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
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – The opposing teams face off across a dusty playing field. Eyes narrow. Muscles tense. And then the ear-splitting rallying cry, accompanied by the exposure of yellowing, slablike teeth: “Eee-yaaaw!” Donkeys, it turns out, take the game of polo more seriously than you’d think. Donkey polo is just one of the activities on offer [...]
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?
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