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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:08:33 EDTA leaping 3-pointer shocks Wisconsin and sends the Gators to a showdown with South Carolina in the Elite Eight.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:54:44 EDTWith an emphatic 83-59 victory over Xavier, Gonzaga cast aside almost two decades of near misses to reach the Final Four for the first time.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:43:41 EDTThe coach with arguably nothing to worry about in the NCAA tournament actually worries a lot about one thing: fouls
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:10:40 EDTRecovering from a hole they dug for themselves in November, the U.S. men’s soccer team beat Honduras, 6-0, to move into fourth place in the six-team qualifying tournament for next year’s World Cup.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:39:36 EDTJohn Calipari is polarizing nationally but at home he is constantly in campaign mode—shaking hands, kissing babies and holding court at Dunkin’ Donuts
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:03:46 EDTU.S. men’s soccer head coach Bruce Arena isn’t part of the global soccer elite, but believes that knowledge of the game can be learned, rather than lived
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:28:03 EDTLauri Markkanen, expected to be a top NBA draft pick, is the beginning of a growing pipeline of promising Finnish players
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:23:48 EDTJustin Thomas, a slight figure at 5-foot-10 and 145 pounds, is averaging nearly 307 yards on his drives on the PGA Tour this season.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:16:06 EDTBetween rule changes and stylistic shifts in the game, coaches are increasingly trying what may have once been unthinkable: playing zone.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:19:37 EDTChina’s national soccer team scored a slim upset victory over South Korea, keeping its hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup alive and averting threats of fan unrest amid a continuing feud between Beijing and Seoul.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:19:06 EDTNBA commissioner Adam Silver says teams sitting their star players in the league’s most important games is a problem. But there are no obvious solutions.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:56:04 EDTThe name Jalen is on a hot streak, as babies born during the 1990s heyday of ‘Fab Five’ star Jalen Rose grow up.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:58:07 EDTAs the Major League Baseball season nears, Amanda Foreman looks at baseball’s progress from Egypt’s Thutmose III to Hoboken N.J.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:43:20 EDTWhat began as a joke among team members has spread across the island in a trend that spiked after Puerto Rico beat the Netherlands to reach the championship game in the World Baseball Classic.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:10:16 EDTReckless driving, low drunk-driving enforcement and the cash from pro baseball contracts have too often proven a deadly mix for some players in the Dominican Republic. Players such as Edwin Encarnacion are leading a charge to educate their countrymen on the dangers.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:05:12 EDTMysterious tubers with personalized photos are a yam dunk with basketball stars, who’ve posted photos of them on social media—but who sent them? We tracked down the ‘perpetater’; ‘stupid on a stick.’
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:27:01 EDTThe improbable popularity of a new golf ball sold by Costco has sparked a legal battle between the company and Titleist, the maker of golf’s top-selling ball.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:45:09 EDTNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl LI jersey has been recovered, the NFL announced Monday.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:32:46 EDTDuke was upset by the South Carolina Gamecocks in a 88-81 stunner, perhaps the biggest surprise of the entire NCAA tournament so far.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:44:53 EDTWichita State had a case as one of the most underseeded teams in recent tournament history.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:37:11 EDTThe trial of Graham Spanier got under way Monday as prosecutors try to prove he endangered the welfare of children by failing to act on complaints about sexual abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:01:27 EDTGolovkin Gennady said he is open to a Daniel Jacobs rematch, with fights against Billy Joe Saunders or Canelo Alvarez possible.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:02:07 EDTMichael Conlan, a featherweight boxer from Belfast, won the St. Patrick’s Day bout in New York City against challenger Tim Ibarra, with Ultimate Fighting champion Conor McGregor champing at the bit at ringside, Jason Gay reports.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:37:28 EDTVanderbilt guard Matthew Fisher-Davis was ridiculed for fouling a Northwestern player when his team had the lead, but the math shows it might have been a smart move
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:55:22 EDTVillanova’s 65-62 loss to No. 8 seed Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon was the first stunning upset of the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats’ speedy exit is partly the result of the way they played: slowly.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:21:46 EDTAlthough Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is 36-0 with 33 knockouts, some experts including Bernard Hopkins, say a suspect defense could leave the champion vulnerable to an upset.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:53:44 EDTWithout a Major League Baseball team of their own, New Jersey residents look to the Bronx to find a team to root for, a Quinnipiac University poll found.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:17:50 EDTJay Wright, the coach of college basketball’s defending champion, has an unusual strategy for keeping his players’ attention: He takes away their cell phones the night before games
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:51:13 EDTA shot-analyzing technology developed by Noah Basketball argues that players aiming for a swish are doing it wrong.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:30:40 EDTThe 35-year-old demolished Rafael Nadal, deploying a backhand that is now almost unhittable
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:41:55 EDTNotre Dame’s Bonzie Colson is part of a surprisingly small group of Division I players who were born or raised in New England. He will lead the Fighting Irish against Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:59:31 EDTThe U.S. women’s hockey team is taking a stand others have often been reluctant to do in their pay dispute: refuse to play.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:09:17 EDTJason Gay is excited that his alma mater Wisconsin is in the Sweet 16 after beating Villanova. But then Michigan had to go and spoil the fun, by also pulling off a tournament upset.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:40:13 EDTAfter a controversial loss at the Rio Games, Irish boxer Michael Conlan makes his pro debut at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:25:35 EDTBeloved master’s marathoner Ed Whitlock dies at 86—first 70-something to run a sub three-hour marathon; ran 3:54 in October at age 85.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:52:00 ESTA quarterback’s expected release signals a bittersweet end—but that’s how everything ends in the NFL.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:36:03 ESTAn injury to Kevin Durant, a brief losing skid—and a different vibe around the most adored basketball team on the planet
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:47:39 ESTThe WFAN sports legend thinks a woman won’t become an NBA coach—here’s a wager she will
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:16:49 ESTThe PGA Championship says it will allow shorts in practice rounds—could a cargo shorts crisis be coming?
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:37:55 ESTA goodbye visit to the aged and controversial Ringling Bros., which calls it quits this spring.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:30:41 ESTTo protect its trademark of the hoops tourney, does the college-sports behemoth go too far?
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:17:48 ESTFrom fewer breaks to seven-inning games, every sport wants to speed itself up. How fast is too fast?
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:55:12 ESTA passive-aggressive tweet, a combative legend dragged off the court—just another week for the forlorn basketball franchise.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:32:26 ESTIt looked like a glorious night of Schadenfreude for Patriots loathers. Then it all changed.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 22:45:03 ESTIt is America’s biggest sporting event. How different will it look in a couple of decades?
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:56:20 ESTIt’s the most desired piece of jewelry in sports. Why does it have to be ridiculous and unwearable?
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:36:13 ESTThe Patriots quarterback’s obsession with the mystical advice book, “The Four Agreements.”
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:26:41 ESTA surprise showdown of aging tennis legends in Australia yields a brilliant five-set final.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:11:02 ESTA showdown for the ages as a pair of all-time rivals contest a championship in Melbourne on Sunday.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:07:17 ESTDefying age and injury, the 35-year-old legend makes a brilliant run at the Australian Open.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:16:29 ESTA pair of routs set up a New England-Atlanta Super Bowl, and a shot at revenge for the star quarterback.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:58:44 ESTIf the City of Angels can handle two terrible football teams, why not a third?
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:48:16 ESTThe scariest sight in the NFL playoffs isn’t a team, but a Green Bay quarterback without a weakness.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:01:03 ESTDays before the Super Bowl, a one-and-done football league gets a loud revival with an ESPN documentary.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:13:55 ESTAfter a snoozy opening round, what’s next in the football playoffs?
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:37:04 ESTThe UFC’s best-known fighter, Ronda Rousey, suffered her second consecutive brutal defeat, this time at the hands of Brazilian Amanda Nunes.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:09:43 ESTThere was a Summer Olympiad, and the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead. But nothing approached the triumph for the Cubs and the Wrigley faithful.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:25:31 ESTThe college football playoff has rendered the bowl system near-irrelevant so it’s tough to chastise a player for opting out.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:34:41 ESTWith an improved team, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is again riding high—and stirring it up.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:21:34 ESTThe NBA and other sports bet big on an emerging technology; how does it feel to put on those goggles?
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:59:43 ESTAlabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington get slots in the College Football Playoff, while Penn State misses out despite a Big Ten title.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:07:47 ESTThe Packers quarterback befuddled America when he disappeared inside a camping tent during Monday’s game.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:47:45 EDTThe defending World Series champs built their roster by stockpiling young prospects. Their neighbors on Chicago’s South Side are trying to do the same
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:23:43 EDTMets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has had an average fastball velocity of 97.5 miles per hour in the past two seasons. Can his elbow withstand the stress created by such velocity?
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:59:24 EDTSome of baseball’s top aces, including Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner and Noah Syndergaard, opted not to take the ball for Team USA. Limited data shows it might be a wise decision.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:32:41 EDTThere is one pitcher leading baseball’s seemingly endless quest to shorten the length of games: Houston Astros reliever Chris Devenski.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:17:07 EDTA statistical model for predicting upsets has identified three worthy underdogs: Middle Tennessee, Xavier and Princeton.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:50:33 ESTAs the power surge takes over baseball, fewer and fewer players are consistently hitting for a high average.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:23:11 ESTTeams might want to not overeact to John Ross’s eye-popping 40-yard dash time, because recent history hasn’t been kind to combine speedsters once they reach the NFL.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 18:14:18 ESTThe Boston Red Rox traded two top prospects this offseason for left-hander Chris Sale, but the five-time all-star risks becoming the latest southpaw to struggle at Fenway
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:27:42 ESTAfter 12 trades last winter, general manager Jerry Dipoto has made 14 this off-season—the most in at least two decades.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:27:12 ESTThe Golden State Warriors’ star consistently improves in the second half of the NBA season. And this year appears to be no different.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:25:53 ESTThe conference could be without a top-four seed in the NCAA tournament—something that’s happened only once since 1985.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:10:49 ESTThe Bears is reliably average on a statistical basis, though that puts him in decent company
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:51:00 ESTThe Patriots can now trade Jimmy Garoppolo—who was given a brief, successful audition when Tom Brady was suspended.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:06:20 ESTIt’s been 87 years since an NHL team had a group of rookies on par with Toronto’s
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:59:17 ESTMLB is considering eliminating the four obligatory soft tosses on intentional walks to save (not that much) time.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:37:07 ESTNew York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist hasn’t had a great season, but age might not be the reason for his struggles.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:04:17 ESTDavid Rollins may be the most wanted player in baseball. Or the least, depending on how you look at it
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 17:19:54 ESTWith former Patriots’ corner Ty Law missing out on Canton, Tom Brady’s supporting cast remains Hall- of Fame free; Bradshaw, Starr had eight HOFers
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:54:00 ESTBased on previous results, the New England Patriots won’t gain an edge on the Atlanta Falcons because of the previous Super Bowls on their résumés
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:39:46 ESTSince 1990, only the 2000 playoffs rate worse in terms of score margin, lead changes and percentage of football played with a team up two or more scores.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:24:40 ESTIn Roger Federer’s 17 Grand Slam titles, he never had to beat any top-10-seeded players en route to the quarterfinals. This year, he has already beaten two.