Deciphering the ATP’s world tennis rankings
Can a sport made for amateurs make it in the pros?
In the age of the $100 million athlete, will Major League Baseball continue to allow ballplayers to police themselves?
The Dodgers’ big-money push for marquee players might pay off, but it doesn’t always
With deadly wipeouts, big brand sponsorship and billionaire patrons, America’s Cup is starting to resemble NASCAR
Offering everything from donkey polo to world-class golf, Casa de Campo is an activity addict’s paradise
The outcome of the NBA playoffs is all but a foregone conclusion even before the first ball has bounced. So why do people keep watching?
Combine American football and the 100-meter dash, pump up the adrenaline level, throw in a couple of Elvis costumes—and you have one of the world’s fastest-growing sports
Will R.A. Dickey spark a knuckleball revival?
Exploring the other side of a global golf mecca. While wearing a kilt. And riding a Segway.
Danica Patrick is a magnet for media attention and sponsor dollars, but can the gold-plated NASCAR newbie live up to her own hype?
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