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Researchers Make Progress Toward Identifying C.T.E. in the Living

26-09-2016

Researchers Make Progress Toward Identifying C.T.E. in the Living

Photo Robert Stern, a professor of neurology at Boston University. Blood samples from 96 former football players suggest that absorbing repeated head hits earlier in life can lead to higher concentrations of tau in the blood later, he said. Credit Shiho Fukada for The New York Times One of the frustrations of researchers who study chronic traumatic encephalopathy , the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head hits, is that it can be detected only... Read more

‘A Steel-Nerved Master:’ How We Introduced Arnold Palmer in 1958

26-09-2016

‘A Steel-Nerved Master:’ How We Introduced Arnold Palmer in 1958

Photo Arnold Palmer celebrated with his wife, Winnie, after winning The Masters in 1958. Credit Horace Cort/Associated Press Arnold Palmer won the first of his seven major championships at the Masters in 1958. Here is an excerpt from Man in the News column in The New York Times on April 7, 1958. AUGUSTA, Ga., April 6 — Arnold Palmer, the new Masters golf champion has nerves of steel. Appropriately enough he comes from the steel... Read more

On Golf: Playing for His Country Brought Out Palmer’s Best

26-09-2016

On Golf: Playing for His Country Brought Out Palmer’s Best

Photo Arnold Palmer in Ryder Cup play in 1967. Credit Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Few golfers were more enthusiastic about the Ryder Cup than Arnold Palmer. His seven appearances for the United States in the biennial event, including six as a player, were a continuation of a patriot’s act that began when Palmer dropped out of Wake Forest during his senior year and served three years in the Coast Guard. Only then did he embark... Read more

Chris Bosh’s Desire to Play Leaves Heat at an Ethical Crossroads

26-09-2016

“There are a lot of risks,” he said. Bosh experienced his first known clotting problem in February 2015. He had cramps, spasms and shortness of breath , although he tried to hide his symptoms, he said. Bosh recalled one particular instance when he was in pain until 3 or 4 in the morning and the Heat were scheduled to face the Dallas Mavericks the following day. Bosh played because the Heat were already short-handed. “Not... Read more

David Ortiz Is Ready to Trot Away

26-09-2016

David Ortiz Is Ready to Trot Away

Jim Palmer, the Hall of Fame pitcher and Orioles broadcaster, remembers a scouting report on the young Ortiz from Terry Crowley, who coached Ortiz with the Minnesota Twins. Ortiz had exceptional bat speed, opposite-field power and strike-zone judgment, Crowley said — all traits that carried over to Boston after the Twins released Ortiz in 2002 rather than give him a raise through salary arbitration. The timing of the 2003 test is important because Ortiz has... Read more

Special Report: Ryder Cup: Europe Is Putting Faith in Its Rookies

26-09-2016

At this stage, another European victory on an American course could hardly be considered a surprise. The Europeans have won two of the last three Ryder Cups held in the United States, routing the Americans in 2004 at Oakland Hills, in the Detroit suburbs, and then producing the so-called Miracle at Medinah near Chicago in 2012 by channeling the memory and the positive energy of the late Seve Ballesteros to come back and win by... Read more

Special Report: Ryder Cup: The Long and the Short of Hazeltine's Secrets

26-09-2016

Special Report: Ryder Cup: The Long and the Short of Hazeltine's Secrets

Photo Y.E. Yang of South Korea en route to his victory in the 2009 P.G.A. Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. The club has staged a number of prestigious tournaments since its founding in 1966. Credit Larry W. Smith/European Pressphoto Agency When Hazeltine National Golf Club made its debut as a major championship host, competing pros were only too happy to throw the course to the wolves — or whatever animal happened to... Read more

Sports Briefing: Red Sox Win in 10th Inning on Dustin Pedroia’s Dodged Tag

25-09-2016

Dustin Pedroia used nifty base running to score from first base on David Ortiz ’s double in the 10th inning, and the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the host Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, for their 11th consecutive win. Pedroia singled to start the inning then avoided the initial tag from Luke Maile but failed to touch the plate. Pedroia then scored as Maile dropped the ball. Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez struck out... Read more

Israel Advances to the World Baseball Classic

25-09-2016

Israel qualified for the World Baseball Classic for the first time with a 9-1 win over Britain at MCU Park on Sunday.... Read more

Chiefs 24, Jets 3: Jets Self-Destruct, Leaving 8 Turnovers in Their Wake

25-09-2016

Chiefs 24, Jets 3: Jets Self-Destruct, Leaving 8 Turnovers in Their Wake

Photo Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce barreling over the Jets’ Marcus Gilchrist (21) in the third quarter. During the play, Kelce appeared to lift Gilchrist with his right hand, pushing him back 5 yards. Credit Charlie Riedel/Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The play that encapsulated the Chiefs ’ demolition of the Jets on Sunday was not the first turnover they forced. Or the second. Or the third. Or the fourth. Or the fifth. Or... Read more

Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87

25-09-2016

Arnold Daniel Palmer was born in Latrobe, southeast of Pittsburgh, on Sept. 10, 1929, the first child of Milfred and Doris Palmer. (A sister, Lois Jean, who was known as Cheech, was born when Arnold was 2.) His father, who was known as Deacon, then Deke, worked in the steel mills and as a laborer and greenskeeper at the Latrobe club, then a nine-hole course, until 1932 or ’33, when he was named the club... Read more

With a Mix of Skill and Luck, Rory McIlroy Claims the FedEx Cup

25-09-2016

With a Mix of Skill and Luck, Rory McIlroy Claims the FedEx Cup

Photo Rory McIlroy sank a birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole to with the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup points title. Credit Erik S. Lesser/European Pressphoto Agency ATLANTA — The first time Rory McIlroy had come to the 16th hole on Sunday, he holed out from the fairway and danced with glee. The second time he came to the 16th — a little less than two hours later — McIlroy earned about $11.5... Read more

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