The Sabres Are Restoring Hope in Buffalo, but for How Long?

Forward Jeff Skinner (53), acquired by the Sabres in the off-season, is one of the N.H.L.’s leading scorers with 20 goals.CreditCreditJeffrey T. Barnes/Associated Press BUFFALO — Outside KeyBank Center, home of the Buffalo Sabres, three bronze statues of the so-called French Connection line recall a time when Rick Martin, Gilbert Perreault and Rene Robert led […]

Top U.S.O.C. Officials Failed to Act on Nassar Allegations, Report Says

Alan Ashley, the U.S.O.C.’s chief of sport performance, was fired on Monday after a report criticized his role in handling sex-abuse accusations against Larry Nassar.CreditCreditKer Robertson/Getty Images Institutional failures. Two leaders of American Olympic sports engaging in “efforts to protect and preserve their institutional interests” over the interests of vulnerable children. And an “ecosystem that […]

What We Learned in (Wild) N.F.L. Week 14

Amari Cooper and Blake Jarwin celebrated after beating the Eagles.CreditCreditRonald Martinez/Getty Images No contender was safe on a wild Sunday with several close games, a few major upsets, and a highlight-reel touchdown catch by an offensive lineman. Here’s what we learned in Week 14: • It was a bad day to be one of the […]