With a new playoff system, college football seeks to end a tradition of convoluted, often unsuccessful attempts to award a national title
Note to LeBron James: The hero treatment doesn’t always last for athletes who return to play for their hometown teams
The stats revolution isn’t just for baseball anymore
After a high-tech salmon-catching expedition, a skeptic realizes the joys of slow fishing
Baseball pitchers throw far fewer innings and are treated much more carefully than they once were. So why are they getting hurt more than ever?
For a small band of British greenskeepers, the Tour de France’s arrival in England spells nothing but trouble
At this year’s Belmont Stakes, forget the horse and put your money on the rider
The gladiators of the U.S.’s ladies’ arm wrestling leagues say their sport is more than just a sideshow
With Major League Baseball’s expansion of instant replay, a rowdy crowd could end up calling the game
This March Madness, don’t let the stars define the tournament; let the tournament determine the stars
With the Brooklyn Nets making a play to take over the Big Apple, longtime fans of the woeful New York Knicks consider their options
With the NFL gearing up for the first outdoor Super Bowl in a region susceptible to blizzards, we talk to Terry Bradshaw about—what else?—the weather
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