Fields of Green

Fields of Green

When the financial system soured a couple of years in the past, a New Jersey turf farm put its product to make use of — and helped preserve itself afloat — by internet hosting soccer tournaments. Now it’s grow to be an everyday factor. Photographs by Rick Loomis By Jack Bell HAMMONTON, N.J. — On […]

The Liberty Try to Make Westchester Feel Like Home

The Liberty Try to Make Westchester Feel Like Home

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — After Tina Charles and Maya Moore exchanged go-ahead baskets within the ultimate minute of the Liberty’s dwelling opener towards the Minnesota Lynx on May 25, a high-ranking W.N.B.A. official sitting courtside proudly remarked, “Who says women can’t play basketball?” That query was tongue-in-cheek. But a extra severe query emerged as Charles […]

A Tennis Reporter Turned Graffiti Artist Draws on French Open Memories

A Tennis Reporter Turned Graffiti Artist Draws on French Open Memories

Suddenly, after 30 years, these partitions may discuss. Members of the information media and French Open media relations group wrote messages on the partitions and home windows of the Roland Garros media heart, which was slated to be demolished the following day together with the remainder of Court Philippe Chatrier in a multi-year renovation mission.CreditPete […]

If You’re Afraid of Heights and Going to the World Cup, Don’t Sit Here

If You’re Afraid of Heights and Going to the World Cup, Don’t Sit Here

YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Droplets of rain gathered on the darkish blue go well with jacket of Leonid Rapoport, the sports activities minister of the Sverdlovsk area, as he stood within the auxiliary seating stands at Tsentralnyi Stadium amid a light-weight drizzle Wednesday afternoon. “Fans do not care if there is a roof or not,” he […]

After the Trophy Presentation, It’ll Be Time to Tear Up Roland Garros

After the Trophy Presentation, It’ll Be Time to Tear Up Roland Garros

“But we don’t have any ventilation: no air conditioning, none of that. When we close the roof we want to always have the impression that we are still playing outdoors, because we are an outdoor tournament.” Leave it to the French to conceptualize a stadium roof on this method: Spectators within the high few rows […]

Russian City’s Dazzling New Soccer Stadium Outshines Its Team

Russian City’s Dazzling New Soccer Stadium Outshines Its Team

KALININGRAD, Russia — Nikita I. Zakharov leads the fan membership for the soccer staff on this leafy, slow-paced provincial metropolis, and but he retains a cleareyed view of its place within the wider world of soccer. “We cannot really boast of soccer success,” he mentioned mournfully. The staff, Baltika, performs in a second-tier Russian league. […]

All We Want to Do Is Eat Junk and Watch Each Other Play Fortnite

All We Want to Do Is Eat Junk and Watch Each Other Play Fortnite

Video video games are starting their takeover of the actual world. Across North America this yr, firms are turning malls, film theaters, storefronts and parking garages into neighborhood esports arenas. At the identical time, content material farms are spinning up in Los Angeles, the place managers now see avid gamers as some peculiar new type […]

A Shiny New Front in the Battle for L.A.’s Soccer Soul

A Shiny New Front within the Battle for L.A.’s Soccer Soul

The Galaxy have received a report 5 M.L.S. Cups, together with three in 4 years from 2011 to 2014, once they have been led by high-profile, and extremely paid, signings like David Beckham, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan. That star-centered system has been the Galaxy’s calling card and profitable enterprise mannequin, and after lacking the […]

One Yankees Fan Weighs In on New Stadium Netting: Hal Steinbrenner

One Yankees Fan Weighs In on New Stadium Netting: Hal Steinbrenner

Photo During the Yankees’ house opener, new prolonged netting was held up padded poles. By their present house stand, the poles have been gone. Credit Karsten Moran for The New York Times At their house opener this month, the Yankees unveiled new protecting netting at Yankee Stadium, operating from the realm behind house plate to […]

Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan Makes $800 Million Offer for Wembley Stadium

Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan Makes $800 Million Offer for Wembley Stadium

LONDON — The Jacksonville Jaguars’ billionaire proprietor, Shahid Khan, has supplied to purchase London’s iconic Wembley Stadium, a transfer that provides maybe the clearest sign but that the N.F.L. is more and more poised to ascertain a semi-permanent franchise in Britain after years of visits to the town. Wembley, owned by England’s soccer affiliation and […]