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How Many Stars for the Wi-Fi?

Photo Credit Anders Wenngren A few years ago, Yaroslav Goncharov was head of the mobile department at Yandex, Russia’s largest search engine, and traveling the globe for meetings with device manufacturers, wireless carriers and other companies Yandex did business with. “When you travel, it’s amazing to see how different things are in different parts of the world,” Mr. Goncharov said. ...

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The Power Grab at Airports Has a New Headache

Photo These stickers have been appearing in airports to frustrate travelers who need to charge their devices. Credit Stephanie Gonot for The New York Times Anyone who has ever been desperate to charge a mobile device at an airport knows the feeling of frustration that can arise from trying to find something that’s been around for more than 100 years: ...

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Loyalty Program Rules Aren’t Ironclad

Photo Roberta Bekerman was able to inherit her husband’s miles from Delta Air Lines. Credit Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times Along with all the other paperwork that comes with being newly widowed, Roberta Bekerman had to persuade Delta Air Lines that she was entitled to inherit her husband’s frequent-flier miles. The company’s policy says that its SkyMiles, as ...

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Some See Liberty Hire as an Insult to W.N.B.A. Fans

Photo Shortly after Isiah Thomas was hired on Tuesday, he revealed that he had been serving as an adviser to the Liberty and that he had helped the team retain Coach Bill Laimbeer. Credit Robert Caplin for The New York Times Helen Wheelock began buying Liberty ticket plans in 1997, the first season of the W.N.B.A. Although she did not ...

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Yankees Are the Ones to Buckle as an 11-Year Drought Ends for Buehrle

Photo Devon Travis tagging the Yankees’ Carlos Beltran for the second out of a double play in the sixth. Credit Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images TORONTO — The disappearance of Amelia Earhart, the construction of Stonehenge and the public’s fascination with the Kardashians are among the world’s great unresolved mysteries. No longer on that list is one of baseball’s curiosities: Mark Buehrle’s ...

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Jacob deGrom Bounces Back, and Mets Gain a Sweep

Photo Mets second baseman Dilson Herrera hitting a two-run homer off Baltimore’s Brad Brach in the sixth inning at Citi Field. Credit Brad Penner/USA Today Sports, via Reuters It was still early, but the situation was certainly unsettling: fifth inning, bases loaded, two outs, two-run lead, and Chris Davis, the Baltimore Orioles’ slugger, stood at home plate. Jacob deGrom, the ...

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Now the Pressure Is on Roger Goodell. Poor Commissioner.

Photo Commissioner Roger Goodell waiting to be introduced at a news conference in March. If he suspends Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, he risks angering the owner Robert K. Kraft. Credit Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Perhaps we’ve reached the point where it is officially permissible to feel a quiver of pity for Roger Goodell. Goodell, the N.F.L. commissioner, came off a ...

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Diamondbacks Sweep Doubleheader With Rockies

Photo The Twins’ Eddie Rosario homered in his first career at-bat. Credit Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Paul Goldschmidt homered and Robbie Ray threw six strong innings in a spot start, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks complete their first sweep of a doubleheader on the road since 2006 with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. In the opening game, ...

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LeBron James and Cavaliers Take It to the Bulls Early in Game 2

Photo LeBron James, right, driving against Tony Snell of the Bulls during the Cavaliers’ win in Cleveland. Credit Tony Dejak/Associated Press The headband returned. The aggressiveness, the dunks and the dazzling plays all came back, too. LeBron James rarely has two subpar games in a row, especially in the playoffs. James attacked from the start and scored 33 points, Kyrie ...

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A Step Slow, the Rangers Have a Foot Out the Door

Photo The Capitals rookie Andre Burakovsky outmaneuvered Ryan McDonagh and scored the go-ahead goal in the third period. Credit Patrick Smith/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The light behind Henrik Lundqvist flashed red, the same color as the wardrobe of all those fans screaming and stomping their feet, and the same color as the jerseys of all those Washington Capitals reveling along ...

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