Friday, July 22, 2011

Sports

Kobe Bryant playing in an exhibition during his recent five-city tour of Asia.
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Kobe Bryant playing in an exhibition during his recent five-city tour of Asia.

Turkish Club Makes Offer to Kobe Bryant

The Turkish club Besiktas, which recently signed the Nets’ Deron Williams, has made an offer to Lakers guard Kobe Bryant to play during the N.B.A. lockout, its coach said on Friday.

Boogaard’s Brother Charged in Connection to Overdose

Aaron Boogaard was charged Friday after Minneapolis police say he admitted to giving his brother Derek Boogaard, the Rangers’ enforcer, a prescription pain killer the night before he died.

Andy Schleck Grabs Overall Lead in Tour

On the brutal climb to Alpe d’Huez, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg battled his way into the Tour de France lead, despite Alberto Contador’s desperate attempt to challenge him.

N.F.L. Owners Vote for Tentative Labor Deal

N.F.L. owners ratified a 10-year proposal that will end the four-month-long lockout next Wednesday, with one big condition: the players have to re-form their union and approve the deal themselves.

Braylon Edwards Pleads Guilty in Drunken-Driving Case

The guilty plea resolved a case that began in September for wide receiver Braylon Edwards, a free agent who hopes to return to the Jets.

Rays 2, Yankees 1

Rays Find Extra Ounce of Offense to Escape Pitching Duel

Offense was in short supply as C. C. Sabathia stifled the Rays with his slider, and James Shields humbled the Yankees with his changeup in the finale of their four-game series.

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Video: Bushwacker Is a Tough Bull

Since October 2009, no professional bull rider has been able to stay on Bushwacker for eight seconds. At a recent event in Pueblo, Colo., the riders explained why he's so tough to ride.

Video: A Pit Crew for Bikes

A look at the elite bicycle mechanics behind the Tour de France.

Video: In the Barber's Chair

The N.F.L. Hall of Famer Jim Brown joins William C. Rhoden of The New York Times in a barbershop in Harlem.

Leading Off

N.F.L. Owners’ Vote Puts Pressure on Players

N.F.L. owners passed a proposed collective bargaining agreement, 31 to 0 with one abstention, but some sportswriters felt the move was merely gamesmanship.

On Golf

Tiger Woods’s Caddie Fires Back

The firing of a longtime friend and confidant is quickly taking on the makings of a very ugly divorce.

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On Racing

Time for a Much-Needed Respite at Saratoga’s Summer Meeting

For the next six weeks, Saratoga Race Course will become a summer Horse Haven, where many horsemen and horseplayers from around the country will look for the emergence of genuine equine stars.

The Fifth Down

Fantasy Football: Breakouts and Sleepers

Every season there will be players who greatly exceed their draft positions, Here are some potential breakout and sleeper candidates to keep an eye on for the coming season.

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Photo Replay: July 22

The day in sports included a tight finish in the men’s 5-kilometer open water race at the world swimming championships in Shanghai and a shake-up in the Alps for the second straight day at the Tour de France.

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