Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Sports | At Colorado, a Breach in Football’s Wall Advertisement Supported by Sports of The Times ByMichael Powell April 18, 2019 BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado hired a new football coach in December and, as coaches are wont to do, he talked tough. “Our team, we will be physical,” Coach Mel Tucker said at his introductory news conference. “My dad always told me the name of the game is hit, hit, H-I-T. There is always a place on the field for someone who will hit.” He was preaching that old style pigskin religion. Unfortunately, Tucker, who came from the University of Georgia, runs a football program that has seen at least a half-dozen former players — including several who played in the N.F.L. — kill themselves. Other former players are alive but … [Read more...] about At Colorado, a Breach in Football’s Wall
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Self-Care Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Self-Care | Baseball Was My Life. Then I Stopped Being Able to Throw the Ball. Advertisement Supported by rites of passage It’s called the yips, and it’s a sudden inability to play. I had to find my way out of it. ByNaomi Gordon-Loebl March 28, 2019 I quit playing baseball when I was 11 years old. That was the cutoff for girls; after that point, we had to switch to softball, and My father tried to reason with me. “Everybody plays softball eventually,” he told me. “All adults make the switch.” But I wasn’t an adult. I didn’t want to pitch underhand. I didn’t want to play with a ball the size of a grapefruit. Most of all, I didn’t want the most important thing in my life taken away from me because I was a girl. Up to that point, baseball had … [Read more...] about Baseball Was My Life. Then I Stopped Being Able to Throw the Ball.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In The Tragedy of Baltimore Feature Since Freddie Gray’s death in 2015, violent crime has spiked to levels unseen for a quarter century. Inside the crackup of an American city. The scene of the murder of Jason Reuben Haynes, one of the 309 homicide victims in Baltimore last year. Credit Credit Peter van Agtmael/Magnum, for The New York Times Supported by ByAlec MacGillis March 12, 2019 On April 27, 2015, Shantay Guy was driving her 13-year-old son home across Baltimore from a doctor’s appointment when something — a rock, a brick, she wasn’t sure what — hit her car. Her phone was turned off, so she had not realized that protests and violence had broken out in the city that afternoon, following the funeral of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who drew national attention eight days earlier when he died after suffering … [Read more...] about The Tragedy of Baltimore
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In Africa | A Quiet Revolution: More Women Seek Divorces in Conservative West Africa Frustrated by their husbands’ inability to earn a living, and in a society where basic views on relationships have changed, women are asserting more control over their marriages. The judge Alkali Laouali Ismaël showed Zalika Amadou where to sign her divorce papers as her husband, Noura Issa, center in blue, waited for his turn at a street-side court in Maradi, Niger. Credit Credit Laura Boushnak for The New York Times Supported by ByDionne Searcey Jan. 6, 2019 MARADI, Niger — He didn’t hit her. He didn’t yell. He didn’t cheat, as far as she knows. It was just that, less than two years into their marriage, Zalika Amadou’s husband had changed. He’d become far too neglectful and indifferent for a young woman who expected, well, … [Read more...] about A Quiet Revolution: More Women Seek Divorces in Conservative West Africa
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Reader Center | Driving Through Flames, Breathing Through Blankets: 9 Tales From Californians Who Fled the Wildfires Supported by ByLela Moore Nov. 16, 2018 Thousands of Californians fled the three wildfires ravaging their state this week in the most harrowing of ways: driving through flames, breathing through blankets, watching as cars in front of them on clogged roads caught on fire. Some lost their homes and are now cobbling together a new life with relatives, in Airbnbs or in recreational vehicles. We reached out to our readers in California affected by the fires, asking how they escaped Paradise, Calif. ‘ Hannah Howe, 29, fled the Camp Fire with her daughter, Mya Rose Putnam, 3, on Thursday, Nov. 8. While we were stuck in traffic, and I was watching the flames come up behind my car, I … [Read more...] about Driving Through Flames, Breathing Through Blankets: 9 Tales From Californians Who Fled the Wildfires