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Can the NBA Catch the NFL?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:32:57 EDT

As the new NBA season begins, basketball’s cultural boom and pro football’s recent slump has some wondering whether this is the beginning of a huge shift in the hierarchy of American sports.

Success Is Giving Cleveland an Identity Crisis

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:49:40 EDT

The city’s sports fans could experience a second major championship in one year—a 180-degree turn for a city accustomed to losing.

Marathon Advice Straight From the 1970s

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:53:09 EDT

A father’s journal guides his daughter’s first attempt at the New York City Marathon.

Ohio State's Upset Loss Changes Exactly Nothing

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:33:54 EDT

Despite losing to Penn State on Saturday, the Buckeyes’ hopes of a College Football Playoff berth will likely still come down to their Nov. 26 meeting with No. 2 Michigan.

The NBA's Most Caffeinated Team Plays in Utah

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:23:24 EDT

How new acquisition Boris Diaw—the league’s preeminent espresso drinker—is brewing team chemistry on the Jazz with a coffee club

Dave Roberts: Baseball's Ultimate Micromanager

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:10 EDT

Los Angeles’s rookie manager makes more moves than anyone in the game in an effort to gain an edge in every at-bat.

Can Texas A&M Escape the Shadow of Johnny Football?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:54:17 EDT

Manziel’s success spawned a corrosive culture, but this year’s undefeated Aggies may be reversing the course in College Station.

NCAA Accuses Louisville of Rules Violations in Escorts Scandal

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:24:20 EDT

The NCAA has charged current or former men’s basketball staff members at the University of Louisville with major rules violations after its investigation into a scandal in which a self-described former escort said she had sex with Cardinals’ men’s basketball players and recruits in exchange for money.

NFL Week 7 Predictions: Chargers and Saints Keep Things Close, Bucs Lose to Niners

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:22:00 EDT

Here are the best bets for this week’s NFL games, based on a mathematical model

Roger Goodell Addresses Dip in NFL TV Ratings

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:54:43 EDT

NFL commissioner cites changes in way fans ‘consume media’ among possible explanations

Fantasy-Sports Player Cleared in Collusion Case

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:19:57 EDT

DraftKings finds no wrongdoing after investigating whether co-winner of $1 million prize improperly worked in conjunction with his brother.

The Case for Tony Romo as Starting Quarterback

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:28:36 EDT

For the same reasons rookie Dak Prescott has been good for Dallas, the team’s injured incumbent may be even better

Turns Out Belichick Is Not a Big Tablet Guy

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:14:59 EDT

Bill Belichick is done fumbling with technology on the sidelines.

Derrick Rose Cleared in Rape Lawsuit

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:48:25 EDT

A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday found Knicks guard Derrick Rose not liable in the $21.5 million lawsuit in which a woman accused Rose and two of his friends of breaking into her home and raping her.

Small Schools Hit Big Snags in Recruiting

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:51:23 EDT

Baruch College probe is latest example of Division III schools getting tripped by complex recruiting rules.

The Tour de France Will Feature More Mountain Ranges, Less France

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:12:41 EDT

The 2017 route will start in Germany, require two plane trips and stretch across all five ranges in France

Do NFL Wide Receivers Have to Be Hotheads to Be Great?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:50:12 EDT

The Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. is in a league of his own when it comes to on-field productivity, and he’s unmatched when it comes to losing his cool. Do NFL receivers have to be hotheads to be great? Here’s a look

The Big 12 Opts to Stay With Only 10 Teams

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:06:40 EDT

Any hope of the Big 12 conference having 12 teams is gone—at least for now—as a meeting of the presidents and chancellors from the 10 member schools yielded a decision to not add any new schools.

ATP Suspends and Fines Kyrgios for His Antics in China

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:01:12 EDT

Eight-week suspension for tanking a match could be reduced if the Australian player sees a sports psychologist.

Former New York Jets Player Dennis Byrd Killed in Car Accident

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:44:04 EDT

Byrd had survived a neck injury in 1992 that left him briefly paralyzed and ended his NFL career.

Daughter of Olympic Sprinter Tyson Gay Killed

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:42:26 EDT

The 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay has been fatally shot in Kentucky. Trinity Gay died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

The Painkiller That Cycling Wants to See Banned

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:17:14 EDT

Tramadol is not a substance banned by WADA, but the side effects of the popular narcotic have many inside the sport concerned.

How the Chicago Cubs Have Overpowered October

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:16:39 EDT

With a roster loaded with talent, the Chicago Cubs have built a team to transcend the crapshoot nature of playoff baseball.

Jon Lester Lifts Cubs to Brink of World Series

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:44:58 EDT

Jon Lester pitched seven brilliant innings in the Chicago Cubs’ 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, putting the Cubs just one win away from a spot in the World Series for the first time since 1945.

Cubs Score 10, Square Series

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:16:25 EDT

The Chicago Cubs notched a 10-2 win against an uncharacteristically sloppy Los Angeles Dodgers squad, evening the National League Championship Series at two games apiece.

Cleveland Indians Win American League Pennant

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:07:02 EDT

The Cleveland Indians clinched their first American League pennant since 1997 and moved one step closer to their first World Series championship since 1948.

Win or Lose, Toronto Is Now a Baseball Town

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:09:43 EDT

With two consecutive championship series, the Blue Jays have captivated a city of six million that’s growing increasingly infatuated with the game.

How the Cubs Defense Became Historically Elite

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:04:30 EDT

Front-office moves and manager Joe Maddon’s constant adjustments have transformed Chicago’s defense into arguably the best in baseball history.

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Exorcises Playoff Demons to Even NLCS

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 01:39:06 EDT

Clayton Kershaw overpowered the Chicago Cubs, allowing just two hits over seven shutout innings and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 win to even the National League Championship Series at one game apiece.

Big Relief: Baseball's Bullpen Revolution

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:39:41 EDT

MLB’s 2016 postseason has shown managers taking more risks and rethinking the modern pitching rotation.

Introducing the NFL's Hottest Team: The Bills?

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:48:54 EDT

Buffalo’s 45-16 thumping of the 49ers Sunday brought them to 4-2 on the season, giving them four straight victories by a combined 71 points.

Carolina Panthers Start to Look Like Repeat Offenders

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:03:18 EDT

The Panthers dropped to 1-5 on the season with the 41-38 loss to the Saints Sunday, with the Panther defense yielding more than 40 points for the second time in three weeks.

Fly Fishing Renegades Are Cleaning Up---With Kitchen Mops

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:00:32 EDT

In a slap at purists who spend hours tying feathers and fur to look like insects, some enthusiasts are using mop strands—and out-catching their rivals; ‘a duck’s bottom.’

Out of Baseball Options? There's Always Zurich

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:28:41 EDT

Switzerland, which struck out trying to make the game a national obsession, has instead become the place to go ‘when you can’t play anywhere else.’

Mascots Are Cute---Unless They're Competing for a Place in the Mascot Hall of Fame

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:58:57 EDT

As new shrine opens, furry practitioners of stadium pranks get choked up about joining Brutus Buckeye, the Famous Chicken and Mr. Met

The Denver Nuggets' Mile-High Workout

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:18:20 EDT

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Gary Harris spent his summer doing a high-intensity, high-altitude workout at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

Get Fit for the Slopes on Roller Skis

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:56:12 EDT

How a teacher learned a new skill and stretched her ski season from three months to 12.

How an Ironman Champion Prepares to Do It Again

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:14:21 EDT

Leanda Cave, the 2012 world champion, is determined that neither injury nor bad luck will stop her at the 2016 Ironman World Championship.

E-Sports: A League of Its Own

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:44:44 EDT

Jason Gay takes a visit to the growing videogame revolution at Madison Square Garden.

Bob Newhart, Cubs Fan and Realist, Keeps Believing

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:01:24 EDT

As the NLCS with the Dodgers gets edgy, a comedy legend remains an optimist.

Make America Watch Football on TV Again

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:04:07 EDT

Jason Gay explores whether the presidential election, cord-cutting millennials or just crummy football are to blame for the NFL’s declining viewership.

Baseball's Champagne Parties Need to Chill

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:03:10 EDT

Why has baseball’s postseason turned into a relentless wedding weekend?

The Calm Case for the Chicago Cubs

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 20:16:41 EDT

They’re the sentimental World Series pick, but an early playoff jump shows why the Cubs are also a rational choice.

A Badger Is Humbled: Congrats, Michigan

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:22:57 EDT

It was a close game, writes Jason Gay, but the Wolverines proved to be superior in a narrow win over Wisconsin.

The Michigan Wolverines Are Back. Ugh.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:10:16 EDT

A victory by Wisconsin would thankfully put an end to the insufferable swagger that Mr. Khakipants has restored in Ann Arbor.

Monday's Debate vs. the NFL: A Survival Guide

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:55:40 EDT

A collision between America’s Most Important Topic and a presidential debate provokes conflicts and questions, writes Jason Gay.

The Early Season NFL Panic List

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:51:01 EDT

Ugly beginnings lead to September anxiety in some expected (and a few unexpected) football towns.

The World's Best Players Struggle With World's Easiest Shot

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:34:16 EDT

A mystery in the English Premier League this season: When did penalty kicks get so hard?

Apparently, All of College Football Is Playing for Overtime

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:09:50 EDT

Nearly as many games have gone to overtime in 2016 as usually do in an entire season.

The One Thing Better Than Gronk: Two Gronks

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:26:39 EDT

The New England Patriots are again tearing through defenses with a two tight-end formation

The Dolphins Are Stuck in Quarterback Purgatory

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:31:56 EDT

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has put his team in a bind. He isn’t bad enough.

If There's a Way to Lose, the San Diego Chargers Will Find It

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:41:20 EDT

The team has lost four games against all odds—actually not all odds, just one-in-30 million odds.