World Cup Worries Mount With 100 Days (Give or Take) to Go

How the tournament — with more than one million visitors expected to visit — will be secured also still has not been articulated. Qatar has signed policing agreements with several nations, notably Turkey, which in January said it would be providing more than 3,000 security personnel, including riot police, for a tournament in which fans … Read more

Broncos sport NFL’s richest, most diverse ownership group

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos now sport the wealthiest owner in the NFL and the league’s most diverse ownership group. Four of the six members of the Walton-Penner ownership group, which was welcomed into the NFL this week, are either women or minorities. Walmart heir Rob Walton, the oldest child of Walmart co-founder Sam … Read more

NFL Guardian Caps are blasted ‘STUPID’ by Seattle Seahawks defensive linesman

NFL Guardian Caps are blasted ‘STUPID’ by Seattle Seahawks defensive linesman Shelby Harris, as he fears players ‘could knock themselves out’ by leading with their heads in games because they’re used to protection Seattle Seahawks defensive linesman Shelby Harris is wary of Guardian Caps The protection has been implemented in training to try to reduce head … Read more

Liberty stay in playoff chase after 91-73 win over Wings

Sabrina Ionescu had 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Sami Whitcomb added 15 points and the New York Liberty stayed in the playoff race with a 91-73 victory over the Dallas Wings ARLINGTON, Texas — Sabrina Ionescu had 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Sami Whitcomb added 15 points and the New York … Read more

Can Juan Soto Lead the Padres Past the Dodgers?

SAN DIEGO — Juan Soto had barely landed, Josh Bell had just sat down and Josh Hader was starting to learn his new teammates’ names when Peter Seidler, the Padres’ owner, declared that “the art of the possible is here.” But just as quickly as the Padres had reset all expectations for their season — … Read more

Castro ditches phone, brings bat, Pirates beat D-backs 6-4

PHOENIX — Rodolfo Castro left his phone in the clubhouse, brought his bat to the field and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Wednesday night. Castro had two hits one night after an embarrassing smartphone faux pas. The 23-year-old mistakenly left his phone in the back pocket of his baseball pants … Read more

How Couples Are Incorporating Pickeball Into Their Weddings

“Because you play in a doubles format, there’s a nice mix of being able to champion someone else, relax, have fun and meet people that you may not otherwise spend time with,” she said. Sporting events are particularly popular at destination or multiday weddings, Ms. Krug added, because “couples are always interested in providing optional … Read more