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Ford: Finally, an open road for Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:34:48 EST

There might be no such thing as perfect justice for a pair of riders -- Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis -- who competed and cheated more than a decade ago, or any easy way to reduce relative morality to dollar amounts in a legal document.



Armstrong settles $100M fraud suit with U.S.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:34:28 EST

Lance Armstrong has agreed to a $5 million settlement of a federal government whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist.



USA Gymnastics settles sexual abuse lawsuit

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:20:57 EST

USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper investigation into the organization's practices for reporting child abuse.



Karolyis: 'No way' knew of abuses by Nassar

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:59:45 EST

Gymnastics coaches Martha and Bela Karolyi said there was "no way" they suspected Larry Nassar was sexually abusing women and young girls.



Walsh Jennings launches beach volleyball tour

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:50:46 EST

Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities.



Speed Skating Canada fires coach after probe

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:07:52 EST

Speed Skating Canada has fired national long-track coach Michael Crowe, four months after former American speedskaters claimed he had sexual relationships with athletes while a U.S. coach.



India hoping to host 2032 Summer Olympics

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:28:52 EST

The Indian Olympic Association says it will bid for three major sporting events -- the 2026 Youth Olympics, the 2030 Asian Games and the 2032 Summer Olympics.



Maroney: Abused hundreds of times by Nassar

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:13:26 EST

Former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney appeared on the "Today" show and said that she was abused hundreds of times by Larry Nassar.



Federer, Durant, Chloe Kim among Time 100

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:35:09 EST

Roger Federer, Kevin Durant, J.J. Watt, Chloe Kim, Adam Rippon and cricket batsman Virat Kohli were recognized as part of the Time 100.



How collectible medals and Facebook likes encouraged cheaters in the Mexico City Marathon

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:06:59 EST

Officials scrambled to curb cheating, and one in every five runners to finish the 2017 edition of the international race was disqualified.



'Des is the definition of unrelenting'

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:54:18 EST

Sideways rain and near-freezing temps couldn't stop American Desiree Linden at the Boston Marathon. Her win is another display of strength from U.S. women on the global stage.



Yuki Kawauchi's surprise win in Boston

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:24:27 EST

In near-freezing temperatures, Japan's Yuki Kawauchi beat out fierce competition at the Boston Marathon. "I can't help but think fate had something to do with my win today," he said.



Boston Marathon: Why I'm running

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:44:25 EST

Running 26.2 miles certainly calls for bragging rights. But for these runners, the reason to lace up for Boston is what matters most.



Drawing strength, five years on

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:12:32 EST

Scott Magoon was moments from the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon when the two bombs exploded. Since then, the children's book illustrator, who was uninjured but experienced PTSD, has partnered with survivors to tell a story of hope.



Athletics needs a new star to 'step up' - Bolt

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:54:13 EST

Retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is happy to be playing the role of global athletics megastar, but says a new leading light must emerge if the sport is to flourish into the future.



Missing athletes face difficult path to asylum

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:02:36 EST

The African athletes who have gone missing at the Commonwealth Games in Australia have not broken any laws, but face a difficult road if they seek asylum.



Two Indian athletes to be sent home for breach of 'no-needle policy'

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:57:52 EST

Race walker KT Irfan and triple jumper Rakesh Babu have been removed from the Games Village and ordered to head back home for breach of the event's no-needle policy'.



Desperate dive cannot prevent sixth Kenyan clean sweep

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:59:47 EST

Canada's Matthew Hughes has learnt the hard way what it's like to be on the receiving end of the shrewdest Kenyan tactics, as the African runners denied him a medal in the 3000m steeplechase on Friday.



Golden Semenya sets sights on long distances

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:57:47 EST

South Africa's Caster Semenya secured the win in her favoured 800m on Friday, making it two golds at the Commonwealth Games. So is long distance next for her?



Boxer launches foul-mouthed tirade after loss

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:07:12 EST

Zambian boxer Mbachi Kaonga launched a furious verbal assault on the judges after losing his Commonwealth Games bout against Australia's Clay Waterman.



Kiwi Walsh ticks another box on road to domination

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 08:49:40 EST

World Championship: done. Commonwealth Games: complete. For New Zealand's shot-put champion Tom Walsh, there is now just one remaining piece of the medal puzzle: The Olympics.



Weather can't dampen spectacular Opening Ceremony

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 11:07:34 EST

Celebrating its 21st birthday, the Commonwealth Games began in spectacular fashion on Australia's Gold Coast on Wednesday night, featuring the Opening Ceremony at Carrara Stadium.



Rwanda's beach volleyballers depart Australia victorious

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 03:35:47 EST

It's a long way from Rwanda to Australia, but Charlotte Nzayisenga and Denyse Mutatsimpundu have certainly made the most of the trip this past week at the Commonwealth Games.



India let off with warning over needle issue

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 15:31:01 EST

India have been let off with a strong written reprimand by the Commonwealth Games Federation, finally bringing the needles issue to a close.



Ledecky to turn pro, will focus on Tokyo '20

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:28:01 EST

Five-time Olympic gold medalist and Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky is turning pro, forgoing her final two years of college eligibility to pursue professional opportunities and focus on the Toyko Games in 2020.



Chen completes six quads to claim worlds title

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:39:18 EST

Nathan Chen completed six quadruples and bettered his Olympic free skate score to win the world figure skating title on Saturday.



Quad king Nathan Chen is ready for Olympic gold

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:50:08 EST

Nathan Chen, the Quad King, has figure skating's most daring move down cold. Will he take the sport to new heights at the Olympics?



The Dominant 20: Usain Bolt, the 10th most dominant athlete of our time

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:05:38 EST

He's a six-time IAAF Athlete of the Year, eight-time Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Not bad! ESPN's Anthony Olivieri runs some other numbers on the fastest man in history.



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.



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.