January 7, 2022
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The Athletic Story Comes to an End

And just like that, The Athletic was bought.

When I wrote on Tuesday that I was expecting The New York Times to buy The Athletic this year, I didn’t think it’d happen this fast. And yet, I shouldn’t really be that shocked. The Times had walked away last summer, but to come back a second time, it must have had a very good idea what it was doing.

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