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Sports Antihero Costumes for 2016

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:55:49 EDT

The WSJ once again provides last-minute Halloween costume ideas inspired by the low moments and antiheroes from the year in sports

Underdog Indians Blank Cubs in World Series Opener

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:23:45 EDT

Six shutout innings by ace pitcher Corey Kluber and two home runs by .183 hitter Roberto Perez led Cleveland to a 6-0 trouncing of favored Chicago.

For Hockey's Wayne Gretzky, Greatness Began in an Icy Backyard

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:38:32 EDT

The sports legend reflects on his homemade rink in Canada and learning to sense opponents’ next moves

Patriots Trade for a Linebacker---Like Always

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:53:47 EDT

In what’s becoming an annual tradition in New England, Bill Belichick has pulled off a midseason trade to bolster his linebacking corps.

Black Runners Are Changing the Face of the Sport

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:50:33 EDT

More African-Americans tackle marathons, half-marathons and 5Ks, bucking overall participation trends.

How Former Refugee Thon Maker Became a Top 10 NBA Draft Pick

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:52:06 EDT

The Sudanese globetrotter is this season’s rookie to watch.

New-Look Knicks Outclassed by Cavaliers in Season Opener

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:03:39 EDT

The Knicks sought to play spoiler on Cleveland’s special sports night. But LeBron James and the defending-champion Cavaliers were too much, pulling away in the second half en route to a 117-88 blowout.

Daily Fantasy Sites Reach N.Y. Settlement

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:00:46 EDT

DraftKings and FanDuel will each pay $6 million to resolve lawsuits over their advertising practices in New York, ending a year-long legal battle.

Success Is Giving Cleveland an Identity Crisis

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:49:40 EDT

The city’s sports fans could experience a second major championship in one year—a 180-degree turn for a city accustomed to losing.

Schwarber May Return as DH in Game 1

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:10:08 EDT

Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber, who was thought to have been lost for the season with a knee injury, could return to the starting lineup for Game 1 of the World Series.

Can the NBA Catch the NFL?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:32:57 EDT

As the new NBA season begins, basketball’s cultural boom and pro football’s recent slump has some wondering whether this is the beginning of a huge shift in the hierarchy of American sports.

Jim Harbaugh Is Unhappy With How His 33-Point Victory Was Refereed

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:09:15 EDT

Ruling in final minutes of Michigan’s rout of Illinois upsets the Michigan coach.

Marathon Advice Straight From the 1970s

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:53:09 EDT

A father’s journal guides his daughter’s first attempt at the New York City Marathon.

Ohio State's Upset Loss Changes Exactly Nothing

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:33:54 EDT

Despite losing to Penn State on Saturday, the Buckeyes’ hopes of a College Football Playoff berth will likely still come down to their Nov. 26 meeting with No. 2 Michigan.

NFL Week 7 Predictions: Chargers and Saints Keep Things Close, Bucs Lose to Niners

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:22:00 EDT

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

Dave Roberts: Baseball's Ultimate Micromanager

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:10 EDT

Los Angeles’s rookie manager makes more moves than anyone in the game in an effort to gain an edge in every at-bat.

Can Texas A&M Escape the Shadow of Johnny Football?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:54:17 EDT

Manziel’s success spawned a corrosive culture, but this year’s undefeated Aggies may be reversing the course in College Station.

NCAA Accuses Louisville of Rules Violations in Escorts Scandal

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:24:20 EDT

The NCAA has charged current or former men’s basketball staff members at the University of Louisville with major rules violations after its investigation into a scandal in which a self-described former escort said she had sex with Cardinals’ men’s basketball players and recruits in exchange for money.

The NBA's Most Caffeinated Team Plays in Utah

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:23:24 EDT

How new acquisition Boris Diaw—the league’s preeminent espresso drinker—is brewing team chemistry on the Jazz with a coffee club

Derrick Rose Cleared in Rape Lawsuit

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:48:25 EDT

A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday found Knicks guard Derrick Rose not liable in the $21.5 million lawsuit in which a woman accused Rose and two of his friends of breaking into her home and raping her.

Fantasy-Sports Player Cleared in Collusion Case

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:19:57 EDT

DraftKings finds no wrongdoing after investigating whether co-winner of $1 million prize improperly worked in conjunction with his brother.

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

Introducing the NFL's Hottest Team: The Bills?

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:48:54 EDT

Buffalo’s 45-16 thumping of the 49ers Sunday brought them to 4-2 on the season, giving them four straight victories by a combined 71 points.

Carolina Panthers Start to Look Like Repeat Offenders

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:03:18 EDT

The Panthers dropped to 1-5 on the season with the 41-38 loss to the Saints Sunday, with the Panther defense yielding more than 40 points for the second time in three weeks.

Fly Fishing Renegades Are Cleaning Up---With Kitchen Mops

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:00:32 EDT

In a slap at purists who spend hours tying feathers and fur to look like insects, some enthusiasts are using mop strands—and out-catching their rivals; ‘a duck’s bottom.’

Out of Baseball Options? There's Always Zurich

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:28:41 EDT

Switzerland, which struck out trying to make the game a national obsession, has instead become the place to go ‘when you can’t play anywhere else.’

Mascots Are Cute---Unless They're Competing for a Place in the Mascot Hall of Fame

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:58:57 EDT

As new shrine opens, furry practitioners of stadium pranks get choked up about joining Brutus Buckeye, the Famous Chicken and Mr. Met

The Denver Nuggets' Mile-High Workout

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:18:20 EDT

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Gary Harris spent his summer doing a high-intensity, high-altitude workout at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

Get Fit for the Slopes on Roller Skis

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:56:12 EDT

How a teacher learned a new skill and stretched her ski season from three months to 12.

How an Ironman Champion Prepares to Do It Again

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:14:21 EDT

Leanda Cave, the 2012 world champion, is determined that neither injury nor bad luck will stop her at the 2016 Ironman World Championship.

E-Sports: A League of Its Own

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:44:44 EDT

Jason Gay takes a visit to the growing videogame revolution at Madison Square Garden.

Bob Newhart, Cubs Fan and Realist, Keeps Believing

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:01:24 EDT

As the NLCS with the Dodgers gets edgy, a comedy legend remains an optimist.

Make America Watch Football on TV Again

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:04:07 EDT

Jason Gay explores whether the presidential election, cord-cutting millennials or just crummy football are to blame for the NFL’s declining viewership.

Baseball's Champagne Parties Need to Chill

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:03:10 EDT

Why has baseball’s postseason turned into a relentless wedding weekend?

The Calm Case for the Chicago Cubs

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 20:16:41 EDT

They’re the sentimental World Series pick, but an early playoff jump shows why the Cubs are also a rational choice.

A Badger Is Humbled: Congrats, Michigan

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:22:57 EDT

It was a close game, writes Jason Gay, but the Wolverines proved to be superior in a narrow win over Wisconsin.

The Michigan Wolverines Are Back. Ugh.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:10:16 EDT

A victory by Wisconsin would thankfully put an end to the insufferable swagger that Mr. Khakipants has restored in Ann Arbor.

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.

Cheapest Way for Cubs Fans to Attend the World Series: Cleveland

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:57:07 EDT

Based on secondary market prices, it’s less money for fans to drive to Cleveland and stay at a hotel than it is to go to Wrigley.

The World's Best Players Struggle With World's Easiest Shot

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:34:16 EDT

A mystery in the English Premier League this season: When did penalty kicks get so hard?

Apparently, All of College Football Is Playing for Overtime

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:09:50 EDT

Nearly as many games have gone to overtime in 2016 as usually do in an entire season.

The One Thing Better Than Gronk: Two Gronks

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:26:39 EDT

The New England Patriots are again tearing through defenses with a two tight-end formation

The Dolphins Are Stuck in Quarterback Purgatory

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:31:56 EDT

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has put his team in a bind. He isn’t bad enough.

If There's a Way to Lose, the San Diego Chargers Will Find It

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:41:20 EDT

The team has lost four games against all odds—actually not all odds, just one-in-30 million odds.