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Christopher Clarey
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Attended Punahou, Coronado High, Williams College
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 My interview with Martina Navratilova on love, marriage and coaching Radwanska
At 58, Navratilova was married for the first time and became a professional tennis coach for the first time, agreeing to join the team of Agnieszka Radwanska.
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Talked to Michael Chang 25 years after in Paris. He was reflective and sentimental. But this French Open is about much more than nostalgia for Chang. He's coaching Kei Nishikori, the man who should have beaten Nadal on clay this year 
Michael Chang, who upset Ivan Lendl in the fourth round of the 1989 French Open when he was 17, is at Roland Garros on a new mission, as coach of the Japanese star Kei Nishikori.
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Roger Federer has a second set (of twins). My piece with comment from his agent Tony Godsick
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My column on slopestyle. Spectacular? No doubt. But too dangerous for the Olympics? Perhaps
A comment by the head of scientific activities for the International Olympic Committee threw a spotlight on the tension between spectacle and safety in the Winter Games.
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"So they were always talking about the salad but never about the beef"
My column on how Rio's Olympic preparations are turning into another huge headache for the IOC
The criticism of the preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is rising, and experts say the problems are greater than the ones other host cities have overcome.
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Don't forget the next Winter Olympics are in PyeongChang, not Pyongyang
My story after Sochi on what lies ahead
Five of 13 venues are already built for the Pyeongchang Games, which will emphasize the mountain venues, unlike the Sochi Games, which were built from scratch and centered in the city.
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Thirty years ago this week, there were 24 American men in the top 50 of the world tennis rankings. At this #FrenchOpen  there is one American man in the top 60. My column on a long drought and a green shoot or two in the distance
Tennis coaches in the United States, which had six men ranked in the top 10 in May 1984 but has only one in the top 60 today, are facing a complex problem.
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Carcasses, cadavers and Olympic sailing. Our piece on what may be Rio's biggest pre-Games challenge
Guanabara Bay, the venue for the 2016 sailing and windsurfing events, is so foul that a biologist called it “a latrine” and a sailor said he had encountered bodies.
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This is all Rafael Nadal's fault of course -- my column on Nadal's for uncharacteristic clay-court troubles
After losing seven matches in 2013, Rafael Nadal has already lost five this year, with the heart of the season to come.
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Michael Phelps is back and at 28 with his golf dreams not panning out, what did we expect? My piece
When other great athletes are excelling at far more advanced ages, who is to begrudge Michael Phelps, the undeniably greatest swimmer of all time, from taking another plunge?
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Eight wives, 7 children and many tennis champions. Nick Bollettieri, irrepressible at age 82 and still coaching. My piece
Bollettieri, a coach of future champions at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., is still building his legacy and is expected to be chosen for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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When you ski in a mariachi suit, you have a certain obligation to ski with style. My worsts and bests from Sochi. Yours?
A look back at some of the best and worst performances of the Sochi Games, on the snow and ice and in the air.
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  • The New York Times
    Global Sports Columnist and Correspondent, present
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Global Sports columnist & analyst The New York Times. Chief sports writer at the INYT. Have covered the Grand Slam tennis tournaments since 1990 and the last 13 Olympics. Traveled in and reported from more than 60 countries.
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  • Punahou, Coronado High, Williams College
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