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Christopher Clarey
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Attended Punahou, Coronado High, Williams College
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The tennis year — an uncommon brew of the troubling and the reaffirming — included Maria Sharapova’s suspension and Juan Martín del Potro’s return to prominence.
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My column on coaching a youth soccer team that is not allowed to head the ball. Is this the future?
A study has found that a single session of heading the ball can significantly affect a player’s brain function and memory for 24 hours.
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Some real insight here from Wawrinka after his latest big win over Djokovic. My column on the 1st man since the 1950s to win his first three major singles titles at such a late stage in his career
A key for Stan Wawrinka, who beat Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open men’s final, was not letting his own internal struggle filter through on the court.
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My piece on the dive (or was it?) that cost Allyson Felix a gold medal
“What was in my mind was, I had to get a gold medal,” said Shaunae Miller, who won the 400 in spectacular fashion, depriving Allyson Felix of career-capping satisfaction.
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My column on Serena: Back from a very dark place
In 2012, Williams was trying to win just one more major title. In a stunning late-career resurgence, she has won nine majors since.
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My piece from Roland Garros on Novak Djokovic, a champion in full
Djokovic is the eighth man to complete the career Grand Slam and third to hold all four of the major singles titles at the same time.
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My piece on Rich Wilson, racing around the world alone with at least a million schoolchildren joining him on line
Rich Wilson, a 66-year-old from Marblehead, Mass., will compete in his second Vendée Globe, which begins Friday from the French port of Les Sables d’Olonne.
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My piece on a tennis problem and the growing movement to change it
All but three of the top 50 players on the WTA Tour are coached by men. The issue is complex, but some see a generational shift on the way.
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One country's heart-warming Olympic moment is another's abuse of privilege. My piece from Rio
When the German twins Anna and Lisa Hahner joined hands as they finished deep in the pack in the women’s marathon, they quickly drew sharp criticism from their federation.
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My story from the British Open and Troon on the Postage Stamp: A cute little hole that bites
The par-3 eighth, called the Postage Stamp, is the shortest hole in the British Open rotation, at just 123 yards. It is also among the trickiest.
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My piece from a galaxy far, far away when the American men - yes them - ruled the French Open
It has been 25 years since Courier beat his Compatriot Andre Agassi for the French Open title, a time when American men dominated tennis.
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My column from Paris on a drier day at the Drench Open
Rain-related player complaints have piled up, and more changes, including a Monday final, are possible.
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Global Sports columnist & analyst The New York Times. Chief sports writer 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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    Global Sports Columnist and Correspondent, present
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