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The Dominant 20

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:22:29 EST

In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, Peter Keating's crunched the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.

Kenya's Kirui wins 2nd L.A. Marathon in 3 years

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:17:58 EST

Kenya's Weldon Kirui raced to his second Los Angeles Marathon victory in three years, finishing in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 48 seconds on Sunday. Ethiopia's Sule Utura Gedo claimed the women's title in 2:33.49.

Klaebo youngest man to win cross-country title

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:15:22 EST

Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo, 21, became the youngest man to win the overall cross-country ski World Cup title Sunday, while his fellow Norwegian Heidi Weng retained the women's title.

Overall champs Shiffrin, Hirscher add Cup wins

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:03:24 EST

Mikaela Shiffrin capped her overall World Cup title with a seventh slalom win of the season, while overall men's champ Marcel Hirscher won a giant slalom race.

Rebensburg wins GS title after race canceled

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:38:22 EST

Viktoria Rebensburg won her third season title in the giant slalom on Sunday without hitting the slopes at the World Cup finals.

U.S., Australia to play men's hoops exhibitions

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:04:02 EST

The U.S. men's basketball team will play against Australia in two exhibition games in Melbourne ahead of the 2019 Basketball World Cup in China.

MSU: Nassar legislation hurts settlement talks

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:06:30 EST

Michigan State's interim president told state lawmakers he wants to reach a financial settlement with Larry Nassar's victims by May, but he said the passage of child abuse legislation is interfering with the process and could lead to higher tuition.

The story of the 'Greatest Living Englishman'

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 10:21:55 EST

After a dismal Olympic showing in 1952 -- Britain's Roger Bannister had set his mind on breaking the four-minute mile barrier. The late runner called the feat a 'small part of his life,' but it was a moment that transcended beyond the record books.

Bannister, first to break 4-minute mile, dies

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 10:21:37 EST

Lord Sebastian Coe and Steve Cram led tributes to the late Sir Roger Bannister, hailing the man who broke the four-minute mile as "inspirational".

Shiffrin again wins overall World Cup ski title

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 09:19:00 EST

With five World Cup races still to go, Mikaela Shiffrin clinched her second straight overall title with a third-place finish in Germany that gave her an insurmountable 603-point lead.

Olympic hero Maddie Rooney on her golden impact: 'It hasn't hit me yet'

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 16:01:44 EST

Just weeks after helping Team USA win gold with those huge saves, Maddie Rooney's new normal includes meeting Ellen, getting standing ovations at NHL games and inspiring a new generation of athletes -- even if the 20-year-old goalie can't fathom it all.

New stars emerge at World Indoors to give Lord Coe and IAAF reason for optimism

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 15:02:06 EST

The post-Bolt era is underway in athletics, and despite some elements of high farce and a quandary over what to do about Russia, there was enough young talent on show in Birmingham to give hope for the future.

Recap: Pozzi wins gold, Poland stun US in 4x400

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 14:59:33 EST

Andrew Pozzi won gold in the 60m hurdles after beating the USA's Jarret Eaton.

Coleman lays claim to post-Bolt era

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 18:11:46 EST

Christian Coleman entered the IAAF World Indoor Championships as almost too obvious a favorite in the 60 metres, and his assured performance cemented his place as the new man to beat in men's sprinting.

Recap: Coleman steals the show on day three

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 18:12:21 EST

Christian Coleman set a championship record as he claimed gold in the 60m race at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

The most memorable moments from the Pyeongchang Games

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:20:18 EST

Some came to win, others came to medal, but all came to Pyeongchang to compete. Here are our most memorable moments of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Depth in Winter 2018: The unforgettable stories from Pyeongchang

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:52:16 EST

The controlled chaos of short-track speedskating. The Unified women's ice hockey team bringing North and South together. The U.S. women's hockey team ending its gold-medal drought. Here are the stories to remember from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

From Simpsons' prophetic curling call to Russians' gold-medal finale, Games come to close

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:25:37 EST

From the Russian men's hockey team's gold-medal finale to the continued celebrations in curling, we recap the last day of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Where did 'OAR' really get us? IOC's intent again falls flat

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:04:12 EST

After all of the appeals and debates and dust-ups, we wonder whether the International Olympic Committee's attempts to wrestle with Russia's complicity in doping have really changed anything at all.

IOC upholds ban; no Russian flag for athletes

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:21:48 EST

The International Olympic Committee has upheld its ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Olympics, denying the country the chance to march into Sunday's closing ceremony under its own flag.

Etch it in stones: U.S. curlers make history and cap incredible run with a gold medal

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:15:53 EST

The Americans went on an improbable run and beat powerhouses on their way to an Olympic gold medal in curling -- the first Olympic gold for Team USA in the sport.

Golden goof: U.S. curlers get women's medals

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:54:37 EST

After being presented with their gold medals, the U.S. men's curling team noticed the back of them said "women's." The correct medals were quickly swapped out.

Why Lindsey Vonn is still America's most dominant alpine skier

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:42:04 EST

If this is indeed Lindsey Vonn's final Winter Olympics, the numbers show she is still the most dominant American to ever hit the slopes.

The state of figure skating is strong ... except in the United States

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:24:31 EST

The U.S. walks away from Pyeongchang with one of the lowest medal hauls in its figure skating history: two bronze medals -- one in the team event and another in ice dancing for Maia and Alex Shibutani.

Friday recap: Russian athletes dominate figure skating, U.S. flag-bearer chosen

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:54:32 EST

Just days before the end of the 2018 Winter Olympics, a couple of Russian athletes stole the show in women's figure skating, while the U.S. selected the person to lead the country in the closing ceremony.

Nagasu: My skate was like a DWTS audition

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:43:21 EST

Having helped Team USA secure the bronze in the team event, U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu said her individual performance on Friday was more about having fun -- and auditioning for "Dancing With the Stars."

Years of mettle by Team USA led to this gold medal

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:01:21 EST

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored a dazzling, triple-deke goal in the sixth round of a shootout thriller, and Maddie Rooney stuffed the Canadians to wrap up a 3-2 victory over archrival Canada.

USA goaltender Maddie Rooney made 'next time' into this time

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:22:01 EST

Deep into the shootout, Maddie Rooney knew she had just one more shot to stop as one of the world's best players, Canada's Meghan Agosta, skated toward her.

Lawyer: White minimized harassment problem

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:00:46 EST

Shaun White called his behavior regrettable, while the lawyer representing Lena Zawaideh said, "No woman wants to be called a 'gossip' or a liar by the harasser."

Chloe Kim fulfills her golden destiny -- from 'baby girl' to full-fledged dragon

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:03:48 EST

The 17-year-old Korean-American -- too young to compete in Sochi four years ago -- claimed halfpipe gold in near-perfect fashion. It marked a day when a metaphorical version of Korean mythology played out in real life on the Olympic stage.