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From that moment on Seville became a Frisbee dog.
Lewis Hamilton, the greatest race-car driver of this generation, has big plans for 2017: Recapture a Formula One title he lost under bitter circumstances. And help his sport catch fire in America
Self-improvement master Tim Ferriss has a surprising message for those who keep searching for something better: You have to know when to stop.
The Houston Rockets guard doesn’t exactly play “beautiful” basketball—but fans will come to appreciate his efficient style of play.
She’s taking her sport to new heights NO APPARATUS IS MORE PRECARIOUS FOR female gymnasts than the balance beam. Staying on the beam—which is 4 ft. off the ground, 16 ft. long and just 4 in. wide, not much wider than a credit card—is challenge enoug
Bigger, stronger, faster: FanDuel is fantasy sports on steroids.
S.G. For many top pro athletes, an Olympic medal is a nice accessory to have hanging in the game room. The Grand Slams, majors and NBA titles are what pay the bills—a point made clear this summer when LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Rory McIlroy and ma
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Four years after New York’s brief spell of Linsanity™, he’s become a Marvel superhero and moved to Brooklyn.
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A final chance to beat Bolt—and win redemption AUG. 14, 9:25 P.M. E.T.: JUSTIN GATLIN HAS HAD the date circled on his calendar since it was announced as the men’s 100-m finals at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The event is known as the most thrilling 10
S.G. The price of attending big-league ball games has spiraled out of control. A family of four spends, on average, $219 to attend a Major League Baseball game, according to Team Marketing Report’s Fan Cost Index, a 24% increase since 2007. That’s 1
Sean Gregory BASEBALL HAS ALWAYS played games with time. A pitcher plods in a summer haze; no buzzer ends an inning. We lose ourselves, happily sacrificing hours for the crack of a bat. The annual Midnight Sun game, played since 1906 on or around t
SEAN GREGORY PAT SUMMITT NEVER WANDERED TOO far from the Tennessee hay fields where she grew up doing her chores. But that didn’t stop her from becoming the winningest Division I college-basketball coach of all time, with 1,098 victories and eight n
WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF fans packed into stadiums across the country and millions more watching on TV, the NFL kicked off its new season on Sept. 11 with a ritual that has become a given at American sporting events: playing the national anthem.
A new partnership faces its toughest test yet SECONDS AFTER WINNING AN OLYMPIC GOLD medal, most athletes don’t start dreaming of the next one. But Kerri Walsh Jennings does. At the 2012 Olympics, in a patch of sand spread near Buckingham Palace, Wal
HANNAH BEECH Tokyo’s summer heat has infiltrated the national training center, rendering bows a little sticky and dismounts a little slack. But Kohei Uchimura, the defending Olympic all-around title holder, lands his jumps with a panther poise that
CANCELED TOURNAMENTS, BAD LUCK, AND SO MUCH PROMISE: INSIDE THE GOLF INDUSTRY’S STAR-CROSSED STRUGGLE TO GET CHINESE CONSUMERS TO HIT THE LINKS.
DAVID VON DREHLE AS A GLAMOROUS YOUNG MAN at the dawn of television, Arnold Palmer hoisted the rather cloistered game of golf onto his broad shoulders and carried it into a golden age with an irresistible swagger. His grip-and-rip swing married powe
Even in this era of cord cutting and smartphones, the one thing TV networks could count on was the NFL. Until now
SEAN GREGORY/RIO DE JANEIRO MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER thousands of athletes from every corner of the world poured into Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium to open the first Olympics on South American soil, fireworks flew over the arena to bring the 20
ANNOUNCED By Alex Rodriguez, designated hitter for the New York Yankees, his retirement from playing professional baseball. A-Rod will play his last game for the team on Aug. 12 but will serve as a “special adviser and instructor” to the Yankees unt
One rich, one not—and among the sport’s most promising American prospects. The making of talent, in two different laboratories.
Remember When the NFL Was “In Trouble”? How arch-villain Roger Goodell beat back a very loud chorus of critics.
ON A LATE SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON, JUST BEFORE PITCHER Kyle Hendricks will take the mound against the Pittsburgh Pirates, a handful of Chicago Cubs players and coaches are huddled around a table in the visitors’ locker room, all trying to help. That nigh
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A.P. “I can do this.” It’s what Katie Ledecky, 19, tells herself when her lungs are burning and her muscles are screaming and she still has dozens of laps to go. It’s what she told herself four years ago in London, where she surged past the heavy fa
I’VE ALWAYS SAID IT, AND I WILL SAY it again. Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, who passed away on June 10 at 88, was the greatest player of all time. He scored 801 career goals, good for second all-time in the NHL. He holds the record for most NHL games play
Sean Gregory Hoops was born with peach baskets at a YMCA. But the game has been reared on asphalt. Street courts test a player’s skills, patience—You’ve got next game? Wait your turn—and character. Call your own fouls, son. Gyms make things easy. Tr
For these American athletes, all roads lead to Rio. When the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off on Aug. 5, these are the stars and stories we’ll be watching
Everything Must Go Even crabby New York sports fans have learned to love the fire sale and embrace losing (for one season, anyway).
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