For years, the Super Bowl was one numbing blowout after another. Today, many of the contests are instant classics. What changed?
A Yankee football fan heads to Alabama to witness the glory of Coach Bear’s court
Why is everyone in Major League Baseball striking out so much?
Forget Yankees versus Red Sox. For the wildest rivalry in U.S. sports today, think Pacific Northwest. And think soccer.
One man’s single-minded quest to master the art of the jump shot
With women’s boxing making its debut at the London 2012 Olympic Games, we take a look back at some events that didn’t quite cut it (RIP, “swimming obstacle race”)
Amid a renewed push to make cricket an Olympic sport, one writer goes to bat for this shockingly aggressive — yet delightfully civilized — pastime
After her Olympic career was nearly derailed by a “Dancing With the Stars” mishap, volleyball phenom Misty May-Treanor prepares for a big comeback in London
The rise and fall — and rise — of U.S. swimmer Katie Hoff
Olympics-bound U.S. racewalker Trevor Barron’s uphill path to the top
U.S. boxer Rau’shee Warren powers his way back for a third shot at Olympic glory
With the London Olympics approaching, U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix is on track for an individual gold
Just in time for all those college bowl parties, we put together a roster of stadium trivia that’s guaranteed to impress the crowd
Why everyone should just learn to love LeBron
A look at the thrilling run-up to this year’s Breeders’ Cup
Why bull riding is the most exciting eight seconds in sports
The Paris-Roubaix, France’s other legendary bike race
Unwilling to give up her dancing dream, a 31-year-old dons a tutu
A writer signs on for the extreme exercise regimen known as CrossFit. Torment ensues.
A celebration of the humble Wiffle Ball