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The Sacramento Kings' Off-Season Acquisition is 18 Feet Tall

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:03:29 EDT

Outside the Sacramento Kings’ new arena stands an enormous technicolor sculpture by Jeff Koons that was inspired by Piglet from “Winnie the Pooh.”



In Golf, It's Easy to Confuse Europe and the U.S.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:34:17 EDT

As the sport gets more homogeneous, the two teams at the Ryder Cup have grown increasingly similar



Arnold Palmer, the Humble King of Latrobe

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:03:13 EDT

In his hometown of Latrobe, Pa., Arnold Palmer’s working-class beginnings are as well-known as the endorsement deals and fame that followed.



Jose Fernandez's Early Career Surpasses Every Pitcher in Cooperstown

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:07:52 EDT

Statistically, the late Marlins’ ace was doing things on the mound unheard of in baseball history.



How Arnold Palmer Revolutionized the Business of Sports

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:06:10 EDT

The golf legend was a trailblazer for Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods by showing that athletes could—and should—make money on their brand



Los Angeles Police Investigating Rape Allegation Against Derrick Rose

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:50:13 EDT

The LAPD is pursuing a criminal probe of the New York Knicks’ point guard stemming from an alleged 2013 incident for which he is already being sued.



Marlins' José Fernández Killed in Boating Accident

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:01:31 EDT

Miami Marlins announce the death of pitcher José Fernández after the Coast Guard said he was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach on Sunday.



LSU Fires Les Miles After Lackluster Start

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:04:25 EDT

LSU has fired football coach Les Miles, one of the most successful coaches in program history, following a disappointing start to the season and a string of seasons that failed to meet the programs’ lofty standards.



Arnold Palmer, Golf Legend, Dies at 87

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:14:28 EDT

Arnold Palmer, “The King” of golf, died Sunday at the age of 87.



The Mystery of What Makes a Ryder Cup Winner

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:56:54 EDT

There are theories but no consensus about why stars such as Tiger Woods don’t always deliver come Ryder Cup time, while some lesser names thrive.



Why Tennessee Volunteered to Be Bad

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:10:08 EDT

After inheriting a program in shambles, Butch Jones asked the fans of a proud SEC blue-blood to do the unthinkable: be patient



Comcast to Buy Remaining Stake in Philadelphia Flyers

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:04:22 EDT

Comcast said that it agreed to buy out the remaining 24% stake of the joint venture that owns the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team and the arena in which it plays.



Who Wants to Host an Olympic Games? Anyone?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:41:02 EDT

Rome’s mayor announces she won’t support a bid for the 2024 games, likely adding the city to a long list of potential hosts that have lost interest.



Pogba's Ability to Do Everything Is Causing Him to Do Nothing

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:23:39 EDT

The unique versatility of the $130 million Manchester United import can befuddle defenses, but so far, it is just befuddling Manchester United.



Iceland Refuses Spot in 'FIFA 17' Because of Low Offer

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:13:43 EDT

Videogamers won’t be re-creating the summer heroics of the Iceland soccer team any time soon. When Electronic Arts came calling to include the side in its popular “FIFA” franchise, the Norsemen couldn’t be bought—at least not on the cheap.



It's Possibly Sunny in Philadelphia

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:18:46 EDT

The nation’s angriest sports fans embrace a most unlikely savior on the Eagles—at least for now.



PGA Tour: Olympic Golf is Here to Stay

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:47:40 EDT

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said Tuesday that he expects golf to remain in the Olympics beyond the 2020 Games in Tokyo. But it may take a different form than the 72-hole, stroke play used to award medals in the men’s and women’s tournaments in Brazil.



Hackers Highlight Drug Exemptions

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:15:22 EDT

Rafael Nadal, runner Mo Farah, and cyclist Bradley Wiggins named in latest documents to expose pharmaceutical habits of some of the biggest names in sports.



Adrian Peterson Has Torn Meniscus in Knee

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:41:40 EDT

The star Vikings running back could require surgery but he hasn’t been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers



Rio's Paralympic Games Hit Their Stride at the Finish Line

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:12:15 EDT

After financial woes and initial weak interest in tickets, the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro attracted more than two million fans, making it the second-most attended Paralympic Games behind London in 2012.



Seahawks Sanctioned for Practice Violation

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:24:51 EDT

Seattle was fined and forced to give up a fifth round draft pick for allowing contact in June practice



The Shooter Who's Better---and Bigger---Than Steph Curry

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:53:54 EDT

Washington Mystics star Emma Meesseman is suddenly the best shooter in the WNBA. She’s also a center.



Iranian Cyclist Dies in Bike Accident at Rio Paralympics

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:54:25 EDT

Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad died after an bike accident during a road race in during the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, the International Paralympic Committee said.



USA Gymnastics Names New Women's Team Coordinator

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:07:12 EDT

Former Olympic champion Valeri Liukin has been chosen to succeed Martha Karolyi as national team coordinator for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team.



NFL Week 2 Predictions: Chiefs Down Texans, Saints Upset Giants

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:38:02 EDT

The best bets for this week’s NFL games, based on a mathematical model, include the Kansas City Chiefs on the road at the Houston Texans.



A Cadillac With Gatsby-esque Grandeur

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:18:26 EDT

Dave Gano, of Salem, Ohio, spent 22 months restoring his 1931 Cadillac limousine.



Stan Wawrinka Can Beat Anyone at Tennis---Even Novak Djokovic

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:23:58 EDT

Stan Wawrinka defeated top seed Novak Djokovic 6-7(1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to win the U.S. Open.



A Tennis No. 1 Who Plays Like It

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:38:12 EDT

Angelique Kerber would have replaced Serena Williams atop the women’s tennis world rankings even if she lost the U.S. Open final. Instead, she backed up her new No. 1 ranking.



Serena Williams Drops U.S. Open Semifinal to Pliskova

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 06:28:36 EDT

Serena Williams isn’t often out-served, out-stroked and overpowered, but that is exactly what happened in her loss to Karolina Pliskova at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday night in the U.S. Open semifinal.



Angelique Kerber Wins U.S. Open

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:42:59 EDT

The new No. 1 women’s tennis player in the world, Germany’s Angelique Kerber, defeated Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in a tight, tense final at the U.S. Open.



U.S. Open: Djokovic to Face Wawrinka in Final

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 16:57:33 EDT

The No. 1 advances to face Stan Wawrinka in the final on Sunday after defeating Gaël Monfils in a match marked by strange tactics, massage breaks and torn clothing.



U.S. Open: A Focused Gael Monfils Is Ready for His Star Turn

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:04:54 EDT

In an era of strict diets, trainers, ice baths and cryotherapy sessions, France’s Gael Monfils remains a refreshingly casual presence in tennis. But he’s not underplaying the importance of a rare Grand Slam semifinal.



U.S. Open: Kei Nishikori Downs Andy Murray to Reach Semifinals

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:32:39 EDT

Andy Murray’s remarkable summer came to a sudden stop at the U.S. Open as the tournament’s second seed was defeated by former Open finalist Kei Nishikori in a five-set quarterfinal.



The Greatest Showman in Tennis Has a New Act: Winning

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 20:11:54 EDT

Gaël Monfils, the sport’s entertaining trick-shot maestro, has efficiently advanced to his first U.S. Open semifinal



Lochte to Endorse 'Forgiving' Cough Drops

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:15:53 EDT

Days after losing all his major sponsors in the aftermath of a vandalism scandal at the Rio Olympics, embattled swimmer Ryan Lochte agreed to endorse a throat drop that touts itself as “Forgiving on Your Throat.”



Simone Biles Inspires a Gymnastics Bounce

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:59:22 EDT

Gymnastics facilities across the country report a surge in membership after 19-year-old’s amazing display at Rio Games



Brazil Passes the Olympic Torch, Proud and Relieved

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 02:07:22 EDT

Despite a backdrop of political turmoil and an Olympics punctuated with issues for the host country, Brazil closed the 2016 Games on an upbeat note.



Claressa Shields Has Another Gold Medal, and She's Not Stopping There

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:10:32 EDT

After winning her second gold medal in four years in Rio, boxer Claressa Shields looks ahead to Tokyo and to making an impact outside of the ring.



Ryan Lochte Loses Major Endorsement Deals

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:25:27 EDT

Swimwear apparel company Speedo, Ralph Lauren and other sponsors have dropped their endorsement deals with Ryan Lochte in the wake of the Olympic swimmer’s Rio robbery scandal.



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.



Are You Ready to Watch Football Differently?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:49:15 EDT

A successful Twitter NFL experiment foreshadows major changes in the way we consume sports.



Mikey Brannigan's Ready for the Long Run

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:31:02 EDT

Mikey Brannigan, who will run for Team USA in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, aspires to one day become one of the rare athletes who also competes in the Olympic Games.



Sixteen Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:53:29 EDT

When the San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback held a protest in the NFL preseason, America immediately started yelling—when it should have been listening.



Majors vs. Slams: A Minor Tennis Debate

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:29:44 EDT

There’s an etymological battle surrounding what to call sport’s four marquee tournaments; the late Bud Collins said ‘majors,’ Roger Federer says ‘Slams’



How the U.S. Open Made Practice Perfect

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:45:30 EDT

Watching practice at the U.S. Open used to be a trying experience. But after its recent revamp, practice is now bigger and better than ever.



Roger! Rafa! Rod! A Historic Tennis Summit for Laver

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:14:08 EDT

Federer, Borg, Nadal and McEnroe join forces to form the Laver Cup—a Ryder Cup-style event which will begin next year



Fifteen Olympic Stories That Aren't Ryan Lochte

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:30:40 EDT

The most seismic events from Rio that blissfully have nothing to do with a certain U.S. swimmer’s visit to a gas station.



The Cubs Are the Best, so Their Fans Should Expect the Worst

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:08:52 EDT

In the wild-card era, the teams that have dominated their league like Chicago have almost always flopped in the playoffs.



The College Football Rivalries That Should Exist

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:30:30 EDT

Michigan State and Wisconsin isn’t an annual rivalry, but it’s usually a great matchup



DeAngelo Williams Runs Past His Expiration Date

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:06:52 EDT

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back is producing at an age when NFL running backs are typically sipping piña coladas and playing golf



USC Is Ready for Christian McCaffrey to Turn Pro

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:51:14 EDT

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey hasn’t merely dominated the USC Trojans. He’s dominated them like few college football players have ever dominated an opponent.



It's Time to Admit Andy Dalton Is Good at Football

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:08:12 EDT

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is never mentioned in the same breath as Newton, Rodgers or Brady. Yet Dalton has been the AFC’s best quarterback for the past 12 months.



Don't Recognize Half the Players on Your Baseball Team? You're Not Alone

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:08:05 EDT

Major League Baseball teams are on pace to make more than 6,000 in-season roster moves—and injuries are not the only culprit.



Boxing, Bicycling and Bikinis: The Three B's of Fitness

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:27:37 EDT

Bodybuilder and entrepreneur Margot Micallef balances physique-toning workouts with long-distance bike rides.



What It Takes to Stay in Shape for Surfing

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:22:15 EDT

Spin class, yoga and boxing with a trainer help real-estate agent Louise Phillips Forbes keep her focus, which also helps her dyslexia, she says.



Baseball and Its Aging Fans

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:52:48 EDT

Can a game with a 19th-century tempo survive in the age of digital distraction?