On Soccer: Pochettino Has Mastered the Process. A Prize, Any Prize, Still Eludes Him.

Mauricio Pochettino has undoubtedly changed the culture as manager at Tottenham, but after a 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Saturday, a trophy will elude him yet again.

Accepting Rights Award, Colin Kaepernick Decries ‘Lawful Lynching’

The former N.F.L. quarterback, who protested police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem, received Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award.

Extra Bases: Enter Josh Hader, the Middle-Innings ‘Closer’

The Milwaukee Brewers have used Hader in a way that redefines the role of a bullpen ace.

Blue Jays 8, Yankees 5: Yankees Lose to Blue Jays as Sonny Gray Falters Again

Gray was handed two leads and gave up both of them, lasting only three and one-third innings.

Yoenis Cespedes, After 4 Whiffs, Comes Through in the 12th for the Mets

Cespedes hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting the Mets to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Pacers Rally to Take a Series Lead Over the Cavaliers

Cleveland lost for the first time this season after leading at the end of the third quarter.

First, Final Exams. Then, Hopefully, the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Bruins’ Ryan Donato remains a student at Harvard as the team continues its N.H.L. playoff run.

Bela and Martha Karolyi, Former Gymnastics Coaches, Deny Knowing About Nassar’s Abuse

The Karolyis, who coached the women’s team to Olympic glory, said that the revelations of rampant sexual abuse had an explosive impact on the sport.

In the N.B.A., a Game of Clothes Horse

Arena arrivals have long been a fashion runway for N.B.A. superstars. But before a playoff game on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers took things to a new level, wearing coordinated ensembles by the designer Thom Browne.

Sporting: Why Men Quit and Women Don’t

Despite awful weather at the Boston Marathon, women seemed to hold up better than men.

The Golden State Warriors Have Shaken Off the Rust

Even without Stephen Curry, the Warriors are looking like potential champions again.

Arsène Wenger, Arsenal Manager, to Leave at End of Season

“After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down,” he said.

Down on the Farm, an Infield of Scions

The sons of three former big league stars play together for the Class AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Inside the Deadlock Over Russia’s Track and Field Athletes

The I.O.C. wants Russia back. The World Anti-Doping Agency and track and field’s governing body want the country to admit to state-sponsored doping.

Sports of The Times: For Lance Armstrong, Backing Down Might Have Hurt More Than Paying $5 Million

Armstrong, who on Thursday reached a settlement in a federal fraud case related to his doping, once told our columnist that he liked his chances with a jury.

Masked Joel Embiid Leads 76ers to Easy Win Over Heat

Philadelphia’s center, playing in his first playoff game, had 23 points. In other action, the Warriors and Pelicans both opened up 3-0 leads.

Braves 12, Mets 4: Mets Batters Baffled by a Call-up in Blowout Loss to Braves

Matt Wisler arrived from Class AAA just in time to shut down the Mets to the tune of two hits over seven innings.

Yankees 4, Blue Jays 3: Giancarlo Stanton Is Bumped Down, and Yankees Edge Blue Jays

Stanton’s move down to No. 4 in the Yankees’ lineup didn’t exactly jolt his bat to life, but their bats did enough for a series-opening victory.

2018 N.F.L. Schedule Released; Eagles-Falcons to Open Season

There will also be three games played in London and one in Mexico City this coming season.

A Veteran in Doubles, and at Combining Fatherhood With Pro Tennis

Mixing a top-level career and parenting can be a complicated enterprise, but at age 40, Max Mirnyi has discovered a trick or two.

Rob Matthews, 56, Blind Paralympian Who Won 8 Gold Medals, Dies

A British runner competed at six Games for the disabled and broke 22 world records. “Running turned back the fear,” he said.

Anticipating Anthem Protests, Spain Braces for ‘Verbal Violence’

Barcelona’s fans use the Copa del Rey final, the rare day when the Spanish anthem is played before a game, to voice their desire for Catalan independence.

An Old-School Manager Thrives in a New Baseball Age

In a sport in which the manager’s role is undergoing rapid change, and charismatic, independent personalities face extinction, Toronto’s John Gibbons is an outlier.

Lance Armstrong Settles Federal Fraud Case for $5 Million

Accused of defrauding the Postal Service by doping while under its sponsorship, Armstrong averted a trial next month by agreeing to the settlement.

Gregg Popovich Won’t Coach Game 3 After Wife’s Death

The Spurs said the assistant Ettore Messina would coach the team in his absence. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and others paid tribute to Erin Popovich.

On Baseball: It’s Early, but the Mets Are Starting to Believe Again

The Mets won when trailing after seven innings for the third time on Wednesday. They are 13-4, which they have been twice before, in 1986 and 2015, World Series years.

In Puerto Rico, Stadium Lights Glow, Homes Do Not

An island-wide blackout related to repairs of the electrical grid wrecked in Hurricane Maria left people in the dark, but a baseball game soldiered on.

LeBron James Almost Single-Handedly Powers Cavaliers to Win

Cleveland is now tied 1-1 in the team’s first-round series with Indiana, while Utah also pulled even in their series with Oklahoma City.

Lightning 3, Devils 1 | Tampa Bay leads series, 3-1: Lightning Put the Devils on the Verge of Elimination

Nikita Kucherov scored twice and set up another goal to put the Devils one loss away from the end of their season.

Mets 11, Nationals 5: Mets’ Huge Rally Helps Avoid a Nationals Sweep

A nine-run eighth inning helped the Mets to improve to 13-4 and stay atop the National League East.