Does 130 Pitches Spell Future Doom?
Sun, 19 May 2013 21:14:31 EDT
Last Tuesday, Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw tossed 132 pitches in a brilliant, 11-strikeout performance against the Nationals. Was this outing a sign of Kershaw's grittiness or a harbinger of doom?
Oxbow Upsets Orb in Preakness Stakes
Sat, 18 May 2013 19:47:28 EDT
Oxbow went to the lead and never looked back, winning the Preakness Stakes and ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.
How 'The Heatles' Make Their Music
Tue, 21 May 2013 22:19:58 EDT
Underappreciated is the significant retooling that Miami underwent after assembling the powerful trinity of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, a sometimes painful process that fashioned the Heat into the offensive wrecking crew it is today.
Young Table-Tennis Stars Dining at Top Table
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:17:54 EDT
Chinese quartet enjoys Maserati lifestyle with missions of social-media fans.
Who Are the Networks Rooting For?
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:20:54 EDT
If you're still laboring under the impression that the executives who run the major sports leagues, together with their TV network partners, love all the teams in the playoffs equally, it's time to face the truth.
The Sweet Spot
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:27:30 EDT
A look at the latest gadgets that might just get you from the tee to the green in fewer strokes.
NFL Draft May Move
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:24:57 EDT
The NFL said they may be forced to move April's draft to May next year as New York's Radio City Music Hall, the site for the draft, is scheduled to host a spring-themed show.
Mourinho Leaving Madrid Clearing Path for Chelsea
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:49:52 EDT
Manager leaves Spanish giants 'by mutual consent'; U.K. Horseracing scandal broadens.
Arsenal Beats Tottenham In Champions League Race
Sun, 19 May 2013 19:16:13 EDT
Arsenal edged out Tottenham by a point to claim the final spot in next season's Champions League, and a dominant bowling performance by Stuart Broad at Lord's on the fourth day of England's Test cricket match against New Zealand gave the home side a victory.
Sun, 19 May 2013 21:21:23 EDT
Final points tally for Tottenham Hotspur, who missed out on the Champions League after finishing fifth in the English Premier League. No team has ever missed the Champions League with that many points since the EPL began sending four teams to the tournament.
Forget Paris for Andy Murray
Tue, 21 May 2013 23:45:30 EDT
Andy Murray announced Tuesday that he would skip the French Open with a back injury and try to get fit for Wimbledon.
Pac-12's Scott Is the Highest Paid College Commissioner
Sun, 19 May 2013 18:16:54 EDT
Larry Scott cashed in on his aggressive moves in 2011-12, earning more than $3 million, according to tax documents released by the conference Sunday. That appears to be the highest compensation ever for a sitting college commissioner.
Tee for One
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 04:55:32 EDT
The latest "Tiger Woods PGA Tour" for the Xbox 360 really does capture much of the detail and frustration of the real game.
This Ain't No Bull: Nary a Cowboy Can Ride 'Em These Days
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:58:39 EDT
Newfangled, ornery breeds are bucking pro riders at a bodacious rate.
Five Thoughts on the Knicks
Tue, 21 May 2013 23:29:32 EDT
Jason Gays ruminates on the New York Knicks. Barring unforeseen developments, this is where your Knicks are going to live for a while: in the Comfortable But Not Perfect Two-Bedroom Apartment of Good.
The Celtics: Old But Not Over
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:17:33 EDT
The Celtics did exactly what no one expected Sunday, which was to find improbable energy and take the game away from the New York Knicks, Jason Gay writes.
A Quarterback's Lawsuit Renews Danger to NCAA
Tue, 21 May 2013 23:45:13 EDT
A federal appeals court said former Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart can try to collect some of the profits Electronic Arts made from a videogame, in a lawsuit Mr. Hart filed accusing EA of stealing his likeness.
Why Is This Man So Skinny?
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:59:51 EDT
White Sox lefty Chris Sale is one of baseball's most promising young pitchers, a dazzling left-hander coming off an All-Star season in 2012. But in terms of pure metabolism, he may already be one of the game's all-time greats.
Beat the Heat Four Times? Good Luck
Mon, 20 May 2013 22:33:55 EDT
It's ridiculous to expect anything other than a Heat romp: Miami would have to lose four times in seven games. This is a problem for the rest of the NBA because the Heat have just three losses in their last 48 games.
Memphis Leans Heavily to the Left
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:15:58 EDT
The 15-man Memphis roster boasts five lefties: Mike Conley, Tayshaun Prince, Zach Randolph, Ed Davis and Tony Wroten. Does the team's left handedness explain the team's deeper-than-expected run in the playoffs?
2016 Super Bowl Awarded to San Francisco
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:56:56 EDT
The historic 50th NFL title game—Super Bowl L—will be at the 49ers' yet-to-be-built stadium in Santa Clara, not Miami, which was once the favorite.
No, Not Another Tebow Story
Wed, 01 May 2013 21:02:01 EDT
The short life of Tebow-mania is another sign of the strangely accelerated and disposable culture we now inhabit, even in the world of sports.
Cycling's Occupational Hazard
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:23:43 EDT
Concussions stir up concern among pro cyclists; After a crash, spending 18 hours a day in bed.
Yankees, Manchester City to Own MLS Team
Wed, 22 May 2013 05:28:47 EDT
The New York Yankees and Manchester City of the Premier League will own a Major League Soccer franchise called the New York City Football Club, which plans to start play in the 2015 season.
The Lonely Life of the DH
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:58:10 EDT
How the Yankees' Travis Hafner keeps busy between at-bats; Off the field yet drenched in sweat.
Take Me Out to the Movies
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:41:20 EDT
Jackie Robinson's story in the new "42" joins a classic roster of baseball movies that are the land of the cliché and the home of the brave—and that's why we love them.
Golf to Ban Anchored Putting Stroke
Tue, 21 May 2013 12:55:21 EDT
Golf's rule makers announced that they will ban the anchored putting stroke, effective Jan. 1, 2016. The PGA Tour and the PGA of America said they would review their responses to the decision, but neither promised to comply.
The Drama of Jimmy Connors
Tue, 14 May 2013 13:56:55 EDT
If you saw Jimmy Connors play tennis—furious, relentless, like a dog chasing a bumper—you'd give him a chance. You'd probably give him much better than a chance, writes Jason Gay.
Building a Child Sports Prodigy (Kidding)
Mon, 20 May 2013 10:24:42 EDT
A new father faces many tough questions about his child's future sports prowess. For instance, does he need off-season training camps? A swing guru? A nutritionist? A nutritionist for his swing guru?
Why Shorter Can Be Better for Golfers. Really.
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:18:42 EDT
A veteran of the sport stops trying to crush his drives and finds (some) peace.
Pellegrini Eyes Senior Citizenship
Sun, 19 May 2013 14:11:04 EDT
Chilean manager has the experience and sophistication to suit Manchester City.
Finebaum Ends His Silence
Tue, 21 May 2013 22:35:32 EDT
Paul Finebaum, the polarizing personality of college football's signature call-in show, is leaving the Birmingham, Ala., market where his contract expired in January, for Charlotte, N.C., and a national forum: ESPN.
British Coaches Give Lousy Quotes
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:11:30 EDT
Like most sports legends in the U.K., retiring Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson came up short on memorable lines.
It's OK to Feel Sorry for Cole Hamels
Tue, 21 May 2013 23:43:40 EDT
Cole Hamels, the 2008 World Series MVP, hasn't thrown a pitch with his team leading the game since April 7.
Woodson Rejoins Oakland Raiders
Tue, 21 May 2013 23:15:08 EDT
The biggest name left in NFL free agency found a surprising home on Tuesday night, as defensive back Charles Woodson rejoined the Oakland Raiders after spending seven years with the Green Bay Packers.
IPL Just Can't Avoid a Scandal
Wed, 22 May 2013 04:33:35 EDT
Spot-fixing arrests show the Indian Premier League needs to toughen its investigative procedures.