The Warriors’ flashier players tend to command more attention, but Thompson is subtle effectiveness personified.
He deserves the title for his consistency and his defeat of Roger Federer in the U.S. Open men’s final.
The Swiss native gave an astonishing performance in the French Open final, belying assumptions about the sport’s biggest players.
The 33-year-old tennis star won't be around forever—but he won't be going quietly.
Twenty years ago, the group's studio debut offered a sound like no one else's. Why do their many detractors talk so much about the fan base, instead of the music?
The much-maligned, longtime Wizards GM has quietly assembled a winning, watchable basketball team. Will anybody notice?
The show's earnest, feel-good stories about love and friendship didn't always win over critics, but they were a refreshing anomaly among contemporary sitcoms.
A sophomore slump after a sensational rookie year doesn't spell the end for Robert Griffin III, as Newton's own highs and lows with the Carolina Panthers have shown.
He lost the 2001 World Series for the Yankees—and proved his greatness in the process.
As another major begins, the Spaniard once again comes in looking unbeatable. But there are a few other guys lurking who could derail him on his way to a Flushing Meadows title.
An exception to the Washington star's rule against voicing opinions could be good for his legacy—and an example for other athletes who feel pressured to keep their beliefs quiet.
Six months ago, Nadal's star was supposedly fading. But poor play by his rivals, absences throughout the draw, and a recent boost in momentum suggest he'll reclaim his title again.
Its TV-as-catharsis approach to the monotony of office work was groundbreaking, but the show's premise wasn't built to last more than a few seasons.
The 5'9" Chicago Bulls point guard won't be the most valuable player in the NBA postseason, but thus far, he's its most entertaining.
When the revered starters from Michigan's 1992 and 1993 national runner-up teams showed up at this year's title game, they provided a timely reminder that championship wins aren't the only measure of greatness.
Bubble teams should have to prove themselves in play-in rounds, while small-conference champs should automatically make the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Punters, kickers, and their colleagues carried the Ravens to a win. Why are they still often unsung?
Appreciating just how far RG3 has taken Washington this season means understanding just how bad the team had become.
Basketball is about more than just winning titles, and the regular season should be taken seriously.
There's no excuse for key first-stringers like Rob Gronkowski getting injured in garbage time.