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Novak Djokovic, the Hard-Court King, Conquers His Tenth Australian Open

Only eight players in the long history of men’s tennis have won a total of ten or more major titles. Novak Djokovic, of course, is one of them. On Sunday,…

How Aryna Sabalenka Reworked Her Powerful Game and Won the Australian Women’s Open

You could be forgiven for guessing what was on Aryna Sabalenka’s mind. On Saturday, as the final of the Australian Open, in Melbourne, got under way, the Belarusian player looked…

Argentina vs. France Was the Best World Cup Final I’ve Ever Seen

Pick the best moment of the match. It seems impossible. The Lionel Messi flick pass that oiled the move that led to Argentina’s beautiful second goal? Sumptuous. Try another. Kylian…

World Cup 2022: The Agony and the Promise of the U.S. Elimination

Christian Pulisic was fifteen years old when he led the U.S. under-seventeen team to a victory, over Brazil, in the Nike International Friendlies. He tattooed the date of the win—December…

World Cup 2022: Maybe Team U.S.A.’s Moment Is Now

Both the U.S. and England could emerge confident from last Friday’s scoreless encounter. For the Americans, it felt like a moral victory: they were flashy, self-assured, and dynamic, not at…

World Cup 2022: Marcus Rashford Gets His Smile Back

Marcus Rashford was raised in Wythenshawe, in south Manchester, and has only ever played professional soccer for Manchester United. Supporters of the club adore him, and, when he is performing…

The Tears of Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous athlete in the world, at least by quantifiable metrics like global search history or social-media rankings. And he has long carried himself like someone…

World Cup 2022: The U.S. Flashes Potential in a Disappointing Draw with England

With just under fifteen minutes to play in the first half of the United States’ group-stage World Cup match against England, Weston McKennie collected the ball on the right side…

World Cup 2022: France, the Reigning Champions, Manage Expectations and Dispatch Australia

The World Cup, over its ninety-odd years of existence, has not been particularly kind to its champions. During the past three tournaments, the holders of the trophy—the wily, experienced Italy;…

World Cup 2022: The United States Almost Harpoons Wales

I’m currently reading “New Kids in the World Cup,” Adam Elder’s entertaining history of the U.S. men’s national team’s push toward the 1990 World Cup. The team’s sole appearance had…