On Tennis: Can Simona Halep Finally Make Her Major Breakthrough?

When the line of questioning continued — she was asked what she had learned from those three losses — a smile flitted across her face. “Can we change the subject? Let’s talk outside,” she asked, turning her gaze toward the window of the interview room. “It’s beautiful weather.” It was sunny indeed on Thursday, but…

Walter Bahr, a Star of a World Cup Upset, Is Dead at 91

When the United States soccer team arrived in Brazil for the 1950 World Cup, its largely anonymous players faced 500-to-1 odds that they would come home as champions. Soccer was barely a blip on the American sports scene back then, except for weekend leagues with an immigrant fan base, and to no one’s surprise the…