Mexico City’s Newfound Status: A Skateboarder’s Paradise

Mexico City’s Newfound Status: A Skateboarder’s Paradise

MEXICO CITY — One year ago, Carolina Altamirano left her home in Oaxaca City, Mexico, where she had been skateboarding for nine years, in search of opportunities to grow her skateboarding career. In years past, this would have meant relocating to Los Angeles, New York City or even Barcelona, Spain. Instead, Altamirano moved to Mexico…

Rafael Nadal Returns to Australian Open With More Modest Expectations

Rafael Nadal Returns to Australian Open With More Modest Expectations

MELBOURNE, Australia — As he begins his 20th season on the ATP Tour, Rafael Nadal, famously exacting and particular on the court, is allowing himself — and others — some grace. In a news conference last week, a reporter asked Nadal how he felt about the conditions in Melbourne, given that “you haven’t reached the…

Here Are Some Running Resolutions from Experts

Here Are Some Running Resolutions from Experts

Being a professional runner can be an individual pursuit. But rarely do professional runners reach their highest potential alone. Many of the world’s best runners have a team of experts who help them get their minds and bodies primed for performance. These runners have physical therapists and psychologists, coaches and nutritionists, doctors and teammates. This…

Running Resolutions: Start Slowly, Eat Your Favorite Foods

Running Resolutions: Start Slowly, Eat Your Favorite Foods

Being a professional runner can be an individual pursuit. But rarely do professional runners reach their highest potential alone. Many of the world’s best runners have a team of experts who help them get their minds and bodies primed for performance. These runners have physical therapists and psychologists, coaches and nutritionists, doctors and teammates. This…

At the Australian Open, Everyone Not Named Djokovic Is Ready to Star

At the Australian Open, Everyone Not Named Djokovic Is Ready to Star

MELBOURNE, Australia — It has been an exhausting two weeks, as if a Grand Slam tennis tournament has been contested already — albeit in courts instead of on them, and with all the focus on two missed shots. Novak Djokovic’s battle with the Australian government ended on Sunday, when a court in Melbourne denied the…

At the Australian Open, Everyone Not Named Djokovic Is Ready to Star

At the Australian Open, Everyone Not Named Djokovic Is Ready to Star

MELBOURNE, Australia — It has been an exhausting two weeks, as if a Grand Slam tennis tournament has been contested already — albeit in courts instead of on them, and with all the focus on two missed shots. Novak Djokovic’s battle with the Australian government ended on Sunday, when a court in Melbourne denied the…

Judges retire to deliberate over whether Djokovic can stay in Australia.

Judges retire to deliberate over whether Djokovic can stay in Australia.

For hours on Sunday, lawyers representing Novak Djokovic and the Australian government argued over the considerations that the country’s immigration minister did or didn’t take into account when he canceled Djokovic’s visa last week, declaring that the unvaccinated tennis star could pose a threat to public health in Australia. The arguments, before a panel of…