Sports

Where to Show Off Your $5 Million Horse

Notoriety seems to be short-lived here, too, to judge by the appearance of Matt Lauer, the former NBC co-anchor, at the Hampton Classic on Wednesday morning, a day of near Biblical rain. Despite having been, as Mr. Robbins said, “socially exorcised” from the Hamptons after his dismissal from NBC in 2017 amid allegations of sexual […]

Sports

Yankees Lose Series Opener to the A’s

Jurickson Profar delivered two tiebreaking hits to atone for his role in a double play that was fully reversed, and the visiting Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees, 8-2, on Friday night. Profar connected in the second for a 1-0 lead and added a two-run double in the sixth for a 4-2 edge. That made up […]

Sports

Roger Federer Heats Up on Court and Off

“That’s tennis,” Federer said. “It’s entertainment, and the show must go on. I’ve lost maybe matches this way. I’ve won some this time. Luck was on my side. There you have it. So, yeah, I understand if Danny is, like, a little bit frustrated.” Federer, who will play No. 15 David Goffin, of Belgium, in […]

Money

YouTube Said to Be Fined Up to $200 Million for Children’s Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission has voted to fine Google $150 to $200 million to settle accusations that its YouTube subsidiary illegally collected personal information about children, according to three people briefed on the matter. The case could have significant repercussions for other popular platforms used by young children in the United States. The settlement would […]

Sports

Q.& A. With a New N.B.A. Champion: Marc Gasol

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. My old ESPN colleague Kevin Arnovitz was the first one to call me on it five years ago. Others in the business have noticed it since. I’m apparently not very good at hiding how giddy I am when covering international […]

Science

Humans Dominated Earth Earlier Than Previously Thought

Humans substantially altered the planet much earlier than previously thought, a worldwide collection of archaeological experts reported Thursday. By 3,000 years ago, the experts wrote in Science magazine, the planet had been “largely transformed by hunter-gatherers, farmers, and pastoralists.” People farmed, burned forests and grazed their goats, sheep and cattle. By about 1,000 BCE, with […]