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The Dodgers' Lost Owner Resurfaces in France

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:51:21 EST

Frank McCourt, whose ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers ended in acrimony, is trying for a fresh start after buying a Marseille soccer club.



New Golf Course Hazard: Chinese Tourists Chasing Kangaroos

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:59:13 EST

Oblivious marsupial-lovers from China and India wander Australian fairways in pursuit of snapshots; ‘what are you doing there?’



Red Sox Move All-In, Trade for Ace Chris Sale

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:24:55 EST

In a blockbuster, the White Sox get prized Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, among others, for their All-Star lefty.



The Golden State Almost-Warriors

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:11:04 EST

As the NBA D-League matures, the Santa Cruz Warriors toil in the shadows of the best team in basketball



Baseball's Reliever Market Needs Saving

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:13:17 EST

As more teams seek deeper bullpen help, a relief pitcher’s price is still set by the flawed save statistic.



Rashaan Salaam, 1994 Heisman Winner, Found Dead in Park

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:04:51 EST

The Boulder County coroner’s office was investigating the cause of the death of the 42-year-old former running back, who won the Heisman while playing for the University of Colorado.



Leonard Fournette to Enter NFL Draft

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:14:23 EST

LSU running back Leonard Fournette’s announcement that he intends to enter the next NFL Draft will reignite one of the league’s fiercest conundrums: How early is too early to select a running back?



Purdue Hires Western Kentucky Coach Jeff Brohm

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:11:56 EST

Purdue hired Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm to take over its program, resting its hopes on becoming competitive again in the Big Ten on a wild offensive system that has destroyed the lower ranks of college football over the past three seasons.



Under Armour Sets MLB Deal

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:44:11 EST

Under Armour struck a sponsorship deal with Major League Baseball that will put the company’s logo on the front of a major professional sports uniform but will give most revenue from jersey sales to another company.



Baseball's Matt Kemp Lists His California 'Dream House'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:03:33 EST

The Major League Baseball outfielder, who was recently traded to the Atlanta Braves, had outfitted the home with quirky upgrades, including a barbershop room.



Bears, 49ers Take a Pass at Catching the Ball

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:28:39 EST

The Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers both failed to complete a pass in the first quarter of Chicago’s 26-6 win, the first time that has happened in an NFL game in nearly three decades.



Chiefs' Eric Berry Collects Pick-Six and Pick-Two

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:37:45 EST

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown just before halftime and then had a “pick-two” in the fourth quarter that helped lead the Chiefs to a 29-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.



Asics Reaches Sponsorship Deal With Global Track Federation

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:41:31 EST

The International Association of Athletics Federations has agreed to a long-term partnership with Asics Corp., according to people familiar with the matter, giving the global governing body of track and field a new outfitting sponsor after Adidas AG terminated its agreement early.



NFL Week 13 Predictions: Bills Give Raiders Trouble, Jets Top Colts

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:50:26 EST

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



Championship Weekend May Create a College-Football Crisis

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:58:14 EST

An annual problem could come to a head this year as many of the best teams stay home, leaving the College Football Playoff with an existential dilemma.



Chapecó Fans Mourn Crash Victims at Stadium Memorial

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:08:37 EST

The turf of Arena Condá in Chapecó, Brazil, was lined with dozens of coffins as soccer players killed in a plane crash Monday were mourned by the town.



The Chelsea Machine Is Up and Running

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:24:56 EST

Antonio Conte’s aggressive tactics have the team cruising through the Premiership ahead of a visit to Manchester City



Kansas City: The NFL Team That Defies All Logic

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:42:03 EST

The Chiefs rank below average in basically all key statistics, but with an 8-3 record, they probably don’t care.



The British Want Their Cup Back

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:41:27 EST

The founders of the America’s Cup are a real threat to win the sailing event in Bermuda next year—something that hasn’t happened in 166 years.



Tiger Woods Shines, Then Struggles in Return to Golf

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:53:16 EST

In his first tournament in 16 months, Tiger Woods comes out hot before stumbling to finish.



The All-Star Game Will No Longer Determine World Series Home-Field Advantage

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:37:13 EST

As part of new labor deal, regular-season record will decide which league gets edge in October



MLB, Players' Union Reach Tentative Deal

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:08:50 EST

Major League Baseball and the players’ union avoided a work stoppage, tentatively reaching a new collective bargaining agreement after an unexpectedly tumultuous negotiating process.



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.



NFL Week 11 Predictions: Bills Can Handle Bengals, Packers Bounce Back

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:37:28 EST

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



The Day Extra Points Became Extra Hard

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:50:50 EST

NFL kickers missed a record 11 extra-point attempts in Sunday afternoon’s games.



A Game Changer for Diagnosing Concussions in the NFL

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:13:52 EST

A soon-to-be-published paper raises hope that a simple blood test can detect brain injuries as conclusively as physicians identify a heart attack.



Tony Romo Handles the Truth (Gracefully)

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:59:47 EST

With a pained speech, the veteran Dallas quarterback cedes the Cowboys to rookie sensation Dak Prescott



Rams' No. 1 Pick Jared Goff to Make Debut

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:32:17 EST

The Jared Goff era is finally set to begin in Los Angeles.



Mired in Kicking Yips, Minnesota's Blair Walsh Is Released

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:00:31 EST

The place kicker had struggled since missing a potential game-winner in the NFC Wild Card last year.



New York's Young Gun Misfires on First Shot

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 19:21:58 EST

Filling in for injured starter Jets Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty became the 29th player to start at quarterback for the team in the last four decades, but he was largely ineffective in a 9-6 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.



NFL Week 10 Predictions: Carolina Keeps It Going, Jets Fare Better

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:37:27 EST

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



Jets Must Put Their Foot Down in Miami

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:17:05 EDT

Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi has come out of nowhere to rush for 418 yards in Miami’s last two games, setting up a huge test for the Jets’ defense in what Darrelle Revis called a “must-win.”



Patriots, Browns Agree on Rare Lose-Lose Deal

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:37:40 EDT

New England traded star linebacker Jamie Collins to Cleveland for a conditional draft pick on Monday in a move that makes little sense for either team.



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.



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



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



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



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.



No, Alabama Can't Beat the Browns

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:32:04 EST

With a 12-0 college juggernaut and a 0-12 NFL disaster, a classic if flawed barroom debate returns.



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.



27 More Rules of Thanksgiving Touch Football

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:19:03 EST

Will the family game be more contentious than the election? Will Tony Romo show up? Where’s the bourbon?



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.



The Best Party on Two Wheels

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 20:54:05 EST

Cycling’s amateur ‘Gran Fondos’ are the next big thing for the sport—and pro riders are fueling the mania.



Fear Then Joy in Wrigleyville

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:55:23 EDT

An epic night of anxiety and jubilation in Chicago as the Cubs prevail in a World Series Game 7 classic.



The Transformation of Aaron Rodgers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:10:01 EST

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is gashing defenses and piling up big numbers this season, but he’s gone through a complete transformation. He’s become the NFL’s master of dink-and-dunk football.



The Quarterbacks of '04 Might Rival the Draft Class of '83

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:56:01 EST

Sunday’s battle between 2004 NFL draft picks Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning elevated the comparison to the 1983 class that included John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino.



NFL Games Are Keeping Fans Glued Until the End

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:46:37 EST

Despite a wave of criticism about the lackluster quality of play in the NFL this season, the league is on pace to have more nail-biting games than ever.



Another MLB Spending Spree? Unlikely

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:57:47 EST

With one of the weakest free-agent classes in recent memory, baseball fans shouldn’t expect teams to shell out cash like they did last year to bolster their 2017 rosters.



The Rangers Are Scoring Goals at an Impossible Rate

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:51:11 EST

In their first 17 games, the Blueshirts haven’t lit the lamp—they’ve practically broken it.



Thursday Night Football: The NFL's Must-Not-See TV

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:43:53 EST

The NFL’s first matchups of the week this year have been some of the worst on offer