient than many observers had expected.
Tough U.S. Open Openers for Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic
Williams, the top women’s seed, drew 36th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova. On the men’s side, Djokovic drew Jerzy Janowicz, a 2013 semifinalist at Wimbledon.
We’re Here! RB Leipzig’s Rise to Bundesliga Isn’t Welcomed by All
On Sunday, Leipzig will play its first game in Germany’s top league, but detractors see the team as just another Red Bull marketing venture.
On Olympics: The Olympic Games Exceeded Low Expectations
Rio deserved a more balanced, less hysterical prologue, just as it deserves a more balanced, less triumphal epilogue.
Formula One: Grand Prix Drivers and Teams Lost in a Complex Maze of Rules
Formula One has begun to realize that it has become so complex that drivers and teams are as confused as fans about the subtleties of the rules.
Russia, Fuming at Paralympics Ban, Steps Up Campaign Against Whistle-Blower
The authorities are hounding the whistle-blower doctor in the doping scandal and spinning elaborate conspiracy theories — anything but admitting their own misdeeds.
U.S. Open Special: The Electric, Infuriating Nick Kyrgios
He might be the most entertaining tennis player since John McEnroe. Too bad he’d rather be playing basketball.
Mónica Puig, Puerto Rico’s Favorite Daughter (and Only Gold Medalist)
In the span of a week, Puig went from a little-known tennis player to a hero, with the island’s first gold medal around her neck at age 22.
New Faces and Familiar Matchups in Champions League Draw
Leicester City drew a comparatively easy group for its first visit to the competition, while Manchester City’s new manager, Pep Guardiola, will face his former club Barcelona.
Kenya Disbands Olympic Committee, Citing Disorganization
Kenya’s stellar performance in Rio was marred by a doping scandal, poor treatment of athletes and missing athletic gear.
Pakistan’s Road Warriors Are on Top of the Cricket World
Pakistan has risen to No. 1 in the world rankings, despite not hosting a home test match since terrorists attacked the visiting Sri Lankans in 2009.
U.S. Soccer Suspends Hope Solo and Terminates Her Contract
The six-month ban for Solo, 35, was her second from the national team in the last two years, and but the termination of her contract could signal the end of her international career.
When Unlikely Grand Slam Finalists Lose, Many Never Get Back
Roberta Vinci, in the role of spoiler, catapulted her way into a spot in last year’s United States Open final, but such breakout runs can be hard to repeat.
Ethiopian Runner Won’t Return Home, but Doesn’t Know Where to Go
Feyisa Lilesa, the silver medal winner in the Rio Olympics marathon who made an antigovernment gesture, said he feared punishment if he were to go home.
Soccer Team With International Flavor Mixes Drills and Assimilation
Rooklyn International uses soccer to help young immigrants with wide-ranging backgrounds integrate into life in New York City.
Court Upholds Doping-Related Ban on Russia at Paralympics
The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected an appeal by Moscow, confirming that none of the country’s athletes would participate in the Games that begin on Sept. 7.
Sports of The Times: Rio Games Highlight Problems With the Olympic Model
The problems that cities face in hosting the Olympics, like being left with immediately obsolete venues, call for organizers to develop a more sustainable approach.
Britain’s Huge Investment in Summer Olympic Sports Pays Off
By focusing on sports that offer the best and most medal prospects, Britain won 27 gold medals at the Rio Games, a huge improvement from the one it won at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Speedo USA Is Among 4 Companies to Drop Ryan Lochte Amid Rio Fallout
Speedo, Ralph Lauren, Syneron Candela and Airweave announced they were cutting ties to Lochte after the swimmer’s story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio created an international furor.
Reflections on Rio
Recalling funny, touching or odd moments during the Olympics.
After Olympics, Rio Is Altered if Not Reborn
There have been cost overruns and many other complaints, but the 2016 Summer Games in Rio also yielded infrastructure improvements that had been on wish lists for years.
Ethiopian Marathoner’s Protest Puts Him at Odds With His Government
Feyisa Lilesa, the Olympic silver medal winner, said his gesture at the finish line in Rio de Janeiro could get him killed if he returned home.
As Games End, Rio Celebrates While Looking Warily to Future
The Olympics were seen as a triumph by many in Brazil, and some of the worst fears were unfounded. But political polarization and economic and security concerns linger.
Sports of The Times: How to Link Rio Games’ Top Stories: Just Add Water
For reasons good and bad, the city’s water played a leading role in how the Games will be remembered: as a source of heroics, scandals and mosquitoes.
How Matt Centrowitz Won a Historic 1,500 Meters
Going into the last lap of a slow, tactical race on Saturday, he seized on an opening and never looked back, becoming the first American to win the metric mile since 1908.
Acrobatic Olympians Spring Into New Career, With Cirque du Soleil
About 40 percent of Cirque’s performers come from artistic, rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics, as well as trampoline, tumbling, diving and synchronized swimming.
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya Wins Men’s Marathon
Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia takes silver and Galen Rupp of the United States earns bronze with his personal best time.
Rio 2016: Rio Olympics: Caster Semenya Leaves No Doubt in 800
The South African runner won the gold in the 800 meters Saturday.