Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Times Insider Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Suddenly, after 30 years, these walls could talk. ByBen Rothenberg June 13, 2018 Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. PARIS — Twenty minutes after Rafael Nadal finished dismantling Dominic Thiem in the French Open final on Sunday evening, we were invited to experience more destruction. Roland Garros was throwing a “Demolition Party,” toasting the last night its 30-year-old media center would be in use. Built into the side of Court Philippe Chatrier, the tournament’s principal stadium, the media center was slated to be torn down, along with most of the rest of the building. Speed is imperative for this renovation project, so a readiness for the wrecking ball had been apparent even before the … [Read more...] about A Tennis Reporter Turned Graffiti Artist Draws on Roland Garros Memories
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The Tribune’s Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.Jerrell Freeman is out and Pernell McPhee may be next. Leonard Floyd is recovering and we’re not sure what will happen with Willie Young. You’ve stated before that the Bears are only intermittently in their 3-4 base. That being said, where is the most pressing need in the front seven? Is it on the line where a resurgent Mo Wilkerson could help, or is it at ILB/OLB where an Avery Williamson or NaVorro Bowman could be an asset? — Gregory, South SideMcPhee was indeed next as the Bears announced Monday afternoon they had terminated his contract, creating more than $7 million in cap space. If the Bears do not re-sign defensive end Mitch Unrein, or replace him with an upgrade, they’re going to have to count on Jonathan Bullard to take a major step forward in his third season. That’s one area to take a close look at. They’re also thin right now at outside linebacker. Sam Acho is also coming … [Read more...] about Bears Q&A: Why move on from Josh Sitton? What’s the future for Kyle Fuller?
Introducing the Boston.com sports mailbag. Every week we’ll respond to your questions about the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and anything else tangentially related to Boston sports. Have a thought, theory, or question for the mailbag? Send them into [email protected] So without further ado, as Tom Brady would say, “Let’s go!” Karli B.: What are the Patriots going to do without wide receivers Danny Amendola and Brandin Cooks? Nicole: I don’t expect the departures of Amendola and Cooks to have a hugely noticeable impact, performance-wise. Even without considering their offseason additions, the team is adequately stocked at receiver with proven players, like Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan, as well as those eager to get their shot in the Patriots’ system, like Phillip Dorsett and Kenny Britt. Malcolm Mitchell, who shined his rookie season but missed last year due to a knee injury, should also be returning the field, which will only provide more … [Read more...] about Mailbag: A look at the Patriots’ wide receiver depth chart, the Celtics’ playoff chances, and the Red Sox’ pitching strategy
As the playoffs near, health remains an enormous factor by James Herbert @outsidethenba 2m ago • 10 min read You cannot tell the story of the 2017-18 NBA season without discussing injuries. Despite the league shortening the preseason, moving up opening day and reducing back-to-backs, player health has not improved. In fact, if we are strictly looking at games missed, things haven't been worse in quite some time:As the playoffs approach, here is a look at the many, many ways in which injuries have affected the season:1. Leonard's injury made Spurs look like a normal teamIt's obvious the ways in which Kawhi Leonard's injury has affected San Antonio's spot in the standings, but the more significant shift has come in the way we talk about the organization. Tony Parker called his own quad injury "a hundred times worse" than Leonard's. It seems like there has been a communication breakdown between Leonard and the team, to the point that opposing teams … [Read more...] about NBA injuries: From Kyrie Irving to Stephen Curry, 20 ways they impacted the season and playoff race
It’s time to call EA Sports’ UFC franchise a contender, at last. “EA Sports UFC 3,” which was released Feb. 2, makes big leaps over its 2016 predecessor in two key areas. While the series still has a way to go before it joins elite sports franchises such as EA’s “FIFA” and “Madden” or Sony’s “MLB The Show,” fans of the sport should enjoy what the newest entry has to offer. The most important advancement brings new fluidity to stand-up battles. Fighters can now strike while moving forward, backward or laterally. The concept comes a few games late, but now that it’s here striking battles will more closely resemble a real MMA bout. Controls for blocking strikes benefits from a slight button reconfiguration. Right trigger protects the head, while holding both triggers blocks the body or checks leg kicks. It’s a snap to switch from high to low blocks, injecting more skill into the defensive aspect of … [Read more...] about ‘EA Sports UFC 3’ review: More fluid striking a welcome improvement