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The End of Two-a-Days? The NCAA Pushes a Less Demanding Practice Schedule

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:07:26 EST

The proposal distributed to schools on Tuesday would eliminate one of the staples of college football in hopes of reducing concussions and other injuries.



Karlovic Slams 75 Aces in Melbourne Marathon

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:26:54 EST

The Australian Open’s No. 20-seed sets record in 5-hour, 14-minute win over Horacio Zeballos



Who's Afraid of Aaron Rodgers? (Everyone)

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:48:16 EST

The scariest sight in the NFL playoffs isn’t a team, but a Green Bay quarterback without a weakness.



Missy Franklin's Quest to Recapture the Joy of Swimming

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:03:50 EST

After disappointment in Rio, the five-time Olympic gold medalist reflects on her life in the water



NFC Championship: Expect Offensive Fireworks From Falcons, Packers

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:53:19 EST

If the oddsmakers are right, Sunday’s NFC Championship showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons is going to be one of the biggest exhibitions of offensive firepower in NFL history.



Tim Raines: From Left Out to the Hall of Fame

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:48:48 EST

Tim Raines looks like a lock for Hall of Fame enshrinement when the election results are revealed this week. It’s a stunning turnaround from the first year he was eligible.



Buying an NBA Jersey in a Store Is About to Get More Expensive

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:03:06 EST

The National Basketball Association will cease distributing its lowest-priced jerseys to sporting-goods chains beginning next season, the latest shift as sportswear makers aim to sell directly to consumers.



World Champion Chicago Cubs Visit White House

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:57:24 EST

The Chicago Cubs waited 108 years to win the World Series last year—and then raced to the White House to celebrate with the president who called their city home.



Packers Hold Off Cowboys to Advance to NFC Championship

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:27:44 EST

How Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got his team into scoring position on the game’s final drive to set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal to beat the Cowboys.



Steelers Edge Chiefs Without Scoring a Touchdown

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:38:35 EST

The Steelers needed to hold off a last-ditch threat by the Chiefs before advancing to face New England next Sunday night for a spot in the Super Bowl.



Patriots Advance to AFC Title Game After 34-16 Win Over Texans

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:43:30 EST

Dion Lewis had a 13-yard touchdown reception, a 98-yard kickoff return for a score and a late 1-yard touchdown to help the New England Patriots hold off the Houston Texans and reach an NFL-record sixth-straight conference title game.



Atlanta Falcons Through to NFC Title Game

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:47:18 EST

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan silenced critics on Saturday, extending his career season with a 36-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC Divisional playoff.



UConn Women Break Own NCAA Record With 91st Straight Win

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:58:11 EST

The top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team broke its own NCAA record with its 91st consecutive victory, 88-48 at Southern Methodist University on Saturday.



Cooperstown's Not-So-Secret Secret Ballot

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:32:58 EST

An informal exit poll of voting results for baseball’s Hall of Fame is changing the way writers vote while making others feel the wrath of social media



San Diego Chargers to Relocate to Los Angeles

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:04:48 EST

The San Diego Chargers on Thursday said the team is moving to Los Angeles, ending the franchise’s 55-year tenure in San Diego and giving Los Angeles its second professional football team after two decades without one.



New Football League Charts an Alternate Path to NFL

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:23:22 EST

Pacific Pro Football is aiming to change the business model of professional football by creating another option to playing in college for athletes hoping to reach the NFL.



Furyk Named U.S. Captain for 2018 Ryder Cup

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:57:57 EST

The 46-year-old will lead the team in France after helping the Americans win in Hazeltine last fall



Dabo Swinney Beat Nick Saban by Being the Opposite of Nick Saban

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:47:21 EST

The Clemson coach rallied the Tigers with a fun-loving approach that ultimately toppled the hard-nosed tactician and his Crimson Tide



Rose Returns to Knicks After AWOL Episode

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:46:53 EST

New York point guard said he needed to be with his family but didn’t explain his disappearance further



FIFA Kicks Off World Cup Expansion

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:41:41 EST

Professional sports’ irresistible urge to expand their most successful events spread to the World Cup with the vote by FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, to add 50% more teams to the tournament starting in 2026.



Nick Saban's Grand Recruitment Tool: A Piano

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:21:42 EST

The instrument is the first thing Alabama players see when they visit the Sabans—and it helps explain the mind of college football’s best coach.



The Most Dangerous Play in College Football

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:02:43 EST

How Clemson and Alabama use the RPO to their advantage is a showcase of what modern college football has become. It may also break the rules of football.



Professional Bull Riders Compete at Madison Square Garden

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:11:14 EST

Bull riders from around the world compete in New York at the annual Professional Bull Riders show



Minnesota Lands Rising Coaching Star P.J. Fleck

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:10:42 EST

The coach of upstart Western Michigan will take reins of tumultuous Gophers’ football program.



USA Gymnastics Reels from Sex-Abuse Allegations Against Doctor

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 21:50:02 EST

Larry Nassar, a former team physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, is facing charges of sexual assault and possessing child pornography.



The NBA Is Now Streaming Frisbee Dogs, Too

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:45:58 EST

The league’s out-of-market package has started airing halftime acts—and it has quickly become a huge hit with fans



Broncos Hire Dolphins Defensive Coordinator Vance Joseph as Coach

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:19:35 EST

Bills also name coach, tapping Panthers’ defensive coordinator Sean McDermott to replace Rex Ryan



Is the NFL's Sequel in L.A. Going to Flop?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:24:25 EST

As the NFL considers adding a second team in Los Angeles, the Rams urgently need to turn the franchise around. Firing Jeff Fisher was a start.



Why NFL Coaches Take No Chances

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:17:29 EST

Rex Ryan, fired on Tuesday, stuck with a conservative style that most math experts say doesn’t add up but remains the league norm.



Texans: Big Underdogs But Can't Be Overlooked

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 17:45:05 EST

The Houston Texans aren’t likely to garner much respect but like last season’s Super Bowl champion Broncos, have the league’s top-rated defense.



An Orthopedic Surgeon Stays Disciplined Via Sweaty Selfies

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 07:00:07 EST

Posting sweaty workout photos on Facebook helps keep Sheryl Handler-Matasar on track.



A Tough Mudder Learns to Listen to Her Pain

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:48:48 EST

Amelia Boone, a champion of endurance races used to fighting through injuries, had to change her approach after breaking her femur.



How an Entrepreneur Made Time to Be Healthy

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:10:57 EST

Lauren Marrus of luxury stationery company Dempsey & Carroll improved her diet and exercise regimen one step at a time.



She Started Running in Her 70s and Hasn't Stopped

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:30:39 EST

Anne Garrett, an 82-year-old runner, describes her workout and four-day-a-week running regimen, often with the children she meets as an anti-obesity advocate.



Troy Aikman's Workout to End Back Pain

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:03:01 EST

After a career spent training and competing through the pain, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback got to the core of the problem.



The Rise and Fall and Rise of the XFL

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:01:03 EST

Days before the Super Bowl, a one-and-done football league gets a loud revival with an ESPN documentary.



Cowboys! Patriots! Falcons! (Packers?!) NFL Warms Up

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:13:55 EST

After a snoozy opening round, what’s next in the football playoffs?



My (Nonexistent) MVP Vote: Dak Prescott

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:40:43 EST

This year’s NFL MVP race is considered a humdinger. Jason Gay explains why Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott should win the award.



Ronda Rousey Loses Again; What Now?

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:37:04 EST

The UFC’s best-known fighter, Ronda Rousey, suffered her second consecutive brutal defeat, this time at the hands of Brazilian Amanda Nunes.



Sports 2016: Cubs Won, That's Enough!

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:09:43 EST

There was a Summer Olympiad, and the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead. But nothing approached the triumph for the Cubs and the Wrigley faithful.



Beware the Zombie Bowl Games!

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:25:31 EST

The college football playoff has rendered the bowl system near-irrelevant so it’s tough to chastise a player for opting out.



Jerry Jones Is Having a Jerryaissance

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:34:41 EST

With an improved team, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is again riding high—and stirring it up.



I'm Courtside With LeBron! (In Virtual Reality)

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:21:34 EST

The NBA and other sports bet big on an emerging technology; how does it feel to put on those goggles?



College Football Picks a Playoff---but No Penn State

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:59:43 EST

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington get slots in the College Football Playoff, while Penn State misses out despite a Big Ten title.



Aaron Rodgers and the Mystery of the Sideline Tent

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:07:47 EST

The Packers quarterback befuddled America when he disappeared inside a camping tent during Monday’s game.



College Football Is Crazy as Ever

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:43:39 EST

College football’s playoff format pleases some, stiffs others and creates a whole new flurry of contradictions.



Conor McGregor Runs New York (For a Night)

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 21:42:28 EST

Brash Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor backs up the talk with a decisive victory to take a historic second championship belt.



J.J. Watt Is the Biggest Star on the Field---Even When Not Technically on the Field

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:45:15 EST

We counted how many times the TV cameras showed the Texans’ star last week. (Note: He wasn’t actually playing football.)



There Hasn't Been a Player Like the Chiefs' Tyreek Hill in 40 Years

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:43:25 EST

The rookie has 800+ yards from scrimmage and scored a touchdown four different ways—no one does this anymore.



College Football: Beer Sales Are Bigger in Texas

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:26:30 EST

Texas Longhorns fans are No. 1 in a Wall Street Journal analysis of beer sales in college football.



Hot and Cold NFL Team Are Lukewarm Come Playoffs

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:16:02 EST

The Packers are flying and the Lions are reeling but there’s reason to believe this won’t affect their chances in the wild-card round



Christian Hackenberg Is Taking a Redshirt Year in the NFL

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:58:04 EST

If the Jets’ Christian Hackenberg doesn’t play in Week 17, he’ll be only the eighth quarterback taken in the first two rounds since 1990, not to throw a pass in his rookie season.



The Atlanta Falcons Offense Is Pretty Close to Super

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:18:55 EST

The Atlanta Falcons’ offense currently averages 6.61 yards per play—the fifth-highest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.



An American Soccer Coach in England Learns to Speak British

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:36:00 EST

Swansea manager Bob Bradley was criticized for saying “PK”, but a WSJ study shows he’s been good at avoiding Americanized soccer lingo.