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    What We Learned From Week 4 in the N.F.L.

    The Steelers are testing out a new quarterback, Baker Mayfield is struggling to hit an already low bar, and Geno Smith is cooking in the new-look Seahawks offense.


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    Erling Haaland scored a hat trick in a 6-3 victory against Manchester United on Sunday, giving him 17 goals in 10 games this season.
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    How Do You Stop Erling Haaland? You Don’t.

    The Manchester City striker is too big, too fast, too strong, too good. Manchester United was the latest team to find that out, surrendering a hat trick to the striker on Sunday.


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    Farah won a half-marathon in early September. He was expected to run the London Marathon this weekend.
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    Can Mo Farah Still Race at the Top Level?

    Farah, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, dropped out of the London Marathon because of an injury. Is his competitive career reaching the finish line?


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    The Remaking of the Seattle Mariners

    As the longest postseason drought in major American men’s team sports comes to its end, a look at the people who helped carry the Mariners back to contention.


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    Iran’s most recent game, against Senegal in Austria, was played behind closed doors after protesters turned up at a match last week.
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    Arrests and Warnings as Iranian Soccer Stars Take Side in Protests

    Some of the country’s most famous players have expressed support for street protests over the death of a young woman. On Thursday, an activist group went further: It asked FIFA to bar Iran from the World Cup.

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    Jalen Hurts averages 9.3 yards per pass for the 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles.
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    N.F.L. Week 4 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

    The surprising Jaguars try to hand Jalen Hurts and the Eagles a first loss, and the N.F.L.’s best running backs go head-to-head before Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady meet in Tampa.


  3. The On Soccer Newsletter

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    Juventus Learns That Progress Requires a Plan

    Its coach rejects any sort of rigid style, preferring to mold his teams to their talent. But when things go bad, as they have in Turin, that lack of philosophy can leave a team to flounder.