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The Cubs Are Baseball's Most Anxious Juggernaut

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:25:32 EDT

Chicago clinches its division early, giving fans extra time to fear the presumed inevitable



Bill Belichick's Unflappable Football Machine

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:11:51 EDT

The New England Patriots were stripped of their two best weapons, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, and didn't seem to miss a beat.



How Allen Iverson Changed the NBA

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:39:18 EDT

The former 76ers star, who will be inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame Friday, was a devastating talent on the court and transformative figure off it.



Colin Kaepernick Takes a Stand (and Sits) During the Anthem

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:41:01 EDT

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to stop standing for the National Anthem has touched off a controversy about whether he’s disrespecting the flag, the troops and the country.



The Severity of Hope Solo's Punishment Sparks Debate

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:45:08 EDT

The U.S. goalkeeper receives six month ban for trash-talking her opponents after a loss



Rio's Locals Are About Done Giving Out Directions in English

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:45:43 EDT

The influx of negative attention and tourists has annoyed many of the city's residents, particularly any complaints about the food



Rio 2016: Mo Farah vs. Vegas in the 5000 Meters

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:08:07 EDT

In seeking to defend his Olympic title in the 5,000 meters, Mo Farah won't have to beat any Kenyans. But he will have to beat the betting sharps.



Rio 2016: Germany's Pressuring Offense Finally Cracks Sweden's Defense

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:33:39 EDT

Germany scored a brilliant second-half goal, then was gifted another by an anxious Swedish defender, to win the Olympic gold medal final 2-1 Friday evening at Maracanã Stadium.



U.S. Women's Basketball Team to Play Spain for Gold

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:38:21 EDT

After a sluggish start, the U.S. women’s basketball beat France 86-67 to advance to the gold medal game on Saturday.






Rio 2016: Walsh Jennings/Ross Fall to Brazilians in Beach Volleyball

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:17:49 EDT

American Kerri Walsh Jennings’s hopes for a fourth consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball came to an end late Tuesday.



Rio 2016: The Olympic Velodrome Belongs to Great Britain

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:02:19 EDT

For the third Olympics in a row, the velodrome track belonged to Great Britain, who took six out of 10 possible gold medals.



Rio 2016: The Dream is Over for Nigeria but Still Alive for Brazil

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:49:02 EDT

There are more important basketball stories at the Olympics, but maybe the most interesting one was the saga of the lowest-ranked team with the longest medal odds: Nigeria.



Rio 2016: Fishing to Feed the Open Water Swimmers

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:32:21 EDT

The unsung heroes of the open water swim spend the race floating on a barge, hoping they have enough dexterity with a fishing pole-like gadget to make sure swimmers stay nourished throughout the roughly two-hour event.



Rio 2016: Gabby Douglas Says Criticism 'Hurtful' but Doesn't Hate the Haters

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:34:58 EDT

A tearful Gabby Douglas said Sunday she was confused and hurt by online criticism of her behavior at the Olympic Games.



South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk Sets World Record in the 400

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 21:35:29 EDT

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa broke the world record in the 400 meters Sunday night at the Olympic stadium, completing the race in 43.03.



Canada: Apparently, Only Women Stand on Guard for Thee

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 19:53:23 EDT

Canada came into Sunday with 12 medals in swimming, diving, trampoline, track, rowing, cycling and rugby—and every single one of them was won by a female athlete.



Russian Sports Minister Outraged at Last-Minute Ban of Darya Klishina

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:06:58 EDT

Russia's top sports official voiced outrage over the last-minute ban of Darya Klishina, the sole Russian track and field athlete who had been allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics.



Monica Puig Wins Puerto Rico's First-Ever Olympic Gold

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:22:59 EDT

Monica Puig won Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medal, beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in women’s singles tennis.



Rio 2016: Russians Miss Their Tea, Borscht, and Metal Spoons

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:55:05 EDT

Russia’s stay in Rio has not exactly been a smooth one. Competitors have taunted its star swimmer, an official was mugged in Ipanema, and someone twice took down the Russian flag on a synchronized swimmer’s Olympic Village door.



China's Chen Xinyi Suspended After Failing Doping Test

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:37:35 EDT

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi failed an in-competition doping test at the Rio Olympics, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday, citing the Chinese Swimming Association.



Carmelo Anthony Thrives in the Olympic Setting

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:13:36 EDT

As the Rio Olympics unfold, a new story is replacing the disappointment: Carmelo Anthony might be the greatest national team player ever.



Yulia Efimova's Defense for Competing: Michael Phelps

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:09:58 EDT

Embattled Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova made her case for doping offenders like her being able to compete in the Olympics by pointing to Thursday night’s biggest star: Michael Phelps.



Rio 2016: Judoka Kayla Harrison Seeks to Defend Her Olympic Title

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:24:59 EDT

U.S. judoka Kayla Harrison, who won gold in London in 2012, is looking to repeat in the 78 kg weight class at Rio’s Olympic Park on Thursday.



Rio 2016: Virginia Thrasher Aims to Win Another Gold in Shooting

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:34 EDT

Virginia Thrasher will seek to become only the second American ever to win two gold medals in shooting at the same Olympic Games.



Second Bullet Found at Olympic Equestrian Center From Military Operation, Officials Say

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 22:48:51 EDT

For the second time in four days, a bullet was found in the Olympic Equestrian Center Wednesday morning, which Brazilian officials said came from a military operation in a nearby neighborhood.



Rio 2016: Keeping the Peace Between Brazilian and Argentine Fans

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:03:21 EDT

Olympic organizers are racing to pacify a potentially explosive rivalry between host nation Brazil and its southern neighbor Argentina.



Play Ball? Tim Tebow Is Giving Baseball a Shot

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 17:03:26 EDT

The college football superstar who causes a frenzy few professional athletes can match, expects to work out for Major League Baseball teams within the next month.



Bolt's First Opponent at the Rio Olympics: Boredom

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:22:48 EDT

Bolt and the rest of the Jamaican track team have been in Rio since July 27 with little to do but practice and sleep.



Rome Makes Push for 2024 Games

Sun, 07 Aug 2016 13:08:53 EDT

As the Rio Games got underway, a high-profile Italian delegation was busy with its own kind of challenge: convincing the International Olympic Committee that it would be a good idea for Rome to host the 2024 Olympics.






At Rio Olympics, It's 'Pokémon No' for Athletes

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:40:30 EDT

For athletes and other visitors caught up in the wave, not having access to the mobile game is just one more knock against an Olympics plagued by construction delays, Zika virus worries and polluted water.



Chris Sale Isn't a Fan of Throwback Jerseys

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:44:18 EDT

White Sox ace Chris Sale didn't like the team's throwback jersey. As a result, he cut them up in protest.



U.S. Hurdler, Who's Not Going to Rio, Breaks World Record

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:57:47 EDT

Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year-old record while Usain Bolt returns to action in London meet



NBA and WNBA Diverge at a Political Crossroads

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:42:52 EDT

While the NBA moves All-Star Game from Charlotte, the stars of the WNBA experience what’s at risk by speaking up in a time of crisis



Ivy League to Experiment With Kickoffs at 40-Yard Line

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:24:19 EDT

The conference is tinkering with the rules of football in the name of research and player safety.



Former Texans Running Back Foster Joins Miami Backfield

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:20:20 EDT

The injury-plagued Foster's move to the Dolphins, effectively completes a running back swap between Houston and Miami.



Henrik Stenson Wins the British Open

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:17:41 EDT

Henrik Stenson shot an 8-under 63 in the final round of the British Open to claim the Claret Jug.



Brock Lesnar Cuts His Own Path in WWE and UFC

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:31:45 EDT

Brock Lesnar made his return to MMA and overpowered his competition, signalling his return to the scene and re-establishing himself as singular, generational anomaly.



With Wade Headed to Chicago, the Heat Are Left in the Cold

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:53:26 EDT

It’s unsettled what Wade's departure means for Miami—the franchise with whom he will be synonymous long after he’s retired.



NHL Free Agency Starts With a Flurry of Moves

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:36:32 EDT

Islanders were central figures as they acquire Ladd and Chimera and lose Okposo and Nielsen



Brazil Welcomes One Million World Cup Tourists

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:40:09 EDT

With most in agreement that Brazil pulled off a great World Cup, tourism officials have announced that a total of one million foreign visitors visited the country for the month-long event.



Brazil Wins the Facebook Social Activity World Cup

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:07:25 EDT

Brazil placed fourth in the World Cup, but the latest data from Facebook shows it was a clear number one in terms of activity for the social networking site.



The Winners and Losers of the 2014 World Cup

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:19:43 EDT

Despite the warm sentiment for this German team, the World Cup was not without its losers. Lionel Messi won the tournament's top prize as its best player, but still suffered doubts that he'd ever live up to national hero Diego Maradona after falling short in the final.



Germany Defeats Argentina to Win World Cup

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:19:30 EDT

Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in a match that ran into extra time. Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title.



North Korea Isn't in the World Cup Final

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:44:30 EDT

A spoof video doing the rounds shows a North Korean news broadcast saying that the national team has made it to the World Cup final in Brazil, thrashing Japan, China and and the U.S. in the process.



After Poor Performance, Values of Brazilian Players Are Plummeting

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:59:45 EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO--Brazil's national soccer team lost more than a couple of matches following its blow-out loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals and subsequent thumping by the Dutch in the consolation game.



Brazilians Call for Soccer 'Renewal,' but Change Is Uncertain

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:50:00 EDT

SÃO PAULO--In the days since Brazil's humiliating World Cup smack-down by Germany, some politicians, players and others have called for a re-boot of Brazilian soccer.



Soccer Agony Arrives Like Clockwork for Brazil Fans

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:43:34 EDT

We Brazilians love the World Cup. But there is one - and only one - possibility of happiness at the end of any tournament: A Brazilian team captain raising the golden trophy.



Brazil Should Have the Luxury of Choosing Their Next Opponent

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:18:52 EDT

Brazil have a sweet benefit of being the host team – getting to choose their round of 16 opponent.



The Argentines Invade Rio

Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:37:36 EDT

In vans, taxis and trailers, thousands of Argentines caravanned to Rio de Janeiro for their country's opening match in the World Cup against Bosnia and Herzegovina Sunday.



World Cup 2014: Netherlands Crush Spain 5-1

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:12:05 EDT

Minute-by-minute analysis of the 2014 World Cup Group B game between Spain and the Netherlands.



World Cup 2014: Peralta's Goal Leads Mexico Past Cameroon

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:22:18 EDT

The Journal provides minute-by-minute analysis of the 2014 World Cup Group A game between Mexico and Cameroon, won by Mexico 1-0.



Spain Wins The World Cup (of Bonuses)

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:59:09 EDT

Spain is reportedly the country offering players the biggest bonus to win the World Cup.



The Giants: The Team You Can't Kill

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:15:34 EDT

San Francisco pulls off another unlikely comeback to catapult themselves into the World Series. Plus: Cutler answers questions about his toughness in Chicago; and more.



U.S.-Trained Tunisian Takes Gold in Open-Water Swim

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:03:45 EDT

Oussama Mellouli, one of the best American-trained swimmers never to swim for the U.S., won a gold medal for Tunisia in the men's Olympic 10-kilometer open-water swim.



Wanted by Gallery: Micronesian Londoners

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:54:38 EDT

A photography gallery set about collecting portraits of Londoners from all 204 Olympic countries. With the Olympics coming to a close, six nations are still missing.



Gabby's Games: Just Like School

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:57:47 EDT

U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas shared an insight of life inside the athletes' village. It turns out it's a lot like high school.



The Pool's Closed, But U.S. Takes Another Swim Medal

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:43:43 EDT

Just when America's 30-count aquatic-medal haul at the London 2012 Olympics seemed it would stand -- all pool-swimming events ended last Saturday -- the U.S.'s Haley Anderson took second in the 10-kilometer open-water marathon.



A Czech, Slovak Reunion in London

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 06:04:23 EDT

Nearly two decades after Czechoslovakia dissolved into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the countries are united again in London.



The Social Olympics: Cycling Success

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:17:00 EDT

On the final day of track cycling competition, Great Britain continued its dominance in the velodrome. See the latest roundup in the social-media sphere.



Kobe Bryant: Bullish on Facebook

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:35:54 EDT

Kobe Bryant has more fans on Facebook than any other Olympian. So who's actually the author of his Facebook page? It's not a mystery: Kobe writes it himself.



First Phelps, Then Bolt, Now Abby and Alex

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:40:46 EDT

The Olympic spotlight shifted Monday to the U.S. women's soccer team, which advanced to the gold-medal game with a dramatic win over Canada. Plus: Are you more ready than referees for some football?



British Brothers Take Triathlon Medals

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:55:22 EDT

Day 11 of the Olympics got off to a bang for the host country when British brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee finished first and third in the men's triathlon.



At the Olympics? Just Bust a Move

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:29:41 EDT

Olympic athletes have danced everywhere from the track to Wimbledon's Centre Court. The British distance runner Mo Farah even demonstrated his own disco: The Mobot.



Rowdy Spectator Gets Judo Justice

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:12:39 EDT

If you plan to cause trouble at an Olympic venue, be careful who you sit near.



Want to Ride Like Bradley Wiggins?

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:24:26 EDT

As a keen amateur cyclist, you're brimming with enthusiasm after the Olympic cycling races. If only you could get hold of one of those bikes the pro riders have. Well, actually, you can.



London Organizers Take Early Victory Lap

Sun, 05 Aug 2012 10:19:03 EDT

Saturday's surge by British athletes and a relative lack of off-field drama left London's Olympic organizers smiling Sunday.



Olympic Sideburns Fire Up Fans

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:34:04 EDT

Between his new gold medal and recent Tour de France victory, cyclist Bradley Wiggins even has the U.K. prime minister talking about his facial hair.



The Olympics Get a Taste of Tanking

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 09:24:33 EDT

The badminton scandal rocking London raises a big question: When is it ethical to take advantage of Olympic rules in your favor? Plus: a rise and fall among U.S. gymnasts; why we watch the games; and more.



The Olympics As You See Them

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:48:22 EDT

Take part in the London Olympics from anywhere in the world by sharing your photos with The Wall Street Journal on Twitter and Instagram.



How Hard Can Gymnastics Be?

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 07:31:13 EDT

Video: U.S. Olympic contender John Orozco gives reporter Stu Woo a first-hand look at just how hard gymnastics can be on a tour through the all-around events.



Long Jump: How Hard Can It Be?

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 07:31:54 EDT

Video: Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee gives a Journal reporter a lesson in the long jump and offers a tip about smiling.



Handball: How Hard Can It Be?

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:32:00 EDT

Video: To get a taste of Olympic-level team handball, a Journal reporter visits the New York City Team Handball Club and gets a lesson in humility.



Steeplechase: How Hard Can It Be?

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 07:32:37 EDT

Video: The subject of the song "Hey There Delilah" shows a Journal reporter how to survive one of the most unusual events of the Summer Olympics.



Shot Put: How Hard Can It Be?

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 07:33:56 EDT

Following the lead of George Plimpton, a Journal reporter takes a lesson in shot put from three-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist John Godina.



A Lakers Forward Redefines 'World Peace'

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:16:02 EDT

What should the repercussions be for Metta World Peace's hard foul? Plus: A perfect game no one saw coming; a Formula One race happens amidst the chaos in Bahrain.



Bill Parcells to the Rescue?

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:19:51 EDT

Might the coaching legend known as the Big Tuna save the Saints with Sean Payton benched for the year? Plus: The Knicks ponder life without Amar'e; no Olympics for U.S. soccer; and more.



Peyton Manning: The NFL's Best Salesman

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:30:22 EDT

What's next for Denver's new quarterback with the $96 million neck? Plus: Messi's hat trick blows the minds of every soccer fan everywhere; Hines Ward finishes as a Steeler; and more.



Line for Manning Forms to the Left

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 09:52:30 EST

Regardless of his recent neck surgery, the newly released quarterbacking legend won't lack for suitors. Who has the best shot at landing him? Plus: The first Cactus League look at Yu Darvish; Messi tops himself with five goals; and more.



Nascar: The Sport With Fireballs

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:36:01 EST

A wild night at the delayed Daytona 500 that saddled a thin line between fun and dangerous. Plus: Beer and baseball no longer mix in the Boston clubhouse; Lady Gaga gets where Billy Beane is coming from; and more.



Jeremy Lin: The Ultimate Motivator

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:25:35 EST

The upstart Knicks star also fires up opponents gunning to show who's better. Plus: The return of Manny; the farewell of Wakefield; and more.



Baseball Bids Adieu to Gary Carter

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:02:31 EST

A fond farewell to the catcher known as "The Kid." Plus: Seattle makes a play to bring back the NBA and bring in the NHL; the most bizarre home run celebration prepares its debut in Miami; and more.



A Sudden Path to a College Football Playoff

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 08:39:45 EST

The Big Ten changes its tune as conference eye yet more television money. Plus: Memphis, the latest athletic department to redefine itself as eastern; the singular career of Ricky Williams; and more.



Could Kobe Overtake Kareem?

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:18:44 EST

The Count: Kobe Bryant's scoring almost as well as ever, and much better than fans might realize as he continues to climb the NBA's career scoring list.



The NBA's Unlikeliest New Hero

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 12:37:55 EST

Meet Jeremy Lin, the undrafted Harvard point guard suddenly setting the league on fire for the Knicks. Plus: Reaction to Contador having his Tour de France title stripped; is the classic Mizzou-Kansas hoops rivalry ending?



Was Tim Thomas Right to Snub Obama?

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:47:59 EST

Reaction to the Bruins' goalie decision to skip the traditional champions' White House visit. Plus: Boeheim passes Rupp in all-time wins; vintage Federer at the Australian Open; and more.



Rory McIlroy Expected to Fill Void Left by Woods

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 05:25:01 EDT

Proof that Rory McIlroy is the game’s newest superstar is evident in his start time here of 9.09am. That’s the time Tiger Woods was drawn to tee off in every British Open since 2006.



British Open: Apart From the Rain, It's Unpredictable

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 05:13:04 EDT

Between the cavernous traps, the treacherous bounces and fairways as hard as asphalt, this is a tournament where calamity lurks at every hole.



Rory McIlroy Rules the World

Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:29:20 EDT

First he dominated the U.S. Open, now the young golf star is dominating the talk ahead of the British Open. Plus: Milwaukee makes the first pre-deadline move by snaring K-Rod; Japan, still, hurting, falls for women's soccer; and more.



The Year Everyone Was an All-Star

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:05:50 EDT

Baseball's Midsummer Classic becomes a chore for some of its best players. Plus: How Wily Mo Pena could make the All-Star break better; what if Ohio State had to forfeit its football revenue, too?; and more.



Djokovic's Many Happy Returns

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:24:40 EDT

The Count: The Wimbledon finalist did what Roger Federer couldn't against big-serving Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: Win enough return points, and use them wisely.



A Wimbledon Final to Drool Over

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:49:18 EDT

Coming this Sunday: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the Grand Slam finale we’ve all been waiting for.



Djokovic Can Finally Say He's No. 1

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:50:05 EDT

A semifinal victory at Wimbledon means Novak Djokovic will become the world's top-ranked man no matter what happens the rest of the week.



Nadal's Late-Game Weakness

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:33:57 EDT

The Count: The defending Wimbledon champ has had a very strong year but isn't as dominant in 7-5 sets as he once was, suggesting he is faltering in the clutch.



Tennis Rankings Get a Tweak

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 06:28:56 EDT

The Count: A sports-stats analyst devises a new ranking system that finds Federer is best and del Potro is far better than his No. 90 ranking suggests.



Shooting to World Cup Success

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:54:32 EDT

The Count: How Spain and the Netherlands succeed by controlling possession and outshooting opponents, often a reliable World Cup formula.



World Cup Club to Get a New Member

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 21:50:44 EDT

The Count: A look at World Cup history shows how static the set of finalists has been in recent decades -- stability shaken up by Spain's first final.



How Suarez Was Playing the Numbers

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 13:09:54 EDT

The Count: The rule violation got the Uruguay striker sent off but rescued his team from elimination at the World Cup.