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We’re Not Data, We’re Just Friends
MLB wants to own the digital age the way the NFL owned the TV era
A Beautiful Way to Die
You can soar like a bird in a wingsuit... and be pulverized like a jet going head-on into a mountain side
Fantasy Football Draft Advice: 4 Ways to Purposefully Mess With Your Leaguemates
They may not be sportsmanly, but they're not against the rules either: Ways to sabotage the fantasy draft for your friends
Exclusive: How Josh Shaw Fooled USC
Shaw enlisted others to corroborate his lie and even asked for a correction when USC issued a press release
The Falling Star: The Many Lies and Mysteries of USC’s Josh Shaw
From team captain for the University of Southern California (USC) football team to indefinitely suspended player. From hero to fabulist.
The Great Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn Steeplechase Rivalry
Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn have been chasing each other for years. And now the rest of the track world is eating their dust
Meet Baseball's 13-Year-Old Game Changer Mo’Ne Davis
She's just the third female athlete to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated this year
Write a Check, Coldplay! The NFL Thinks Pay-to-Play is A-OK
The football league asked artists being considered for the Super Bowl halftime show to pay up
Fantasy Football Ate My Soul: The Draft Just Blew Me Away
I spent more time picking my fantasy football team’s name than I did on my draft strategy, writes Elijah Wolfson
An Irish Wake-Up Call: Grades vs. Gridiron Success at Notre Dame
Four football players, three of them starters, were being held out of practices pending an internal investigation
Snowboarders Sue Alta Ski Resort for Constitutional Violation
“The 14th Amendment does not contain a right to snowboard,” the resort's lawyer says
“That’s Racing”?: NASCAR Champ Tony Stewart Hit and Killed Kevin Ward, Jr.
A tragic death at a dangerous crossroads after two drivers refused to yield
The Timberwolves Can Be Better With a Little Less Love
Trading their superstar can be the beginning of something beautiful
The Very Pretty Cristiano Ronaldo Endorses Baffling Face Strengthening Wand
The soccer star endorses a vibrator-esque facial exercise machine
Palestinian Official Seeks War Crimes Case on Israel
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza
U.S. General Killed in Insider Attack at Afghan Military Academy
"Today at 12pm, a terrorist in army uniform opened fire on international partners and other Afghan officers, wounding several," an Afghan Ministry of Defense statement said.
NFL's Redskins Launch Site to Quell Racist Allegations
The site features video interviews, factoids and statistics that attempt to validate the team's name
Bend It Like Neymar: MRI Scans Show Soccer Superstar Plays Without Thinking
Japanese neuroscientists determined that Neymar uses minimal brain activity when playing
Israeli Soccer Team Forced to Move Game Over Security Threats
Maccabi Haifa will have to move its next match after a violent anti-Israel protest disrupted the Israeli team's last game in Austria
Who Needs King James? Cleveland May Already Have a Championship in the Bag
Can the Cleveland Gladiators, 16-1, beat the Cavaliers (and Browns and Indians) to the city''s first championship in half a century?
Tony Dungy on Michael Sam: Homophobic or Just Honest?
NBC’s NFL analyst agrees with the 31 NFL teams who didn’t want Michael Sam playing for them
How Novak Djokovic Became Serbia's Champion
The tennis star is mending his country's damaged reputation -- one Grand Slam at a time.
Asia's Sikh Basketball Players Battle to Wear Dangerous Turbans
In international basketball, some Indians’ choice of headgear causes a kerfuffle
Derek Jeter is Jerry Seinfeld, and All You Haters Are Newmans
Yankee great Derek Jeter's farewell tour is bringing out the nuts.
Baseball’s Battered Bastards Made the Game Fun
A new film, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, captures the last hardscrabble days of the game.
South African Athlete Pistorius in Night Club Altercation
"Our client regrets the decision to go into a public place and thereby invite unwelcome attention," his spokeswoman said in a statement
Opinion: Why Qatar Deserves to Host the World Cup
Criticisms and corruption allegations are unfair and unfounded, says the President of the Qatar Football Association
What If Alex Rodriguez’s Testosterone and HGH Use Was Medically Justified?
As all men age, their testosterone production lowers. So why do we blame A-Rod for seeking treatment?
LeBron's Long Trip Home
Get ready for LeBron James's third act, The Return of the King.
LeBron James Will Return to Cleveland Cavaliers
The NBA superstar announced, "I'm coming home."
Ghanaian World Cup Fans Seek Brazilian Asylum
A group of soccer fans say inter-religious violence among Ghana’s Muslim groups makes it unsafe to return home
You Won't Need a Visa to Go to 2018 World Cup, Says Putin
Russia will not require visitors to carry visas when the country hosts the World Cup in four year's time.
FIFA Suspends Nigeria From All International Football
Nigeria surpassed World Cup expectations this year, but the team is now banned from international soccer after government meddling
Doctors Have Ethical Duty to Protect Athletes from Concussions: Paper
Even if athletes insist on getting back into the game
Where Does Brazil's Loss to Germany Rank Amongst All-Time Shocking Defeats?
A cataclysmic home loss and a shift in the paradigm. Where have we seen this before?
Germany Embarrasses Brazil in World Cup Semifinal
A first half blitzkrieg of goals led Germany to a 7-1 rout of host nation Brazil
Photos: Brazil's Fans Take Loss Hard
Brazil was shocked by Germany 7-1 in a brutal World Cup semifinal defeat.
Tour de France Defending Champ Chris Froome Suffers Stage Four Crash
A spill on the Tour’s fourth day renders the defending champion bloodied but unbowed
Federal Judge Paves Way for NFL Concussion Compensation Settlement
The court estimated 20,000 retired NFL players would be eligible to receive compensation
The Brit Wits of 'Men in Blazers' Make a Love of the World Cup Contagious
Wodehouse meets "Wayne’s World" as the unlikely Brit wits of "Men in Blazers" increase our love of soccer and improve our vocabulary
Brazil's Star Neymar Out of World Cup After Broken Vertebra
"It’s a normal action, I tried to shadow him," defender Zuniga told reporters. "I was not thinking of hurting him. I was defending my country´s colors"
What U.S. Soccer Fans Can Take From This World Cup
The United States’ World Cup adventure in Brazil in four words: From Ghana to gone.
Algerian Soccer Team to Donate Winnings to Gaza: Report
With Israeli/Palestinian tensions high, Algeria’s soccer team dives into international politics
Who’s Afraid of Soccer in America?
We don’t care if you love soccer. We just wonder why our ardor for it incites so many of you to knock it down
World Cup Fans Flock to Pirated Streaming Sites
As many as half a million users illegally tune in for each World Cup match, with the most pirated game so far being Belgium vs. Russia
Why the United States vs. Belgium Is Better Than Bud vs. Stella Artois
This afternoon’s match could very well set a weekday viewership record for American workers who suddenly recall that they have to pick up their children from a play date
A Pitch With Attitude
Baseball can’t truly be America’s pastime until it lets women play
Luis Suarez Approximates an Apology for Biting Giorgio Chiellini
“The truth is that my colleague Giorgio Chiellini suffered the physical result of a bite in the collision he suffered with me,” Uruguay's star striker said
Quora Question: Should the U.S. World Cup Team Learn to Dive?
"For Americans to play their preferred style of aggressive hard-hitting football, they need force opponents to play the same way," writes Christopher VanLang.
Brand Sugarpova: How Maria Sharapova Became the World's Highest-Paid Female Athlete
Maria Sharapova has been the highest-paid female athlete in the world 10 years in a row. Here's why.
Police Use Pepper Spray to Break Up World Cup Fan Fight
Minor scuffles broke out inside the stadium as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals, though fighting intensified on the external concourse on Saturday
U.S. Advances After a Loss to Germany. Who's Next?
The winner of Group H will be determined later Thursday, but more than likely the U.S. will take on either Belgium or Algeria on Tuesday
Baseball Had Radio; In the U.S., Soccer Has Twitter
In the same way radio revolutionized baseball's fan base, Twitter is transforming how people consume soccer.
Uruguay's Suarez Banned for Nine Matches for Bite, FIFA Rules
Suarez was also suspended from any football-related activity for four months and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($111,000)
Severe Flooding Hits Brazilian City Hosting U.S.-Germany Match
The U.S. team arrived safely at the stadium, according to a video posted on its official Twitter page
Maliki Compromised CIA Spies in Iraq for Years
The Iraqi government, led by Muslim Shiites with close ties to Iran, has waged an aggressive campaign against the spy agency