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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:10:00 EDTIvan Nova’s unexpected resurgence marks yet another successful reclamation project for the Pittsburgh Pirates under the tutelage of pitching coach Ray Searage.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:38:11 EDTThe 2017 NFL Draft began like most experts predicted: the Cleveland Browns selected Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick. Then it completely defied expectations with a set of decisions that could change the landscape of the league for the foreseeable future.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:48:14 EDTThe PGA Tour said it has been unable to get any Chinese tournaments approved for its upcoming season. The impasse comes after a falling-out between the PGA Tour and its Chinese partners, and amounts to another bogey for golf in China.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:08:32 EDTCould the assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs become the NBA’s first female head coach?
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:15:55 EDTThe investment group hasn’t lined up financing for the deal and was calling around Wall Street as recently as Monday afternoon in search of hundreds of millions.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:16:03 EDTMaria Sharapova returned to tennis on Wednesday after a 15-month suspension and beat Italian veteran Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 at a clay court tournament in Stuttgart, Germany.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:09:16 EDTThe investigation centers on whether payments to players, agents or third parties were hidden to evade income tax and social security contributions when players were transferred between the two nations.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:00:08 EDTThe Trump Administration’s toughened enforcement is rattling horse trainers and their workers, an industry that quietly depends on an immigrant workforce
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:16:38 EDTWalt Disney’s ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including on-air talent, as it further looks to cut costs amid challenging times in the pay-TV business.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:28:06 EDTFormer Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey has the versatility, speed and star power that the NFL craves, but is that raising expectations to impossible heights?
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:29:40 EDTThe former Orioles baseball player speaks to an early expertise in precision landscaping and the merits of an open kitchen
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:13:05 EDTUtah Jazz star Gordon Hayward says tennis allowed him to help control his nerves and patience.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:32:12 EDTSerena Williams is pregnant and hasn’t played a match since January, but she’s still a champion: She moved up to the No. 1 ranking in the world this week.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:07:19 EDTOakland’s Adam Rosales isn’t a speedster, but has recorded eight of the 10 fastest home-run trots, since 2015.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:17:54 EDTThe Houston Rockets took control of their playoff series on Sunday with a strategy that was as ugly as it was effective: They fouled and fouled and fouled and fouled.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:01:02 EDTGolden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is out indefinitely and could miss the rest of the NBA playoffs because of lingering complications from back surgery that sidelined him last season.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:33:20 EDTRecent trends and research have illuminated a handful of simple tips that teams should consider for the best possible chance at not torpedoing the NFL draft next week.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:02:42 EDTGiannis Antetokounmpo is now a transcendent star and the Milwaukee Bucks are playing like the best team in the Eastern Conference
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:01:25 EDTBrianna Rollins, the Olympic gold medalist in the 100-meter hurdles, was suspended for 2017 by anti-doping officials even though they said she isn’t suspected of using illegal drugs.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:05:46 EDTWhy sail in the water when you can glide over it at motorboat-like velocity? A new fleet of ‘foilers,’ whose hulls hover in the air, lets even amateur skippers high-tail it toward distant shores.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:56:40 EDTOffense has never been better. Offensive rebounding has never been worse. But it’s already made a difference in the postseason.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:01:54 EDTAn investment group is finalizing a partnership with Amazon’s Twitch to launch an indoor-football league that lets fans call plays in real-time
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:41:15 EDTFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez left three handwritten notes beside a Bible in his jail cell before he committed suicide, according to an investigation into his death at a Massachusetts prison.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:22:35 EDTNew York Giants quarterback is confident he will be cleared in suit that alleges he defrauded collectors
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:50:03 EDTKenny Bui died in 2015 after being cleared to play football weeks after a concussion. The largest-ever study of concussions now indicates many athletes are similarly being sent back on the field while at heightened risk of injury.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:16:49 EDTSerena Williams appeared to announce that she’s pregnant on Wednesday with an image and message on Snapchat that was later deleted.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:52:41 EDTThe underdog heroes of the Premier League last season get knocked out of Champions League quarterfinals
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:16:05 EDTThe 2016 All-Star tests positive for nandrolone, a performance-enhancing drug
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:50:32 EDTWith new analytic tools sharpening executives’ ability to evaluate fielding ability, the Rays and Mariners placing a greater emphasis on outfield defense.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:07:05 EDTThe National Collegiate Athletic Association said that it is returning to North Carolina for several future championships, including men’s basketball games in 2020 and 2021, now that state legislators dialed back a controversial bathroom law.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:48 EDTGeoffrey Kirui of Kenya outlasted American Galen Rupp to take the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat won the women’s race.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:26:58 EDTClassic Empire has recently balked at practicing, throwing a wrench in preparations for this spring’s big races.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:42:49 EDTPittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, one of the NFL’s most influential and popular executives, has died. He was 84.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:28:33 EDTThe Oklahoma City Thunder were still in Seattle when they drafted Russell Westbrook before anyone expected. Now, at the end of Westbrook’s historic season, they explain the meticulous process behind the surprising decision.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:06:43 EDTSergio Garcia faced ‘a big test’ on the 13th hole during the final round of the Masters. How he passed was a window into how he won his first major.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:26:55 EDTLeaders of the soccer federations of the U.S, Mexico and Canada unveiled their plan to bid jointly for the 2026 World Cup.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:05:09 EDTThe NFL Draft is a brilliant example of off-season sports programming. But in an instant-update universe, is football’s selection show destination television?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:22:02 EDTNot every human action has to be packaged into middling television, including the NBA’s MVP announcement, writes Jason Gay.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:23:21 EDTWednesday’s White House meeting between the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and President Donald Trump felt an exception to the usual congratulatory grip n’ grin.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:26:52 EDTJason Gay has a sports confession: “I don’t know hockey, I’m ashamed, and need help.”
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:13:34 EDTA social-oriented video game makes obsessives out of basement cyclists. Can it also grow a new generation of pros?
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:40:07 EDTAugusta National is a golf paradise with unspoken rules. It’s possible you don’t know them all. It’s also possible some of these aren’t real.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:32:27 EDTIs a football stadium all wrong for college basketball’s biggest game? A night spent watching North Carolina-Gonzaga from the rafters.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:13:19 EDTA viewer email provokes a costly penalty for LPGA player Lexi Thompson and sets the golf world aflame.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:28:08 EDTThe Las Vegas legend believes the Raiders’ move to the desert will be a slam danke.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:09:12 EDTThe Raiders stiff Oakland for Nevada’s money and a new home. Is it a gamble—or a clever entryway for sports gaming?
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:41:10 EDTIt’s time for college basketball to end its obsession with gigantic football stadiums.
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.
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, 25 Apr 2017 17:09:23 EDTHistory shows college quarterbacks with losing records usually struggle in the NFL
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:40:41 EDTThe Cleveland Browns are widely expected to select Myles Garrett first overall in Thursday’s NFL draft. History indicates, however, that Garrett has virtually no chance to be this draft’s best player.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:29:16 EDTHouston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley is great at pestering the Thunder’s star player.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:40:44 EDTAs the NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday, momentum is critical to Stanley Cup success. Rare is the team that limps into the postseason and catches fire to become champions.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:59:45 EDTThe Cardinals catcher doesn’t drive in many runs—but he earns his sizable new paycheck by elevating the St. Louis staff
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:02:45 EDTThe Minnesota Timberwolves have the most kicked-ball violations in the league—and that’s more strategic than you might think.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:58:47 EDTKentucky takes over the top ranking in our annual valuations of NCAA teams
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:57:50 EDTWhere all 30 MLB teams rank in terms of players taken in fantasy drafts this season
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